40 Must-Know Web 2.0Edutools: A Quick Guide MOHAMED AMIN EMBI Centre for Academic Advancement Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2013
Table of Contents i TABLE OF CONTENTS PageCHAPTER 1 TWITTER What is Twitter?…………………………………………………. 1 Advantages of Twitter…………………………………………… 2 Ways of using Twitter in education…………………................. 2 Get started with Twitter…………………………………………. 4 References……………………………………………………….. 9CHAPTER 2 YOUTUBE What is Youtube?………………………………………………….. 10 Benefits of using Youtube…....………………………….................... 10 Usage of Youtube in teaching and learning……………………… 11 Strategies for using Youtube in teaching and learning………….. 12 Get started with Youtube……………………………….............. 14 References……………………………………................................. 20CHAPTER 3 GOOGLE DOCS What is Google Docs?..………………………………................... 21 Benefits from Google Docs…..…………………………………….. 21 Using Google Docs in the classroom…………………………… 22 Get started with Google Docs………………………………….. 24 References………………………………………………………… 31
ii Table of ContentsCHAPTER 4 SKYPE What is Skype?……………………………………………………. 32 Benefits of using Skype.…………………………………………. 32 Ways of using Skype in teaching and learning………............... 34 Usage in teaching and learning…………………………………. 35 Get started with Skype...………………………………………….. 36 References……………………………………………................... 43CHAPTER 5 WORDPRESS What is WordPress?…………………………………………….. 44 Advantages of using WordPress……….….................................... 44 Ways of using WordPress.…………………….............................. 45 Get started with WordPress………………………....................... 46 References…………………………………………........................ 52CHAPTER 6 DROPBOX What is Dropbox?………………………………........................... 53 Benefits of using Dropbox...……………………………………….. 53 Ways of using Dropbox…………………………………………. 54 Get started with Dropbox……………............................................ 56 References…………………………………...................................... 65CHAPTER 7 PREZI What is Prezi?..…………………………………………............... 66 Advantages of Prezi………...……………….................................... 66 Using Prezi…………………………….…………........................... 67 Get started with Prezi……...……………………………………… 69 References…………………………………………......................... 76
Table of Contents iiiCHAPTER 8 SLIDESHARE What is Slideshare?.…………………………................................. 77 Benefits of using Slideshare……………………............................. 77 Ways of using Slideshare…………………..................................... 78 Get started with Slideshare…………………………………….. 79 References………………………………………............................ 86CHAPTER 9 GLOGSTER What is Glogster?…………………………………..….................. 87 Benefits of using Glogster………………………………............... 88 Ways of using Glogster………………………………………….. 89 Get started with Glogster……………………………................... 90 References…………………………………………........................ 105CHAPTER 10 BLOGGER What is a Blog?..……………………………………........................... 106 Advantages of Weblogs and Blogs………………......................... 106 Benefits of using a Blog…………………………………................ 107 Ways of using Blog………………………………………………. 108 Get started with Blogger…………………………………………. 110 References…………………………………………........................ 119CHAPTER 11 DIIGO What is Diigo?..……………………………………....................... 120 Advantages of using annotation tools in education….................. 121 Usage in teaching and learning……………………………….. 122 Ways of using Diigo……………………………………………… 123 Get started with Diigo………………………………………….. 124 References…………………………………………......................... 137
iv Table of ContentsCHAPTER 12 FACEBOOK What is Facebook?..……………………………............................. 138 Advantages of Facebook……………………………..................... 138 Ways of using Facebook in education……………………………. 140 Usage in teaching and learning……………………………………. 140 Get started with Facebook………………………………………… 142 References………………………………………............................ 154CHAPTER 13 EVERNOTE What is Evernote?..…………………………………...................... 155 Benefits of using Evernote…………………………....................... 156 Ways of using Evernote………………………………………….. 158 Get started with Evernote…………………………………………. 161 References………………………………………………................... 172CHAPTER 14 JING What is Jing?..……………………………………............................ 173 Benefits of using Jing…………………………..…......................... 174 Using Jing in Education…………………………………………….. 174 Get started with Jing……………………………………………… 175 References……………………………………………………………182CHAPTER 15 LINKEDIN What is Linkedin?..………………………....................................... 183 Benefits for students…………………………..…..................................183 Benefits for teachers……………………………………………… 184 Ways student can benefit from Linkedin……………………….. 184 Get started with Linkedin………………………………………….. 186 References………………………………………............................. 192
Table of Contents vCHAPTER 16 EDMODO What is Edmodo?..……………………………………......................... 193 Using Edmodo in education…………………………..................... 193 Get started with Edmodo……………………………………………. 195 References………………………………………………................. 204CHAPTER 17 WIKISPACES What are Wikis?..……………………………………......................... 205 Wikis or Blog…………………………..…........................................ 205 Benefits of Wikis…………………………………………………….. 206 Usage in teaching and learning,…………………………………….. 207 Get started with Wikispaces……………………………………… 209 References…………………………………………………................ 217CHAPTER 18 DEL.ICIO.US What is Del.icio.us?..………………………………........................... 218 Advantages of using Del.icio.us…………………..….......................... 218 Using Del.icio.us in education…………………………………………219 220 Get started with Del.icio.us…………………………………………… References………………………………………………................. 227CHAPTER 19 VOICETHREAD What is VoiceThread?……………………………........................... 228 Benefits of using VoiceThread…………………..…............................ 228 Ways of using VoiceThread………………………………………. 229 Usage in teaching and learning………………………………………. 230 Get started with VoiceThread……………………………………… 232 References…………………………………………………………. 237
vi Table of ContentsCHAPTER 20 CAMTASIA STUDIO What is Camtasia Studio?………………………….......................... 238 Advantages of Camtasia Studio…………………............................ 239 Potential impacts of instructional video on learning……………. 240 Get started with Camtasia Studio……………………………….. 241 References…………………………………………………............... 260CHAPTER 21 SCOOP.IT What is Scoop.It? …………………………………….................... 261 Benefits of using Scoop.It…………………..…................................ 261 Get started with Scoop.It…………………………………………… 262 References…………………………………………….................... 270CHAPTER 22 Flickr What is Flickr? ……………………………………......................... 271 Ways of using Flickr…………………..…......................................... 271 Usage in teaching and learning……………………………………. 272 Get started with Flickr…………………………………………… 274 References…………………………………………………............ 284CHAPTER 23 Wordle What is Wordle? ……………………………………..................... 285 Ways of using Wordle…………………..…...................................... 286 Get started with Wordle……………………………………………. 287 References………………………………………………................. 290
Table of Contents viiCHAPTER 24 PINTEREST What is Pinterest? ………………………………............................... 291 Benefits of using Pinterest…………………..…............................... 291 Get started with Pinterest………………………………………….. 292 References………………………………………………................. 304CHAPTER 25 WALLWISHER What is Wallwisher? ……………………………............................. 305 Benefits of using Wallwisher…………………..…............................. 305 Ways of using Wallwisher………………………………………… 306 Get started with Wallwisher…………………………………….. 307 References……………………………………………….................. 315CHAPTER 26 SCRIBD What is Scribd? ……………………………………......................... 316 Ways of using Scribd…………………..…........................................ 316 Get started with Scribd………………………………………………318 References………………………………………………................. 322CHAPTER 27 NING What is Ning? ……………………………………............................. 323 Benefits of using Ning in education………………….......................... 323 Ways of using Ning………………………………………………….. 324 Usage in teaching and learning………………………………………… 325 Get started with Ning……………………………………………… 326 References……………………………………………….................. 341
viii Table of ContentsCHAPTER 28 ELLUMINATE What is Elluminate? …………………………................................... 342 Benefits of using Elluminate…………………..….............................. 342 Ways of using Elluminate…………………………………………… 346 Get started with Elluminate……………………………………….. 349 References……………………………………………….................. 365CHAPTER 29 VYEW What is Vyew? ………………………………................................... 366 A few ways Vyew is empowering users…………..…......................... 366 Educational uses of Vyew……………………………………………… 368 Get started with Vyew………………………………………………..370 References………………………………………………................. 377CHAPTER 30 SYNC.IN What is Sync.In? ……………………………………....................... 378 Advantages of Sync.In…………………..….......................................... 378 379 Get started with Sync.In……………………………………………….. References…………………………………………………............. 384CHAPTER 31 TWIDDLA What is Twiddla? …………………………….................................. 385 Advantages of Twiddla…………………..…....................................... 385 Ways of using Twiddla for teaching………………………………… 386 Get started with Twiddla…………………………………………….. 388 References………………………………………………................. 394
Table of Contents ixCHAPTER 32 SURVEY MONKEY What is SurveyMonkey? ………………………………................... 395 Advantages of SurveyMonkey…………………..…............................ 395 Benefits of using SurveyMonkey as online survey…………………. 396 Get started with SurveyMonkey…………………………………….. 398 References……………………………………………….................... 408CHAPTER 33 POLL EVERYWHERE What is Poll Everywhere? ……………………………..................... 409 Ideas of using Poll Everywhere in the classroom………………………409 Benefits of Poll Everywhere……………………………………….. 410 Get started with Poll Everywhere…………………………………… 411 References…………………………………………………............... 418CHAPTER 34 SCREENCAST-O-MATIC What is Screencast-O-Matic? …………………………..................... 419 Advantages of Screencast-O-Matic…………………....................... 419 Benefits of using Screencast-O-Matic………………………………. 420 Get started with Screencast-O-Matic……………………………….. 421 References………………………………………………………….. 428CHAPTER 35 Zotero What is Zotero? ………………………………................................. 429 Benefits of Zotero…………………..…................................................ 429 Advantages of Zotero……………………………………………….. 430 Zotero as a research tool…………………………………………….. 431 Get started with Zotero………………………………………………432 References…………………………………………………................ 445
x Table of ContentsCHAPTER 36 BUBBL.US What is Bubbl.Us? ……………………………………....................... 446 Benefits of Bubbl.Us…………………..…........................................... 446 Ideas for usage as a research tool……………………………………….. 447 Get started with Bubbl.Us………………………………………….. 448 References…………………………………………………................. 458CHAPTER 37 GO!ANIMATE What is Go!Animate? ………………………...................................... 459 Advantages of Go!Animate…………………..….............................. 459 Using Go!Animate in education……………………………………… 460 Get started with Go!Animate……………………………………….. 461 References………………………………………………….................. 472CHAPTER 38 EDUCREATIONS What is Educreations? …………………………………….............. 473 Benefits from Educreations…………………..…................................... 473 Advantages of Educreations……………………………………………474 Get started with Educreations……………………………………… 475 References………………………………………………….................. 484CHAPTER 39 ISSUU What is Issuu? …………………………………….............................. 486 Advantages of Issuu…………………..…............................................. 486 Using Issuu in the classroom…………………………………………. 487 Get started with Issuu……………………………………………….. 488 References………………………………………………….................. 494
Table of Contents xiCHAPTER 40 MYEBOOK What is Myebook? ……………………………………...................... 495 Advantages of Myebook…………………..…........................................ 496 Get started with Myebook………………………………………… 497 References…………………………………………………................ 507
Chapter 1: Twitter 1 Chapter 1 TWITTERWHAT IS TWITTER?Microblogging is a Web 2.0 technology and a new form of blogging that allowusers to publish online brief text updates, usually less than 140-200characters. The posts can be edited and accessed online, or sent as SMS, e-mail or via instant messaging clients. Usually, the microblogs authors embedtheir posts as a widget on blogs or sites. Microblogging enables a real-timeinteraction between users, using different devices, technologies andapplications. The best known microblogging services are Twitter (Carmen &Gabriela 2008). Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., whichoffers a social networking and microblogging service, allowing its users tosend and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to140 characters displayed on the users profile page. The short format of thetweet is a defining characteristic of the service, allowing informalcollaboration and quick information sharing that provides relief from risingemail and instant messaging fatigue. Twittering is also a less gated method ofcommunication: you can share information with people that you would notnormally exchange email or IM messages with, opening up your circle ofcontacts to an ever-growing community of like-minded people(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter).
2 Chapter 1: TwitterADVANTAGES OF TWITTERAdvantages of Twitter include the following: 1. Twitter is easy to use. In registration, it will only take you less than a minute to join, and no confirmation e-mail needed. 2. You can create as many accounts as you want. Followers are considered friends. Once they follow you through your tweets, you can follow them back and immediately considered you as a friend. 3. Message boards or “tweets” itself can be viewable in public whether you are friends or not, and you may include your URL as well which is clickable. 4. Twitter also has unique profile templates, which can be created through HTML mode or purchase it through legitimate dealers in different auction sites related to templates.(Source: http://unblocked.me/twitter_faq/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-twitter.php)WAYS OF USING TWITTER IN EDUCATIONThe following are some ways of using Twitter in education according toSteve Wheeler (2009): 1. Twit Board: Notify students of changes to course content, schedules, venues or other important information. 2. Summing Up: Ask students to read an article or chapter and then post their brief summary or précis of the key point(s). A limit of 140 characters demands a lot of academic discipline.
Chapter 1: Twitter 33. Twit Links: Share a hyperlink – a directed task for students – each is required to regularly share one new hyperlink to a useful site they have found.4. Twitter Stalking: Follow a famous person and document their progress. Better still if this can be linked to an event.5. Time Tweet: Choose a famous person from the past and create a twitter account for them – choose an image which represents the historical figure and over a period of time write regular tweets in the role of that character, in a style and using the vocabulary you think they would have used (e.g. William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar).6. Micro Meet: Hold discussions involving all the subscribing students. As long as everyone is following the whole group, no-one should miss out on the Twitter stream. All students participate because a sequence of contributors is agreed beforehand.7. Micro Write: Progressive collaborative writing on Twitter. Students agree to take it in turns to contribute to an account or ‘story’ over a period of time.8. Lingua Tweeta: Good for modern language learning. Send tweets in foreign languages and ask students to respond in the same language or to translate the tweet into their native language.9. Tweming: Start off a meme – agree on a common hash-tag so that all the created content is automatically captured by Twemes or another aggregator.10. Twitter Pals: Encourage students to find a Twitter ‘penpal’ and regularly converse with them over a period of time to find out about their culture, hobbies, friends, family etc. Ideal for learning about people from other cultures.
4 Chapter 1: TwitterGET STARTED WITH TWITTER STEP 1 Go to: http://www.twitter.com. STEP 2 Sign Up/Register To create a twitter account, click ‘Sign Up’.
Chapter 1: Twitter 5 Fill up the appropriateinformation: Full name, username, password and valid email address. Next, you need to Then, click access the email ‘Create my account you have account’ entered. Twitter will send you a conﬁrmation email. Click on the link in that message to conﬁrm your email address. You will be taken to the twitter page and you need to sign in first to use your registrated username and password.
6 Chapter 1: Twitter Finding Friends Click ‘Find Friends’. Find friends on Twitter through your email accounts, such as Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Hotmail and MSN accounts. Also, Twitter will give you a list of people among your email friends who have Twitter accounts. STEP 4 Becoming a Tweeter Click ‘Tweet’ to update and let people knowWrite here to and retweet start a what you are upconversation to. on Twitter.
Chapter 1: Twitter 7 Following To start following (knowthe latest post and update),open the page you want to follow then click the icon ‘Twitter’. Or, you can click ‘Who To Then, key in the Follow’ at a keyword to start your twitter searching the page page. you want to follow.
8 Chapter 1: Twitter The screen will belike this.Click here to startfollowing. Click ‘Retweet’ to Click ‘Reply’ to write a the post you like. reply/tweet the post.
Chapter 1: Twitter 9REFERENCESAdvantages and disadvantages of Twitter. http://unblocked.me/twitter_faq/advantages-and-disadvantages-of- twitter.php [27 May 2011]Carmen Holotescu & Gabriela Grosseck. 2008. Using microblogging in education. http://www.scribd.com/doc/2286799/Can-we-use-Twitter- for-educational-activities [27 May 2011]Steve Wheeler. 2009. Teaching with Twitter. http://steve- wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/01/teaching-with-twitter.html [27 May 2011]Wikipedia: Twitter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter [27 May 2011]
10 Chapter 6: YouTube Chapter 2 YOUTUBEWHAT IS YOUTUBEYouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view,and share video clips. It has become a popular form of Web 2.0 new media.A recent article in Wired cites an average of 65,000 uploads and 100 millionvideos viewed per day on YouTube (Godwin-Jones 2007). With theexception of content that is offensive or illegal, videos can be animations,footage of public events, personal recordings of friends. In short, it can beanything a user wants to post. Videos can be informational, entertaining,persuasive, or purely personal. One of an emerging class of socialapplications, YouTube allows users to post and tag videos, watch thoseposted by others, post comments in a threaded discussion format, search forcontent by keyword or category, and create and participate in topicalgroups. Users can view profiles of individuals who have posted orcommented on videos, see their favorite videos, and contact them.BENEFITS OF USING YOUTUBEVideo can be a powerful educational and motivational tool. However, a greatdeal of the mediums power lies not in itself but in how it is used. Video isnot an end in itself but a means toward achieving learning goals andobjectives. Effective instructional video is not television-to-studentinstruction but rather teacher-to student instruction, with video as a vehiclefor discovery (Duffy 2008). YouTube is increasingly being used by educators
Chapter 2: YouTube 11as a pedagogic resource for everything from newsworthy events fromaround the world to “slice-of-life” videos used to teach students within anESL course. The following are some general guidelines recommended byClark and Mayer (2002) in relation to considering the appropriate use of anymedia to improve learning that media must; 1. Be aligned with expected learning or performance outcome; 2. Reduce cognitive load; 3. Exclude superficial text or graphics; 4. Be appropriate for target learner’s learning literacys 5. Educators (and students alike), will find that video is an effective catalyst and facilitator for classroom discourse and analysis.USAGE OF YOUTUBE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGYouTube draws user into the experience of viewing videos and engaging withthe content as commentators and creators, activities that heighten students’visual literacy which is an important skill in today’s electronic culture. Even ifmost of the content on YouTube lacks an educational goal, the applicationencourages experimentation with new media. Many educators believe thatthe act of creating content is a valuable learning exercise, helping develop adeeper understanding of the subject matter and the tools used to create thatcontent. To the extent that YouTube facilitates such creation, it has thepotential to expose students to new insights and skills, as well as link themto various online communities. As a social-software application, YouTube ispart of a trend among Net Generation students to replace passive learningwith active participation, where everyone has a voice, anyone can contribute,and the value lies less in the content itself than in the networks of learnersthat form around content and support one another in learning goals.
12 Chapter 6: YouTubeSTRATEGIES FOR USING YOUTUBE IN TEACHING ANDLEARNINGThe following are some guidelines relating to the specific use of video topromote active viewing and maximize learning: 1. SEGEMENT - allow your students to watch the video in short segments. 2. NOTES - videos are ideal for developing note-taking skills. Take notes on the first viewing, then rewind, replay and check them. This can be done individually or collectively as a class discussion / brainstorming session. 3. PAUSE - use the "pause" feature to temporarily stop the tape and allow your students to try to predict/recall what will happen next. 4. SOUND OFF - for video sequences that rely on visuals, turn the sound off and narrate. This technique works especially well for listing the steps of a process. 5. PICTURE OFF - use the audio clues to describe what is on screen. Compare and contrast the predictions with the actual video. 6. PREVIEW each video carefully to determine its suitability for the lessons objectives and studentslearning outcomes. 7. INTEGRATE the video into the overall learning experience by adding an experimental component to the lesson. Activities can be done prior to viewing; to set the stage, review, provide background information, identify new vocabulary words, or to introduce the topic. The activity can be done after viewing to reinforce, apply, or extend the information conveyed by the program. Often the video can serve as an introduction or motivator for the hands-on activity to come.
Chapter 2: YouTube 13 8. CUT – use online video editors like www.cuts.com or www.eyespot.com to capture the concepts that are most relevant for your lesson topic. It is often unnecessary and time-consuming to screen a program in its entirety. When previewing a program, look for segments particularly relevant or useful to the lesson or activity planned. 9. FOCUS - give students a specific responsibility while viewing. Introduce the video with a question, things to look for, unfamiliar vocabulary, or an activity that will make the programs content more clear or meaningful. By charging students with specific viewing responsibilities, teachers can keep students "on task" and direct the learning experience to the lessons objectives. Be sure and follow-up during and after viewing the tape. 10. AFTER - when students have viewed the video consider; what interested them? What didnt they understand? How can you relate the program to their experiences and feelings? Ask the students to add comments / blog on the video. How can you validate and appreciate diverse reactions to the material?(Source: http://www.idahoptv.org/ntti/strategies.html)
14 Chapter 6: YouTube GET STARTED WITH YOUTUBE STEP 1 Go to http://www.youtube.com/ STEP 2 Creating an Account Select the “Create Account” link at the top of YouTube.comSelect a usernamethat matches yourpersonal identityor companyname. Indicateyour location,postal code anddate of birth. From here you will be able to assign this YouTube account to an existing account or create a new Google account.
Chapter 2: YouTube 15 Now you have successfully created your YouTube account. At this point, you can customize a YouTube channel, upload new videos and refresh account settings. STEP 3 RecordingYou can record from sophisticated, high definition digital video recorders toinexpensive tools. You can even record video from an enabled mobile phoneor your computer’s webcam. Accepted file formats include: Windows Media Video (.WMV) .3GP (cell phones) .AVI (windows) .MOV (mac) .MP4 (ipod/psp) .MKV (h.264)
16 Chapter 6: YouTube STEP 4 Uploading Click the ‘Upload’ button. Select a movie from your computer or record a video from your webcam. Name the video – use a descriptive title and helpful description. Use tags - these are keywords that indicate what the video contains. Select a video category. Decide to make the video public or private.
Chapter 2: YouTube 17Save your video settings and wait for processing (usually a few minutes but can depend upon the size of the video). Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Orkut and Myspace using AutoShare options. Once the video has been processed and available live on YouTube in public or private setting, you may also choose to embed the video onto a website or blog by copying and pasting the embed code wherever you want to show it.
18 Chapter 6: YouTube STEP 5 Video Attributes 1. Video Title – Use a simple titles including keywords if possible. 2. Videos by creator – A link to other videos from this account holder’s channel. 3. Subscribe – An option to subscribe to this person’s videos. New videos will appear in your YouTube account inbox when they are created. 4. Video Play Option – Play and pause the video and adjust volume controls.
Chapter 2: YouTube 195. Video Time/Length – Numeric and visual display or where you are in the video.6. View Controls – Expand or contract your view of the video on your screen.7. Video Creator – The account name of the person who created this video.8. Video Description – Provide descriptive text to explain the video content.9. Views – The number of times this video has been viewed on YouTube.10. Review – Give feedback for the video with a “thumbs up” or “thums down” rating.11. Share & Save – Share or send the video to friends and colleagues. Save the video to your favorites, or include it in a playlist of videos you enjoy.12. Embed Option – Access code to copy and paste on website or blog so that video can be shared outside of YouTube.
20 Chapter 6: YouTubeREFERENCESClark, R.C. & Mayer, R.E. 2002. E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer.Duffy, P. 2008. Engaging the YouTube Google-Eyed Generation: Strategies for Using Web 2.0 in Teaching and Learning. The Electronic Journal of e- Learning 6(2):119 – 130.Godwin-Jones, R. 2007. Digital Video Update: YouTube, flash, high-definition. http://www.allbusiness.com/technology/4051526-1.htmlNtti utilization strategies. http://www.idahoptv.org/ntti/strategies.html
Chapter 3: Google Docs 21 Chapter 3 GOOGLE DOCSWHAT IS GOOGLE DOCS?Google Docs is an online word processor, spreadsheet and presentationeditor that enables anyone to create, store and share instantly and securely,and collaborate online in real time. We can create new documents fromscratch or upload existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations.There is no software to download, and all work is stored safely online andcan be accessed from any computer.(Source: http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html)BENEFITS FROM GOOGLE DOCSThe following are some benefits of using Google Docs for teachers andstudents: Promote group work which is encourages multiple revision and peer editing skills. Teachers can publish announcements about upcoming assignments and to monitor student progress via an interactive process which allows you to give guidance when it might be of maximum benefit – while student is still working on an assignment. Easy to collaborate online with fellow students, even when they arent in the same place and they can get feedback easily from
22 Chapter 3: Google Docs teachers, parents, relatives and tutors, and enter updates anytime from anywhere. Students can go back to the revisions history to see how their assignment has evolved, and who has helped. Help students to stay organized and keep on top of their assignments. They never have to remember to save their work because in Google docs its automatically save.(Source: http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html)USING GOOGLE DOCS IN THE CLASSROOMThe following are interesting ways of using Google docs in the classroom: Promote group collaboration and creativity by having students record their group projects together in a single doc. Keep track of grades, attendance, or any other data you can think of using an easily accessible, always available spreadsheet. Facilitate writing as a process by encouraging students to write in a document shared with you. You can check up on their work at any time, provide insight and help using the comments feature, and understand better each student’s strengths. Encourage collaborative presentation skills by asking your students to work together on a shared presentation, and then present it to the class. Collaborate on a document with fellow teachers to help you all track the status and success of students you share. Maintain, update and share lesson plans over time in a single document.
Chapter 3: Google Docs 23 Track and organize cumulative project data in a single spreadsheet, accessible to any collaborator at any timeSource:(http://electronicportfolios.com/google/UsingGoogleDocsintheclassroom.pdf)
24 Chapter 3: Google DocsGET STARTED WITH GOOGLE DOCS STEP 1 Go to: http://www.google.com.my/ STEP 2 Creating a Google Account At the right top corner of the Google homepage, click ‘Sign in’. Then, click ‘Sign up for a new Google Account’.
Chapter 3: Google Docs 25 Fill in the requiredinformation. Click ‘I accept. Create my account’.
