You’ve heard about the many advantages of using edtech in your course, and you’ve probably seen many edtech tools and learning solutions designed to support learning in your field or discipline. You may be intrigued or impressed—and, you may want to try out those tools for yourself. However, you don’t want to force a new resource or learning solution into your curriculum simply for the sake of adding technology to your class. Likewise, you don’t want start using the latest and greatest edtech tools just to follow the crowd. On the other hand, if you can think of a way to use technology creatively and effectively, you’ll be more likely to bring those tools into your courses.

Hear TeamUP’s tips for selecting relevant and effective edtech tools for your course

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By choosing and using the technology tools that best suit your course and teaching style, you’ll become the best instructor you can be! In Episode 5 of the “Who Moved My Chalkboard?” Podcast Series, Damon Givehand of Cengage Learning’s TeamUP Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development discusses how the process of exploring, learning, and implementing new tech tools has helped him develop and grow as an instructor while also benefitting his students’ learning experience. He also describes a few of the way he uses technology to save time, communicate more effectively with his students, and implement more active-learning techniques in his course.

What are your suggestions for creative uses of edtech in the classroom? What’s your process for researching and trying out new tools? Share your tips in the comments.

 

Promote student engagement and higher-level learning with Cengage Learning’s technology solutions for the college classroom

Cengage Learning MindTapToday’s students use—and often demand—technology that supports the way they prefer to learn. MindTap was designed to deliver a personal learning experience. The result? More student engagement and better test scores. MindTap offers relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Turn the Light On with MindTap.

To learn more about MindTap and Cengage Learning’s other technology solutions for college courses, visit Learning Solutions Central to discover the solution that suits your course.

Join TeamUP for an EdTech Tips Webinar!

Cengage Learning TeamUPOn May 6 at 1PM Eastern, Cengage Learning’s TeamUP will host a webinar: “Chalk and Talk the Ed Tech Walk:  A Panel Discussion.” Topics covered will include: overcoming the challenges of integrating technology into teaching; helping students embrace edtech; deciding which tools to use—and when to use them; finding the right time and right avenues to research edtech tools that are right for you; and more! Register for our edtech tips webinar today!

Do you have other faculty development needs?  Visit the TeamUP Professional Development Portal for on-demand virtual workshops, self-paced modules, and conference materials!