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mmixr is the ultimate all in one presentation tool to help organizations, universities and students to create, manage, share and distribute engaging, animated and interactive presentations.
mmixr’s extensive features enables companies and users to organise all their presentations and media assets such as PowerPoint, images, Flash or videos in one application and play them seamlessly through different devices including mobile phones and tablets.
This might be a good way to put together subject specific lessons and tutorials. Tools!
Yes... all in one, but some limitations: only play offline for example. Tus presentaciones serán públicas
Web 2.0 is the terminology assigned to define websites that have been refurbished from an earlier version of the internet.
Since most Web 2.0 features are free, websites such as Facebook, Wikipedia, etc. have developed remarkably fast and, as these sites grow, more innovative features are being added using new technologies. In fact, Web 2.0 will continue to grow in the future.
The simultaneous growth of these new trends is outside the scope of Web 2.0’s definition and this is where the next generation of the internet will begin. The third generation of the internet – the Web 3.0 – will completely alter social networking.
‘Web 3.0’ is a network of information that can be routed both directly or indirectly using computers and includes television quality video, three dimensional reproductions of images, enhanced reality, man-made semantic barometers, and the all-encompassing sensors – wireless and broadband.
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from the best digital curator I know! Fascinating!
With the evergrowing usage of social networking and video sharing mediums by contemporary society, it was inevitable that such an idea as Web 3.0 would be brought up. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. have some form of impact on everyone's daily lives. I myself constantly check my Facebook news feed, sadly even once every 5 minutes. This article states that the idea of Web 3.0 'will completely alter social networking', this is something that I will anxiously await to see. How will the general public react to such alterations? Will it be too much of a jump?
Facebook changes, such as the conversion from profile views to timelines (http://mashable.com/2012/02/07/dislike-facebook-timeline/) and the introduction of Graph Search (http://maximizesocialmedia.com/social-media-agencygraph-it-facebooks-graph-search-the-future-of-social-media), have been met with some very negative reviews. Many have panned these changes as they have been so accustomed to previous versions.
Web 3.0 will completely alter social networking, but is that a good thing?
It’s risky to talk about wikis as if they’re all the same. In practice, the term wiki (derived from the Hawaiian word for "quick") is applied to a diverse set of systems, features, approaches, and projects. Even dedicated wikiheads engage in perpetual arguments about what constitutes true wikiness. But some fundamental principles (usually) apply.2
A solid artilce on Wikis recommended to me by my graduate ,student, Michelle Creadon,
Interesting perspective and well worth reflection. The balance of the human need to learn and grow and the ego of 'this is my writing' leads to an interesting tension.
Teachers are charged with the very important task of educating our children. They act as facilitators or coaches to help students learn and apply important concepts. Many teachers, especially at the primary level, use a hands-on approach to help students understand abstract concepts, solve problems, and develop critical thinking skills. Each year, more and more blogs and websites pop up, where teachers share their expertise and ideas with other teachers.
Check out Fran Berkman's great Mashable article on almost 60 (59, to be exact) digital resources which are available by following all the different links below. There's something for all of us here so have fun exploring!
posted by Ian JukesOct 28, 2012
Do these sound familiar?Brian watches a tutorial on how to fix a problem in Photoshop.Jane emails a co-worker in another building to solve a work issue.
None of these experiences happened inside an eLearning course or classroom, yet they form a bigger picture of how we really learn at work… 90% informally and outside of traditional training. With the Tin Can API, all of these experiences can be tracked and accounted for. eLearning and training are entering a new age.
Through Microsoft YouthSpark, the company will dedicate the majority of its cash contributions to nonprofits that serve the youth population around the world. In addition, Microsoft YouthSpark will include Office 365 for education, free technology tools for all teachers and students to power learning and collaboration, and Skype in the classroom, a free global community for teachers to connect their students with others around the world.
Business owners and managers, should be constantly on the look out for tools that can make a difference in the level of their competitiveness, in the market they serve.
Currently, online tools are proving to be extremely popular at both reducing costs and improving productivity, and a solid understanding of what is available and what features are available in each offering, is needed by all business owners and managers.
This excellent infographic, provides a great summary of what is available online (not only for freelancers), and it provides the background to how the popularity of these tools was assessed.
21st Century Educators Don’t Say, “Hand It In.” They say, “Publish It!
