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
- eCampus – Blackboard Learning Management System
- Turn-it-in: Originality check, online grading and peer review
- CPR: Calibrated Peer Review
For questions about any of the above tools, please contact the ITS help and support.
- 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
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
- Jing (Free web 2.0 screencast tool – let’s you record your voice and screen for no more than 5 minutes)
- Turn-it-in Audio feedback
- Tagxedo – Create word clouds to convey content
- Piktochart – Create interactive infographic reports and visualize data
- Infogr.am – Create infographics and charts
- Images: Flickr – search for Creative Commons (CC) licensed images
- Image editing: Pixlr – Free and simple version of Adobe Photoshop to edit and enhance images
- Videos: YouTube, TED Talks, NBC Learn
- Video editing – iMovie, Windows Movie maker
- Audio: Garageband, Audacity
- Video hosting and streaming options: MediaMatrix, YouTube
- 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.
Texas A&M Instructional Technology Grants
- College of Liberal Arts High Impact Instructional Innovation (H3I) Initiative (due in the spring, $3,000-$10,000+)
- Texas A&M’s Core Curriculum Enhancement with Technology Grant (due in the fall, up to $75,000)
- The Dean of Faculties Tier One Program (TOP) Grant (due in the fall, up to $300,000)
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Online Learning Consortium
- Faculty Focus
- Tomorrow’s Professor