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My co-presentation of the conference; very brief but with links to more detailed blog posts.

My co-presentation of the conference; very brief but with links to more detailed blog posts.

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  • Smarthinking Online Tutoring; Desire2Learn; Wimba Pronto & Blackboard Collaborator (help desks); Corine Hoisington: Online Tools - Free & Fabulous; iPad kiosk sample apps; Abilene Christian Academy’s Mobile Technologies
  • “Extraordinary Extreme Makeover” of PowerPoint 2010; Using Social Media & Multimedia in Education; When Do I Teach & Where Do They Learn?; Free Visualization Tools for Teaching & Research; Augmented Reality (AR) in Education
  • Southern Miss Offers Online Students Flexibility with Access to MSVCC; Creating a Technology-Enriched Online Learning Environment
  • Do you know about EDUCAUSE? Outstanding information. Their annual Horizon Report is full of data about current situation and trends.
  • I particularly like the Seven Things You Should Know factsheets, which cover a wide range of educational and technological topics: the Modern Learning Commons --Open Textbook Publishing -- iPad Apps for Learning -- Open-Ended Response Systems – Android -- the HyFlexCourse Model -- Online Media Editing – Privacy in Web 2.0 Learning Environments -- Assessing Online Team-Based Learning – LMS Alternatives -- Open Educational Resources -- Mobile Apps for Learning – Analytics -- E-Readers -- Backchannel Communication – Next-Generation Presentation Tools -- Privacy Considerations in Cloud-Based Teaching & Learning Environments -- Blended Learning: A Report on the ELI Focus Session – ELI Discovery Tool: Guide to Collaborative Learning -- Mobile Learning: Context and Prospects -- ELI Discovery Tool: Blended Learning Workshop Guide
  • Word or tag clouds are a fun way to visualize data. One of the sessions I attended was by Dr. Teresa Welsh, a former professor of mine, about visualization tools for teaching & research. She had us use text analysers and clouds as assignments in her class, as well, so I was familiar already with Wordle and some of the other tools in her presentation.
  • Wordle gives you three ways to input text for the cloud. You can cut & past into the first box; you can enter a URL in the second box; or you can enter a del.icio.us user name.I used the URL for my Wordpress site.
  • This is the result.Once the image is created in the applet, you may vary the color scheme in dozens of ways, the shape of the cloud, the direction of the word, eliminate common words, set language, set the maximum number of words to use, see the word counts, change case to all upper, all lower.To save the image, If you are a Windows user, use PrintScreen, open Paint and paste into a new image.On my Mac, I use the Grab utility app and Capture>Selection(In this case, I increased the size of the image on my screen using Command+Plus, then captured my image, because I hoped it would make a decent image to be seen on a large display in the presentation).
  • Cooloris
  • Cooloris
  • Cooloris
  • With one sheet of paper and the applet at PocketMod, you can custom create a small booklet with information you want handy – you can create and recreate your PocketMod to suit the needs of the day, week or event.
  • At the PocketMod website, drag the elements into the template and print. The eight elements will fold into a four-page booklet, approximately 2 3/4” x 4 ¼” – a little smaller than a notecard.
  • At the PocketMod website, drag the elements into the template and print. The eight elements will fold into a four-page booklet, approximately 2 3/4” x 4 ¼” – a little smaller than a notecard.
  • Then fold, cut, and use! http://youtu.be/IAb31rIeGZoThe video as well as diagrams are on the website.

Creating Futures Through Technology Conference 2011 Creating Futures Through Technology Conference 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • CreatingFutures Through Technology Conference 2011
    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Professional Development
    compiled and presented by Cynthia S. Wetzel
    April 27, 2011
  • CFTTC Pre-Conference (MSVCC)
    Smarthinking Online Tutoring; Desire2Learn; Wimba & Collaborator (help desks); Corine Hoisington: Online Tools - Free & Fabulous; iPad kiosk sample apps; Abilene Christian Academy’s Mobile Technologies
    CFTTC Impressions, Pt. 1
    CFTTC 2011 Content, Day 1, Pt. 1
    “Extraordinary Extreme Makeover” of PowerPoint 2010; When Do I Teach & Where Do They Learn?; Free Visualization Tools for Teaching & Research; Augmented Reality (AR) in Education
    CFTTC 2011 Content, Day 1, Pt. 2
    Using Social Media & Multimedia in Education
    CFTTC 2011 Content, Day 2
    Southern Miss Offers Online Students Flexibility with Access to MSVCC; Creating a Technology-Enriched Online Learning Environment
    CFTTC Impressions, Pt. 2
    biblioscriggle blog posts
  • Pre-Conference
    • Smarthinking Online Tutoring
    • Desire2Learn
    • Wimba Pronto & Blackboard Collaborator (help desks)
    • Corinne Hoisington: Online Tools - Free & Fabulous
    • Abilene Christian Academy’s Mobile Initiative
    • iPadkiosk sample apps
    http://www.msvcc.org/
    CFTTC Pre-Conference (MSVCC)
  • Conference, Day 1
    • “Extraordinary Extreme Makeover” of PowerPoint 2010
    • Using Social Media & Multimedia in Education
    • When Do I Teach & Where Do They Learn?
    • Free Visualization Tools for Teaching & Research
    • Augmented Reality (AR) in Education
    CFTTC 2011 Day 1 Pt. 1
    CFTTC 2011 Day 1 Pt. 2
  • Conference, Day 2
    • Southern Miss Offers Online Students Flexibility with Access to MSVCC
    • Creating a Technology-Enriched Online Learning Environment
    CFTTC 2011 Content, Day 2
  • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative(ELI)
    Currently 181 publications & presentations including:
    Annual Horizon Reports
    http://www.educause.edu
  • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative(ELI)
    Currently 181 publications & presentations including:
    Annual Horizon Reports
    7 Things You Should Know series
    http://www.educause.edu
  • Just for Fun
    Wordlehttp://www.wordle.net
    Generates word clouds from text you provide, giving greater prominence to more frequently used words.
  • Just for Fun
  • Just for Fun
  • Coolirishttp://www.cooliris.com
    Browser plug-in/add-on presents online photos & videos in an interactive showcase
    Just for Fun
  • Coolirishttp://www.cooliris.com
    Browser plug-in/add-on presents online photos & videos in an interactive showcase
    Just for Fun
  • Coolirishttp://www.cooliris.com
    Browser plug-in/add-on presents online photos & videos in an interactive showcase
    Just for Fun
  • Just for Fun
    PocketModhttp://www.pocketmod.com/
    Sometimes you just need it on paper!
  • Just for Fun
  • Just for Fun
  • Just for Fun
    PocketModhttp://www.pocketmod.com/
    Sometimes you just need it on paper! One piece of paper: select elements, print and fold.
    http://youtu.be/IAb31rIeGZo
  • Wordlehttp://www.wordle.net
    Generates word clouds from text you
    provide, giving greater prominence to
    more frequently used words.
    Coolirishttp://www.cooliris.com
    Browser plug-in/add-on presents online photos & videos in an interactive showcase
    PocketModhttp://www.pocketmod.com/
    Sometimes you just need it on paper!
    One piece of paper: select elements, print
    & fold.
    Just for Fun