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What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

Online Trainings | July 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

Most agree that classrooms need to provide opportunities for students to create and engage with new media technology. However, that realization still leaves us far from the specifics needed to make it happen. What media making and social learning tools are best at engaging learners?

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Remix Websites With Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles

Digital Tools | May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Remix Websites With Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles

X-Ray Goggles is a tool from Mozilla that lets you remix live web pages right in your browser. This means you can start out with any website on the Internet and go right into its code to swap out text, images, links and more, creating your own distinct version that you can save and share with others.

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Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning in PBS LearningMedia

General | April 30, 2014 | 3 Comments

Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning in PBS LearningMedia

In these short video tutorials from KQED learn the basics for how to use free online tools for teaching and learning. The following tools can be incorporated into the classroom to convey information visually, make  persuasive arguments and allow for a variety of collaborative opportunities. How to Create an Interactive Image with Thinglink In this […]

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Collaborative Website Building With Tumblr

Digital Tools | April 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Collaborative Website Building With Tumblr

Tumblr is a hugely popular, highly social blogging platform with an emphasis on images. Tumblr is a great tool because it’s free, easy to use and a lot of fun. Many Tumblr sites are dedicated to gathering and sharing images on a particular theme. Lots of individual users use them for social networking, and it is also common for groups and businesses to use them as part of their online identity and for social marketing outreach.

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Using Google Forms and Spreadsheets

Digital Tools | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Using Google Forms and Spreadsheets

Google has a whole host of online document creation tools that are browser based and free to use. You may already be familiar with Google docs for word processing, and if so, you probably know that it can be a powerful tool for collaboration and cloud-based document creation.

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16 Resources for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

PBS LearningMedia | March 14, 2014 | 3 Comments

16 Resources for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

Use this PBS LearningMedia quick picks list of resources to get up to speed on teaching and learning in the 21st century. And if you are headed to the Annual CUE conference in Palm Spring next week check out KQED’s sessions. Our CUE sessions will explore several big ideas in teaching and learning in the 21st century including using social media and media making in education.

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Pop Goes the Zeega, a New Mobile App

Arts | February 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Pop Goes the Zeega, a New Mobile App

The creators of Zeega, an interactive digital storytelling platform on the web, recently launched their new mobile app, Pop! As explained on their website, Pop is about putting two things together. Capture a photo or video and combine it with anything on the web—an animated GIF, a movie clip—whatever comes to mind. To experience a Pop, press and hold down to reveal what’s underneath. Many Pops are funny—the app is perfect for the art of setup and punchline. But Pop can also be used to tell impactful stories.

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How to Create an Interactive Timeline with Timetoast

Digital Tools | January 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

How to Create an Interactive Timeline with Timetoast

Interactive timelines are a great way to create dynamic projects exploring topics that lend themselves to a chronological presentation – topics could include a wide variety of content areas including history, of course, but also cultural and creative trends, personal timelines and more. Here’s a video to show you how to create one using Timetoast.

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How to Create an Interactive Image with Thinglink

Digital Tools | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Create an Interactive Image with Thinglink

Thinglink is an online tool that lets you annotate images with text and media. It’s a simple, easy to use tool that can help you transform a single still image into a rich source of information.

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Turn Your iPad into a Smartboard

ESL Insights | November 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

Turn Your iPad into a Smartboard

Many of us in the ESL world are regularly watching well-to-do schools getting the latest and greatest in smartboard technology while we are left with the computer someone dusted off from the basement. But never fear! If you’ve got a projector, your iPad is going to take you to the next realm in EdTech, and I’d argue that in some ways it’s even more flexible than a smartboard.

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