Check back daily beginning December 12 to see free tools linked to the countdown calendar that you can use for teaching and learning. If you want assistance implementing any of these tools, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Click the gift to see the tool. Images Designed by Freepik
Recommended by Jennifer Culver, Instructional Tech Specialist: Tricider: This tool easily allows students to discuss, not just post, as students can debate pros and cons of ideas, not just make a comment. If you would like assistance using this tool, contact email@example.com Example: What is the role of Modern Day Chivalry?
Recommended by Jennifer Culver, Instructional Tech Specialist: Thinglink: Thinglink provides a way for users to annotate a variety of media. If you want assistance implementing any this tool, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional Communications Example
Recommended by Richard Massey, Instructional Media Specialist: Favorite camera blog: http://www.diyphotography.net Its a great resource for learning about creative image techniques that you can often perform with tools you already have.
Recommended by Jennifer Culver, Instructional Tech Specialist: Dot Storming Dot storming lets students have multiple votes on an idea, add ideas, and chat. If you would like assistance using this tool, contact email@example.com
Recommended by Richard Massey, Instructional Media Specialist: Start screen recording right now with Screencastomatic.com: http://screencast-o-matic.com/home View Tutorials: http://help.screencast-o-matic.com/
Recommended by Bryan Hauf, Instructional Tech Specialist: This site is a bit K-12, but I love the resources and always find some good tools that are applicable to HE: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
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Virtual reality, or VR, is here. Google Cardboard makes virtual reality accessible and Google Expeditions has made virtual reality focused on using it to engage learners. See how a doctor used Cardboard to save a baby’s life. Get your own Google Cardboard now, or build your own. See also: Doctors’ training revolutionized by cardboard, smartphones […]
Image from http://langwitches.org/blog/2015/11/15/10-tips-to-get-started-with-sketchnoting-workshop/ Research has shown that drawing your notes, even doodling can help you learn and remember information. Sketchnoting or Visual Note-Taking is one way to do this. A mobile app to try with sketch noting is Paper by FiftyThree. No artistic skills are needed. See also: The Pen is Mightier Than the Keyboard Show […]
Smart wearables can be found in many places. There are wearables that can be found and are engineered for the healthcare industry. The can be used for learning as well. There are smart watches, sleep in headphones, pet trackers, event smart clothing. Check out some of these devices: Athena Personal Security Medical Record Necklace ReSound […]