Welcome to the ETC@Armstrong Blog!


Welcome to the ETC@Armstrong Blog. Here you will find links and information related technology and web based tools to improve teaching and learning.

Do you have an idea or tool you would like to share? Drop us a line at etc.armstrong(at)gmail.com. Please include the following:

  • Name and version (if applicable) of software
  • URL to download  software
  • Brief description (1-3 sentences)
  • URL to screenshots or detailed description of software (if available)
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Educational Technology Forum – Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Hi everyone!

First of all, I would like to thank all the presenters for taking the time to share with us their experiences using technology in their classes.

I would also to thank the audience!  There were quite a few people in attendance–I bet there were 40+ faculty, staff, and administration present.  I was pleasantly surprised to see the curiosity and enthusiasm of so many of my colleagues.  Maybe we should think about having a regular educational technology forum in the future.  We could have a general, 10-minute introduction by numerous presenters in the fall, and in the spring, longer, more focused presentations could be made about specific uses.  Food for thought.

Again, I would like to thank everyone who was able to be a part of the forum!  I’ve also attached links of the various presentations that were made at the forum.  If you have any questions about any of them, contact those presenters!

Amy Potter, History – Using online resources in interactive and meaningful ways through her “Geography Matters” units
Geography Matters

Lauren Mason, English,LLP – Innovative student assignments using technology–blogs, mindmaps, istory, etc.
http://library.drmasonsclasses.com/technology-for-teaching/

Michael Tiemeyer, Mathematics – Wacom tablets, screencast videos, and the ETC blog
http://youtu.be/ZAFu327kODU
http://youtu.be/vnBAAX-Be_M

Sungkon Chang – Wacom tablets, LiveScribe pens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc3rJK7zEfg&feature=youtu.be

Cliff Padgett, Chemistry – Flipped classrooms and iPads>
Ipad Apps for the classroom

Geneva DeMars, Biology – Clickers in the classroom
Best Practices Using a Classroom Response System

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Metta – Flip Web Content into Video Lessons – The Ed Tech Round Up


Metta – Flip Web Content into Video Lessons

06/12/20130

Metta (Formerly Soometa) is an online app that lets teachers create digital lessons using images, videos, and audio from their computers or from the web.  Teachers also have the option of including poll questions to test students’ knowledge.  This is a great tool for creating flipped lessons and to help students learn outside of the classroom.

via Metta – Flip Web Content into Video Lessons – The Ed Tech Round Up.

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Google + Email Trick = as many unique email addresses as you wish with one account | Chrissie’s Muses


The trick is to use a plus sign next to the @ sign in your gmail or googlemail address.  Say, for example, your email address was myemail@gmail.com.  You’ve set up your account on… let’s say Moodle… to use this email address.  The next account you set up on Moodle insists that you provide a unique email address.  No problem.  Add a + sign within your email just after the name of the email account and put anything you wish after it.  So you could use myemail+1@gmail.com or myemail+sue@gmail.com or myemail+asmanyvariationsasIwish@gmail.com.  All these addresses will work and you’ll receive the email into your mailbox for myemail@gmail.com

via Google + Email Trick = as many unique email addresses as you wish with one account | Chrissie’s Muses.

via Google + Email Trick = as many unique email addresses as you wish with one account | Chrissie’s Muses.

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10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning | Edudemic


10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning | Edudemic.

via 10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning | Edudemic.

New tools to engage students.

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Google Public Data Explorer


Google Public Data Explorer. Lots of potential for class use.

via Google Public Data Explorer.

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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Google Tools To Check Out


Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Google Tools To Check Out.

via Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Google Tools To Check Out.

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An Easy Way to Capture Live Video of Your iPhone’s Screen – NYTimes.com


It’s a $13 Mac program called Reflector (a time-limited trial is available), and it transmits the iPhone/iPad/Touch’s video image to the screen of your Mac or PC. From there, you can record it or project it.

via An Easy Way to Capture Live Video of Your iPhone’s Screen – NYTimes.com.

via An Easy Way to Capture Live Video of Your iPhone’s Screen – NYTimes.com.

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