Virtual exchange tools
Did you know that Google Docs has support for QR codes built-in? That’s right, if you know the right function, the Spreadsheets app can generate QR codes with whatever inputs you like. Don’t believe us? Watch this video for the feature in action:
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Ten cool Chrome tricks you can use right now Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world. Learn some tricks for using it more efficiently and also have some fun along the way. According to StatCounter, Google Chrome currently holds the crown when it comes to web browser market share, standing at 35%, compared to about 32% for Internet Explorer, 22% for Firefox and about 7% for Safari.
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After covering everything that Google Search has to offer, you can easily forge that search only forms one small part of the Google behemoth. With so many different features and clients available, it’s very easy to use the basic features for each and leave it at that. However, if you delve a little deeper, there are many tricks hidden away that will help improve your experience. To help you out, here are a number of tips and tricks that you can use for four of Google’s more popular features: Gmail, Maps, Google Drive and Google News.
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BYOD Case Study: Sheffield High School Sheffield High School is a private girls’ all-through school, ie ages 4-18, in the urban setting of Sheffield, England. It has around 1000 pupils. Girl with phoneThe school makes for an interesting case study in that it has not yet actually implemented a BYOD programme. The groundwork has been laid, with the school working with its parent organisation, the Girls Day School Trust, to ensure that its networking infrastructure is robust enough to support the intended developments.
How I used a Cyrillic charset to solve the Gerbildoc mojibake problem | ulcc da blog A number of discussions are going on at the moment about the importance of preserving representation information for electronic files. Given the many possible ways even ordinary text can be encoded, it can never be taken for granted that digital files will be readable in the future. Maureen Pennock has recently set in motion the Crowd-sourced Representation Information for Supporting Preservation, to collect this information from anyone with something to contribute.
So you want to create a digital magazine for your students but still did not find the right web tools to do so. Well now you can . we have just finished reviewing some great web services that you can use with your students to create and publish highly customizable magazines and newspapers for your class. I am pretty sure as you introduce the idea to your students everyone will want to have a say in their next e-magazine.
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Blackboard Collaborate’s Live Virtual Classrooms in New Era of Learning Participants can join live sessions from anywhere: Blackboard, a recognized leader in enterprise technology products for education and training use, is now making its mark in delivering live collaboration for the virtual classroom with Blackboard Collaborate. Since acquiring the Elluminate and Wimba web conferencing products a couple years back, the company developed the newer product offering Blackboard Collaborate to integrate web, video, and voice conferencing as well as IM features that facilitate live learning anywhere with one product. To understand the need for virtual classrooms as a platform, the education sector in particular has several broader objectives to contend with.
Last Updated:5 October, 2012Section:news Bring languages to life with personalised online characters Ever thought of building a robot and having it do all your dirty work in the classroom? At the end of August, I discovered a resource that could potentially replace us teachers. I exaggerate: this resource could never replace you or me. MFL - Let your alter ego out - news
One of my favourite language tools is dict, a dictionary client.
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Pinterest is a social bookmarking tool, and it's taking off like gangbusters. Right now there's a waiting list to be invited, but once you're in, you can create visual bookmarks on virtual pinboards. You can "pin" items from websites with images, and it turns out you can pin videos from YouTube as well. The handy part about pinned videos is that you don't even need to leave Pinterest to view the video. In order to pin a YouTube video, you need to make sure you use the video's URL rather than the embed code. Don't just copy the URL at the top of the screen. Posting a YouTube on Pinterest
Another positive virtual world wave approaching We can argue about the delineation between types of virtual world, games and social media and their popularity with users, press, business etc. However it does seem there are some interesting developments that feel like a rejuvinating step. For those of us in the industry and still passionate about it it is good news as we can help all the people just discovering all the wonderful benefits, the interesting challenges and sparking new ideas on how to communicate live online. The first biggie is the birth of the web based (Facebook) virtual world.
Twitter – A Teaching and Learning Tool I think I have found the perfect place to reflect on the way a network, and specifically how Twitter, can impact on what goes on in the classroom.
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I have been using Skype to make cheap calls to friends and family abroad for ages now. While making these free international calls, I’d often wondered whether it would work well in the language classroom for e-twinning. Skype Calls for e-Twinning in L2