Thanks to a very unwelcome visit from the stomach-flu fairy, I missed yesterdays Tech Tuesday posting :-(. So this week I am presenting Tech Tuesday on Wednesday!
Everyday I have teachers ands tudents asking me about technology tools for class presentations. They are eager to move beyond the traditional stand-and-present poster project or click-and-read PowerPoint (this makes my heart happy). Today I present Glogster, an interactive poster creator. Gloster allows the creator to create a mash-up of video, images, text, and graphics to create a virtual poster. View the VoiceThread tutorial below for a basic introduction of the educational version of glogster (edu.glogster.com).
“About me” presentations
Compare/ Contrast ideas or topics
Extend and Deliver in VESTED
Have you or your students glogged? Tell us about it!
Tech Tuesday #4: VoiceThread
Today we’re exploring a free, web-based tool that allows students to create video presentations by mixing images, videos, documents, presentations, and comments (voice and text). VoiceThread (voicethread.com) allows the user to create a project and share it with collaborators. They can then create a project together but remotely, solving the problem of when and how they will find the time and resources to create a presentation in a single file.
To demonstrate the various tools and uses for Voice Thread, Here’s a VoiceThread on VoiceThread!
What possibilities do you see for VoiceThread with your students? Leave us your comments 🙂
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Tech Tuesday #1
Welcome to the first edition of Tech Tuesday! Each Tuesday I will post a blog that highlights technology tools for instructional use. This week, I thought we’d take some time to explore two tools that I shared with the staff at Fossil Ridge High School as part of library orientation: Prezi and QR Codes.
Both of these tools have the potential to engage an audience by disseminating information through Web 2.0 tools and smart apps. Both are free (whoop!) and both are rather intuitive for the presenter and the audience.
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Check out some of these teacher Prezis for more ideas!
Quick Response “QR” Codes
Lamont, M. (2009). Gender, Technology, and Libraries. Information Technology & Libraries, 28(3), 137-142. doi: 1837038311.
Smaldino, S.E., Lowther, D.L., Russell, J.D. (2012). Instructional Technology and Media for Learning. 10th ed. Boston, MA: Pearson.