Category Archives: interactive tools

Teaching Wirelessly with Tablets

Jamie Nelson, CITES Academic Technology Services Spring 2015 Michael Koerner: “Teaching wirelessly with a tablet is for me!” Introduction: Technology in the classroom is nothing new. A good #2 pencil and a decent notebook always have been, and remain, excellent technologies. … Continue reading

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Flipping the Classroom with Roger Freedman

Join us for a presentation on “Flipping the Classroom” with Roger Freedman! What: “Flipping the Classroom (and what to do in the classroom once you’ve flipped)” Who: Roger A. Freedman, Lecturer in Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. … Continue reading

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Chris Masterjohn on i>clicker and Transformational Learning

Earlier this week I received an inspirational email from Chris Masterjohn, an instructor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. His email is included, below. It outlines a transformative process in student learning involving the innovative use of i>clicker, the centrally supported student response system on campus. This change was … Continue reading

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Using a wiki to make group work easier

When you think “wiki” do you automatically think “Wikipedia”?  It wouldn’t be surprising, but the wiki technology has many uses besides the free online encyclopedia.  Wikis can assist with collaborative work in the classroom in a number of ways.  This … Continue reading

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Using your iPad as a Remote Desktop in the Classroom

The use of a remote desktop is not new in the IT community, but with the increased ease of use with simple apps and the iPad, the use of a remote desktop in the classroom is easier than ever. For those who don’t know what … Continue reading

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Introducing the Illinois Compass 2g Demonstration Space

Are you new to Illinois Compass 2g and curious about how your colleagues on campus have been using it? CITES Academic Technology Services has been working hard on creating a Demonstration Site to illustrate some of the commonly used features … Continue reading

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IL Compass 2g: Create a Discussion Forum

One of the best new features of Compass 2g is the enhancement of its interactive tools. Next to the grade book, online discussion forums are the most widely used tool in any learning management system. For classes that meet primarily … Continue reading

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