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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.


  • LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with hundreds of millions of members, and growing rapidly. Our mission is to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. We can help you: Establish your professional profile and control one of the top search results for your name.

Pedagogical Ideas

In the classroom, LinkedIn can be used in a variety of ways. Some ideas include the following:

  • Connect – Student can create a free LinkedIn account and connect with each other through a professional network. This can help to encourage networking among students by allowing them to post messages and chat with each other. LinkedIn does not offer any pedagogical tools that would be relevant in the online classroom that would benefits students or teachers.

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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