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Videos

These are some videos posted by my PIDP 3240 class

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TED 3d Printing

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How not to Network

The Digestive System: Crash Course

Web Search Strategies

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How to Use Technology in Education (21st century education)

Technology in the Classroom: Digital Media

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Pronouncing Pecha Kucha

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Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver – Ernesto Gomez

Virtual Career Fair

Immune Attack Trailer

LinkedIn Tutorial 2014 – Introduction / What is LinkedIn?

Schoology Tutorial

Quick Overview of Blackboard

The Jing project- a free screen capture program.

Educational Uses of Second Life

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SMART Boards Why are they so easy to use?

SMART BOARD IN HIGHER EDUCATION

5 Ways to Use Powtoon in the Classroom

Powtoon! in the Classroom

Using Blogs as Instructional Strategies

Speed Grader – Instructure Canvas Feature Highlight

How to make a jeopardy game in powerpoint!

Using the iPad to Take Notes

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Nancy Duarte talks at TEDx East

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SlideRocket Demo Video

Adam Bellow’s Educational Tech Commandments

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Leap Motion With Windows

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TED – What we are Learning from Online Education

TED – Let’s use Video to Reinvent Education

TED – The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

Using Student Mobiles as Voting Devices with Turning Technologies RepsonseWare

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Elmo P10 Document Camera Tutorial

Get to know your smartboard – SMART tutorials for teachers

Dealing Fairly with Copyright-Protected Works of Others

What is Fair Dealing? A Copyright Lecture with Alan Kilpatrick

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TED – How YouTube thinks about copyright

YouTube Copyright Basics (Global)

Turnitin – Introductory Video

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Our Future with Bill C-11

Elizabeth May: Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11)

TED – A free digital library

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Jay O’Callahan: The Power of Storytelling

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Salman Khan Describes Future Classrooms with Blended Learning

The Basics of Blended Learning

Blended Learning in Plain English

Blended Learning and Technology Integration

Seth Godin on Education Reform

TED – Your body language shapes who you are

How to use YouTube annotations

TED – Your brain on video games

Information Literacy: Not All Information is Created Equally!

E-learning: How to deliver an engaging Virtual Classroom presentation

Using Skype in the Classroom

Video Conferencing in the Classroom of the Future

What is Web 2.0? What is Social Media? What comes next??

TED – 3 rules to spark learning

TED – Deb Roy: The birth of a word

Top ten tips for using technology in the classroom

How is Technology Transforming Education? Sir Ken Robinson

TED – How social media can make history

The Brain: No Limits Mind Mapping and Information Management

Douglas Thomas on Video Game Learning: Interacting With Media

Cloud Computing for Education

TED – The Gaming of Educational Transformation

Digital World: Teachers Today

The Future of Digital Learning

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

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Facebook and Higher Edcuation

Social networking sites have become a major part of young people’s lives.  Many professors are angered when students will check their Facebook feeds while attending class while others are embracing the technology and incorporating it into their teaching.  They posit that the interactive nature of Facebook allows students to collaborate and share information.  While many studies have done on the effectiveness of using Facebook in education, the conclusions vary.

In his 2009 paper Neil Selwyn found that students use Facebook to:

(1) recounting and reflecting on the university experience

(2) exchange of practical information

(3) exchange of academic information

(4) displays of supplication and/or disengagement

(5) ‘banter’ (i.e. exchanges of humour and nonsense) (Selwyn, N. 2009. p.161)

He found that students saw Facebook as being part of ‘their’ internet and resented its appropriation by the hierarchal university and suggested that his data showed that Facebook as a “backstage space” that augmented their university education.

One way that Facebook has found to be effective is when it uses Facebook pages to form online study groups.  An example of this is the School of Instructor Education Facebook page allows students to share information that they have found on the internet.  This allows students to access a portal that has much relevant information to their studies rather than tedious searches through a search engine.

Dr. Nisha Malhotra at the University of British Columbia uses Facebook groups to answer student questions, post relevant articles and engender online discussions.  Dr Leah Donlan in her 2012 paper concludes that students are happy using Facebook for academic purposes when it is on their terms as they wish to keep their private and academic lives separate.  This suggests to me that any teacher that wishes to use Facebook in their courses might want to have the students collaborate in designing and defining the Facebook group and how it is to be used.

The use of Facebook and other social media in a formal institutional environment is still in its infancy and much study still needs to be done to assess their effectiveness.  Searching the anecdotal information available one finds many successes and failures, but we have to realize that Facebook is a vital part of student’s lives and it is where they spend much of their time.  As Susan Erdman writes “Perhaps the bruising immediacy and startling intimacy of Facebook will indeed offer a way out of the ritualized

Donlan, L. (2012). Exploring the views of students on the use of Facebook in university teaching and learning. Journal of Further and Higher Education, (ahead-of-print), 1-17.

Erdmann, S. (2013). Facebook Goes to College; Recent Research on Educational Uses of Social Networks. Nordic Journal of Modern Language Methodology2(1).

Selwyn, Neil. “Faceworking: exploring students’ education‐related use of Facebook.” Learning, Media and Technology 34.2 (2009): 157-174.

Selwyn, N. (2012). Social media in higher education. The Europa World of Learning 2012.

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Web 2.0 Tools

These were posted in the Discussion Forum for my PIDP 3240 course with a brief description from each posting

Animoto – “Animoto can be used to make a video slideshow from your images. There is a free “lite” account or more advanced paid options. by Shelley Weisser

Babbel – “Is a great tool for those studying language but a word of caution sometimes the translation is not always perfectly aligned with the context. ” by Stephanie Smith

Blabberize – “Blabberize is a free web 2.0 tool that allows you to quickly create a talking photo; it takes images and allows them to speak.” by Nicoletter Brewster

Blendspace – “Anyone who signs up for a subscription account can create a “canvas” and pull in other materials–from videos to URLs to plain old text. They can annotate the pieces, then share their collection with either students or teachers.” by Vara Hagreen

Bubble.us – “Bubbl.us is a free application to brainstorm online.  It is marketed as a brainstorming made simple and that is exactly what it is.” by Talisa Ramos

Chalkup – “Students and teachers depend on Chalkup every day to collaborate and stay engaged with their classes.”  by David Maidman

Conceptboard – “Conceptboard provides an easy online whiteboard application for presentations and group work.” by Vara Hagreen

Crocdoc – “Crocodoc converts Microsoft documents and PDFdocuments to HTML5 so your users view them right on your web app.” by Talisa Ramos

Confluence – “Confluence is a wiki tool, similar to the format of Wikipedia, which uses its own set of code to allow users to create web spaces for communication and collaboration. Within a wiki space a user can upload files for others to see and create discussions through commenting and blogging.” by Daniel Brenner

Doodle – “Doodle is an web tool to help you schedule meetings. It is fast and very easy to use. ” by Joe Kelley

Dropbox – “Dropbox is a cloud-based application that lets you easily store and share files with others.” by Joe Kelley

Drop.io – “This allows you to store and share digital files which is a great device for sharing presentations and saving student work.” by Amber Donovan

Easybib – “If you type in a sentence, it will search either in Websites, books, newspaper, and many more other, and give you the original source.” by Kevin Ma

Edmodo – “Edmodo is a free, secure “social learning platform” website for teachers and students.” by Nicolette Brewster

Evernote – “This has been created for the note taker!  It has been described as the digital filing cabinet and can also be used as a journal or task manager. ” by Stephanie Smith

Ezvid – “It is free, supports all Windows platforms (including XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8), and can make a slideshow or video in less than 3 minutes.” by Vara Hagreen

Flipboard – “Flipboard is a great tool for collecting and sharing news from a variety of sources.” by Shelley Weisser