26 Chapter 3: Google Docs STEP 3 Creating Google Documents After creating the Google account and logging in, go to ‘More’ at the Google page and select ‘Documents’. Or, you can Click the click this icon ‘CREATE’ to upload button and your existing choose any document in type of the Google Docs. documents below to start creating.
Chapter 3: Google Docs 27 (a) Creating a Document If you click create ‘Document’, this will be your viewing page. To rename this document, click at ‘Untitled document’. This is the document toolbar with the You can type your editing functions. document here like as a word processor. (b) Creating a Presentation If you click create This is the ‘Presentation’, this will be presentation toolbar your viewing page. with the editing functions. Create your presentationAdd new here like a slide. powerpoint presentation.
28 Chapter 3: Google Docs (c) Creating a Spreadsheet If you click create ‘Spreadsheet’, this will be your viewing page. To rename this spreadsheet, click at ‘Untitled spreadsheet’. This is the Start using your spreadsheet toolbar spreadsheet with the editing here like a Excel functions. file.Click ‘Add item’ (d) Creating a Form to add questions or Click ‘Theme:Plain’ to If you click create ‘Form’, others in your choose many this will your viewing page. form. interesting themes. Click here to give your form a title. You can edit, duplicate and delete the Example of a questions you question. have created.
Chapter 3: Google Docs 29 STEP 4 Sharing To change your sharing setting and inviteThis icon shows others to that your collaborate with document is your private and documents, only you can access it. click the ‘Share’ button. Choose your sharing setting and click ‘Save’. To invite specific Then, click the people, enter names, ‘Done’ button. email addresses or groups.
30 Chapter 3: Google Docs STEP 5 Comments Click ‘Showcomment stream’ to see any comments regarding the documents. Choose your comment’s notification settings. Then, click the ‘OK’ button.
Chapter 3: Google Docs 31REFERENCEShttp://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html [17 November 2011]http://electronicportfolios.com/google/UsingGoogleDocsintheclassroom.pdf [17 November 2011]
32 Chapter 4: Skype Chapter 4 SKYPEWHAT IS SKYPE?Skype is for doing things together, whenever you are located. Skype’s text,voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people thatmatter to you, wherever they are. Skype, a free software program thatallows anyone to talk to anyone else in the world over the Internet for free,is easy to install and use. Folks around the world are using Skype daily tokeep in touch with friends and family with sound that’s clearer than a cellphone or even a land line. Add a webcam and you can send video back andforth as well. Up to 9 users can conference on a call (audio only) at no cost(Lorrie Jackson 2007).BENEFITS OF USING SKYPESkype is the innovative computer software that enables users to make freecalls online to other Skype users all over the globe. This software is obtainedfor free from the Skype site and it can be utilized on almost all operatingsystems and computers. The following are benefits of using Skype: 1. Easy to use: The creation of Skype has made communication more user friendly in various fields like education, entertainment, travel and
Chapter 4: Skype 33 business. In fact, Skype does not have any hassles and it is very simple to install. Any person can set up this program without any difficulties. The main advantage of making calls online is that users can effortlessly call other people whether they are close to them or the other side of the world, either on computers or mobile phones. 2. Video calls: Another vital feature present in Skype is the capability of making video calls. A caller can not only call someone else, but she or he also has the opportunity of seeing the other person. This vital tool is very useful for business people who are unable to make it in time for certain events like meetings. 3. File transfers: Users of Skype can share files with each other. A user can transfer files easily from their account to their friend’s account. It supports different types of files including confidential data, office files and also photos. The transfer is also done using relative security. 4. Low cost: The free calls between Skype users and less costly between Skype to mobile phones provides users convenience and also saves lots of money. Skype usage also removes time-restriction worries, as talking for extended periods of time can lead to high charges when using normal phone calls.(Source: http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-skype/)
34 Chapter 4: SkypeWAYS OF USING SKYPE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGAccording to Chris Clark (2011), Skype can be integrated into teaching andlearning as follows: 1. Remote class – when you have to be away at a conference, conduct class via Skype from your hotel room. 2. Guest speaker – interview an expert alum or invite a poet to talk to the class. 3. Panel – ask multiple colleagues in different places to participate in a discussion with your class. 4. Field trip – ask a docent in a museum or an archaeologist at a dig to show your students what they are doing and seeing. 5. Language practice – match your students with volunteers from another country for conversation. 6. Group work – students contact each other outside of class to work on projects. 7. Office hours – conduct student meetings or help sessions from your office or from home. 8. Collaboration – share a data gathering project with classes in other locations. 9. Performance – show a student presentation, skit, or speech to an expert evaluator. 10. Absence – if a student has to miss a class due to illness, he can participate through a Skype connection.
Chapter 4: Skype 35USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGBy providing an easy, inexpensive way to communicate with people aroundthe world, Skype offers a wide range of activities that can improve studentengagement and comprehension. Interacting with people from other parts ofthe world helps students understand cultural differences, learn about historyand social norms, and fine-tune foreign language skills. Learning becomesincreasingly authentic as it expands beyond the walls of the classroom, andbeing able to have a phone call or a video chat with someone on the otherside of the world can make learning come alive. An inexpensive, widelyaccessible tool like Skype also encourages faculty and students to experimentwith new techniques to facilitate engagement. For distance education, Skypeoffers an easy way for disparate students and instructors to engage insynchronous communication (Educause 2007).
36 Chapter 4: SkypeGET STARTED WITH SKYPE STEP 1 Go to: www.skype.com STEP 2 Downloading the Skype ApplicationTo download the Skype application to your computer, at the Skype page goto Get Skype and click Windows (if your computer is windows’ operatesystem) Click your computer operating system.
Chapter 4: Skype 37 Free Skype.Click download Skype to start downloading. STEP 3 Running the Skype Setup FileA window will open asking what you want to do with a file calledSkypeSetup.exe. Click ‘Save File’.When the download is done, open the SkypeSetup.exe file and start installingthe application. The Skype Setup Wizard will appear and guide you throughthe rest of the installation.
38 Chapter 4: Skype STEP 4 Log in/Sign in After the installation is done, Skype will open automatically in its own window.If you already have a Skype name this will be your log in page. If you do nothave a Skype name click on the link “Don’t have a Skype Name?” Thefollowing window will appear.
Chapter 4: Skype 39 After completing creating the Skype account, you are now ready to sign in and start your first Skype call. STEP 5 Skyping Look under contacts and you should see Sound Test Service. That is an automated testing service that helps you make sure your microphone and speakers (internal or external) or headset are Click Skype Sound Test Service working. once. You’ll see a green phone icon (to call out) and a whiteballoon in a blue circle (to instant A recording will prompt you to say a word message/chat). Make sure your or two. Your message then will be played microphone is plugged in, and back to you. If you hear your voice played then press the green phone back, everything is working. button.
40 Chapter 4: Skype STEP 6 Searching Others This screen will appear.To find another Skype user, click on ‘Contacts’. In the ‘Contacts’ menu click on ‘Search for Skype Users’. Fill in the appropriate boxes and click ‘Find’. Skype will search for the contact and provide a list of people in the box. Highlight the person you are looking for and click ‘Add contact’.
Chapter 4: Skype 41 STEP 7 Chatting & Sending Files Click on the contactyou wish to chat with. In the column on theYou will notice that the right below the picture name is highlighted in you will see a few the contact list. buttons and then text. This text is what remains of the chat. Inside the box it says ‘Type a message here’. Thit is where to type your text. Once you To send a file during a chat, go to have added the text, ‘Share’ and click ‘Send File’. Then, click on the blue button choose the file you want to send. that looks like a conversation bubble located at the right of the box.
42 Chapter 4: Skype STEP 8 Making a CallTo make a call, click When the contacton the contact you appears, you will have wish to call. two green buttons to choose from. You can click on the green ‘Call’ button or the green ‘Video call’ button. This will allow you to call your contact and talk to them either with or without video. Skype allows you to chat and call at the same time. This is useful for sharing links while calling.
Chapter 4: Skype 43REFERENCESBenefits of Skype. http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-skype/. [8 March 2011]Chris Clark. 2011. Ten ways to use skype in a course. http://ltlatnd.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/ten-ways-to-use-skype-in-a- course/. [8 March 2011]Educause. 2007. 7 things you should know about Skype. www.educause.edu/eli. [8 March 2011]Lorrie Jackson. 2007. Skype: Talk to Anyone, Anywhere for Free. http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/techtorial/techtorial107.pdf [8 March 2011]
44 Chapter 5: Wordpress Chapter 5 WORDPRESSWHAT IS WORDPRESS?WordPress is a free online publishing. It is a web-based software programthat allows anyone to build and maintain in term of creating and editing awebsite or blog. It was originally intended as an easy way to set up a blog.(Source: http://www.mcbuzz.com/wordpress/what-is-wordpress/)ADVANTAGES OF WORDPRESSWordpress is the most common choice for blog users because of thefollowing features: 1. Ease of use and versatility - WordPress is suitable for just about anybody - from the absolute novice to the advanced programmer. 2. Feature-rich interface - WordPress has a rich text editor with advanced multimedia support. 3. Expandable - WordPresss community distributes a large number of modules for almost any popular website feature. 4. It is Open Source - Free to install and use Wordpress for your site.(Source: http://kb.siteground.com/article/What_is_WordPress.html)
Chapter 5: Wordpress 45WAYS OF USING WORDPRESSThe following are some ways of using Wordpress: 1. WordPress is an easy-to-use platform, it can be used as as a platform to build just any kind of website and including portfolio website (Cameron 2009) 2. WordPress as the engine behind your organisation website and classroom blogs. You can log in to the class website online and use the web interface to add contest to your website (Kuroneko 2008). 3. WordPress allows you to set up various levels of access to your site by changing the user role. That way, you can get students (and teachers) to write articles for your website, but you can control what actually gets published online (Kuroneko 2008).
46 Chapter 5: WordpressGET STARTED WITH WORDPRESS STEP 1 Go to: http://wordpress.com/ STEP 2 Sign Up/Registration To start the registration, click the ‘Sign up now’ button. Fill in the form to create your WordPress account and your blog address. Next, click ‘Sign up’.
Chapter 5: Wordpress 47Once you have clicked ‘sign up’,this page will appear. You need to check your e-mail inbox to activate your account. You will receive this email and you need to click this link to start activating your account. Fill in the profile form. Save your profile by clicking the ‘Save Profile’ button. Once you have finished activating your account, you can login and start using WordPress.
48 Chapter 5: Wordpress STEP 3 Editing Blogs On your bloghomepage, click ‘About’. Click ‘Edit’ to start editing the page. Click ‘Preview Changes’ before you click the ‘Update’ button. Delete the text, and start writing some information Click ‘Update’. about your homepage. To return to your homepage, click this button.
Chapter 5: Wordpress 49 STEP 4 Adding LinksGo to ‘My Blog’. Click ‘Dashboard’. Click ‘Add New’. Insert the required information and click ‘Add Link’.
50 Chapter 5: Wordpress STEP 5 Customizing Appearance Click ‘Appearance’ at the dashboard page. This page will appear and you can choose your favorite theme and appearance. Select a theme and click ‘Activate’.
Chapter 5: Wordpress 51 STEP 6 Commenting Post At your blog page, you can see the text ‘Comment’ here. To start commenting a post, you need to click this ‘comment’ text. This page will appear. Write your comments here.Click ‘Post Comment’to submit/reply your comments.
52 Chapter 5: WordpressREFERENCESCameron Chapman. 2009. Ultimate Guide To Using WordPress For A Portfolio. http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/29/ultimate- guide-to-using-wordpress-for-a-portfolio/ [8 March 2011].Koruneko. 2008. WordPress Roles and Capabilities: How to get Students and Teachers to Put Content on Your School or Class Website. http://blog.classroomteacher.ca/68/wordpress-roles-and-capabilities- how-to-get-students-and-teachers-to-put-content-on-your-school-or- class-website/ [8 March 2011]What is Wordpress. http://kb.siteground.com/article/What_is_WordPress.html [8 March 2011]What is wordpress. http://www.mcbuzz.com/wordpress/what-is-wordpress/ [8 March 2011]
Chapter 6: Dropbox 53 Chapter 6 DROPBOXWHAT IS DROPBOX?Dropbox is a simple online virtual storage utility that allows you to makeyour files accessible from almost anywhere. Designed for those who aretired of e-mailing files to themselves and carrying around flash drives,Dropbox looks to revolutionize the way you store and share files.(Source: http://acomputerblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/just-what-is-dropbox.html.)BENEFITS OF USING DROPBOXThe following are some benefits of using Dropbox suggested by Chris Clark(2010):1. Access it anywhere.2. Use it on multiple devices (eg. – laptop, tablet, or smartphone).3. Works across platforms – sync up a to-do list from a Windows machine and modify it on a Blackberry, Mac, Linux, iPhone, or Android device.4. The app is optional – If the computer in your classroom that doesn’t have Dropbox installed, you simply access your files from a browser.5. Sharing –Set up a folder to be accessible by a specific set of Dropbox accounts.
54 Chapter 6: Dropbox6. Make items public – anything in “Public” folder is available to the world.7. Back up essential files – everything save in a Dropbox folder is automatically copied, not only to “the cloud” but also to other devices connected to your account.8. Keep files in sync – always have your most recent to-do list or folder of browser bookmarks.9. Fewer things to forget – become less reliant on that USB flash drive or portable hard drive.10. History – an account maintains 30 days of “undo”, allowing you to return to last draft preparation notes if you are accidentally deleted that awesome anecdote.11. Keep costs low –No fee for 2 GB of space. If need more space, it available with the reasonable and low fee.WAYS OF USING DROPBOXAccording to Ryan Battles (2011), Dropbox can be used in the followingways:1. Free backup: Save any files in Dropbox and it will instantly have secure backup to Dropboxs servers.2. Restoring Previous Versions: Anything in the Dropbox folder can be restored to a previous version, even deleted file.3. Public File Sharing: Easily send large attachment to others without using email and worries about the file size. Upload the file to Dropbox and use the built-in public link tool to simply send a link to the recipient, where they can download the file at their convenience.
Chapter 6: Dropbox 554 Collaborating with Others: Helps to have access to the same files and share a folder via Dropbox.5. Instant Mobile Viewing: Store all documents within Dropbox, and use the Dropbox App to download them whenever you need to view it.
56 Chapter 6: Dropbox GET STARTED WITH DROPBOX STEP 1 Go to: http://www.dropbox.com/ STEP 2 Downloading Dropbox At the Dropbox page, click the ‘DownloadDropbox’ button. Then, run ‘Dropbox.exe’.
Chapter 6: Dropbox 57 Click ‘Yes’ to allow for installation. Then, click the ‘Install’ button.STEP 3 Creating a Dropbox Account If you do not have a Dropbox account, click here. Then, click ‘Next’.
58 Chapter 6: Dropbox Fill in the information required. Click the ‘Next’ button again. Choose your Dropbox size. If you want a larger storage size, you can choose the paid account. Click ‘Next’.
Chapter 6: Dropbox 59Then, you can take abrief tour of Dropboxor you can ‘Skip tour and finish’. Finally, click the ‘Finish’ button.
60 Chapter 6: Dropbox STEP 4 Dropbox Desktop Double click your Dropbox desktop. Dropbox automatically adds two folders and ‘Getting Started’ file. You can view these to see how it works. You also can add folders or drag and drop (a) Using Public Folder files in Dropbox Desktop.
Chapter 6: Dropbox 61 (a) Public Folder Double click ‘Public’ folder. Public folders in Dropbox allows you to share the document with others even thought they do not have a Dropbox account. To startsharing, drop your files in this Then, right click on the file. Go to folder. ‘Dropbox’ and click at ‘Copy public link’. This copies the Internet link to your file. You can now share this file with others: just paste the link into e-mails, instant message conversations, blogs, etc.
62 Chapter 6: Dropbox (b) Photos Folder Double click the‘Photos’ folder. Make a folder inside the Photos folder, and give it a name.
Chapter 6: Dropbox 63 Put photos inside the folder you jhave ust created. Now you can view and share this photo gallery online by going to http://www.dropbox. com/photos STEP 5 Dropbox WebsiteGo to https://www.dropbox.com/ and click Log in. Insert your email address and password. Then, click the ‘Log in’ button.
Chapter 6: Dropbox 65REFERENCEShttp://acomputerblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/just-what-is-dropbox.html [16 November 2011]Ryan Battles. 2011. The Benefits of Dropbox. http://joviawebstudio.com/blog/the_benefits_of_dropbox/ [16 November 2011]Chris Clark. 2010. A dozen benefits of Dropbox file storage – and some caveats http://ltlatnd.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/dropbox-benefits-caveas/ [16 November 2011]
66 Chapter 7: Prezi Chapter 7 PREZI PREZIWHAT IS PREZI?Prezi serves a similar function to power Point, but with more powerful andinteresting features. In Prezi Presentation are created on a ‘canvas’ ratherthan on slides. This encourages presenters to focus on combining text, imageand multimedia. Items on the canvas can be dragged, tilted and zoomed tocreate engaging look. A ‘path’ can be drawn between the different elementson the stage to create animation.ADVANTAGES OF PREZIAccording to Tarr (2009), Prezi has the following benefits: 1. It has the ‘wow’ factor which Power Point lost many years ago. 2. The ‘canvas’ layout deters presenters from using too much text. 3. It is easy to incorporate images, sounds and videos into one presentation. 4. It is very easy to use.
Chapter 7: Prezi 67USING PREZIAccording to Lydia (2010), Prezi can be used in the following manner: 1. Formatting: Prezi limits “glitz” options significantly. It has about 8 backgrounds to choose from, and each has pre-programmed fonts and colors that can’t be changed. No more getting lost in the color picker or the font window. 2. Text: It’s easy to put in small amounts of text and more difficult to enlarge the boxes to add “too much” text. This encourages students to use bullets rather than paragraphs. 3. Images: Images can be added and users can use frames to zoom in to a particular portion of a photo. For example, you can have the program zoom to a portion of the photo- ask prediction questions- then have the program zoom out to show the entire scene. You can also easily focus in on a detail that might be lost when viewed as part of the whole photo. 4. Video: Embedding video doesn’t get much easier than Prezi, especially if you are taking it from YouTube. Prezi also lets you upload a wide variety of file formats for images and videos, but limits the file size to 50 MB for the free version. 5. Sharing: This is a new feature in Prezi, and a pretty significant one. You can share presentations with up to 10 viewers and allow them to edit-making collaborative work a breeze. Users can sign up for accounts easily. 6. Prezis embed easily into most webpages and can be used as standalone teaching aids with some creativity in the design of the presentation. Links to public prezis can be posted or emailed- making student work easy to share with family and the world.
68 Chapter 7: Prezi 7. Differentiation: The biggest difference between Prezi and traditional slideshow programs is the layout. Picture a large, flat pallette upon which you lay the different elements of your presentation. They can be in any arrangement you choose, unlike the linear display of a PowerPoint. Creators use a path to connect the elements, and this path allows users to move easily from one element to another and back again. This layout is great for kids who need to brainstorm, move things around, figure out the order, move it again, and have flexibility in their design. 8. Wheel Reinvention: It just may be that the presentation you are wanting to create for your class already exists, at least in a semi- useable form. Many users post their prezis and allow others to copy them, edit them, and use them for their own purposes.
Chapter 7: Prezi 69GET STARTED WITH PREZI STEP 1 Go to: www.prezi .com STEP 2 Signing a Free Account First, click ‘Sign up now’. Start the registration by filling in the required information. Click ‘Register and Continue’.
70 Chapter 7: Prezi Once you have registered, you can activate and use your Prezi. STEP 3 Using Prezi 1) Writing text Double-click anywhere on the canvas to add a text.
Chapter 7: Prezi 71 This text box will appear and jot down your key ideas. You can drag it around to create more space.2) Using Zebra When you click on one of the text boxes, you will see the striped transformation zebra.
72 Chapter 7: Prezi When you click and drag the inner ring of the zebra in and out, you can resize the scale of your text. When you click and drag the outer ring of the zebra, you can rotate objects of any kind.
Chapter 7: Prezi 73 3) Adding image and video Click ‘Load File’ at Insert tool to insert an image or a video. You can also insert videos from YouTube by pasting the link of the video. Click ‘Shape’ to insert a frame. 4) Creating Story Line After youve added and arranged yourtext and images, its time to add the storyline orpath. Click ‘add’to start inserting the path. You can add yourpath like this based on your storyline.
74 Chapter 7: Prezi 5) Show to ‘present’ Now, you can start presenting your Prezi byclicking the ‘Show’ button and ‘Full- screen’. Click this arrow You can click to zoom in and button and your out of your ideas at any presentation will be point and press the arrows presented based on to get back to the path. your specified storyline path. STEP 4 Publishing Online To publish your Prezi online, click ‘Start online presentation’.
Chapter 7: Prezi 75 To publish your presentation,check the box marked Publish. On the Share tab, you can invite others to view or edit your prezi, and obtain an embed code to easily add the prezi to your blog.
76 Chapter 7: PreziREFERENCESLydia Leimbach. 2010. Prezi. Just Plain Good for Content. http://rsu2teachertech.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/prezi-just-plain- good-for-content/ [14 March 2011]Tarr, R.J. 2009. Prezi: A Quickstart Guide. http://www.activehistory.co.uk/Miscellaneous/free_stuff/worksheets/Pr ezi.pdf [14 March 2011]
Chapter 8: Slideshare 77 Chapter 8 SLIDESHARE PREZIWHAT IS SLIDESHARE?SlideShare is a media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs.SlideShare features a vibrant professional community that regularlycomments, favorites and downloads content. Content also spreads virallythrough blogs and social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter.Individuals and organizations upload documents to SlideShare to share ideas,connect with others, and generate leads for their businesses. Anyone canview presentations and documents on topics that interest them.(Source:http://www.slideshare.net/about?PHPSESSID=cdcd1c967d45a922f503f2147b6d390)BENEFITS OF USING SLIDESHAREPatrick Powers (2010), suggests the following benefits of using Slideshare: 1. SlideShare as a marketing tool. For example, the presentations are well put together and capitalize on a great opportunity to let people know more about the institution.
78 Chapter 8: Slideshare 2. SlideShare can act as an internal organizer for uploading a handful of presentations a while back focused around information pertinent to an internal audience. 3. Slideshare as an alumni resource. For example, uploads presentations targeted for a specific audience. The presentations are geared toward job seekers and alums in the workplaceWAYS OF USING SLIDESHAREAccording to Daniel (2010), the following are some of the things you can doon SlideShare: 1. Embed slideshows into your own blog or website. 2. Share slideshows publicly or privately. There are several ways to share privately. 3. Synch audio to your slides. 4. Market your own event on slideshare. 5. Join groups to connect with SlideShare members who share your interests. 6. Download the original file.
Chapter 8: Slideshare 79GET STARTED WITH SLIDESHARE STEP 1 Go to: http://www.slideshare.net/ STEP 2 Sign in/Sign up If you already have a Slideshare account, you can start login. You also can login using your Facebook account. Insert your username or email Click ‘LOGIN’. and password. Insert your details here. Click ‘SIGN UP’
80 Chapter 8: Slideshare STEP 3 Searching Presentations Insert the keyword Click ‘Search’. of the slide you want to search. Select the slide you like to open. This is the example of the presentation view and tools.
Chapter 8: Slideshare 81 STEP 4 Uploading Presentations At the bottom of the Slidashare page, click ‘UPLOAD’. Click ‘UPLOAD If you have “Slideshare publicly’ (all can view Pro” account, you can your file). ‘UPLOAD privately’. Select the presentation from your file. If you want to upload more than one file use the Ctrl key (you also can upload documents PDF). Now your presentation will appear in Slideshareand everyone can view it.
82 Chapter 8: Slideshare STEP 5 Adding Youtube Videos To start editing your presentation, click ‘My Uploads’. Choose the presentation you want to add the video and click ‘Edit’.
Chapter 8: Slideshare 83 Go to the ‘Insert YouTube videos’ tab. At the ‘YouTube’ web,find the video you want to insert in your presentation and copy the URL.
84 Chapter 8: Slideshare To add another Paste the video, you can click ‘YouTube video here. URL’ here.Next, click ‘Insert &Publish’ and you are done. Select the position to insert your video in the presentation. If you want to remove the video you’ve inserted, tick at remove box and click ‘Remove Selected’.
Chapter 8: Slideshare 85STEP 6 Posting a Comment To start commenting, at the presentation slide view, go to the bottom of the page. Write yourcomments here. Then, click ‘Post Comment’.
86 Chapter 8: SlideshareREFERENCESDaniel St. Pierre. 2010. What is SlideShare and How can it Benefit You? http://www.cybergenica.com/blog/business-post/what-is-slideshare-and- how-can-it-benefit-you/ [6 April 2011]Patrick Powers. 2010. Three ways universities could better use SlideShare. http://patrickpowers.net/2010/11/three-ways-universities-could-better- use-slideshare/ [6 April 2011]Why you should use SlideShare? http://www.slideshare.net/about?PHPSESSID=cdcd1c967d45a922f503f2 147b6d3902 [6 April 2011]
Chapter 9: Glogster 87 Chapter 9 GLOGSTER PREZIWHAT IS GLOGSTER?A Glog is created using a very easy to understand, drag and drop interfacethat is relevant, enjoyable, and scalable for students of all ages and learningstyles. A Glog is an interactive visual platform in which users create a“poster or web page” containing multimedia elements including: text, audio,video, images, graphics, drawings, and data (http://edu.glogster.com/what-is-glogster-edu/). Glogster EDU is the leading global education platform for thecreative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and beyond. Itempowers educators and students with the technology to create GLOGS -online multimedia posters - with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds,drawings, data attachments and more.
