"One of the best features of Google Plus I like so much is called Hangout. Hangout is a great way for teachers to host group discussions online . Google Plus Hangout allows you to organize video and text conversations with your contacts. Within hangouts, users can share files, documents, and photos. Video calls on Hangouts are limited to only 10 members but using Hangout on Air will let you share your hangout live on YouTube or your website. The hangout will also be recorded and automatically saved on your YouTube channel."
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Aside from being great content for your next Twitter chat, this year’s iteration of the NMC Horizon Report is a must-read for 21st century educators and education policy makers alike. Following is a summary of major points.
"At the event I worked with a break-out group to map the OER Digital Ecosystem. The following infographic is the QIP visualization of the "ecosystem" derived from a picture of the whiteboard and Felix Tscheulin's gliffy diagram of the same... "
Google is targeting a September release for Classroom, so there is still plenty of time to get acquainted with it. There are several really interesting features that you’ll notice in this video, but Kevin does mention that teachers shouldn’t abandon all of their other GAFE tools just yet.
As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps. I was thinking about SAMR and which Apps can have transformative learning linked to them, if used properly. The list started growing quite …
This post was co-written by Corey Holmer and Jamie Trow A class set of novels, binders, poster boards, and enough post-it notes to wallpaper a school…. all supplies associated with a traditional middle school book club model. With the addition of iPads, Google Apps, and other educational technology, the age of the “traditional” book club …