Why would I buy my child a tablet device for school?
16 hours ago
WHAT IS IT?
HOW COULD I USE IT?
Free online hosting service for short video clips
Source reference material
Repository for your videos.
Online storage for files that you can allow others to share.Dropbox creates a folder on your computer that automatically updates via the web.
Repository for collaborative documents, course notes, images, readings etc.
As above – slightly more complicated to use thandropbox as you have to go to the website.
Interactive Webpages – allows for collaborative input & discussion
People are using this to build whole courses!
Free internet phone calls
Limited conference calls – video calls – bring guest speakers into the classroom from anywhere
CREATIVITY & PRODUCTIVITY
Digital stickies used for marking up Acrobat docs
Highlighting and adding addendum to Adobe Acrobat documents
Interactive tool for compiling stories by gathering information in the public space on the internet
Builds great material on anything that is online in the public domain – eg Politics, Construction Management, Scientific research; Fashion!
A website that allows you to create interactive digital images & embed them on other sites.
You’ll `get’ this immediately!
Create lovely visual aids for your case-studies, topic outlines, projects.
Digital image creation
Purely beautiful creative images! Visual Journaling
Web space for collating things that you find on the internet.
Topic research, Discussion starters,
e-publisher for creating books to viewed on iPad
Dress up your notes! Add Video, Audio, Graphics, questionnaires etc.
Update current course notes.
Social networking page – you can keep it private or open it up.
Material is threaded on a timeline, rather than by category
Can be difficult to manage for course interaction, however is good for marketing & promotions.
Like a personal set of webpages that you can create for a number of purposes. Features communities’, `hangouts’ & the ability to set up discussions and categories.
Create a `community’ around the topic you are delivering.
More social than Wikispaces, more organised than Facebook.
This definitely comes from the world of the `me’ generation!
Used as a tool to scan for information on any topic, or to carry large informal discussions on a topic. Used by self-promoters who like to do the `Look at Me, Look at Me!’ thing.
Social networking for professionals
Has many interest groups that you could suggest students join to extend professional knowledge.
A website that allows you to put out an open invitation to like-minded people to set up f2f meetings.
It is public, so I am not sure what controls there are on who sees the information there.
Fairly new resource – use to set up meetings for course activities such as a city walk to view construction project.