App of the Week – TouchCast

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 12.33.45 PMTouchCast is a wonderful free app for iPads and desktop that allows you to create videos and embed all kinds of features in it: twitter feeds, other videos, embed web pages, drawings. whiteboards, transparent white boards, and many more. The really unique feature that maximizes the potential of tablets is that the viewer can click on those embedded features and explore more of them while the recording gets minimized into their screen. To download it for iOS for free click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them with other Texas Wesleyan folks!

App of the Week – Popplet

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 2.12.45 PMThis week’s app of the week is called Popplet. It uses a simple interface advanced organizer that allows you to virtually sort ideas and collaborate with others in real time in your iPad or desktop. To download it for iOS for $4.99 click HERE. There is a lite/Free version of the app that can be downloaded HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them with other Texas Wesleyan folks!

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2014 Summer Institute – Recap/Resources

The 2014 Summer Institute was a great event! Thanks to all of our faculty and staff who attended the two-day program filled with professional development workshops and lectures, fun food, and plenty of prizes! If you were not able to attend our Summer Institute you can find some of the resources shared on the program below. Summer Institute pictures can be seen here.

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App of the Week – Word Lens

Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 4.35.22 PMWord Lens is a wonderful and NOW FREE app that uses augmented reality to live translate text in different languages. It allows for real-time translation even without network connectivity. To download it for iOS click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE. Note that for iOS install you will have to install other languages in-app (right now free). THe android version comes with all languages already installed. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them with other Texas Wesleyan folks!

About the CETL

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University (CETL) promotes a student-centered university by providing resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills.

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