Forget 15, Try 5 Max Learning Technologies
What's The Bare Minimum of What Could Be Considered the Bare Minimum of Learning Technology? asks TeachThought?
Model respectful use of personal technologies for academic learning.
- Create a class website
- Create a class YouTube Channel
- Create a class twitter account and make international accounts
- Get your students blogging
- Find other classes to collaborate with on projects
- Do mystery Skypes/Google Hangouts
- Invite expert guests via live video conferencing
- Code with your students
- Do Genius Hour with your students
- Gamify your classroom
- Strive for a paperless classroom (here are 26 iPad apps for a paperless classroom)
- Create digital portfolios
- Automate quizzes with Google Forms
- Use Google Forms for student check-in and exit slips
- Let students use their device in class
Instead, why not try these five?
- Co-create digital narratives that blend audio, video and text.
- Recording: Voice Record Pro
- Editing: Hokasai (Free but requires in-app purchases to do anything worthwhile)
- Screencasting: Reflector for your Mac/Windows computer and Quicktime for computer
- Share those digital creations online with a global audience. Publish outlets include:
- GoogleSites+GoogleDrive for free unlimited storage for GoogleApps for Education users,
- Co-facilitate online and face to face learning that is person to person, group to group, person to group. Take advantage of any of the following:
- Google Hangouts,
- Adobe Connect (if you have it),
- Voxer EDU, or any other technology, like
- Create digital and classroom learning spaces that engage, inspire and nurture learners.
Lists are easy, right? We could spend time focusing on apps--YouTube, Skype, Google Hangout, Games, iPad apps, GoogleForms, Google Keep--or try something different.
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