Faculty who are interested in supporting literacy learning are invited to view a free 1 hour webinar on their own computers introducing a Google Chrome extension called Read&Write. With this extension installed, students may use powerful tools to:
Hear text from PDF and Google Docs documents read aloud with on-screen highlighting
Access translations and definitions of text
Create and listen to notes directly in Google Docs
Receive predictive suggestions for word choice as they type
“Looking for Great Literacy Tools for ALL Students? Milwaukee Public Schools Share Their Story With Read&Write for Google”
Wednesday, January 20th at 11 AM Mountain Standard Time (US)
What if you could prevent your at-risk students from failing or dropping your course? Or take your most engaged and successful students and replicate their success among your other students?
Join Instructor and Echo360 to learn how integrated data sets enrich the teaching and learning process. Instructure provides the leading cloud-based learning management system focused on course-based activities such as content distribution, assessments, and grading. Echo360 has a unique focus on learning in individual classes within the course, combining student engagement, lecture capture, and behavioral analytics. Our newly formed partnership creates unlimited possibilities:
Understanding if your students are mastering complex topics
Predicting which students will succeed based on their engagement, attendance, study habits and performance
Correlating student success with the types of learners in your course
Discover how combined data associated with learning activities create correlations to deliver insights that are not available from any other system or combination of systems.
Register today to learn more about the new collaboration and how it will forever empower you to create stronger learners.
Are you new to using iPads? Do you have an iPad, but aren’t sure how to use it for teaching and learning? Check out these free, educational resources to orient you to using an iPad and popular apps for office productivity and authentic assessment.
Event: 20 Free iPad Apps Educators Can’t Live Without
Date: February 5, 2015
Time: 2:00-2:30pm CST
There are thousands of free iPad Apps out there, but finding the perfect ones for you
can be tough. The Simple K12 team has spent hours searching for the best-of-the-best, free iPad Apps for Educators, and they’re sharing all of them with you in this webinar!
Free Online Webinar: Unlock the Full Potential of Your iPad
Presented by Monica Burns
Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 9:00:00 AM CST
Whether you’re a teacher with one iPad or are working in a 1:1 classroom, there are plenty of free apps you can use to keep your students in check. Join Monica Burns as she shares free apps for classroom management for teachers with access to an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone. These apps will help ease transitions in your classroom, hold students accountable, and make your life managing a classroom of students much easier!
Information on the best apps for classroom management and organization
Practical applications for using an iPad to increase student collaboration
Mobile Learn is best used by students as a platform for consuming educational content, for reviewing grade information, and for participating in communications-based activities (ie. discussion boards, journals, and blogs).
Not all features of the web version of Blackboard Learn will be available in the Blackboard Mobile Learn app or when using a mobile browser because mobile devices lack support for Java and Flash content. Content or tools may seem different and appear in a more simplified format when accessed on a mobile device.
A mobile device should not be considered as a substitute for a laptop. Students will still need access to a standard PC and supported web browser for most activities and assessments. Please refer to the minimal technical requirements guide for more information.
Webinar Description: Innovation in teaching is promoted on the Framingham State University campus through a Teaching and Technology Grant. The program was reshaped a few years ago, when a Biology Professor asked the question, “What can I do with iPads in the classroom?” The success of her pilot influenced the campus to: form a Mobile Task Force, fund additional pilots, purchase Blackboard Mobile Learn, and recently host a multi-institution sponsored workshop on using mobile technology in the classroom. During the presentation and interaction with the participants, we will share experiences, what we discovered and our top 10 mobile tools.
Clair Waterbury and Robin Robinson
Web Conferencing using Blackboard Collaborate
3/27/2014 12:00:00 PM (Central Time (US & Canada))
Google Docs and Sheets now include third-party add-ons!
Merge by MailChimp, Avery Label merge, EasyBib Bibliography Creator, Table of Contents, eSign by Seamless Docs and many more… These add-ons are free to download to your Google Docs or sheets.
These Add-ons allow users to sign documents, create customized email templates or make name tags from within documents and spreadsheets.
The web giant has tagged these apps as ‘add-ons’, which are now available to Google Drive users in Docs and Sheets, the free online word-processing and spreadsheet services.
To access these add-ons log into your Google Account and click the App Icon to select Drive. Next, click Add-on from the menu bar. Watch video below to see how it works: Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets.
Register and attend to hear firsthand from educators and tech experts on how best to polish your skills, as well as receive professional development resources to help you stay current, on your own time. Use Office 365, PowerPoint and Moviemaker to build a collaborative team project for student learning inside and outside the classroom.
Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser used by hundreds of institutions to lock down a computer during an online exam. When using LockDown Browser, students can’t print, copy, visit other websites, or use other applications during an online test.
These sessions will include an overview and demonstration of LockDown Browser. We will also provide a brief overview of Respondus Monitor. Respondus Monitor integrates webcam technology with LockDown Browser, creating an essential layer of security.
Instructor Training: LockDown Browser
This training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser with online exams. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end. LockDown Browser integrates with Blackboard, ANGEL, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Moodle, and Sakai.
Attend a viewing of this webinar in the FIC (Downtown Campus) Room M201A.Click here to RSVP!
Videos that faculty have created themselves, where they retain copyright ownership, can be uploaded to their MATC YouTube account. YouTube is a free video service that all faculty have access to through MATC Google Apps for Education. By default, YouTube will upload videos no greater than 15 minutes long. However, there is a way that you can increase your limit to 30 minutes. Also, YouTube allows you to add captions and transcripts to your videos. Please see the instructions to learn more about these processes.