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using New and Emerging Technologies to enhance Learning Provider's "current Practice" - John is a retired eLearning Adviser, but keeping up to date, and all views are his own
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Seesaw - empowers learners to independently document what they are learning

Seesaw - empowers learners to independently document what they are learning | technologies |
Seesaw - Student Driven Digital Portfolios. For iOS, Android, Chromebooks
and Computers with Chrome or Firefox. Free for teachers!
John Dalziel's insight:
Seesaw empowers learners to independently document what they are learning. 
 They can “show what they know” using... 
■ photos, 
■ videos, 
■ drawings, 
■ text, 
■ PDFs, and 
■ links. 
 They can also import directly from most popular apps. 
When learners add to their Seesaw journal, content is uploaded, organized by student, and immediately accessible to practitioners from any device. 
This makes it easy for practitioners and learners to review progress over time and demonstrate growth. 
Practitioners can... 
■ browse work from their entire "class", or for an individual. 
■ use folders to organize work by subject area or project. Seesaw also provides support for learners to use QR code sign in and/or email/Google account sign.
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Snaplr App

Snaplr App | technologies |
John Dalziel's insight:

Vessenger, producers of a group messaging system, offers this free program for capturing and annotating images on your computer screen.


Snaplr, is available for Windows and Mac.


With Snaplr installed practitioners and/orlearners can capture all or part of their screen.


It's Snaplr's annotation tools that I like most of all.

They include...
- text boxes,
- highlighting, and
- free-hand drawing tools.


When users have finished creating their annotated screen capture they can save it as a PNG file or attach it to an email message in Outlook etc.


A big step forward from Windows Snipping Tool with lots of potential in producing evidence for assessment, and/or producing feedback to learners and/or enhancing collaborative work.

john Larmour's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:10 PM

a great tool to speed up taking screen captures

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Portfoliogen - Classroom Accounts

Portfoliogen - Classroom Accounts | technologies |
Teachers can partner with Portfoliogen to allow their students to create their own portfolios.
John Dalziel's insight:

Portfoliogen Classroom is a web-based service that allows learners to easily create eportfolio websites to show off their work.
Practitioners using the Portfoliogen Classroom service can create their own webpage allowing their learners to register and create their own portfolio websites.
Collaboration between practitioner and learner is free and easy with Portfoliogen Classroom.

Note: This is a free service so practitioners can create some accounts and check it out at their convenience.

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5 Ways to Use Google Sites in Teaching & Learning

Although this post refers to "Schools" it is a post from the USA so therefore has a different meaning than we would use in the UK.


I particularly like the use of the new page-level permissions options, allowing learners to only edit Google Sites pages that practitioners grant them access to.


The 5 ways are...

- As a wiki:

- As a digital portfolio;

- As a digital file cabinet;

- As a blog;

- As a website.


All skills learners need in the "real world" - potential for use in functional skills especially as learners & practitioners have 24/7 access. 


Google docs are also ideal for peer assessment and review.

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