Digital-Age Work and Learning

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Book Trailers

Book trailers are a  useful way to “sell” a book to your students and other members of the school and wider community. One can design a book trailer or view a wide collection of resources available on the web. Book trailers are an effective tool in the evaluation of suitable reading material for your students.  … Continue reading

Interactive White Board – The Smart Board

The use of the smartboard is becoming increasingly common in schools. It is a useful digital technology that will enhance the learning experience for students and enable effective collaboration and communication.  The link below will take you to the Promethean website which contains a series of videos showing classroom applications for their brand of interactive whiteboard, the ActivBoard. The site … Continue reading

Digital audio learning tools – EUSD iRead

This is a website constructed by teachers interested in literacy amongst students. Ths site promotes the use of iPods, mics, Garageband, iTunes, Keynote, and various accessories . The teachers on the iRead website above have moved to the ipod touch devices as there are many more applications available to the user.  While the focus is on reading skills with some key … Continue reading

Google Earth

Google Earth is a digital tool that supports research and learning. It enhances the sharing of knowledge and collaboration between student and teacher. Using amazing new 3D tools developed by Google Earth your classroom can be as vast as your imagination. Accompany your students on a journey of discovery. Fly to any destination on Earth. … Continue reading

Enhancing Education with mobile learning

This link takes you to a contest which promotes the sharing of ideas by the ISTE.

Xtranormal Videos

One of the videos on our homepage was generated using this site:  xtranormal.  The site allows you to produce videos using sets, characters, motions, emotions, camera angles and various other options of your choice.  All you have to do is key in the script and make your various choices.  It is no longer a free … Continue reading

iPad in Education

The EDNA site has posted information containing interesting links on the use of iPads in education. The information includes links to Apple Sites, School Trials, iPad Resources, App Reviews, Implementation as well as Blogs and discussion sites by Educators.

Tag Galaxy

Tag Galaxy can be used to search flickr for a particular collection of images.  The Galaxy below was created using the technology tag.  A great way to collect images for use as stimulus.  Students could use galaxies in their presentations.

QR Codes

QR (Quick Response) Codes are two-dimensional bar codes.  They store much more information than a bar code.  The code can be scanned and read by a bar coder or camera phone.  The application loaded on to the phone can decode the information and present the data in a readable format.  The code can contain text, … Continue reading

The Horizon Report

“The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the [New Media Consortium] NMC’s Horizon Project, a research-oriented effort that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have considerable impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression …” This report [click on image to download] is a great example of how we can reflect … Continue reading

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