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Faculty & Staff

A description of the services available at the Evans Library for FM's faculty and staff.

Using Library Resources in Your Courses

The Evans Library offers instructors simple ways to use reliable, relevant and authoritative content in their traditional, blended and online course. All students can access relevant library resources through Blackboard.  A video explanation is provided below. Also below are short tutorials for linking to eBooks and Films on Demand.  If you'd like to know more about how you can enhance your course's content, please feel free to speak with a librarian.

Websites

Want to mix things up in the classroom?

Check out these lists:

ALA Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

These websites are geared toward school-age students, but any that are for high school students(Grades 9-12) would work well in a college setting.  Also, take a look at ALA Best Apps for Teaching and Learning.  The top half is a little more juvenile but there are more college age appropriate apps toward the bottom.

Or try any of these websites!

Use with the students:

Poll Everywhere

Ask questions in class and receive responses in real time via cellphone, laptop, or tablet.

Kahoot

Game based student learning and response system.  Students use a web-based browser to answer questions.

Zaption

Create interactive tutorials or lessons using online videos.  Students are prompted to answer questions at certain points throughout the video.  No need for them to sign in, students can enter their name before watching the video.

 

Use these for students

Explain Everything

Create presentations and tutorials.

Screencast-o-matic

Online screen recorder you can use to create tutorials and lessons.

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Google Apps

Google Apps are available 

on various platforms:

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The Official Google for Education Training offers simple lessons for each of the apps that we have access to on campus.  This training is for educators and will give an educational spin to the apps.

 

The Google Apps Learning Center is geared toward the general public but there is still some good information to help get you started or show you something you may not have known.

Use add-ons to enhance each Drive App or check out the "Tools" section in the toolbar.

Here are some articles to get you started:

A few of our favorite add-ons for Google Docs:

  • Easybib allows students to create citations right in Google Docs.
  • Kaizena records voice, text, or link comments to students' work.
  • Docs has its own template gallery that you can use to create many kinds of documents.
  • ProWriting Aid searches the users document and offers suggestion for common errors such as capitalization and acronym consistency or ways the writer can simplify their text.

Google Drive Compatible Websites:

  • Videonot.es allows students to use Google Docs to take notes on the videos they are watching.
  • Coggle is a collaborative brainstorming tool that syncs with Google Drive.
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