Technology for Teaching

Check-out Process

Technology items are checked out for up to a maximum of two weeks. We expect the equipment to be returned in the same condition it was received.

Equipment

Microsoft Surface Pro

  • Tablet PC computers
  • Microsoft Surface Pro
  • iPads
  • Android Tablets
  • USB Headphones with attached microphones
  • webcams
  • Digital cameras
  • Video cameras
  • Kindles (Generation 1, 2 and 3)

Books Titles available on all Kindles and iPads for checkout

  • Learning in Real Time: Synchronous Teaching and Learning Online (Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning) by Jonathan E. Finkelstein
  • Continuing to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction (Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning) by Conrad, Rita-Marie, Donaldson, J. Ana
  • Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning (The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series) by Antonio, Bowen, José
  • Learning with Online and Mobile Technologies by Janet MacDonald and Linda Creanor
  • Effective Online Teaching: Foundations and Strategies for Student Success (The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series) by Tina Stavredes
  • Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies (Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning) by Michelle Pacansky-Brock
  • The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips by Boettcher, Judith V., Conrad, Rita-Marie
  • Conquering the Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Online Course Design (Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning) by Robin M. Smith
  • Making Online Teaching Accessible: Inclusive Course Design for Students with Disabilities (Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning) by Norman Coombs
  • Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education) by Barkley, Elizabeth F., Cross, K. Patricia, Major, Claire Howell
  • How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series) by Ambrose, Susan A., Bridges, Michael W., DiPietro, Michele, Lovett, Marsha C., Norman, Marie K
  • The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age by Nussbaum-Beach, Sheryl, Ritter Hall, Lani
  • Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom (Jossey Bass Higher and Adult Education) by John C. Bean
  • Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices (The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education) by Tanya Joosten
  • Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions by Stephen D. Brookfield
  • Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide by Vai, Marjorie, Sosulski, Kristen
  • Re-Designing Learning Contexts: Technology-Rich, Learner-Centred Ecologies (Foundations and Futures of Education) by Rosemary Luckin
  • Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice (The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series) by Marellen Weimer
  • Rethinking University Teaching by Diana Laurillard

  • ipadio - ipadio allows you to broadcast from any phone to the Internet live. Faculty can create their own pod-casting channel. It's great for student audio recordings for assessment.  You can create your own channel for free.
  • Instructure Canvas - Finally, an LMS that's actually easy to use. The first thing you’ll notice when you use Instructure Canvas is the clean, simple, easy-to-use interface. That’s because we designed it with user experience as our top priority. Great tutorials User Guide
  • eXe - eLearning authoring application to create modules of content for a learning environment such as Desire2Learn (iLearn) or the web. (Mac, Windows & Linux)
  • Impatica - Converts PowerPoint presentations to a smaller sized HTML version that can be linked to on the web or emailed. (Available as a local download to TTU faculty through our site license - Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for download instructions and license code.)
  • Respondus - Create and manage exams and publish to iLearn. (Available as a local download to TTU faculty through our site license - Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for download instructions and license code.)
  • iSpring Converter - Converts PowerPoint presentations to Flash.
  • PDF Creator
  • Filezilla - FTP Client
  • Kompozer - Web Authoring System
  • StudyMate - Create Flash-based activities and games of course content. (Available as a local download to TTU faculty through our site license - Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for download instructions and license code.)
  • Zoho - Web-based suite that allows for editing, sharing and collaborating on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It also has several business applications that could be useful like CRM, invoicing, meeting and project management.
  • Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Tapscott, Don, Williams, Anthony D.
  • Adult Learning in the Digital Ageby John Furlong

  • Gimp - Photo Editing Software
  • Paint.net - Web-based image and photo editing software (Windows)
  • Webresizer - This free online image Web Resizer helps you optimize photos for web or email. Easy to use. Amazing results!
  • Audacity - Audio Editing
  • VLC - Media Player/Server
  • Jing - Create screenshots and annotate them or record a short video of onscreen action and share it. (Mac & Windows)
  • Handbrake - DVD to iPod and a lot of other formats as well.

Browsers

HTML Editors (free)

  • Delicious - Bookmarking Tool
  • StumbleUpon - Channel surfing and social networking
  • PB Works - Wiki
  • Blogger - Blogging Tool
  • Wordpress - Blogging Tool
  • Google Docs - Web-based suite that allows for editing, sharing and collaborating on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It also has the ability to create forms that feed directly into a spreadsheet.
  • The Big Picture - a web-based graphic project management tool that can be shared with others
  • Zoho - Web-based suite that allows for editing, sharing and collaborating on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It also has several business applications that could be useful like CRM, invoicing, meeting and project management.

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