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Videoconferencing Tools Compared: Seven Low-Cost Solutions

Videoconferencing Tools Compared: Seven Low-Cost Solutions | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

 

 


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When it comes to tools, Robin Good is one of the best sources of information.

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Robin Good's curator insight, December 19, 2012 10:50 AM


If you are looking for a free or low-cost video-conferencing tool you may want to check this fresh new review of seven different technologies that you can use to video conference online.


The tools reviewed include:

- Cisco WebEX

- Citrix GoToMeeting
- Microsoft Lync

- Adobe Connect Pro

- Brother OmniJoin

- Google Hangouts
- Skype


Informative. Updated. 7/10


Full article: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9234680/7_low_cost_videoconferencing_services_Which_is_best_for_your_meeting_



LLatipi's curator insight, December 21, 2012 4:55 AM

Great tools for real-time online communication.

Kathie Nelson's curator insight, February 27, 2013 11:34 AM

The world of online meetings is changing. Get the latest review of the top 7 tools here. Thanks, @Barbara Saunders

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New Year's Resolution: I'm Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom

New Year's Resolution: I'm Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

I don’t typically make “pie in the sky” New Year’s resolutions, but
this year I am bound and determined to move ALL assessment into the classroom!

This may sound like a crazy resolution given that most teachers spend hours of time outside of school assessing their students’ work. However, there are three reasons I’d argue we should NOT spend our time outside of class grading:
Our prep time is better spent designing creative and engaging lessons.
Real-time feedback and assessment are way more effective.
We don’t get paid for the time we spend grading outside of class.
The main reason most teachers spend hours grading outside of their school day is because of lack of time. I believe this lack of time stems from our approach to teaching. If teachers spend the majority of their class lecturing or transferring information, there isn’t time for consistent, real-time feedback.

As I’ve embraced technology and blended learning models, I’ve found it much easier to create time and space to provide feedback as students are working. Below are three blended learning models. I’ll explain how I plan to use each specifically to create the time needed to move assessment back into the classroom.

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Activate Learning Innovators

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Activating Learners: Steps to Success
Allow me to share some action steps I have learned with past initiatives such as  Pathways to Advance Virtual Education (PAVE), EC3 iPads in the Classroom , and the Technology Integration Lead Teacher (TILT) Program in several settings. Take these action steps to get a similar effort started in your school or district.
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Five Ideas to Go Beyond SAMR… How Deep is the Learning in Your Technology Integration?

Five Ideas to Go Beyond SAMR… How Deep is the Learning in Your Technology Integration? | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
It is wonderful to see that SAMR is a great place to start. It provides the teacher with some definitions and an understanding of how technology can both facilitate learning while also expanding it. In fact, teaching teachers about the line in between SA and MR allows teachers to see if they are on the road to transformation. This is often referred to as teaching above… or below… the line.

I am certain you are waiting for that “however”… so here it comes. SAMR is one model, and perhaps a first step, in helping teachers understand technology integration and transformational learning. Do not stop with SAMR! Try to understand that a lesson at the top of SAMR may not be the ultimate learning opportunity in technology integration. As you facilitate teachers on a best practices journey it will be important to look at lessons with some other filters, SAMR, after all, is only one. Let’s take a look at some other concepts we must keep in mind as we help educators understand SAMR. Please enjoy the ideas below, and by now you must know that in future posts I will be building upon these important ideas.
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5 Steps to Get Started With Google Cardboard VR Viewer in Your Classroom — Emerging Education Technologies

5 Steps to Get Started With Google Cardboard VR Viewer in Your Classroom — Emerging Education Technologies | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
At About $15 per ‘headset’, Google Cardboard Provides an Inexpensive Intro to Virtual Reality, Bringing Learning to Life in Your Classroom Two related technologies that are really starting to gain momentum and show the promise of fun, engaged learning...
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Ultimate List of Free Content Creation Tools & Resources

Ultimate List of Free Content Creation Tools & Resources | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

While other parts of business and marketing are becoming increasingly automated, content creation is still a very manual job.


That being said, there are plenty of tools out there to make creating content much easier.


Below, you'll find a list of 36 fantastic tools and resources to help you research, write, edit, and design content more easily.


(You'll notice there are a lot of design tools in here -- that's because visual content is often the part of the content creation process where people get the most nervous and frustrated. So don't worry, we've got a ton in there for you.)...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 21, 2016 10:48 AM

Make content creation easier (and more fun) with these 35 free tools and resources from Lindsay Kolowich at HubSpot. I thought I knew all the tools but she's updated the list and you'll find several social media tools you didn't know before. Christmas comes early. Highly recommended! 11/10. ;-)

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 21, 2016 10:52 AM

Make content creation easier (and more fun) with these 35 free tools and resources from Lindsay Kolowich at HubSpot. I thought I knew all the tools but she's updated the list and you'll find several social media tools you didn't know before. Christmas comes early. Highly recommended! 11/10. ;-)

Mike McCallister's curator insight, December 22, 2016 10:59 AM

I use several of these tools regularly, and can recommend every one of them. I suspect I'll be investigating some of the visual/design options heading into the new year. Use this list to expand your reach in 2017!