88 Chapter 9: GlogsterBENEFITS OF USING GLOGSTERThe following are some benefits of using Glogster for teachers/lecturers andstudents:For Teachers/Lecturers: 1. A creative, dynamic, and innovative digital outlet that captures learner’s excitement for online creations, keeps learners engaged in course content, and makes teaching and learning more fun. 2. A private and safe platform, monitored directly by teachers. Teachers control all the activities of their learners. 3. A valuable teaching tool that integrates diverse core subjects including math, science, history, art, photography, music and more for individual learner portfolios, unique alternative assessments, and differentiated instructional activities (http://edu.glogster.com/register/).For Students: 1. A fun, imaginative, and powerful learning experience which fosters independent creative self expression, positive learner-teacher relationships, and teamwork on collaborative class projects. 2. A vibrant, multi-sensory learning experience which integrates learner’s knowledge and skills into traditionally text-oriented subjects and motivates learner’s desire to explore topics in which they may previously have been less interested.In additional, Glogster also provides the following benefits to teachers andlearners: 1. A fun learning experience. 2. A new way to express creativity.
Chapter 9: Glogster 89 3. Private, secure, safe virtual classroom monitored by teachers. 4. Drives new interest levels around subjects that may have been seen as “boring” before. 5. Adds audiovisual aspects to traditionally text-oriented subjects. 6. Fosters teamwork and collaboration with classmates. 7. Increases drive to be independently creative. 8. Unlimited shelf life. 9. Improves student-teacher relationships by allowing both to explore Web 2.0 & learning concepts together. 10. Keeps teachers and students up-to-date with modern technology.(Source: http://edu.glogster.com/classroom-benefits/)WAYS OF USING GLOGSTERGlogster can be used in the following aducational context: 1. Glogster is a unique tool which teachers and students to create an online poster using hyperlinks to other websites, video, images, photographs, and sounds. 2. Glogster allows teachers to create thoughtful and creative assignments. 3. Teachers can assign students to research a country and make a traveling brochure. 4. Students can upload youtube videos of people speaking in their native tongue, upload popular/traditional music of the country, provide facts, travel information and popular destinations.(Source: http://flyylibrarian.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/using-glogster-in-education/)
90 Chapter 9: GlogsterGET STARTED WITH GLOGSTER STEP 1 Go to: http://glogsteredu.edu.glogster.com/ STEP 2 Sign up/Register STEP 2 Sign up/register with Glogster Choose ‘Basic Choose a premium Teacher’ to get a account for more free account features. (limited 50 students account). es of Glogster
Chapter 9: Glogster 91 Fill in the registration form. You need to checkyour email to start activating your Then, clickGlogster account by ‘SIGN UP’. clicking the link given. STEP 3 Creating New Glogs After you have log in, go to ‘My dashboard’ page. To start creating new Glogs, click here.
92 Chapter 9: Glogster Then, you will see this page. You can create your Glog using the ‘Magnet Tool Box’. You can use the ‘Magnet Tool Box’ to add or insert graphic, text, image, video, sound, data, to the wall of your poster.
Chapter 9: Glogster 93 STEP 4 Changing WallsClick ‘WALL’ at yourmagnet tool. Select the Then click ’wall’ you ‘USE IT’. like. Now, your wall will appear like this.
94 Chapter 9: Glogster STEP 5 Inserting/Adding Texts You can choose bubbles,stickers or titles toinsert text.Click ‘TEXT’ at yourmagnet tool. Select the text Then, click appearance you ‘USE IT’. like.
Chapter 9: Glogster 95 Tools to edit the image.Now, it is on your wall andyou can edit the text and the appearance. Tools to edit the text. You also can insert graphics using the same procedures.
96 Chapter 9: Glogster STEP 6 Inserting Images Click the ‘Images’ tab. You can insert image by uploading from your computer, or from the web by inserting the web address or Click ‘IMAGE’ to you can grabinsert the image. image from a webcam snapshot.
Chapter 9: Glogster 97 To insert a frame for image, click the ‘Frame’ tab.Choose theframe you like. Then, click ‘USE IT’. You can insert audio using the same procedures.
98 Chapter 9: Glogster STEP 7 Inserting Videos Click the Click ‘Video’ tab.‘VIDEO’ to insert a video. You can insert a video by uploading the video from your computer, or from the web by inserting the web address or you can grab Uploaded from a webcam. You also can video. insert videos from ‘SchoolTube’.
Chapter 9: Glogster 99 To insert the player for video, click players tab.Choose the Then, clickplayer you ‘USE IT’. like.
100 Chapter 9: Glogster You can save or publish or preview your Glog. NOW YOU HAVE CREATED A GLOG Here are examples of Glogs created by others.
Chapter 9: Glogster 101 STEP 8 Adding Students At the ‘My dashboard page’ click ‘Add new students’. Or, you can add You can add students by students by using an Excel inserting the document (by number of clicking students you‘Download File’). want to add. Then click ‘Add Account’.
102 Chapter 9: Glogster Click ‘Option’ to enable the macro.The imported file of the Excel tool will automatically appear. Tick ‘Open with’ and click ‘OK’ to start downloading the file. Tick ‘Enable the content’ and then click ‘OK’.
Chapter 9: Glogster 103 Click the ’Login’ button. Insert your ‘Nick’ and ‘Password’ of your Glogster account. Then Then click ‘Import’ click ‘Login’. to start uploading your students to Glogster. Start creating your student account by After clicking the inserting ‘Nick’, ‘Gender’ and import button, the ‘Password’. ‘First name’, ‘Last name’ ‘status’ and ‘first login and ‘Grade’ (optional). link’ will automatically appear.Here is the guide for the ‘Status’.
104 Chapter 9: Glogster You can Edit, Change Password and Delete your students account. Now you have 10 students importedYou can add into your Glogster more new account. students.
Chapter 9: Glogster 105REFERENCESClassroom benefits. http://edu.glogster.com/classroom-benefits/ [6 April 2011]http://flyylibrarian.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/using-glogster-in-education/ [27 May 2011]http://edu.glogster.com/register/ [6 April 2011]What is Glogster Edu. http://edu.glogster.com/what-is-glogster-edu/ [6 April 2011]
106 Chapter 10: Blogger Chapter 10 BLOGGERWHAT IS A BLOG?Generally, a weblog or blog is a personal diary, collaborative space, breaking-news outlet and a collection of links to your own private views memos tothe world. In short, your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are somany of them, in various shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules. Insimple terms, a blog is a website, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis.New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what is new. Thenthey comment on it or link to it or email you. In the field of education, blogor weblogs are being used to satisfy a variety of communication needs tofavour e-learning practices (Susana & Sergio 2007).ADVANTAGES OF WEBLOGS OR BLOGSAccording to Susana and Sergio (2007), weblogs or blogs have severaladvantages: 1. They are easy to setup and administrate in contrast to other technologies. 2. They are easier to publish all types of resources (text, images, video, etc.) to the Web when compared to traditional web publishing. 3. They allow instant publishing with just one click and are easy to create and maintain, as opposed to traditional web pages that are
108 Chapter 10: Blogger 4. It keeps students informed with the most up-to-date information about of their object of study. 5. Through the use of comments and other forms of feedback, it develops critical thinking (and the appropriate ways to put it into writing). 6. It is a portal for creativity and personal initiative where good ideas are rewarded not only with good grades but also with direct responses from readers across the web. 7. It increases the visibility of our programs on the web and has the effect of giving it a more clearly defined positive image, which in turn may result in higher commitment of the students to the program and a sense of pride in their work. 8. It makes learning flat, not hierarchical, with the teacher as control point rather than unique source of information and interpretation.WAYS OF USING BLOGSAccording to Susana and Sergio (2007), weblogs can be used by instructorsand students as follows:Instructor weblog: weblogs written by instructors are mainly used as anadditional communication channel to share information with students.Instructor weblogs usually contain course content, course managementinformation, general commentary to all students about their learningprogress, etc.Student weblog: weblogs written by students are basically learningweblogs or project weblogs. A learning weblog (Lowe 2006) is a learningdiary, created concurrently with the learning experience, and reporting on
Chapter 10: Blogger 109the learning content as wells as the process (including time taken, sourcesused, and so forth). A project weblog, often authored by a team of students,documents the project progress and findings.
110 Chapter 10: BloggerGET STARTED WITH BLOGGER STEP 1 Go to: http://www.blogger.com/ STEP 2 Sign Up/Registration To start creating your blog, you need to have a Google account. Click ‘Get started’ to create your account.
Chapter 10: Blogger 111To create a Googleaccount, fill in the online form. Select your country. Enter your mobile Click ‘Send phone number. verification code to Start with your my mobile phone’ country code. and the code number will be sent directly to your mobile phone.
112 Chapter 10: Blogger Once you have received the verification code, enter it here. Then, click ‘Verify’. STEP 3 Naming Your Blog Enter your blog title. You canchange your blog title later. Click here to check the availability of your blog title. Then, click ‘CONTINUE’.
Chapter 10: Blogger 113 STEP 4 Choosimh Your TemplateChoose yourtemplate or you can choose it later. Then, click ‘CONTINUE’. Now your blog has been created. You can start posting and coustomizing your blog. Click here to start blogging.
114 Chapter 10: Blogger STEP 5 Posting To start posting, click ‘New Post’ at the top right corner of your blog page.Insert your page title. Type your text here. Then, you can choose ‘SAVE NOW’ or ‘PREVIEW’. If you are ready to publish, click ‘PUBLISH POST’.
Chapter 10: Blogger 115 When editing yourtext, you can insert a link, an image or a video. You can upload your videos from your own folder or from YouTube.
116 Chapter 10: Blogger STEP 6 Commenting a Post This page will appear and you can type your comments here.To start commenting, open the post you want to comment, and click ‘Comment’. Then, click ‘Post Comment’. You can ‘Preview’ the comments before publishing it.
Chapter 10: Blogger 117 STEP 7 Customizing Your Blog This page willappear and you can To customize your click and drag the blog, click ‘Design’ page element of at the top right your blog. hand corner of your blog page. Then, you can ‘Preview’ and ‘Save’.
118 Chapter 10: Blogger You can add agadget to your blog. You can choose from the various gadgets available.
Chapter 10: Blogger 119REFERENCESAnamaria Dutceac Segesten. 2010. Blogs in higher education – some ideas about their benefits and downsides. http://uvenus.org/2010/06/07/blogs-in-higher-education-%E2%80%93- some-ideas-about-their-benefits-and-downsides/html [4 May 2011]http://gplsi.dlsi.ua.es/proyectos/webeso/pdf/inted07.pdf [4 April 2011]Lowe, A.J. 2006. Blog use in teaching – Dragster activity. Internet: http://www.webducate.net/dragster2/examples/bloguse/. [4 May 2011]Susana de Juana-Espinosa & Sergio Lujan-Mora. 2007. The use of weblogs in higher education: Benefits and barriers.What’s a blog. http://www.blogger.com/tour_start.g [4 May 2011]
120 Chapter 10: Diigo Chapter 11 DIIGOWHAT IS DIIGO?Collaborative annotation tools, such as Diigo and Google Sidewiki, expandthe concept of social bookmarking by allowing users not only to sharebookmarks but also to digitally annotate web pages. Collaborative annotationallows users to highlight specific content on a web page and add a noteexplaining their thoughts or pointing to related resources. Users canhighlight text or images, add their own comments, and share annotationswith their friends. In addition, bookmarks and comments can be grouped andtagged to provide organization. As a result, students in a course (ormembers of research groups) can compile an annotated bibliography ofuseful sites, with marked paragraphs they found important and notes aboutwhy a site is significant. Students who use annotation tools for academicresearch can build a collection of their own studies and observations in muchthe same way students have saved texts with highlighted passages, scribbledcomments, and sticky notes. For students who plan to pursue academicwork as a career or for researchers working on long-term projects, theability to collect these research components can be very valuable. In thecontext of a University course, collaborative annotation tools involve
Chapter 11: Diigo 121students in a more active investigation and evaluation of resources (Educause2009). In short, Diigo is a social bookmarking tool that helps you read, shareand organize the web pages you look at. In addition, it allows you to shareyour bookmarks, as well as browse bookmarks created by others. Diigo hasdual purpose - it acts as a bookmarking tool, as well as a social networkingtool.ADVANTAGES OF USING ANNOTATION TOOLS INEDUCATIONEducause (2009) describes the following advantages of using annotation toolsin education: 1. The activity of adding reflections move students from being passive consumers of information to active readers engaged in scholarly discussions. 2. Collaborative annotation tools offer new ways for students to work collaboratively to find and evaluate information, share ideas, and create knowledge. 3. Collaborative annotation tools facilitate the incremental growth of information as users review others’ thoughts on a resource before adding their own. By providing the ability to designate who is allowed access to collections of resources, these tools reinforce the character of a cohesive group. 4. Because they are web-based, collaborative annotation applications can be made available to a global community, inviting experts in academic disciplines to provide valuable insight on students’ efforts.
122 Chapter 10: Diigo 5. As students collectively annotate, organize, and add value to existing resources, they learn how to sift, evaluate, and contribute. When instructors use these tools over time, student efforts might constitute an archive or library of remarks so that subsequent classes can benefit from the observations of their predecessors.USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGCollaborative annotation tools a social starting place for immersing studentsin the scholarly practice of research and annotation, while encouraging themto share information and build on the work of others in a dynamiccommunity of thought. With tools like Diigo, students might have theopportunity to collaborate on the interpretation of resources in ways notpossible inside a classroom or with printed materials that should not bewritten in, such as library books. In addition, while scholars have found in theweb an unparalleled information resource, using it effectively depends ontools that help organize the data and simplify the process of locatingresources when they are needed. These tools empower users, giving themthe capability of commentary and reflection rather than restricting it toauthors and website creators. Finally, academics across disciplines andinstitutions value these tools and the accumulated observations ofinstructors, experts, and peers that they facilitate (Educause 2009).
Chapter 11: Diigo 123WAYS OF USING DIIGODiigo can be used as follows: 1. Take personal notes 2. Highlights text information on web pages 3. Bookmark and save these notes for further use 4. Add tags to keep them organized 5. Share information with friends when using tags(Source: http://www.slideshare.net/poutasi/what-is-diigo)
124 Chapter 10: Diigo GET STARTED WITH DIIGO STEP 1 Go to http://www.diigo.com/ STEP 2 Creating an Account Start creating your account Click ‘Join Now’ to by completing the form.create a Diigo account. After filling in the required information, click ‘Continue’.
Chapter 11: Diigo 125 Diigo will send you an email. You need to click the link given so that you can activate your Diigo account. After verifying, you will be invited to install the Diigo toolbar and learn more about Diigo’s capabilities. STEP 3 Installing Diigo Toolbar Three steps to install Diigo toolbar. First, you need to click ‘Allow’. Now, you can startinstalling your Diigo toolbar by clicking this button.
126 Chapter 10: Diigo This window will appear and you need to click ‘Install Now’. Now, your Diigo Bookmark Read later toolbar is Highlight alreadyinstalled on your computer.
128 Chapter 10: Diigo STEP 5 Bookmarking First, open the webpage or URL you want to bookmark.Click ‘Bookmark’ button to add a bookmark. This window will appear automatically. Insert your tag. Click ‘Save’ to save your bookmark in Diigo library.
Chapter 11: Diigo 129 To view your bookmark, go to ‘Diigo’ toolbar andchoose ‘My Library’. Now, the web you bookmarked will appear in your Diigo Library together with the relevant tags.
130 Chapter 10: Diigo STEP 6 Highlighting Then, click the ‘Highlight’ button toolbar. First, you need to select the text youwant to highlight from the web page. Now, the texts you have selected are already highlighted. This button will appear automatically.
Chapter 11: Diigo 131 Choose ‘View in my library’ to view your selected text in your Diigo library. When you view it in your Diigolibrary, only the highlighted paragraphwill appear.
132 Chapter 10: Diigo STEP 7 Using Sticky Notes First, click the‘Comment’ button and choose ‘Add a floating sticky note to this page’. Next, place your sticky note anywhere you like on the page. Now, you can write acomment on your sticky note. You also can make your note private or you can share it with public or your group. You also can add a sticky note on the text you have highlighted.
Chapter 11: Diigo 133 STEP 8 Hiding Sticky Notes Sometimes you would prefer to see only your own notes, or specific group annotation but not public sticky notes from all other users. With diigo toolbar installed, you can hide them. To start hiding your sticky note, click ‘Hide public sticky notes’. This window will appearand you needto choose ‘Donot show me public sticky notes on this page’. Then click ‘OK’.
134 Chapter 10: Diigo STEP 9 Capturing Images/Pages First, click the ‘Capture’ buttonand choose either‘Capture SelectedArea’ or ‘Capture Entire Page’. If you choose ‘Capture Selected Area’, press hold and select the area you want to capture. Before you save, you can edit the image using these tools. After clicking the ‘save’ icon, the image you capture will automatically appear in your Diigo library.
Chapter 11: Diigo 135 STEP 10 Creating Groups In your Diigo page, you can create your own group. Click ‘My Group’ to open your group page. Click ‘Create a group’ to start creating your Diigo group.Fill up the form to create a group. After that you are allowed to inviteyour friends to join your group. Then, click ‘Create my group’.
136 Chapter 10: Diigo Once your group have been created, you can invite your friends to join your group either through your Diigo friends or you can invite by inserting your friends’ emails. Example of a Diigo group.All member can post Click ‘Invite people’ bookmarks and to invite friends totopics for discussion. join your group.
Chapter 11: Diigo 137REFERENCESSlideShare. What is Diigo? http://www.slideshare.net/poutasi/what-is-diigoEducause. 2009. 7 Things you should know about Collaborative annotation. http://www.educause.edu/eli. retrieved on [8 March 2011]
138 Chapter 12: Facebook Chapter 12 FACEBOOKWHAT IS FACEBOOK?The Facebook platform allows developers to create Web applications thatintegrate with Facebook’s social network and are delivered via the FacebookWeb site. Applications run on the developer’s server, and any data unique tothe application is stored on the developer’s database. Although running onan independent server, Facebook applications can query Facebook data inorder to take advantage of Facebook’s existing social network. Facebookusers can browse available applications and enable the ones they wish to use,granting them permission to access a subset of their account data (PennState2007).ADVANTAGES OF FACEBOOKAccording to Caroline and Terri (2009), there are a number of uniquefeatures that make facebook amenable to educational pursuits. For example,Facebook is equipped with: 1. Bulletin boards, 2. Instant messaging, 3. Email,
Chapter 12: Facebook 139 4. Ability to post videos and pictures, 5. Post information and collaborate within the system.In addition, beyond high usage rates and some technological advantages,social networks, such as Facebook, can provide the following: 1. Numerous other pedagogical advantages to both teachers and students. 2. Connects students with other students, indirectly creating a learning community – a vital component of student education (Baker 1999). 3. Provides instructors opportunities and structures by which students can help and support one another by building their courses a top the community already established by the students themselves. 4. Internet based learning modules actively engage students in a manner unique from the traditional class lecture. 5. Increases both teacher-student and student-student interaction in the form of web-based communication. 6. Helps instructors connect with their students about assignments, upcoming events, useful links, and samples of work outside of the classroom. 7. Students can use Facebook to contact classmates about questions regarding class assignments or examinations as well as collaborate on assignments and group projects in an online environment. 8. Building on the face-to-face, teacher-student relationship, social networks allow students to glimpse instructor profiles containing personal information, interests, background, and “friends,” which can enhance student motivation, affective learning, and classroom climate (Mazer et al. 2007).
140 Chapter 12: FacebookWAYS OF USING FACEBOOK IN EDUCATIONIt is important for teacher and lecturers to introduce students to socialnetworks. According to Caroline and Terri (2009), as an optionalassignment, teachers can have students: 1. Create their own Facebook account and “become friends” with at least one other member of class. 2. Post appropriate, class-related images, messages about course assignments and events, and course applications. 3. Persuade to experiment with different features.USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGBy building tools into the Facebook social structure, you will encouragemore interaction among participants. With the library tool, for example, astudent who might be having trouble searching the electronic library catalogor figuring out how to use the University library system might be moreinclined to ask a “friend” in the group for help or use the “Ask a Librarian”button instead of getting frustrated and giving up. Librarians can use a libraryFacebook application as a way to establish a personal connection withstudents, who we often only teach in “one-shot” library sessions. TheFacebook application already developed by the Libraries can and alreadydoes provide another avenue for submitting reference questions.Nonetheless, adding features may help to increase these types of services.Overall, this type of platform can help to make the Libraries’ environmentmore open and accessible, thereby inviting more interaction and teachingopportunities. If we transfer the library scenario across to classroomteaching and learning, students might start sharing study tips as they discoverwhich of the module/notes are most useful. They might recommend
Chapter 12: Facebook 141module/notes to each other based on needs expressed during their socialinteractions. All of these activities would help students improve their studyskills, which will in turn enrich their academic experience and satisfaction(PennState 2007).
142 Chapter 12: Facebook GET STARTED WITH FACEBOOK STEP 1 Go to: http://www.facebook.com/ STEP 2 Sign Up/Register To start using a facebook, create afacebook account by filling in theinformation needed. Then, click ‘Sign Up’. After you have signed up, this page will appear. You can complete it or you can do it later. To skip the page, click ‘Skip this step’.
Chapter 12: Facebook 143The Facebook team will send an email to approve your registration. Click ‘Get Started’ and start login.
144 Chapter 12: Facebook STEP 3 Finding Friends You can import contact Go to ‘Findfrom your Yahoo Select friends to invite (if Friends’. email or other your friends do not have applications. Facebook account). Select friends you want to add as Facebook friends.
Chapter 12: Facebook 145 STEP 4 Editing Your Profile Go to ‘Profile’. Click ‘Edit Profile’.Select the informationyou would like to edit. Then, click ‘Save Changes’.
146 Chapter 12: Facebook STEP 5 Grouping Friends Go to your account. Click ‘Edit Friends’. Click ‘Create a List’.Insert the name of your grouping, e.g: Students. Now you can start editing your list of friends by clicking the‘Edit Lists’. Select your friends grouping.
Chapter 12: Facebook 147 STEP 6 Privacy Setting Go to ‘Account’. Click ‘Privacy Settings’. Choose theprivacy of yourfacebookaccount. Then, click ‘Apply These Settings’. .
148 Chapter 12: Facebook STEP 7 Making Status (wall post) Private Write your status Choose your (wall post) here. privacy, or you can customize your privacy. Choose yourstatus visible to‘these people’.And you can hide from selected people. Then, click ‘Save Setting’.
Chapter 12: Facebook 149 STEP 8 Photo AlbumClick ‘Photos’ at yourFacebook homepage. Select photos from your document files. Click ‘Select Photos’.
150 Chapter 12: Facebook Name your album. Select the privacy status you would like Click ‘Create Album’. to share. Select the privacy you would like to share.Write the description of your album. Click ‘Save Changes’.
Chapter 12: Facebook 151 STEP 9 Creating Groups At your Facebook homepage, click ‘Create Group’. Insert your group name. Selectmembers tobe added to this group. Click ‘Create’. Choose your privacy.
152 Chapter 12: Facebook Post your topics to start a discussion. Select your activities.
Chapter 12: Facebook 153 STEP 10 Creating Events At your Facebook Then, click homepage, click ‘Create an ‘Events’. Event’.Insert the information of your event. Then, click ‘Create Event’.
154 Chapter 12: FacebookREFERENCESBaker, P. 1999. Creating learning communities: The unfinished agenda. In B. A. Pescosolido & R. Aminzade (Eds.), The social works of higher education (pp. 95-109). Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.Caroline Lego Muñoz & Terri L Towner. 2009. Opening Facebook: How to Use Facebook in the College Classroom. http://www46.homepage.villanova.edu/john.immerwahr/TP101/Faceboo k.pdf [7 March 2011]Mazer, J. P., Murphy, R.E., & Simonds, C. J. 2007. I’ll see you on ‘Facebook’: The effects of computer-mediated teacher self-disclosure on student motivation, affective learning, and classroom climate. Communication Education, 56, 1-17.PennState. 2007. 7 Things You Need to Know about Facebook Applications. http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/facebook_applications.pdf [7 March 2011]
Chapter 13: Evernote 155 Chapter 13 EVERNOTEWHAT IS EVERNOTE?Evernote is a useful Web 2.0 tools for individuals in every situation. It allowsindividuals to capture pictures of almost anything they wish to remember. Ina few quick short steps, pictures can be saved into Evernote, organized, andgiven a brief short description making the picture easily accessible in thefuture. This application is unique in a number of ways. Unlike any other webapplication, it is not linear. In other words, when using this application youare able to add text or information, pictures, videos and links just as you canwith any other web application leaving plenty of room for creativity in thisarea alone. Nonetheless, with Evernote there are also many other things youcan do. Evernote recognizes that we are given all kinds of information on adaily basis and our brains cannot possibly store all of this information and forthis reason many things are lost and forgot. Hence, Evernote has allowed usto begin to capture all of these ideas and experiences from our real lives andfrom a digital standpoint and the memories or ideas will not slip away. Inshort, the possibilities are endless because Evernote allows us to captureinformation in any environment while using whatever platform or device youwant (Benjamin 2008).
