We’ve experienced out first day challenge sharing what we have learned to do on our iPads. Now that you have started doing your studios and challenges, what else are you learning about using your devices? What do you feel like you want to learn? Share a newly discovered tip or technique in this challenge. Share an image from the device or a photo of it in action (you should know how to save a screenshot of your device).
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What are some single purposed apps or web sites you use frequently for entertainment or personal uses (let’s skip the popular things like Facebook and email)? Pick and app and design some kind of activity you might use that might have an educational use. In your response, include the way you normally use the app, and then detail what it might offer in an educational context. The example shown here might be an assignment to find representations of certain kinds… Read more »
Storify is likely the most versatile tool to collect disparate web content that you can weave in a stand alone collection. You can easily log into storify with your twitter login. The storify process includes using the tools on the right to find content from many social media services, or directly if you know the URL of the item you wish include. Once added to the vertical timeline on the left, you can re-arrange the order, and you can add… Read more »
If your students are tagging things in different social media services, you might want to give Tagboard a try. It can collect responses by tag from within Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Vine, Instagram, and Google+, and it generates a Pinterest style visual display. You can sign in and create an account by using either your twitter, Instagram, or Facebook account. A free account allows you to create just one tagboard, so choose your tag wisely! By editing the settings, your Tagboard… Read more »
If you would like to set up a display for a public place that continuously animates the activity of a twitter hashtag, try Visible Tweets. For example you might use it: As an opening activity before or at the start of class. It might be a way to start discussion about the activity. Set up on a monitor or TV screen in a public area such as a student cafe or community. Often it is used at a conference or… Read more »
Simply adding mobile or technology to a course does not make it student-centred. The D-School approach is one way to begin rethinking your course activities by getting you to “think big” and then ask why and how to implement your idea. Use the courses design templates (in English) (en Español)– these links will allow you to save a copy onto your Google Doc drive or use a visual tool to redesign your entire course. Consider both in class and out… Read more »
Concept mapping is an alternate approach to course planning. Use the examples to help you rethink your course this way and choose one way to map out your course. Use a venn diagram approach to map out your in-class and out of class activities. You can do this on paper and take a photo to share, use the template provided https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By6nP-hAix_JNGkwOGlMaXlTc00/view?usp=sharing , or create your own using an app like BaiBoard. Here is a venn diagram example of rethinking… Read more »