46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start?
Logistics - iPad pilot program @ Oberlin College Applications for Fall 2010 semester are no longer being accepted. Applications are due Friday, August 27 and will be evaluated by staff in OCTET and CTIE (Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence). Participants will be chosen such that there is a broad representation of disciplines and pedagogical styles.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Top 27 Free Tools to collaborate, hold discussions, and Backchannel with Students 1- ChannelME ChannelME is a great web tool. It allows its users to browse a particular website simultaneously. They are able to look at the same content of a web page with friends in real time and even chat with each other . Using Dropbox in the Classroom When I mention Dropbox to friends and colleagues, I usually get one of two responses – a knowing smile and nod, or a puzzled and quizzical look. Whether you know what the program is, you have likely heard the name. But really, what is Dropbox? Dropbox is many things — a multifaceted tool that’s so powerful, you’ll continue to discover new ways to use it.
iPad - tablette - 14 Ways to Use Garageband in the Classroom Garageband is a great app that I think any student or teacher using an iPad should consider buying. It is a multi-track audio editing app that is as robust as you will ever need (unless of course you teach audio production). Later this week I will be posting a new page full of Garageband resources for teachers, students and learning. For now, you can get your brain juices flowing by reading the list below, watching the embeded ‘how to’ videos, and then go start playing with Garageband yourself! Download Garageband from iTunes here. 1) Create Soundtracks/Scores to Your iMovie Project – if you’re not already making iMovie projects with your students, you should read ’13 Ways To Use iMovie in the Classroom‘.
The 9 Best Web Tools Teachers Will Use This Year Clear communication with students and their parents is one of the primary goals of every teacher. Start this year with just that by using a variety of tools to share your plans and expectations for the coming academic year. In past years I have used a number of these assets but I have not as clearly organized them as I have this year. For this year’s bunch I have gathered the most important items into one single web page of my classroom website, New Students 2013-2014. 5 Recommended iPad Screensharing Apps The iPad is supposed to make teaching and learning easier, right? But if you’ve ever tried to talk your mom through a new task on her computer or iPad without being able to show her what you’re doing, you can understand that some frustration might ensue as you try to get an entire class to follow along with you. Or maybe you want to show a quick video or diagram, but holding up your iPad to the class really isn’t reaching everyone. There are a lot of folks out there who feel your pain, and to ease it just a bit, they’ve created Apps to share your screen. There are a lot of them out there, so we’ve sifted through and picked out some of the better ones to give you a good place to start.
AirServer – 30 Apple TVs for the price of One (and instant sharing and engagement in the Classroom) This is not a Plug. I actually happily used AirServer’s competitor, Reflector, before I discovered AirServer, and it has some features AirServer lacks ( namely the ability to record the iPad screen in action on your computer). I also am a happy owner of an AppleTV at home. What is your tech of choice for getting groups of children interacting with technology? Interactive Whiteboards? XFINITY Connect: Inbox (83) Your Privacy is a Priority Facebook Connect allows you to use your Facebook credentials to login to certain portions of XFINITY TV and XFINITY.com. Comcast does not send your Comcast account or billing information to Facebook as part of this connection process. You can read more about which portions of XFINITY TV and XFINITY.com support Facebook Connect, here. Added Security Delivers Peace of Mind
iPad - tablette - ce que ça fait et fait pas/Dos and don'ts The following User Guides and Resource Links are provided to support staff using a University iPad. This information may be useful for personally owned iPads or other Apple devices running iOS software (eg. iPod Touch, iPhone) but is provided as a guide only. Students and staff are responsible for the backup of data on their personal devices. IT Services DOES NOT provide support for personal devices and takes no responsibility for data loss. Purchase of additional iPad Apps Members of University Council and Senior Executive who have been issued with a University iPad can contact the 17triplezero IT Service Desk. to arrange purchase of Apps.