About tekhnologic I’m a language learner as well, and I try my best to find time to learn Japanese and French, although I am not always successful. Personally, I find reading is the best way to learn as I am absorbing vocabulary in context with a story and can notice grammar patterns. Why is my blog call tekhnologic? I wanted to originally name by blog technologic, but like most ideas, someone else had already thought of it first. Online Corporate Training Tips With Bruce Graham by PowToon! Introducing the third video in Bruce Graham’s series on “Corporate Training Tips.” Check it out and remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more great videos!! Bruce Graham is a highly experienced freelance instructional designer Virtual meeting smackdown! 15 top Web conferencing services compared A screenshot from Watchitoo, an inventive and powerful new addition to the Web conferencing field. (Click for full size) Here are our top choices for live streaming tools, webinars & employee collaboration online Target audience: Nonprofits, brands, educators, foundations, NGOs, cause & community organizations, Web publishers, individuals. Updated Jan. 19, 2011.
Online Collaboration Tools: A Critical Examination: Twiddla Analysis Collaboration tool Analysis Who are they and what do they do? Twiddla is a real-time based collaboration tool that allows many people the opportunity to gather at one time and communicate via text or video in order to make suggestions for changes on websites, documents, or images. The programmers who created this tool actually designed it for themselves with the idea of having a way to share ideas in real-time in a whiteboard like setting. This tool was the first of its kind, as the programmers were forced to create this tool for their job needs. Who is this application for? Free Online Whiteboard Create Awesome Video Lessons In Minutes Flip your classroom. Tell your story.
The Importance of Building Community in Online Classes Taking an online course should be more than sitting in front of a computer — real engagement involves becoming a part of the community of learners. The concept of peer learning recognizes that students are an important source of knowledge in addition to faculty and course material. Students are not passive receptacles to be filled with information, instead, they are active learners. Being a member of a learning community means engaging in reciprocal learning activities, soaking in new ideas and sharing perspectives and experiences to make meaning of the information. Learning happens through discussion, reflection, collaborative teamwork, and most importantly, taking initiative and responsibility to listen, question, and think critically within the community of fellow learners.
Capture for Chrome: create and upload vi... MediaCore Capture for Chrome is a free Chrome extension that lets you capture picture-in-picture video from your screen and webcam, record a Chrome tab, any desktop window or your entire screen, or simply record from your webcam. Once you’re finished recording you can easily upload your video to MediaCore. 1) Start by downloading MediaCore Capture for Chrome from the Chrome store. 2) Next, click on the MediaCore icon in the Chrome toolbar and click on "Get Started" to launch the app. 3) Choose your settings: Select an appropriate video size and decide if you want embed video from your webcam and enable the microphone. 4) In this example I'm going to show you how to record a tutorial from your screen with the webcam embedded in the corner.
Video Tools Skip to main content Get your brand new Wikispaces Classroom now and do "back to school" in style. guest Join | Help | Sign In cooltoolsforschools Home guest| Join | Help | Sign In 12 Recommended Web Extensions for English Language Learners Teach your students how to use a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) to empower their language learning. Extensions appear at the top of a browser usually to the right (left for Safari) of the omnibar. These tiny icons when clicked allow students to interact and engage with any website. Each extension is packed with incredible features and allow students to do things, such as hear websites read aloud, translate websites, define words, create flashcards with new vocabulary, take quizzes, bookmark the website, annotate the website, and so much more. Find free extensions by searching the web browser’s store. For Chrome, click the Window tab then Extensions.
65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources Interactive whiteboard resources are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students to further their use of technology in the classroom. Here is a list of some great interactive whiteboard resources and activities guaranteed to stimulate learning:
Marzano Study: 13 best practices for effective online teaching There is a vast amount of research available on best practices for classroom teaching in a traditional learning environment. However - despite the explosive growth of online learning, there is a shortage of research that examines the effect of instructional strategies on student academic outcomes in an online learning environment. To address this research void, the Marzano Research Laboratory (MRL) undertook a study to determine best practices in online teaching and to evaluate the relationship between student achievement and effective teacher pedagogical practices with respect to online instruction. The study analyzed instructional practices and achievement data across 23 sites in 12 states.
Voscreen: teaching with video clips I might be a bit late to the Voscreen party as I’ve discovered this free platform a couple of months ago. I’ve been experimenting with it quite a bit and I’d like to share my 10 ideas about using it with English learners in and out of the classroom. What is Voscreen? Voscreen is a free platform (you need to sign up / log in with your Facebook account which takes 5 seconds) offering a variety of very short video clips which come from TV series, movies, songs, you name it. In each short clip, a phrase is said. As you enter the website, you select your native language, watch the clip, and then choose the accurate translation to the short phrase uttered in the clip.