By Henry Jenkins
Howard Rheingold has been one of the smartest, most forward thinking, most provocative writers about digital culture for the past several decades. He’s someone who always makes me think. Even a short hall way chat with Howard at a conference can lead to transformative insights about how we live within a networked culture. I have been lucky to know him for more than two decades now, and I treasure every interaction I’ve ever had with the guy.
Your progression from work on virtual communities to smart mobs to digital literacies says something about the evolution of digital culture over the past few decades. What has led you right now to focus so much on giving everyday people the skills they need to more meaningfully participate in the new media landscape?
Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 will be revealed on Monday 1 October 2012
This is the 6th annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list I am compiling from the contributions of learning professionals worldwide – and over 100 votes in so far.
Learn What You Want, Teach What You Love...
Joyce Valenza told me about MentorMob when we met at ISTE 2012. When Joyce talks, I listen.
Mentor mob is a toold for creating e-learning content. Check it out! ~ Dennis
I am one of the big fans of Thinglink and I am pretty sure some of you are using it too. ThingLink has a huge educational potential and teachers and educators can use it in a variety of ways. By definition, ThingLink is a web tool that allows users to tag images and add links, videos, text, notes and many more. The tagging is very simple and easy to use and best of all free of any charge. Here is a short video tutorial to learn how to use ThingLink. Now here are some samples of what you can do with ThingLink. Our colleague Susan Oxnevad ( a fabulous techy girl ) has created some awesome interactive Launchers for teaching Tech Tools. The interactive images below have embedded links to other resources, hover your mouse over them and click to access those resources. Enjoy
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Thinklink is an interesting service. Something for your design toolkit!
"Taggstar enables visitors to your site explore images and discover valuable content."
I installed the code on several of my blogs. Now when I'm logged in and editing my blog, I can add hyperlinked hotspots to any image. I could do this with an HTML editor, but Taggstar makes it a much easier process.
Any diagram or image you post on a blog could become quite an interactive roadmap. Fun!
Much like dropping pins on a Google Map, with Taggstar you can insert little stars into any image you wish. (See the small stars in the blue circles on the image above. This is just a sample image to show what the stars look like, they are not functional here. If you want to see a demo, click on the image and go to the Taggstar website)
When clicked, the stars lead visitors to any content you select -- another image, a video, a website, a document. This is a great way to make your images serve as portals to a world of information.
It's also a great alternative way to make a presentation...better than Prezi IMO.
I haven't tried this yet, but it looks pretty good and easy to use.
I realize that not all of my readers are Google Docs fanatics like me. For those reasons I've compiled this list of good ways to share large files without the need for sending email attachments.
Animoto is a Web 2.0 teaching tool that sparks creativity and develops communication and critical thinking skills – important 21st century learning skills.
A slideshow of the "30 Best Web 2.0 Tools" that contains many popular tools. Most are free (although a few have costs involved) and chances are there may be one or two that are new to you. "Each slide...contains the name, description, link and screenshot of what each tool looks like and does."
Have fun exploring and bringing a new tool into your classroom.
There are a host of ways to use the technology you already have at your fingertips to create a Classroom 2.0.
I’m often asked by teachers how to get started doing Blended Learning. My answer is always “why do you want to try Blended Learning?” Rather than trying to be cheeky or coy about my practice, I’m trying to begin a conversation about the value of moving learning online. If you haven’t determined why you’re doing it, your attempts will be unfocused and confusing for students. So my suggestion is that you consider your goals – what I refer to as the “verbs” (connect, network, collaborate, cooperate, create, etc.) – and then create the Blended Learning experiences that fit.
This page contains links to all the keynote presentations at the Learning 2.0 conference that concluded on Aug. 24, 2012, along with additional material. Great people! Do check this out. -JL
Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss's book Reinventing Project Based Learning is a wealth of information about digital tools, the internet and Web 2.0 and how these tools can be used to meet the essential learning needs of 21st century students.
A collection of web 2.0 resources and tools aligned to ISTE NETS to engage and motivate student and teaching learning.
Both Diigo and Jing have been written about on numerous occasions here at the Free Technology for Teachers blog, but I wanted to share my experiences using both tools when grading assignments.
David Jakes: On this page, I’ve assembled a collection of online artifacts and resources that are reflective of my work and capabilities. To the left in the menu bar, you’ll find links to my four online resources, which represent my contributions to the field of education over the past decade.