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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.


  • SlideRocket ( puts the power of web meetings at your fingertips without the need to download and install additional software. With stunning clarity and support for full motion video, transitions and builds SlideRocket presents your slides with full fidelity so your audience sees them the same way you do.

Pedagogical Ideas

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

  • Modern Resume - Use SlideRocket to create a presentation-based resume that will get you noticed. This is a great exercise for graduating seniors or students looking for summer jobs.
  • Build a Better Newsletter - Take your class or school newsletter paperless by using SlideRocket to create a presentation newsletter that can be viewed on the class or school website. It's far more interesting than two columns of black text on goldenrod paper!
  • Market It! -In a business course or computer applications course, have students work in groups to create a new product. Use SlideRocket to develop a presentation marketing plan for the products created. Post the plans to the class website.
  • Teacher Exclusive: Presentation Lesson - Use SlideRocket to build your lesson. Deliver your lesson just as you would a conference presentation.

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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