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SlideJar - Store and share slides and presentations online

SlideJar - Store and share slides and presentations online | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it
The easiest way to upload, share, to search for a presentation or slide by slide is only using SlideJar.com, the social slide sharing service for professionals, conferences and events.

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Never been absolutely happy with slideshare.  It does everything it should, but somehow doesn't 'shine'.  I wonder whether SlideJar will be any better.  It kind of looks better, but unless it can get some heavy support....quickly, I am not really sure it will catch on, but I wish it well

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 12, 2014 4:44 PM

A new service for sharing PowerPoint presentations and searching for the slides made by other users.

Suitable for sharing student presentations, can be used for flipped classes.

Joanna Marcotte's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:32 AM
I am going to use this next time I create a workshop.
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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it
When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see

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Training in Business's curator insight, September 17, 2014 6:40 AM

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

Character Minutes's curator insight, September 17, 2014 7:26 PM

Contains a few new ways to use PowerPoint

tom jackson's curator insight, September 19, 2014 8:41 AM

PPT isn't new, but have you explored all the ways you can make innovative presentations using it?  Worth your time just to ensure your getting your presentation opportunities from it

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We don't need MOOCs! We need QUAACs!!! - Duct Tape Uni

We don't need MOOCs! We need QUAACs!!! - Duct Tape Uni | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it
  Mick and Hilary from the Duct Tape Uni team are in Bristol at the moment at the JISC SOSI summer school doing a bit of work on the communications around this and we have come up with an interesting way of explaining the project in a nutshell. Instead of
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For me one of the best bits about MOOCs is the communities that grow up from them.  In just about every MOOC I have done, I have ended up learning more from the other participants than I have  from the course content...  So strikes me, that QUAACs (Quick User-led accessible academic communities) seem like a really good idea.  When joined up with lots of open resources and it seems like a brill idea....or maybe as good as the communities that can be made to support them.

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SlideJar - Store and share slides and presentations online

SlideJar - Store and share slides and presentations online | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it
The easiest way to upload, share, to search for a presentation or slide by slide is only using SlideJar.com, the social slide sharing service for professionals, conferences and events.

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Ed Bremner's insight:

Never been absolutely happy with slideshare.  It does everything it should, but somehow doesn't 'shine'.  I wonder whether SlideJar will be any better.  It kind of looks better, but unless it can get some heavy support....quickly, I am not really sure it will catch on, but I wish it well

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 12, 2014 4:44 PM

A new service for sharing PowerPoint presentations and searching for the slides made by other users.

Suitable for sharing student presentations, can be used for flipped classes.

Joanna Marcotte's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:32 AM
I am going to use this next time I create a workshop.
Marshall Van Fleet's curator insight, June 13, 2014 12:29 PM

The easiest way to upload, share, to search for a presentation or slide by slide is only using SlideJar.com, the social slide sharing service for professionals, conferences and events.

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it

NicYou've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and t

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 A nice overview of most of the very best apps for TEL. #octel

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Sli.do - polls for Prezi

Sli.do - polls for Prezi | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it
Give a voice to your audience with live polls and questions for Prezi. Set up your account in less than 1 minute and easily engage your audience.

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Seems like Prezi just gets better and better.  Adding the ability to allow chat between people, whilst they edit.....  you can now give them polls and questions as well.  Just so cool.  Can't wait for the opportunity to try this out.   eib   

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, June 5, 2014 1:34 PM

Great little addition for Prezi users to create polls right within Prezi. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, June 8, 2014 12:27 AM

Excellent tool.  And it works without a Prezi presentation for an event that spans over a week.  Very cool.

 

Tanja Gvozdeva's curator insight, October 25, 2014 2:15 PM

Sli.do is a great assistant when you present with Prezi. It lets you have instant audience interaction via real-time polls.

Basic account is free but your data are public and they are retained for 1 week, however, it is a useful application for classroom activities.

Sli.do also works with Google Glass and Eventbrite.

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Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions

Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it

Personal Experiences of MOOCs Last year I completed the Hyperlinked Library MOOC. I had previously signed up for several MOOCs but this has been the only MOOC which I have completed. I found the ex...

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Learning Twigs: Moodle Tutorials from English Raven

Learning Twigs: Moodle Tutorials from English Raven | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it
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Some really nice tutorials on getting the best out of Moodle.  This seems to be right where I am at the moment.  Most of the basics sorted, but still trying to get my head around how to get the best out of the tool

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Online learning gaining steam as a 'disruptive innovation' in higher education - Deseret News

Online learning gaining steam as a 'disruptive innovation' in higher education - Deseret News | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it
Deseret News Online learning gaining steam as a 'disruptive innovation' in higher education Deseret News Among the most promising trends in higher education is the introduction and fine-tuning of technology, specifically new models of online...
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Hard to think of 'online learning' being disruptive.  It implies somehow that online learning is not part of the core learning, which is in my mind incredibly short-sighted.

