VirtualMV/Digital Learning Technologies/Cloud tools/2013Activity

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Tools Explored in 2013

Tool Name Your Name Tool Link What does it do? How can it be used for learning or in education? 2 example links
Wallwisher (padlet) Joyce It's a shared virtual post-it board A class can share ideas asynchronously or use it for a brainstorming session What's great about the PLE Conference? 105 Classroom Ideas Wallwisher
Dropbox Lee Gaylor [1] Dropbox is a storage and file-sharing utility. It can be used to store and share student's and/or teacher's work in a convenient, easy, flexible manner. [2] [3]
Adobe Connect Raj Jadeja Fully host, present, and collaborate on virtually any mobile device - including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry PlayBook The transformation of mobile use from simple mobile participation to purpose-driven ad-hoc use, e.g. setting up meetings from the field. EIT Online Gartner
Google Docs/Drive Prashin Poovelil It is a cloud based tool where you can create, store and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations and online forms individually or collaboratively. Cloud based tool where one can work collaboratively with others or individually on wordprocessed or spreadsheet documents as well as visual presentations, with data appearing to all users real time. Allowing students to share thoughts and work to thier peers, submitt assignments real time, and recieve grades as a common spread sheet. will also keep thier work secure, as it is not based on a personal harddisk, which is more prone to crash than the google server. 1.HOW TO USE 2.GOOGLE DRIVE/DOCS AS LEARNING
Google Search Raymond Ross Is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. Most used search engine on World Wide Web. Used in education and can benefit teachers by ordering results returned by most important to least important, this is less time consuming and teacher can find things alot faster Safesearch for Schools

ways to use google search by degree of difficulty

Slideshare Hamish Mills Slideshare is a cloud based application and is one of the largest communities for sharing presentations on the Internet, with an estimated 60 million visits per month (one of those is me!) and 130 million page views. Slideshare allows documents, powerpoint presentations, PDF's, Video's and Webinars to be uploaded and viewed. Slideshare is a user friendly, vibrant, educational and interactive website. Recently Slideshare was voted among the top 10 tools for education and elearning. Slideshare is an educational a elearning application that can be utilised by students, lecturers and researchers alike, even the Whitehouse in the US signed up to be able to use Slideshare information. Technology and Mobile Learning

2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies

Edmodo Marco Maiorana Edmodo is a cloud based LMS (Learning Management System) that is beginning to be introduced in New Zealand Secondary Schools It is a cloud based application that allows the establishment of digital classrooms in a safe environment (not public). Permissions can be set to allow specified content to be made public. It can include parents and other teachers as co-teachers. Learning takes the form of posts, assignments, quizzes, RSS feeds, Webinars and the creation of and access to libraries. It also allows classes to connect with global Edmodo communities. Review by Nottingham High School UK

Blog post by Keith Rispin, West Vancouver

Youtube Eric LIU http://www, A video sharing site where user can upload, view and share videos. A wide range of videos with educational value are available on YouTube. YouTube, now owned by Google, provides an easy to use interface, a robust connection, and the largest collection of videos on the Internet. These videos are delivered in a streaming Flash format which efficiently uses bandwidth as the trade off of image quality. Viewing in the default image windows, the quality is acceptable. Google scholar

Youtube education

LinkedIn Anisur A professional social networking service. LinkedIn is becoming a sort of modern day business card. More specifically on the learning front, it allows users to join groups where they can share ideas (becomes an accumulation of ideas and knowledge) - it also has connectivity option with your Twitter account. How to use LinkedIn Connecting to others
Kahn Academy Alice Mooney With a library of over 3000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics,finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, the Kahn Academy is a non-profit organisation on a mission to provide free educational content to anyone, anywhere in the world. Simple access via a legitimate email account allows access to the educational videos. Long division? Statistics e.g.
Wikipedia Amie Mitchell Wikipedia is a crowd sourced encyclopaedia. It is the biggest multi-national free content encyclopaedia in the world. Wikipedia can be used in education as a way to introduce students to a topic. Wikipedia offers a great starting point to allow users/students to learn the basics of a topic so they can explore the references or other websites to learn more detailed information. Tutors can also use Wiki's as an aid to their teaching. VirtualMV Wiki WikiEducator
Vimeo Teriwa Graham Vimeo is a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make. Vimeo is a Cloud based tool where one can work collaboratively with others or individually and Vimeo is great for showcasing creative projects, professional work and more. Can access Vimeo via smart devices and while your on the go. Very useful when trying to access videos etc in the event of not physically in class-instead tutor can vimeo and you can have access instantly. [4] [5]
Moodle Ben Carroll Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company. [6] [7]
Workflow Max Sam Murdoch Workflow Max is a Saas company founded in New Zealand. Essentially it is an online time tracking tool - mostly used for businesses tracking the specific amount of time spent on each job or task. Workflow Max can be used for learning or in education in a number of different ways. The most obvious would be to track to amount of time spent on each "class subject" and the amount of time to complete the required tasks. If all students were tracked, this would provide valuable information to the teachers and co-coordinators on how much time is actually needed per task. [8] [9]
Wordle Tina Blumenthal

Wordle is a Web 2.0 application used to produce a visual representation of text content. The more frequently used words are effectively highlighted by occupying more prominence through font size, colour and layout in the representation.

Wordle for education is a versatile learning tool used to visually introduce or summarise a topic for class discussion, these are created by text entry, blogs, RSS feeds, Wikipedia or documents. A reflective journal of activity or experience can be visually represented. Comparisons of two blogs from the same category can be contrasted, analysed or debated in class discussion. Wordle as a Web 2.0 application is a tool which is easy to use, inspires a sense of creativity, interactivity and engagement in learners.
Wordle in the Classroom Wordle in my Teaching
Twitter Gabrielle Kupa text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets". for educational content and ideas. It is ideal for making the public aware of Open Educational content and building up powerful |networks with organisations and groups. [[10]] [[11]]

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