Sensing the excitement from online education tools like edX, Google has just unveiled a (very beta) version of its own course building software. If you've ever wanted to run your own online courses, this might be worth your time.
Facebook cannot be ignored. So it’s surprising that we don’t talk about it more on Edudemic and other edtech sites, right? It has a sort of stigma that it’s not for educational purposes. All that’s about to change thanks to these 100 ways you can use Facebook in your classroom to actually learn!
Dipity is a great timeline creation tool that allows users to incorporate text, images, and videos into each entry on their timeline. Like most good web tools, Dipity has a collaboration option and has multiple options for sharing your timelines publicly or privately. Each entry to a Dipity timeline can include multiple types of media which allows users to add more detail and information than can be included in a traditional timeline. If you want to import Tweets and other social media messages, you can do that too on Dipity. And as I learned earlier this week, Dipity will work on your iPad.
"But, let’s be clear what this means: thousands of students across the world taking the same course, with the same content, from the same instructor. And that is the problem. MOOC’s are now at the forefront of the McDonaldization of higher education."
Piazza is a free online gathering place where students can ask, answer, and explore 24/7, under the guidance of their instructors. Students as well as instructors can answer questions, fueling a healthy, collaborative discussion.
Earlier this year, Steve got together with Richard Byrne (FreeTech4Teachers) and Christopher Dawson (ZDNet Education) and initiated a project with the objective of producing a collaboratively developed book to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Classroom 2.0. They invited writers to submit chapters about education and instructional technology topics, with the intention of publishing all submissions in a forum where they could be accessed by the general public for review. All of the chapter submissions are now available (for free) on Scribd.com, here: http://www.scribd.com/Classroom20Book.
Every picture tells a story, Flickr allows you to upload, collect and search images, many are Creative Commons meaning you can re-use them in your own articles and presentations (usually attributing the person who was kind enough to allow you to re-use it). Access to so many images provides a huge resource that can be used effectively with learners, especially perhaps English, art and language students. Many ideas to fire up your own imagination are outlined here.
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