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Roundtable: EdTech Utility Belt

Page history last edited by James McConville 12 years, 3 months ago

 

Thanks to everyone for all of your suggestions and feedback during the EdTech Utility Belt session.  Here are links to the WiiHacked Smartboard Project as well as the amalgamated feedback from groups on the tools/techniques explored and discussed during the workshop.

 

Cheers,

-Grant-

 

For more info on building IR pens for the board - or to buy a very affordable premade pen - see www.wiiteachers.com ( Thanks to Clint Lalonde for the URL tip )

 

 
 

Aggregation

 

What

Google Reader

Bloglines

 

Why

  • Collect personal information
  • Collect information from communities
  • Ability to synthesize information in one place, saves time

 

 

Blogging and Microblogging

 

What

  • Twitter (microblogging)
  • Wordpress (blogging platform)

Why

  • Make notes on topic on the fly with microblogs
  • Connect with people online through ideas

 

  

Bookmarking:

 

What

  • Delicious
  • Google Scholar

 

Why

  • Allows you to share resources with others, tag them (see other's tags) & access from anywhere 
  • Bookmark from anywhere
  • Sharing resources
  • Tagging bookmarks - bookmark resources around an event like etugfall08

 

Calendars:

 

What

  • Plaxo

 

Why?

  • Synchronize all your calendars (including Moodle calendars), collaboratory calendar

 

Format Conversion

 

What

 

Why

  • Convert file formats to other file formats

 

Desktop Sharing

  • Elluminate
  • Adobe Connect
  • DimDim

 

Learning Content Editing/Authoring (XML / HTML / XHTML )

 

What

Dreamweaver

eXe

 

Graphics Editing

 

Photoshop

Picassa - simple editing and easy upload to the Google photos site.

FastStone Image Editor

 

Mapping / Geogtagging

 

-none-

 

Mindmaps / ConceptMaps

 

Desktop programs:

- Inspiration

- Kidspiration

 

Online mindmaps

Mindomo

Mindmeister

 

 

Media Players

 

Windows Media Player

VLC

 

Mobile Apps (PDA and cellphone apps)

 

-none-

 

Presentations

 

What

 

Why

  • To collaborate on documents online in real-time with others

 

Screencasting

 

-none-

 

Virtual Environments

 

-none-

 

Webcasting/Webconferencing/VOIP (Voice over IP)

 

Skype

Elluminate

 

 

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