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6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2017

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2017

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Zoom vs. Skype for Business Skype for Business Skype for Business has many of the same features as Zoom, however, where Skype for Business really excels is as an office communications solution. Skype for Business allows you to connect easily and quickly with co-workers using instant messaging, screen and document sharing, and informal audio/video calls. Sending a quick message or file through Skype for Business revolves around the intuitive chat interface, familiar to those who have used Office Communicator, Lync or Skype, and can easily integrate video and audio from the chat window.

My Best of series You can find all of my “Best” lists in broad categories here. The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on another page where they are listed in the chronological order in which I originally posted them. You can find that link at the top of my blog by first clicking on About and then scrolling down to Websites of the Year. Two thousand “Best” lists are a lot of best lists! Of course, Control + F on PCs and Command + F on Macs are great ways to search for keywords on those lists when you’re looking for something.

The Promise of Virtual Reality in Higher Education Virtual reality teeters on the edge of becoming mainstream, with software development outstripping the hardware and memory storage needed. In this article, a librarian and an art historian discuss the many ways that VR may transform learning and student experiences. Not that long ago students and scholars could access only the libraries and museums available to them on their home campus — or perhaps in their city or region — because only a select few had the credentials to access materials from other institutions or the means to travel to distant places for their research. The Internet changed everything, of course, with the corpus of human knowledge now at everyone's fingertips. Just as hypertext, digital publishing, and other digital media have transformed the ways in which we engage with documents and collections, the technologies surrounding virtual reality (VR) may ultimately transform the ways in which we teach, learn, engage with each other, and experience the world writ large.

Illnesses and Diseases Vocabulary Illnesses and Diseases vocabulary in English. Disease is a particular abnormal condition that affects part or all of an organism not caused by external force and that consists of a disorder of a structure or function, usually serving as an evolutionary disadvantage. Illness is generally used as a synonym for disease. Affordable Virtual Reality Opens New Worlds For People With Disabilities Dale Garrett of Columbia, Mo., a 96-year-old World War II veteran, experiences a trip to a war memorial through virtual reality. Courtesy of Honor Everywhere hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Honor Everywhere Dale Garrett of Columbia, Mo., a 96-year-old World War II veteran, experiences a trip to a war memorial through virtual reality.

4 Tools for Building Academic Vocabulary - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad There is a wealth of research to suggest that vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of student academic achievement across all curriculum areas. Experts agree, if given the opportunity to receive effective vocabulary instruction, most students can acquire vocabulary at rates that will improve their comprehension and also their chances for success in school. Even the Common Core identifies Academic Vocabulary as one of the six big shifts.

101 Ways to Use Tagxedo - Tagxedo Blog I'm glad to announce that the first version of "101 Ways to Use Tagxedo" is completed! --> <-- Please be patient as it does take a while to load the document (10MB, over 150 images). A few slides: Toyra Introduces Virtual Reality to Occupational Therapy Toyra is an advanced upper extremity rehabilitation platform that uses virtual reality, motion capture and healthcare information technology to deliver interactive exercises tailored to individual patients. Toyra is an innovative virtual rehabilitation platform designed to increase patient motivation and deliver a range of effective therapy exercises to patients with impaired function of the upper extremities. The system was designed to facilitate occupational therapy and improve the quality of life of patients with spinal cord injuries.

Enhanced Biofeedback with Virtual Reality - The MotionMonitor® Conduct motor-control and stimulus response studies with audio and visual cues using either a 2-D display or 3-D immersive stereoscopic display.Generate discrete or randomized targets.Provide visual and audio "pacing" signals for timed exercises.Encourage extended range of motion with "success" tones when target values are achieved.Monitor timing and existence of muscle recruitment with EMG feedback.Optimize balance strategies by tracking body segment center of mass and forceplate center of pressure.Record and save all data collected during the biofeedback trial.Display data selected from intuitive drop-down menus or defined by the user with standard math notation. Export all raw or processed data for further processing in other software. The image to the left dispicts a 2-D biofeedback balance exercise with the subject encouraged to extend his limit of stability.

Eight Great Apps for Educators to Create, Display and Share Nancy White/Flickr By Kathy E. Gill, PBS MediaShift For educators looking to integrate iPads, iPods and other mobile devices, here are eight must-have apps that will make life easier to do things like move files, capture lectures, read PDFs, and much more. 1.

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