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Create a Collective VoiceThread Assignment

OVERVIEW: We normally use VoiceThread (VT) to record lectures and occasionally allow students to comment or ask questions.  But what about creating a single VT where all your students actually contribute the content?  For example, instead of having every student create their own VoiceThread to introduce themselves, create one VT where each student contributes a […]

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Bringing Outside Experts Into Your Class With Google Hangouts

OVERVIEW: Google Hangouts is a unified communications service that allows members to initiate and participate in text, voice or video chats, either one-on-one or in a group.  It can be used to conduct video chats and to share your screen with your participants.  Normally you can conduct video chats with 10 people, but with your CofC […]

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Video Discussion Board with FlipGrid

OVERVIEW: “Flipgrid is a video discussion community for your classroom that supercharges your students’ voices. You add the topics, your students respond with short videos, and everyone engages!” – Flipgrid website SUGGESTED USES: Online discussion board Class introductions Foreign language practice Reflection Social Learning Hear multiple ways of solving a problem THINGS TO CONSIDER: Cost: […]

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Voicethread Campus License

VoiceThread is an online digital storytelling program that allows users to upload pictures or presentations then add a voice or video recording as commentary.  Because it’s online it’s also very easy to share with individuals or your course.  Per the VoiceThread site it “bridges the gap between real-time discussions and standard video lectures or online […]

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Using Padlet for Class Collaboration

Description: Padlet is a collaborative online bulletin board that can be used to display text, photos, links, and many other types of media. Padlet allows users to create a board where students and instructors can collaborate and share information in a secure location. Users control the security settings so that each board can be totally public, […]

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Cobble your ideas together with Coggle, a simple mind-mapping tool

Description: Coggle is an easy-to-use mind-mapping tool that makes it possible to quickly make, share, and collaborate on notes or maps. It is easy to share the maps with others and collaborate in real time on the same map or note. Coggle is free, unless you want to add branding to your exports or control […]

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Pinning a Tweet

Why would I want to “pin” a tweet? Twitter is a fast-paced social networking platform, with 500 million tweets sent per day on average, and is often the first source of breaking news and emerging trends.  This means our timelines move quickly and it’s easy to miss information.  Because pinned tweets stay at the top […]

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