Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Just in case you missed it… The 3rd Annual Demo Fest co-hosted by ATLAS and ITS was held December 7th in Simmons Great Hall and showcased a wide range of new and not so new instructional technology items, tools, and resources – plus some amazing cookies and cider. Read below for a quick look at some of what was on display. Most items are available for checkout or can be scheduled through the ATLAS office or are free tools on the web that are quick to set up and easy to use. As far as where to get the cookies, you’ll have to get with Peggy on that! 

Video Streaming Technology

Kubi – Robotic telepresence for live streaming during classes, meetings and workshops. Paired with Skype for Business, remote participants can interact with groups.

SoloShot – Robotic camera that records and streams video, follows a tracking tag on arm band, follow-me recording and streaming from 2,000 feet away, automatically pans, tilts, and zooms as it tracks the tag.

Conference Camera – Pair with Blackboard Collaborate or Skype for Business and host remote guest speakers for class or meetings.

Bb Collaborate – Web conferencing for live virtual instruction, guest speakers, meetings, tutoring, office hours, presentations, and bring virtual students to the classroom.

Skype for Business – Instant messaging, meetings up to 250, screen sharing, polling, co-author documents in Office 365, host guest speakers, office hours, tutoring, presentations, virtual instruction, and bring virtual students to the classroom.

Yeti – A really cool looking and highly effective microphone.

Demo Fest Sign-in

Video Recording Technology

Bloggie camera – Video camera with mini tabletop tripod. Bloggie plugs into computer via built-in USB to move video from Bloggie to computer.

Swivl – Create videos, follows speaker, mini tabletop stand or floor stand, pair with ilos for easy editing and sharing.

Ilos – Video capture software, easy editing, analytics, closed captioning, easily upload and download videos, add questions, phone and iPad apps, JBU log in, also available for student video assignments using the guest recording option.

Lightboard – Create high-end instructional or informational videos facing students and writing on a glass chalkboard filled with light, teleprompter, integrate with PowerPoint.

One Button Studio – Our newest recording space, private, white board, black backdrop, teleprompter, pair with PowerPoint, websites, documents, two mics available, easy to use, easy editing and sharing with ilos.

iPad with tripod – Telescoping stand, hands-free recording, pair with ilos app to record class sessions, meetings, presentations, and easily embed ilos videos in Blackboard.

Educational Technology Resources

Alexander Street Videos - A video service offering free videos for many disciplines. It offers a wide range of platform tools for learning, research, and teaching including: full videos, learning segments, transcripts, clipping functionality, permanent URLs, HD-quality player, comprehensive permissions. Platform enables in-class, on-campus, and remote viewing. Link available on the library website.

Flipgrid – Video discussion platform. Create a Grid (that’s your classroom or group) and add Topics to spark the discussion. Your community builds a dialogue as they share short video responses. This is the resource that attendees used to make videos to enter the drawing for door prizes at Demo Fest 2017. https://info.flipgrid.com/

Padlet – Collaborative boards that are available in a number of themes and formats. Quick and easy!  https://padlet.com/

Kahoot – Create games, surveys, and polls. Students love it! https://kahoot.com

Goosechase – Scavenger hunts using mobile technology. https://www.goosechase.com/edu/

Breakout Edu – Bring escape room problem-solving to the classroom! The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked boxes. Digital version available. https://www.breakoutedu.com/

Tweetdeck – View your Twitter personal learning network and participate in fast-paced Twitter chats. Add your favorite chat hashtags to the columns across the top for a stream of continuous learning and just in time professional development. Search Google for a current list of education chat hashtags. Ex. #highered, #edchat, #edtechchat  https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/ 

Quality Matters – Design standards for online and blended courses, quality assurance, research-based, promotes continuous improvement, course self-reviews and peer reviews, nationally recognized, for online and face to face classes. https://www.qualitymatters.org/

Windows 10 and Office 365 - Collaborate for free with online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. Save documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online in OneDrive. Share them with others and work together at the same time. Office 365 is easily accessed through EagleNet.

If you would like more information about any of these resources that were highlighted at Demo Fest, contact Kathy - khogan@jbu.edu , Kim – kijohnson@jbu.edu , or Peggy – pwolken@jbu.edu at ATLAS.

Merry Christmas!

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