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Technology Teaching Tools

Technology Teaching Tools are short, online, asynchronous modules highlighting a technology teaching tool along with relevant pedagogical implementation strategies. Some of the CIRT Technology Tools discussed below rely on freeware downloads. Prior to utilizing these technologies, you are encouraged to understand the potential risks associated with freeware; see the article "Why Free Software Downloads Aren't Always Safe" for an overview of key considerations.


  • https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facetime/id414307850?mt=12
  • Facetime is a social media, video chat application developed by Apple available only to users of Apple products. While not free, it is low-cost, currently at 99 cents. Apple product owners can contact each other via phone or email address.

Pedagogical Ideas

  • Video Chat - Could be used for video chats with individual students.
  • Interviews - Could be used by students to interview professionals in their future professions, or other interview applications.

How do you utilize this technology in your classroom?

Please share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions for utilizing this technology to foster effective teaching and learning.

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Sanjay Karna said 23 months ago

Easy way face-to-face communication among students or with instructor. It is very comfortable way of communication if need face-to-face. This makes easy to explain and teach the students.


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