Seriously, did you know that Word has a template for MLA and APA format? I'm not talking about it setting up your bibliography or Works Cited page for you. I mean an honest-to-goodness (I dare say) fool-proof template. I totally have to give the credit to this find to Associate Professor, Gene Shriver. I knew … Continue reading What the What? Word has an MLA Template?
Do You Use the "Announcement" Feature in Canvas? Beware: Your Students May Not Be Getting the Messages You Think They Are Using announcements are easy. You just click on that easy little navigation button on the left side of your class, click +Announcement and boom, you could use pictures, videos, attachments, text, etc. Then, click … Continue reading Using Announcements in Canvas – Do Students Get These?
Are you surviving winter quarter? Here are a few tips and reminders that should make things easier. Advising - You can set up a Canvas course for your advisees. Then, you can message all your advisees at the same time in the Canvas messenger or put all the information on the classes or deadlines they … Continue reading Winter Quarter Survival Tips
Phew! We have made it past midterms (hopefully, relatively unscathed), and we are into a serious countdown to Christmas (or winter break). Fall quarter is always a blur. There's a HUGE build up to prep, the most new students at once all year and the largest break between quarters happens right before fall. Talk about stressful. Students … Continue reading Are You Surviving Fall Quarter?
If you haven't met GoogleDocs yet and the amazing things it can do for you, allow me to introduce you. This is Google: The company was founded by Ph.D. students at Stanford University in 1998. It became a public offering in 2004 with a mission statement ""to organize the world's information and make it universally … Continue reading GoogleDocs…in Canvas!
Have you heard of Screencast-o-matic yet? It is a free screen recorder for instant screen capture and sharing. You can use it right in your browser without installing anything. Or you could download the program and run anytime you want to on your mac or pc. Watch this video created by YouTube user MsMagic Submitter … Continue reading Have You Heard of Screencast-o-matic Yet?
It's the age-old problem. You need to tell a story line or create a time line and you're limited to the old standard of drawing a line on a piece of paper as neatly as possible, only to go back and redo it several times because you kept having to make more room for another … Continue reading Tiki-Toki – What Could You Do With an Awesome Timeline Tool?
If you haven't heard about Doodle, then you might be doing your scheduling wrong. Doodle is a scheduling tool that simplifies coordinating a meeting, call, conference, training, or whatever. It allows you to schedule an event. Next, plug in options. Then, send the link to anyone. The participants use the link to click on their … Continue reading Doodle a Survey
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what happens when we make that picture interactive and clickable? Now it's gotta be worth at least 2,000, right? Well, that's exactly what ThinkLink does. According to the ThinkLink website, "ThinkLink is the leading platform for creating interactive images for web, social and advertising channels." It says … Continue reading Thinglink.com – A Dynamic Tool for Your Classroom, Facebook, Presentation, Ad or Anything Else
Let it first be said that I cannot express how unbelievably awesome and amazing this tool is! It's a total game-changer. Are you ready for a project management miracle? The miracle is Trello - a ToDo list app on steroids! First, Trello is available on Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows 8 Tablet and your web browser … Continue reading Cool Tool Review – Trello Will Change Your Life