background preloader

Module 6 - Online Resources

Facebook Twitter

TeacherTube. Lessons Worth Sharing. Open_Education_Resources_Evaluation_Rubric-1.docx - Google Drive. Open Educational Resources: The Value of Use. 38654317.pdf. Flintoff. What do Curators, e-Educators and Constructivists all have in common? “A curator (from Latin: cura meaning “care”) is a manager or overseer [educator] of a collection [e-resources], traditionally a museum or gallery and is a content specialist responsible for an institution’s collections [educational resources] and involved with the interpretation [constructivist] of material.”

What do Curators, e-Educators and Constructivists all have in common?

I’ve inserted my own words into Wikipedia’s definition of curator, as I’ve been exploring the term ‘educator as curator’, an emerging concept I’ve noted based on blog discussions and social learning tools developed within the past twelve months. Scoop-it and Curatr both describe learning with the adjective ‘curate’ and discuss educator as ‘curator’. I’ll admit, I was stretched to see the connection between real learning and ‘curating’ in this context, though after viewing Corinne Weisgerber’s (St. Corinne Weisgerber (Associate Prof. of Communication at St. Edward’s University, presentation at SXSWedu, March 6, 2012. Simplebooklet.com.

Myebook - get it out there! Free Flipbook Creator - Turn Pdfs to Flipbooks. ISSUU - Digital Publishing Platform for Magazines, Catalogs, and more. Digital Publishing Solutions & Corporate Publishing. Screencasting and Video Editing Software. Record Anything.

Screencasting and Video Editing Software

With ScreenFlow you can record any part of your monitor while also capturing your video camera, iOS device, microphone, multi-channel audio device and your computer audio. Edit Everything. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video, and add additional images, text, music, animations and transitions for a professional-looking screencast. Share Anywhere. How to Create Effective Activities for Online Teaching Faculty Focus.

We’ve all used them, first as students and now as online instructors: activities in a class meant to highlight, spotlight, underline, enhance, or explain some aspect of the subject we are teaching.

How to Create Effective Activities for Online Teaching Faculty Focus

Too often, not much thought or effort is given to these activities, resulting in outdated and unsuccessful activities. With the right approaches and a bit of knowledge, online instructors can create activities that are dynamic, effective, and interesting. Activities: Create. How to publish on iTunes. Step 3 - Add your book to iTunes Producer. We’re now into the technical part of the Publishing on the iBooks Store guide.

How to publish on iTunes. Step 3 - Add your book to iTunes Producer

It’s time to package up our ePub file in iTunes Producer. << Step 1: Create an iTunes Connect account << Step 2: Install iTunes Producer. Now anyone can create an iTunes U course to be viewed on student iPads. Alongside the release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple also updated iTunes U to allow teachers (and virtually anyone) to create courses for the iPad.

Now anyone can create an iTunes U course to be viewed on student iPads

More specifically, the courses that are created can be shared and viewed in the iTunes U iPad app. Now it’s easier than ever to unleash the full potential of iPad in your classroom by creating your own courses for iPad. You get to share your ideas in a powerful new way, and your students get a rich, immersive learning experience using the iTunes U app for iPad. iTunes U is available no matter where you teach — at any college, university, or K-12 school. How I Published to the iTunes Bookstore.

I have recently published a book in the iTunes store.

How I Published to the iTunes Bookstore

(Read about it here or here.) Some people have expressed interest in knowing how exactly I was able to do this. Well the good news is that it’s not very difficult. The bad news is that you have to get the formatting perfect or it will be rejected. In my opinion one of the best places to start is by opening an iTunes Connect account. Be a video and film pro with your iPhone - Masterclass. The first thing you need to know is how to choose a selfie stick that won't break your phone I made this video that compares different models and shows you what to look out for.

Be a video and film pro with your iPhone - Masterclass

Robb Montgomery in Germany. How To Stream Live Video From Your Smartphone. Whenever I mention to people that I am obsessed with streaming video apps, I almost always get the same response – why would you want to stream real-time video from your phone?

How To Stream Live Video From Your Smartphone

What about your privacy? Well, when you have journalism in your blood, the ability to transmit as much information from your location, no matter where you are, is invaluable. 5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices. Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances.

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets. Evaluating Internet Resources. Unlike similar information found in newspapers or television broadcasts, information available on the Internet is not regulated for quality or accuracy; therefore, it is particularly important for the individual Internet user to evaluate the resource or information.

Evaluating Internet Resources

Keep in mind that almost anyone can publish anything they wish on the Web. It is often difficult to determine authorship of Web sources, and even if the author is listed, he or she may not always represent him or herself honestly, or he or she may represent opinions as fact. The responsibility is on the user to evaluate resources effectively. Scribd - Read Unlimited Books. OER Commons. CC Search. Virtual Learning Environments: e-portfolio. 07 Oct 2013 Ofsted Ref: 120361 Introduction This suite of materials on Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) reflects what we have been seeing on inspection, or as the result of visits and research, and offers resources and ideas for those looking to improve their Virtual Learning Environments.

Watch the welcome message: and find out more in the Ofsted VLE portfolio introduction (ppt 9.4MB) – open in slide show mode to hear the narration. The portfolio offers the following resources – you can download each individually, or save a zip file containing all the resources. Section 1: case studies To provide ideas or inspiration we offer a selection of case studies of providers that have, in our judgement, been using virtual learning environments well. LTTO Episodes - Understanding Creative Commons. Open SUNY : Instructor Home Page. Open_Education_Resources_Evaluation_Rubric-1.docx.

Module 6 - Activity 3

Open Education Resources Evaluation Rubric - Achieve. Creative Commons. Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information. An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of their responses suggested that: Middle school students are more concerned with content relevance than with credibility. They rarely attend to source features such as author, venue or publication type to evaluate reliability and author perspective. Audio/Podcast Editing Tools.

This is a page of the DIRECTORY OF LEARNING & PERFORMANCE TOOLS If you would like to submit a tool for this Directory, please use this form. Top Tools 2014 Free Tool Audacity : Cross-platform sound editor and recorder. Open Source, Download Audio Acrobat : Create audio and video. List of open education resources online. Nearly every week, if not every day, there are more and more open source and open educational resources available and accessible to us. It's impossible to ignore. It also seems impossible to keep pace with the sheer volume. Despite this, I will attempt here to give a comprehensive listing of many helpful, accessible, amazing open education resources.

(There will inevitably be some left out, but here goes!) Open Educational Resources: The Value of Use. Leadership For learning - Cambridge ORBIT. Leadership for Learning is a way of thinking, doing, communicating, working, and reflecting about educational leadership in schools for the singular purpose of promoting the activity of learning. In a previous session you identified the leaders and learners in your school and considered your own potential as a leader. We will now examine each of the five LfL principles more closely. Here are the five principles of Leadership for Learning: Focus on learning Conditions for learning Learning Dialogue Shared Leadership Shared Accountability.

Google Course Builder. Online Education: Explore 2014's Best Colleges & Resources. Welcome to the School of Open, Class of 2013. Happy Open Education Week! We are happy to announce that the School of Open community has launched its first set of courses… The Library of Congress / No known copyright restrictions Sign up for these facilitated courses this week (sign-up will remain open through Sunday, March 17). These courses will start the week of March 18 (next week!).

Creating Ebooks - LTTO Episodes. LTTO Episodes - Integrating OER. 9 free ways to share videos safely online – USATODAY.com.