Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers – Helping teachers make better classrooms, one mouse-click at a time. quick_start_guide Translations of this page: Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Read on for an overview of Zotero's features and capabilities. How do I install Zotero? How do I open Zotero? Zotero can be opened from your operating system's dock or file manager like any other program. What does Zotero do? Zotero is, at the most basic level, a reference manager. What kind of items are there? Every item contains different metadata, depending on what type it is. What can I do with items? Items appear in Zotero's center pane. Collections The left pane includes My Library, which contains all the items in your library. above the left pane to create a new collection, a folder into which items relating to a specific project or topic can be placed. Items can be assigned tags. Searches Quick searches show items whose metadata, tags, or fulltext content match the search terms and are performed from the Zotero toolbar. Saved Searches Attachments
PeerWise How-to Guides and Software Tutorials 25 Nov 2013 The Most Useful Email Addresses That You Should Save in your Address Book Most popular websites offer an email interface allowing you to post content on to that site from basic mobile phones that don’t have apps or even a web browser. 27 Jan 2014 Master YouTube Search with Simple Commands Searching videos on YouTube is simple but if you know a few advanced search tricks, it becomes even more fun and accurate. 22 Oct 2013 Find the Perfect File Manager App for your Android Google Play hosts hundreds of file management apps for Android and we’ll help you find that perfect app for managing files on your Android phone and tablet. 07 Oct 2013 Get Things Done Faster with these Microsoft Word Tips You have been using Microsoft Word to write documents for years but here are some lesser-known tips, tricks and shortcuts that will help you do things faster and more easily. 04 Oct 2013 Keyboard Shortcuts for iPhone & iPad [Updated for iOS 7] 24 Sep 2013 04 Sep 2013 26 Aug 2013 04 Mar 2014 08 Aug 2013
Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Why do so many Moodle courses suck? Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Despite this the vast majority of Moodle courses I see are a long list of Word and PDF documents with at best a few forums that enable a minimum of human social interaction. Given the state of many of these courses, it’s no wonder that drop out rates for online learning are so high. And of course Moodle isn’t the only culprit. Many of the other commercially available LMS (learning management systems) and VLE (virtual learning environment) platforms aren’t doing any better. Moodle has been around now since 2002 and research carried out in 2013 showed that more than 7.3 million students had studied in more than 83 thousand registered sites. The problem surely isn’t Moodle, because the platform is capable of delivering all of the above. How about ready made courses? Best
Guide to Making a Pecha Kucha Presentation: Overview - avoision Pecha Kucha, the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”) began in Tokyo, back in 2003. Conceived by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, their original goal was to create a space where designers could share their ideas/passions with others. However, knowing how dangerous it is to give a designer a microphone… they decided to put some checks in place. In order to prevent speakers from droning on and on, the Pecha Kucha format has restrictions: namely, 20 slides, on display for 20 seconds each. Because of this constraint every single Pecha Kucha presentation, regardless of speaker or topic, is exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds in length. Since its inception, the Pecha Kucha format has spread to multiple cities around the world. My name is Felix Jung, and I gave my first talk at Pecha Kucha Chicago, Volume 9. A few caveats: I’m no professional speaker, nor do I profess to have any kind of secret insider knowledge. Next: Getting Started
Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. 30Hands allows a user to make pictures, annotate them, record a voice explainer and then packages it all into a video. Adobe Voice is a recently released education product from Adobe that allows students to narrate a story over an array of digital images. Book Creator is only available for iPads, allowing kids to easily create their own iBook by importing images, multimedia, text, and audio. Koma Koma is a simple stop-motion animation tool.
Qwiki: genera vídeos explicatius sobre qualsevol tema | Betes i Clicks – desenredant la xarxa Fa uns dies que es sent a parlar d’un nou buscador/enciclopèdia/recurs per trobar informació, Qwiki . Es tracta d’una eina que, per a qualsevol temàtica que li plantegem ens retorna les dades que troba en forma d’un “vídeo” amb narració que ens explica d’un cop d’ull el tema que li hem plantejat, utilitzant diferents tipus de fonts disponibles a la xarxa: textos, imatges, vídeos… La veritat, és més fàcil veure-ho que explicar-ho! Per exemple, podem provar amb un lloc, si cerquem “ Catalunya “, el vídeo ens parla de les dades demogràfique i geogràfiques, tot amanit amb algunes imatges de castellers, senyeres, Cadaqués, Barcelona i Calella entre d’altres. S’ha de veure, feu la prova . Al final del vídeo, ens mostra un resum de temàtiques relacionades per aprofundir: Si anem a la pestanya “Contents” veurem en text i fotografies el resum del vídeo i enllaços relacionats. via el meu amic @witteger Més articles sobre recursos que us poden interessar: Comparteix aquesta entrada: