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"Deer Me" - Weird!!! - I hope the ONION does not mean I need to learn all this new lingo too.... :)

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ORIGINAL & Complete Website where comic strip was found: accountingprofessor.wordpress.com

The attached document contains ONLY the Comic....


Teachers: How many of you find this absolutely ANNOYING... ::)

Students (Graduate Students included):  Is this YOU!!!!   ;D

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iclicker go: www1.iclicker.com

This website provides a brief video on how students can use their iphones or a tablets as an iclicker.  The advantage for students is that they would not be required to purchase an iclicker, and would only be required to pay the fee for the software; which is pretty cheap:  4yrs for only $31.99 or on the other end, $9.99 for 6months (and a free 60 day trial)...not bad.

Those who have never used Student Response Systems in the classroom, this website will also fill you in on how to use this particular Student Response System (iclicker) in the classroom and its benefits.  However, regardless of if you choose this Student Response System or another, the information is still very useful. 

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General Links / Basecamp - Project Management Tool (COOL)
« on: May 06, 2014, 05:16:19 AM »
Basecamp: https://basecamp.comhttps://basecamp.com


Basecamp is a project management tool that was not specifically created for educational purposes, and based on the website, is used more by large corporations and businesses.  However, there are many beneficial ways that this tool could be used in the classroom as well; especially when trying to decide on how to organize two large classes, on different sides of the world, to take classes together in real-time.....  :-\


The website is easy to navigate and provides all the information you need to know in short video clips or photo slides so Check It Out!!!

Especially the Quick Link:  "Check out some of the things people made with Basecamp's help" - I was shocked!!



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Basecamp: https://basecamp.comhttps://basecamp.com


Basecamp is a project management tool that was not specifically created for educational purposes, and based on the website, is used more by large corporations and businesses.  However, there are many beneficial ways that this tool could be used in the classroom as well; especially when trying to decide on how to organize two large classes, on different sides of the world, to take classes together in real-time.....  :-\


The website is easy to navigate and provides all the information you need to know in short video clips or photo slides so Check It Out!!!

Especially the Quick Link:  "Check out some of the things people made with Basecamp's help" - I was shocked!!










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Funny or Cool Stuff / Re: wifi jokes
« on: May 06, 2014, 03:38:31 AM »
I LOVE and definitely agree with the second joke...."Men are like Bluetooth and women are like Wifi"...So true...This would be a fun warm-up activity or icebreaker in any class, but especially in CMC class.

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A Critical Review of Digital Storytelling

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General Links / Sliderocket-Create and share online presentations
« on: April 01, 2014, 04:00:03 AM »
Sliderocket - Create and share online presentations

Sliderocket
www.sliderocket.com


   This website provides the software needed to create and share online presentations. Although the website is meant to improve “business communication," it can also be used successfully to improve teacher/student communication, not only in the classroom, but outside of the classroom as well.  This website provides the means for teachers and students, from all around the world, to communicate and share ideas.

   New presentations can be created on the website and completed presentations can be uploaded to the website.  PPt and Google presentations can be uploaded either as “editables” or “images” and both can easily be shared.  The difference between the two, importing as editable or importing as images, is that editable imports allows access to all the features of sliderocket, whereas importing as images does not.  Below is a screenshot of some of the many features available when importing as editable.    [see attachment]

   Regardless of if the presentation is created using the website or uploaded from a different source, all presentations are updated automatically and information can be shared in real-time, using sources from the internet. All presentations are accessible online and offline, twenty-four hours a day, making sharing easy and convenient.

   Another useful tool for teachers and researchers is the ability to track the number of views each presentation has received and what each participant did as a result (added or deleted material, and/or edited grammar, word choice or overall presentation of the material).  This provides the creators of the presentation, either teachers or students, a way to assess whether or not their project is successful.
A quote from the contributors:

“With a full set of professional design tools SlideRocket helps you create breathtaking presentations that will wow your audience. Combine themes and layouts, shapes, charts, tables, pictures, audio, HD video, and Flash to tell your story without compromise.  SlideRocket goes way beyond its desktop counterparts and offers you the power of the Internet. Easily integrate content from free public web resources like Flickr or YouTube and utilize plug-ins from Yahoo! and Twitter to extend functionality and quickly add pre-formatted content to your slides.”

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Blubbr - Create interactive quizzes using Youtube videos
 
www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/01/blubbr-create-interactive

       Blubbr for teachers is a free website where teachers can create interactive quizzes, trivia games, reviews, and other activities based on youtube videos.  Students watch a video and answer multiple choice questions at the end of the clip.  Videos can be searched by topic, the same way videos are found using the Youtube website.  Teachers search by topic and then choose from a list of videos.  Once the video has been chosen it can be cut down to the preferred length, or “clipped”.  Then the teacher writes out the question and answer choices for each clip.
   Using Youtube videos, a technology that students are familiar with and use on a daily basis, for educational purposes, is a great way to improve student’s motivation and interest in the class.  Not only are the students benefited, but teachers as well, who become more dynamic and resourceful in their teaching. 

A quote from the site on APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION: 
   “I think of Blubbr as being like TEDEd but with short video clips. In that regard, creating a quiz on Blubbr could be a good way to develop review materials for your students. Students can take quizzes on Blubbr without signing into the service.”

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General Links / Teacher Portfolios
« on: March 31, 2014, 11:18:29 PM »
 Portfoliogen:  A website for teachers and students that provides the necessary resources to create a Portfolio Website. 

Erin Seinya Lamboi
EIL 587 - CMC


PortfolioGen:  Customized Portfolio Website

http://www.portfoliogen.com/
                          

   Portfoligen provides teachers with the necessary resources to create their own Portfolio Website.  The standard package is free and includes a personal URL which can be used to upload CV’s, photos, lesson plans, transcripts, evaluations, recommendations, teaching philosophies, certificates, videos, and links to other websites; such as the classroom website.  The option to allow visitor and/or student access is also available.  The premium package is $3.99 a month or $24.99 a year and allows for more document and photo uploads than the standard package and also allows for more customization or personalizing of the design and layout.    
   Websites created using Portfoliogen have come from all areas of the world; created by teachers both nationally and internationally.  Teachers and students are able to communicate with others from around the world; receiving feedback and sharing materials.   Using portfoliogen to create a website not only provides teachers with new job opportunities, but also provides a way for teachers and students to interact and share new ideas and alternative ways to teach similar material.   
   Another feature for teachers, who feel that they understand how to use the resources provided in Portfoliogen well enough to explain them to students, can also use the “PORTFOLIOGEN CLASSROOM” link; where students can create their own websites. “Teachers using the Portfoliogen Classroom service can create their own webpage allowing their students to register and create their own portfolio websites.  Collaboration between teacher and student is easy with administrative visibility to view students portfolios.”  This website offers teachers and students the opportunity to create their own original websites, distinguishing this website from others, which are either teacher or student focused, rather than both.
   A sample teacher portfolio website is provided to use as a guide, making this a valuable resource for those teachers who are new to technology and do not realize how easy it actually is to create their own working website.  For those teachers who are already familiar with creating websites, this website offers a new prospective on how to use a website, one that includes using a website to present personal skills and achievements.
   Below is a screenshot of a teacher’s (Megan Bishop) portfolio website that is used as an example and guide for new users and is accessible on the first page of the Portfoliogen website. [Download the attached document to view the example]





















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