Technology

Technology

Technology Resources

Faculty Guide ~ LinkedIn Learning ~ Working, Teaching & Learning Remotely ~ Rowan Technology Support ~ IRT Teaching & Learning Support ~ Technology Tools for the Classroom 

Faculty Guide to Technology at Rowan

Links to assist faculty for navigating our digital resources.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers students, faculty and staff access to the same high-quality courses that were available on Lynda.com in a new, easy-to-use interface. With LinkedIn Learning, you also have the option to connect your LinkedIn profile with your account to get personalized recommendations based on your current skills and position. 

Working, Teaching & Learning Remotely

Many Rowan University employees and students are working, teaching and learning remotely due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. 

Please use these guides to connect with colleagues and classmates and access Rowan University resources when you can't be on campus. 

IRT Support & Training

The services they offer in this category include ones that offer remote assistance with technical issues, develop custom training resources and provide on-site assistance in classrooms and offices, among others.

IRT Teaching & Learning

The services they offer in this category include ones that provide access to online learning management systems and offer multimedia tool and resources.

Tech Tools for the Classroom

(These tools are not supported by Rowan IRT.)

The following tech tools have been featured on the Rowan Faculty Center FaceBook page. The tools have been grouped under the following categories: Engagement, Collaboration, Presentation, Organization, Communication, and AssessmentNote: Some tools have been listed under more than one category.

Engagement

Chatzy.com - allows you to create a free chat room for back channeling or chats for synchronous learning. You do not have to have an account and it works on most browsers and does not require Flash.

Kahoot! - A free gamed-based response system for schools, universities or businesses. You are able to create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys using any device with a web browser… including a laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone or PC, etc. 

JeopardyLabs - allows you to create a customized jeopardy template without PowerPoint. The games you make can be played online from anywhere in the world. They also have a library of games made by others that you can use.

Poll Everywhere - a free, online tool that allows up to 40 students to text their answers to your questions. To learn more, see How It Works

Socrative - a free, online personal response systems that has students using their own web-enabled device (laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone or PC, etc.). Limited to 50 students. It can be used for quick exercises, exit tickets, quizzes, and games. Student responses are presented in an Excel file or viewable online as a Google spreadsheet. To see how it works, watch this video (scroll down page).

TED-Ed - There are two types of TED-Ed lessons. The first, TED-Ed’s award-winning original lessons, represent collaborations between expert educators, screenwriters and animators. Each collaboration aims to capture and amplify a great lesson ideas suggested by the TED community. The second type of TED-Ed lesson can be created by any website visitor, and involves adding questions, discussion topics and other supplementary materials to any educational video on YouTube. TED-Ed lessons can be used for flipping a class, class cancellations, and supplemental material.

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Collaboration

DebateGraph - a free mind mapping tool that allows you to create your own mind maps and/or explore and contribute to maps created by others. DebateGraph is a global community of mappers with over 17,000 maps.

GoConqr - (formerly ExamTime) an online learning platform that gives you the tools you need to prepare, study and succeed. Your students can create mind maps, quizzes, flashcards, take notes, and form groups for studying.

Popplet - is a collaborative mind/concept mapping or brainstorming tool that will allow you to insert images, videos, and hyperlinks. This tool also allows multiple users. It allows one free map. Popplet can also be used as a presentation tool. They also have an iPad app.

Prezi - good for interactive classroom sessions or group projects. Allow up to 5 free presentations. Collaborate in real time with up to 10 others, whether in the classroom or at home, to brainstorm and create your presentation on one shared virtual whiteboard.

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Presentation

EDpuzzle - free (up to 20 videos) Web 2.0 tool that allows you to take pieces of other videos, add your voice to them and embed quizzes.

Educreations - is a free iPad app that is a recordable, multi-page whiteboard that can be use to explain concepts. It is simple to use and can be used for flipping a class, inclement weather closings, or teaching a lesson. Recordings are web based.

Popplet - is a collaborative mind/concept mapping or brainstorming tool that will allow you to insert images, videos, and hyperlinks. This tool also allows multiple users. It allows one free map. Popplet can also be used as a presentation tool. They also have an iPad app.

PresentationTube - provides a video presentation recorder and video sharing platform to help teachers and students easily produce and share quality video presentations. It allows presenters to narrate and annotate PowerPoint slides and synchronize a variety of essential visual aids, including webcam streaming, whiteboard, drawing board, web browser content, and desktop recording. Teachers and presenters only need minimal technical knowledge to use this tool.

Prezi - good for interactive classroom sessions or group projects. Allow up to 5 free presentations. Collaborate in real time with up to 10 others, whether in the classroom or at home, to brainstorm and create your presentation on one shared virtual whiteboard.

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Organization

Evernote - is a free web based tool and app that can be used as your personal digital filing cabinet. It stores your notes, images, documents, web clips and audio notes and allows you to search through what you store. Sync makes your notes accessible across all your devices.

Toodledo.com - a free web-based to-do list that also has an iPhone and Android app. You can create recurring to-do lists, give your tasks different priorities, store your notes and outlines. It will also sync between devices.

Zotero - is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and anything else.

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Communication

Chatzy.com - allows you to create a free chat room for back channeling or chats for synchronous learning. You do not have to have an account and it works on most browsers and does not require Flash.

Slackused to communicate with groups. (limited free version available)

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Assessment

Kahoot! - A free gamed-based response system for schools, universities or businesses. You are able to create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys using any device with a web browser… including a laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone or PC, etc. 

RubiStar - a free online tool that helps teachers create quality rubrics that can be saved and edited. If you struggle with creating rubrics this tool will simplify your life.

Socrative - a free, online personal response systems that has students using their own web-enabled device (laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone or PC, etc.). Limited to 50 students. It can be used for quick exercises, exit tickets, quizzes, and games. Student responses are presented in an Excel file or viewable online as a Google spreadsheet. To see how it works, watch this video (scroll down page).

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Updated 1/25/22

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