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John Dalziel's insight:
Ask3 (from TechSmith, the makers of Jing and Camtasia) is...
ScreenLeap shares a users actual screen in real-time by letting recipients (learners) join a live session.
- go to ScreenLeap and click on “Share my screen”.
- a unique session code will be provided that users can send to anybody.
- once they enter the code on ScreenLeap, they can join the session and see exactly what you are seeing or doing on your computer.
The best part about ScreenLeap...
- no software to download,
- no extensions to install and
- no signups to do.
All that's required is a browser (Firefox works well) with updated Java plugin.
This allows ScreenLeap to be used on computers, tablets, smartphones and any other device with a web browsing capability.
P.S. Learners can share their screens with assessors :-)
Phonetizer is a really easy to use tool users...
Users can then cut and paste to a document if they want to save it.
Phonetizer is a great tool to add pronunciation support to any reading text and help learners to develop their pronunciation as they read.
The 7 Things You Should Know About...pieces provide quick, no-jargon overviews of emerging technologies and related practices that have demonstrated or may demonstrate positive learning impacts.
Any time you need to explain a new learning technology or practice quickly and clearly, look for a 7 Things You Should Know About... brief from ELI.
John Dalziel's insight:
Many learning providers fail to setup good support networks or provide the sensible CPD that’s required to use them effectively.
This blog, IPAD 4 Schools (don't be put off by the 'schools' part), discusses simple sensible steps to using the iPad in learning environments and its obvious effect in delivering 21st Century, student-centred learning.
As practitioners will already know, the way that one learner studies may differ from the way that a classmate does, because of their different styles of learning.
The four types are...
- visual learners,
Each function is clearly illustrated and explained in this infographic produced by onlinecollege.org.
Learning suggestions, and which tests the learner types are likely to excel in better than others, are provided.
This is a helpful guide for...
- IAG Practitioners
- Initial Teacher Training
- educators, especially those who are adamant that there is only one way to revise.
From the creators of Screencast-O-Matic, who I have mentioned before,...
NOTE: The current version creates a direct peer-to-peer connection, so if you're on a super secure learning provider or company network it may, or may not, be able to connect, but in most cases users will find it works quite well so give it a shot!
It can save lots of time, travel, money and much more...
Communication Channels are important for Learning Providers - 99 Chats is an easy to use chat service that lets practitioners create chat rooms that can be added to a website, VLE or blog etc.
99 Chats is highly customizable and can be a great way to expand the learning experience. An ideal way to offer extra help for learners when they need it or perhaps even to communicate with employers and/or other stakeholders. Easy and free with lots of possibilities to improve communication in the learning environment.