Ed Tech Deck Project

Citation Managers

Description Citation Managers are specialized programs used to collect, annotate, organize, share and create formatted bibliographies of articles and other...
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Citation Managers

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is digital storage space distributed across multiple physical servers and often geographic locations. It is used to store,...
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Cloud Storage

Geo-blogging and Placed Based Learning

Geo-blogging lets you geolocate a piece of writing or media to an exact point on a map providing an additional...
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Geo-blogging and Placed Based Learning

Google Forms for Education

Google Forms is a free tool from Google that allows you to solicit information from a group.  Online forms can...
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Google Forms for Education

Assessment Tips for Multimedia Assignments

Description Multimedia Assignments present a unique challenge in assessment, since a degree of the criteria is qualitative rather than quantitative....
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Assessment Tips for Multimedia Assignments

Presentation Tips for Students

All students have to deliver a presentation at some point in their college career, and often in the professional world...
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Presentation Tips for Students

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the practice of using another person’s words or ideas without providing proper credit and presenting them as one’s...
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Avoiding Plagiarism

Polling Options/Audience Response

Description: There are multiple methods for receiving feedback on the fly through polling software and devices, allowing for real time...
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Polling Options/Audience Response

Selecting Appropriate Assessments/Measurements of Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Selecting the appropriate assessments or measurements help faculty ensure that students are achieving the intended learning objectives/outcomes for the course....
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Selecting Appropriate Assessments/Measurements of Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Spreadsheet Basics

Spreadsheets are useful for storing and evaluating data, using basic statistical functions, and creating charts and graphs to present data...
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Spreadsheet Basics

Student Writing Tools

Writing studies scholars have challenged educators to find new methods for integrating innovative and disruptive practices into the curriculum.  Digital...
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Student Writing Tools

Active Learning Classroom

Description An active learning classroom (ALC) is a campus instructional space that has been designed to promote student-centered learning.  Common...
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Active Learning Classroom

Tips for Backups

Making regular backups of your files is an often overlooked, yet critically important part of keeping your data safe and...
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Tips for Backups

Universal Design for Learning

Universal design for learning (UDL) is a pedagogical framework that aims to remove the largest possible number of barriers for...
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Universal Design for Learning

3D Printing

Description: 3D printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down...
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3D Printing

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) is a computerized interactive and immersive environment that simulates a user’s physical presence within a virtual space,...
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Virtual Reality

Web Conferencing Considerations

Description Web conferencing has become more commonplace as teachers and students share and communicate remotely using video cameras and microphones...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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-facilitated...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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Augmented Reality Interactive Storytelling
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Citation Managers

Card Type: Technology Difficulty: Beginner Download Card (PDF) Description Citation Managers are specialized programs used to collect, annotate, organize, share and create formatted bibliographies of articles and other reference materials – in effect a...

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Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is digital storage space distributed across multiple physical servers and often geographic locations. It is used to store, backup, host, and share digital files between web-enabled devices and other people.

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Geo-blogging and Placed Based Learning

Geo-blogging lets you geolocate a piece of writing or media to an exact point on a map providing an additional dimension to any journaling or blogging assignment. A global map lets viewers navigate the collected geotagged blog content via markers on a map.

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Google Forms for Education

Google Forms is a free tool from Google that allows you to solicit information from a group.  Online forms can be used for event registration, user surveys, quizzes and test, worksheets, or evaluations.  Responses are captured into a google spreadsheet, and summarized with charts and graphs. With a Google Apps for Education account you can also collect respondents’ usernames and require that respondents be from your school domain.

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Assessment Tips for Multimedia Assignments

Card Type: Pedagogy Difficulty: Beginner Download Card (PDF) Description Multimedia Assignments present a unique challenge in assessment, since a degree of the criteria is qualitative rather than quantitative. Purpose Multimodal learning, writing, and creation...

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Presentation Tips for Students

All students have to deliver a presentation at some point in their college career, and often in the professional world beyond. These tips can help improve presentation effectiveness and reduce the stress of public speaking.

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Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the practice of using another person’s words or ideas without providing proper credit and presenting them as one’s own work. Understanding and avoiding plagiarism will improve the quality of student’s writing and avoid academic dishonesty and fraud.

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Polling Options/Audience Response

Card Type: Technology Difficulty: Beginner Download Card (PDF) Description: There are multiple methods for receiving feedback on the fly through polling software and devices, allowing for real time analysis of student opinions, understanding, and...

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Spreadsheet Basics

Spreadsheets are useful for storing and evaluating data, using basic statistical functions, and creating charts and graphs to present data visually.