Learning Technologies

Popular learning technologies and uses in K-12 Education
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General Introduction


Intro. to Educational technologies. Excellent synopsis of broad typologies.http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Educational_technologies
Horizon Report (K-12 Editions). An annual examination of emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in school environments. http://www.nmc.org/publications
Interesting ways series hot.gif (T. Barrett). Explores multiple ways to use a range of popular learning technologies. http://edte.ch/blog/?page_id=424
EdTech Database. http://nhfledtech.wordpress.com/
Handbook on e-Learning. hot.gif(In-depth intro. to uses of popular learning technologies). http://webserver.ignou.ac.in/institute/STRIDE_Hb8_webCD/STRIDE_Hb8_index.html
Hype Cycle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hype_cycle

K. Shrock’s Guide to Everything hot.gif http://www.schrockguide.net/index.html
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. http://www.educatorstechnology.com/
Freetech4teachers: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
Top 100 Tools for Learning (voting each year). http://c4lpt.co.uk/top-100-tools-for-learning-2011/
101 Learning Tools. http://www.slideshare.net/zaid/101-free-learning-tools-presentation
100 Online resources that are transforming education. (2011). http://mashable.com/2011/01/07/online-education-websites/
7 Things you should know about (Educause series).hot.gif http://www.educause.edu/ELI7Things
Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning.hot.gif http://edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/tech-tools
Free educational web tools and apps for educators: http://www.educatorstechnology.com
2Learn. http://www.tools2learn.ca/
ICT Mindtools. http://ictmindtools.net/
Classroom Future-proofing: http://www.schrockguide.net/connecting-your-classroom.html
Technology Resources for Schools (by S. Vesper). http://educationalsoftware.wikispaces.com/
EdTech Resource Database (Reviews) http://nhfledtech.wordpress.com/
Cool tools for schoolshot.gif http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
ICT Magic. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
Technologies being trialled in Victorian schools in Australia. http://www.education.vic.gov.au/researchinnovation/resources/technology.htm
Sample technologies currently being used in schools:
http://projects.coe.uga.edu/ITFoundations/index.php?title=Technology_Integration_in_K-12#Current_and_Widespread_Uses_of_Educational_Technologies
Edublogs awards (includes tools). http://edublogawards.com/

ZaidLearnhot.gif http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com.au/
David Pogue (Technology writer for NY Times): http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/
K. Walsh. Emerging EdTech.hot.gif http://www.emergingedtech.com/ (includes useful ebooks to download)
iLearn http://ilearntechnology.com/
Integrating 21stC Tools into Teaching. http://21ctools.wikispaces.com/
A/Prof. Marg Pegrum's e-Tools: http://e-language.wikispaces.com/e-tools


Intro. to Digital Video (learner-generated)hot.gif


The Director in the Classroom. http://www.thedirectorintheclassroom.com/book4.php(Book in libraryhot.gif)
Video in the Classroom. http://www.needleworkspictures.com/vic/
Click and go video pedagogy. http://www.clickandgovideo.ac.uk/
Stager’s iMovie and Digital Media Resources. http://www.stager.org/imovie/index.html
Digital Video in Education (UK): http://www.dvined.org.uk
Interesting Ways to use a Camera in your classroom. https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_6tv55j7g9
Video Instructor. http://videoinstructor.blogspot.com.au/
Media Commons (US PSU). http://mediacommons.psu.edu/
Filmmaking Lessons(video-based). http://vimeo.com/videoschool/

Sample contests
Screen It!kangaroo.gifhot.gif The national moving image competition for Australian Primary Schools. http://www.acmi.net.au/screenit.htm
California Student Media and Multimedia Festival. http://www.mediafestival.org/
Schooltube.http://www.schooltube.com/contests/
My Future. http://www.myfuture.edu.au/en/Events/News/myfuture%20Video%20Competition.aspx

Digital storytelling

Educational Uses of Digital Storytellinghot.gif http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/index.html
50+ Ways to tell a story.hot.gif http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/50+ways
Centre for Digital Storytelling. http://www.storycenter.org/(includes DS Cookbook:http://www.storycenter.org/books/ )
Jason Ohler's Digital Storytelling site: http://www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/
B. Porter's Digital Stories site.hot.gif http://digitales.us
(e.g. see Porter's papers: http://digitales.us/resources/bjps-books-articles )
Digital Storytelling.hot.gif Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. http://electronicportfolios.com/digistory/index.html
Fraynework.kangaroo.gif Digital Storytelling (commercial but relevant materials / samples for education) http://www.fraynework.com.au/
Australian Centre for the Moving Imagekangaroo.gif (ACMI) http://www.acmi.net.au/

