Technology

Technology

Technology Resources

ATTIC ~ Faculty GuideLynda.com ~ IRT Quick Start Classroom GuidesRowan Technology Training ~ Presentation Tools for Canceled Classes ~ Technology Tools for the Classroom 

Academic Technology Training and Innovation Center

The ATTIC is an innovative technology center which has capabilities that allow for interactive and collaborative presentations and training. The University community now has a testing and development space for video conferencing, lecture capture, training, flipping classrooms and holding conferences, as well as an area to assist faculty with research in teaching and learning. This space is schedulable via 25Live.

Faculty Guide to Technology at Rowan

A step-by-step handbook for navigating our digital resources.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online training library that Rowan employees and students can access for free. Lynda.com offers 24/7 online access to thousands of training videos for software like Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop and even Pinterest and Twitter. The training videos can be viewed anywhere you have Internet access and there are videos available for all skill levels. Most training videos also come with exercise files that allow you to follow along with the lively and interesting instructors.

IRT (Information Resources & Technology) Quick Start Classroom Guides

Quick start guides for using the technology all of our classroom models, including the pixie controlled classroom

Rowan Technology Training Opportunities

Visit the Information Resources & Technology Training Center

Presentation Tools for Cancelled Classes

Can't afford to miss class due to inclement weather? Need to attend a conference?
Want to share your lecture, but not your germs? Then check out this Prezi by Carla Sbrana, Educational Technologist for the Rowan Faculty Center, to learn about some tools that could be used to provide content when class has to be canceled. This presentation was created for the RILED (now RTC) Professional Development Conference held on October 31, 2014. Cancellation Presentation Tools

If you have any questions about using these tools or suggestions for tools to share, please email the Faculty Center Educational Technologist, Carla Sbrana at sbrana@rowan.edu.

Tech Tools for the Classroom

The following tech tools have been featured on the Rowan Faculty Center FaceBook page. These 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

Celly - an easy way to communicate with students through a private communication network connects you to students inside and outside the classroom. Celly works with any phone (with apps and SMS text messaging) or web browser (laptop, tablet, iPad, smartphone, etc). It can be used for schedule reminders, curate class discussions, polls and surveys to engage students. To learn more, see the Celly for Schools Setup Guide or watch this Learn It in 5 video.

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. To learn more, go to Kahoot! and scroll down the page.

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.

Piazza - a free, online tool for managing discussions in class. It is particularly attractive for science, math, economics, and engineering due to its ability to display mathematical equations accurately. Piazza is designed to connect students, TAs, and professors so every student can get the help they need when they need it. It can be used for Q&A, polls, class resources, and statistics.

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.). 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.

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.

TodaysMeet - a free, online tool that allows students to ask questions, make comments, give feedback, chat, and take class notes during the lecture. No account is needed. You just create a "room" for the time you want and students join the room. Plus, you can print out transcripts from sessions.

Video explaining TodaysMeet

20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools

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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.

ExamTime - a free web based tool for your students to create mind maps, quizzes, flashcards, take notes, and form groups for studying.

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

Prezi for Education - good for interactive classroom sessions or group projects. 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 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 or Web tool 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.

Movenote - is a free Google app that can be used with your Gmail, Google Drive, Android or iPhone/iPad to create an audio and video file you can use to create presentations or explain documents that can be shared via email, Google Drive, and social media.

Popplet - is a free, collaborative mind/concept mapping or brainstorming tool that will allow you to insert images, videos, and hyperlinks. This tool also allows multiple users. 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 for Education - is a free Web based presentation tool that allows you to include images, YouTube videos, music, and documents. It is also good for interactive classroom sessions or group projects. 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

Celly - an easy way to communicate with students through a private communication network connects you to students inside and outside the classroom. Celly works with any phone (with apps and SMS text messaging) or web browser (laptop, tablet, iPad, smartphone, etc). It can be used for schedule reminders, curate class discussions, polls and surveys to engage students. To learn more, see the Celly for Schools Setup Guide or watch this Learn It in 5 video.

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.

TodaysMeet - a free, online tool that allows students to ask questions, make comments, give feedback, chat, and take class notes during the lecture. No account is needed. You just create a "room" for the time you want and students join the room. Plus, you can print out transcripts from sessions.

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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. To learn more, go to Kahoot! and scroll down the page.

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.). 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.

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