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Integrating Technology into the Classroom
Last Updated: May 24, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Google Technology Tools

  • Blogger
    Create a blog using your gmail account.
  • Google Drive
    file storage
  • Google Forms
    Google Forms (part of Google Drive) Easy to create web forms. Use Google forms to run a survey, or collect other data via a simple online form. The results are organized in an easy to read spreadsheet.

Classroom Ideas

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Create a blog, wiki, or group

Blogs, wikis, and groups can be good ways to integrate technology into your classroom and develop student knowledge and interaction

Blogs:  A class blog can be used to stimulate discussion on a topic, or be used to complete short essays. Or, students can be asked to create their own individual blogs,and share them with the class (i.e., students can follow each other's blogs). Blogger is an example of a blog creation site.

Wikis: A wiki is a website that allows many different people to edit it. (Wikipedia is a wiki.)  "Wiki" is a Hawaiian word meaning "quick." Students can work together to create a wiki on a topic they are studying. They collaborate in order to make it a success. Wikispaces is an example of a wiki creation site.

 Online Groups: You might also consider creating a Facebook Group, or other online group, for your class.


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    BCTC Assignment Calculator Tool

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    BCTC Assignment Calculator

    Time management tool  to help students keep on track when writing research papers

    • BCTC Assignment Calculator
      The Assignment Calculator can help students outline the process of researching and writing step by step and provide them with an action plan with recommended due dates for each step.

    Technology Tools

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    • Asana
      Collaborative task and team project management site. Free version supports up to 15 team members.
    • Audacity
      Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.
    • Facebook Groups
      Create a Facebook group.
    • Instagram
      Take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Can be used for classes that involve a creative, visual assignment.
    • Jing
      Jing can be used to easily create short videos of what you see on your computer screen, and share them instantly. Requires an initial download to use. Flash needed to view.
    • Microsoft OneDrive
      Easily store and share photos, videos, documents, and more — anywhere, on any device, free.
    • Prezi
      Cloud-based presentation tool. Present material via a tour around a single canvas instead of using a series of slides.
    • Quizlet
      Online flashcards, tests, and study games
    • Scoop It
      Content Curation Tool
    • Screencast-O-Matic
      A one-click screen recording web app for Windows and Mac.Easy to use, no account required to sign-up. When ready, you can upload your recording straight forward to YouTube. You don’t need to download it, but you will need Java enabled.
    • Socrative
      Socrative is an instant response tool/classroom app
    • Survey Monkey
      Easy to create surveys. Free for simple surveys with up to 100 respondents.
    • Ted-Ed
      Ted-Ed video library has many carefully curated educational videos that can be viewed for educational purposes. Also, the platform allows users to take an educational video, and create a customized lesson around that video, with "Flip this Video" (add quizzes, contextual information, follow-ups etc. )
    • Twitter
      Use tweets (140 characters or less) to expression of a moment or idea. tweets can contain text, photos, and videos. Hashtags assign a topic to a Tweet. So, for example, Tweets that contain #mustread are about just that. Click on a hashtag to see Tweets related to a topic. Anyone can create a hashtag.
    • Voki
      Voki lets you create customized avatars, which you can post to blogs websites, or Blackboard.
    • Wikispaces
      Wikispaces is probably the best known wiki creation site. You can create a "Wikispaces Classroom," a classroom workspace where you and your students can communicate and work on writing projects alone or in teams.
    • Wordle
      Wordle can be used for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the text you use as a source. You can customize with different fonts, layouts, and colors. The images you create with Wordle can be printed out or saved to the Wordle gallery.
    • YouTube EDU
      YouTube EDU is YouTube’s collection of 700k+ high quality educational videos from partners like Khan Academy, Stanford and TED-Ed.

    Embed a "Library" Link or an "Ask a Librarian" link in Your Blackboard Course

    A quick and easy way to embed some library technology into your course:  Add a link to the library web page or to the Ask a Librarian form,  to the main page of  your Blackboard course shell.

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    Get the EBSCO App!

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    • EBSCOhost Mobile Applications - iPhone and Android
      What an easy way to integrate library technology into your classroom? Encourage students to get the EBSCO app. Students can gain easy access to BCTC's EBSCO library databases, using the EBSCO app. The EBSCO app is available for download to your iPhone or Android phone. Click on the link above for more information and authentication instructions.

    BCTC Primo Discovery

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    • Primo Discovery
      Search for books and articles from multiple library databases and the KCTCS catalog, all from one search.


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