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Managing Employee Performance. Prometheus Training - Resources - Articles. Security_Deconstruction. How I Use Inexpensive Stock Photos to Create E-Learning Characters. At a recent conference, I was showing people how to build interactive scenarios using illustrated clip art characters. Someone asked how I would build a scenario with people from photos because some people don’t like using the illustrations. Essentially, you can do the same thing with people in photos that you can with illustrated clip art people. However, photos present a few challenges.

The first is finding the right images. And the second is pulling the people out of the background. The good news is that you can find a lot of images in the package that comes with Microsoft Office. Find Your Photos If you’re using PowerPoint to build your courses, you have access to Microsoft’s online resources.

I start by doing a search for “people.” When I find an image that’s interesting, I’ll look at its properties to find similar images using the keywords. Pull People out of the Photos Finding the photos is pretty easy. Here are some tutorials on how to do this. Put them on Backgrounds. Cookbook_fce.pdf. 9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics - DATA VISUALIZATION. Programming Environment - Open Cobalt Website.

Squeak Open Cobalt uses Squeak, a modern open source development environment for the classic Smalltalk-80 programming language. Squeak was initially developed by a group at Apple Computer and then picked up by Walt Disney Imagineering where it was further refined for use in internal Disney projects. Today, Squeak is a powerful open source, object-oriented, class-based, and reflective programming language where everything is an object, and where anything can change at run-time. Squeak is available for many platforms, and programs produced on one platform run bit-identically on all other platforms.

The Squeak system includes code for generating a new version of the virtual machine (VM) on which it runs. Squeak's development environment enables programmers to enjoy the capabilities of a true late bound, message sending language. Learning to Program in Squeak Squeak is arguably the easiest to learn programming language out there. You can learn much more about Squeak here and here. Support. Classroom Aid | Tools for Video Editing and Conferencing. Converter Freemake offers freeware in the truest sense of the word: no feature or time limitations, includes Video Converter, Video Downloader, YouTube Converter, Audio Converter and Free Music Box!

Video editing, animation creation and related tools Animoto can create presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text. There is an array of tools helps you automatically create unique video pieces. (also from a teacher: Animoto Education: A Fantastic Resource) Share and make videos from your iPhone or Android too. Aviary provides a suite of online tools that allows you to take create images, edit screenshots, edit sounds and create music.

GoAnimate is a fun app that lets you make animated videos, for free, in just 10 minutes, without having to draw. Kerpoof – Explore, create, and design at Kerpoof. Fluxtime is an interesting tool that allows the user to record actions as they move things around the screen, manually creating the animation. Bookmarks. 5 Easy Steps to #Gamifying #HigherEd. By Justin Marquis Ph.D. It’s time to get the party started with gamification in higher education. Maybe it’s the liberating feeling of the summer, or the fact that it is the perfect time for some educators to make improvements to their curriculums. Maybe I’m just sick of waiting for the gamification movement to bloom on its own. Regardless, it is time to take some drastic action in jumpstarting the games-in-learning movement this summer, so here are five easy things that every educator can start doing this fall to usher in a new era of interactive, engaging, and innovative education.

The Importance of Gamification to Higher Education I have great respect and admiration for old mentor and friend Charles Reigeluth who writes in his new book, Reinventing Schools: It’s Time to Break the Mold, that dramatic change is needed in education. While all these changes are prevalent throughout society, higher education hasn’t kept up with the overall pace of change. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 15 Business Simulation Games Could Build Hands-on Business Experience. Starting and managing a business could be very challenging and risky, now you can gain a hands-on experience from the following business simulation games.

Play and learn, there are several free games definitely worth your time! INNOV8 (Free) From IBM, INNOV8 2.0 Full Academic Edition is a 1-hr playable BPM Sim game running on a 3D game engine, free for Professors and IBM Customers. Over 1000 schools worldwide have downloaded the game and more than 100 universities worldwide have built custom curriculum using our serious game to help students learn about business process management and SOA. One study found that a great lecture can improve learning by 17% but serious games can improve learning by 108%! Both IT and business professionals understand that processes are critical to success. They just look at them from different perspectives. Professors registered with IBM’s Academic Initiative can download the game at this time.

Platform Wars (Free) (Takosuke) The EIS Simulation simCEO (Free) 1. Elearning examples -- infographics, simulations, and online courses. This page links to samples of interactive graphics, simulations, and other materials from many different sources. These are not examples of my work, and inclusion on this page doesn’t mean I endorse them. Maybe they’ll give you ideas for your own projects. More examples: See the elearning examples category on this site. Simpler interactions Storyplanet: Big River Rising These don’t need lots of Flash wizadry. Most use photos and some illustrations. More advanced interactions Blood Typing Game from The samples below include more complex navigation or sophisticated animation.Blood typing game.

Choose a Different Ending from Simulations and branching scenarios For scenario design tips and more examples, see the scenarios category of this site.Connect with Haji Kamal. Vendor demonstrations Clearly Trained. Artistic and political Bear 71. More collections. Home - Digital Capability. Moodle Best LMS. Accredited Training College. The Vocational Graduate Certificate in Digital Education is for educational practitioners and professionals from across all education sectors who want to become leaders in modern teaching and assessment practices. Participants in this course will explore, trial and share the most effective pedagogical practices in the modern era through the creation and delivery of their own online course. Job roles relevant to this qualification include educator (teacher, trainer or facilitator), school principal, educational manager, learning and development consultant, RTO manager or head of department, organisational learning and leadership manager, training manager, workforce planner, educational professional working in an RTO, manager providing research or information related to career development.

In addition, the qualification may relate to pre-service teachers and continuing registration requirements. If the menu below does not work on your browser, click here to access text version. Close Close. Accredited Training College. Markdown: The Syntax You (Probably) Already Know. There are a lot of reasons to love plain text. We’ve mentioned some of them in earlier ProfHacker posts, such as Alex’s about JDarkRoom and Jason’s about nvALT. Briefly, plain text is a great format to use because (1) it can be read by any computer or device; (2) it’s future proof, since computers will always be able to read it; (3) it can be synced to all your devices; (4) it can be converted to virtually any format.

In a future post, I plan to explain the virtues of plain text at greater length. But there is one major objection to writing in plain text. In fact, it’s an objection that ProfHacker commenter iredale has made: The program saves only to .txt files? There’s a way for plain text to handle formatting too, in a way that’s lightweight and so easy to learn, you might already know it. The Syntax You Already Know Suppose you’re writing an e-mail (that will be sent in plain text). Be sure to read William James, _The Varieties of Religious Experience_. That looks like a title. Markdown. MY AWESOME NOTETAKING SYSTEM | JONATHAN REEVE. I accumulate a lot of notes. Some are little personal ephemera, like ideas, addresses, or sketches for poems; some are commentary about books I’m reading; some are notes I take in class.

I also maintain lists of things for fun: plant names I think are cool, possible band names, titles for things, new vocabulary words. I’ve used just about every possible medium for collecting these notes: little back-pocket notebooks, giant unruled composition books, moleskines, voice recorders, and even stacks of index cards. I’ve also used a ton of different word processors and notes apps: Microsoft Word, EverNote, the iPhone notes app, and Tomboy Notes, to name a few. Plain text files (.txt) are better because: They’re faster. Suppose you want to use fancy formatting, though? Markdown is a way of formatting plain text to allow for rich-text-like formatting, like headers, italics, etc. Vim is probably the best text editor ever made. It’s ubiquitous. Here are some of my favorite vim features: The wiki. For Education. CoachNote. Making screencasts: The pedagogical framework - Casting Out Nines.

Last week I was honored to be part of the MOOC on An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching that’s currently being offered by Vanderbilt University through Coursera. Derek Bruff (who did a 4+1 interview for us last year) is one of the lead instructors of the MOOC, and he asked me to contribute three videos about my use of screencasting and lecture as part of the flipped classroom.

Those videos went out on the MOOC last week, and now that the Courserians have had a week with them, I’m going to share them with you as well. I made three of these videos. The first one, below, has to do with my approach to lecture and the pedagogical framework for screencasting as part of a flipped-instruction model. The second and third, which I will post later, get into the nuts and bolts of how I actually construct screencasts.

Anyway here’s the first video, and I hope it’s of use in some way. Making screencasts: The pedagogical framework from Robert Talbert on Vimeo. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. This publication has been funded in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) under contract number ED05CO0039. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Additional information about participation in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) can be found on the Working Group home page.

Other previously active WCAG WG participants and other contributors to WCAG 2.0. Review. Powtoon tutorial. Celltower03. 11 Good Digital Storytelling Resources. Digital storytelling comes in many forms. Digital storytelling could refer to creating podcasts, creating videos, or creating multimedia ebooks to name of few of its forms.

If you're considering developing your first digital storytelling project for your class, here some resources that can help you get started.Ebooks and web references for digital storytelling. One of the best people I know for advice about digital storytelling is Silvia Tolisano. Silvia Tolisano, the author of the excellent Langwitches blog, offers an awesome free ebook about digital storytelling. The Digital Storytelling Teacher Guide is a free twenty-eight page ebook produced by Microsoft. Digital storytelling guru Kevin Hodgson runs a website all about stopmotion movie creation. The Digital Directors Guild is a project designed to help teachers develop digital storytelling projects for their classrooms.

Tools for Creating Digital Stories. Myna is a free web-based audio track mixer created by Aviary. About Us. 321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology. Articulate - E-Learning Software and Authoring Tools. Techtools. Free Technology for Teachers. Articulate Storyline VS Adobe Captivate. How I Use Inexpensive Stock Photos to Create E-Learning Characters. Getting Started with Articulate Storyline. CmapTools - Download. Freeplane. Home - FolioSpaces free ePortfolio - 2GB free storage - free institutional hosting - teachers - students - school - college - university. 26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments.

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