156 Chapter 13: EvernoteBENEFITS OF USING EVERNOTEStudents, teachers and lecturers greatly benefit from Evernote for a varietyof different reason specific for their different environments and situations(https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/Social/How+Evernote+Can+Be+Used+in+Educational+and+Learning+Environments), as follows:StudentsStudents in all different educational levels and backgrounds can use Evernoteto organize their educational priorites. Evernote can help students keeptrack of their notes, research, homework, tests, quizzes, and anything elsethat is school related. It would be great to never have to worry about losingthose important assignments. Evernote can take that worry away. It is assimple as students photographing all of their important papers, documents,and projects. After that, all the student has to do is upload the importantpictures into Evernote in one quick step and organize his or her pictures. Heor she can organize the pictures by projects, classes, or anything for thatmatter. Evernote has made the organizational hassel of being a student mucheasier and accessible.TeachersEvernote can make the duties of teaching more organized, easy, andaccesible by being able to capture pictures of lessons on a white board,pictures of lessons and activities, pictures of field trips, and much more. Also,elementary teachers typically numerous gifts from their students such asdrawings, paintings, and crafts. Over the years the gifts recieved can add up.Evernote allows teachers to take pictures of all your special gifts, store them,and orgainze them. Art teachers could also greatly benefit from Evernote.Lugging a tons of art projects home can be a hassel. Evernote allows them to
Chapter 13: Evernote 157take individual pictures of each art project, save the pictures, orgainze themby class and projects, and access them at home for easy grading. There aremany other situations can help school teachers in the educationalenvironments. Teachers in all levels can benefit from Evernote. This section focuseson high school teachers, college professors, and college teacher assistants.They can use Evernote in a variety of different situations. Video clips areoften used to portray a lesson in the classroom setting. However, where dothose video clips come from? Teachers often just stumbled upon greatexamples that could be used to convey a lesson or an idea to their class.Evernote allows them to take a picture of the video itself, the title, or thelink to the video. After they photograph the video they can save, organize,and give a brief explanation about the video in Evernote. They can thenaccess and remember the educational video at anytime. Teachers can alsouse Evernote to capture pictures of research, homework assignments, andprojects. Saving and organizing assignments to Evernote will allow teachersto access them from home or another environment and easily grade them. Evernote makes the stressful life of a student a bit easier by enablingthe student to not have to worry about losing important papers,otherwritten assignments, or class notes. It can organize them by class, which alsomakes it easy for future reference when the student goes to study for anexam over the material. Also, because Evernote is on the Internet, a studentcan easily access their information when they are on the go from their cellphone or from anywhere on any computer with an Internet connection.Teachers can enjoy the convenience of Evernote as well. Instead of carryingmounds of papers home to be graded over a break or long weekend, theteacher can take pictures of the assignments and upload them into Evernote.
158 Chapter 13: EvernoteThen, while away from school, the teacher can grade the papers at his or herleisure without the worry of misplacing or completely losing any papers.WAYS OF USING EVERNOTEEvernote is a valuable application for educators. It’s usefulness can rangefrom planning a course to delivering a lesson plan to capturing feedback afterclass. The follows are some ways of using Evernote in education. As aneducator, Evernote use falls into three categories (Michael 2011): 1. Prior to class 2. During class 3. After classPrior to class 1. Plan and organize your classes with tags: Using tags is a great way to organize your classes on a week-to-week basis or on a class- by-class basis. Once you’ve created this system you can keep adding additional items throughout the year. 2. Standards database: Compile standards of achievements for your particular grade or subject. You can even share them with teachers, parents, administrators and students using Evernote’s sharing features. 3. Professional development: If you use the summer break or vacations to improve your skills or continue your education, keep all your notes, resources, lessons and new ideas learned in Evernote. This also works well for teacher in-services, conferences, workshops and seminars that you attend. 4. Classroom templates: Templates are a great way to save time when grading and assessing your students. If you use templates such
Chapter 13: Evernote 159 as grade sheets or student assessment forms, keep them in Evernote so you have them at your fingertips throughout the year. 5. Prepare for your absence: Use Evernote’s shared notebooks as a way to keep your class up and running even if you aren’t there. Evernote makes it easy to share a notebook with the substitute teacher. Consider sharing lesson plans, worksheets, answer keys and examples of completed work. This can ensure your class keeps moving even if you aren’t there.During Class 1. Share a notebook with your class: After you create a public notebook, share the URL with your class. This way anything you add can be viewed by your students (or their parents). 2. Whiteboard photos: Taking snapshots of the whiteboard is a favorite use of mine. Take photographs of the whiteboard before the start of the class, and again at the end. This gives you an accurate time stamped snapshot of what you were working on, on any given date. You can title or tag each photo based on the lecture number to make searching for specific photos easier. Also, you can share the photos with students that miss a class, so that they have the day’s notes. 3. Keep handouts handy: Keep all of the handouts, worksheets, templates, study guides and assignments that you frequently use in Evernote, where they are easily searchable and accessible.After Class 1. Simplify grading: Scan graded tests, including scantrons and add them to Evernote. You can then enter them into your preferred grade-book or spreadsheet when you have time. This is also great if
160 Chapter 13: Evernote you have a teacher’s assistant. You can share the notebook with them and have them help with the grading process. 2. Keep your extracurriculars in order: If you participate in any committees or coach a team, you can use Evernote to keep track of all the different research, notes and information associated with it. Again, shared notebooks are a great way to keep your committee on the same page and makes for an easy way to share collective knowledge about a project.
Chapter 13: Evernote 161GET STARTED WITH EVERNOTE STEP 1 Go to http://www.evernote.com/ STEP 2 Installing Evernote Application Click ‘Save File’. Click here.
162 Chapter 13: Evernote Open the Evernote file which you have saved in your program file location. Then click ‘Run’. Tick the box ‘I accept the terms in the License Agreement’ and start installing by the clicking the ‘Install’ button. Click ‘Finish’ once you have finished installing your application. The Evernote icon will appear on your desktop. STEP 3 Sign in/Register Evernote Before you start usingEvernote, you need to ‘Sign in’first or you need to ‘Register’ ifyou have not created Evernote account.
Chapter 13: Evernote 163 STEP 4 Creating NotebookEvernote stores your notes in separate containers called “Notebooks.” Youraccount starts with one notebook, but you can make additional notebooks atany time. Two ways to create a notebook 1. Go to File New Notebook ‘Create Notebook’ page will appear. Type your unique notebook name. Choose local notebook (the notebook stored on your computer and are never uploaded to the Evernote Web service) or Synchronized notebook (the notebook are uploaded to the Evernote Web service, and will be available via other forms of the Evernote Service (Evernote Web, Evernote for Mac, Evernote Mobile Web, Evernote for iPhone, etc) by logging into your Evernote account).
164 Chapter 13: Evernote 2. Click in the Left-Hand Notebook Pane and hit the “Insert” key, or Right- Click in the Notebook Pane and select “New Notebook”. Notebook Pane. STEP 5 Exporting & Importing Notes 1. Exporting notes With Evernote, you have the option to save your notes to an external file for backup purposes, or for easy transfer amongst friends and colleagues. You can Export individual notes or entire Notebooks at once. Clik ‘File’. You can then choose what file Export: (Or Ctrl+Shift+X). type you would like, .enex (This option can also be (Evernote Backup), html, .mht. Ifactivated by Right-Clicking on exporting to .enex, you can one or more selected notes). choose to export your note tags as well.
Chapter 13: Evernote 165 2. Importing NotesYou can import files exported from Evernote, databases from previousversions of Evernote, notes from Microsoft OneNote 2007, and entirefolders of supported Files. Clik ‘File’. You can choose to export Click ‘Import’. the file/notes from evernote export file or OneNote. STEP 6 Creating a Note/Ink Note/Webcam NoteClick the “NewNote” button in the main toolbar.
166 Chapter 13: Evernote Or, Go to File New Note/New Ink Note/New Webcam NoteNew Note. New Ink Note. New Webcam Note.
Chapter 13: Evernote 167 STEP 7 Creating Multimedia Notes Add image and other file content to your notes.Note: Only files of type PDF, JPG, WAV, PNG, MP3, GIF, AMR aresupported for Free users. Premium members may attach files of any type,but Evernote can only preview files of supported file types. 1. Drag and Drop Take a file from anywhere on your Computer and drag it into a new or existing note. STEP 8 TaggingYou can tag your notes for easier retrieval and memorizing. You can createyour own tags, at any time and drag and-drop them to tagged notes. Creating a new tag Right-Click on a Tag Section or on a Tag. You can create a Insert the name tag or rename and delete the of your tag. existing tag. Then, click ‘OK’.
168 Chapter 13: Evernote STEP 9 Sharing You can share your notes with friends, whether they have Evernote installed or not. 1. Emailing notes Select one or multiple notes in the list (Ctrl+Click on notes toolbars to select multiple notes). Click the Email Email application will button.appear with a composed message window. Enter your recipients address and message. Number of your selected Click notes. 2. Sharing ‘Send’. notebooks
Chapter 13: Evernote 169 Select a Notebook from the Left-Hand Notebook pane and right-click to select ‘Properties’. Click the ‘Sharing and Collaboration options’ link.You will be taken to the Evernote Website, where you need to select Sharingfrom the left-hand pane, then ‘Sharing Setup’. On the next page, click ‘Start Sharing,’ or ‘Stop/Modify Sharing’ for the notebook you wish to Share.
170 Chapter 13: Evernote You will then have the option to Publish your notebook publicly, or to specific individuals.
Chapter 13: Evernote 171If you choose ‘Share with the World’, If you choose ‘Share with you will be able to create a custom Individuals’, you can select URL at which your notebook can be which individuals should accessed, as well as modify the sort receive a link to your order and give it a custom notebook. Premium description. members also have the ability to allow other people to view, create, edit and delete notes within the shared notebook.Once you click ‘Save’, your notebookwill be published at the listed Public URL. Once you select ‘Send Invitations’, your guests will receive an email with a private link to your notebook that only they can access.
172 Chapter 13: EvernoteREFERENCESBenjamin Michael Spivey. 2008. Unique Ways of Using this Application!. https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/Social/Unique+Ways+of+Using+this +Application%21. [8 March 2011]Michael Cruz. 2011. 10 Tips for Teachers Using Evernote – Education Series. http://blog.evernote.com/2011/01/13/10-tips-for-teachers-using- evernote-education-series/. [8 March 2011]
Chapter 14: Jing 173 Chapter 14 JINGWHAT IS JING?Jing is a cross-platform application that can be downloaded fromwww.jingproject.com. It enables you to take static screen captures of yourcomputer screen (called screenshots) as well as record short videos (lessthan 5 minutes) of onscreen action (called screencasts). You can then shareyour screen captures and screencasts instantly with others whether over theweb, email, or even embedded in your online course shell. Jing’s companionsite, www.screencast.com, makes sharing easy and fast. Once your screencapture or screencast is done, with a click of a button you can easily uploadit to Screencast.com. Once the upload is done, Screencast.com then copiesthe URL to your uploaded screen capture or screencast to the clipboard ofyour computer, enabling you to then easily paste the URL into an email oryour course management system to share with your students.Screencast.com, also, generates HTML embed code which enables you toembed your screencasts seamlessly into your online course managementsystem. But if you do not wish to use Screencast.com to share your screencaptures and screencasts, you can save your screen captures as PNG imagefiles and your screencasts as SWF Flash video files and distribute as you seefit (Margarita & Dave 2010).
174 Chapter 14: JingBENEFITS OF USING JINGAccording to Patrick et al. (2009), Jing is useful because: 1. It is free. 2. It is available for Windows and Mac. 3. Ability to upload images and videos to screencast.com with a simple click of a mouse is something that none of its competitors currently offer.USING JING IN EDUCATIONElizabeth (2010) suggests some quick ideas using Jing in education as follows: 1. Create training videos for quick and easy access for students, or even yourself for refreshers. 2. Have your students record themselves solving math problems and then post on your classroom blog! 3. Have your students record their presentations 4. Have your students record themselves researching and presenting their findings 5. Don’t stick to the norm! Have your students get creative – create a timeline of an explorer’s life and then present it via Jing!
Chapter 14: Jing 175GET STARTED WITH JING STEP 1 Go to http://www.techsmith.com/jing/ STEP 2 Start installing ‘Jing’ STEP 2 Downloading/Installing Jing Click ‘Download Free Version’ of Jing. Next, click ‘Download for Windows’ if you are using Windows.
176 Chapter 14: Jing At the end of the installing Jing_setup.exe will appear. process, Click ‘Save File’ to save the you need setup file in your computer. to sign up After you have completed online.saving, run the setup and start installing. STEP 3 Finding and Launching Jing After the installation and sign up is completed, the Jing sun will appear at your desktop screen.
Chapter 14: Jing 177 When you move the cursor over the “sun”, three options will emerge. The most useful one is ‘Capture’.STEP 4 Taking a Capture Click ‘Capture’.
178 Chapter 14: Jing You will see that your screen will go darker The as you move the area highlighted around the screen.bright area is the part that will becaptured. Let Click and draggo when you to select ahave got the portion of your area you screen. have selected. STEP 5 Capturing an Image Click the image button.
Chapter 14: Jing 179 You can use the image tools to annotate your The image capture. will look like this. The Date/Time stamp is the An example default of an filename. annotation Change it if using the desired. Click the ‘save’ image button to save it tools. manually. If you click the ‘share viaScreencast.com’ button, your image or video will be uploaded to your Jing folder on Screencast.com. You can paste the link into your email, document or online conversation.
180 Chapter 14: Jing STEP 6 Recording Videos Click ‘capture’ and highlight the area you want to record as a video. Make sure your microphone isClick the video connected button. and that it is not muted. A 3 second countdown will appear, and your screen will be recorded. You can perform any actions you would like to show while narrating along. There is a five Click stop minutes time when you limit. are done.
Chapter 14: Jing 181 Click here to play.Your capture will show up in thepreview window. Preview it, then share it.
182 Chapter 14: JingREFERENCESElizabeth. 2010. How to use Jing in your classroom. http://blog.simplek12.com/education/how-to-use-jing-in-your- classroom/ [5 April 2011]Margarita Bianco & Dave McCollom. 2010. Jazzed about Jing. http://edublog.techsmith.com/2010/06/jazzed-about-jing.html [5 April 2011]Patrick, R.L., David, T., Anna, T. & Brian,Y. 2009. The CU online Handbook. Teach differently: Create and collaborate. http://www.scribd.com/doc/52503228/19/Jing [5 April 2011]
Chapter 15: Linkedin 183 Chapter 15 LINKEDINWHAT IS LINKEDIN?LinkedIn is a huge database of professionals. The standardized informationentered by users such as “Profile Headline”, “Summary”, “Education”,“Company”, etc. categories allow us to pinpoint the person we are lookingdepending on specific factors. In short, LinkedIn is the place to find and befound (Neal Schaffer 2009).BENEFITS FOR STUDENTSThe following are benefits of Linkedin to students:1. Increased skill and proficiency in technology.2. Increased exposure to diverse views.3. Development of communication skills.4. Increased ability to work on group projects.5. Many students already use these forms of technology, so they might be more engaged in learning if they are utilized.6. Students can develop a positive image of themselves by putting best qualities out there.7. Keeping in touch.8. Creativity.
184 Chapter 15: Linkedin(Source: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/7-ways-college-students- can-benefit-linkedin)BENEFITS FOR TEACHERSThe following are some benefits of using Linkedin for teachers:1. Cheap and effective way to relay information to parents and get word out about school and events.2. Can reach parents who are unable to come to school.3. Can form partnerships with schools in other states or countries.4. Collaborate with other teachers.5. Exchange lesson plans and information.6. Increased access to resources.(Source: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/7-ways-college-students- can-benefit-linkedin)WAYS STUDENTS CAN BENEFIT FROM LINKEDINThe following are some ways student can benefits from Linkedin:1. Getting job email alerts.2. Connecting with professionals.3. Conducting company research.4. Getting recommendations.5. Letting companies find you.6. Connecting with other students.7. Landing international jobs.
186 Chapter 15: Linkedin GET STARTED WITH LINKEDIN STEP 1 Go to: http://www.linkedin.com/ STEP 2 Join Now/Sign Up If you do not have a LinkedIn account, you need to register and fill in the required information. Then, click ‘Join Now’. LinkedIn will send an email to your Click the link to sign up email.confirm your email address.
Chapter 15: Linkedin 187This window will appear. You need to click the ‘Confirm’ button’. Now you can sign in your LinkedIn account. Insert you email address and password. Then click ‘Sign In’. STEP 3 Invite Friends To invite friends and connect using LinkedIn, insert your friends’ email address here. Then click ‘Send Invitation’.
188 Chapter 15: Linkedin STEP 4 Editing Your ProfileTo start editing your profile, click the ‘Profile’ tab here. Go to ‘Edit Profile’. Adding profile photo To add/change your photo profile, click ‘Add Photo’. You also can post and share your update here.
Chapter 15: Linkedin 189 Browse picture from your computer file. Click the ‘Upload Photo’ button. You can check the percentages of yourYou can share your profile to others LinkedIn completeness profile.members. You also can save and print it in pdf Click them to update. format.
190 Chapter 15: Linkedin STEP 5 Searching & Adding Networks Insert the name of the person you want to search in LinkedIn. Or, you can search using the advance search version here. List of people inthe search result Number of search results. Choose and click at the person you want to add as a network.
Chapter 15: Linkedin 191 Click here to add to your network. Or, you can send an email before you add.
192 Chapter 15: LinkedinREFERENCESWhat is LinkedIn and Why Should You Join? http://windmillnetworking.com/2009/08/26/what-is-linkedin-and-why should-you-join/ [11 August 2011]Teaching and Learning Resources / Social Networking. http://teachinglearningresources.pbworks.com/w/page/31012687/Soci al%20Networking [11 August 2011]7 ways college students can benefit from Linkedin. 2011. http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/7-ways-college-students- can- benefit-linkedin [11 August 2011]
Chapter 16: Edmodo 193 Chapter 16 EDMODOWHAT IS EDMODO?Edmodo is a free and private online social platform for teachers and studentsto share ideas, files, events and assignments. Edmodo provides classrooms asafe and easy way to connect and collaborate. The site is accessible onlineand from any mobile device via free smart phone applications. Built on amicro-blogging model and adapted to be used in education, Edmodo allowsteachers to post messages and notes, discuss classroom topics, giveassignments and grade classwork, share content and materials, and networkand exchange ideas with their colleagues. In addition, they can maintain aclass calendar, store and share files, have public (RSS) stream, and conductpolls. Edmodo is built around closed group collaboration, which means onlystudents with a secret code can join the groups.(Source: http://www.edmodo.com)USING EDMODO IN EDUCATIONThe simplicity in terms of interface and accessibility makes Edomodo aneffective learning sphere. It allows an active participation from students.Edmodo provides tutors with a place to post assignment reminders, build an
194 Chapter 6: Edmodoevent calendar, and post messages to the group. Users can also share links,videos, and images. Edomodo can be the medium for tutors to communicatesuccessfully to students in need of guidance. For subjects such as foreignlanguage, tutors have been using Edomodo to set a co-class between themwith language teachers from other parts of the world. Students can reviewlinks that were posted through an RSS feed easily. Tutors can also conductother formative authentic assessments using Edmodo. An in-class assignmentto read and analyze a passage could easily turn into a writing assignment.Students could formulate and deliver answers, and respond to one anotherin turn. (Picardo, 2011). According to Jarc (2010), Edmodo allows him to keep track ofstudents’ progress, deliver content electronically, send students alerts viaemail and text message, and most importantly has provided a quick and easyway to conduct authentic assessments. Using a discussion thread is almost like conducting interviews withstudents and their peerswhile encouraging dialogue, challenges students towrite concisely and defend their positions with supporting information fromtheir reading. Edmodo helps build a better and secure networking area, sothe risks of being contacted bystrangers for non-academic purposes aregreatlyreduced, thereby providing a safer environment in which students andteachers or tutors can interact and collaborate. It is also reduces the amountof paper used in classroom.
Chapter 16: Edmodo 195GET STARTED WITH EDMODO STEP 1 Go to: http://www.edmodo.com/ STEP 2 Register/Join Click ‘I’m a Teacher’ button.
196 Chapter 6: Edmodo Fill up the information required. Click ‘Sign up’. Edmodo Main Site Type of posts that User can user can perform. view or edit setting. User can claim profile URL. For newuser, thereis a list to guide users.
Chapter 16: Edmodo 197 STEP 3 Creating a Group Click ‘Create’. Type the intended group name. Click‘Create’. The code that will be used by the students to join the group. Click ‘Close’. STEP 4 Searching & Adding Schools Click ‘Settings’.
198 Chapter 6: Edmodo Click ‘Add School’. Select the relevant country and Click type the ‘Search’. school name or postal code. Click ‘Add your school’ if it is not available. Fill in the required information. Click ‘Add School’.
Chapter 16: Edmodo 199 STEP 5 Changing Settings & Notifications Click ‘Settings’. Click to ‘Upload a photo’ or Users can choose an change the animation type of instead. notifications. Privacy Users can options.change their personal Users caninformation. change the password. Users can ‘Add School’. STEP 6 Adding Materials to Library Click ‘Library’.
200 Chapter 6: EdmodoClick ‘Addto Library’. Click ‘Upload’ to add file.Click ‘Add to Library’. Uploaded files can be previewed here.
Chapter 16: Edmodo 201 STEP 7 Creating a Folder Click ‘Library’. Click the ‘Folder’ icon. Type the Click on ‘Folder Name’.groups if youlike to share. STEP 8 Posting Assignments Click ‘Assignment’.
202 Chapter 6: Edmodo User can also ‘Load Type Assignmentassignment ’. name Write the Set ‘due date’. description of the assignment. Assignments can be send to specific Click students. ‘Send’. STEP 9 Posting Polls Click ‘Poll’. Type your questions here. Type your answers here. User can ‘Add Answer’.
Chapter 16: Edmodo 203STEP 10 Posting Notes Click ‘Note’. Type your notes here. Users can send notes toUser can include specific attachments to students. Then, click notes ‘Send’.
204 Chapter 6: EdmodoREFERENCESEdmodo. http:// www.edmodo.com. [27 September 2011]EdmodoReview. http://www.appappeal.com/app/edmodo/ [29 September 2011]Jen Dick, 2011. Tool Review: Edmodo. http:// http://newlearninginstitute.blogspot.com/2011/04/tool-review- edmodo.html. [1 October 2011]Picardo, J. 2011. Edmodo: What students think. http://www.boxoftricks.net/2008/09/edmodo-what-students-think/. [4 October 2011]Picardo, J. 2011. Edmodo: microblogging for classroom. http://www.boxoftricks.net/2008/09/edmodo-microblogging-for-the- classroom/#respond. [4 October 2011]Jarc, J. 2010. Edmodo – The Secure, Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students. http://trendingeducation.com/?p=69. [4 October 2011]
Chapter 17: Wikispaces 205 Chapter 17 WIKISPACESWHAT ARE WIKIS?Wikis allow asynchronous communication and group collaboration acrossthe Internet. Sometimes described as a composition system, a discussionmedium, a repository, a mail system, and a tool for collaboration, wikisprovide users with both author and editor privileges; the overall organizationof contributions can be edited as well as the content itself. Wikis are able toincorporate sounds, movies, and pictures; they may prove to be a simpletool to create multimedia presentations and simple digital stories.WIKIS OR BLOG?Wikis are often compared to blogs because they are both characterized byeasy publishing capabilities. They both started about the same time, about adecade ago, and both offer an easy publishing tool for disseminatinginformation as well as getting feedback to and from the public. Early wikiswere intended for multiple users to create knowledge repositories, whileblogs were intended for writing personal diaries. Although they are differentin several ways, the distinctions between them are subtle because they areconverging in functionality. There are a number of main differences between
206 Chapter 17: Wikispaceswikis and blogs, among them being the way they organize their information,and the number of contributors and what the contributors intend to achieve(Doyle, 2006).Wikis are designed for collaborative authoring by everyone while blogs aremore personal and generally written by a single author. If a wiki has only oneauthor, the differences are not as obvious though still significant andimportant, as can be seen from the following points. Further, there are validuses for single-author wikis, such as posting explicit operational instructionsfrom a user. Wikis typically organize information into topics while blogsorganize information in reverse chronological order. Since they are reversechronologically ordered, information in blogs is more of a historical recordand rarely changes. On the other hand, topics in wikis are expected toevolve and often expand into something of a permanent knowledge base.The reverse chronological order of blogs makes it difficult to find all postingson a particular topic, and to browse through all postings on that topic. Onthe other hand, wikis do not show as easily when information wasdocumented or in what order, but it does show what information is relatedand make it easy to browse (Kevin & Joseph 2007).BENEFITS OF WIKISAccording to David Jakes (2006), wikis are extremely flexible tools that havemany classroom, professional development, and administrative uses includingthe following: 1. Classroom: Students can use wikis as platforms for collaborative problem solving; group laboratory reports; classroom writing projects; and the creation of a class "textbook." The short, wikis can be used to support any type of collaborative student project.
Chapter 17: Wikispaces 207 2. Professional Development: Wikis are handy tools for planning workshops or conferences. Trainers can post documents and other resources at the wiki prior to the workshop and have participants create and post their own notes during the event. Later, participants can return to the wiki to further reflect on what they have learned. 3. Administrative Uses: Administrators can leverage wikis to allow teachers, technology staff, and others help create and edit policy documents.USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGWikis are one of many Web 2.0 components that can be used to enhancethe learning process. A wiki is a web communication and collaboration toolthat can be used to engage students in learning with others within acollaborative environment (Kevin & Joseph, 2007). Collaboration using a wikiis not limited to students. Faculty can use wikis to collaborate on projects,whether editing a textbook, preparing a journal article, or assembling asyllabus or reading list. Wikis might also prove to be an ideal vehicle forsoliciting ongoing input for research or projects where community input canhelp inform and direct subsequent investigation. The possibilities for usingwikis as the platform for collaborative projects are limited only by one’simagination and time. Wiki-enabled projects can provide various levels of siteaccess and control to team members, offering a fine-tuning element thatenhances the teaching and learning experience (Educause 2009).Duffy and Bruns (2006) list several possible educational uses of wikis: 1. Students can use a wiki to develop research projects, with the wiki serving as ongoing documentation of their work.
