Wondering what cool new technologies are on the Horizon?

Well then look no further than the Horizon Report! Published each year as a joint publication  of the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), the Horizon Report seeks to identify the six technologies that have the greatest potential to impact education over the next five years.  The report is broken down…Continue Reading Wondering what cool new technologies are on the Horizon?

Free yourself from chalk dust!

Wondering what that monitor-that-doesn’t-quite-look-like-a-monitor in your classroom could be?  If it has a plastic pen attached, it’s called a Sympodium, manufactured by SMART Technologies, Inc.  If you’re thinking about trying it out this term, here are some things for you to consider: Pros. The ATC has been surveying students who participated in captured lectures (using…Continue Reading Free yourself from chalk dust!

Jing gets some cool new features just in time for the new year!

Before we go any further, you may be wondering: ‘Just what is “Jing”?’ Jing is a free Screen Capturing and Screen Casting tool from TechSmith (same people who bring us Camtasia and SnagIt).  With Jing it is really simple to add images (Screen Captures) and videos (Screen Castings) to all kinds of things:  IMs, Blog…Continue Reading Jing gets some cool new features just in time for the new year!

Free Survey Tools: Choosing the best for you!

Working on a research project that requires a survey? Once you have decided on the goals of your survey, the time comes to choose a tool that will help you best implement.  Here are the things that you need to consider: How many questions will the survey contain? What types of questions will be used?  (e.g….Continue Reading Free Survey Tools: Choosing the best for you!

Speaking of Searching, just what can a simple Google search do?

Last week, the TTL blog talked about new and interesting search engines that provide information in a wealth of ways! But how can you make your simple Google searches more effective and efficient? Patrick Crispin, Instructional Technology Coordinator at California State University, Long Beach has done some research into Google and provides some hints as…Continue Reading Speaking of Searching, just what can a simple Google search do?

Looking for a cool new way to search the web?

Search engines have become a staple of our everyday lives, and, in general, they all seem pretty much the same.  You go there, type in a word, and get a list of results.  But what if your search could be different? Now it can!  Next time you’re out searching the web, try something a little…Continue Reading Looking for a cool new way to search the web?

We know you thought the world was round….

but we are here to tell you that the world is actually flat!  Not geometrically flat, that was dis-proven way back in 1521 by  Ferdinand Magellan when he circumnavigated the earth, but virtually flat. Through economy, trade, and technology we humans have succeeded in virtually flattening our world. Thomas Friedman was one of the first…Continue Reading We know you thought the world was round….