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Instructional Systems Development

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Found this through #ocTEL.  Found it really interesting to think about the history of training in technology.....and yet there has been or must at some stage be a fundamental change....

 

.....this would start with technology being an add-on or an alternative, but at some stage, technology must become the norm....where all training uses technology to some extent or another.

 

Looking though this, I was trying to see where this would of been.

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All Of Feynman’s Lectures Now Available Online Completely Free | IFLScience

All Of Feynman’s Lectures Now Available Online Completely Free | IFLScience | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it
Richard Feynman is regarded by many as one of the greatest physicists of the 20th Century for his work on, among other things, quantum electrodynamics and superfluidity. On top of these Nobe
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Maybe not strictly TEL, but I loved his books.....and enjoy his lectures, even if most of the time, I havn't got the faintest idea what he is talking about!

 

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Does Facebook really have a place in the classroom? - Telegraph

Does Facebook really have a place in the classroom? - Telegraph | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it
Some teachers are coming round to the idea that Facebook can be a useful educational tool. But are schools ready, asks Sophie Curtis
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Many years ago....I had a friend who went to do some teacher training (can't remember what at all).  After he had been doing it for a few months I asked him what had he learned....  As quick as anything he returned:  "Don't let them in, don't let them find out who you are!" I was really shocked at this and found it very sad, but he was adamant that if the students he was working with at a tough inner-city comp knew anything about him at a personal level, it would simply be impossible to teach. 

 

Another friend, many years later started a job in TEL and on his first day in the new post was asked by his boss to be his 'friend' on Facebook.  He was terrified and certainly did not want to share this private life so openly with his new boss and line-manager.

 

A couple of years ago, I was working as an associate lecturer on a photography course and asked a small tutorial group how best to contact the whole cohort.  She answered: 'Oh: Facebook' and invited me.  It was not till I had been a  member of the group for a few weeks that I realised that I had broken an unwritten rule between the staff and students, that the FB groups were private student areas and not staff areas.  I checked with the students and certainly not all were totally happy, but on balance most agreed it would be useful if I stayed in the group.  It worked well....really well I thought.  but there was no doubt that you had to have a lot of sensitivity and sometimes a thick skin.

 

I am convinced that Facebook is a wonderful tool for teaching, but it needs the right approach from students and staff to get the best out of it.

 

For some, these skills will come easily and for others, it will be next to impossible....those who find it easy will think FB is brilliant, and those without the skills will avoid teaching with FB like the plague.

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Daily Genius

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Daily Genius | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]
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Not just teachers, but anyone using TEL stuff or working in education would do well to consider these 7 elements of digital literacy.

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The corridor of uncertainty: How many devices do you need in a classroom?

The corridor of uncertainty: How many devices do you need in a classroom? | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it

How many devices do you need in a classroom? I imagine the standard answer would be one device per student since so many schools and colleges in the world have invested in one laptop/device per student schemes. However there is a problem with this approach as Edna Sackson describes through personal experience in a post entitled Too many iPads .... She had a special guest in her classroom, none other than the father of the school in the cloud concept Sugata Mitra. He gave the class a task which involved them finding out as much as they can about a concept without any teacher guidance, using tablets, mobiles or laptops to search the net for relevant information. Because they all had their own devices the task resulted in silence as each pupil started searching on their own.

Interestingly, the children initially stay in their own seats and investigate on their individual devices. No-one has told them not to move or converse. In fact Sugata spent some time before the question chatting with them about how often and why they move seats.

After some prompting they did start discussing and solving the problem together but the lesson here was that collaborative work can sometimes be inhibited in a one-to-one classroom. Indeed one of the key principles of Sugata Mitra's work is having around four pupils sharing one device since that forces them to discuss. This is good news for cash-strapped schools who wonder how to afford a one-to-one investment but when all pupils have their own devices and some have several devices, how can we encourage them to look up from their screens and discuss with each other? It depends on the task but I think it's perfectly feasible to agree in advance that for this particular exercise there will only be one device active in each group and let them see it as a challenge to complete the task this way. The key is learning to adapt technology use to suit the situation. Sometimes the focus is on discussion and collaboration and therefore devices can be shared and at other times the focus may be on gathering information and analysis of sources and then everyone will need their own devices.

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Certainly my experience too!

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Make your Moodle course page look like a webpage - YouTube

Use 'unseen'resources to make your course homepage look more like a regular website
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Moodle Tip: Course Design Strategy - YouTube

This Moodle tip shows you a course design strategy of creating resources or activities in a topic area, linking to the specific resources via a label (you co...
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From Stacey - thanks!

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Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions

Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions | Ed's TEL stuff | Scoop.it

Personal Experiences of MOOCs Last year I completed the Hyperlinked Library MOOC. I had previously signed up for several MOOCs but this has been the only MOOC which I have completed. I found the ex...

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SMIRK: Mobile Web App at GCU

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Glasgow Caledonian University has a new mobile app.

This has a much more T&L approach than what we do at Plymouth University with CampusM our mobile app.

But lots of good stuff and lots could be learned from it.

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