Presentate is a new web-based HTML5 presentation builder which promises flawless compatibility across operating systems and devices, integrated interactivy and some integrated design and editorial guidance.
What Mural.ly offers is a new way to collect and share ideas that gets away from the traditional, page-based way of looking at things. That means that, like with Prezi, users get a scrollable space which can grow both horizontally and vertically according to needs, instead of being limited by traditional paper dimensions that have been standard for years, first with physical notebooks and then with the earliest digital tools that replaced them. Users can grab websites, photos, audio and other media and work arrange them on a virtual canvas, as well as invite others to work together at the same time in the same space. Finally, Mural.ly is also designed to be at home on touch devices, so the web product is ready and optimized for touch input and manipulation via devices like the iPad.
Google continues to expand their offerings, this time with the Google Cultural Institute, with the goal of preserving and promoting culture online. The Institute has just "opened" with 42 exhibits that explore a wide variety of events from 1905 - 2008. The site is "to provide a visually rich and interactive online experience for telling cultural stories in new ways. Discover exhibits by expert curators, find artifacts, view photographs, read original manuscripts, watch videos, and more."
"iCivics is an excellent source of educational games that offer lessons in civics. Since its launch a few years ago, iCivics has steadily grown to the point that it now contains nineteen educational games for students. All of the games require students to take on a decision making role. To succeed in the games students have to apply their understanding of the rules and functions local, state, or Federal government. Some games require an understanding of the U.S. court system and or the Constitution."
Since this year’s WWDC keynote ended, the focus of any analysis on iOS 8 has been its features — things like Continuity, Extensions, and iCloud Drive. This is, of course, expected: iOS is the operating system that drives Apple’s most important (and most profitable) products, so it’s natural that the limelight be shone on the new features for the mass market.
As I’ve written, however, the Accessibility features that Apple includes in iOS are nonetheless just as important and innovative as the A-list features that Craig Federighi demoed on stage at Moscone. Indeed, Apple is to be lauded for their year-over-year commitment to improving iOS’s Accessibility feature set, and they continue that trend with iOS 8.
Here, I run down what’s new in Accessibility in iOS 8, and explain briefly how each feature works.
Implementing the principles of universal design in online learning means anticipating the diversity of students that may enroll in your course and planning accordingly. These ten key elements will greatly enhance the accessibility and usability of your course for students with and without disabilities.
Step 1: Develop content first, then design. Step 2: Provide simple, consistent navigation. Step 3: Include an accommodation statement. Step 4: Choose CMS tools carefully. Step 5: Model and teach good discussion board etiquette. Step 6: Use color with care. Step 7: Provide accessible document formats. Step 8: Choose fonts carefully. Step 9: Convert PowerPoint™ to accessible HTML. Step 10: If it's auditory make it visual; if it is visual make it auditory.
The online eReader for language learners. Import other websites or novel length texts and read them in a distraction free environment with one-click translation. After reading, review the new vocabularly with spaced repetition flashcards.
Teachers in Virginia, as well as students, will be able to create their own interactive content for mobile devices, tablets and more using the platform EduWidgets, the Virginia Department of Education announced Monday. Among other things, the platform would allow users to create graphs, sequences, timelines and images to support classroom instruction.
"While gathering resources to share with campus teachers, I stumbled upon the Photo Mapo app and quickly added it to my list of tools for summer archival. The intent was to provide a repository of tools and applications that educators could utilize in the midst of their staycations and vacations that could also be extended to the classroom. Photo Mapo is a FREE app that does just that. "
"From the makers of the extremely popular Reflector (also featured onteachingwithipad.org) comes an exciting new application called Slingshot. If used to its full potential, Slingshot can bring together both educators and their students to collaborate and make presentations in a whole new way.
AirPlay mirroring has been an excellent feature in the classroom to promote wireless mobility while you circulate among your students. The features of Slingshot takes this capability one step further. Now, anyone who joins a session that you host will be able to see your screen as you teach (providing that they have a compatible device). The possibilities of this are plenty."
Earlier this year I shared a fantastic app for working with PDF documents, Easy Annotate. This powerful tool is perfect for teachers and students who want to mark up a text, add notes, and edit their work. More than just a PDF viewer, Easy Annotate lets users interact with a document and make it their own – while viewing two PDFs side by side."
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 …
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