Claymations / Slowmations

(Claymation means animation with clay or plasticine)
Slowmations.hot.gif http://www.slowmation.hot.gif/
Animate Clay. Stop Motion Animator. http://www.animateclay.com/
Teaching Animation. http://www.teachanimation.org
Clay Animation links (portal). http://www.coolclass.ca/claymation_links.html
iCreate. http://icreatetoeducate.com/

Video Editing tools

Creeaza movie editor http://www.creazaeducation.com/
YouTube editors via http://www.youtube.com/create/
Memplai.http://memplai.com/
Cool Tools for schools http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Video+Tools
50+ Tools. http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools


Intro. to Web 2.0 hot.gif


Introduction to Web2 (UK) http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/social-software
The Learning in Networks of Knowledge project: http://www.knowledgenetworklearning.net/tools/
More web2. http://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/
Safe Web 2 in the Classroom. http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/edge.cfm
Web 2 Project ideas. (T. Freedman UK) http://www.ictineducation.org/free-stuff/

Otherwise, see one or more of the following collections:
Web 2 Resources for 21st C Instruction: http://web20guru.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0+Resource/
Judy O’Connell’s Toolkit for Education:http://sites.google.com/site/ptcweb2/toolkita/
Educational Origami:http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/WEB+2.0+Tools/
Shrock’s Educational tools: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/edtools.html/
Cool Web2 Tools for School. http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/

20 web tools to enhance collaboration:
http://ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org/2010/01/05/100‐web‐tools‐to‐enhancecollaboration‐part‐1/
BoxOfTricks:http://www.boxoftricks.net/internetresoucesforeducation/
Top 35 Web2 Tools (from 2010). http://edudemic.com/2010/07/the-35-best-web-2-0-classroom-tools-chosen-by-you/
Nic Peachey’s Top 11 Web2 Tools for Teachers: http://www.scribd.com/doc/19576895/Web‐20‐Tools‐for‐Teachers/
K. Shrock’s Online Tools. http://www.schrockguide.net/online-tools.html
50+ Web 2 Hot Tools. http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools
GoToWeb20. http://blog.go2web20.net/
Classroom 2.0 http://www.classroom20.com/page/649749:Page:52065



Sample Web 2.0 tools


Sample blogging tools
Blogging: Edublogs at http://edublogs.org/ ,
Blogger (owned by Google) http://www.blogger.com/
10 Ways to use Blogs in Teaching. http://edublogs.org/10-ways-to-use-your-edublog-to-teach/
Sample k-12 Class blogs:
http://theedublogger.com/2012/02/28/the-class-blog-list-has-been-updated-is-your-class-blog-on-the-list/

Sample microblogging tools
Microblogging: Twitter at http://twitter.com/
The Ultimate twitter guidebook for Teachers. http://edudemic.com/2010/06/the-ultimate-twitter-guidebook/
Interesting ways to use Twitter in the Classroom. via http://edte.ch/blog/?page_id=424

Widget repositories
Widget Box http://www.widgetbox.com/
Widgipedia http://www.widgipedia.com/

Collaborative Writing
Google Docs at docs.google.com/

Collaborative Presentations
Prezi at http://prezi.com/
Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/
Authorstream: http://www.authorstream.com/

Sample Productivity Cloudware
Zoho. http://www.zoho.com/
Google apps http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/
Listphile (online database & lists tools).http://www.listphile.com/
Socrata (online database tool) http://www.socrata.com/

Sample wiki tools
Wikis: Wikispaces for Teachers at http://www.wikispaces.com/content/for/teachers/ ,
Wetpaint for Educators at http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/
Google sites https://sites.google.com/
Wix (free website builder). http://www.wix.com/

Sample Polls / surveys
Surveymonkey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/ ,
smspoll (SMS on mphone) http://www.smspoll.net/

Sample Audio Sharing & Editing / podcasting
Soundcloud at http://soundcloud.com/
Aviary http://www.aviaryeducation.com/ or
Creeaza audio editor http://www.creazaeducation.com/

Sample Video Sharing & Editing / vodcasting
Creeaza movie editor http://www.creazaeducation.com/
YouTube editors via http://www.youtube.com/create/
Memplai.http://memplai.com/

