Edtech Without a Budget


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Edtech Without a Budget

  1. 1. 8/2/2011Educational Technology on a Without a Budget Justin Keel, Instructional Designer Allegany College of Maryland Outline • Introductions • Open Source Software – What it is, where it is, and how I can get it! • Free Web Tools – Web tools for teachers and students About Me • 1999 – Graduate Hyndman Middle-Senior High School • 2001 – A.S. Degree Allegany College of Maryland • 2004 – B.S. Degree Frostburg State University • 2014? – M.E.T. Degree Boise State University • Instructional Designer, Allegany College of Maryland, Department of Instructional Technology and Multimedia Services 1
  2. 2. 8/2/2011 About Me• Married 2005 – Kesha• Daughter born February 18, 2008 – Daisy• One more on the way … due in January! Quote to Ponder “Technology is only technology tothose born before the technology.” - Alan Kay Quote to Ponder“The teacher knows as little how to use it as his pupil.” - What devise was this author talking about? 2
  3. 3. 8/2/2011• The Chalkboard (1840) Instructional Technology: Looking Backward, Thinking Forward - YouTube Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdwEIi22Dv8 What is Open Source Software?• 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.Definition from Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) 3
  4. 4. 8/2/2011 How do I get it?• Search the web … but be careful• Use a well known project – OpenDisc Graphic above developed using “Wordle” (www.wordle.net) OpenDisc Education 10.10• OpenOffice • Inkscape• Dia • Pencil• Scribus • Blender• GanttProject • Tuxpaint• FreeMind • Audacity• Firefox • Mixxx• Thunderbird • MuseScore• Pidgin • CamStudio• GIMP • Maxima 4
  5. 5. 8/2/2011• Writer • Draw – Comparable to Word – Comparable (but more – Saves in odt or doc format sophisticated than) Paint• Calc • Base – Comparable to Excel – Comparable to Access – Saves in ods or xls format – Saves in odb or accdb• Impress – Comparable to PowerPoint – Saves in odp or ppt format Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student (key only) - $119.99 5
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  7. 7. 8/2/2011 Dia Diagram Editor• Dia is a program to draw structured diagrams – Similar to Inspiration – (Digital Download $69.00) Scribus• Scribus is a professional page layout/publising program. – Similar to QuarkXpress, InDesign, and Pagemaker – (Adobe InDesign CS5.5 $199.99) • Inkscape is a vector graphics editor – Similar to Illustrator or CorelDraw – (CorelDraw x5 digital download $399.00) 7
  8. 8. 8/2/2011 • Gimp is a program for photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. – Similar to Photoshop – (Adobe Photoshop CS5 $189.00) • Audacity is a sound recording and editing program.• MuseScore is a music notation program – Similar to Finale – (Finale 2011 $228.99) 8
  9. 9. 8/2/2011 Maxima • Maxima is a computer algebra system (CAS) – Maxima is similar to Maple – (Maple 15 Academic Pricing $1,245.00)• Sellarium is a planetarium program for your computer. – Similar to Starry Night – (Starry Night Pro 6 $149.95) Cost Savings • Just from the programs mentioned in the previous slides … $2,600.92 per computer! • There may be times when commercial software is better …. BUT your students can use this software at home for free! 9
  10. 10. 8/2/2011 Free Web Tools Graphic above developed using “Wordle” (www.wordle.net)• www.prezi.com• Free account needed. Education account gives you more free tools.• Prezi is a presentation tool. Used to make “non-linear” presentations.• Example• www.wordle.net• No account needed• Create word clouds (used in this presentation) 10
  11. 11. 8/2/2011• www.thinkfinity.org• Log in needed for available training (TIMS)• A resource site of audio and video files, lesson plans, interactive activities, worksheets and more. Forums for students, parents, and teachers.• www.slideshare.net• Free account needed• Use your Slide Share account to share your presentations and documents with your audience• View this presentation and handouts at http://www.slideshare.net/jkeel• www.youtube.com• No account needed (unless you want to post videos)• Used to access videos for all content areas and ages (always preview first)!• Videos in this presentation are from YouTube 11
  12. 12. 8/2/2011• www.teachertube.com• Free account needed to post items• A sharing site for teachers … videos, documents, audio, photos, …• www.picnik.com• Free account optional• Used to edit (and save) photos• www.engrade.com• Free account needed (student/parent accounts also available)• Grade book / homework calendar / discussion board / attendance / more! 12
  13. 13. 8/2/2011• www.wikispaces.com• Free K-12 education account needed• Create a class wiki, give permission for students to edit pages within your wiki www.khanacademy.org Video available at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6l8-1kHUsA&feature=player_embedded• www.wordpress.com• Free account needed• Create personal website/blog• Sample from the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University. 13
  14. 14. 8/2/2011 The Big Questions• With these and many more tools available, how do we decide what tools are best for our students to use? The Big Questions• What are you planning on using in your classroom to enhance student learning? SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT 14
  15. 15. 8/2/2011 Did You Know 3.0 - YouTube Video available at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygMPyP7qIkU&feature=related Questions? Contact Me Justin Keel Allegany College of Maryland Technologies Building T-27 jkeel@allegany.edu (301) 784 5636 15