– Exit Ticket

Now that the semester is underway, you will begin to present material to your students. Maybe it will be a review of a text or a presentation or maybe you will show a film. However you present the material, your hope is that the students understand it and can put it to use.


This free resource can be used on any device via the web or you can download the free app.


Apple Clips

I’m writing to share some resources I have come across that are quick, easy and offer some great ideas. Last spring, Apple came out with an app called Clips. This is a simple app that creates short video segments complete with transcription of your audio into text, filters, etc.
For more on the app – visit this page

This summer, Apple Distinguished Educators are making short clips on ways you can integrate tech into your classroom. Some are geared to K-12, but many can be applied to any level of education. They are short and you can quickly review a bunch of them to see if you can find any new ideas. They are being shared via twitter under these hashtags(you can view with or without a twitter account):



Not education related, but an example of people using clips – @clipstours

Check them out, I’ll update this post if any new hashtags/collections emerge.


Summer Trainings

We will be using several Friday mornings this summer to offer a series of hand on iPad training sessions. Each session will focus on an app or a theme, and will be presented live then archived online as well. These sessions will take place from 9:30-11:30:
Explain Everything – June 9th – LSB 357
Notability – June 23rd – LSB 357
Baiboard(pronounced bye-board) – July 14th – Hospitality Suite/POST Center
iBooks/iBook Author – July 28th – Hospitality Suite/POST Center
Canvas – New Teacher App and Workflow – Aug 11th – Hospitality Suite/POST
– Revamping syllabi, preparing for semester – Aug 18th – Hospitality Suite/POST
No RSVP required, come if you are available and bring your iPads!

iOS 11 and new iPad Pro


You probably heard about the announcement from Apple last week regarding changes to the iPad Pro and iOS 11. There are some very exciting features that will greatly enhance the feature set and capabilities of the iPad. I have been looking for the best summary of these changes and wanted to share these links. Feel free to shoot me a note if you have any questions.

Video review of iOS 11 on the iPad

Written reviews of iOS changes

Another summary of iOS changes

I will share more if I find some additional information, but for now, we will probably have to wait until September to download and enjoy these great new benefits in iOS 11.

Faculty and Student iPad Showcase

Please join us for the 

Faculty and Student iPad Showcase

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Hospitality Suite, Post Center

Refreshments will be served

 Come hear about the experiences of those who participated in the iPad 1-1 program in 2016-2017.  Faculty and students will share how they utilized iPad Pros or iPad minis for a variety of teaching and learning tasks.  They will show examples from their courses and discuss favorite features and plans for future use.  

  Please R.S.V.P. by replying to this email  –  if you plan to attend. 


Students love video…and they love to video themselves. The successful IPO for Snapchat last week certainly confirmed this fact.

I would like to introduce you to a great tool to bring the power of that video into your classroom using a tool called Flipgrid. From the Flipgrid website:

Social learning – Equal voice. – Every student benefits from each student’s perspective. Flipgrid draws the entire class into an open discussion of divergent experience, perspective, evaluation, and debate. In other words, bring the back row to the front.

I have created a demo of the system here – go ahead and share your response to this prompt.  –

Flipgrid is free for a basic teacher account allowing you to host one grid(prompt) at a time so you can see how useful it might be in your classroom. I encourage you to check out the resources below to learn more. As always, let me know if you would like more information or my assistance in getting this set up for your classroom.

Flipgrid Global Connections –

Have a great day – Eric

Spring Workshops

To sign up for any of these workshops, please use this RSVP link or  visit:  Spring 2017 Acad Tech Workshops

Extend Your Classroom with Canvas Conferences — NEW

Would you like to invite an off-site expert to “join” you in class? Are you teaching a course with remote and onsite students?  Join us to learn how to setup and use classroom audio-visual equipment with Canvas Conferences so that off-site participants are able to see and listen to same content and have a shared “real-time” conversation with campus-based students.        Instructors: Tom Majkut, Jane Tutein

Date: Thur, Feb 16                   Time: 2:00 – 3:00                    Location: Halle Library Room 119

Collaboration in the Classroom – Part 1 – Introduction

This session will focus on the What, When, and Why of collaboration with technology in the classroom. We will discuss the various tools available, best case scenarios and tips for success when you have students collaborate.  Instructor: Eric Chamberlin

Date: Mon, Feb 27                  Time: 3:00 – 4:00                     Location: Halle Library Room 119

Collaboration in the Classroom – Hands on Lab

A hands-on lab session which will include using collaboration tools, set up, delivery and follow through. We will focus on the Google Productivity Suite(Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides), but the methods and workflow can be applied to Microsoft and Apple products as well. Participants can bring their own device, or you may use the lab computers. Instructor: Eric Chamberlin

Date: Wed, March 1                Time: 3:00 – 4:00                    Location: Halle Library Room 119

Increase Student Engagement Using Classroom Assessment Tools — NEW

Engage students while assessing their learning using online polls, knowledge-check questions, exit tickets and quiz games. In this session, we will review free digital tools and apps, discuss practical uses in the classroom, and get hands-on experience with Socrative, Kahoot, Poll Everywhere and Google Forms. You may bring your own device (BYOD) or use the lab computers. Instructor: Jane Tutein

Date: Tue, March 7                 Time: 11:00 -12:00                 Location: Halle Library Room 119

Introduction to Yuja

This session will introduce users to YuJa, Endicott’s cloud-based media storage and distribution solution. We will cover the basics, including how to upload a video, use the auto captioning tool and make it available to your audience.  YuJa can be used by faculty to post videos for their students, as well as departments that have videos they want to make available to the Endicott community or the outside world. Participants are encouraged to bring a video they would like to add to YuJa. Instructor: Eric Chamberlin

Date: Wed, March 8               Time: 3:00 – 4:00                     Location: Halle Library Room 119

Date: Thur, April 6                   Time: 11-12 Or 2-3                 Location: Halle Library Room 119

iPad Pro Demo – “This is not your father’s iPad” — NEW

The Technology Enhancement Initiative at Endicott College includes the iPad Pro, Smartcover keyboard and Apple Pencil. This solution has proven to be incredibly powerful and has many uses both in the hands of the professor as well as the students. This is an opportunity to come hear about this program, the iPad Pro setup and to try it out for yourself. Instructor: Eric Chamberlin

Date: Wed, March 22             Time: 11-12 Or 2 – 3               Location: AC Conf Room 222

Date: Tue, March 28               Time: 2:00 – 3:00                    Location: LSB 349 Boardroom

Date: Wed, March 29              Time: 1- 2  Or 3-4                   Location: VPAC Spencer Gallery

Save Time and Improve Results using Online Peer Review Tools — NEW

Do you have students assess written work, projects, and presentations of peers during class time and outside of class time? Are you looking for tools to streamline peer review workflow? In this hands-on session, we will explore Canvas tools (peer review and rubrics) and Google Forms to help you integrate, automate and improve peer assessment in your course. Instructor: Jane Tutein

Date: Thur, March 30             Time: 12:30 – 1:30                 Location: Halle Library Room 119