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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is a blog providing users, students, teachers, leaders and managers of educational ICT with articles and tools to better integrate technology into education. Practical tools, ideas and tips come along with a selection of interesting readings on the subject, tutorials and guides. An entire section of this blog is also dedicated to articles covering reviews of free educational mobile apps that work on smart devices.

IPR For Educational Environments

This is a free online course about Intellectual Property Rights for Educational Environments. It is primarily aimed at people in higher education designing online learning resources but is also appropriated for academics working in HE staff development. The course is divided into three units each comprising a number of sessions. Each element is designed to either be used independently or as a part of a complete learning experience.
The course addresses IPR in the UK but the materials can be adapted and re-used to represent IPR issues in non-UK countries. It is developed in the frame of the IPR4EE project, that was created to introduce and build awareness of aspects of intellectual property rights and copyright.

N.B.: The link leads to the introduction and overview of the course. Links to the units and materials of the course can be found at the bottom of the page.

Table of contents: 

Unit One: Introduction to IPR and Copyright for Educators
• Session 1: Introduction to copyright and other IPR overview
• Session 2: Why is it important for me as an educator?
• Session 3: Media IPR and licensing
• Session 4: Consortia & collaborative projects
Unit Two: Working within your institution
• Session 1: Project planning and documentation methods
• Session 2: Risk assessment
• Session 3: Ethical considerations (students work and social media)
• Session 4: Institutional contexts
• Session 5: Context and collaborative projects
Unit Three: Developing Content For A Multimedia-Multiplatform Course
• Session 1: Pedagogy & structure for your OER project
• Session 2: What media to use...and clearing it for use
• Session 3: Using the right type of media...and clearing it.
• Session 4: Pedagogy and accessibility
• Session 5: Dissemination and evaluation

Share My Lesson

Share My Lesson is a big web portal for high-quality teaching resources. Its database contains over 254.000 free teacher-created resources in a variety of formats (images, web pages, pdf’s, music, text files, etc.) for every level of education from kindergarten to high school and with a section for students with disabilities.
The portal provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other. The members of the community can download and share user-generated resources free of charge.

System requirements: 
Some of the uploaded files have been created for specific applications and interactive whiteboards. There are some viewers available, or alternatively there are limited trial versions that you can install. http://www.sharemylesson.com/article.aspx?storyCode=6000388

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Format

Language

Country

Level

Author

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and TES Connect

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Prezi U

Prezi U is a rich library of educational Prezi presentations and videos on different topics for students from elementary school to university. It can be browsed by subject or school.
The community built around it communicates through articles, blogs, forums and receive news by means of an RSS feed.

Table of contents: 

University
Schools
• Central Michigan University
• Grand Rapids Community College
• Gwangju National University of Education
• Harvard University
• Kunsan National University
• Pavol Jozef Safarik University
• Philadelphia University
• University of Sam Ratulangi
• Rheingold U
• University of Denver
• Southern Illinois University
• Southern University of New Orleans
• Stanford University
• University for the Creative Arts
• University of Arizona
• University of Hawaii
• University of Pittsburgh
• University of Seville
• Washington University
• Yale University
Curriculum
• Art and Design
• Business
• Journalism & Media
• Mathematics
• Pedagogy
• Political Science
• Science
• Social Sciences
• Student Affairs
• Technology & Computer Science
• Using Prezi in the classroom

K-12
Schools
• Atlanten ungdomsskole (Kristiansund, NO)
• Christiansburg Middle School (Christiansburg, VA)
• Crossroards South Middle School (Manmouth Junction, NJ)
• Deer Park School District (Deer Park, NY)
• Todd County Central High School (Elkton, Ky)
• Enid Public Schools (Enid, OK)
• Episcopal Academy (Philadelphia, PA)
• Feagin Mill Middle School, Houston County, GA
• Hinsdale South High School (Darien, Il)
• Katy ISD (Katy, TX)
• Monroe Township High School (Monroe Township NJ)
• Community Day School (Orange Unified School District)
• Park Hill South High School (Kansas City, MO)
• Region 6 Education Service Center (Huntsville, TX)
• Seymour High School (Seymour, CT)
• Stedelijk Gymnasium Schiedam (Schiedam, NL)
Curriculum
• Art
• Business
• Civics
• Geography
• History
• Languages
• Literature
• Math
• Pedagogy
• Political Science
• USA Presidential Elections 2012
• Psychology
• Science
• Using Prezi in the classroom
• Vocational
More Categories:
• Discovery Education Network prezis
• Prezi+iPad in education

