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  • I always like to start my presentations with this quote because it does speak to the need for relevant tools in the classroom, between K and 12 but also into undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • Most of the tools we will look at have some kind of mobile capability, promote collaboration, and use the cloud. Some of the tools will exist between categories.
  • Emerging Educational Technologies

    1. 1. Emerging Educational Technologies April 7, 2011
    2. 2. “ Students, regardless of community demographics, socio-economic backgrounds, gender and grade, tell us year after year that the lack of sophisticated use of emerging technology tools in school is, in fact, holding back their education and in many ways, disengaging them from learning.” Speak Up 2009 National Findings
    3. 3. Today: <ul><li>Introduction: Web 2.0 tools and their corresponding apps </li></ul><ul><li>Create online learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: increase engagement & achievement across multiple platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: the focus is on the skills and not the tools </li></ul><ul><li>http://noellemorriseducation.pbworks.com </li></ul>
    4. 4. About Me: Noelle Morris <ul><li>Teachable Subjects: </li></ul><ul><li>English, Social Sciences, Communication Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Currently: </li></ul><ul><li>Masters of Education (University of Windsor) </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Designer / Marketing / Content Development (Bridges Canada) </li></ul><ul><li>Research Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Three Words to Describe Myself: </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator, lifelong learner, information junkie </li></ul>
    5. 7. What people are doing: <ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting </li></ul><ul><li>Creating </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul>
    6. 8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFZ0z5Fm-Ng
    7. 9. Learning Management, Blogging, and Publishing Tools <ul><li>http://wordpress.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://pbworks.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>  WordPress application for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad Cost: free http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/wordpress/id335703880?mt=8
    8. 10. Learning Management, Blogging, and Publishing Tools <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Class resources (notes, slides, schedules, policies) </li></ul><ul><li>Group projects and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Additional resources: links, media, external content </li></ul>  WordPress application for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad Cost: free http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/wordpress/id335703880?mt=8
    9. 11. 10x10 <ul><li>http://www.tenbyten.org/10x10.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ 100 words and pictures that define the time” </li></ul><ul><li>Changes hourly; archives from 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Sources: ABC, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, MSNBC, Reuters </li></ul>
    10. 12. VoiceThread: <ul><li>http://voicethread.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative multimedia slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Images, documents, videos </li></ul><ul><li>Comments: microphone, telephone, text, audio file, video, drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Capabilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exporting </li></ul></ul>
    11. 13. Slideshare: <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Upload/archive/remix presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slidecast: sync mp3 audio with slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed YouTube videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn </li></ul></ul>
    12. 14. Google Alerts: <ul><li>http://www.google.com/alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Email/RSS updates on specific topics </li></ul><ul><li>As-it-happens, once a day, once a week </li></ul>
    13. 15. RSS Feed <ul><li>http://www.google.com/reader </li></ul><ul><li>RSS: Really simple syndication - information being posted that you can subscribe to as it is posted live. </li></ul><ul><li>***For Google Reader, you will need a Google account. </li></ul>MobileRSS Free ~ Google RSS News Reader (iPhone & iPod Touch) Cost: free http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mobilerss-free-google-rss/id333925239?mt=8 MobileRSS Pro ~ Google RSS News Reader (iPhone & iPod Touch) Cost: $2.99 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mobilerss-pro-google-rss-news/id325594202?mt=8 MobileRSS HD ~ Google RSS News Reader (iPad) Cost: $4.99 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mobilerss-hd-google-rss-news/id375300540?mt=8
    14. 16. Quizlet <ul><li>http://quizlet.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Create interactive flashcards with words, video, and images, access preexisting flashcards from other users, combine multiple sets of flashcards, print flashcards and terms, and create a group for collaborative studying and live chat. </li></ul>Touchcards Free - Flash cards from the top sites (iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad) Cost: free http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/touchcards-free-flash-cards/id322156438?mt=8 Flashcard Touch (iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad) Cost: $4.99 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/flashcard-touch/id351542950?mt=8  
