Monthly Archives: May 2015

Truman Tech Break – Google Forms

May 12, 2015

Google has a myriad of tools to make daily tasks simpler.  Google Forms is a fantastic option for collecting and organizing data.  Whether you need to create a survey, an exit ticket for a course, an equipment checkout form, document when supplies need to be restocked, or any other use you can come up with, […]

Truman Tech Break – myHistro

myHistro is a web-based timeline tool.  It allows for not just dates and events to be entered, but to tie each of those events to a specific location using Google maps.  Beyond that, you can add photos and notes to each event to create a more immersive and detailed experience.  Once created, you can create […]

Truman Tech Break – eduCanon

When making mini-lectures, sharing interesting “found” videos with students, or when creating online training – there is always the concern that just watching a video is so passive that your target audience will not stay engaged.  eduCanon is an easy-to-use cloud-based app that allows an instructor to insert reflective pauses, multiple choice questions and more, right […]

Truman Tech Break – Remind

Remind is a fantastic tool that allows for sending group or individual texts to an entire class, set of student workers, department, or other combination of people.  Even better, it does not require ever collecting the participants phone numbers.  This means that you gain all of the advantages of texting without having to cross those […]

Truman Tech Break – Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-o-Matic is a web based service that allows you to create and host screen casts online.  A screen cast captures your computer desktop as a video, and allows you to capture additional audio as voice over.  If you’ve ever watched a video of computer screen with someone giving directions to you at the same time, you’ve […]