Enhancing your Online Course
with Free Interactive Applications
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Professor
Rhonda Ficek...
Agenda
Learning Styles
Poll http://bit.ly/learningStyle
http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/4EqxNmAVGDszxsB
Visu...
Visual Learning Style
Images Color
Mind
Maps
Systems
Diagrams
Maps
Visualization: Images
• ALT tag
• Description
Accessibility:
Microsoft Word:
Right-click, Format Picture, Alt Text
Visualization: Color
Accessibility
• http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/
Color Contrast Checker
Visualization: Word Clouds -- Tagxedo
http://www.tagxedo.com/gallery.html
http://www.tagxedo.com
Visualization: Word Clouds-- Wordle
http://www.wordle.net
Visualization: Word Clouds -- Tagul
link every word in your word cloud to a Google search
http://www.tagul.com
http://tagu...
Using Word Clouds for Online Classes
http://www.teachthought.com/literacy-2/19-
interesting-ways-to-use-word-clouds-for-le...
Glogster: http://edu.glogster.com/
http://www.glogster.com/mariaha/harriet-tubman/g-6ol16jq2rksu7fdctlv3f2r
Glogster: Online Poster Creation
Text Audio Video
Hyperlinks Images
Ideas for using Glogster?
Book
Reviews
Marketing
Projects
Collages of
Work
Geography
– Places to
Visit
Biographies
Mind Maps
http://www.novamind.com/gallery/summarizing-information-3/
Concept Mapping:
Identify
Relationships
Structure
Knowledge
Facilitate
retention, recall
Summarize
Identify ideas /
proces...
Concept Mapping
Mindomo
(http://mindomo.com)
Free for 3 maps
Bubbl.us
(http://bubbl.us)
Free for 3 maps
Freemind
(http://f...
Assigning locations to addresses
and visualizing as points on a map.
Also called “Address Mapping”
Tutorial:
http://web.mnstate.edu/instrtech/SCModules/Geocodingv2/index.html
• Create an Excel spreadsheet:
Street #, City,...
Google Drive: Online Forms, Data Collection
Doodle
Poll Everywhere
Google Drive: Google Forms
Directions: Google Forms
http://bit.ly/Google_Forms
Doodle:
Scheduling Synchronous Sessions
Schedule
Online
Meetings
Schedule
Presentations
Schedule
Makeup
Exams
Poll
Everywhere
Wikis
Voice-Based Discussions
Web Conferencing
Presentations
E-Notebooks
Interactive Online Whiteboard
Voice-Based Discussions
VoiceThread Examples
Web Conferencing: VYEW.COM
http://vyew.com/s/help/account/register/11032/vyew-quick-start-guide/
Presentations
SlideRocket Google Drive Prezi
Slideshare.net
Prezi: Coke Presentation
http://ashleylashleyk.wikispaces.com/Coca+Cola+Prezi+Example
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1I-
sQgyGiu6zEzgnWUjMwfG9hLxFifl2G15TbutDQHkQ/present#slide=id.i0
E-Notebooks: Evernote
Contact Information
Rhonda Ficek
Minnesota State
University
Moorhead
ficek@mnstate.edu
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Enhancing your online course with free interactive applications

  1. 1. Enhancing your Online Course with Free Interactive Applications Minnesota State University Moorhead Professor Rhonda Ficek, Ph.D.
  2. 2. Agenda
  3. 3. Learning Styles Poll http://bit.ly/learningStyle http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/4EqxNmAVGDszxsB Visual Auditory Linguistic Kinesthetic Logical Social Solitary
  4. 4. Visual Learning Style Images Color Mind Maps Systems Diagrams Maps
  5. 5. Visualization: Images • ALT tag • Description Accessibility: Microsoft Word: Right-click, Format Picture, Alt Text
  6. 6. Visualization: Color Accessibility • http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/ Color Contrast Checker
  7. 7. Visualization: Word Clouds -- Tagxedo http://www.tagxedo.com/gallery.html http://www.tagxedo.com
  8. 8. Visualization: Word Clouds-- Wordle http://www.wordle.net
  9. 9. Visualization: Word Clouds -- Tagul link every word in your word cloud to a Google search http://www.tagul.com http://tagul.com/gallery
  10. 10. Using Word Clouds for Online Classes http://www.teachthought.com/literacy-2/19- interesting-ways-to-use-word-clouds-for-learning/ Introductions Analyze Writing, important concepts Analyze Character Traits Share Criteria for Writing Compare/Contrast Themes Summarize skills
  11. 11. Glogster: http://edu.glogster.com/
  12. 12. http://www.glogster.com/mariaha/harriet-tubman/g-6ol16jq2rksu7fdctlv3f2r
  13. 13. Glogster: Online Poster Creation Text Audio Video Hyperlinks Images
  14. 14. Ideas for using Glogster? Book Reviews Marketing Projects Collages of Work Geography – Places to Visit Biographies
  15. 15. Mind Maps
  16. 16. http://www.novamind.com/gallery/summarizing-information-3/
  17. 17. Concept Mapping: Identify Relationships Structure Knowledge Facilitate retention, recall Summarize Identify ideas / processes
  18. 18. Concept Mapping Mindomo (http://mindomo.com) Free for 3 maps Bubbl.us (http://bubbl.us) Free for 3 maps Freemind (http://freemind.sourceforge.net) Free download of software Gliffy (http://gliffy.com) Free : 3 private, unlmited public maps VUE (Visual Understanding Environment) http://vue.tufts.edu Open Source – free todownload
  19. 19. Assigning locations to addresses and visualizing as points on a map. Also called “Address Mapping”
  20. 20. Tutorial: http://web.mnstate.edu/instrtech/SCModules/Geocodingv2/index.html • Create an Excel spreadsheet: Street #, City, State, ZipCode, other • Go to http://www.batchgeocode.com/ and copy/paste your Excel info into the table • Click “Validate Source” • Map Fields – select how to create the map • Run Geocoder
  21. 21. Google Drive: Online Forms, Data Collection Doodle Poll Everywhere
  22. 22. Google Drive: Google Forms
  23. 23. Directions: Google Forms http://bit.ly/Google_Forms
  24. 24. Doodle: Scheduling Synchronous Sessions Schedule Online Meetings Schedule Presentations Schedule Makeup Exams
  25. 25. Poll Everywhere
  26. 26. Wikis Voice-Based Discussions Web Conferencing Presentations E-Notebooks Interactive Online Whiteboard
  27. 27. Voice-Based Discussions VoiceThread Examples
  28. 28. Web Conferencing: VYEW.COM http://vyew.com/s/help/account/register/11032/vyew-quick-start-guide/
  29. 29. Presentations SlideRocket Google Drive Prezi Slideshare.net
  30. 30. Prezi: Coke Presentation http://ashleylashleyk.wikispaces.com/Coca+Cola+Prezi+Example
  31. 31. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1I- sQgyGiu6zEzgnWUjMwfG9hLxFifl2G15TbutDQHkQ/present#slide=id.i0
  32. 32. E-Notebooks: Evernote
  33. 33. Contact Information Rhonda Ficek Minnesota State University Moorhead ficek@mnstate.edu

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