Using Dropbox in the Classroom. When I mention Dropbox to friends and colleagues, I usually get one of two responses – a knowing smile and nod, or a puzzled and quizzical look.
Whether you know what the program is, you have likely heard the name. But really, what is Dropbox? Dropbox is many things — a multifaceted tool that’s so powerful, you’ll continue to discover new ways to use it. But the short and sweet of it is this: you can use it to store and sync documents and files across computers, tablets, and smart phones. I can write a lecture or lesson plan on my computer at home, put it in my Dropbox folder, and whoosh – it’s synced with my work computer. How Dropbox works So, how can you use Dropbox as an educator? Additionally, many applications that you likely use (Evernote, Things, 1Password, Elements, to name a few) have a Dropbox sync option.
Using Dropbox with students In addition to making your life a lot easier, Dropbox can be a great teaching/learning tool – and this is why I introduce it to my students. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. 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?
Google for Education Resources. Google for Education Resources Why and How to Use Google in Education: Free (or really cheap for Apps for Education compared to Microsoft) and less IT support needed.
Also runs better on older computers. I recommend using Chrome browser too. Easy to use - students and teachers probably use some of it already All work together - all the apps work together and have similar menus and functions Cloud based - backed up on Google’s servers, accessible from any computer and mobile device, runs fast, no lost flash drives or corrupted drives. Google Apps for Business offers 25GB of email storage per user, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, data migration capabilities, advanced management tools, telephone support, added security features and more, all for $50 per user per year. @MichelleBlanc À la porte de notre école pour élèves et enseignants. Encadrer et éduquer plutôt qu'interdir ;-)
Éthique mobile. What Teachers Need to Know about BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device ) Trend in Education. BYOD is the catch phrase in the 2012 educational technology spheres.
This acronym stands for " Bring Your Own Device ", I am pretty sure you might have heard of this new trend because wherever you turn you hear people talking about embracing it. I actually have been reading a lot about it to the point that I deem it important that I share with you some of what I understood from BYOD . Bring Your Own Device or BYOT ( Bring Your Own Technology ) has started in the business world with corporations encouraging their employees to bring their own technology devices such as laptops to use in the work place. This was a strategy to cut down on technology costs and spendings because of the financial crisis the world has witnessed in the recent couple of years.
The strategy worked quite well and without even knowing it, it moved to education and so many school districts are embracing it. Advantages of BYOD in education Todays students are digital natives. Itéractive. Plusieurs enseignants mettent en place des pratiques pédagogiques innovantes dans le cadre d’activités d’apprentissage, d’enseignement et d’évaluation.
Certaines de ces pratiques sont supportées par les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC), visant entre autres à outiller les étudiants et à les faire profiter des possibilités qu’offrent différentes applications web. Ces applications sont issues d’une évolution du web que l’on nomme désormais web social, aussi appelé web 2.0 ou web participatif. Elles sont principalement caractérisées par leurs fonctionnalités permettant des activités de communication, de participation, de collaboration et de partage.
L’explosion du nombre d’outils répondant aux caractéristiques du web social ainsi que la popularité grandissante des médias sociaux ont encouragé certains enseignants à expérimenter des activités pédagogiques soutenues par ce type d’outils. Outils et ressources pour éduquer au Web2. Le blog Education du SE-Unsa. Parallèle techno/sociologie. La boite à outils du formateur innovant " Format... An Elementary Classroom in the 21st Century by Jen Deyenberg on Prezi. Carte de veille des TIC et du Web 2.0. La boite à outils du veilleur 2.0.
Classe 2.0. 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Laclasseportable.