Got any VHS players left in school? Got tapes but no player to play them on. Got CD's but CD players are diminishing? We are entering the age of format and technological obsolescence and if not carefully managed our digital heritage will be lost for all time.
The Right, Left, Mid and lower formulas are very powerful tools - this tutorial demonstrates how to use them
I have got back into the tutorial creation groove, but the focus of the audience has changed, take a look what do you think?
Recently, I was asked to once again, deliver a guest lecture for the post grad trainee teachers at Massey University's Albany Campus. Today was the day that I delivered that lecture.
Haiku Deck is a great app for the iPad. It allows students to quickly create visually engaging presentations really quickly without loads of fussing around over aesthetics. The app takes care of that and the students get on with focusing on content. One of the features I really like about Haiku Deck is its ability to quickly create bar or pie charts, particularly useful in presentations.
Lucid Chart is another one of those must have accounts for the elearning classroom. If when you sign up you state that you are an educator, you get even more free services, but even without this upgrade the free service is brilliant. Lucid Chart allows the user to create all manner of flow charts and diagrams, the templates in the education section are excellent for inquiry work. What is more a Lucid Chart can be shared and worked on collaboratively so it also works well for group inquiry work. When used in conjunction with tools such as Blendspace, the learning potential of the tools are really enhanced.
Loathe them or laud them the actions of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and perhaps more importantly for this article, Edward Snowden have placed digital privacy centre stage in many people's minds, including my own. Whilst many disregard digital privacy as a geo-political issue, diplomatic double speak or even dismiss it as a fully fledged tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theory. The truth is, as educators, we have need to consider what privacy is in terms of our students digital futures, especially when looked at through the lens of the digital rights and responsibilities strand of digital citizenship.
Ready to try out student collaboration, but not quite ready to commit to Google Apps? Then you and your class should look at Titan Pad. Titan Pad is a great tool for the classroom. It allows anyone to create “pop up” collaborative writing opportunities.
Poorly used a tablet can be reduced to a digital work sheet that facilitates busy work. But the app store is a trove of apps that facilitate higher order thinking. Here are my top problem solving apps for the iPad.
Puppet Pals. What's not to love about it? This app is one of my all time favorite apps. But you have to get the right one.
Learning walks are expensive to fund when students are in school. Walking through empty classrooms does not really allow a teacher to fully demonstrate her class in action. So how can we best share our evolving e-learning pedagogy to our peers?
Youblisher is a great online tool that allows you to create digital books or magazines from student work.
If you are part of the community of our e-learners, thank you. We have just passed two milestones, 700 subscribers and 500 000 views. My next goals are 1000 subscribers and 1 000 000 views.
Top iOS and Android apps for mind mapping.
Educreations is a great 'generic' app for learning across the entire curriculum. It is one of my core "digital stationary pack" apps that I recommend for every classroom.