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Technology plays a primary role in my teaching, but I rarely turn on the computer that makes the classroom “smart.” Occasionally, I project the class tweet stream. I am an advocate of Twitter for higher ed.
What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it. Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication How to access Google Drive, including from Google+ Cloud storage: Left hand bar options Uploading files or folders from your computer Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too Choosing how to 'sort' the content Changing from grid to list view Changing display in settings Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords How to add a new folder and add files into it How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out 'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash Adding colours to a folder Adding stars Introduction - sharing a file How to open a file; or choosing 'open with' How to preview a file Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox Moving a selection of files Creation: Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc Naming the document Files save automatically How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive Collaboration: Taking comments and changes Changing the language How to give access to people Seeing who has access already Adding in email address Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public. Giving access to a team/circle of people Sharing the link to that group Deciding whether to send them an email Individuals icons will appear in upper right
Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app Communication: 'Share icon' - appearing in several places Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks You can just choose 'view' How to send out via Twitter How the presentation becomes embedded within the message The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post Then 'share' Sharing images from Drive to Google+ Changing the editing rights Sending the image into a community How to 'publish to the web' How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation How to 'stop publishing' The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication
I've recently bought this book. I have found it very useful and thorough on it's approach to pedagogy and practicality. Though I know in a few years it will be obsolete it is certainly a great start for now.
This paper addresses the question: does e-learning require a new approach to teaching and learning?
Ness Crouch's insight:
eLearning and the pedagogies associated with it are similar to those in a 21st Century classroom, as a 21stC classroom using eLearning as a part of the structure. this document is insight and also very good at linking and explaining the pedagogies of the 21st Century.
Pinterest is a lifestyle searching tool for millions of people.
People go on there with excited eyes to look for amazing recipes to cook for dinner that weekend, find ways to dress to the tens for a special date, or find creative educational materials to teach children with.
Millions of users turn to Pinterest to enhance their lifestyle. And they are doing so by using the search function on Pinterest. Here’s a fun fact.
Did you know that Google has a search engine just for recipes? It’s been around for years, but almost nobody I know uses it.
Instead, most people I know automatically go to Pinterest if they want to find recipes to try out.
That’s not the only reason Pinterest is better than Google.
Here are 5 reasons why Pinterest’s search engine is better than Google.
"For all of the analyses of academics, learning models, curriculum, 21st century thinking, assessment, project-based learning, self-directed learning, social media integration, iPads and related technology, and other emerging trends, how students learn is why we’re all here, yes?"
The term 'disruptive' may seem concerning but it is actually talking about change and the need for change to occur for progress to be made. Disruptive technologies in educaiton are those which challenge the norm and allow greating access to learning for students than technologies from the past.
In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."