Once again Paul Hamilton brings us another great tool to use with Chrome, VoiceNote. He states that it "offers excellent voice-to-text...VoiceNote opens as a dictation window." Therefore it may "sit on top of a document being written" (or occupy your entire screen). A few of the features he mentions are:
* dictating directly into a text box facilitates creating paragraphs or longer selections of text
Alan November, in a workshop with teachers in Hong Kong where I found myself kind of randomly today:
Give your students two sites that offer two competing versions of the truth. Have them determine which one is true.Assign one student each day the role of official researcher. Henceforth, whenever a question arises, the researcher answers it, not the teacher. Students eventually start asking more researchable questions more often.Come into class with your own research question. Tell the class you need someone on the planet who knows more than you do about it. Have them find that person.
I like the list. How adaptable are these items to a mathematics classroom?"
"One of the biggest problems many people have with Khan Academy and YouTube Edu is simply the format. It’s not the fault of Khan or YouTube … it’s just that the passive video format is just that. It’s passive. Khan and others are introducing more interactive technology that acts as an added level of learning to the lessons but no one has nailed it quite yet.
"A San Francisco-based startup called Net Power & Light Inc. wants to change that. And they’re working with one of the most popular (in terms of YouTube views at least) Harvard professors to show off what they can do. Net and Professor Michael Sandel have partnered to offer a more interactive way to learn using the Apple iPad.
"Net’s software is called ‘Spin‘ which essentially turns passive video watching into interactive group learning. It’s like project-based learning but with the entire planet instead of just your classroom.
"Right now, Spin lets you remix and interact with content from Harvard, Stanford, TED, and the National Geographic Channel.
"“Teachers felt web-based learning wasn’t giving them the full experience,” Tara Lemmey, Net Power & Light’s co-founder and chief executive officer, said in an interview. “Education shouldn’t live by itself. It’s a world of together.”
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A well-stocked wiki of resources for National Louis University's ipad project, in which a cohort of pre-service teachers in training focused on preparation to teach in 1:1 classes with iPads. Action plans, links. apps, research, blog links, app reviews, and meeting notes. Quite a rich resosurce. -JL