208 Chapter 17: Wikispaces 2. Students can add summaries of their thoughts from the prescribed readings, building a collaborative annotated bibliography on a wiki. 3. A wiki can be used for publishing course resources like syllabi and handouts, and stu-dents can edit and comment on these directly for all to see. 4. Teachers can use wikis as a knowledge base, enabling them to share reflections and thoughts regarding teaching practices, and allowing for versioning and documentation. 5. Wikis can be used to map concepts. They are useful for brainstorming, and editing a given wiki topic can produce a linked network of resources. 6. A wiki can be used as a presentation tool in place of conventional software, and students are able to directly comment on and revise the presentation content. 7. Wikis are tools for group authoring. Often group members collaborate on a document by emailing to each member of the group a file that each person edits on their computer, and some attempt is then made to coordinate the edits so that everyone’s work is equally represented; using a wiki pulls the group members together and enables them to build and edit the document on a single, central wiki page.
Chapter 17: Wikispaces 209 GET STARTED WITH WIKISPACES Go to: STEP 1 http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/t eachers STEP 2 Sign up/Register Insert ‘Username’, ‘Password’ and key in a valid‘Email Address’. Click YES Select a ‘Wiki Name’ for your Under Wiki wiki. This will also Permissions, determine the select ‘Private’ web address of (free for your wiki. So educators). choose carefully! Then, click ‘Join’.
210 Chapter 17: Wikispaces Next, you need to access the email account you have entered ealier. Wikispaces will have sent you a conﬁrmation email. Click on the link in that message to conﬁrm your email address. STEP 3 Editing Wikispaces You will then be taken to your wikispace. The ﬁrst page you see with be a ‘getting started guide. Take some time to explore the links on this guide.
Chapter 17: Wikispaces 211 Once you exit the ‘getting started guide, you can begin editing the wiki. To work on your ﬁrst page, click ‘EDIT’ at the top right corner of the page.Use the ‘EDITOR’ tool bar tochange the font (bold, italics,underline) type or color, addbullets, hyperlinks or images. a) Adding hyperlink Select the text you want to hyperlink. Then click on ‘Link’.
212 Chapter 17: Wikispaces ‘External Link’- This option will allow you to link the selected text to a website outside your wiki. You will need to type in the URL to the website you are linking to. You can either link the An selected text to a page ‘Insert on your wiki. To do this, Link you must ﬁrst createpop up another page. Everybox will page you create willappear. appear under ‘Page Name. Then, click ‘Add Link’.
Chapter 17: Wikispaces 213 a) Adding file Click ‘File’ at your editor toolbar. Go to Click on the ‘Upload File’. ‘Insert Then, Files’ choose a ﬁle tab. located on your computer and click open. b) Adding new pageSelect ‘New Page from the top left hand corner of your wiki. Insert a name for Then, click ‘Create’. You your new page. will then be taken to the new page. Once you click ‘SAVE’ the name of the new page will be added to the navigation bar on the left.
214 Chapter 17: Wikispaces c) Embedding a Widget On the new pageyou have just added, click ‘Edit’ and click on the embed a widget icon. Choose the video sources you like.
Chapter 17: Wikispaces 215 STEP 4 Discussion Board To create a new topic, select the‘DISCUSSION’ tab. Then click on ‘New Post’. Write down your subject and the topic you want to discuss. Then, click ‘Post’ to start the discussion.
216 Chapter 17: Wikispaces STEP 5 Adding & Managing MembersFirst, click‘Manage Wiki’. To update or add your wiki Member, go to ‘People’. At ‘Wiki Permissions’, choose either ‘Protected’ or ‘Private’.
Chapter 17: Wikispaces 217REFERENCESDavid Jakes. 2006. Wild about wikis. Retrived from http://www.techlearning.com/article/6164 [25 March 2011]Duffy, P. & Bruns, A. (2006). The use of blogs, wikis and RSS in education: A conversation of possibilities. Proceedings of the Online Learning and Teaching Conference 2006, Brisbane: September 26. http://eprints.qut.edu.au/5398/1/5398.pdf [25 March 2011]Doyle, B. 2006. When to Wiki, When to Blog. http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/ArticlePrint.aspx?ArticleID=169 00 [25 March 2011]Educause. 2009. 7 things you should know about wikis. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7004.pdf [25 March 2011]Kevin R.P. & Joseph T.C. 2007. Wiki as a Teaching Tool. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects. 3(2007):57-71
218 Chapter 18: Delicious Chapter 18 DELICIOUSWHAT IS DEL.ICIO.US?In brief, Delicious (formerly del.icio.us, pronounced "delicious") is a socialbookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering webbookmarks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicious_%28website%29). It isallows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralizedsource. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatlyimproves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet(http://www.delicious.com/help/about).ADVANTAGES OF USING DEL.ICIO.USSeveral advantages of using delicious include: 1. Saving and accessing bookmarks online. 2. Promoting our own sites. 3. Finding bookmarks from other users on your network. 4. Networking with other users who are in your network. 5. Reading your network’s bookmarks, since Del.icio.us provides convenient RSS feeds.
Chapter 18: Delicious 219 6. Using a “profile” tag, such as users’ bookmarks tagged with “profile” on del.icio.us to feature sites, best posts and articles and important sites linking to you.(Source: http://onlinesapiens.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/using-delicious-ineducation/)USING DEL.ICIO.US IN EDUCATIONThe following are several of usage of delicious in education suggested byGabriela (2007): 1. It is useful for its flexibility as students may work on a variety of computers at a variety of setting. 2. It can support lectures as an additional bibliography. 3. It is a mechanism for building learning communities if a tag is identified with the students who can then contribute to this link archive. It could promote group cohesion and belonging although the risk is that students would not contribute equally. 4. It increases network of learning outside the initial group by tagging resources with quality notes and links shared to a wider audience. 5. It provides informal and formative feedback to the teacher as they can see students’ preferences and interests which could then inform their planning. 6. It promotes the students to manage and analyse their resource collection as they would be encouraged to firstly weigh up the value of the resource, and then analyse and create a synopsis of its worth through tagging. The number of times a site is saved would also alert them to the issues of credibility, value and utility. This would engage the students further in the learning process.
220 Chapter 18: DeliciousGET STARTED WITH DEL.ICIO.US. STEP 1 Go to: http://www.delicious.com/ STEP 2 Join Now/Sign In To start using “delicious”, click ‘Join Now’ or ‘Sign In’. You can join or sign in using your Yahoo account. If you do not have a Yahoo account, you can sign in using your ‘Facebook’ or ‘Google’ account.
Chapter 18: Delicious 221 STEP 3 Bookmarking Copy the URL of the web you like to bookmark. At your “delicious” page, go to ‘Bookmarks’ and click ‘My Bookmarks’. Click ‘Save a new bookmark’.Paste the URL of the web here. Then click ‘Next’.
222 Chapter 18: Delicious The ‘Title’ and ‘URL’ will be inserted automatically. Insert tags and notes (optional).If you want to make your Then clickbookmark private, check ‘Save’. ‘Make private’. This indicates the number of people who here bookmarked this URL. Your bookmark will look like Your tags. this.
Chapter 18: Delicious 223 STEP 4 Private & Public Views You can share your bookmark using ‘twitter’, ‘email’ and To view your ‘delicious’. public bookmark. Click ‘Public’.Now, in your bookmark, you can view your public bookmark.
224 Chapter 18: Delicious STEP 5 Searching bookmarks Insert the keyword of the bookmark you want to search. Then, click ‘Search’. You also can by ‘Filter by Tags’. Or, you can filter your This is an example of a search by clicking any of bookmark ‘Filtered by the tags here. tags’.Bookmark date. Filter by tag.
Chapter 18: Delicious 225 STEP 6 Del.icio.us Bookmark NetworkGo to your del.icio.us homapege. You can add other users by clicking on their names here from your bookmark search page.
226 Chapter 18: Delicious Then, click ‘Add a user to Network’. Or, insert the username of the user and click ‘Add’ to add in your network. Now, “Kafarlee” is your network. You can see Kafarlee bookmarks and share them. To view your Network, go to ‘People’ and click ‘My Network’. Here you can see the number of your network.Click on any name to viewother peoples’ bookmarks.
Chapter 18: Delicious 227REFERENCESGabriela Grosseck. 2007. Using delicious in education.http://www.scribd.com/doc/212002/Using-delicious-In-Education [25 March 2011]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicious_%28website%29 [25 March 2011]http://onlinesapiens.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/using-delicious-in-education/ [25 March 2011]http://www.delicious.com/help/about [25 March 2011]
228 Chapter 19: Voicethread Chapter 19 VOICETHREADWHAT IS VOICETHREAD?VoiceThread is an Internet-based application that allows users to create ashared presentation as a media album that visitors can asynchronouslycomment on either by text, voice, or video. The presentation can includeany form of digital media, including images, audio, video, and text. Theresulting output of this combination of the digital presentation andaccumulated viewer comments is called a “VoiceThread.” CompletedVoiceThreads can then be shared on the VoiceThread site or embedded intoWeb pages or blogs. They can also be exported for offline consumptionrunning from a computer hard drive, a DVD, a video-enabled MP3 player, ora mobile phone. In a nutshell, VoiceThread allows an entire groupconversation to be collected from anywhere in the world and then sharedfor playback in one place. VoiceThread has been referred to as a “groupaudio blog” because, like a blog, it fosters comments on a topic but goesfurther by allowing these comments to be offered in audio format. (PennState 2009).BENEFITS OF USING VOICETHREADInfoTech4Lrng (2008) suggests the following benefits of using Voicethread: 1. Simple and easy.
Chapter 19: Voicethread 229 2. Focus on the content instead of the tool; can serve as a form of free writing. 3. Requires simple hardware and minimal memory requirements, minimal tech-barrier. 4. Encourages collaborative storytelling. 5. Ability to use powerful images - one or many. 6. Users can zoom in to see the details and out to see the big picture. 7. Ability to add text. 8. Easy to capture voices. 9. Inspires ongoing conversation about each image. 10. Build fluency, precision and voice in second language. 11. New dimension for creative analysis of historical photographs, maps and artifacts. 12. Ability to give and receive feedback from peers, teachers, parents and other relatives, local and global community. 13. Can be used “as a storytelling tool, a deep thinking tool, a research tool, an expository communication tool, and even an assessment tool”. 14. Allows for differentiation to accomodate different learning needs and styles. 15. Allows teachers to integrate digital collaboration into the curriculum.WAYS OF USING VOICETHREAD?A VoiceThread allows every student in a class to easily record audiocommentary about the ideas and experiences that are important to them.Whether it is an event, a project, students can tell their story in their ownvoice and then share it with the world. For educators, a VoiceThread offersa way to teach the principles of good digital citizenship as well as providing a
230 Chapter 19: Voicethreadsingle vessel to capture and then share all the diverse personalities of anentire class. A VoiceThread can be managed with little effort, creating digitalspaces that can be shared by students, parents, and educators alike. Prideand excitement is clearly evident in student voices as they “publish” andarchive their work.Source: (http://voicethread.com/image/voicethreads_in_the_classroom.pdf)USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGVoiceThread is an application that makes it easy to assemble visual media in apresentation. In providing a simple venue for sharing, creating, and assessingmedia projects, such applications may promote greater digital literacy andgreater enthusiasm for multimedia creation. What sets VoiceThread apartfrom these other applications is its easy integration of voice and other typesof media for commenting on an original artifact. VoiceThread offers a naturalonline interaction that lends itself to students presenting and defending theirwork before experts and peers. It seems reasonable that an environmentthat provides an easy way for students to listen to and add to the work oftheir peers may encourage more authentic peer assessment. Evaluations thatinclude verbal and visual cues in each student’s own voice may be easier forstudents to interpret. In disciplines where students create a portfolio of theirwork, VoiceThread provides the opportunity to build annotatedpresentations that include voice, video, and text explanations of what theyhave done. Group and personal reflections can also be collected andpreserved. By far the greatest potential of VoiceThread lies in the creativeopportunity it provides for students to tell their own stories and tocontribute to or directly critique the narratives of their peers (Educause2009).
Chapter 19: Voicethread 231The following are some uses of Voicethread in teaching and learning(InfoTech4Lrng 2008): 1. Create or select images to accompany original poetry, poetic devices or research. 2. Record personal, family or community history, historic events or an oral history project, documentaries or essays. 3. Share oral reports about research through digital story. 4. Opportunity for students to develop interview skills. 5. Build confidence with peers. 6. Asking open ended questions. 7. Providing interviewee time to elaborate. 8. Follow up questions. 9. Develop editing skills – eliminate errors and pauses. 10. Collaborate with someone in another location. 11. Illustrated booktalks. 12. Students record thoughts while previewing document or draft comments. 13. Exploring science materials to demonstrate their use in labs, innovation and space exploration.
232 Chapter 19: Voicethread GET STARTED WITH VOICETHREAD STEP 1 Go to: http://www.voicethread.com STEP 2 Sign In Click here to sign in or register. STEP 3 Start uploading image/videoYou will see this basic accountnavigation page once you are signed in.
Chapter 19: Voicethread 233STEP 3 Creating VoiceThreads a) Uploading images & videos Click the‘Create’ tab. Click ‘Upload’ to start uploading your images, documents or videos. Upload a file from your computer. Upload a file hosted online at a specific URL. Upload image and video using webcam.
234 Chapter 19: Voicethread a) Commenting After you have uploaded your imagesor videos, you can startcommenting it. You can also delete your own comments anytime.Now, you can start giving comments to your own or other VoiceThreads. You can choose either to provide text, audio or video comments.
Chapter 19: Voicethread 235 c) Sharing VoiceThread Click ‘Share’ to share your VoiceThreads with others. Click here and copy your URL link. Invite your friends through email. You can add friend by creating groups. But you need A Pro account VoiceThread to do this. Publishing option is a very important to ensurethat your VoiceThread is viewable to other users. Everyone can view your VoiceThread. Comments are accepted. After each comment is made, you must approve it before it is visible to others. Viewable in the "Browse" section on the VoiceThreads homepage. Then click ‘save’.
236 Chapter 19: Voicethread STEP 4 Viewing VoiceThreads Click ‘MyVoice’ tab to view the VoiceThread you have created. Click ‘Menu’ to edit the VoiceThread that you have created.
Chapter 19: Voicethread 237REFERENCESEducause .2009. 7 things you should know about voicethread. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7050.pdf [6 April 2011]Penn State. 2009. 7 Things You Need to Know about VoiceThread. http://www.personal.psu.edu/mnm14/blogs/meyerviews/VoiceThread_ whitepaper.pdf [6 April 2011]InfoTech4Lrng. 2008. Voicethread in Teaching and Learning. http://arllennium.wordpress.com/2008/03/20/voicethread-in-teaching- and-learning/ [6 April 2011]VoiceThread in The Classroom. http://voicethread.com/image/voicethreads_in_the_classroom.pdf [6 April 2011]
238 Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio Chapter 20 CAMTASIA STUDIOWHAT IS CAMTASIA STUDIO?Camtasia Studio is a video-based screen capturing software program. It isanalogous to using a video camera to record your screen. However, unlikeusing a video camera, the software is installed on your computer, so yourscreen captures are directly recorded to a digital video format with higherquality audio. Camtasia can also be customized to capture the entire screen,a specific window, or user-defined region. Screen capture videos can berecorded with or without voice narration, and can be annotated afterrecording.(Source:http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/ATC/Collaboratory/HowTo/Camtasia/camintro.html)
Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio 239ADVANTAGES OF CAMTASIA STUDIOThe following are some advantages of Camtasia Studio: A lot of presets and Output formats to choose from. No loss in video quality after rendering - Camtasia Studio’s rendering quality is lossless, which means you get the same output after rendering as you have previewed it before rendering the final output. Easy editing - Offers easy editing capabilities in a timeline and storyboard view. PowerPoint integration - Grab the Camtasia studio’s add-in for PowerPoint and the program can convert your entire ppt or pptx presentation into an AVI file. Support for a whole lot of media formats - Camtasia Studio supports a good number of video, audio as well as image formats. Easy Import & Export - Allows you to quickly export the project as a zip file and send it to anyone. Your friend only needs to import the zip file into Camtasia Studio. Batch Production - Use the Batch production option to render multiple screencasts parallel. Multi Track Recording - allows you to record multiple clips one by one and combine them to produce a single output.(Source: http://www.screencastingtips.org/advantages-of-camtasia-studio-over-free-screencasting-software/80/)
240 Chapter 20: Camtasia StudioPOTENTIAL IMPACTS OF INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ONLEARNING Provides an interactive video syllabus to introduce students to the class. Invoke learners to use their visual and auditory senses to enhance learning Help learners understand complex concepts and procedures that are difficult to explain with simple text and graphics By using visual and auditory messages, students can process the information quicker, which in turn, helps foster their learning acquisition of the material. Convert tacit information or knowledge that may be too difficult to describe in text into an articulate, vivid description through the use of images. Videos have visual appeal that can evoke emotional reactions from students that would help in increasing motivation(Source:http://cstl.semo.edu/institute/2007Summer/Camtasia/EngagingDNBeyondtheClassroom.ppt)
Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio 241GET STARTED WITH CAMTASIA STUDIO STEP 1 Go to http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html STEP 2 Downloading & Installing CamtasiaStudio Click at the ‘Free Trial’ button.
242 Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio Insert your emailThen, click address here to get at ‘Start the 30 days trial for Windows using Camtasia.Download’ or ‘Start MacDownload’. This window will be showed and you need to click ‘Save File’ to start installing the Camtasia software. Click the ‘Next >’ button. Click the ‘Next >’ button again.
Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio 243Mark at ‘I accept the licenseagreement’ and Click ‘Next >’. click ‘Next >’. Click the ‘Next >’ button again. Wait for Camtasia to finish the installed process.
244 Chapter 20: Camtasia StudioClick the ‘Finish’button. Click the ‘Finish’ button again. Now your Camtasia is successfully installed. Camtasia shortcut icon will be installed on your desktop.
Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio 245 STEP 3 Recording PowerPoint Presentations OpenCamtasia andgo to ‘RecordPowerPoint’. Open your Microsoft Camtasia’s PowerPoint PowerPoint file and go to tools. the ‘Add-Ins’ tab.
246 Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio Program options. Video and audio options. If you want toinsert webcam, mark this box. Then, click the ‘OK’ button.
Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio 247 To startrecording the PowerPoint, click the ‘Record’ button. Then, go to ‘Click to begin recording’. Click at the ‘Stop Recording’ button after you have finished the recording.
248 Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio STEP 4 Recording the Screen Use these settings to customize your screen recording and insert the camera and audio. Click at ‘Record the screen’.You can resize the areaof the screen you want to record. To start the recording, click the ‘rec’ button.
Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio 249 To stop the recording, click at the ‘Stop’ button.Your recording will begin after the three counts. Or you can click at this icon to open the screen recorder tools.
250 Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio To save, delete, edit or produce the recording, use these buttons. STEP 5 Producing Your Recording Mark at ‘Produce your recording’ and click ‘OK’. Choose ‘Custom production settings’.Open your Camtasia studio and go to‘Produce video as…’under the ‘Produce’ Click the ‘Next >’ panel. button.
Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio 251Choose your videoformat. Click the ‘Next >’ button. Click the ‘Next >’ button. Choose your video size and click the ‘Next >’ button. Click the ‘Next >’ button.
252 Chapter 20: Camtasia StudioClick the ‘Next >’ button again. Insert your production name under output file and then click ‘Finish’ button. Wait for the project to finish rendering.
Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio 253 Then, click ‘Finish’ button. STEP 6 Editing Your Recording Drag your videorecording in ‘Video 1’ timeline.
254 Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio (a) Cut the recording Click at this icon to cut the selected recording.Drag this tool to select the areayou want to edit or cut. This is the area of the recoding you have selected. (b) Title Clip Go to ‘Title clips’ under the ‘Add’ panel.
Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio 255 Then, click ‘OK’ button.Type your title clips here. Then, drag the title clip at video 1 timeline to insert it in the video.
256 Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio (c) Transition Open your Camtasia Studio and click ‘Transitions’ under the ‘Edit’ panel.
Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio 257 Then, click ‘Finished’ button. Choose the transition you like. You can drag or insert the transition after Clip 1 or you can insert between all clips. Drag thetransition here.
258 Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio STEP 7 Finding Your Documents Go to ‘My Documents’. Open ‘Camtasia Studio’ folder.
Chapter 20: Camtasia Studio 259 Find the Camtasia recording folder you have saved. All the files will be in this folder.
260 Chapter 20: Camtasia StudioREFERENCEShttp://www.wpi.edu/Academics/ATC/Collaboratory/HowTo/Camtasia/camintro.html [6 June 2012]http://www.screencastingtips.org/advantages-of-camtasia-studio-over-free-screencasting-software/80/ [6 June 2012]http://cstl.semo.edu/institute/2007Summer/Camtasia/EngagingDNBeyondtheClassroom.ppt [6 June 2012]
Chapter 21: Scoop.it 261 Chapter 21 SCOOP.ITWHAT IS SCOOP.IT?Scoop.it is a content curation platform, where users can curate informationabout any topic they want. Users will be able to create a topic of theirchoice (no limits) and start curating information. The site is geared towardsproviding users a very quick and easy way to “scoop” any information thatthey feel is relevant to the topic they have chosen.(Source: http://www.iblogzone.com/2011/11/scoop-it-content-curation-tool.html)BENEFITS OF USING SCOOP.ITThere are several benefits of using Scoop.it: No ads on either the user or the public end. Content is suggested to you but not included automatically. You have complete control over what goes into your topic. Posts can be promoted to the top spot and held there. This is useful if you blog on a particular topic and would like your latest blog post to be prominent. You can follow others who share the same passions as you. (Source: http://www.molly-greene.com/how-can-a-writer-use-scoop-it/)
262 Chapter 21: Scoop.itGET STARTED WITH SCOOP.IT STEP 1 Go to: http://www.scoop.it/ STEP 2 Signing Up Login Scoop.it using your Facebook and Twitter account. Click here to sign up.
Chapter 21: Scoop.it 263 If you do not have Facebook ot Twitter accounts click here to register. Fill in the requiredinformation. Then, click the ‘Sign Up’ button.
264 Chapter 21: Scoop.it An email will be sent by Scoop.it for you to verify your email address. Click the link given. Now you are successfully created your scoop.it account. You can begin by generate a topic you interest.
Chapter 21: Scoop.it 265 RescoopingSTEP 3 Open Scoop.it and choose any topic you would like to rescoop. Click the ‘Rescoop’ button.
266 Chapter 21: Scoop.it Choose the topic you have created earlier. Then, click the ‘RESCOOP’ button.
Chapter 21: Scoop.it 267 Scoop.it BookmarkletSTEP 3 Click here at your account. Choose ‘Bookmarklet’. Now, your bookmarklet was installed here. Click at this button. Drag and drop it at your bookmark toolbar.
268 Chapter 21: Scoop.it Scooping STEP 3 This is how your scoop page will look like. Click at the ‘Scoop.it’ bookmarklet. Then, click ‘PUBLISH’ button.
Chapter 21: Scoop.it 269This is the pageyou have scoop look like.
270 Chapter 21: Scoop.itREFERENCEShttp://pinterest.com/about/ [10 August 2012]http://www.mymagneticblog.com/what-is-pinterest/ [10 August 2012]
Chapter 22: Flickr 271 Chapter 22 FLICKRWHAT IS FLICKR?Flickr is a photo-sharing site/service where anyone can upload and tagphotos, browse others’ photos, and add comments and annotations. Userscan create photo sets and collections to manage content, and participate intopical groups to cultivate a sense of community. Launched in February 2004,Flickr embodies what has come to be known as one of Web 2.0 populartools. The site provides the tools, but the value derives from thecontributions of the user community—photos, comments, ratings, andorganization—and the connections that the site facilitates betweenindividuals. Flickr also provides a range of privacy settings, giving usersconsiderable control over how their photos can be used.(Source: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7034.pdf).WAYS OF USING FLICKRAlthough Flickr is mainly for photos, the site might more aptly be describedas a venue for sharing experiences and creating relationships. User-generatedcontent is a hallmark of emerging technologies, and for most users, photosrepresent an extremely low barrier to entry for sharing creative work.
272 Chapter 22: FlickrStudents and teacher/lecturers alike often have many photos that never findan audience. By making photos easy to share, Flickr demonstrates thatcontribution can be easy and that almost any shared object can find anaudience. The ability to engage in a conversation about a photo, and toupdate that photo based on comments received, create a sense ofcommunity. In fact, Flickr users have been described as passionate in theiruse of the site and their belief in its value. In addition, the ubiquity andsimplicity of digital cameras have made amateur photographers out ofmillions of people, and sites like Flickr provide a place to share photos andmeet people with similar interests, even if photography is not their focus.Flickr’s support for Creative Commons licenses adds another venue fordiscussion about the evolving nature of copyright in the digital era.(Source: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7034.pdf).USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGFlickr provide an opportunity for students studying photography or otherart-related subjects to receive feedback and engage with a community ofexperts and amateur enthusiasts, exposing students to the reality ofprofessional practice. This dynamic can be extended to other fields, asevidenced by the success that digital storytelling projects have had in usingvisual media to share personal experiences. Students who are engaged withcontent demonstrate better learning outcomes, and the immediacy of visualmedia facilitates that sense of connection to subject material. Similarly, Flickrexposes students to participatory learning by capitalizing on the ubiquity ofdigital cameras and students’ desire to share their creative work. Byintroducing users to social, collaborative technologies, Flickr provides an
Chapter 22: Flickr 273easy, comfortable platform for students to engage with content and acommunity in the process of collective knowledge creation(Source: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7034.pdf)
274 Chapter 22: FlickrGET STARTED WITH FLICKR STEP 1 Go to: http://www.flickr.com/ STEP 2 Sign In/Creating a Flickr Account Click ‘Create Your Account’ to startcreating a Yahoo account or log in using ‘Facebook’ or ‘Google’. Or, Sign in using Yahoo. ID Click ‘Create New Account’ if you do not have a Yahoo ID.
