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The Pedagogy First decision tree is designed to help you select the most appropriate instructional technology for your classroom and institutional context. Please answer the following questions to narrow down the list of available technologies to the ones that are most likely to fit your unique needs. If you don't know the answer to a question (or do not have an opinion), leave that question blank. Once you have completed the decision tree, you will see the list of recommended technologies at the bottom of the page.

Know what technology you are looking for? Click on the link below for pedagogical ideas for using this tool in your classroom.

Are you aware of an instructional technology not on our list? Click the button below to add a technology tool or application to our database for inclusion in the Pedagogy First decision tree.

If you experience difficulties with this tool, find an outdated technology or have a suggestion for improvement, please email cirt@gcu.edu.
Citation:
Mandernach, B. J., Love, H., Williams, B. & Brooks, J. (2016). Pedagogy First. Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University. Available at: www.pedagogyfirst.com 

Pedagogical Value

What do you hope to accomplish with the integration of technology?

Enhance information sharing or presentation of information Increase student engagement with course material
Personalize learning experience Increase students’ interest or attention
Encourage students to review information Enhance student satisfaction with the learning experience
Enhance the efficiency of instruction Increase student motivation for learning
Enhance independent interaction with course material Enhance instructor-student collaboration
Increase opportunities for individualized learning Promote creativity
Foster critical thinking Assess student learning
Promote synthesis of information Provide individualize feedback to students
Increase student-student collaboration Obtain feedback from students
Foster test preparation or serve as study aid Increase ability for students to ask questions
Encourage networking

Administrative Considerations

Do you need to track or monitor students' use?
 Do you need ADA or compatibility?

Ease of Use

What is your students’ average level of technology expertise?

Beginner Moderate Advanced

What is your level of technology expertise?

Beginner Moderate Advanced

Support & Integration

Can this technology be integrated or embedded within an LMS?
Does this company offer easy-to-access technical support?

Time

How much investment of an instructor's time is needed for initial set-up of the application?

low medium high

How much of an instructor's time is needed for ongoing maintenance of the techNology from term to term?

low medium high

Cost

Does the technology cost for faculty or students to use?

Equipment

Is technology Mac compatible?
Is technology PC compatible?
Is technology mobile compatible?
Does the technology require additional hardware or equipment (such as camera or microphone)?

Pedagogy First graphic b-w.jpgTechnology Recommendations

Based on your unique needs and context, you may want to explore the following technology tools and applications:

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Active Prompt 

Animoto 

Audacity 

Brainshark 

Camtasia Studio  

Clarisketch 

Creately (Desktop v. Online) 

Crocodocs 

Dropbox 

EDpuzzle 

Educlipper  

Educreations 

EMAZE 

EverNote (Skitch) 

Facetime 

Flashcard Machine  

Flipsnack 

Google Hangout  

Gooru 

Haiku Deck 

Hapyak 

Jing 

Join Me 

Kahoot 

LinkedIn 

LiNoit 

LiveBinders 

MoocNote 

Movie Maker 

Myfinancelab  

Nearpod  

Omeka 

Padlet 

Photosnack 

Phrase Express 

PicMonkey 

PlayPosit 

Plickers  

PollEverywhere 

Popplet 

Powerpoint 

PowToon 

Prezi 

Quizlet 

Quizzy Rocks  

Remind 

Screencast-o-Matic 

Screenleap 

ShowMe 

Skype 

Slidedog 

SlideRocket 

Slideshare 

Slidesnack 

Snap Surveys 

Storify 

SurveyMonkey 

TED  

TEDX 

Tellagami 

Text Expander 

Thinglink 

Today's Meet 

Tour Builder 

Tubesnack 

Vibby 

VoiceThread 

Voki 

Wikis/ Wikispaces Classroom 

Wondershare 

Wordle 

Wunderlist 

YouTube 

Zoom 
Are you aware of an instructional technology not on our list? Click the button below to add a technology tool or application to our database for inclusion in the Pedagogy First decision tree.


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