Carolyn PoeChair, Computer Information Technology Lone Star College - Montgomery
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State of Texas allows only 6 drops from Freshman to Senior year in college Get a plan, work your plan Why is this important? Workforce vs. Academic courses
FERPA ◦ Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ◦ Federal Law No information can be given out about the student without the students permission – PERIOD. I do not care if they are only 16 or 17 years old and the parent is paying for it. Drop Date Syllabus is a contract ◦ If you do not accept late work, put it in the syllabus ◦ If the final is mandatory, put it in the syllabus ◦ If Cheating is not allowed, put it in the syllabus ◦ If the college offers an LMS, use it! (i.e. Blackboard, Angel, Moodle).
The following slides will present sites that may be helpful in your classroom. For the most part, all or free and free is good. The more you can engage your students in “their world” the more they will learn.
Posterous: Shared Documents https://posterous.com/Posterous is a web publishing agent that ties some of the best elements of innovation into one site.
Evri: Discovery Engine http://www.evri.com/Evri is another entry into the „semantic search‟ space and has recently opened up a beta site with the slogan Search less, understand more.
Xtranormal: Movie Making http://www.xtranormal.com/ Xtranormal is a website where users may usecartoons to make movies of their taste. They may publish their movies. Then, other users may watch the movies.
GoogleWonder Wheel: Finding your topic http://www.googlewonderwheel.com/ Google Wonder Wheel is a new great feature from Google which allows you to see relevant search results to your query in a unique semantically relevant and graphically design way.
GoogleTimeline: Defining your Research Topic http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com/Google news timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline.
Wordle: Word clouds http://www.wordle.net/Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greaterprominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.
Ustream.TV: Live streaming video http://www.ustream.tv/Ustream is a website which consists of network of diverse channels providing a platform for lifecasting and live video streaming of events online.
ToonDoo: Creating comics http://www.toondoo.com/ ToonDoo is a cool, comic-creating tool that allows you to create your own cool comic strips with just a few drag n drops n mouse clicks!
Yola: Build a web site http://www.yola.com/Yola is the website builder and hosting service that helps small businesses stand out on the web.
ColorHunter: Find Color Palettes http://www.colorhunter.com/Color Hunter is a place to find and make color palettes created from images.
SumoPaint: Online image editing http://www.sumopaint.com/home/ SUMO Paint is a free image editing software that gives you the opportunity to create and edit images online
PollEverywhere: AudienceResponse System http://www.polleverywhere.com/ Audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web.
Zamzar: File Conversion http://www.zamzar.com/Zamzar is a web application to convert files. It allows user to convert files without downloading a software tool.
Slideshare: ◦ Upload and share presentations http://www.slideshare.net/ A place where people can share documents, presentations, and information Powerpoints.
Duolingo: Language Translation http://duolingo.com/ Duolingo is a translation and language acquisition website that allows you to learn a new language.
GoogleTranslate: Web Page Translator http://translate.google.com/# Free Online web page translator service.
Google Latitudehttps://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?s ervice=friendview&passive=1209600&continue= http://www.google.com/latitude&followup=http: //www.google.com/latitude Google Latitude is a location-aware mobile app developed by Google. Latitude allows a mobile phone user to allow certain people to track their location.
ooVoo:Video Chat and Conferencing http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspxooVoo is an audio and video instant messaging client for Windows. Calls can be recorded in real time.
www.skype.com video talk for free students use to complete homework
http://www.googleartproject.com/ ◦ Virtualwww.livebinder.com A WORLD of information on any subject!www.wolframalpha.com The best database search engine there.www.easybib.com Students need to learn how to make a biblographywww.eyejot.com Video mail
http://www.internet4classrooms.com ◦ helps you use the internet effectively www.tokbox.com ◦ video chat www.kidsknowit.com www.webreference.com ◦ Web Reference and Design tutorials http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm ◦ Create learning materials with Merlot www.vlingo.com ◦ turn words into action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrE We8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY A little fun stuff about computers: ◦ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r1CZTLk-Gk
www.youtube.com ◦ A WORLD of information: Illustrator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFXJY0a8NiU AutoCAD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhcILzESEfQ Animation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJptQLeWQuU Word http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw-qwzvi26Q Web Programming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfMssdDscFA
Computer Concepts ◦ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56molY4L2OE How to cut an avocado ◦ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxQwLpIqIPs Repair Sprinkler System ◦ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1yDXoFdB3EIn other words, if it interest you and you wish tolearn something, it is free and on the web.
JAWS (Job Access With Speech) Screen Reader: Students who are blind can use any computer to access the internet to find information. The screen reader will read all information on the screen. Artbeyondsight. (2009, Feb 5). JAWS Screen Reader-Hear an Example. retrieved from http://youtube.com/watch?v=IK97XMibEws
United Streaming Discovery Education): Students can view educational videos with closed captioning. Closed Caption (click)
Kurzweil 3000 (Text to Speech) :Students with a hearing impairment will have the specified text read aloud. This program will also highlight the text and allow for note taking. The program offers a Picture Dictionary to enable the student to connect a picture to a specific word. The clip of the program spans from 1:31- 4:08. sfsu4access. (2010, Aug 26.) Adaptive Software Demo: ZoomText, JAWs, and Dragon. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YpNrOkW0M w&feature=related
Edmodo is a free, secure, social learning platform for teachers, students, schools and districts. Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure and easy way to post classroom materials, share links and videos, and access homework, grades and school notices. Teachers and students can store and share all forms of digital content – blogs, links, pictures, video, documents, presentations, and more. There are also special institutional features for schools and districts that can be accessed for free by administrators
Sign up as an instructor so students can make longer presentations. Use PowerPoint to jpg to Animoto Create Presentation in Animoto Learn how to use: ◦ www.youtube.com search for Animoto
Learn how to use a wiki ◦ www.youtube.com search for “create wiki” Create for free @ ◦ http://www.wikispaces.com/ ◦ Blogger: www.blogger.com How To: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXiJ6jY3qB4
Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match. With the help of advanced AR technology (e.g. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable. Artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the real world.
www.chacha.com ◦ Students use for answers to EVERYTHING