Educational Technology

Teaching Tools

 

Digital Tools for Washington College Faculty

 

Assess student understanding in real time.

 

Turning Point clickers and easy-to-use polling software provide enhanced tools to engage with your students and identify their understanding. TurningPoint gathers detailed reports for meaningful, decision-making data important to you and your students. 

Did you know?

As of Fall 2016, we are now part of Turning Point Cloud.  This is simply the new way Turning Technologies is handling their software.  If you have any questions about using clickers with the new Turning Point Cloud, please contact Adrian Peterson apeterson2@washcoll.edu

 
Take tech skills to the next level.

 

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through Lynda.com, members have access to an extensive video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. The service is available 24/7/365 for all Washington College faculty, students and staff! 

Did you know?

You can create a playlist from a Lynda.com course that you can share with your students.  This way, students have access to learning segments tailored specifically to their course, curated by you, their professor. 

 

 Ramp up research with  qualitative and  quantitative insights.

 Enable students to conduct any type  of research and collaborate with  classmates and professors. With Qualtrics, students and faculty can perform ad-hoc research and quickly uncover data for everything from class projects and field studies to graduate dissertations and capstone projects.  

Did you know?

Not only does Qualtrics teach students how to research, but italso allows faculty to run complex studies, publish their findings, and deliver their insights to the world.

 

Take learning to new heights with easy-to-use video editing.

Empower students to demonstrate their learning through the powerful medium of digital video. With iMovie, video editing becomes easy and accessible.  Just choose the clips you want to use, insert titles, add effects, and create a full soundtrack with powerful tools that are as simple as drag and drop. iMovie even supports 4K video for stunning cinema-quality films.

Did you know?

Educational Technology offers support at all stages of a digital video project.  From an “Intro to Digital Video” workshop to “Editing Basics” and beyond, our team is here to support learning through digital video experiences.  We provide the training, equipment and guidance to help make these projects a success!  

 

Take video further with Final Cut Pro.

Help students express their learning through video further by allowing them to use the tools the pros use.

 

 

Did you know?

The Paramount film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starring Tina Fey was cut entirely in Final Cut Pro. London-based Trim Editing cuts award-winning campaigns for massive brands including Nike, Audi, and Honda.  By scaffolding learning sequences that help students advance their technical skills, not only are course learning outcomes met, but students gain technical skills in leading software platforms that will serve them across industries. 

 

Leverage data visualization to give students new insights. 

Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Tableau allows students to quickly analyze, visualize and share information.  

Did you know?

With tableau, anyone can analyze data with intuitive drag & drop functionality. No programming, just insight. Students can combine multiple views of data to get richer insight to push their research further.

 

Assess student learning in a zip!

ZipGrade turns your phone or tablet into an optical grading machine similar to a Scantron. It reads free-to-download answer sheets in multiple sizes. Provide instant feedback to students by grading exit tickets, quizzes, and formative assessments as soon as they finish.

Did you know?

We all know that formative assessment helps faculty make informed instructional decisions.  Now, with ZipGrade, formative assessment can happen on the fly, leaving more time for analyzing student data instead of gathering it.  

 

Your whiteboard just got a whole lot better!

Educreations turns your iPad into a dynamic whiteboard.  Explain concepts the way you would by drawing them out on the board and recording your narration as you go along.  Import documents and pictures from your Photo Library, Dropbox and Google Drive. Display a custom map. Insert any webpage. Snap a photo or search the web for the perfect image, right within the app.  Finished videos are automatically saved to your Educreations account and are instantly ready to be viewed online and shared with others. You control who can see what.

Did you know?

You can share video lessons with students in a safe and private classroom environment. In this environment you can have students show what they know by creating their own videos. Provide rich feedback on student work. In addition to sharing your videos with other Educreations users, you can also send videos over email, post to YouTube, and Twitter, embed on your website, or save to your Camera Roll, Dropbox or Google Drive.

 

 Another way to  whiteboard.

Explain Everything is an easy-  to-use design, screencasting,  and interactive whiteboard  tool with real-time  collaboration that lets you  animate, record, annotate,  collaborate, and explore  ideas, knowledge and understanding. Explain Everything provides teachers and students an opportunity to share thinking, reflect upon knowledge building, and assess both products and processes of learning. Available for iPad, Chromebook, Android, and Windows Devices.

Did you know?

Explain Everything is available for iPad, Chromebook, Android, and Windows Devices so no matter the device, you can explain-well, everything.

 

Augment learning!

HP Reveal LogoHP Reveal (formerly Aurasma) includes a powerful drag-and-drop web studio that enables anyone to easily create, manage, and track augmented reality (AR) content. HP Reveal is one of the most popular and cutting-edge technologies being used in instruction around the world today. Enabling teachers and students to connect digital content such as video to images, posters, books and classroom walls, HP Reveal offers a uniquely inventive, fun, and holistic way of engaging students of all ages. 

Did you know?

HP Reveal was used to make several of the portraits around our campus “come to life” and talk! Find out more here

 

Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom-now anybody can create VR! 

CoSpaces LogoCoSpaces is a virtual reality (VR) creation platform that features easy drag & drop tools so that students and faculty can create immersive VR experiences without having to learn complicated programming and coding skills. 



Did you know?

You don’t need a fancy headset to view VR content!  VR created in CoSpaces can be viewed using a tablet or smartphone as well as embedded into a website.  Educational Technology can help you incorporate emerging technologies like VR and AR into your classroom in a way that supports, enhances and showcases student learning.