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Presentation on Basic e-Tools used to support session to DTLLS Year 1 students at the University of Westminster on 14 September 2010

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  • More than 95% of your students are likely to have a mobile phoneMost can take picturesMany will be able to take videoMany will be internet & wifi enabledCan be used to listen to and watch video and audioCreate and share contentOther devices – ipod touch/Sony PSP – latest iPod touch now has a camera – wifi enabledCan we take advantage of these devices?Major advantage – students are unlikely to need to be taught how to use their own devicesBarriers – institutional policies – can we challenge these?Content created can be shared through the VLE
  • PowerPoint Common MistakesActivity 1 Please gather a group of 5 or 6 peopleSome of the group may not have created a PowerPoint presentation before or even used it, but it is likely that you have at least all seen a PowerPoint presentation being used. Draw on all of your experience. You have 5 minutes to create a mind map of all the common mistakes people tend to do when using the program. I have started it for you.
  • This is a 3 / 4 slide presentation showing how to make a simple presentation student centred... Title of presentation APPLE
  • Video 3 minutes to explain concept to those who have not used them.
  • Who would use it?How?What benefits?
  • Show a range of different blogs and discuss their uses.Work experience
  • What are the benefits to the teacher?Low maintenanceEasily accessible record (Tagging makes it searchable)Can be embedded in VLEWhat are the benefits to the students?-Current content-Regularly changing
  • Don’t throw everything (loads of tech) at an activityDO ONE THING!!The focus should be on the learning – the technology should not detract from thatShould be used to enhance the learner experience (can be by engaging & offering choice)The tech should become transparent

2010 09-14 Basic e-Tools 2010 09-14 Basic e-Tools Presentation Transcript

  • Basic e-Tools
    Nathan Cobb – 14 September 2010
  • Session Content
    Think Mobile
    PowerPoint – Common Mistakes
    Blogging – ideas for use
    Social bookmarking & RSS
  • Think Mobile
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  • PowerPoint
    Activity One
    Please open your activity envelope now and complete the activity
    You have five minutes
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  • A short sample presentation
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  • Blogs
    Blogs in plain english – A Commoncraft video
  • Blogs
    Activity Two
    You have now seen some general blogging ideas
    In your same groups try to come up with 3 ideas for how teachers or students could use a blog.
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  • Blogs
    Staff Training
    Class blog – ESOL / Multimedia
    Class blog – H&B
    Class blog – Supported learning
    Overseas visit
    Reflective writing
  • Save links online
    Access anywhere
    Sharing (http://delicious.com/nathancobb/etools)
    Dynamic updating in VLE
    What are the potential benefits?
    Social Bookmarking & RSS
    Image Source
  • Do one thing
  • Nathan Cobb
    Adapted from resources originally developed by Wendy Peskett