This is a quick test to see how well the Posts app works for Edublogs.
I like this app so far because it has a basic HTML editor.
— Susan Campo (@SusanCampo) May 6, 2013
***Note*** update Oct. 20, 2013
This map still works for Flicker and Twitter, but the controls have changed. Zoom in to the desired location, click on the layers button, sign in with Twiter and change the tags in the social tab to your hashtag. Images of controls are not exactly the same as the current map.
The map below allows you to search Flickr, Twitter and Youtube for geo-located social media posts. The tag that is currently mapped is “weather” but you can change the tag by clicking on the gear icon. Continue reading
- Access from Video Resources chiclet on your MySite
- Videos for all subjects and grades
- Short clips (great to activate knowledge or if you are flipping your classroom).
- Full length feature films (Hollywood and Classic). Click on the link in the middle of the home page to see a list of titles in English and French.
- Download, favourite or add to a playlist
- Teacher Resources ready to use in the classroom are available for many videos
- Students can currently view Learn360 videos through the OERB (see below).
Ontario Education Resource Bank (OERB)
- Lessons, animated interactive activities and assessments for all subjects
- Download for use offline or link to resource in Angel course
- Check the FAQs of the Peel21st chiclet (Teaching and Learning) for the passwords or ask your ITRT.
For easy access to your course’s resources:
- Log in and Click SEARCH
- Choose the Browse by Curriculum tab
- Choose the grade, subject and strand
- Click Search by Strand
- Scroll down to see resources
- An excellent alternative to “googling” for students
- Access to database search of extensive high-quality resources
- 65+ databases and services
- No password required at school
- Check with your librarian for the home password
- click on Students
- click on Library eResources
This is my presentation that I use to introduce Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR model to teachers and principals.
Note: You can access many resources from Ruben’s blog.
S’more.com is one of the easiest ways to create a simple but beautiful webpage. It was originally designed to create online “flyers” that can be shared on social media like Facebook and Twitter. However, it is also a great tool for education anytime you want the students to integrate text, images, video, maps and audio. Here are some product ideas for teaching and learning: Continue reading
After watching Darren Kuropatwa’s #WhileWalking 66 posted by Amy Burvall in Google+, I started thinking about tags as a part of digital literacy. I am not a very good user of tags. I have been struggling with choosing consistent, clear tags since Delicious switched away from stacks.
“Blogging tips” websites indicate that you should do some research to find the most commonly used terms in your field. However, finding a list of keywords or tags for Educational Technology through a Google search is an exercise in futility since all sites include the word “tag”. Instead I did a very haphazard, non-academic search of tags people are using on their blogs to find the most common. Using Tagxedo, I found the top 100 tag words look like this (see below for how this image was made):
As part of Digital Storytelling for #etmooc, we were challenged to make an animated GIF. I’m pretty happy with the result. It shows the action, excitement and effort of the final game of the season.
I struggled with using Gimp. Truth be told, I struggle with all photo editing. The pictures were too big, the scale was different in each picture, there were other players in the frame that flash awkwardly in the animation and it was just ugly when done. Finally, I gave up and went to the iPad. I searched for a highly ranked free photo editor that also made GIFs and settled on Fotorus. Then I dropped the images in Dropbox on my computer and saved them to the camera roll from Dropbox on the iPad. In Fotorus, I cropped all the images so my son was the same size, then used the auto-enhance so the colours were similar. Next I pulled them all into the GIF editor and chose the “matrix” filter.
Making the GIF on the iPad was quite easy, but I was frustrated with getting it off the iPad. The app easily saves to Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, but GIFs do not show in the camera roll and the email was empty that I sent myself. Eventually I posted it to Twitter and downloaded it from there onto my computer to be able to post it here. Whew. Workflow on the iPad is crazy sometimes.
I have updated my Prezi that I use to introduce teachers to blogging to include teacher and class blogs by subject area. Since I work with secondary school teachers, they often want to see an example in their subject. If you have or know of a great class blog that I should include, please let me know in the comments.