Tools & Resources

When it comes to leveraging the power of technology in learning processes, it is important to have a solid theoretical framework that can help guide educational technology integration with learning objectives. Here are some tools and resources that can help you create more collaborative, engaging, and active learning classrooms.

Classroom Photographs and Equipment

To view the panoramic view of the classroom and the list of equipment in the rooms, click on one of the links below.

Classrooms managed by the College of Liberal Arts – All scheduling, technical support, and upgrades are done through the College of Liberal Arts.

Classrooms managed by Instructional Media Services – Scheduling is done through the Registrar’s office. All maintenance, technical support, and upgrades are done through Instructional Media Services.

Learning Management System and Assessment

For questions about any of the above tools, please contact the ITS help and support.

Google Apps for Education

  • Google Drive – docs, presentations, sheets, and forms
  • Google Hangouts – synchronous virtual meeting tool for office hours, guest lectures, and collaboration with colleagues
  • Google sites – ePortfolios
  • Google Calendar – schedule appointments for office hours with appointment slot sign up

Lecture Recording

Content Creation Tools

Student Engagement and Active Learning

  • iClickers – Student response system
  • NearPod – Engage students with content on their mobile devices and get student response
  • Articulate Storyline – Create interactive content presentation with built in formative assessment
  • Padlet: Interactive wall
  • Bubbl.us – Collaborative Concept Mapping
  • Gliffy – Collaborative diagramming and process design

Feedback – Audio/visual

Infographics tools

  • Tagxedo – Create word clouds to convey content
  • Piktochart – Create interactive infographic reports and visualize data
  • Infogr.am – Create infographics and charts

Multimedia Content

Synchronous Collaboration

  • Google Hangouts: synchronous virtual meeting tool for office hours, guest lectures, and collaboration with colleagues
  • Blackboard Collaborate: Contact ITS to get a license for using Collaborate
  • Blue Jeans: Video conferencing tool. Contact Garrett LaPaglia, ITSC for more information on setting up accounts and demonstration of the tool.

Gamification

Texas A&M Instructional Technology Grants

Professional Organizations