Brain Pop Featured Movie App

By Brittani Carter, Instructional Development Services Lab Assistant
Avraham Kadar, an immunologist and pediatrician, created BrainPOP as an easier way to explain difficult content and concepts to his younger patients. BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students and bolsters achievement. With this BrainPOP Featured Movie app you can watch a different animated movie every day, [...]

InfoGraphics

By Allie Muur, Instructional Development Services Graduate Assistant
Fifty percent of the human brain is dedicated to visual functions, and images are processed faster than text. Technology has opened many barriers to help the process of visual teaching and learning. There are now interactive whiteboards or smart boards, which allow multiple creative ways to teach visually.  [...]

PickMeBuzzer (iPad App)

By Corey James, Instructional Development Services Graduate Assistant
Occasionally when a teacher asks a question in a classroom and multiple hands go up at the same time, it is hard for that teacher to decide which student raised their hand first. With PickMe!Buzzer, the teacher doesn’t have to worry about being unfair to the actual student [...]

Spring 2013 Recap

The staff of the Instructional Development Services would like to thank all you loyal readers of our blog articles and would like to thank all those that participated in our Spring 2013 workshops!!  Below we have posted a recap of all the articles/workshops we delivered this spring.  We will be taking [...]

Corkulous

By Brittani Carter, Instructional Development Services Lab Assistant
The Corkulous App created by Appigo allows you to collect, organize and share your ideas. This app requires your iPhone, iPod Touch and/or iPad to operate with the iOS version 5.0 or later. Corkulous is a multi-purpose app that contains a corkboards setting where you can place/take notes, [...]

TourWrist

By Nicole Dobyns, Instructional Development Services Graduate Assistant
This week we have focused on an application for the iPhone and iPad that our Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) major, Nicole Dobyns has really grown to like. Many of the applications that we discuss through Tech Insights are specific to education, but this application can be [...]

Creative Book Builder App

By Carlo Daniels, Graduate Assistant Instructional Development Services
The Creative Book Builder app developed by Tiger Ng allows one to compose and edit eBooks using a variety of intricate content creation and authoring tools on one’s iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android powered device. Ebooks can then be published in ePub format to be read by [...]

iBooks Author

By Amanda Richards, Instructional Development Services Lab Assistant
iBooks Author allows users to create and publish interactive multi-touch books for the iPad and is available free in the Mac App Store.  iBooks Author allows anyone to create content specific to their needs and include things such as text, graphics, movies, interactive reviews, and more. Creating an [...]

iPad App (Ask3)

By Carlo Daniels, Instructional Development Services Graduate Assistant

Ask3 for iPad by TechSmith Corporation is a very dynamic and interactive free screen recording app that allows teachers and students to collaborate through video postings.  All ofthe interaction and collaboration occurs entirely within the app.  Thus, there is no need for logging into external sites or additional [...]

Converting Analog-to-Digital Video

By: Instructional Development Services staff
Do you have old VHS tapes that you still display in your classroom?  Do you hate having to rewind and fast forward just to display a few short clips on your tapes?  Are your tapes really old and getting worn out?  Well we have the solution just for [...]