Chapter 22: Flickr 275After you logged in, insert your Flickr screen name. You can also change it later. Then, click ‘CREATE MY ACCOUNT’. You Flickr account is created when you see this greeting. Now, you can personalize your profile or you can do it later.
276 Chapter 22: Flickr STEP 3 Personalizing Your Profile Click ‘Personalize your profile’. Upload image from your computer to create your buddy icon. Customize your Flickr URL.Personalize yourprofile. Then click ‘Save’.
Chapter 22: Flickr 277 STEP 4 Uploading Photos Go to your Flickr ‘Home’ page. Click ‘Upload Photos & Video’. Open your Click ‘Chooseimage file from photos & your video’. computer. Choose your privacy Click ‘Upload setting. Photos & Video’.
278 Chapter 22: Flickr After your have uploaded, insert ‘Title’, ‘Description’ and insert ‘Tags’ of your photos. Then, click ‘SAVE’. STEP 5 Organizing Photos At your Flickr Home page, click ‘Organize & Create’.
Chapter 22: Flickr 279To start organizing,click the ‘Sets’ tab. Drag the photosA set is like a folder into this area to that contains create the set. photos. Name the ‘Set’ and click ‘Save’. To leave the Now you have organized organizer, click your one set of pictures. photostream.
280 Chapter 22: Flickr STEP 6 Finding Friends Go to your flickr Home page and click ‘Find your friends on Flickr’. Add contacts by searching for your email contacts or Facebook address or search by a person’s name.
Chapter 22: Flickr 281 STEP 7 Adding Notes Go to ‘Actions’ and click ‘Add a note’. Click on the picture you want to add a note.Click at the area you want to add note. Write your Click ‘Save’. note here.
282 Chapter 22: Flickr STEP 8 Posting Comments To post a comment, go to the bottom of the picture you want to comment. Write your comment here. ‘Preview’ or STEP 9‘Post Comment’. STEP 9 Adding Picture to Maps Go to ‘Actions’ and click ‘Add to your map’.
Chapter 22: Flickr 283 Insert the name of the location.You can drag-and- drop at the location you like. Customize the visibility options, and then click ‘Save Location’.
284 Chapter 22: FlickrREFERENCES7 Things You Should Know About Flickr. 2010. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7034.pdf [27 May 2011]
Chapter 23: Wordle 285 Chapter 23 WORDLEWHAT IS WORDLE?Wordle is a tool that looks at the text provided (students can type in wordsthat describe themselves; words that describe what they want to learn;words that describe a time in history they are learning about; theirvocabulary words they are having a difficult time with; words that describe acountry they are learning about) and generates a “word cloud” summaryfrom those words. The word cloud gives greater prominence to words thatappear more frequently in the source text. You can change the font, changethe layout, and change the color scheme. Once you have created your“word cloud” the students can take a screenshot to save and paste into anapplication or save to Paint/Photoshop to then save as a jpg image to use in aproject — PowerPoint, Slideshare, PhotoStory, Blog, Wiki, etc. Or, they canchoose to print it out and make a bulletin board in the classroom of thewords.
286 Chapter 23: WordleWAYS OF USING WORDLEThe following are some possible ways of using Wordle: 1. Summarizing the content of an essay or any piece of work. Useful way of telling people what the essay is about. 2. Wordle can be used by the teacher as a means of assessment. Student creates a Wordle of their presentation and uses that as the basis for a discussion. 3. Self Reflection. 4. Summarizing survey results from text fields. 5. Illustrate a student’s writing with a picture (Julia 2009). 6. Improve vocabulary and develop knowledge by taking the text from documents or webpages and makes them into word clouds to help remember the texts you read (Nik Peachey 2008).
Chapter 23: Wordle 287GET STARTED WITH WORDLE STEP 1 Go to: http://www.wordle.net/ STEP 2 Starting WordleClick here.
288 Chapter 23: Wordle STEP 3 Start Creating Your WordlePaste the text in this box. Click ‘Go’. An example of texts, pasted in Wordle.
Chapter 23: Wordle 289 STEP 4 Generating Word CloudsYou can customize your Wordle using this tools. You can click on Save the Wordle in ‘Randomize’ to the public gallery generate a different and use the embed “look” to your Wordle. code to show in your blog, wiki, or web page.
290 Chapter 23: WordleREFERENCESJulia Zangl Colby . 2009. Wordle — An Easy Tool to Use for Teachers and Students http://jzcolby.edublogs.org/2009/05/19/wordle-an-easy-tool- to-use-for-teachers-and-students/ [24 March 2011]Nil Peachey. 2008. Using a Word Cloud to Remember Words and Texts. http://daily-english-activities.blogspot.com/2008/09/using-word-cloud- to-remember-words-and.html [24 March 2011]Wordle. http://www.wordle.net/ [24 March 2011
Chapter 24: Pinterest 291 Chapter 24 PINTERESTWHAT IS PINTEREST?Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on theweb. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, andorganize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards createdby other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things andget inspiration from people who share your interests. Pinterest is connectingpeople all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.(Source: http://pinterest.com/about/)BENEFITS OF USING PINTERESTThere are several benefits of using Pinterest: To share photos with family and friends To share information – Many people use Pinterest to post their recipes and ideas, or showcase their talents through photographs. To gather inspiration – Individuals from around the world use Pinterest to showcase their best ideas. To promote a business – Pinterest can be a great way to share your products with the world. Post your product pictures, or use Pinterest to showcase the talents that you have to offer. Even better, use it to create a visual brand personality for your business.(Source: http://www.mymagneticblog.com/what-is-pinterest/)
292 Chapter 24: PinterestGET STARTED WITH PINTEREST STEP 1 Go to: http://pinterest.com/ STEP 2 Joining Pinterest Click at the ‘Join Pinterest >>’ button. Choose the images and things you like.
Chapter 24: Pinterest 293The five images you haveselected will be inserted here. Then, click the ‘Continue’ button. You can create Pinterest account using ‘Facebook’ or ‘Twitter’. Or, you can sign up with your email address.
294 Chapter 24: Pinterest Fill in the required information . Then, click ‘Create Account’. Check your email inbox and click the ‘Verify Email’ button to verify your email address.
Chapter 24: Pinterest 295 Pin It Bookmarklet STEP 3 Open your Pinterest, and then, go to ‘About’. Choose’Pin It Button’. Drag this ‘Pin It’ button toyour bookmark bar.
296 Chapter 24: Pinterest Now, your ‘Pin It’ button has been added at your bookmark bar. Creating a Board STEP 3 Open your Pinterest account. Insert your board/category name. Then, click the ‘Create Board’ button.
Chapter 24: Pinterest 297 PinningSTEP 3 Go to the website you would like to Then, click ‘Pin pin/share. It’ button at your bookmark bar. Choose the representative image of thewebsite you want to pin. Click the’Pin It’ button.
298 Chapter 24: Pinterest Choose your board. Insert the description. Click at the ‘Pin It’ button. Click these buttons to see your pin and share your pin on Facebook and Twitter.
Chapter 24: Pinterest 299Now, the websiteyou have pinnedhas been insertedin your Pinterest account.
Chapter 24: Pinterest 301 Choose and click at the pinimage/information you like.
302 Chapter 24: Pinterest Click at the ‘Follow’ button if you would like to follows this users’ Click ‘Repin’. pins. Share this pin. Add your comments here. Choose your board. Then, click ‘Pin It’ button.
Chapter 24: Pinterest 303 These are the pins you have pinned.
304 Chapter 24: PinterestREFERENCEShttp://pinterest.com/about/ [10 August 2012]http://www.mymagneticblog.com/what-is-pinterest/ [10 August 2012]
Chapter 25: Wallwisher 305 Chapter 25 WALLWISHERWHAT IS WALLWISHER?Wallwisher is a collaborative tool that lets users be prosumers ratherconsumers (Sharon Tonner 2011). It allow users to post their thoughts on acommon topic using electronic sticky notes on a shared digital wall. Thesticky note can incorporate an image, audio or video using the appropriateweb address link (Sharon Tonner 2011). Wallwisher can be also used forpersonal note taking, to-do lists, feedback collection, etc. Best of all there isno signup needed- simply create a wall and start posting (Anon. 2011).BENEFITS OF USING WALLWISHERThe following are some benefits of using Wallwisher: 1. To allow in a collaborative conversation. 2. To brainstorm an idea. 3. To access discussions and ideas. 4. To provide an interactive area that incorporates text, audio and visual materials. 5. To make the survey interactive through responding using mobile devices that has internet accessibility.
306 Chapter 25: Wallwisher 6. A wall that offers individual feedback when determining a decision that needs a group vote. 7. A wall that tracks the completion status for each group members task (Anon. 2011).USING WALLWISHER AS A RESEARCH TOOL 1. Collaborative research by working in small groups to find information (http://year6wykeham.blogspot.com/2012/01/science-wallwisher- research.html). 2. Provides a very simple way to gather feedback from respondents (http://staffweb2tools.wordpress.com/walls/). 3. Brainstormed and shared short simple ideas of research among research group (http://www.teachmaths- inthinking.co.uk/conferences/harare-2012-what-is-ibl.htm). 4. Received and record the feedback of the research.
Chapter 25: Wallwisher 307GET STARTED WITH WALLWISHER STEP 1 Go to:http://www.wallwisher.com/ STEP 2 Log in/Register Click the login button a top right hand corner. Click ‘Build a wall’ if you do not want to go at login/register page.
308 Chapter 25: Wallwisher Fill in the the Wallwisher account. Then click the ‘SIGN UP’ button. If you already have an account, just click ‘LOG IN’. STEP 3 Building & Customizing Walls Click at the ‘Build a wall’ button.
Chapter 25: Wallwisher 309 Choose the existing image you want or you can browse the image you like from your computer or website. Insert your wall title and description. Choose your theme of your wall.Choose your privacy setting. Change your You can control who can wall URL read, write and post notes address. into your wall. You can delete the wall you have created.
310 Chapter 25: Wallwisher STEP 4 Typing Sticky Notes Enter your name. Double click the wall to add sticky Write your message notes. here. Add any item or format from a web link or upload from your computer or you can take a photo from your webcam. STEP 5 Inserting Image Insert an image URL location here.
Chapter 25: Wallwisher 311 An example of an image added. Click to zoom the image. STEP 6 Inserting VideosInsert URL location of a video link here.
312 Chapter 25: Wallwisher Click at the video to view and play. STEP 7 Inserting Documents Click this icon to upload a file from your computer.
Chapter 25: Wallwisher 313 Click here to browse the file.Click at thedocument to view. An example of a document viewed.
314 Chapter 25: Wallwisher STEP 8 Sharing Wallwisher Share your wall using socialize tools or you can subscribe, snap and email the wall to others.Copy and pastethe embed code onto your blog or web page. Click ‘Share’. Mobilize your wall using the scan code.
Chapter 25: Wallwisher 315REFERENCESAnon. 2011. Wallwisher: A new way to promote student collaboration for online colleges. http://blog.ecollegefinder.org/post/Wallwisher-A-New- Way-to-Promote-Student-Collaboration-for-Online-Colleges.aspx [14 March 2011]Sharon Tonner. 2011. Wallwisher. http://i-c-t.wikispaces.com/WALLWISHER [14 March 2011]http://year6wykeham.blogspot.com/2012/01/science-wallwisher-research.html [17 May 2012]http://staffweb2tools.wordpress.com/walls/ [17 May 2012]http://www.teachmaths-inthinking.co.uk/conferences/harare-2012-what-is- ibl.htm [17 May 2012]
316 Chapter 26: Scribd Chapter 26 SCRIBDWHAT IS SCRIBD?Scribd is a type of a social networking website that allows you to publish andshare all kinds of documents and images on the web. It uses a technologycalled iPaper which is powered by Adobe Flash. Hence documents can beeasily embedded on web pages (Bob Rankin 2008). Scribd works well withmultiple file formats, such as Word document, an Excel spreadsheet, aPowerPoint presentation, or a document created in PDF, RTF, TIFF orPostScript format. It can be uploaded easily to Scribd for everyone to viewor it can be embedded into a web page or blog without web hosting account.WAYS OF USING SCRIBDThe following are some ways of using Scribd: 1. Upload documents to the web a. Scribd is a social publishing site where people are able to create word documents or powerpoints and post them on the internet. 2. Lessons plans a. Teachers can upload lesson plans for other teachers to view and utilize in their own classrooms. Students can view uploaded notes and lesson plans.
Chapter 26: Scribd 317 3. Blogging and peer review a. Scribd also has a blog correlating to each individual item posted, allowing people to make comments. This form of blogging is a good way to communicate with people around the world and find out what others think about the particular work that has been posted. 4. Creating a community a. Scribd allows for the development of communities pertaining to a particular topic by utilizing Scribds group feature. b. There are three options a user can choose when using the group feature. The groups can be public, which allows everyone to be able to access the documents and join the group as they please. They can be slightly selective with everyone still being able to read the documents but only invited individuals actually being able to become a member. Finally, they can be very selective with only invited members being able to read and comment on the documents. c. These communities allow a group with similar types of writings and posts to join together. 5. Read books and books expert from authors. 6. Access all document with iPaper. 7. Post updates.(Source: https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/Scribd)
318 Chapter 26: ScribdGET STARTED WITH SCRIBD STEP 1 Go to: http://www.scribd.com/ STEP 2 Signup/Log in If you already have a Scribd account, click ‘Log In’. If you do not have a Scribd account, click ‘Sign Up’.
Chapter 26: Scribd 319 Click here if youIf you do not want to log in have a using your Facebook Facebook.account, you need to register by filling in the required information here. Then, click ‘Sign Up’. STEP 3 Uploading Documents At your Scribd home, click the ‘Upload’ button.
320 Chapter 26: Scribd You can upload your documents from your computer files or you can import documents from your Google Docs account here. You can share your document by letting others know the URL address, for Here is an example the of a document document. uploaded. STEP 4: Scribd tools You can make the document public or private.
Chapter 26: Scribd 321 STEP 4 Documents View Downloading to a mobile device. Adding document to your collections. Printing a document. Downloading document Yourdocument will beviewed like this.
322 Chapter 26: Scribd STEP 5 Sharing Tools You can share your documents with Facebook, twitter and Google buzz. You also can embed your documents in your web or blog.REFERENCESBob Rankin. 2008. What is Scrbd. http://askbobrankin.com/what_is_scribd.html. [6 September 2011]. https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/Scribd
Chapter 27: Ning 323 Chapter 27 NINGWHAT IS NING?Ning is an internet-based service that allows users to create their own socialnetworks and participate in other networks. Ning allows creators ofnetworks to determine the site’s appearance and functionality, as well aswhether the site is public or private. Most networks include features such asphotos or videos, lists of network members and events, groups within thenetwork, and communication tools such as forums or blogs. No special skillis required to set up a social network, and there are no limits to the numberof networks a user can join. Ning offers no-cost networks, which aresupported by advertisements, or users can pay for premium services thateliminate advertisement and let users choose network URLs that areseparate from the Ning domain (Educause 2008).BENEFITS OF USING NING IN EDUCATIONThe following are some benefits of Ning in education: 1. Students can look for Ning sites on a particular subject when trying to research information for an assignment/project or just for general interest. For example, someone who wants to learn about tourism can search the Ning site and access any relevant information that will help them.
Chapter 27: Ning 325USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGNing provides an avenue for instructors to take advantage of social networksin a neutral setting, offering functionality and an experience that are familiarand comfortable to students. By creating social networks around academictopics, or even about specific projects for a course, an instructor can: 1. Facilitate a strong sense of community among the students, 2. Encourage personal interactions that can lead to the creation of new knowledge and collective intelligence.In addition, Ning provides an opportunity for: 1. Students to create their own social networks. 2. Student to learn how to cultivate and sustain a community of users that might resemble professional contacts and relationships. 3. Easy way for a cohort of students to stay connected through their studies and beyond, even as they transfer to other institutions, graduate, or relocate.(Source: Educause 2008)
326 Chapter 27: NingGET STARTED WITH NING STEP 1 Go to: http://www.ning.com/ STEP 2 Creating a Social Network Create a social network name. Create a web address for your social network.
Chapter 27: Ning 327 STEP 3Sign up for Ning.com Click ‘Create’. Fill in the required fields.
328 Chapter 27: Ning STEP 3 Describing Your Network Fill in the required fields. Then, click ‘Next’.
Chapter 27: Ning 329 STEP 4 Adding Features Drag features to the layout spots. Addfeatures to layout. Click ‘Next’.
330 Chapter 27: Ning STEP 5 Customizing Ning a) Invite friends
Chapter 27: Ning 331 b) Broadcast message Write your message here. Then, click ‘Send’. c) Latest activitiesChoose yourpreferences. Click ‘Save’.
332 Chapter 27: Ning d) Network information Fill in the required information. e) Features Choose your Then, click features and ‘Save’. drag to your layout.
Chapter 27: Ning 333 f) Appearance Select yourappearance.
334 Chapter 27: Ning h) Members To add member, click ‘Invite More People’.
Chapter 27: Ning 335 i) Network privacySelect ‘Public’ or ‘Private’. Then, click ‘Save’. j) Feature controls Select your feature control. Then, click ‘Save’.
336 Chapter 27: Ning STEP 6 Using the Master Key STEP 7 Inviting People
Chapter 27: Ning 337 Insert the email addresses of the people you want to invite. Click ‘SendInvitations’.STEP 8 Blogging
338 Chapter 27: NingClick a title for yourblog entry. Write a description about what you are uploading. Add keywords about your blog. Click ‘Publish Post’.
Chapter 27: Ning 339STEP 9 Removing People from Ning Click ‘Manage Managers’.
340 Chapter 27: NingSelect themembers to be banned. Click ‘Ban’ to remove members.
Chapter 27: Ning 341REFERENCESEducause. 2008. 7 things you should know about…. Ning. www.educause.edu/eli [16 March 2011]Ning & Its Educational Potential. 2009. http://www.slideshare.net/pbowler/ning-tutorial-2009 [16 March 2009]
342 Chapter 28: Elluminate Chapter 28 ELLUMINATEWHAT IS ELLUMINATE?Elluminate provides web, audio, video, and social networking solutionsoptimized for 21st century education and training. From two-way audio,multipoint video, and shared whiteboards to application sharing, interactiverecording, and breakout rooms, all Elluminate Live! components are tightlyintegrated to provide the ultimate interactive learning environment.Whether we have two students — or two hundred — Elluminate Live!enables world-class communication, collaboration, and education thattransforms teaching and learning (Elluminate Live. 2010a). Elluminate can beused in conjunction with a telephone conference call or, when available, theVoice over IP function (VoIP). If using VoIP, a headset with microphone mustbe used (Kevin Bane 2008).BENEFITS OF USING ELLUMINATE LIVE! ®The following are benefits of using Elluminate Live (Elluminate Live 2010c): 1. Increase Completion Rates and Retention: At many academic institutions, the majority of distance courses use online asynchronous tools, possibly in conjunction with synchronous text chat or
Chapter 28: Elluminate 343 streaming video. However, with asynchronous technology, students can feel isolated and unmotivated working on their own with little contact with teachers and other students. Research in distance learning indicates that student/teacher and student/student interaction greatly enhances student outcomes by improving attitude and motivation and building a sense of community. The result: increased coursework completion rates, higher test scores, and improved retention.2. Eliminate Geographical Barriers: With live eLearning and web collaboration technology, academic institutions can extend the boundaries of the physical classroom, leveraging limited teaching resources, providing guest lecturers and remote experts, expanding geographical reach to increase enrollment, and providing access for all, regardless of location.3. Build Online Communities: Today’s students can use synchronous technology collaborate without limits—across campus, throughout a nation, or across the globe—and build vibrant learning communities that encourage participation and stimulate innovation. With Elluminate Live!, institutions and instructors can even set up virtual student rooms for scheduled meetings or ad hoc collaboration, with or without a teacher present.4. Save Travel Costs: Today, academic institutions are required to balance educational outcomes with the financial bottom line, including demonstrating a rapid return on their technology investment. Doing more with less has become a way of life for academia as it has in the business world. At the same time, schools are operating in an
344 Chapter 28: Elluminate increasingly competitive environment and global marketplace. Synchronous online learning is a cost-effective solution that provides universal access with lower total cost of ownership and strong ROI. 5. Increase Staff Productivity: Elluminate Live! provides an enhanced meeting environment with voice over the Internet that eliminates travel time and lost hours at the office. With the proliferation of multi-campus institutions with satellite campuses, the advantages of virtual live meeting technology becomes more apparent, especially in tight state budget climates. Many institutions are using web conferencing for executive council and committee meetings. 6. Accommodate Multiple Learning Styles: The Elluminate Live! virtual classroom provides two-way voice over the Internet, instant messaging, and a shared, interactive whiteboard to display educational content. All of these features create a rich and engaging learning environment that allows users to benefit fully from sessions regardless of their preferred learning styles. 7. Incorporate Technology in the Classroom: Students in traditional brick and mortar classrooms are changing the way they learn and interact. Often referred to as “digital natives,” today’s students have grown up in a digital world and demand that schools keep in step with their learning styles. At the same time, educators have realized that their teaching styles must change to keep students engaged and actively learning. 8. Using Elluminate vRoom with application sharing and chat: The strategist is now able to successfully share notes with the
Chapter 28: Elluminate 345 student from anywhere in the classroom via their respective laptops. What’s more, it doesn’t matter that one laptop is a PC and the other a Mac because users interact in real time, regardless of computer platform. The result: more independence for the student, and for the academic strategist, the ability to provide support in a less obvious way.9. Scale Information and Knowledge: Key functionality in any virtual classroom should include the ability to record and playback sessions, creating reusable learning objects to maximize access and leverage resources. Recorded classes can be used for exam review, and information sessions can be pre-recorded to provide before a course begins. In addition, pre-recorded training for faculty, students, and staff on topics like commonly used applications or online library resources can be developed. Creating an easily accessible knowledge base of interactive, indexed recordings is easy with Elluminate Live!10. Leverage Limited Teaching Resources: Live eLearning and web collaboration technology mirrors the interaction of the traditional classroom session or face-to-face meeting, while eliminating the need for expensive teleconferencing and travel. A single teacher can be leveraged to reduce the need for additional hiring, a regularly scheduled faculty meeting can be replaced with an Internet-based session, students from multiple campuses can be combined to fill an online class, and a remote subject matter expert can address a class in real time from across the globe without traveling a mile.11. Provide Professional Development: Elluminate Live! enables mentoring for center directors and the delivery of online courses
346 Chapter 28: Elluminate that train teachers on the technology they need to handle their official reporting responsibilities. And because it doesn’t require a steep learning curve, the live online environment became a useful and popular tool in just months, providing both technological and emotional support for instructors.WAYS OF USING ELLUMINATE LIVE!According to Elluminate Live (2010b), the platform can be used in thefollowing way: 1. Live Instruction: Traditional distance learning programs have low completion rates as students are left to learn on their own with a feeling of isolation. Today’s online teachers need a method to communicate to students in an effective and pedagogically sound manner, one-on-one or one-to-many. Studies show that the ideal solution is a blended learning model with asynchronous and synchronous interaction. 2. Asynchronous Content Development: With Elluminate, you can create asynchronous content using Elluminate’s interactive record and playback functionality. For example, you can record student orientation sessions or add a recorded welcome to your virtual classroom prior the first day of class. In addition, students can view interactive recordings of your classes if they’ve missed a session or just to reinforce learning and help retain knowledge. 3. Tutoring Programs: Whether provided by instructors or peers, tutoring via Elluminate Live! offers students an opportunity to work one-on-one to get questions answered or receive help with
Chapter 28: Elluminate 347 homework or other assignments. Sessions can be scheduled, or students can drop into to an existing virtual room to connect with the tutor.4. Classroom Collaboration: Collaboration at a distance connects students from different locations and cultures to enhance the learning experience. Students at Dohto University in Japan collaborated with students at Tennessee Tech University in a course about international architecture.5. Meetings: With Elluminate, you can easily and effectively host effective meetings, significantly reducing teleconferencing and travel costs and decreasing time away from job.6. Virtual Office Hours: Teachers can extend the hours they are available to their students with Elluminate Live! virtual office hours. Meet one-on-one or with groups of students.7. Student/Parent Orientation: Want to expand your geographical reach and attract more students? Showcase your programs for prospective students and their parents online with Elluminate Live! You can also conduct orientation for new students and even record the sessions for those who couldn’t attend in person8. Remote Guest Speakers/Virtual Field Trips: Online education is all about creating engaging learning environments. Elluminate Live! enables you to bring in remote experts to the classroom or send students on a virtual field trip. For example, students at Union
348 Chapter 28: Elluminate County Public Schools viewed a surgery in real time and visited with the cast of the musical Rent. 9. Professional development: Attract and retain qualified instructors and staff by providing cost-effective, ongoing professional development via Elluminate Live! Connect teachers on a campus-wide level to share best practices. Offer real-time or recorded training sessions for applications, tools, and administrative systems. 10. Virtual Help Desk: Need additional methods to provide support and immediate assistance to students, faculty, and staff? Elluminate Live! is great to use a supplement you’re your physical help desk or learning center. Students can get access to the experts on resources, such as the research library, without coming to campus.
Chapter 28: Elluminate 349GET STARTED WITH ELLUMINATE STEP 1 Go to: http://www.elluminate.com/ STEP 2 Sign up/ Registration To start using Elluminate, click ‘Get A Free Trial’.
350 Chapter 28: Elluminate Insert your email address and click ‘continue’. Fill in the form. Next, click ‘Try Elluminate’. Try To startaccessing your Elluminate, check your email inbox.
