App of the Week – TouchCast

TouchCast 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 […]

App of the Week – Popplet

This 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!

2014 Summer Institute Gallery

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. Wiki Markup Cheatsheet “Custom Program Development with International Studies Abroad” Links: Custom Programs Program Models Pre-Departure, On-Site, and Post-Program Support Services U.S. University Custom Programs, Open for National Enrollment

App of the Week – Word Lens

Word 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 […]

App of the Week – Snapguide

Snapguide is a free app that allows people to create and share step-by-step photo how-to guides to anything imaginable. It functions as a social network where you can also like other people’s posts. This can be a great option for assignment for a group of students: curating relevant how-to guides or creating relevant how-to guides.To download it for iOS 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 – Squarespace Note

Squarepace Note is a free app by Squarespace, Inc. that allows anyone to record ideas on the fly and later you can share these ideas dropbox, twitter, facebook, evernote or email. This can be a great app for writers, bloggers, and researchers that with this app to record their thoughts on the go and later build up on those thoughts. To download it for iOS 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 […]

This Week at the CETL 5.5.14

Hello everyone! Join us for Summer Institute, May 20-May 21! This event will include Texas Wesleyan faculty-led workshops, CETL staff-led workshops, hand-on workshops, as well as outside speakers. Check out the schedule and reserve your spot today! Also, if you need any additional instruction or help preparing your Summer and/or Fall courses sign-up for individual consultations. We hope to see you soon. Nakia Pope, Ph.D.DirectorCenter for Excellence in Teaching and Learning(817) 531-6510txwes.edu/cetl

App of the Week – Scanner Pro

Scanner Pro is a $6.99 app by Readdle and it is one of the best scanning apps for iPhones and iPads out there. It allows you to turn your iPhone and iPad into a portable scanner and scan documents, pictures, and receipts into PDFs then save them, email them, or upload them into dropbox or evernote. To download it for iOS 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 […]

This Week at the CETL 4.28.14

Hello everyone!Take a break from the end of semester stress and join CETL for a QEP Tea, Wednesday at 3:30pm! Delight in engaging conversation discussing critical thinking and its applications within the classroom. Tea and cookies will be provided. Reserve your spot today for the 2014 Summer Institute, taking place May 20-21! Also, we are happy to announce a fun Summer program called CETL Summer Hangouts. Currently, we are requesting proposals for topics, moderators and participants. These conversations will happen once a week during June & July via Google Hangouts on Air. Lastly, if you have attended any of our workshops and want to brush up on the subject and/or […]

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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