2013 Holiday Tech Gift Guide

By IDS staff members Corey James, Allie Muur, Brittani Carter, Paul Schouten, and Ronald Smith
In this years holiday tech gift blog we will highlight several popular and cool tech gadgets that are under $100 as well as those that are over $100.  IDS staff hopes you all have a wonderful holiday season and ring in [...]

Fall 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 Fall 2013 workshops!!  Below we have posted a recap of all the articles/workshops we delivered this fall.  If you weren’t able to attend one of [...]

Knowmia Teach

By Corey James, Instructional Development Services Graduate Assistant
Knowmia Teach is a free app that allows teachers and students to record their lesson plans, allowing others to view them. You can create your lesson plans using different slides and several tools that allow you create various shapes and text. You are also able to import pictures [...]

iOS 7 Features: Part 2

By Brittani Carter, Instructional Development Services Lab Assistant
Apple has made yet another breakthrough in its operating software. iOS7 offers a multitude of new features. These new development can be very useful to the daily life of an Apple device user.  In this Part 2 of a 2-part series on the new features of iOS7, AirDrop, [...]

iOS 7 Features: Part 1

By Paul Schouten, Instructional Development Services Lab Assistant
Apple has made another breakthrough in its operating software. iOS7 offers a multitude of new features. These new developments can be very useful to the daily life of an Apple device user. In this Part 1 of a 2-part series on the new features of iOS7, Control Center, [...]

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, [...]