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Free online resources workshop 8 21 13 (1)

  1. 1. ELAC Flex Week Workshop, FA13 lordhc@elac.edu FREE ONLINE RESOURCES FOR ENHANCING STUDENT SUCCESS
  2. 2. Why Use Technology? •Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation •http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/US- Program/Postsecondary-Success •“Research…. reveals that technology-enabled teaching and student advising tools, as well as enterprise-wide (learner analytics) help improve performance and student outcomes….”
  3. 3. Engagement: Video Resources • Links to videos… 43+ alternatives to YouTube, http://bit.ly/147QryA Instructor Sites….. (ELAC Moodle>Instructor Resources> Teaching Resources, Topic 12) http://bit.ly/16pclk0 • STEM specific sites… (ELAC Moodle>STEM Instructor Resources>Online STEM Resource Sites) http://bit.ly/16WA8Hl
  4. 4. Display Video Screen Shot •Go to the selected video • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2oFamgr-sk • Click on Share (below picture) • To Link: Copy & paste the code: http://youtu.be/P2oFamgr-sk • To Embed: Turn on html, copy & past the html code • <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/P2oFamgr-sk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  5. 5. Engagement, Screenshots •Add Pictures and Screenshots use Jing, Snagit, Awesome Screenshot (Chrome) • http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
  6. 6. Engagement, Word Clouds •Add Word Clouds • use Wordle, Tagxedo, WordItOut, ABCya! www.wordle.net
  7. 7. Engagement, Music •Add Music • in MS tools, insert>media (see TLC for assistance) • Pink Floyd… The Wall, part 1 •We don’t need no education, We don’t need no thought control…..
  8. 8. Engagement, URL Shorteners & More •ELAC Moodle>Instructor Resources>STEM Instructor Resources> Teaching with Technology>URL Shorteners, http://bit.ly/17El8hf •Also: Whiteboard Tools, Polling, Web 2.0 Tools, Presentation Tools, Desktop Sharing Back Channeling in the Classroom, etc
  9. 9. Retention •Offer Academic Coaching! •Where? Moodle>Student Resources •Minimum… advise/link site •More….bring selected resources into your class; allows Guest access.
  10. 10. Retention, 2
  11. 11. How to Read Your Textbook
  12. 12. Retention, 3
  13. 13. Free Textbooks •Campus Technology: http://bit.ly/16WOZBm 8/13/2013 •ELAC Moodle>Student Resources> Open (Free) Textbooks http://bit.ly/16ZYdi9 •ELAC Moodle> Instructor Resources>Teaching Resources>Topic 9, http://bit.ly/1eXjSsc
  14. 14. Free Books •Moodle>Stu Resources>Open(Free) Books, http://bit.ly/14uxYwr Moodle> Instructor Resources>Teaching Resources >Topic 9, http://bit.ly/1eXjSsc OER Commons, (Open Education Resources) http://www.oercommons.org/ ‘The network that brings together 47,996 OER, tools for sharing curriculum with the world, and news and training on the brave new world of open education.’
  15. 15. More Instructor Resources
  16. 16. ELAC Moodle Apps Resources •Many iPad Apps, some Android Apps •ELAC Moodle> Stu Resources>Mobile Learning, http://bit.ly/17wIgie Moodle>Instructor Resources>STEM Instr Res> Mobile Learning http://bit.ly/16TDpW5 Moodle> Instr Res> STEM Instr Res>Online STEM Resources http://bit.ly/1cUphoh
  17. 17. iPad Education Apps •Apple in Education – Thousands of Apps http://bit.ly/151ZRiF The 55 Best Ed Apps for iPad – http://bit.ly/14uHuzw Apps for Education - http://www.apps4education.com/ Educational iBooks - http://www.made4education.com/ Ed iPad Wiki - https://getyouripadon.wikispaces.com/
  18. 18. Android Education Apps •Google Apps for Education http://bit.ly/1dmuVxc •50 Free Android Apps Every College Student Needs http://bit.ly/161qNew 10 Android Apps for College http://bit.ly/16X1NIa 40 Awesome Android Apps for College Students http://bit.ly/1bMYzKn
  19. 19. Free Cloud Storage (& File Sharing) • Google Drive, 15 GB free, https://drive.google.com • Dropbox, 2 GB free https://www.dropbox.com/ • Sky Drive (MS), 7 GB free, https://login.live.com/ • Box, 5 GB free, https://www.box.com/ • Wuala, 5 GB free http://wuala.com/en/ • Amazon Cloud Drive, 5GB free, http://amzn.to/19vyGOj • Get Up to 83GB Free Cloud Storage http://bit.ly/1563btb
  20. 20. More Technology to Explore • SoftChalk: eLearning Authoring Tools - http://softchalk.com/ • SlideShare: Share privately or publicly PPTs, PDFs- www.slideshare.net • SlideKlowd: Cloud based presentation sharing- http://slideklowd.com/ • Free Tech for Teachers: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ • Educlipper: Clip & Share - https://educlipper.net/ • Gizmos Freeware: http://www.techsupportalert.com/ • Make Use Of: http://www.makeuseof.com/

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