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Software for learning / Technologies

Software for learning / Technologies
This Software for Learning section of the Enabling e-Learning website is intended to inform and support teachers to select and plan for the use of tools and technologies to raise student learning outcomes. Select from the links below to find out about the different software types. You can also browse the snapshots of learning by software type, curriculum area or school level and find stories that show how software can be used in the classroom, and related discussions or products. Find out about: Assistive technologies Blogging BYOD/Mobile technologies Communication e-Portfolios Google Apps Interactive displays Interactive/thinking tools Multimedia – audio/music/sound Multimedia – graphics/animation Multimedia – video Learning management systems Presentation Publishing Social software Utilities/tools/gadgets

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Technology & Assessment This web page provides links to publications, presentations, and support materials developed and maintained by Dr. Helen Barrett, School of Education, University of Alaska Anchorage (retired). Listserv devoted to issues related to Electronic and Digital Portfolios, beginning July 15, 1998. Tech Writing Handbook - Dozuki This handbook will teach you how to create everything from manuals to work instructions. We’ll help you avoid the most common pitfalls of tech writing, from poor planning to outdated publishing. Authors:Kyle Wiens, CEO, iFixitJulia Bluff, Lead Writer, iFixit Academic reading circles My students very often tend to do the required course readings once, struggling not only with comprehension, but also relating the content from week to week. In order to both improve comprehension and dig deeper, this post is about pushing students to engage with the readings. One lesson I’ve tried to instill in new university students is that to understand material and get the most from a reading, you need to engage with it, like having a conversation where you go down various tangents, inspired by the original discussion, but always being able to bring it back.

Free Flash Who Wants to be a Millionaire Review Game Flash Who Wants to be a Millionaire was designed by a teacher for use in the classroom as a SmartBoard review game. This site has all of the tools needed to create a Who Wants to be a Millionaire review game, download your game for free, and play Who Wants to be a Millionaire in your classroom. You can also play Flash Who Wants to be a Millionaire online. Room3-FPS - E Portfolios CORE Breakfast Seminar on ePortfolios ePortfolio presentation given at a CORE Education Breakfast Seminar. Some of the main points from the presentation:clarify your purpose (pedagogy) before your technology (eportfolio tool)the eportfolio becomes the vehicle for drawing in the components of effective pedagogy and assessmentengage all stakeholders in discussion about the purpose and expectations surrounding eportfoliosthe eportfolio learning process is complex and cyclic, mirroring our expectation of teachers engaging in teaching as inquiryquality feedback, reflection and next steps are integral for eportfolios to support learning and attainment of goals ePortfolios #14: 3-Way Interviews and Priorities ePortfolios #13: A Reflection on my Classroom’s PROCESS

Free Flowchart Software and Tools, Freeware Help you create, share and print flowcharts absolutely free. Edraw will save you lots of time and money to create solid contender flowcharts. Discover why Edraw is the best flowchart freeware: Try it FREE. Edraw Flowchart Professional Version Edraw MindMap Free Version (freeware) Creating Stunning Visualizations With Impress.js Do you want to create beautiful slideshow presentations for the web using just HTML and CSS? That won’t be a problem with Impress.js, a powerful CSS3 transformation framework that lets you convert your HTML content into a slideshow with amazing effects. Impress.js is a jQuery plugin created on github by bartez which uses CSS3 functionality to create presentations. All the modern browsers will support the stunning visualizations created by Impress.js. Demo | Download Project File

Found Objects: How Picasso’s bull’s head can be used in the ELT classroom Found Objects: How Picasso’s bull’s head can be used in the ELT classroom Submitted by ellenpd on 27 September, 2012 - 17:00 The idea of found objects derives from taking things designed for another purpose and turning them into art: Picasso’s bull’s head made from bicycle parts is a famous example. The principle for teaching is the same: find something interesting and use it as stimulus for a lesson.

Free Flash Jeopardy Review Game The Instant Jeopardy Review Game has been designed and dramatically improved to make it the perfect review game for a wide variety of classroom uses. This tool is a fun and interactive way to review content in your classroom, meeting, conference, or other group setting. The new and improved version of the Jeopardy Review Game includes the following features: Simple insertion of pictures on Question and/or Answer slides Full support for symbols, such as exponents and wingdings style fonts Better support for foreign language Question and/or Answer slides Simpler visual editing process Embed anything in your question slides, even Youtube videos, flash objects, etc. Simple scorekeeping system Works on portable devices such as smartphones, iPad, and iPod Touch!

15 Sites That Show You The World in Real Time What if you could see the whole world as it is right this moment? It would certainly put things in perspective. Once you see the world through the lenses of these web sites you’ll realize just how vibrant and alive it is every single nanosecond. The statistics of it are amazing, and seeing them actually happen is even more amazing. The following 15 web sites allow you to experience the entire world as it happens, through multiple perspectives. Top Misconceptions About Stay-at-Home Dads For some reason, people feel it is necessary to dump their opinions on anyone who listens. And much of the time for a stay-at-home dad, it seems those opinions are aimed right at your forehead. Being a SAHD, although becoming more accepted, automatically makes you a bit of an outcast in the child-rearing world. It can be hard not to snap back or feel beaten down.

Top 11 Educational Video Websites for Teachers The use of multimedia in the classroom is a great way of getting students engaged. One of the biggest challenges we all face today is how to hold students attention for a longer time. It seems like multitasking has taken every bit of attention from our students. 5 Best Prezi Alternatives - Business Presentation software by PowToon! In the last couple of years many people have been searching for innovative ways to create executive, unique, and memorable presentations. PowerPoint was exciting in the early days of its launch, but too many boring presentations led to the creation of new softwares like Prezi. Prezi presentations helped to prevent us from falling asleep during presentations, but the zooming in and out effects of their software, and limited manipulation capabilities, called for more options and new players in the presentation market. 1.

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