Edtech Without a Budget


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Edtech Without a Budget

  1. 1. Educational Technology on a Without a Budget<br />Justin Keel, Instructional Designer<br />Allegany College of Maryland<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br />Introductions<br />Open Source Software<br />What it is, where it is, and how I can get it!<br />Free Web Tools<br />Web tools for teachers and students<br />
  3. 3. About Me<br />1999 – Graduate Hyndman Middle-Senior High School<br />2001 – A.S. Degree Allegany College of Maryland<br />2004 – B.S. Degree Frostburg State University<br />2014? – M.E.T. Degree Boise State University<br />Instructional Designer, Allegany College of Maryland, Department of Instructional Technology and Multimedia Services<br />
  4. 4. About Me<br />Married 2005 – Kesha<br />Daughter born February 18, 2008 – Daisy<br />One more on the way … due in January!<br />
  5. 5. Quote to Ponder<br />“Technology is only technology to those born before the technology.”<br />- Alan Kay<br />
  6. 6. Quote to Ponder<br />“The teacher knows as little how to use it as his pupil.”<br />- What devise was this author talking about?<br />
  7. 7. The Chalkboard (1840)<br />
  8. 8. Instructional Technology: Looking Backward, Thinking Forward - YouTube<br />Video available at:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdwEIi22Dv8<br />
  9. 9. What is Open Source Software?<br />Open-source software (OSS) is computer software that is available in source code form: the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, improve and at times also to distribute the software.<br />Definition from Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org)<br />
  10. 10. How do I get it?<br />Search the web … but be careful<br />Use a well known project<br />OpenDisc<br />
  11. 11. Graphic above developed using “Wordle” (www.wordle.net)<br />
  12. 12. OpenDisc Education 10.10<br />OpenOffice<br />Dia<br />Scribus<br />GanttProject<br />FreeMind<br />Firefox<br />Thunderbird<br />Pidgin<br />GIMP<br />Inkscape<br />Pencil<br />Blender<br />Tuxpaint<br />Audacity<br />Mixxx<br />MuseScore<br />CamStudio<br />Maxima<br />
  13. 13. Writer<br />Comparable to Word<br />Saves in odt or doc format<br />Calc<br />Comparable to Excel<br />Saves in ods or xls format<br />Impress<br />Comparable to PowerPoint<br />Saves in odp or ppt format<br />Draw<br />Comparable (but more sophisticated than) Paint<br />Base<br />Comparable to Access<br />Saves in odb or accdb<br />Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student (key only) - $119.99<br />
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  19. 19. Dia Diagram Editor<br />Dia is a program to draw structured diagrams<br />Similar to Inspiration – (Digital Download $69.00)<br />
  20. 20. Scribus<br />Scribus is a professional page layout/publising program.<br />Similar to QuarkXpress, InDesign, and Pagemaker – (Adobe InDesign CS5.5 $199.99)<br />
  21. 21. Inkscape is a vector graphics editor<br />Similar to Illustrator or CorelDraw – (CorelDraw x5 digital download $399.00)<br />
  22. 22. Gimp is a program for photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring.<br />Similar to Photoshop – (Adobe Photoshop CS5 $189.00)<br />
  23. 23. Audacity is a sound recording and editing program.<br />
  24. 24. MuseScore is a music notation program<br />Similar to Finale – (Finale 2011 $228.99)<br />
  25. 25. Maxima<br />Maxima is a computer algebra system (CAS)<br />Maxima is similar to Maple – (Maple 15 Academic Pricing $1,245.00)<br />
  26. 26. Sellarium is a planetarium program for your computer.<br />Similar to Starry Night – (Starry Night Pro 6 $149.95)<br />
  27. 27. Cost Savings<br />Just from the programs mentioned in the previous slides … $2,600.92 per computer!<br />There may be times when commercial software is better …. BUT your students can use this software at home for free!<br />
  28. 28. Graphic above developed using “Wordle” (www.wordle.net)<br />Free Web Tools<br />
  29. 29. www.prezi.com<br />Free account needed. Education account gives you more free tools.<br />Prezi is a presentation tool. Used to make “non-linear” presentations.<br />Example<br />
  30. 30. www.wordle.net<br />No account needed<br />Create word clouds (used in this presentation)<br />
  31. 31. www.thinkfinity.org<br />Log in needed for available training (TIMS)<br />A resource site of audio and video files, lesson plans, interactive activities, worksheets and more. Forums for students, parents, and teachers.<br />
  32. 32. www.slideshare.net<br />Free account needed<br />Use your Slide Share account to share your presentations and documents with your audience<br />View this presentation and handouts at http://www.slideshare.net/jkeel<br />
  33. 33. www.youtube.com<br />No account needed (unless you want to post videos)<br />Used to access videos for all content areas and ages (always preview first)!<br />Videos in this presentation are from YouTube<br />
  34. 34. www.teachertube.com<br />Free account needed to post items<br />A sharing site for teachers … videos, documents, audio, photos, …<br />
  35. 35. www.picnik.com<br />Free account optional<br />Used to edit (and save) photos<br />
  36. 36. www.engrade.com<br />Free account needed (student/parent accounts also available)<br />Grade book / homework calendar / discussion board / attendance / more! <br />
  37. 37. www.wikispaces.com<br />Free K-12 education account needed<br />Create a class wiki, give permission for students to edit pages within your wiki<br />
  38. 38. www.khanacademy.org<br />Video available at:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6l8-1kHUsA&feature=player_embedded<br />
  39. 39. www.wordpress.com<br />Free account needed<br />Create personal website/blog<br />Sample from the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University. <br />
  40. 40. The Big Questions<br />With these and many more tools available, how do we decide what tools are best for our students to use?<br />
  41. 41. The Big Questions<br />What are you planning on using in your classroom to enhance student learning?<br />
  42. 42. Something to think about<br />
  43. 43. Did You Know 3.0 - YouTube<br />Video available at:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygMPyP7qIkU&feature=related<br />
  44. 44. Questions?<br />
  45. 45. Contact Me<br />Justin Keel<br />Allegany College of Maryland<br />Technologies Building<br />T-27<br />jkeel@allegany.edu<br />(301) 784 5636<br />