What’s New in Web 2.0–Randy Rodgers

February 4, 2009

Randy Rodgers
Dwight Goodwin

Remember the Milk:
task organizer. iPhone/iTouch app and webpage. High school student as a tool to organize themselves.

Evernote
Notetaking tool. Webpages, Photos, Type notes, audio notes. Webpage and iTouch/iPhone sync. Also downloadable app for Mac and PC.
WE USE THIS WITH A SINGLE LOG-IN FOR TECH DEPT.

Drop.io
Way to share files with anyone you want via the internet. Web, email, phone, fax and more. Aides in file too large for email attachment

Remobo
Create private network between invided computers. Alternative to Go2MyPC, but free. Remote control, private file sharing, creae a rivate network, run any app.

Mindmeister
Mind mapping tool. Collaborative mind mapping tool.

myWebspiration
same company as Inspiration. Webbased.

Diigo
On-line bookmarking. similar to Delicous. Randy has switch since NECC last year. Can create good by school, dept, etc. Can import Delicous bookmarks. Can also annotate webpages.
I BOUNCE BETWEEN DIIGO. ALSO GREAT FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUPS.

MeBeam.com
video conference room. multi-location video conference. cannot share desktop. simply video conference and simple tool. teacher afraid of tech at Birdville enjoy.

Viddler
video hosting site.

Selfcast
Similar to uStream. can create a custom channel. powerful medium.

Mogulus
similar to uStream. multiple camera can be used. a bit more advanced. great for high school use of news broadcast, etc.

Qik
live stream via cell phone.

Now switching to Dwight, Google king.

Google Custom Search Enginge.
Built own custom search engine.
Only searches website you deem as safe.
No ads in the search, for non-profits

Google Doc
Presentation, Spreadsheet, Word Document. Survey.
Survey is like free version of Survey Monkey.
I AM IN THE PROCESS OF IMPORTING ALL MY DOCS TO GOOGLE DOCS. PORTABLE AND SHAREABLE

Google Sites
Wiki. Good for classroom use.

Google Picasa
If making Photo Story, use Photo Story
Uploading photo, this is a great app. Able to tag photo, can make movie. Post to site. Can open of limit who can view.

Google Image Search

Google Knol
Wikipedia by Google. Wikipedia still better resource. Knol still being developed. This good be incentive for students to publish.

Google Video Conferencing
Better quality than previous version of Skype. Has not tried 5.0 version. Less features, but better quality.

Google Texting
Text message from Google account. Send a text from Gmail account to cell phone.

Google News
news archive search. some cost but you can get 1960s NY Times for $3.  Similar to microfish. Can scroll through news paper.

Google Book search
Can put in line from book. Locates the book. If past copyright, you get the entire book.

Back to Randy
posterous
blog by email. publish post automatically. photo, links embedded.
when you get a comment, your email gets a comment

Yammer
Twitter type application. Can create group based upon email addresses. If someone creates account with email address, they automatically become part of group.

Bookglutton
Create a conversation on a book. You can upload your own material if you have an online book.  Some books that are already in school curriculum.

The Broth
Create artwork collaboratively.

Snapily.com
photo site. DID NOT GET TO WRITE DOWN INFO, BUT GREAT CROWD RESPONSE.

Pixelpipe
Instant sharing of images to multiple accounts. Twitter, etc.

Sliderocket
Enhance presenations. Things PPT can not do.

VerbaLearn
–SAT work practices

Forvo
–ability to hear words in the native tongue of language across the globe.

Cloudo
–cloud computing.  vitual desktop. a must if you are tyring to stay ahead of the curve.

Popfly
–programming languages, mash-ups, games

Tikatok
–children book publishing site. can create their own book, illustrations, etc.

Flogram
–presentation combining text, images, PPT, audio,etc

OUTSTANDING PRESENTATION AS ALWYAS. LOTS TO REVIEW AFTER THE CONFERENCE. OR MAYBE ONCE I FINISH MY PRESENATION FOR TOMORROW.


Designing and Teaching Online Course

February 4, 2009

What is “Online Learning”
–uses technology, typically by way of Internet
–some cases, no live teacher

How many Online Students
–Sloan Consortium says 1 million K-12
–4 million college students took at least one on-line course in 2008

MIT, Open Courseware Consortium, started in 2001
Abilene Christian U, iPhones

21st century learning environment blend physical and digital infrastructures to seamlessly support learning.

SCORM
-Sharable Content Object Reference Model
-collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning
–Originally developed by US DOD, standard by which most online courses follow

CMS
-Content Management System
Examples include: web hosting company software, WordPress, Joomla

Creating Your Own Website
–insert your course into existing virtual school structure
–can also go your own direction, using your own website

Learning management System
–software for delivering, tracking, and managing training.
–Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle
WE USE EDLINE

Overview of Kilgore’s admin view of Moodle course
–view when students access and their use of site

Exams
–students can log-in and take exams
–can restrict time students can log-in
I AM USING QUIA TO DO THIS SAME TASK WHILE I AM AWAY AT TCEA CONFERENCE
–Can review the time each students took to complete the exam, review if students rushed through exam
–Randomize questions and answer options each time exam is taken

Course Design
-eLearnig Authoring Tool
–Adobe Learnign Suite
CouseLab
–Joomla
–Lectora

CourseLab
–Russian site; however, good use of English
–Free, but templates limited
–Add-ons, but cost money
–Building questions and resoruces within page

SitePal
–online virtual talking head
–animated with audio

Discover Education
–able to download videos useful to individual courses
ALSO HAS THE ABILITY TO CREATE QUIZZES DIRECTLY IN DISCOVERY WEBSITE DIRECTLY

Moodle
–entire course contained within CMS
–PowerPoint lecture

Kilgore’s references

Linroy Kilgore, John Paul II Houston

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