    15. 17. Presenting and Collaborating <ul><li>Prezi: http://prezi.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Scribblar: http://www.scribblar.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>TitanPad: http://titanpad.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>TypeWith.Me: http://typewith.me/ </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs: http://docs.google.com </li></ul>GoDocs (for Google Docs) Cost: $4.99 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/godocs-for-ipad-iphone-google/id348792440?mt=8
    16. 18. Presenting and Collaborating <ul><li>Prezi: http://prezi.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Zooming presentation editor - alternative to PowerPoint and KeyNote </li></ul><ul><li>Present online or download for offline use (but without the editing functions) </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for non-linear thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>Prezi Edu Pro: work entirely offline. $59.00/year </li></ul>
    17. 19. Presenting and Collaborating <ul><li>Scribblar: http://www.scribblar.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Online collaboration: multi-user whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Live audio and text chat </li></ul><ul><li>Image/text collaboration </li></ul>
    18. 20. Brainstorming <ul><li>Lucid Chart: http://www.lucidchart.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mindmeister: http://www.mindmeister.com/ </li></ul>Mindmeister (Mind Mapping) Cost: free http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mindmeister-mind-mapping/id291226775?mt=8
    19. 21. http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/11993/dirk-schachter-typomaps.html dirk schächter
    20. 22. dirk schächter
    21. 23. Dave Murray http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2009/04/04/reading-the-land.aspx
    22. 24. Word Clouds <ul><li>http://www.wordle.net/ or http://www.tagxedo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Visual depictions of text </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-reading </li></ul><ul><li>Word cloud word walls </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Free-writing, writing exercises, papers </li></ul><ul><li>Current events </li></ul>WordMap Free Cost: free http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/wordmap-free/id355457365?mt=8
    23. 25. Online screen recorders <ul><li>Screencast-O-Matic: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>ScreenToaster: http://www.screentoaster.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Screenjelly: http://www.screenjelly.com/ </li></ul>No apps here! Instead, post your screen recording on YouTube and then use one of the media converters to download it for your mobile device.
    24. 26. Media Converters <ul><li>iDesktop.tv: http://www.idesktop.tv/index.html / 5 conversions daily (video only) </li></ul><ul><li>Media Converter: http://mediaconverter.org/ / 5 conversions daily (video/audio) </li></ul><ul><li>FLVto: http://flvto.com / 10 conversions daily (video/audio) </li></ul><ul><li>ClipNabber (useful for Vimeo videos): http://clipnabber.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>SnipSnip.it: http://snipsnip.it/ </li></ul>If you want to use videos on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, make sure that you download mp4 files. Mp4 files are Apple-compatible.
    25. 27. Reference <ul><li>Hyperwords: http://www.hyperwords.net/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Browser plug-in: search, reference, share, copy, translate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delicious: http://www.delicious.com/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul></ul>
    26. 30. Dropbox <ul><li>https://www.dropbox.com </li></ul><ul><li>Online back up, file sync, and file sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Storage: 2GB of online storage for free, with up to 100GB available ($$$). </li></ul><ul><li>Syncs files of any size or type across different operating systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic online backup with 30 days of undo history. </li></ul>Dropbox (iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad) Cost: free http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8
    27. 31. Evernote <ul><li>https://www.evernote.com </li></ul><ul><li>Capture text and images on different webpages (“On the path to superhuman memory”) </li></ul><ul><li>Storage: 60 MB upload/month free </li></ul><ul><li>Premium: 1 GB upload/month, $5/month </li></ul><ul><li>Syncs between online, your desktop, and your mobile apps </li></ul><ul><li>Archives / organizes automatically </li></ul>Evernote Cost: free http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8
    28. 32. Additional Resources <ul><li>http://web20classroom.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edutechintegration.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.classroom20.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edutopia.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.medialit.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.globaleducationconference.com/ </li></ul>