Glogster – “This is a great site to share images and posters with students, friends and family.” by Talisa Ramos

GoogleDocs – ” This Web 2.0 Tool allows you to create documents online, including spreadsheets.  Any document that is saved in your account can be accessed anytime and anywhere giving you the ability to have ease of mind when dealing with saved documents.” by Amber Donovan

Grammarbase – “GrammarBase checks all grammar errors and I would find this very helpful when creating curriculum documents!” by Amber Donovan

Livebinders – “Livebinders allows you to store websites, pdfs, word documents, and images in a convenient digital binder that is stored online. ” by Vara Hagreen

Meograph – “Meograph helps easily create, watch and share interactive stories. You can make the interactive stories based on what you did or big events for you. Then upload it and share with your friends.” by Nicolette Brewster

Padlet – “Padlet is a free application where you can create an online bulletin board to display information, images, links, videos, and more.” by shelley Weisser

PBworks – I have come across PBworks and find it very interesting and could be a great resource for the classroom.” by Allen Beliveau

Phone.io – “This applet allows you to record your voice messages and upload them to iTunes as a podcast, embed them into articles on your blog or website.” by Amber Donovan

PhotoPeach – “Using PhotoPeach, you can put together slideshows with your photos, put it to music, and add captions. You can also post it to various sites from PhotoPeach.” by Shelley Weisser

Piktochart – “Piktochart is a site that lets you easily create infographics” by Joe Kelley

Poll Everywhere – “You post a question to the audience using this App. They answer in real time using mobile phones, Twitter, or web browsers.” by Kevin Ma

Printwhatyoulike – “This Web tool lets you print a web page by entering its URL.  Instead of printout the whole web page as is, it lets you delete any advertising, images or other icons that you do not want.” by Kevin Ma

Scoopit – “Scoopit is a website that allows you to create topics and using tags to search the content provided by other users as well as the web.” by David Maidman

Storybird – “Storybird is a Web 2.0 tool that lets you make digital stories. Might be a neat way to do a digital lesson!” by Stephen Gilles

Storybuilder – “I found this creative story building tool via the Toronto public library. I can see how children can use their skills and creativity with this tool.” by Philip Ponchet

SurveyMonkey – “SurveyMonkey is a great tool for designing, administering and analysing web-based surveys.” by Joe Kelley

Tagxedo – “Tagxedo has taken Wordle a step further by allowing you to create shapes out of your word clouds. ” by Vara Hagreen

Timetoast – “This web 2.0 tool allows you to make a timeline” by Paula Yewchuk

Tineye – “TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version. ” by Talisa Ramos

Turboscan – “I love this IOS app. It quickly scans mulitpage documents into high quality PDF’s.” by Talisa Ramos

Twiducate – “Twiducate uses a class code rather than email addresses that you use to engage with the site thus respecting students privacy.” by David Maidman

Wikispaces Classroom – “Wikispaces Classroom describes itself as a site that involves “social writing with formative assessment”.  You can set up different learning projects and organize students in different groups.” by David Maidman

Wordle – “You can create word clouds by pasting or entering text into the application and it will then churn out an image of all the words arranged in a picture. ” by Nicolette Brewster

Zoho Docs – ” Allows you to collaborate and create documents online.” by David Maidman

Zoho Notebook – “Allows you to create a multimedia notebook collaboratively.” by David Maidman

Papers-Social Media

Social Media

Donlan, L. (2012). Exploring the views of students on the use of Facebook in university teaching and learning. Journal of Further and Higher Education, (ahead-of-print), 1-17.

Erdmann, S. (2013). Facebook Goes to College; Recent Research on Educational Uses of Social Networks. Nordic Journal of Modern Language Methodology2(1).

Selwyn, Neil. “Faceworking: exploring students’ education‐related use of Facebook.”Learning, Media and Technology 34.2 (2009): 157-174.

Selwyn, N. (2012). Social media in higher education. The Europa World of Learning 2012.