2011 Iowa English Roundtable Presentation

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2011 Iowa English Roundtable Presentation

  1. 1. Easy and Free Web Resources for Your Classroom<br />Honória Balogh<br />Instructional Designer, Iowa Valley Community College District<br />Iowa English Round Table 2011<br />Image credit (CC): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/World_wide_web.jpg<br />
  2. 2. What do I teach?<br />Teaching hybrid COLLEGE PREP WRITING courses using ANGEL LMS.<br />Instructional Designer with FT/adjunct instructors teaching online courses. <br />SBL – Scenario-based learning<br />Collaboration<br />“Students must hit a wall. They must become actively engaged in order to succeed.”<br />
  3. 3. IVCCD Common Learning Objectives<br />(5) Students will demonstrate “technological and information literacy” by: <br />Using computer applications appropriate to the field of study or occupation chosen.<br />Using information technology responsibly as a tool for creativity, research, publication, critical thinking, and/or communication. <br />
  4. 4. Adding pizzazz to my classes and living in the cloud!<br />Image credit (CC): http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_00B1KkFMhEs/RZkQmEciqWI/AAAAAAAAABU/u8eW6fXu7Qg/s400/cloud.jpg<br />
  5. 5. Collaborative word processors<br />
  6. 6. (writeboard.com)<br />
  7. 7. Acrobat Buzzword<br />
  8. 8. (jeopardylabs.com)<br />
  9. 9. (edu.glogster.com)<br />
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  11. 11. Mobile desktop platforms<br />Search engines, photo editors, desktops<br />Engagement tools, meeting tools, presenter tools<br />Website builders, hard drive spaces<br />Groups<br />Document editors<br />Spreadsheets, etc.<br />
  12. 12. (docs.google.com)<br />
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  14. 14. (zoho.com)<br />Free for personal use<br />Businesses pay<br />20+ applications<br />Zoho Writer >> voice to text <br />
  15. 15. (glidedigital.com)<br />Free suite<br />Rights-based productivity & collaboration apps <br />30GBs of free storage.<br />
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  17. 17. Mind Maps<br />Strategic tools for students interested in developing their vocabulary and organize their writing.<br />
  18. 18. Source: http://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/american-realism-6e14f7fc384c41ac888630147ee71ab9<br />
  19. 19. (prezi.com)<br />
  20. 20. Collaborative voice & video apps<br />
  21. 21. Collaborative voice & video apps<br />
  22. 22. (ustream.tv)<br />
  23. 23. Screencast-o-matic<br />Online screen recorder<br />Does not need to be downloaded<br />Very easy to use<br />Allows voiceovers<br />
  24. 24. ToonDoo<br />
  25. 25. ToonDoo<br />Image credit (CC): http://www.toondoo.com/cartoon/1410105<br />
  26. 26. Questions?Other ideas?<br />http://www.SlideShare.net/honoria9<br />

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