Chapter 28: Elluminate 351 Elluminate will send you this Click ‘Start Now’ or you email.can copy the following link into your browser. STEP 3 Downloading Elluminate Live Once you click the link given, you will be directed to this page. Click thisicon to start your Elluminate trial room.
352 Chapter 28: ElluminateThen, this window will open. You cannot close thiswindow until you are in the Blackboard Collaboration online session. At the same time, you will need to dowload ‘Java’ application. It will download for you automatically. STEP 4 Connecting Blackboard Collaboration Online Once you have finished downloading your Blackboard Collaboration will opened automatically. Next, you need to click ‘I agree’ to accept the license agreement.
Chapter 28: Elluminate 353 After that, select the internet connection you are currently using. Then click ‘OK’. Wait until your Elluminate starts connecting to your computer.Now you can start using your Elluminate Live – Blackboard Collaboration Online
354 Chapter 28: Elluminate STEP 5 Checking Audio At yourblackboard, go to ‘Tools’. Select ‘Audio’. Click ‘Audio Setup Wizard’.
Chapter 28: Elluminate 355 Click ‘Refresh’ to add the audio device. Select your device. Then click ‘OK’. Adjust the volume of your audio to set it to your comfortableTest your audio devise by listening level.clicking the ‘Play’ button. You will hear a sound from your audio device.
356 Chapter 28: Elluminate If you are satisfied with your listening level volume, click ‘Yes’. Follow the sameprocedure with other audio devices(microphone). Select your audio device. Click ‘OK’.
Chapter 28: Elluminate 357 Select youmicrophone setting. You can increase or decrease your microphone volume sound.Test your microphone by clicking the ‘Record’ button. Once you have finished setting up your audio, click ‘OK’.
364 Chapter 28: Elluminate 3) Audio & Recording Tools To view back your conference recording, go to the link given in your email and click the ‘View Recording’ tab.
Chapter 28: Elluminate 365REFERENCESElluminate Live. 2010a. Unified Learning and Collaboration. http://www.elluminate.com/downloads/sales/datasheets/LiveBrochure_ FINAL.pdf [26 May 2011]Elluminate Live. 2010b. Top Ten Ways of Using Elluminate Live! http://www.elluminate.com/downloads/whitepapers/Top-Ten-Benefits- of-Using-Elluminate-Live.pdf. [26 May 2011]Elluminate Live. 2010c. Top Ten Benefits Of Using Elluminate Live!®. http://www.elluminate.com/downloads/whitepapers/Top-Ten-Benefits- of-Using-Elluminate-Live.pdf [26 May 2011]Kevin Bane. 2008. Elluminate – What is it and where to find help. https://techinfo.esc.edu/kb_article.php?s=1eba2d352205bde2f52bc0573 0111847&ref=5455-YOZC-9085 [12 April 2011]
366 Chapter 29: Vyew Chapter 29 VYEWWHAT IS VYEW?Vyew is a browser-based collaboration and conferencing platform thatenables and allows web users to share and create together in real-time andover time (meaning anytime they want). Vyew users can upload and annotatefiles (.doc, .odt, .xls, .ods, .ppt, .odp, .jpg, .gif, .png, .swf, .mp3), take screencaptures of their desktop, and draw with white-board tools. They can alsoshare their desktop in real-time.(Source: http://vyew.com/site/help/guide/#Getting-Started-with-Vyew)A FEW WAYS VYEW IS EMPOWERING USERS:a) Meet and Present Give presentations, host webinars, or conduct team meetings. Leave content available for access over time. Conduct meetings in real time using a shared workspace, webcam, voice over IP (VoIP), free teleconferencing, text chat and desktop sharing. In addition to uploading, sharing and presenting content, participants can be invited to annotate and collaborate on content during the meeting.
Chapter 29: Vyew 367 Participants can be allowed to navigate the workspace independently to collaborate on different portions of the content. Record the meeting for playback also available. The meeting room and content are always available for review and collaboration until the moderator removes access.b) Review and Annotate Upload, create, and collaborate on content with your team or customers. Vyew provides an always-on workspace that reviewers and content creators can access and annotate at their convenience. Provides a transparent process for review and annotation. All participants can see each other’s comments and arrive at a final version more easily and quickly than emailing their comments to the content owner. Sidebar comments provide a contextual forum for discussions that can be filtered by user and flagged to indicate their status. Other collaborators outside organization can easily access the workspace anytime with no software to install. User can upload, create and collaborate on almost any type of content in Vyew regardless of the software or platform used to create it. Vyew’s always-on clear-view workspaces provide the environment that collaborators need to review and annotate content together in real time or independently over time.c) Educate and Train Create and upload course content for real-time and anytime collaborative and active learning.
368 Chapter 29: Vyew Educational researchers agree that students learn best by collaborating rather than by independently studying and passively listening to lectures or video on demand. With Vyew, instructors can upload course material for real- time presentations and then students at any grade level can meet online and collaborate together in real time or separately over time. Instructors can then access and comment on student work with the students or at their convenience. Vyew provides a multi-modal environment for education and training. Almost any content can be uploaded to or created in Vyew for a rich, interactive environment that includes interactive Flash learning objects, audio, video, graphics, presentations, spreadsheets and text.(Source: http://vyew.com/site/product/vyew-in-action/uses)EDUCATIONAL USES OF VYEWa) Educators Host online classroom sessions for correspondence courses with real-time interaction. Be available to students online during office hours, not just in- person at the workplace. Post course syllabuses and reading material in Vyew’s File Storage for easy access by students. Collaborate with peers at other colleges or universities on research, papers, and projects. Use Vyew as a way to solicit anonymous feedback from students –grant the students guest access to a Vyew
Chapter 29: Vyew 369 Room where they can annotate or use text-chat to post suggestions or concerns.b) Tutors Tutor students remotely – use Vyew as a tool to generate more income from your experience and expertise. Allow students to review their tutor sessions and post questions when youre not availablec) Students Work on group projects together – outline responsibilities, plan milestones, post your contributions for review, and comment on others’ work. Post group project files in Vyew’s File Storage to ensure everyone has access to the latest version. Tutor, share answers to homework, prep for exams, and share class notes with your peers. Plan social activities.(Source: http://vyew.com/site/product/vyew-in-action/uses)
370 Chapter 29: Vyew GET STARTED WITH VYEW STEP 1 Go to: http://vyew.com/s/ STEP 2 Signing Up/Register Click ‘SIGN UP: FREE’ or you can take a test drive first. Fill in the requiredinformation forregistration.
Chapter 29: Vyew 371 Choose the free version of Vyew. Click‘Continue’. Vyew will send an email to your email account. Click the link given and you can start login. Now you can start creating your room by clicking ‘Continue to Vyew Home dashboard’.
372 Chapter 29: Vyew STEP 3 Getting Started Tutorial This is your dashboard, click at ‘Getting Started (Tutorial)’ if you like to take a tour how to get started a room. Here is an example of the Getting Started Tutorial.
Chapter 29: Vyew 373 STEP 4 Creating a Room You can choose to The listcreate your of room by rooms uploading youcontent or have just created creating a willnew room. appear here. To create room by uploading the content, select a file to upload. Vyew can import these types of content.
374 Chapter 29: Vyew Room Tools STEP 5 Inserting ContentInsert a new Insert content from your Insert a full or croppedblank page in computer. You can insert any snapshot of your desktopyour current format file: Microsoft office, into your room. room. pdf, images (jpg, png, gif, bmp), Flash movies, audio files (mp3).
Chapter 29: Vyew 375 STEP 6 Inviting People Send the link given to invite people.Insert email address and invitation message to invite people to your room. You can specify what each person’s role is, for example, whether they can edit the content in the room, or just view it.
376 Chapter 29: Vyew STEP 7 Drawing/Annoting STEP 8 Communicating Using Mic/Headset - Ideal when there will be 3 or 4 speakers (all listeners must have a speaker or earphone) Webcam Up to 4 people can broadcast their webcams to everyone. Phone conference Chat and call private -For international chats.caller except US have to dial-in via Skype.
Chapter 29: Vyew 377REFERENCEShttp://vyew.com/site/help/guide/#Getting-Started-with-Vyew [26 January2012]http://vyew.com/site/product/vyew-in-action/uses [27 January 2012]
378 Chapter 30: Sync.In Chapter 30 SYNC.INWHAT IS SYNC.IN?Sync.in is a web-based word processor for people to collaborate in real-time.When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changesare instantly reflected on everyones screen. The result is a new andproductive way to collaborate with text documents, useful for meetingnotes, brainstorming, project planning, training, and more(Source: http://sync.in/)ADVANTAGES OF SYNC.INThe following are some advantages of Sync.In: 1. Easily to make collaborative notes. 2. Plan events with team members. 3. Conduct interviews. 4. Gather feedback on presentations. 5. Draft and edit documents with colleagues. 6. Brainstorm ideas. 7. Discuss and reach concensus on a document/task.(Source: http://www.cynapse.com/community/home/sync.in-users/sync.in-usage-scenarios/view)
Chapter 30: Sync.In 379GET STARTED WITH SYNC.IN STEP 1 Go to: http://sync.in/ STEP 2 Creating a Public Note Click the ‘Create a new If you want to have PUBLIC NOTE’ button to more features and start creating a note for free. security, click ‘Get There is no need to sign Sync.in PRO SIGNUP up/register. NOW’.
380 Chapter 30: Sync.In This is your public note. Now you can start using it. STEP 3 Editing tools Tools to edit Insert Undo and redo your writing. bullet list. what you have written.
Chapter 30: Sync.In 381 STEP 4 Sync.In Tools Show the timeline of the edited note. Save note.Note view option. Export note in different format.
382 Chapter 30: Sync.In STEP 4 Sharing a Note List of users. You can change your Click ‘Invite’ or name ‘Share this note’ here. button to invite and to collaborate with other users. Copy this link and send it to people with whom youYou can send want tothe link given share this by inserting note. email address orother sharingapplications. Then click ‘Share Now’ button.
Chapter 30: Sync.In 383STEP 4 Chatting You can view what you have chatted here. Type your ideas in this box to start a chat.
384 Chapter 30: Sync.InREFERENCEShttp://sync.in/ [11 January 2012]http://www.cynapse.com/community/home/sync.in-users/sync.in-usage- scenarios/view [11 January 2012]
Chapter 31: Twiddla 385 Chapter 31 TWIDDLAWHAT IS TWIDDLA?Twiddla is an online collaboration tool that is easy to use. It does not requireany downloads or complicated firewall stuff, and is free for just aboutanybody. It is like having a whiteboard skin on top of any web page oruploaded image (or nothing at all –you can use it as a blank canvas). You canmark up this whiteboard layer and interact with the web page at the sametime – all in real time, with people from all over the world.(Source: http://www.twiddla.com/About/FAQ.aspx)ADVANTAGES OF TWIDDLASeveral advantages of Twiddla: 1. Free. 2. Available to anyone, anytime. 3. No plug ins – all you need is your web browser. 4. Can interact with the web (or any uploaded picture, document or widget) and mark it up at the same time. (Source: http://www.twiddla.com/About/FAQ.aspx
386 Chapter 31: TwiddlaWAYS OF USING TWIDDLA FOR TEACHINGSeveral ways of using Twiddla for teaching: 1. Twiddla would be excellent for holding online office hours. Online tutoring typically uses shared whiteboards, and helping students during office hours is very similar to tutoring. Tutors generally have to provide help without advance preparation, and Twiddla is excellent for quick, impromptu interaction using both words and drawings. The student’s access to the whiteboard would make it easier for the teacher to lead the student into finding his own answers. To set up online office hours, a teacher could communicate the time and the URL to his students, then wait for them to navigate to the Twiddla session during the scheduled time period. 2. Another scenario where Twiddla would be useful would be in instructing students on how to use a particular website, for example their courses website. The instructor could lead the students webpage by webpage within Twiddla, using the drawing tools to point out the important buttons, links and other features. The drawings would disappear when navigating away from each page, but if the markings are just simple pointers and highlights, this shouldn’t be a major drawback. Thus, this particular use would probably be equally helpful in a face to face setting where the teacher’s screen was projected for the students to see, without using the online collaboration aspect of Twiddla. 3. A teacher could give an effective live online presentation using Twiddla. Twiddla sessions cannot be saved and reloaded like a PowerPoint presentation. However, an instructor could save a set of
Chapter 31: Twiddla 387 image files in a folder, and upload each of them to Twiddla before giving the presentation. Besides drawings and photos, the images could be snippets of text or mathematical functions. Ideally, these would be PNG files with a transparent background to avoid obscuring the view of other images on the whiteboard. The Etherpad background could be used to allow the teacher to make impromptu notes. This would probably be best combined with an audio feature so that the teacher can speak while manipulating the images for the lecture. Twiddla does include voice channels, but they were all everytime I clicked for them. 4. A lecture given in this way would be more dynamic than a slide presentation. It would give the lecturer the power to move and interact the images on his board in different ways. It would also give him the opportunity to ask a student to complete a figure using the elements on the whiteboard.(Source: http://mikescandi.blogspot.com/2011/02/web-20-tool-review-twiddla.html)
388 Chapter 31: TwiddlaGET STARTED WITH TWIDDLA STEP 1 Go to: http://www.twiddla.com/ STEP 2 Using a Twiddla To get access to the Professional Level features such as unlimited document storage, private meetings, presentations, custom urls and more, click “Start your 30 Day Free Trial” and a create account.If you want to try If you do not want tousing the Twiddla, sign up and directly click here. start a new meeting, you can click here.
Chapter 31: Twiddla 389Click here to open the Twiddla toolsTwiddla main for editing a home page. whiteboard. Click here to change your meeting roomTools to insert setting. images, documents, Invitewidgets, codes others to Save the and this whiteboardmathematical meeting by view. formulas. inserting their email addresses Copy and send this link to invite people to this meeting. Write here to chat or start a conversation.
390 Chapter 31: Twiddla STEP 3 Twiddla Tools Open the EtherPad to create pad text. Upload Add Clean and It can be images on and go to new synchronized and the editwhiteboard. Tool to view by everyone. whiteboard. erase. text . Insert URL Insert Use pencil tool Insert address to view document such to draw on shapes. the web page as doc., ppt., whiteboard. on the xls. or pdf. whiteboard. You can view this toolbar at the bottom of your whiteboard.
Chapter 31: Twiddla 391 a) Inserting images To insertimages on your whiteboard, click ‘Images’. Then click ‘Choose File’. You can choose any images you want here. b) Inserting documents To insert documents on your whiteboard, click ‘Documents’. Your uploaded document will be seen here. Click at the icon Then, choose and it will be inserted the documents on your whiteboard. from your file.
392 Chapter 31: Twiddla c) Inserting widgets & code Click at ‘Widgets & Code’. Copy and paste the embed code Click the ‘Embed!’ You can view the here. button to insert the item you have item you have embedded here. embedded on the whiteboard. D) Inserting mathematical formulas Click at ‘Mathematical Formulas’. Choose the The formula you mathematical choose will be seen formulas. here. You can edit and insert the number.Then click ‘click to embed’ to insert on the whiteboard.
Chapter 31: Twiddla 393 This is an example of a mathematical formula you have inserted. You cancollaborate andask your student to solve thequestion online.
394 Chapter 31: TwiddlaREFERENCESSource: http://www.twiddla.com/About/FAQ.aspx [5 Januari 2012]Source: http://mikescandi.blogspot.com/2011/02/web-20-tool-review- twiddla.html [5 January 2012]
Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey 395 Chapter 32 SURVEYMONKEYWHAT IS SURVEYMONKEY?SurveyMonkey is an online survey tool. It allows user to easily createprofessional surveys. Both free and paying user can design surveys, collectresponses, and analyze the responses of their created surveys. The resultsof the surveys can be shared instantly with targeted respondents. Thesesurveys from SurveyMonkey can be on any subjects. Users can also changethe font and color of the survey page. The results of the survey are viewedin real time. SurveyMonkey lets the user send out the survey on email listsor put a URL link on a web page to make it easy to get the desired audiencefor the survey. The survey also can be used in education to improve learningand teaching experiences.(Source:https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/SurveyMonkey#SurveyMonkey-history.)ADVANTAGES OF SURVEYMONKEYAdditional advantages to using SurveyMonkey include: No limits - You can create surveys with an unlimited number of questions.
396 Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey Skip / conditional logic - You can set the survey up to automatically skip questions that are not applicable to the respondent based on their answers to other questions. Randomize answer choices - The ordering of choices within a question can introduce an unintended bias. This service enables you to randomize answer choices to eliminate order bias. Filter results - Helps you find patterns in your results. Share results - You can let others view the results without giving them access to your Survey Monkey account. You can also control which results are visible. Download results - All of the data can be downloaded to your computer for further analysis. The results can be exported into Excel to create graphs. User-friendly surveys - The user experience is enhanced through interactivity.(Source: http://www.helium.com/items/205331-conducting-online-polls-review-of-surveymonkeycom.)BENEFITS OF USING SURVEYMONKEY AS ONLINE SURVEY(a) Access to unique populations Ability to provide access to groups and individuals who would be difficult, if not impossible, to reach through other channels.(b) Save time for researchers Allow a researcher to reach thousands of people with common characteristics in a short amount of time, despite possibly being separated by great geographic distances.
Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey 397 Allowing researchers to collect data while they work on other tasks Responses to online surveys can be transmitted to the researcher immediately via email, or posted to an HTML document or database file. This allows researchers to conduct preliminary analyses on collected data while waiting for the desired number of responses to accumulate. No need to key in the data since it allows collecting and analyzing the responses data using statistical analysis (eg: SPSS).(c) Cost Save money by moving to an electronic medium from a paper format. Eliminating the need for paper and other costs, such as those incurred through postage, printing, and data entry.(Source: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol10/issue3/wright.html)
398 Chapter 32: SurveyMonkeyGET STARTED WITH SURVEYMONKEY STEP 1 Go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/ STEP 2 Sign up/ Registering
Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey 399 Click on the ‘Sign Up FREE’ button here. Fill in theinformation required. Click on ‘Create Account’. Users can sign up with their facebook or google account.
400 Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey STEP 3 Creating a Survey 3 simple steps on creating a survey. Click on ‘Create survey’.
Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey 401 Fill in the survey title and select a category from the list given. Click‘Continue’. Select from the available templates.
402 Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey Select a theme. Click here to go back to add questions. Users can change the theme of the survey.
Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey 403 Click on ‘Add Question’. Users can choose from various question type.
404 Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey Ex: Do you like how the lesson is conducted? Users can create the question and the answers options for the question. Yes No Options available for users. Click ‘Save Changes’.
Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey 405 Users can add more questions. Users can add pages.
406 Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey Click on ‘Send Survey’. Users can customize the link. Users can use other options to send the survey.
Chapter 32: SurveyMonkey 407 Users canSurvey view theanalysis analysis ofoptions. completed survey. Users can also use questions in the question bank based on available categories. E.g. Education, community. Various category of questions.
408 Chapter 32: SurveyMonkeyREFERENCESSurveyMonkey. http:// www.surveymonkey.com. [ 27 September 2011]O’shea,Kevin (2010). Edited by Lolkus, M.R. SurveyMonkey. https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/SurveyMonkey#SurveyMo nkey-history.[25 September 2011]Survey Monkey User Manual. http://s3.amazonaws.com/SurveyMonkeyFiles/UserManual.pdf. [25 September 2011]
Chapter 33: Poll Everywhere 409 Chapter 33 POLL EVERYWHEREWHAT IS POLL EVERYWHERE?Poll Everywhere is a text message polling and audience response system. It issimple enough for anyone to use and flexible enough for a wide range ofscenarios to interact with audiences and collect data.(Source: http://blog.polleverywhere.com/)IDEAS FOR USING POLL EVERYWHERE IN THE CLASSROOMA few activities to use Poll Everywhere in the classroom: Quizzes Attendance Teacher feedback Group evaluations Class discussions(Source: http://www.slideshare.net/amysuesue/a-guide-to-poll-everywhere)
410 Chapter 33: Poll EverywhereBENEFITS OF POLL EVERYWHERESome benefits for using Poll Everywhere: Ease of use Live results Low cost or free to students Affordable for the instructor Option to select multiple devices to respond Students engaged Ability to identify and address challenging problems(Source:http://nercomp.org/corecode/uploads/event/uploaded_pdfs/Will%20Texting%20Help%20Improve%20Student%20LearningFabienne%20Miller%20&%20Jianyu%20Liang%20-%20WPI_55.pdf)
Chapter 33: Poll Everywhere 411 GET STARTED WITH POLL EVERYWHERE STEP 1 Go to: http://www.polleverywhere.com/ STEP 2 Creating Polls At the PollEverywhere home page, click the ‘Create your first poll’ button. Type your Click this icon to question here. preview your poll.
412 Chapter 33: Poll Everywhere If you want to convert your questions to multiple choice questions, click here. If you want to stay as open ended questions, you need to click the ‘Continue’ button. Click here if you want to delete the answers selected. Insert the possible answers for your multiple choice questions. Then, click ‘Continue’. This is howyour poll will appear.
Chapter 33: Poll Everywhere 413 STEP 3 Poll Setting You can use these functions when you upgrade your account. Showing all thepublic polls created by other users.
414 Chapter 33: Poll Everywhere (a) Visual setting To change the appearance, go to ‘Visual Setting’ and select the appearance, instruction and chart you would like to use as your poll view. (b) Show instruction/Show chart Click here to view your poll as chart or instruction.
Chapter 33: Poll Everywhere 415 (c) Fullscreen To enable and disable fullscreen view, click this icon.STEP 4 People Responding Select the The respond respond types will be types you shown here. prefer.
416 Chapter 33: Poll Everywhere STEP 5 Downloading as a Slide Select the presentation types you would prefer to download. You can use the downloaded slide for your presentation. The respondents responses will in-sync with the poll you created in the slide.
Chapter 33: Poll Everywhere 417STEP 6 Sharing & Publishing You can share and publish your poll by embedded it into your blog or web page, or email to others and, or download the flash file to upload it in Prezi.
418 Chapter 33: Poll EverywhereREFERENCEShttp://blog.polleverywhere.com/ [14 February 2012]http://www.slideshare.net/amysuesue/a-guide-to-poll-everywhere [14 February 2012]http://nercomp.org/corecode/uploads/event/uploaded_pdfs/Will%20Textin g%20Help%20Improve%20Student%20LearningFabienne%20Miller% 20&%20Jianyu%20Liang%20-%20WPI_55.pdf [17 February 2012].
Chapter 34: Screencast-O-Matic 419 Chapter 34 SCREENCAST-O-MATICWHAT IS SCREENCAST-O-MATIC?Screencast-o-matic.com is a site that allows users to create recordings oftheir screen activity and audio using a Java-based applet. The application runsin a browser window and is cross-platform compatible. Java 1.5 or higher isrequired to use the site. The application has most of the features of similardesktop applications, allowing you to capture a portion of the screen (userscan choose from 640x480, 800x600, 024x768 or full-screen). In practice, theapplication worked seamlessly with Internet Explorer and Firefox 2.0. Thesite is also compatible with Safari 2.04 and Opera 9.(Source: http://www.appappeal.com/app/screencast-o-matic/)ADVANTAGES OF SCREENCAST-O-MATIC Highlighted cursor and click indicators. Ease of use. Ability to add captions easily. Ability for creators to add notes and for viewers to add comments. No application to download.
420 Chapter 34: Screencast-O-Matic(Source: http://ocio.osu.edu/elearning/toolbox/brief/screencast-o-matic/7-things-you-should-know-about-screencast-o-matic/)BENEFITS OF USING SCREENCAST-O-MATICThe following are some benefits of Screencast-O-Matic: Very useful for demonstrating software use and other computer functions, presentation of lectures or short lessons, or providing rich feedback on students’ work. Screencast-o-matic videos can be created and viewed anytime and anywhere a user has an Internet connection and a browser. Students can view them at times that are convenient for them, so they work well in online and hybrid courses. Viewed and reviewed for reference by students, so they work well for presenting lessons or instructive demonstrations to any student. Screencasts create a more engaging environment for a student who is working online, giving a lecture or demonstration a more personal, face-to-face feel.(Source: http://ocio.osu.edu/elearning/toolbox/brief/screencast-o-matic/7-things-you-should-know-about-screencast-o-matic/)
Chapter 34: Screencast-O-Matic 421 GET STARTED WITH SREENCAST-O-MATIC STEP 1 Go to: http://www.screencast-o- matic.com/ STEP 2 Login/Register Click ‘login’. To login, insert youremail andpassword Fill in the . required information. Then click the Click the ‘Register’ ‘Login’ button. button.
422 Chapter 34: Screencast-O-Matic STEP 3 Recording At Screencast-O- Matic home page, Click the ‘Start Recording’ button. Allow the Java Applet to run the screen recorder.
Chapter 34: Screencast-O-Matic 423 This is how your screen recorder willlook like. Youcan drag and resize this screen recorder. Click thisbutton to start recording. Click at this Click this Choose the size button to turn button to turn of the video on your audio. on the recorded. webcam. After you have finished the recoding, click the ‘Done’ button.
424 Chapter 34: Screencast-O-Matic STEP 4 Publishing the Screen Capture Video This ishow yourrecordedvideo willlook like. You can choose to publish your Then, click recording in ‘Done with this Screencast-O- recording’. Matic, YouTube or save it as a video file.
Chapter 34: Screencast-O-Matic 425 (a) Publish to Screencast-O-Matic Wait for upload to complete. Fill in the required This is the URL ofinformation. your video uploaded to SOM. Click at the URL given and you can view your video at SOM. Then, click ‘Upload to SOM’.
