Connect.  Share.  explore

Tech-it-Out! is your opportunity to learn about new technology with a vibrant community of practitioners. During this 45-minute Tech-it-Out!, participants will have the opportunity to choose from brief ten-minute awareness sessions for a quick overview of a technical topic. For the last thirty-five minutes of Tech-it-Out! we will have an open discussion and sharing of things that the group is already using, or that look interesting in educational technology.

Upon completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • develop an awareness of a technical topic and participate in a “free-form” technical community of practice discussion.

Tech-it-out! sessions occur on the last Friday of every month from 2:00-2:45 p.m.


2-2:45 p.m.

Tech-it-Out!, September 2023

Michele Knight Richard Forrest, Angela Lanier, Bryan Tilghman

  • Voyant: A text analysis tool that you can use to analyze passages of text to identify patterns and relationships within and among texts in order to better facilitate reading and interpretation.
  • Team Basics/Messaging and Sharing Files: See how to use teams to message students and facilitate file sharing.
  • Discord: A free voice, video, and text chat app and discussion board.

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Friday, October 27

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Tech-it-Out!, October 2023

Michele Knight, Paul Miller, Megan Calvert

  • Tasks by Planner Teams: A way to set up tasks using Teams in MS Office.
  • AI in Education: A Brief Survey of Available Popular AI Tools and how they might be used in Education.
  • Flyer Design in 10 Minutes: Ways to Design quick flyers using simple software and Techniques.

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Friday, November 17

2 – 2:45 p.m.

Tech it Out, November 2023

Michele Knight Phil Bonner, Jennifer Baugh

  • Create Beautiful WebPages Using Adobe Express Webpage: Adobe Express Webpage is a collection of user-friendly, browser-based image editing tools that allow you to quickly and easily create webpages without needing specialized software or technical expertise.
  • HyperDocs: Hyperdocs are digital documents that contain interactive and multimedia elements designed to promote student-centered learning and facilitate inquiry-based teaching.
  • Best Practices for Developing PPT Presentations on Zoom: Things to be aware of when developing PowerPoint Presentations in Zoom

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