Technology in the Hands of a Great Teacher Huffington Post My students learn more effectively and more efficiently thanks to services like Socrative, hardware like cellphone cameras, content like TED-Ed, and other technologies.
While the Cal football team practices on the field outside, MBA students are hard at work in a new Innovation Lab inside Memorial Stadium, building towers out of dried spaghetti as part of their own lesson on teamwork.
Google Apps is one of the powerful digital toolkit for teachers. It is packed with all kinds of apps you can use both in your teaching and for your professional growth . Think about services such as Gmail, Google Docs, Presentations, Forms, Google Calendar, Google Education, and the list goes on and on. Most of these tools are free and are part and parcel of our digital being. I am personally a huge fan of Google services and I use almost all of them including Google Code.I have been writing a lot of tutorials on each of these tools and I will still keep you updated about any new releases in this regard. Just keep in mind that I am just a teacher like you, I have no affiliation with Google and I am not paid to write about its services here, the only things that drives me to cover Google services in my posts are their practical productivity and relevance, their powerful free features, their awesome user experience, and the level of security they provide its users.
Online versions of college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, millions of dollars in funding, and accolades from university administrators. Is this a fad, or is higher education about to get the overhaul it needs?
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"Today I am sharing with you a list of some of the most popular iPad apps to create mind maps. I have got several readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning emailing me asking about these apps. The post below is the most recent collection of curated iPad mind mapping apps. If you are looking for web-based tools to create mind maps , check outthis page."
"Google Drive is one of the best cloud storage services available online . Beside its being free to use, it also offers 15 GB of free storage capacity with the possibility of buying more. Apart from storing your files in the cloud and being able to access them from any computer or hand-held device, Google Drive is a strong productivity suite with services that allow users to create forms, documents, spreadsheets, and drawings. users can collaborate, edit, and work on these documents synchronously.Given its huge potential in education, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has devoted an entire section to everything teachers and educators need to know to tap into this educational potential. Check it out HERE for more resources."
"With this new application in Google Docs ( Drive ), teachers can now record their audio comments and share them with their students. I see this as a better way to give feedback on students' work and I do believe there are things we can express with our voice that no written code could ever capture like the tone and intonation..etc."
Preview and download the course iTunes U: A Course Creation Guide for Educators on iTunes U. (RT @sjunkins: An iTunes U Course on How to Create an iTunes U Course from the brilliant mind of @TresslerTech.
Robin Good: Meetingl is a free video conferencing tool that allows you to meet, talk and chat with up to eight people without having to download, install or configure any software.
Fully browser-based Meetingl works across PCs, Macs and mobile devices, and it is as simple to use as it gets. To start a session you simply click on "New Room" and instantly you are placed in a uniquely numbered room where you can invite your guests. You can share the URL of the meeting room by clicking on the "room number" that will appear on the lower left part of your interface.