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.







American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and TES Connect


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: 

• 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
• Art and Design
• Business
• Journalism & Media
• Mathematics
• Pedagogy
• Political Science
• Science
• Social Sciences
• Student Affairs
• Technology & Computer Science
• Using Prezi in the classroom

• 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)
• 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 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 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.

Archive's Moving Images library

This is the web site of the Archive's Moving Images library of free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to videos of every genre uploaded by Archive users. Many of these movies are available for download.The Archive’s library of Open Educational Resources and university lectures contains hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China. Many of these lectures are available for download.

Table of contents: 

# Open Educational Resources and university lectures with reviews (
). Many of these lectures are available for download.
# Open Source movies ( where users can post and discuss their own videos.
# Numerous documentaries, videos, vlogs, … which could fit in a curriculum.


The project Videolectures.Net was created at Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, Europe in early 2002 in synergy with the global trends and more formal efforts by the European Union in creating a Knowledge Economy and Information Society.

Nowadays VideoLectures.NET is a wide ranged free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to the scientific community but also to the general public. All lectures, accompanying documents, information and links are systematically selected and classified through the editorial process taking into account also users' comments.

The training materials were initially limited to those being developed within the FP5, FP6, and FP7 European Framework Programs, where the web based portal Videolectures.Net is being used as an educational platform for several EU funded research projects such as PASCAL NoE, ECOLEAD NoE, SEKT IP and different organizations, among others Xerox Parc, British Telecom, Max Planck, Fraunhofer Institute, Australian National University and Carnegie Mellon. The range of countries involved and languages used varies from Europe, USA, Taiwan, Australia, Ukraine, Russia and Brazil.

Table of contents: 

* EVENTS: workshops, conferences
* PEOPLE: list of all authors


Karl Fisch is the Director of Technology for Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado.

Digital Storytelling Project

This page provides hands-on experience on developing digital stories, outlines the challenges and advantages of media production in education; discusses strategies for integrating media into the curriculum, offers suggestions and online resources for producing video in the classroom with minimal resources and equipment, describes students' experiences with documentary storytelling, using telecommunication tools, and showcases their projects.

Also included: downloadable guidelines (.doc) to make an animation / movie with Powerpoint slides and Windows Movie Maker to enable teachers to create their own animations with sound.

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