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This is another post that was prompted by a reader's email. The email was looking for a list of recommended note-taking tools. I've reviewed a lot of note-taking tools over the last five years, but I have never made a list. So here's my list of seven great note-taking tools for students and teachers.
Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates and/or follow me on Twitter . Info on how to contact me is on the About page. Thanks for visiting! My favourite online timer continues to be the excellent music-playing one over at classtools.net , but here are a couple more that you might like as alternatives.
Reel | RSC-NW November 2011's eMagazine Reel Present your ideas and reel in the feedback. RSC-NW November 2011's eMagazine 60 slides, posted over 1 year ago The Regional Support Centre eMagazine provides news of funding, current projects, initiatives and examples of good practice in eLearning, and offers ideas and support for the HE, FE, ACL, WBL, 6th Form (more) , OLASS and Specialist College Managers & Practitioners, that are supported by the RSC here in the Northwest.
18 Jan 2013 I’ve spent some time today looking at Hello Slide as a potential tool for producing interactive resources (NEW or from existing PowerPoint Presentations), for a Flipped and/or more traditional Learning Environment. “I hate the way I sound.” I hear that complaint quite often. Many people, practitioners and learners alike, do not like the sound of their own voice. It is quite common .
How many times have you created a PDF file, gone to email it and it’s too large to send? It’s one of the biggest hassles in the office and companies like Box or Dropbox have based entire business strategies on the headache of sending and receiving documents. Well, we have 4 easy tips to take the headache out of sending PDF files.
An Excellence Gateway case study Published: 09 January 2011 This case study was produced by JISC Regional Support Centre for Eastern on behalf of the Excellence Gateway. Summary Souad Kouachi, a Science Lecturer at Epping Forest College has utilised the Xerte Online Toolkit (XOLTK ) to create a collaborative learning environment for her students.
Social media use by universities has become ubiquitous. When earlier this year, researchers from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth asked a representative sample of U.S. schools whether they use some social media, 100% of them said they did. Four years ago, just 61% of them said the same. Facebook is the most prevalent social media tool in higher education — 98% of the universities in the study said they had a presence there. "Prospective students, parents, current students, alumni — one common area in which they are all present in one way or another is on Facebook ," says Kevin Morrow, the executive director of public affairs at Syracuse University. For this and other reasons, schools are pretty much unanimous in their use of Facebook.
Believe it or not, some people still print documents to physical pieces of paper. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software takes those printed documents and converts them right back into machine-readable text. We’ve found some of the best free OCR tools and compared them for you here. No OCR program is perfect, so you’ll have to double check the results and fix a few problems. Still, it’s a lot faster than typing the entire document back into the computer.
In order to put together this list of the 101 best web 2.0 tools for teachers, I spent a month doing research and looked at around 2,000 different tools. It’s not like some of those other 101 lists that waste your time by repeating websites and including irrelevant things. This is legit. I chose to include each site based on several factors: a) Functionality (i.e. did it work?) b) Ease of use c) Applications in education (could a teacher actually use it for something?)
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There are new web 2.0 tools appearing every day. Although some of these tools were not originally meant for use in the classroom, they can be extremely effective learning tools for today’s technology geared students and their venturesome teachers. Many of these teachers are searching for the latest products and technologies to help them find easier and efficient ways to create productive learning in their students. More and more teachers are using blogs, podcasts and wikis, as another approach to teaching. We have created a list of 100 tools we think will encourage interactivity and engagement, motivate and empower your students, and create differentiation in their learning process.
The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans?