Modern Educator Blog

21
Oct 14

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Technology

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What is a BYOD classroom?

Good question. BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. It’s the practice of allowing students to bring their own devices, such as phones, laptops, and tablets, to the classroom to use as educational tools, rather than using traditional hardware such as clickers. BYOD classrooms are the easiest and most affordable way for professors to actively and dynamically engage students in lectures.
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21
Oct 14

Classroom Response Systems

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What is a Classroom Response System?

Glad you asked. A Classroom Response System (CRS) is a way to assess and engage students through technology. Classroom Response Systems allow professors to pose questions, generate discussions, and get feedback from students, all through a simple software platform.
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17
Apr 14

Are you the next Hemingway?

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This week’s tool is Hemingway App. This simple writing analysis tool tells you how clear, bold and concise your prose are Continue reading →

10
Apr 14

Share and collaborate with GitHub Education

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This week’s tool is GitHub Education. GitHub lets you use their powerful software development tools help make any classroom more organized and collaborative. Continue reading →

03
Apr 14

Tools for Educators: Writinghouse

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This week’s Tool for Educators is Writinghouse.org, a fully automatic bibliography and citation maker. Continue reading →

02
Apr 14

Modern Educator: Lisa Huffman

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Lisa Huffman has her hands full. Not only is she a CTL Panel 6 Co-Chair, the Australia Centre Director, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, she also teaches three types of courses: face-to-face, online, and blended. Continue reading →

27
Mar 14

Tools for Modern Educators: Educreations

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This week’s Tool for Modern Educators is Educreations, an app that allows you to turn your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Continue reading →

20
Mar 14

Tools for Educators: Quora

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This week’s Tool for Modern Educators is Quora, a question-and-answer platform and “Your Best Source For Knowledge.” Share your own knowledge on pedagogy, edtech, and your discipline by creating a profile! Continue reading →

19
Mar 14

Modern Educator: Profchat’s Alice Keeler

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Alice Keeler is a forward-thinking educator and a self-proclaimed “technology missionary, on a quest to help and inspire teachers to try something new.” She is also the organizer of #profchat, a weekly Tweetup for professors and higher education professionals. Continue reading →

13
Mar 14

Modern Educator: Neil Degrasse Tyson

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Today’s Modern Educator is Neil Degrasse Tyson. Why? Because he is making science and cosmology accessible to a new generation and is overall all kinds of awesome! Continue reading →