Email Share April 5, 2012 - by Mike Shumake 0 Email Share
You are watching a cool video online and you are interested in getting it on your smartphone without affecting the original quality? Good videos are available all over the internet, but are they available in the right format for your phone? No! So we thought of giving you a perfect solution/software for this. We have Audials Moviebox to the rescue. Earlier we shared about setting up your own radio station using Audials Radiotracker.
Teachers today are fortunate to have access to technological tools that make our jobs easier and minimize the paperwork involved in educating our students. I didn’t grow up with computers like today’s students did, but I’m very much on board with becoming more tech savvy and, yes, even accepting help from my students when I have technical difficulties. About a year ago I bought myself an iPad after saving for it for months.
SayMac 是一個以 Mac 影音教學的工作室，會不定期提供不少教學影片。我們T客邦這次則是和 SayMac 合作，未來也會不定期整理部分教學影片來提供我們T客邦讀者，讓各位 Mac 使用者也能透過影片來學會更多 Mac 使用經驗。一開始，我們先整理了 Mac 基本的使用技巧，適合剛進入 Mac 世界的人。 輕鬆學：如何使用系統偏好設定 對於初學者來說，系統偏好設定是一開始必玩的功能之一，而系統偏好設定中其實也有不少容易被人忽略的小技巧，如果你或是身邊的人剛好是 Mac 新手的話，適合先看看這段教學影片。 輕鬆學：清除 Mac OS X 上的 Dashboard Widget
A few months ago I wrote Playing With Pearltrees - A Great Way to Organize the Web .
Today I had the privilege to participate in Discovery's Beyond the Textbook forum. One of my take-aways from the day's conversation is that most of the technologies that we want to use to make textbooks interactive and meaningful for students already exist, we just need to organize and utilize them in a way that makes sense for teachers and students.
The Science of Gardening is a superb collection of interactive graphics and videos about gardening that I learned about from Mark Dunk on Twitter. Produced by Exploratorium, Science of Gardening has three basic categories; Feed, Control, and Bloom. In each category there are multiple videos and interactive graphics for students to explore. In the Feed category students learn about dirt, compost, and seeds.
Pearltrees is a site I just found out about from The Educational Technology Guy . This is a wonderful site for curating the web in a collection pearls. These pearls can then be customized and arranged in different patterns.
PBS Kids Cyberchase offers dozens of online and offline mathematics games and activities for students.
The use of mobile technology has opened up a whole new world in education. Terms like BYOD (bring your own device) is a common place occurrence. These devices has allowed educators and students to learn, teach, and study in a whole new way. Learning is no longer limited to the classroom and can occur in real-time almost anywhere. I've decided to list my favorite sites that can be used w/ mobile phones for educational purposes.
Word clouds are fun ways to visualize the prevalence of different words, whether in an assignment, blog, discussion, or survey. There are a variety of apps that you can use to create word clouds, such as Wordle. Tagxedo is a word cloud generator I have been playing with for the last couple of weeks and really like. It lets you take words from articles, slogans, speeches, letters, and more and turn them into word clouds. The size and boldness of the word relates to the number of occurrences of that word. What I like about Tagxedo is that it gives you a lot of options to customize your word cloud.