Do you use PowerPoint in your classroom? Have you ever misplaced your flash drive with your presentations? Do you share your presentations in Blackboard? This has been my case. I have recently moved to Google Slides and I am not looking back. Here are the many reasons I think you should move to Google Slides: Continue reading
My entire world is in the cloud. So much so that I personally bought a Chromebook to see if I could solely operate in the cloud. I can. Google Apps are a staple of my system. However, at work, I need to use MS Outlook to maintain my email and calendar. Recently, I found a little program to sync my Outlook and Google calendars. This has eliminated the need to manually create calendar events in my Google calendar.
Have you ever been in a situation where you need to scan a document or a book excerpt to a PDF but you did not want to drive back to the campus? Or perhaps you are at home and you scribble out some notes that you want to get in your student’s hands. You can have the power of a scanner in the palm of your hands. My smartphone along with Handy Scanner helped me solve this problem. Continue reading
Social media is a powerful set of tools that I believe are underutilized in higher education. I was pleased to see a presentation of two different courses from two different campuses using social media. Anita Levine from SUNY Oneonta used Edmodo and Padlet and Sean Nixon from Ulster County Community College used Facebook. Here are their stories. Continue reading
There are countless great resources available on the web. These resources can be readily used in your courses. The problem for many is how to curate, organize, and share them. Let me share two options that I use. Continue reading