Ed Tech Deck Project

Web Conferencing Considerations

Description Web conferencing has become more commonplace as teachers and students share and communicate remotely using video cameras and microphones built
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Web Conferencing Considerations

So you think you want a website?

Description: Ready to break from the constraints of the LMS and build a website where you control the layout, graphics, colors
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So you think you want a website?

Skills Badges & Transcripts

Description and Purpose: Badging is a way to give credit or recognition for achievements or skills not usually represented by
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Skills Badges & Transcripts

Remote Telepresence Robots

Description: Telepresence robots are tablets integrated with a robotic carrier, either stationary or on wheels, in order to participate in
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Remote Telepresence Robots

Presentation Options

Description What to consider when choosing the right software application for presenting your content. Purpose Proper preparation and research before choosing software strengthens
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Presentation Options

Finding Open Educational Resources (OER)

Description Per UNESCO, Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials in the public domain or introduced with an
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Finding Open Educational Resources (OER)

Writing Measurable Learning Outcomes

Description Learning outcomes (also called learning objectives) are statements that clearly describe what students should be able to demonstrate with measurable
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Writing Measurable Learning Outcomes

Makerspaces

Description and Purpose: Makerspaces comprise a community of collaborative creative spaces equipped with resources, ideas, and physical tools for building
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Makerspaces

Online instruction using videos: Selecting instructional videos

Description: Online and hybrid classes rely on lots of text. Utilizing visual elements as an alternative instructional approach can lead to
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Online instruction using videos: Selecting instructional videos

Finding Creative Commons Media

Description: Learn how to quickly find and use media licensed under Creative Commons. Purpose: Creative Commons allows content creators to set clear guidelines
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Finding Creative Commons Media

FERPA

Description The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, and its corresponding regulations give students certain rights
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FERPA

Creating Instructional Video

Description: Instructional videos can lead to increased student engagement with course materials, as well as increased retention of the content.  Online
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Creating Instructional Video

Copyright and Fair Use Basics

Description: Copyright is a form of intellectual property that provides the creator exclusive rights to use and distribute the work created.
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Copyright and Fair Use Basics

Browser Basics

Description: A web browser is the application used to access the internet. Common browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari,
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Browser Basics

Course Design for Blended Learning

Description Blended teaching most often refers to courses where a portion of the seat-time is replaced with out-of-class or technology-oriented learning.
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Course Design for Blended Learning

Digital Image Editing Basics

Description: Fundamentals of creating, editing and sharing digital images. Purpose: Digital images originate from a variety of sources, including digital cameras, scanned images,
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Digital Image Editing Basics

Digital Image Compression

Description: Image compression technologies work to minimize the file size of digital images. The three common compression formats used for images
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Digital Image Compression

ADDIE Instructional Design Model

Description The acronym ADDIE describes a five-step instructional design model for creating effective instruction: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation. Purpose The goal of
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ADDIE Instructional Design Model

Advanced Google Searching

The Google search box offers a good starting point to find information. Advanced Google search features improve search results and return more relevant information. Some advanced search features may be used directly in the basic search box, while others are accessed from settings.
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Advanced Google Searching

Slide Presentation Design Basics

Well designed slide presentations can be an effective way to communicate information. Slide design is critical for maintaining audience engagement and content retention.
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Slide Presentation Design Basics

HTML editing

HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language and is widely used to create and format web pages. An HTML element contains three main parts: the start tag, the content, and the end tag. Tags are delineated by <, > and /. When you view the HTML version of a web page, each element starts with , then contains the contents, then ends with . You can add attributes to elements to further refine formatting. Attributes are housed within the start tag and consist of a name and a value, separated by an equal sign (=).
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HTML editing

Badging

Badging involves a feedback for concepts and skills gained, which lends itself to classroom application. Badges provide a tangible and familiar way to reward and incentivize learning.
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Badging

Social Media

Social media refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. In a learning environment, social media places learners in a broader context in which to understand the course material and their discipline as a whole.
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Social Media

Compressing Video for Sharing

Videos captured using cameras and mobile devices often record very large files. Unless the video is very short or using software that directly imports to YouTube, these files aren’t very portable or practical for distribution. To make these files more manageable, use a conversion tool like “Handbrake.” This kind of video conversion software will make large videos easier to move around, share, and store (there are many other software that accomplish this).
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Compressing Video for Sharing

Wikipedia Editing

When students are asked to edit Wikipedia articles, they become contributors to a shared knowledge resource to which previously they'd only been consumers. This very public writing assignment can inspire critical and reflective analysis as well engage students in issues of digital citizenship.
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Wikipedia Editing

Mind Mapping

Mind maps are a type of diagram used to visually display information about a central topic in a relational way. They are most effective when they incorporate the use of color and images, which stimulate the brain and aid in memory. They can be used to organize any type of information in any subject matter.
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Mind Mapping

Engaging Learners in Online Discussion

An online discussion provides opportunities for students to engage in a vibrant learning community. The discussion provides a structure that supports instruction with asynchronous interaction.
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Engaging Learners in Online Discussion

Robert Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction

A way of structuring an instructional experience to maximize the amount of learning taking place. Most instructors say, “Students need to learn about x” or “I need to cover x amount of information with my students.” But the mind is not a vessel to be filled, the way you can fill a pitcher with water. The great educational theorist Robert M. Gagné (1916-2002) discovered that learning happens most effectively and efficiently when the mind is activated and attention is sustained in certain ways. He created a structure that he called “the nine events of learning” to describe how this process takes place for most learners.
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Robert Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction

Screencasting

A screencast is a recording of the actions occurring on a computer screen and generally includes audio narration of the on-screen actions. Screencasts can be used to create sophisticated multimedia presentations and instructional videos and are used in many online, flipped, and hybrid classrooms.
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Screencasting

Journaling and Blogging

Blogs are a quick and easy platform for individuals or groups to publish content, collaborate, build and disseminate knowledge, or participate in scholarly discourse.
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Journaling and Blogging

Google Maps

Google Maps is an interactive web service that provides detailed geographical information. It is a familiar tool used to view maps and as a route planner for drivers, bikers, walkers, and public transportation. Google Maps also includes street and satellite views of many places. With a Google account, you can create your own maps and add additional data, such as traffic information, photos, and annotations. Use Google Maps for simple mapping projects or to introduce students to using mapping before scaling up to more advanced options such as Google Earth, Google Maps Engine, or full-blown GIS tools such as ArcGIS.
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Google Maps

Creating a Welcoming Community Online

A welcoming community is an important component in online learning environments, as it allows students to learn through social negotiation (asking and answering questions, showing empathy and concern, etc).
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Creating a Welcoming Community Online

Team-based Learning

Group projects are an active learning strategy that help students move beyond passive receipt of information. Group projects tend to fall into two categories: (1) Cooperative projects typically use a "divide and conquer" technique: each student completes a portion of the work on his or her own, and then the group comes together to assemble the final project; (2) Collaborative group work requires interaction throughout the duration of the project.
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Team-based Learning

Classroom Response Systems (Clickers)

Classroom Response Systems, or “clickers,” come in the form of personal handheld remote response devices or applications for existing devices (phones, tablets, laptops, etc.). Answers are collected and displayed for instant review in class or stored for later review.
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Classroom Response Systems (Clickers)

Backward Design: Choosing Technology Tools for Teaching

Develop learning goals before selecting a technology to support teaching and learning. Choose technology that advances instructional goals rather than distracting from them. Choosing a technology based on specific learning goals allows you to select the best fit for your activity and leads to less frustration in the long run.
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Backward Design: Choosing Technology Tools for Teaching

Using Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy to Develop Learning Objectives

Since it was published in 1956, teachers at all levels of education have used Bloom’s Taxonomy as an aid to develop measurable learning objectives for students. In its latest version, Bloom’s Taxonomy consists of six major categories, listed here from higher order to lower order: Create, Evaluate, Analyze, Apply, Understand, and Remember. Each level includes specific verbs that can aid in constructing learning objectives. Effective teaching aims to guide students from remembering toward creation.
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Using Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy to Develop Learning Objectives

Backward Design

Backward design is a course development method that starts with the end in mind and promotes organization and active assessment. Instead of the traditional method of designing a course around content or textbooks, ask: what should students be able to do after completing the course?
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Backward Design

Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling

Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling, or ARIS for short, is an open source place-based storytelling and gaming platform that uses server technologies and mobile devices to engage learners in completing measurable objectives. Content authors use a web-based tool to create experiences using points of interest defined on a map, associating experiences, interactions and assessment with each location.
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Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling
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Web Conferencing Considerations

Card Type: Technology Difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate Download Card (PDF) Description Web conferencing has become more commonplace as teachers and students share and communicate remotely using video cameras and microphones built into smartphones, tablets, and...

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So you think you want a website?

Card Type: Technology Difficulty: Intermediate Download Card (PDF) Description: Ready to break from the constraints of the LMS and build a website where you control the layout, graphics, colors and typography? Building a website...

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Skills Badges & Transcripts

Card Type: Technology Difficulty: Beginner Download Card (PDF) Description and Purpose: Badging is a way to give credit or recognition for achievements or skills not usually represented by a course grade or college transcript....

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Remote Telepresence Robots

Card Type: Technology Difficulty: Beginner Download Card (PDF) Description: Telepresence robots are tablets integrated with a robotic carrier, either stationary or on wheels, in order to participate in a “classroom” from another location. The...

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Presentation Options

Card Type: Technology Difficulty: Beginner Download Card (PDF) Description What to consider when choosing the right software application for presenting your content. Purpose Proper preparation and research before choosing software strengthens your presentation, maximizing...

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Finding Open Educational Resources (OER)

Card Type: Technology Difficulty: Beginner Download Card (PDF) Description Per UNESCO, Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials in the public domain or introduced with an open license. As open materials,...

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Writing Measurable Learning Outcomes

Card Type: Pedagogy Difficulty: Beginner Download Card (PDF) Description Learning outcomes (also called learning objectives) are statements that clearly describe what students should be able to demonstrate with measurable evidence related to knowledge, skills,...

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Makerspaces

Card Type: Technology Difficulty: Beginner Download Card (PDF) Description and Purpose: Makerspaces comprise a community of collaborative creative spaces equipped with resources, ideas, and physical tools for building and making. Often associated with engineering,...

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Finding Creative Commons Media

Card Type: Technology Difficulty: Beginner Download Card (PDF) Description: Learn how to quickly find and use media licensed under Creative Commons. Purpose: Creative Commons allows content creators to set clear guidelines for the use...