Following a merger, Hull College supported staff in using more video resources to avoid inconsistencies in teaching methods. Staff confidence in technology has increased through creating resources themselves and supporting students filming what they are learning. Learner confidence and self-evaluation has improved. The College shares best practice during cross college training.
"Khan Academy, the wildly popular YouTube lecture series, has launched its free, new iPad app in Apple's store. The enhanced version of Khan Academy includes time-syncing between devices--no Internet connection required--an interactive transcript of the lectures for easy searching, and a handy scrubber for moving between parts of the lectures. Perhaps more importantly, now that more schools have begun adopting Khan's lectures for their own classrooms, the iPad app could possibly replace or supplement textbooks, saving cash-strapped schools and students a lot of money."
Kathy Kaldenberg didn’t stir any gimlets or martinis. But her November Appy Hour did serve up a taste of applications that enable note taking, formatting citations, and streaming news—all an effort to get local educators to infuse 21st-century tools into teaching and learning.
Via Lisa A.F. Barefield
Educreations is a new iPad app that turns your iPad into a whiteboard. You can use the app to illustrate concepts and narrate what you're doing on the screen. You can draw images from scratch on the Educreations iPad app or you can upload images and draw on them. Your completed lesson can be shared directly to others or made public on the Educreations website.
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