426 Chapter 34: Screencast-O-Matic (b) Publish to YouTube HD You must click the ‘Grant access’ button to allow the video to be uploaded in your YouTube account. Fill in the requiredinformation. This is the URL of your video uploaded onto YouTube. Click at the URL given and you can view your video at YouTube. Then, click ‘Upload to YouTube’.
Chapter 34: Screencast-O-Matic 427 (c) Publish to Video File Choose the format of the video. Insert notes into your video. (Optional) Fill in the requiredinformation . Add caption onto your video. Then, click ‘Save Video.
428 Chapter 34: Screencast-O-MaticREFERENCEShttp://www.appappeal.com/app/screencast-o-matic/ [4 june 2012]http://ocio.osu.edu/elearning/toolbox/brief/screencast-o-matic/7-things-you- should-know-about-screencast-o-matic/ [4 June 2012]
Chapter 35: Zotero 429 Chapter 35 ZoteroWHAT IS ZOTERO?Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help users collect, organizes, cite, andshare research sources. It is Firefox plug-in which allows users to captureand record bibliographic information about Web pages, images, and onlinejournal articles, and export them as both a formatted bibliography and a textfile suitable for EndNote import. Unlike other bibliographic tools, Zoterocan extract key metadata from Web pages and insert them into citations.Zotero has also been developing plug-ins for additional applications such asMicrosoft Word and OpenOffice.(Source: http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/zotero_hot_team.pdf)BENEFITS OF ZOTEROa) Collect everythingSave your citations with one click from within in your browser. Zotero canrecognize and store citation information from most scholarly databases, aswell as Amazon, Youtube, and more. It also saves related files such as PDFs,and snapshots of websites so that you can view them later.
430 Chapter 35: Zoterob) Organize & AnnotateWith an iTunes™–like interface, Zotero makes it easy to organize yoursources. Drag and drop items between collections, or use the search featureto locate citations. Additionally, Zotero offers a variety of methods so thatyou can organize and annotate your citations however you like.c) Cite AnywhereWith a simple plugin for Word or Open Office, Zotero lets you insert andmanipulate your citations from while you write. Zotero supports all majorcitation styles, and thousands of journal styles. You can also use it togenerate quick bibliographies to share in e-mail, blogs or anyplace else.(Source: http://www.lib.utk.edu/agvet/agriculture/zotero/zotero.html)ADVANTAGES OF ZOTERO Annotate and organize research results, including video. Save information about a reference, including author, title, and other publication information. Create libraries and save searches, and share collections with other people. Attach files, links, notes, and PDFs to records. Store a screenshot of a web page. Export information as formatted citations in word processing programs (Word, Open Office, Google Docs). Tag and sort records and perform advanced searches. View records in personal collection when offline. Cite records in any language
Chapter 35: Zotero 431(Source: http://libguides.mit.edu/zotero)ZOTERO AS A RESEARCH TOOL Zotero is an ideal tool for teaching students basic research methodology such as finding, cataloging, and selecting data resources. The output functionality of the formatting tools can increase the quality of bibliographies in student papers dramatically. The data can be exported to other documents in a variety of formats including EndNote, RDF, HTML formatted bibliography, or RTF bibliography. One of the first research tools to leverage the concept of tagging, Zotero organizes user-generated information including snapshots, images (e.g., from Flickr), notes, attachments, tagging, and related items. The Zotero Commons will be a set of Web-based services for data sharing, annotation, and scholarly collaboration hosted by the Internet Archives and will provide users with a permanent archive of digital content, the ability to share resources publicly, and opportunities for discovery of resources, as well as enabling new collaboration opportunities since contributions to the commons are credited to users. It has an ability to automatically extract certain types of metadata, such as the URL, date and time accessed, and title from common online archives such as Flickr, Google Scholar and YouTube. This not only reduces manual transcription on the part of the student user, but also improves accuracy.(Source: http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/zotero_hot_team.pdf)
432 Chapter 35: ZoteroGET STARTED WITH ZOTERO STEP 1 Go to: http://www.zotero.org/ STEP 2 Registering Clickt at ‘Register’ if this is your first time using Zotero.
Chapter 35: Zotero 433 Fill in the required information. Then, click the ‘Register’ button. Zotero will send a conformation email. Check your email inbox to validate your email. Click at the linkgiven to activate your account.
434 Chapter 35: Zotero This message will appear after your email is successfully validated. To open Zotero, youneed to log in. Now you can Insert your see the ‘zotero’ registered icon in the‘Username or bottom-right Email’ and corner of the your Firefox window. password. Then, click ‘Login to Zotero’.
Chapter 35: Zotero 435 STEP 3 Downloading Zotero (a) Zotero for Firefox Then, click the ‘Download Now’ Go to the button.‘Home’ tab. To install Zotero at the Firefox window as an add on Firefox extension, click here. Wait for Zotero to finish install. Now, your Zotero extension is ready. You need to restart your Firefox to update the Zotero.
436 Chapter 35: Zotero (b) Zotero StandaloneChoose the suitableapplication for yourcomputer to install the Zotero Standalone. Wait for the Zotero Standalone to finish downloading. Click the ‘Run’ button.Then, click the‘Next’ button.
Chapter 35: Zotero 437 Select at the ‘Standard’ at click ‘Next >’ button again.Click the ‘Install’ button. Click the ‘Finish’ button. Click ‘Yes’ to import the data from Zotero for Firefox in Zotero Standalone. Now, you have successfully installed your Zotero Standalone and you can start using it even though you are in offline mode.
438 Chapter 35: Zotero You will see the zotero shortcut on your desktop. (c) Zotero for Microsoft Words When you install zotero standalone, the zotero word processor plugin for Microsoft word will be available automatically. For viewing the This is the Zotero Zotero in toolbar. Microsoft word, go to the ‘Add-Ins’ tab. Open the Document Edit an existing Preferences window, citation. Edit an existing e.g. to change the bibliography. citation style.Insert a new citation in your Remove document. Zotero field codes from the document. Insert a Refresh all bibliography at citations and the cursor the location. bibliography.
Chapter 35: Zotero 439 STEP 4 Adding a Item to the Zotero Library (a) Inserting search item Go to the web page of the item. This icon willThis is the appear. Clickexample of the icon. the item. This message will be shown up to inform you that the item is saved in your Zotero library. Click here to view the Zotero library. You will find the item you have saved is now listed here. The information of the item you saved will be automatically inserted.
440 Chapter 35: Zotero (b) Inserting ISBN, DOI or PMID The ISBN of the item. At the Zotero library, click this Enter the ISBN, icon. DOI or PMID here and click ‘Enter’ at your keyboard. This is the item you add using ISBN number. The information of the item will be added automatically. STEP 5 Organising Items Click this icon or you can right click at ‘My Library’ and go to ‘New Collection. The ‘New Collection’Then, click ‘OK’. dialogue box will be appear. Enter the name of your collection.
Chapter 35: Zotero 441 Drag the item you want to organize in your collection. Your new collection willbe added here. This is an example of an item added in the ‘book’ collection. STEP 6 Generating a Bibliography & Citation Open your words You need to document and go open the Zotero to the ‘Add-Ins’ tab. Standalone. Click this icon to insert the citation. Choose your citation style. Then, click the ‘OK’ button.
442 Chapter 35: Zotero The Zotero browser appear. Go to ‘Classic View’. Choose the item for citation. Then, click the ‘OK’ button. To insert the This is an example of bibliography, the citation inserted click this icon. using zotero. This is thebibliography based on the citation inserted.
Chapter 35: Zotero 443 STEP 7 Creating Groups Click the ‘New Group’ icon located at Zotero firefox or Zotero Standalone. Choose group Create your type and group click the name. ‘Create Group’ button. To open you Insert thegroup library, go information to the ‘Group’ required and tab at your then click ‘SaveZotero web page. Setting’. Click ‘Group Library’. This is your group library.
444 Chapter 35: Zotero Click enabled data syncing to enable the group library in Zotero for firefox or Zotero Standalone. Click ‘Open Sync Preferences’. Insert your Zotero registered ‘Username’ and ‘Password’.Then, click The ‘Group Libraries’ will appear in the ‘OK’ the left column of your Zotero for button. firefox or Zotero Standalone.
Chapter 35: Zotero 445REFERENCEShttp://ets.tlt.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/zotero_hot_team.pdf [15 may2012]http://www.lib.utk.edu/agvet/agriculture/zotero/zotero.html [9 May 2012].http://libguides.mit.edu/zotero [15 May 2012].http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/zotero_hot_team.pdf [15 may2012]
446 Chapter 36: Bubbl.us Chapter 36 BUBBL.USWHAT IS BUBBL.US?Bubbl.us is a Web 2.0 tool that enables users to create mind mapping andbrainstorming diagrams online. To begin, the main topic or concept isentered into the parent bubble. Then ideas and thoughts are recorded incolorful text bubbles linked to the parent bubble. Users can continue to addtext bubbles which are color coded according to hierarchy. The site is simpleand easy to use. The application is Flash-based so the latest Flash viewerneeds to be installed.(Source: http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html)BENEFITS OF BUBBL.USSome benefits for using bubbl.us: Easy to use. Saving time, supplies, and money. Does not require an account unless to save work. Helps to organize thoughts and explore relationships. Aids in generating ideas. Encourages risk taking. Encourages group discussions. Incorporates multiple intelligences.
Chapter 36: Bubbl.us 447(Source: http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html)IDEAS FOR USAGE AS A RESEARCH TOOLBubbl.us allows users to create the mind mapping without the use of paperand pen. Here are some ideas in using bubb.us as a research tool: Create flow charts for grant proposals. Presenting the ideas of research. Create a mind map of a brainstorming session for research planning that can be shared with all research team members using the collaboration feature or pasted into a blog or wiki. Organize sources or notes for a paper or research article, in order to aid in the writing process and narrow the focus of each topic.(Source: http://rbuerkett.edublogs.org/2009/03/08/reflections-on-bubblus/)
448 Chapter 36: Bubbl.usGET STARTED WITH BUBBL.US STEP 1 Go to: https://bubbl.us/ STEP 2 Creating an Account Fill in the required information. Then, click ‘Create account’.
Chapter 36: Bubbl.us 449 After you have registered, you need to sign in. Insert your Username/ email and password. Then, click the ‘Sign In’ button. STEP 3 Creating Mind Mapping Click the‘Sheet’ button.
450 Chapter 36: Bubbl.us This is your bubbl.us sheet. Now you can start creating your mind mapping. Draw a Change the directional line size of the to another text. bubble. Delete the bubble.Change the bubblebackground color. Create new bubble. Create new child bubble.
Chapter 36: Bubbl.us 451 An example of a mind mapping created.STEP 4 Bubbl.us Toolbar
452 Chapter 36: Bubbl.us STEP 5 Printing Click at ‘Print’ icon. Choose your print layout.Then, clickthe ‘Print’ button.
Chapter 36: Bubbl.us 453 STEP 6 Exporting Choose your export option, either image or Click at HTML Outline. the ‘Export’ icon. For the image option, select your image Then, click the format. ‘Export’ button. STEP 7 Creating Folders Click at the ‘Folder’ button to add the folder.Save you work sheet. This is your folder. You can This is your work sheet created. rename it. You can manage your work sheet ‘Delete’ by dragging it this sheet in your button for folder created. deleting your For a free account, folder or you are allowed to sheet create only three created. sheets of mind mapping.
454 Chapter 36: Bubbl.us STEP 8 Adding Contacts Go to ‘Contacts’ and click at ‘Add Contacts’. Type your friends’s name/email then click at the ‘Find’ button.List of your friends will This is your selected list here. Select your friend. friend. Then, click at When done, you can ‘Add to click ‘Close’ to close Contacts’. this dialogue box.
Chapter 36: Bubbl.us 455 STEP 9 Creating Groups Click at the This is your ‘Group’ new group button.created. Youcan renameyour group. You can drag your contact in the group created. Use this ‘Delete’ button to delete your contact or your group created.
456 Chapter 36: Bubbl.us STEP 10 Sharing Click at the ‘Sharing’ button to start sharing If you click here, you your mind mapping. can see ‘Read-only link to sheet’ and ‘HTML embed code’. If you click ‘HTML embed If you click ‘Read-only link to code’ this dialogue box will sheet’ this dialogue box will appear. Copy the HTML code appear. Copy the URL givento insert your mind mapping in and share with your friends your blog or website. through IM or email.
Chapter 36: Bubbl.us 457 Click the desired permission to set read or edit access of your mind mapping.Select the sheet you Then choose your like to share. friend. Lastly, click ‘Apply Permission & Close’.
458 Chapter 36: Bubbl.usREFERENCEShttp://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html [4 April 2012]http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html [4 April 2012]http://rbuerkett.edublogs.org/2009/03/08/reflections-on-bubblus/ [4 April 2012]
Chapter 37: Go!Animate 459 Chapter 37 GO!ANIMATEWHAT IS GO!ANIMATE?Go!Animate is an online platform where users are allowed to createanimations without the needs of background in graphics. It is free for non-commercial use. Go!Animate offers two types of accounts; Go!Animate basicfor beginners and Go!Animate Plus+ for those who like to go a little furtherwith their animation. However for plus account, a small fee is required.Nevertheless, basic account is also provided with interesting and fun featuresfor users who like to create simple animations. Each theme is equipped withbackgrounds, characters and props that you can combine to make youranimations. In addition, you can start from scratch, or you can usepredesigned template characters to save time and effort.Source:ADVANTAGES OF GO!ANIMATEAccording to Perez (2011), the following are the advantages of usingGo!Animate: No download and installation is needed to use Go!Animate. The user can select the template, character features and add their own scripts to the animation. Creating a rich animation video is as simple as that.
460 Chapter 37: Go!Animate It acts as a storytelling platform to promote literary devices. Outlet for self-expression and creativity.USING GO!ANIMATE IN EDUCATIONThe following are several usages of Go!Animate that can be implemented ineducation (Perez 2011): It offers an alternative approach for teaching and learning compared to traditional learning and teaching. It can be used as a tool to promote collaboration and exchange lessons learned among students and also educators. It acts as a tool to share researched information about specific topics. It promotes creativity not only of the students but also the educator to build interest in learning and teaching. Students can use Go!Animate to create presentations and reports instead of using the traditional ways of presenting. Users can upload and share their videos via Go!Animate to Facebook, digg, StumbleUpon, myspace, reddit, and del.icio.us for public viewing. It makes lessons more engaging and interesting to students.
462 Chapter 37: Go!Animate Alternatively, users have the option to login using Facebook or Google account. STEP 3 Learn to AnimateFor simple and quick text to word animation Click on ‘Get Started’.Users can select their own preferences.
Chapter 37: Go!Animate 463Click ‘Next’ or scroll down. . . Choose a template @ background for your animation. Click ‘Next’.
464 Chapter 37: Go!Animate Choose characters for your animation. Click ‘Next’. Type in the dialog you want with a maximum line of dialog is 180 characters for one dialog box.User can choosecharacter’s facial expression. Click on ‘Preview’.
Chapter 37: Go!Animate 465 Users can preview theiranimation here. STEP 4 Full Featured Animations Click on ‘Make a Video’ using anyavailable template.
466 Chapter 37: Go!Animate * For this tutorial, stick figure template is used. Users can choose characters, Users can see and background, insert music arrange all the characters and sound effects plus that are chosen. special effects. StageAnimation List Timeline Scene
Chapter 37: Go!Animate 467STEP 5 Full Featured Interface Users can choose from various free backgrounds templates. Users can choose from various free characters.
468 Chapter 37: Go!Animate Click on the character to assign action to it. Users can choose various types of action (e.g. running, walking or standing) and character’s facial expression).
Chapter 37: Go!Animate 469 Users can choose to use text-to-voice, mic recording or upload file for the Users can character. type incharacter’s dialog. Users can choose the suitable sound from the list for the character. Click ‘Add Voice’. * However, it is limited to one character’s action per scene. Users can customise character’s appearance.
470 Chapter 37: Go!Animate Users can choose effect on the character or for the scene. Users can import sound and voice or use the available music, effects and voice- overs. Users can use effect on the character or for the scene.
Chapter 37: Go!Animate 471To add new scene,just click on ‘AddScene’ or click ‘+’.
472 Chapter 37: Go!AnimateREFERENCEShttp://htwww.goanimate.com. [10 September 2011]http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/author/nsiddharth123. [10 September 2011]http://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/GoAnimate. [10 September 2011]http://www.ehow.com/how_6644693_make-own-animations.html.[10 September 2011]Perez, L 2011. Animation Technology to Support Cross-Curricular Writing (GoAnimate).http://cpsproflib.wikispaces.com/goanimate. [10 September 2011]
Chapter 38: Educreations 473 Chapter 38 EDUCREATIONSWHAT IS EDUCREATIONS?Educreations is an online community of teachers and learners. It is a placewhere you can teach what you know, and learn what you do not.Educreations have the recordable whiteboard apps for the web and the iPadthat make it simple to record and share video lessons about any topic thatwe want to teach. These lessons are hosted on educreations.com, and wecan control who is able to view them. If you are a teacher, you have theoption to create courses and add any of your lessons to each course. Youcan direct your students to enroll in your courses in order to view yourlessons privately and engage in question and answer sessions about eachlesson. Or you can share your lessons publicly and enable students fromaround the world to learn from your teaching!(Source: http://support.educreations.com/knowledgebase/articles/53537-what-is-educreations-)BENEFITS FROM EDUCREATIONSThe following are some benefits of Educreations: • Record and replay your voice, handwriting and drawings • Add photos from the iPad camera, Photo Albums or Dropbox
474 Chapter 38:Educreations • Animate images by dragging them around while recording • Pause and resume recording anytime • Create multiple whiteboard pages • Undo and redo your actions • Choose from 10 different ink colors • Create a free account on educreations.com and choose who can view your lessons • Share your lessons via email, Facebook and Twitter • Embed your lessons on your blog or website(Source: http://smarterlearning.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/using-educreations-app-to-demonstrate-learning/)ADVANTAGES OF EDUCREATIONSThe following are some advantages of Educreations: Gives students the options of re-watching instruction, pausing and rewinding instruction to create a deeper level of understanding (http://tabletsciencenotebook.blogspot.com/2012/04/e ducreations-interactive-whiteboard.html). Teachers could use Educreation app to show students some key concepts or students could demonstrate their learning to produce a short video to help peers and share with the world through email, facebook and twitter. (http://smarterlearning.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/using- educreations-app-to-demonstrate-learning/).
476 Chapter 38:Educreations GET STARTED WITH EDUCREATIONS STEP 1 Go to: http://www.educreations.com/ STEP 2 Registering Click at the‘Get Started’ button.
Chapter 38: Educreations 477You need to sign up before you can useeducreations. Fill in the required information here. Then click ‘Sign Up’. Click the ‘Save’ button. After you are successfully signed up, this window will appear. Insert your school name here.
478 Chapter 38:Educreations Then, your ‘Dashboard’ will appear. STEP 3 Creating Courses & Lessons Open your Dashboard.Go to ‘Create a Course’.
Chapter 38: Educreations 479 Insert course name. Select your privacy setting, either ‘Visible to AllChoose your At Mysubject area. School’ or ‘Visible to My Students’. Mark here if you Then, click the want to enable Q&A. ‘Create’ button. If you have created any lessons in this course, click ‘Add an Existing This is your Lesson’ to create new course another lesson. created. Or, you can click here to create a new lesson.
480 Chapter 38:Educreations Click the ‘Record’ button to start recording the lesson. You can choose the Start your color of your lesson pen. using this whiteboard . Click thisYou can redo and icon toundo the action. insert the image.
Chapter 38: Educreations 481 This is an After youexample of your have finishedlesson recorded. the recording, click this button.Click ‘Save’ to save yourrecording.
482 Chapter 38:Educreations Wait until it finishes saving. Fill in the information of your lesson created. Then, click ‘Save’ button.
Chapter 38: Educreations 483 Now, your lesson is successfully created and listed here. STEP 4 Registering Students Click at the ‘Students’ button.Go to your courseyou have created.
484 Chapter 38:Educreations Click the ‘Add’ button.Copy this link and send to your students. Then, click the ‘Done’ button.
Chapter 38: Educreations 485REFERENCEShttp://support.educreations.com/knowledgebase/articles/53537-what-is- educreations- [13 June 2012]http://smarterlearning.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/using-educreations-app-to- demonstrate-learning/ [14 June 2012]http://tabletsciencenotebook.blogspot.com/2012/04/educreations-interactive- whiteboard.html [14 June 2012]
486 Chapter 39: Isuu Chapter 39 ISSUUWHAT IS ISSUU?Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional readingexperiences of magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. Millions of people haveuploaded their best publications to create beautiful digital editions. All youhave to do is upload your documents and you will be publishing in a minute.Or you can use Issuu to create a personal library of your personal favoritesand subscribe to great publishers.(Source: http://help.issuu.com/entries/310971-what-is-issuu)ADVANTAGES OF ISSUUAccording to Freddie Lore (2011), the following are some of the advantagesof using ISSUU: Issuu is a FREE online publishing tool that allows you to create professional-looking ebooks, catalogs, magazines, journals, manuals, resource newspaper, presentations, corporate reports in an instant. Issuu has been widely used by thousands of companies and business organizations, NGOs and educational institutions.
Chapter 39: Issuu 487 Issuu allows a poorly-formatted word document to be transformed into an exceptionally beautiful brochure or catalog.USING ISSUU IN THE CLASSROOM Students can publish their own work; a book with their own stories, the class newspaper, presents their research. Teachers could use it to publish whole units of work that can then be embedded in the class wiki.(Source: http://jacquisharp.blogspot.com/2009/01/issuu-create-your-own-magazine-or-book.html)
488 Chapter 39: IsuuGET STARTED WITH ISSUU STEP 1 Go to: http://issuu.com/ STEP 2 Create Account/Sign Up To use ISSUU, you need to create an account. Click ‘Create account’ here. Fill in the required information here. Then, click ‘Agree and continue’.
Chapter 39: Issuu 489 ISSUU will send an email to your registered email account.Check your email inbox and clickthe link given to start joining ISSUU. You will see this window. Then click this button to verify your ISSUU account.
490 Chapter 39: Isuu STEP 3 Finding People Choose your emailapplication to find your friends. Next, click the ‘Find friends’ button. STEP 4 Uploading Documents for Publishing Click the ‘Upload’ button.
Chapter 39: Issuu 491 Choose your uploading file type.Click the ‘Browse’button to browse your document. Next, insert the required information here. Then, click the ‘Upload file’ button. STEP 5 My Library Go to ‘My Library’.
492 Chapter 39: IsuuUse this sidebarto manage your publisheddocuments and share them with your friends. STEP 6 Searching & Reading Type the keyword here. Choose thedocument/ book you want to read.
Chapter 39: Issuu 493 Click here to start viewing and reading this document/book.You can write and share comments about this document/book here.
494 Chapter 39: IsuuREFERENCESErica Vautier. 2009. Issuu ebook for real estate. http://issuu.com/ericavautier/docs/issuu__ebooks__for_real_estate [12 September 2011]http://help.issuu.com/entries/310971-what-is-issuu [12 September 2011]Freddie Lore. 2011. Create Professional-looking Catalogs, Journal, Newspapers, Magazines, etc. Online http://www.rushlywritten.com/2011/05/create-professional-looking- catalogs.html [12 September 2011]http://jacquisharp.blogspot.com/2009/01/issuu-create-your-own-magazine-or- book.html
Chapter 40: Myebook 495 Chapter 40 MYEBOOKWHAT IS MYEBOOK?Myebook is designed to completely change the way that new books arepublished on the internet. It is an all-in-one solution for the publishing,creation and sharing of online books. It is built on top of a social networkingapplication which has some valuable features. This means that it is one of theeasiest ways to get your book out there and start spreading the word aboutit. Ebooks are much easier to publish than print books. Myebook has beendesigned to make it really easy for anyone to publish ebooks on the internet.It is possible to use the application to create as many books as you want forfree. Myebook has a very nice and simple user interface which makes it reallysimple to publish. It is suitable for virtually any type of book, whether it ismagazines, photo albums, brochures, comics, leaflets, manuals or children’sbooks.(Source: http://www.appappeal.com/app/myebook/)
496 Chapter 40: MyebookADVANTAGES OF MYEBOOKThe following are some advantages of Myebook: Create ebooks easily. Publish ebooks with a single click. Share your ebooks with an audience of millions. Create any type of e-book including manuals, leaflets, e-books and children’s books.(Source: http://www.appappeal.com/app/myebook/)
Chapter 40: Myebook 497GET STARTED WITH MYEBOOK STEP 1 Go to: http://www.myebook.com/ STEP 2 Sign up Click ‘Sign Up’.
498 Chapter 40: Myebook This Now, you can message login by will appear Fill in the one you inserting your required have email andinformation. completed password. Then click the ‘Login’ the button. registration. Click the ‘Register’ button.
Chapter 40: Myebook 499STEP 3 Updating Your Account Click the ‘Enter’ button at account setting.
500 Chapter 40: Myebook Use these tab to update and manage your profile. To change your To change the password, go profile image, go to the ‘Change to the ‘Profile password’ tab. Click ‘Choose File’ to image’ tab. choose the image you want to upload from your computer. Then, click the ‘Upload’ button. STEP 4 Creating MyebookClick the ‘Createmyebook’ tab.
Chapter 40: Myebook 501 Then click the ‘Upload >>’ button.Fill in the required information. Then click ‘save’.
502 Chapter 40: Myebook Click the ‘Browse’ button. Tick this box to confirm that you own the copyrightThen, click the of the material you ‘upload’ have uploaded. button. You need to wait for a few minutes for your uploaded pdf to be converted and published in the ebook library.
Chapter 40: Myebook 503Now your ebook is ready. Click this Click this button tobutton to view your publish your uploaded ebook. ebook to the public. This is how your ebook will look like.