Today's guide is about Wikis in education. This is the 14th guide we are publishing here and there are more coming on the way. We . in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, are very much hoping that by the time we finish posting all the series of guides we have been working on, our readers ( most of whom are teachers and educators ) will have already acquainted themselves with some powerful web tools to integrate technology into their education. As I said in earlier guides, we will also publish a free ebook containing all the guides we have written plus several other surprises for teachers, so stay tuned.
The Secret to Teaching Tech to Kids: Delegate By Jacqui Murray There's a secret to teaching kids how to use the computer. It's called 'delegate'. I don't mean sluff off the teaching to aides or parents.
There is an awful lot of hot air blown about accessing student work from “class sets” of iPads, via email, WebDAV, Dropbox etc etc. A little known and cool method is this… We all know that we can share via iTunes over USB to any Mac/PC with a recent version of iTunes.
I love PDFs and I favour them over the other document formats and I am pretty sure many of you love then too. There are many things we can do with them apart from just viewing and reading them. Web 2.0 technologies have provided us with some free awesome tools to interact with this document format. We can now annotate, highlight, customize text font, add colours, add hyperlinks and many more, things which were until recently impossible to do on PDFs.
There’s a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning… it can get overwhelming.Lucky for all of us, the co-founder of Boundless clued me into a fabulous new infographic they just launched. Dubbed the EdTech Cheat Sheet, I think it’s one of the most useful infographics out there today. You should consider printing this out and keeping it handy should you ever come across some crazy term that doesn’t make sense to you.
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever.
No sooner do we finish working a certain guide then the idea for a new one pops up. After published the free Teachers guides on the use of Facebook, social networking, graphic organizers, blogs, QR Codes, and Evernote ( There are many many more guides that I can not mention all of them here but will soon include them in a free ebook ) the turn has come to Pinterest.
Making presentations is a skill every 21st century teacher should master. Students show more engagement and interest when including presentations in a lesson. As you probably know getting students attention in this 21st century classroom is one of the challenging and daunting tasks ever. So why not draw on the potential of including presentations in our classrooms to give life to our lessons and make them more engaging.
After publishing The 10 Most Important Educational YouTube Channels I got an email from one of my readers asking about a tool to use to chop portions of YouTube videos to share with students. I instantly thought about Tube Chop but when I went back to my archive I found two more tools that can all enable users to slice, cut, or chop a selected part from YouTube videos and share it with others. I am sharing the list with you below.