Prezi

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that combines the characteristics of whiteboards and of slides. It provides a non-linear dynamic way to give information. Presentations can be viewed at different zooms in order to analyse different levels of detail: zoom out to see the big picture and zoom in to see details — a bit like web-based maps that have changed how we navigate through map books. The zoomable canvas provide a way to spatially explore ideas and the connections between them leading the audience to an easier and better comprehension of the relationships between ideas and concepts.
It is possible to share presentations online and on mobile devices and to work on the same canvas in collaboration with other people.
The website hosts a rich manual and an interesting page about the known issues so that users can read about all the characteristics and possibilities of this software.

VoiceThread

VoiceThread is a online tool that allows to collect and share group conversations from anywhere in the world, without installing any software. A VoiceThread is a multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Users can also 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.

Center for Digital Storytelling - listen deeply, tell stories

"The Center for Digital Storytelling is a California-based non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization rooted in the art of personal storytelling. We assist people of all ages in using the tools of digital media to craft, record, share, and value the stories of individuals and communities, in ways that improve all our lives.

Many individuals and communities have used the term "digital storytelling" to describe a wide variety of new media production practices. What best describes our approach is its emphasis on personal voice and facilitative teaching methods. Many of the stories made in our workshops are directly connected to the images collected in life's journey. But our primary concern is encouraging thoughtful and emotionally direct writing."

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Watch Stories, view more information on workshops, programs and services or see the collection of links and resources at http://www.storycenter.org/resources.html

Using filmmaking to teach students about Shakespeare, Urban Regeneration and other stuff!

Publication, presented at DIVERSE 2006.

Table of contents: 

Content:
* using video to enhance student learning by engaging with their subject area in a novel way
* results have been highly successful
* the presentation will highlight the skills and knowledge that students can acquire

Project-based learning with multimedia

SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning evaluated the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project from 1995 to 2000. The evaluation examined three aspects of the Multimedia Project: its dissemination across various schools and districts, its impact on teaching practice, and its effects on student achievement. This page is designed to offer the evaluation findings to specific audiences: Technology Coordinators and Administrators, Teachers, Students and Parents, Business Partners, and Researchers. There are also Quick Links to the full evaluation reports, slide presentations, research and evaluation tools, and related research into education and technology.

Table of contents: 

Overview and Administration
Includes Overview, Directory, Research & Evaluation information
PBL with Multimedia Topics
Many topics on Project-Based Learning supported by Multimedia including the Scoring Rubric
Curriculum and Activities
Specific activities, Curriculum ideas, technology guides, and CD-ROM technical support
Classroom Examples
Database of Example Projects, Analysis of Projects
Interact
Communicate with other teachers and administrators about PBL+MM
Find
Search and Site Map

Tech Support
for the PBL with Multimedia CD-RO

System requirements: 
Real Player

DNA from the beginning

DNA From the Beginning is organized around key concepts of classical genetics, molecules of genetics, and genetics organization and control. The science behind each concept is explained by animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.

This site and its sections or chapters include references, images and a bit of information on several key figures in these areas such as Mendel, Miescher, Levene ...

The feature "option" is a basic game / quiz in which your knowledge is tested.

Table of contents: 

3 Main sections:
- Classical Genetics
- Molecules of Genetics
- Genetic Organization and Control

Each topic has subsections:
- animation
- image gallery
- video interviews
- problem
- biographies
- links

More detailed index: http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/dnaftbref.html

System requirements: 
Flash Player and QuickTime

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