Sample Communication tools

Voicethread at http://voicethread.com/
VoiceThread in Education:http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/
Tokbox: http://www.tokbox.com/

Sample Social networking tool

Edmodo http://www.edmodo.com/

Sample Videoconferencing tools

Skype at http://education.skype.com/ ,
Google Voice & Video ‘Hangout’: http://www.google.com/tools/dlpage/res/talkvideo/hangouts/ or
Google Talk http://www.google.com/talk/
Gotomeeting (cost) for conducting small group webinars: http://www.gotomeeting.com.au/fec/global/web_conferencing or view:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o555ar8y5TY )

RSS & Aggregator Tools

Netvibes. http://www.netvibes.com/en
Pageflakes. http://www.pageflakes.com/
Scoopit http://www.scoop.it


Intro. to Games-based learning, simulations and role-plays


Introduction. http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Simulation_and_gaming
Games research and resources. http://www.ibritt.com/resources/dc_games.htm

Games resources (portal). http://www.ibritt.com/resources/dc_games.htm#resources
101 Free Edugames (also see Part 2).
http://www.slideshare.net/zaid/101-free-edugames-part-i-presentation
Games in Education. http://www.educationarcade.org/
SimPlay.kangaroo.gif Provides the opportunity to join a role play simulation using a unique software provided by Fablusi P/L. http://www.simplay.net/
Icon Project. An experiential learning program that uses customized Web-based tools to support educational simulations and simulation-based training. Our high school- and university-level programs cast students in the role of decision-makers tasked with trying to resolve contentious political issues of today. http://www.icons.umd.edu/

Sample game making tools

Gamemaker: http://www.yoyogames.com/make
Scratch. http://scratch.mit.edu/
Sodaplay http://sodaplay.com/


Intro to Virtual Worlds


Virtual Worlds: 2nd Life http://secondlife.com/
Quest Atlantis http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/
Jokaydia (2nd Life in Ed) http://www.jokaydiagrid.com/
Education Locations in 2nd Life
http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Second_Life_Education_Wiki#Educational_Locations_in_Second_Life
Atlantis remixed (includes the old Quest Atlantis) http://www.questatlantis.org/
(or http://www.questatlantis.com/ )


Intro. to Mobile learning


Ipad apps for schools:hot.gif http://ipadapps4school.com/
Mobile learning infokit. (JISC infokit). https://mobilelearninginfokit.pbworks.com/
Learning in Hand. http://learninginhand.com/blog/
Google & Ipad Applications http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.html
K. Shrock’s iPad in the Classroom site:hot.gif http://www.schrockguide.net/ipads-in-the-classroom.html
Learning with Laptops. http://www.stager.org/laptops.html
Interesting ways to use iPads, iPod Touches in the Classroom. via http://edte.ch/blog/?page_id=424
iPads for Learning (Voc. Gov. project, Aust.) http://www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/
Apps in Education. http://appsineducation.blogspot.fr/
iPad Academy. http://ipadacademy.com/
Appitic http://appitic.com/


Intro. to Mind Mapping


Mindmapping software blog.hot.gif http://mindmappingsoftwareblog.com/
Wikipedia's List of Concept and Mind Mapping Software: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mind_Mapping_software
K Shrock Concept Mapping http://www.schrockguide.net/concept-mapping.html

CMap. Empowers users to construct, share, navigate and discuss knowledge models represented as concept maps. http://cmap.ihmc.us/download/
Bubbl onlinemmapping.http://bubbl.us/
Mindomo. http://www.mindomo.com/ or http://www.creazaeducation.com/mindomo
Mind42. http://mind42.com/
Mindmeister at http://www.mindmeister.com/



Intro. to Electronic Whiteboards (iWBs)


EdCompass. Place to share resources and ideas for using Interactive Smartboards. http://edcompass.smarttech.com/ec/en-us/ Also try: http://education.smarttech.com/ste/en-us/
Smart. http://smarttech.com/
NB. Smart Notebook sware can be downloaded to computer for 30 days: : http://smarttech.com/us/Support/Browse+Support/Download+Software
Electroboard Training Academy.
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http://www.seeshareshape.com.au/
The Whiteboard Blog. http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/

Intro. to Videoconferencing ('Connected Classrooms')


Alberta Canada Video conference resource site. http://vcalberta.ca/
ViDE Vieoconferencing Cookbook. http://www.vide.net/cookbook/cookbook.en/

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