Share your powerpoint presentations, eLearning content, business presentations and tutorials as engaging talking videos, by using high-quality and multilingual text-to-speech technology, with no need for expensive and time-consuming voice recordings.
How? Just import your presentation and type a comment for each slide. You immediately get a high-quality talking video, ready to be shared.
This is a very thorough module on using corpus linguistics in the classroom. It is about 50 pages worth of materials. A great introduction or review of the uses of corpora, resources and related research.
From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...
A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...
How do teachers make informed decisions in relation to a balanced use of technology in the classroom? Where can new teachers become better informed about best practices for technology use in the classroom without becoming overwhelmed and discouraged by the overload of information?
Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. I have spent some time discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning.
"Create projects to organize posters created by students.Students are not required to create an account.Students see only posters created within the classroom. No public sharing.Students' projects are never made public.No ads.Completely free to teachers."
These posters could be effective for using in a content-based instruction course or as part of presentation for a listening/speaking course.
Making the move from our safe and trusted traditional literacy habits to newer digital skills can be quite a challenge, but as teachers I think we are really unlikely to be able to use technology and help our students use technology really effectively unless we are prepared to face this challenge. Technology needs to be more than part of the way we teach but it also has to be part of the way we ourselves continue to learn and part of our everyday professional practice.
Nik Peachey shows how a social bookmarking tool can be used in ESL/EFL instructional activites. There are some interesting ideas here on how the highlighting and commenting features can be used to stimulate students' learning process using this technology.
An e-portfolio pioneer discusses the value that e-portfolios provide in the K-12 learning environment, what's holding them back in the age of standardized assessments, and which tools teachers can use to improve the effectiveness of e-portfolios in...
"Stories has always been one of the most popular mediums in the classroom to stimulate creativity and thinking process, providing opportunities for reflection, enhancing the learning experience both for the teachers and the students … and storytelling has never been that much fun and easy with all the mobile applications that we can use today!"
"This morning on Twitter Steven Anderson http://bit.ly/13I7AnZ ; shared a link to Edmodo's getting started guide. http://bit.ly/12rQLL5 That guide provides a short run-down of the steps to creating your Edmodo account with your students. Included in the guide are links to additional resources like Edmodo's archived instructional webinars. "
Digital storytelling: using new technology to unleash our student’s creativity – The topic of tomorrow’s TeachingEnglish online chat with Ana Cristina Pratas Ana Cristina recently won our TeachingEnglish blog award for her thought-provoking post: The power of quiet http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/top-stories/featured-blog-month-october She’s passionately interested in how we can use new technology to help students to express themselves and find their voice, so I do hope you can join us tomorrow. – The time 16.00 - 17.00 CET (Madrid time zone) Thursday, 22 November Check the World Clock to find out what the time of the chat is where you are http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
12 Principles Of Mobile Learning...Another from TeachThought, which is becoming a real go-to site for direct ideas. This one is one mobile learning, and what learning looks like and what if can afford.
Tweet Images like the following ones, visualize for me the urgency for all of us to become information literate to wade through the incredible, ever increasing, amount of information being created and shared with the world.
Randy Rebman's insight:
This blog post gives an overview of different definitions for curation and digital curation. There are number of examples of technologies that can be used for curation as well as ideas for teaching students to become curators themselves.
As I noted above, the idea of the “flipped classroom” wasn’t new to 2012. Nor was it something devised by Khan Academy or TED. Video-taped lectures assigned as homework can be traced back to Colorado math teacher Karl Fisch who had his work popularized in turn by a story in 2010 by Daniel Pink who called the practice “flip thinking” or the “Fisch flip.” But well before that, many other educators were thinking about ways they could “flip” or reverse instruction: chemistry teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams recorded their lessons circa 2007. And in the 1990s, let’s not forget, Harvard professor Eric Mazur pioneered the idea of peer instruction in order to alter his own teaching practices away from heavy reliance on lecturing.
Of the 15 mentioned here, some are relatively new like Quora, while others such as google docs and evernote have been around a while. But what distinguishes this list from others is that the authors pooled numerous teachers around the world to see what edteach tool was being used the most.