Blog Feature Archives: Tool Talk


Event Capsules, Teaching Tips, Tool Talk | August 13, 2021


The ACERT and Center for Online Learning Resources and Tool Kit

A selection of recent resources created by ACERT and the Center for Online Learning for your online, hybrid, or in-person classes.
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Tool Talk | June 12, 2019


Sharing, collecting, discussing: All possible with Padlet

Do you ever feel that students might benefit from seeing each other’s work? Do you wish to make it easier for students to share their work with their classmates? Where do you ask students to post ideas and collect resources so that everyone in the class can see them? A tool that might solve your pedagogical challenge of collecting student work and sharing it with the class is Padlet.
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Tool Talk | March 11, 2019

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Voicethread Upgraded: Now with Automatic Captions

If you have been using VoiceThread for mini-lectures or assignments, I bring good news! This presentation and discussion tool has been upgraded. From now on, all new audio and video content created on VoiceThread will have captions automatically generated a few minutes after the recording is uploaded.
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Tool Talk | March 1, 2019


PlayPosit: A Remedy for the Passive Viewing of Videos

How do you guide students through videos that you assign as part of their coursework? How do you help them focus on areas that an expert eye like yours would notice, but novice viewers might not? Interactive video tools such as PlayPosit and Edpuzzle might help. They can help you turn video-watching into an active learning experience for your students.
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Tool Talk | October 6, 2016


Enhancing student engagement using Airserver

Traditional methods of teaching organic chemistry via lecture do not provide active learning opportunities for students. Instead, meaningful learning occurs when students are encouraged to participate and work on problems rather than waiting to copy instructors’ answers. We report how the use of “iPad with AirServer” in an organic chemistry lecture course can make student thinking visible.
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