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Cool Tools 2


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This presentation was used at a faculty/staff workshop designed to introduce 5 "cool tools" to: increase awareness of new technology tools,
locate resources to learn/do more, and
open a dialogue with colleagues about emerging technologies and their implications for teaching, learning, and collaborating. The five tools introduced were Slideshare, Creative Commons, Google Docs, Flickr, and VoiceThread.

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Cool Tools 2

  1. 1. V<br />Cool Tools 2<br />Carol McQuiggan & Kristin Bittner<br />Faculty Center for Teaching & Instructional Technology<br />Penn State Harrisburg<br />Faculty/Staff Workshop, November 12, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />Increase awareness of new technology tools<br />Locate resources to learn/do more<br />Open a dialogue with colleagues about emerging technologies and their implications<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />What is it? <br />How does it work? <br />How is it being used? <br />Show me! <br />Learn more <br />
  4. 4. Go to<br />In the Search field type Cool Tools 2 and then click the Search button<br />Select Cool Tools 2<br />Click the Download button located at the top of the Cool Tools 2 presentation<br />Open it and start the slideshow to follow along<br />
  5. 5. Slideshare – What is it?<br />A presentation sharing website where users can upload, view, and share presentation files<br />PowerPoint<br />Word<br />Adobe PDF<br />OpenOffice<br />Share publicly or privately<br />Create slidecasts by syncing audio with your slides<br />
  6. 6. Slideshare – How does it work?<br />
  7. 7. Slideshare – How is it being used?<br />To share presentations<br />To store presentations online<br />To aggregate presentations (tagged by conference, etc.)<br />Search sloancaln<br />Search educause09<br />To embed slideshows into your blog/website<br />To eliminate the need for paper handouts<br />
  8. 8. Slideshare – Show me!<br /><br />
  9. 9. Slideshare – Learn more<br />Take a Slideshare tour<br />
  10. 10. Go to<br />
  11. 11. Creative Commons – What is it?<br />An alternative to traditional copyright<br />Allows copyright owners to determine which rights they want to retain and which they want to release – not all-or-nothing<br />All licenses require attribution<br />Goal is to increase access to and share intellectual property<br />
  12. 12. Creative Commons – How does it work?<br />Website explains license choices and provides tool<br />HTML code provided to add to web page, includes CC logo<br />License options:<br />Attribution<br />No Derivatives<br />NonCommercial-NoDerivatives<br />Share Alike<br />
  13. 13. Creative Commons – How is it being used?<br />To promote climate of openness and sharing<br />To increase opportunities for collaborative work<br />Learning material repositories<br />MIT’s OpenCourseWare<br />Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 license<br />May copy and distribute work and make derivative works as long as it includes attribution, is not for commercial purposes, and assigns same license<br />Connexions – only requires proper attribution<br />Other content directories for photos, music, art, videos, etc.<br />
  14. 14. Creative Commons – Show me!<br />To choose a license<br />Go to<br />Select “License”<br />Walk through selection tool<br />To find licensed works you can share, remix, or reuse<br />Go<br />Using Mozilla Firefox, use dropdown to search for CC<br />Using Google’s Advanced Search -&gt; Usage rights<br />
  15. 15. Creative Commons – Learn more<br />Creative Commons Wiki -<br />Educause’s 7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons<br />Additional Educause resources on Creative Commons (publications, podcasts, blogs)<br />
  16. 16. Go to<br />
  17. 17. Google Docs – What is it?<br />A free, Web-based word processor, presentation,spreadsheet, and form application<br />Document changes are saved automatically<br />Access from anywhere you have an Internet connection<br />Collaborate with multiple people on the same document – no need to email revisions back and forth<br />
  18. 18. Google Docs – How does it work? - Google Docs Dashboard<br />
  19. 19. Google Docs – How is it being used?<br />Work collaboratively online on team projects, papers, presentations (manage revisions)<br />Peer review<br />Create surveys or polls <br />Import PowerPoint presentations or create new ones<br />Publish to an online audience or directly to your blog<br />
  20. 20. Google Docs – Show me!<br /><br />
  21. 21. Google Docs – Learn more<br />Educause’s 7 Things You Should Know About Google Apps<br />Google Docs in Plain English<br />Google Docs for Educators<br />
  22. 22. Review<br />Slideshare<br />Creative Commons<br />Google Docs<br />
  23. 23. Go to<br />
  24. 24. Flickr – What is it?<br />Photo-sharing website where you can upload and tag photos<br />Browse/find photos<br />Add comments and annotations to photos<br />Create photo sets and collections<br />Create groups<br />
  25. 25. Flickr – How does it work?<br />Free accounts – can upload 2 videos and 100MB of photos each calendar month; displays 200 most recents photos<br />Pro accounts – Unlimited photo and video uploads<br />Registered accounts - Upload photos, assign tags, make photos public or private, select copyright, and more<br />Create groups<br />Constantly changing collection of photos<br />
  26. 26. Flickr – How is it being used?<br />In Penn State Harrisburg’s AM ST 105 online course, students share photos of a commercial version of a formerly hand-made object and add a commentary<br />They also post aphoto and/or recipe of traditional food they would contribute to a virtual “pot luck” supper, with explanations of its significance in their traditional experience<br />
  27. 27. Flickr Group<br />
  28. 28. Annotation<br />& Comments<br />
  29. 29. Flickr – Show me!<br /><br />
  30. 30. Flickr – Learn more<br />Educause’s 7 Things You Should Know About Flickr<br />FAQ on Free account vs. Pro account<br />
  31. 31. Go to<br />
  32. 32. VoiceThread – What is it?<br />A collaborative multimedia slideshow that holds images, documents, and videos<br />Allows people to leave comments using voice, text, audio, or video<br />
  33. 33. VoiceThread – How does it work?<br />Create account<br />Create:<br />1. Upload<br />2. Comment<br />3. Share <br />
  34. 34. VoiceThread – How is it being used?<br />6thgrade Language Arts<br />Digital Storytelling and<br />Hear and practice foreign language pronunciation<br />Provide critiques in creative arts classes<br />PSU Roman Archaeology Course<br />
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  36. 36. VoiceThread – Show me!<br /><br />
  37. 37. VoiceThread – Learn more<br />Educause’s 7 Things You Should Know About VoiceThread<br />Voicethread 4 Education wiki<br />VoiceThread Tutorials<br />Ideas for using VoiceThread<br />
  38. 38. That’s all 5 Cool Tools!<br />Slideshare<br />Creative Commons<br />Google Docs<br />Flickr<br />Voicethread<br />V<br />
  39. 39. Questions?<br />Thanks for your time!!<br />Upcoming Faculty Center event :<br />Talking about Teaching, Friday, December 4th, 2:00-3:00, W205 Olmsted<br />Remember technology training available at<br />