More Challenges with Wikis: 4 Ways To Move Students from Passive to Active — THE Journal

Posted on April 11, 2011. Filed under: Wikis | Tags: , , , , |

THE Journal suggests More Challenges with Wikis: 4 Ways To Move Students from Passive to Active.

Suggestions for faculty!

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VoiceThread – Make a video, etc. & talk about it

Posted on February 26, 2011. Filed under: Online Software, Tutorials | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Something for faculty:

VoiceThread lets you Group conversations around images, documents, and videos.

“With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.

A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.

Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies.”

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SymbalooEDU Personal Learning Environment

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: Techniques, Web 2.0, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , |

SymbalooEDU is a PLE “Personal Learning Environment”.

SymbalooEDU lets you and your students set up a website full of links relevant to your classwork.

Free for individual instructors.  Forum to see how others are using it.

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Lecturefox: free university lectures

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lecturefox has free university lectures – computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry.

Pick a topic and watch or listen in.

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Top 7 ways to put Twitter to work for you

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Twitter | Tags: , , , , , |

HigherEdMorning has a post on the Top 7 ways to put Twitter to work for you aimed at academics.

See if these will inspire you to tweet!

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Apple’s iTunes U(niversity)

Posted on October 12, 2009. Filed under: Apple, MP3, networking, Online Software, podcasting, presentation, Sound, Video, viewers | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Apple iTunes U “puts the power of the iTunes Store to work for colleges, universities, and other education organizations, so users can easily search, download, and play education content just like they do music, movies, and TV shows.”

This is Apple’s service for faculty to provide content for computers and portable devices.  Something to look into for podcasts and other online video/audio/PDF delivery services for classes.

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TeacherTube – Teach the World

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

TeacherTube has Teacher Videos, Lesson Plan Videos, Student Video Lessons, Online Teacher Made Videos, blogs, photos, NASA’s AresTV channel, and more.

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Web 2.0 Teaching Tools

Posted on June 19, 2009. Filed under: Web 2.0 | Tags: , , , |

Web 2.0 Teaching Tools is blog about tools that utilize the latest in web services and techniques for education.

Aimed at college/university faculty.

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Top 50 iPhone Apps for Educators (and students!)

Posted on June 19, 2009. Filed under: Phones | Tags: , , , , , |

The Online Education Database presents a list of Top 50 iPhone Apps for Educators, many of which could also be useful to students.

Lots of scheduling, countdowns to due dates, organizers, spellchecking, calculators, WordPress blogging, Facebook, teaching tools, and even a few brain-stimulating games.

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Best academic discounts for students, faculty & staff

Posted on April 10, 2008. Filed under: Buying, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Windows Secrets had instructions on how to get Microsoft Windows software at an academic discount for students, faculty & staff.  Requirements on what they want differ from vendor to vendor.  This article was dated April 12, 2007 so check current prices starting with these sites, and then perhaps elsewhere.

Where to shop for academic discounts

“Using your favorite search engine, you should have no difficulty finding software retailers that offer academic discounts. The ones I’ve found that have the best prices and selection are, in alphabetical order:”

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