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Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes

Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes
Students of all ages are required to read text for a variety of purposes. With a large emphasis placed on teaching skills that help children tackle nonfiction, it's important to think about the different ways that students are gathering facts and details as they take in information. Teachers need to think beyond traditional text and make sure that their students have the necessary skills for processing, evaluating, and comprehending multimedia. Not a Trend, But a Tool Locating and sharing high quality multimedia content can be difficult. Even when you've found the perfect text to share with students, the next step can be logistically challenging. Many tech-enthusiastic educators have written off QR codes as a passing trend that can be replaced with augmented reality triggers. For teachers just getting started with technology, or those looking for flexibility in a BYOD (bring your own device) environment, QR codes still have an important place in a tech-friendly classroom.

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps We have now been Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for three years, and boy, do the students bring it. They bring it all! We have iPads, Surface, iPhones, Droids, Chromebooks, Macs, and PC laptops. Here's my current thinking. Please share yours in the comments section below. Note Taking If students can't find, review, and access their notes or pictures of the board, their mobile note-taking system is useless. Microsoft OneNote In my opinion, the most robust single note-taking app is Microsoft OneNote because it looks just like a traditional notebook. Evernote Evernote is a multiplatform app, but you cannot edit simultaneously. The premium version searches handwritten text so that photos of the board or your notes can actually be found later. eBooks With ebooks as the current battleground of education technology, students should know how to find and download ebooks and PDFs on Kindle, iBooks, and Kobo. Writing Traditional Essay Writing Collaborative Writing Moving Between Platforms Blogging Cloud Sync

City & Guilds launches mobile apps City & Guilds has recently launched a series of mobile phone apps as part of its commitment to enhancing learners’ experiences. 05 October 2012 / City & Guilds has recently launched a series of mobile phone apps as part of its commitment to enhancing learners’ experiences both in the UK and abroad. It is hoped the apps will give learners the freedom to develop their skills whenever and wherever they like. In total, three different apps have been developed - SmartCards, A-Z, and QuizCity. SmartCards, which are currently available for Business Administration, Customer Service and Retail learners, provide testing opportunities on key learning points through easy to use flashcards. All of the apps are available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch as well as all Android devices. Please visit the SmartScreen website for futher information.

How to use Near Field Communication to engage your foreign students Many of you have probably heard of QR codes and may not have the most positive opinion of them. QR codes are a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read using smartphones that link directly to text, emails, websites or phone numbers. The downside is that you need to download special software before you can use them, fiddle around on your phone to get to the right app and the results are all too frequently underwhelming. QR codes may have their function, but the reality is that they’re often tricky and frustrating to use. So that’s where Near Field Communication (NFC) codes come in. Using NFC to help our students I've been working on a mobile learning project involving scavenger hunts in my role as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language at Central College Nottingham. Our experience and student feedback from our original vocabulary scavenger hunts using QR codes showed that although they were easy to create they were not too easy to use and put them off the exercise.

Puffin Academy Mind Mapping Software - Create Mind Maps online Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 The 30 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 by TeachThought Staff So 2014 is almost over, and it’s time to start looking back at what’s happened in the last year. Today, we do that in the form of the best educational apps for iPad in 2014. One way to think of this list (thematically) is as a kind of editor’s choice for TeachThought staff and contributors. The Trends As a staff, we speculated about, downloaded, and tested each one of these apps within classrooms and on on our own tablets and smartphones to get a sense for where the trends in mobile learning apps are headed. Within the 30 apps below there is some of that, but some other apps you may not expect to see in what is a comparatively short editor’s choice list for educational apps. What will you see? Brainfeed represents an exciting new kind of app that we love (more on them in the near future), helping to curate the impossible and scary index of YouTube content and turn it into a usable classroom library. A Diverse Collection

7 Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard Whether you’re interesting in blending, flipping, personalizing, or differentiating your classroom, technology can be a huge help. Technology gives students direct access to content, which frees the teacher up for other roles. iPads function exceptionally well in this capacity, and one of their talents is to function as a digital whiteboard. Whether you want to lead an in-person class through the iPad screen, or you need remote access to eLearners or others in a school-to-school program, you’ve got options. Below are 8 apps (with various strengths and weaknesses–the only way to know if they truly fit your needs is to try them, unfortunately) that can help you blend and flip your classroom–or just give students more direct access to you, one another, and the content. 8 Apps To Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Whiteboard 1. Price: Free to try, $4.99 for full version 2. Price: Free More information from developer: “Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. 3. 4. Price $4.99 5. 6.

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) PowerSchool Learning: (Previously Haiku Learning.) This is a full learning management system (LMS) that I’m trying to get our school to adopt. It’s multiplatform and robust, which makes it a great fit for our BYOD environment. It also works on top of Google Classroom, so I have all those features too, plus my grade book. Google Classroom: Teachers are moving in droves to Google Classroom. There are many other content-sharing platforms, like Moodle, Canvas, and CourseSites. Screencasting and Capturing What Happens in Class If you’re going to share and interact with your students in the electronic and physical spaces (as you should), you must learn how to screencast. In some exciting news, Apple has announced that iOS 11 (out later this year) will include screen recording capabilities and new screenshot features. Screencast-O-Matic: This is my go-to app. Cloud Syncing Dropbox: If you shoot video and need to get it onto your computer, Dropbox is essential. Expression Blogging Presentations

The Best 30 Educational iPad Apps in 2014 November 28, 2014 I am not sure if you have seen this or not, but our colleagues in Teachthought have created this wonderful list featuring some of the best educational iPad apps in the year 2014. The selection attempts to provide teachers and educators with powerful apps to help them perform a variety of digital tasks including : note taking, PDF marking, file sharing, video and presentations creating and many more. I have actually spent some time sifting through its content and found it really worth bringing to your attention. Have a look and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy

48 – Videoscribe – NEW | Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 Videoscribe lets you create your own whiteboard-style animations with no design or technical know-how Websites: www.videoscribe.coCost: Commercial. Free trial Availability: Download YEARLY RANKINGS 2015: 48 2014: – 2012: –2011: –2010: –2009: –2008: –2007: – Comments from some of those who selected Videoscribe as one of their Top 10 Tools “An easy to use too for developing animations”“Videoscribe for developing animations” Ellen Schuurink, 2015