Favourite tools [list updated periodically] My favourite software and hardware tools [For qualitative information processing and writing on the PC, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
For Mac, Linux or Android alternatives search the Outliner Software forum or use a Windows emulator.] Qualitative data analysis: ConnectedText (CT) – a personal (or desktop) wiki, database for notes (i.e. Zettelkasten), outliner, writing tool, diary application, and whatever else you make of it. Note-taking: Reading and managing PDFs (and note-taking): Notable PDF [premium] in Chrome and on a Chromebook – saves annotations in cloud and syncs them across devices. Reading Help files on iPod Touch/iPad: CHM+ Lite (looks like it’s only available now as ChmPlus Pro – CHM Reader) – it’s a CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help) document reader. Brainstorming: Outlining: Concept mapping: VUE [FREE] – for free-form conceptual mapping. Mind mapping: Freeplane [FREE] – no nonsense mind mapper (I prefer it to its predecessor, FreeMind).
Trello. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Excellent Social Bookmarking Tools for Teachers. February, 2014 Social bookmarking is a new concept that has seen the light with the emergence of bookmarking services like the ones I cited below.Semantically speaking, ' social bookmarking' is made up of the the term " social " which is related to society and general interactions between people, and the verb " to bookmark " (used here as a gerund ending in ing) which has to do with recording and/or saving content for both later use and quick access.
Weaving the semantic reference of the two words results in social bookmarking as we know it today : a collaborative and collective saving and sharing of web content.' Below are some of the best social bookmarking websites I would recommend to teachers and students. Have a look and let us know what you think of them on our Facebook page. 1- Diigo This is my favourite tool for socialbookmarking. 2- Livebinders This is another powerful tool for saving and organizing your bookmarks. 3- Scoop.it. LiveBinders for Education. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 20 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have. By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below.
The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers 3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class. Step 6: Using Curation tools as part of your PLN.
Welcome to the sixth step in our free professional learning series on building your PLN.
In this activity you will explore: What is content curation? How to get started What is content curation? We are living in an era of information overload. Your Place for all Things Ed Tech in Extension. Google Trends, a Google tool utilized to aggregate search engine and news trend data, recently got an upgrade that allows data to boil down to a regional level per state.
This is great news for Extension – it allows us to take a look at timely topics that matter most to people on a semi-local level. Here is are a couple examples of how we can use Google Trends in Extension programming: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Local Interests. Google Trends, a Google tool utilized to aggregate search engine and news trend data, recently got an upgrade that allows data to boil down to a regional level per state.
This is great news for Extension – it allows us to take a look at timely topics that matter most to people on a semi-local level. Here is are a couple examples of how we can use Google Trends in Extension programming: I searched for three terms in Google Trends: 1) Food Safety, 2) Listeria, 3)Botulism. I was interested to see how many people used which term around the time of the listeria and botulism scares in Ohio. I limited the term search to just Ohio. As you can see from the graph, the term “Food Safety” was searched for far less over the past 12 months than the terms “Listeria” and “Botulism”, even during the height of the news cycles for these topics.
Another example of how to use Google Trends to track a topic that has a growing interest: Kids and Screen Time. When “Screen Time” is broken down by region: Diigo - Better reading and research with annotation, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking & more.