Connect Your Classroom
IgnitEd now makes it easier than ever before to incorporate curriculum from around the world into your classroom. With just a few clicks you can connect to approximately 200 different globally-located Jesuit universities and institutions with the use of case studies, videos, podcasts and more. IgnitEd is an invaluable resource that can aid you with finding the perfect curricular tools, creating the perfect opportunity for your students to benefit from the centuries of Jesuit experience and tradition.
“A case study is a tool for experiential learning, which is often more powerful when students are involved and actively contribute to the case discussion.”
Associate Professor in Marketing and Dean at ESADE Business School (Barcelona, CA)
Current Learning Opportunities for Faculty
Smart Polling – Students and Teachers
Improve your data collection with Poll Everywhere, a free polling service. In this course you’ll learn how to use this tool as an easy way to assess student learning. Ask smart polling questions with a variety of ways to collect answers: multiple choice, true/false, rank order, open-ended questions, and more. These polls can be distributed or embedded in a variety of ways, which will be presented in this Smart Polling course.
Smart Polling – Professionals
Polling can help your business in innumerable ways because it helps you “read the pulse” of your customers and employees which you need to engage for optimal performance. One-hour, self-paced and online, you will have access to Smart Polling for Business for 30 days.
Introduction to Screencasting – Professionals
egin to learn how to create engaging e-learning content by completing Introduction to Screencasting. Screen-cast-omatic and Screencastify are used in this self-paced online course. You will have access to Introduction to Screencasting for 30 days.
Introduction to Google Hangouts – Professionals
Become an expert in how to use Google Hangouts which is a free videoconferencing service. Knowing how to use this invaluable tool can mean time savings and improved efficiencies for your business. Introduction to Google Hangouts is a one-hour, self-paced, online course. You will have access to Introduction to Google Hangouts for 30 days.
Introduction to Google Drive – Professionals
Google Drive “brings it all together” by sharing and synchronizing your files across multiple devices. This Introduction to Google Drive will give you the basics of what you need to know to do this. One-hour, self-paced and online you will have access to Introduction to Google Drive for 30 days.
Introduction to Google Docs – Professionals
This course will give participants an overview of the free digital tools associated with Google Drive and Google Docs. Participants will learn how to use Google Docs as a free cloud based content creation tool that is similar to Microsoft Word. Google Docs allows professionals to work collaboratively in real time from any location.
Introduction to Digital Storytelling – Professionals
Capture the essence of your business’ value proposition and your culture by becoming skilled in digital story telling. Introduction to Digital Storytelling is a self-paced, one-hour course. Access to Introduction to Digital Storytelling is for 30-days.
Introduction to Chromebooks – Professionals
Self-paced and online, the Introduction to Chromebooks is a one-hour course that will help you learn the basics of the Chromebook and how it can be used to get the most for your business. It’s different from traditional PCs and Macs which can be of benefit to how you and your employees work and get things done.
Using Tablets, Cell Phones, and Chromebooks for Formative Assessments
How frustrating is it when students are texting in class rather than paying attention to your lectures? Turn the tables and make those phones, tablets, and Chromebooks work for you! This course provides a guide to help teachers design instructional materials that integrate these devices into the class structure. This course will include exposure to helpful online pedagogical tools such as Poll Everywhere, Socrative, Quizlet, QR codes and more. These platforms can help you create quizzes, games, polls, and discussion boards to engage student’s attention while training them on how to effectively use technology for educational purposes.
Social Media in the Classroom with Schoology
Facebook is a great way to foster collaboration and practice digital literacy skills, but often we don’t want to breach certain levels of privacy associated with Facebook accounts. Instead, Schoology offers the same look and feel as Facebook, but in an isolated environment. In this course you’ll learn how to create a Schoology account and class to use in place of Facebook Groups. Teach students online etiquette while they interact with a digital space to access your classes, handouts, complete assignments, and see what’s on your classroom calendar.