Educational Technology

College of Education to host media specialist collaborative

AUGUSTA, GA – For the second year, the Georgia Regents University College of Education’s Instructional Resource Center will partner with the CSRA Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) to provide area media specialists with technology training, professional collaboration and networking opportunities. “Media specialists empower students to be enthusiastic readers, thinkers and …

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IRC Tool Spotlight: World Lens

AUGUSTA, GA – Among the newest wave of apps released for Android and iOS devices is World Lens from Quest Visual, recently purchased by Google. The augmented reality program translates foreign languages in real time using the iPhone and Android smartphones’ built-in camera. “WorldLens is a game changer for schools with …

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GRU Instructional Resource Center debuts 3D printer

AUGUSTA, GA. – Hoping to spur educational innovation and creativity, the Georgia Regents University College of Education has added 3D printing technology to its Instructional Resource Center. The Maker Bot Replicator debuted on June 3. It uses plastic filament to build objects in layers – sometimes only microns thick – …

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Armstrong accepted into Google Teacher Academy

AUGUSTA, GA. – Jennifer Armstrong, manager of the Georgia Regents University Instructional Resource Center, has been accepted into the Google Teacher Academy, to be held in June in Atlanta. Approximately 35 innovative educators from 15 states and four countries were selected to attend the session in Atlanta, based on the merits of their …

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GRU releases two Chinese language and culture apps

AUGUSTA, GA. —  Georgia Regents University and the College of Education, in conjunction with the GRU Confucius Institute, have released two new apps for Apple products, which introduce users to simplified Chinese language and to Chinese culture. “With the opening of the Confucius Institute for Chinese language and culture, we …

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Instructional Resource Center adds customized workshops for area schools

(Above, Jennifer Armstrong (right), manager of the GRU College of Education’s Instructional Resource Center, assists GRU alum Breanna Gilmer with setting up her digital presentation on literacy education.) AUGUSTA, GA. – At a recent technology visit to a special education class at Waynesboro Primary School, Jennifer Armstrong recently noticed something …

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Instructional Resource Center offers Spring workshops

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Georgia Regents University Instructional Resource Center will host workshops throughout Spring semester to aid GRU faculty, staff and students in integrating technology into classroom instruction, improving presentations and implementing new technological resources. ActivInspire Tues., March 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. University Hall Room 250 This workshop will take participants through …

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ColAR App lets students work in 3D

Augmented Reality (AR) is a relatively new tool for classroom engagement. Put simply, Augmented Reality is the use of technology such as a tablet or smart phone to give three-dimensional appearance to images and place them in an artificial environment. The colAR App is a free AR app that would …

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