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Free Tools for Education

By Jennifer Albat

February 25, 2015

If you’re into finding the latest and greatest free technology to enhance your students’ learning experiences then you are in the right place. These tools help you flip your classroom, create PowerPoint presentations that are more engaging, and make assessing your students’ knowledge a breeze.  

Plickers  

https://www.plickers.com/

This app is for receiving instant results on a formative assessment. QR codes are printed on sheets of paper for the students to...

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How to Make Lectures More Participatory

By Cathy Santanello

February 11, 2015

Incorporating a variety of techniques to get students to participate may enhance discussion. Let’s face it - we feel energized after a great lecture/discussion in our classes, right? The following is Twenty Ways to Make a Lecture More Participatory from the Derek Bok Center: http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/TFTlectures.html

I’d like to comment on some of the things that usually work for me that are addressed in this document. My examples will be from my Microbiology ...

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