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
Introduction to Screencasting – Students and Teachers
Flipped classrooms are all the rage in contemporary pedagogy, and this course will prepare you and your classroom for its seamless integration. Introduction to the Screencasting and the Flipped Classroom will use web- and computer-based tools to produce both teacher and student created videos. This course will introduce you to Screencast-o-matic, Screencastify, and Loom to start recording your lectures and manage your videos. Bring your lesson content to life outside the classroom and use your time with students to engage in more activities and differentiated instruction.
Introduction to Google Slides – Students and Teachers
Looking for a free alternative to PowerPoint? Google Slides is the answer! Introduction to Google Slides will walk you through how to use Google’s free presentation software to create classroom lessons and professional presentations. You’ll cover everything from creating and naming a Google Slide to designing templates to sharing Slides with your colleagues for your own group “beg, borrow, and steal” stash.
Introduction to Google Sites – Students and Teachers
Does it sometimes feel like running your classroom would be easier if you had your own classroom website? Introduction to Google Sites instructs you how to do exactly that. Create your own free websites using Google Sites to share information with students anywhere at any time. This course will teach you how to create and name your own Site, use or create a Site template, design your Site using the menu options, and publishing it live.
Introduction to Google Hangouts – Students and Teachers
Learn how to use this free video conferencing software with Introduction to Google Hangouts. Use Hangouts as a presentation platform for classroom guest speakers who can’t make it into the classroom, conference with busy parents remotely, or keep in touch with colleagues in real-time. This course shows you how to use the chat and screensharing features as sharing tools for the best digital conferencing experience possible. You’ll also be instructed on how you can integrate Google Hangouts with Google Drive for a seamless workflow.
Introduction to Google Forms – Students and Teachers
Learn to use Google’s free Forms tool to collect survey data online effortlessly. This Introduction to Google Forms helps educators learn how to use this tool with their students and colleagues. Here you’ll learn how to create a Google Form, navigate the menu options, share forms for data collection, and access and assess the collected data in both Forms and a Google Sheet.
Introduction to Google Drive – Students and Teachers
Organize and run your class more effectively with the free tools associated with Google Drive. The course Introduction to Google Drive will teach you how to use this cloud storage platform as a content creation tool. You can work collaboratively with your students in real time from any location.
Introduction to Google Docs – Students and Teachers
Learn how to use this free alternative to Microsoft Word. Introduction to Google Docs will instruct you on how to use this word processor as a free cloud-based content creation tool. Create, format, and share lesson plans, collaborate on documents with colleagues, or give students feedback in real time from any location. The pedagogical possibilities of Google Docs are as varied as your imagination, and this course guides you on how to get started.
Introduction to Digital Storytelling – Students and Teachers
e Digital Age brings about new ways of storytelling in the form of documentaries, blogs, and more. Introduction to Digital Storytelling will expose you to ways to use digital tools to create these computer-oriented narratives in a variety of academic areas. Here you’ll learn how to use WeVideo, a web-based video creation tool, to create lesson content and classroom projects that empower students to creatively engage with your lessons through video assignments.
Introduction to Chromebooks – Students and Teachers
Chromebooks are making their way into students hands and the rapid changes can be nearly overwhelming. This course will introduce you, the teacher, to the basics of Chromebook and how to use it effectively in the classroom. Here you’ll learn what makes the Chromebook unique for student use, how to set one up, and applications available to you and students for a better learning experience.
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.