Friday, 10 October 2014

Me as a techie student 2014 - Sharing XI - 10/10

Collaborative Learning:

Collaborative Online Walls/ Noticeboards
Popplet holds text, photos, and other interesting things such as Google Map or YouTube video.
Disavantages: if you want users to participate, they have to create an account. Besides, if you happen to delete the main 'popplet,' all others are also lost =S

PrimaryWall conceived by a teacher and built for schools so they deliberately kept things simple, fast and user friendly.
Mine: Want to participate?

Drawback? You can only add comments, no multimedia objects.

Padlet: the best one: no account needed, everything is avaible and it's free:
My class':
Not enough? Looking for more tools? Check these out!
Szoter load your picture, take a screenshot or capture an image, then annotate, add text,and save to disk
Freemake for slideshows with music: Create beautiful slideshows with music free and easily with Freemake Video Converter. Turn photos & music into a video slideshow for your PC, YouTube, iPhone, iPad, DVD.Download here

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Me as a techie student 2014 - Sharing X - 26/09

  • Delicious: When and how to use it?
  • Chrome Extensions: Chatting with my mates, I've found a new one Ginger - grammar corrector.
  • How to save an e-mail in your hard-drive: From your Gmail account. Pretend you're going to print it and press the 'Esc' key and save the document.
  • Google+ > Menu (top left) > Hangout 
  • SAMR paradigm by Ruben Puentedura: Theoretical background:

  1. Redefinition
  2. Modification
  3. Augmentation
  4. Substitution

Today's lesson: Working with images:
Developing visual literacy in our students should be a must in every class. However, before asking them to be critical, we ought to be prepared to work with images and know the rights granted by creators - it's not only knowing how to use tools.

Of course, Creative Commons should have a special section. The idea is awesome. Raising awareness that people who create images are also creators and we should thank their productions. Therefore, we -users of pictures- have to acknowledge their work : since Humankind = Sharing.
Official website: Creative Common Rights
Or even in Google Images:
save image
Choose: 'Usage Rights'

In Rita Zeinstejer's words:
Public domain content in practice is any content without copyright
CC creates a zone inside copyright ownership for owners who want to be generous and give their works away.

List of tools: HERE
I particularly loved this site:
Here, my example of the cutest tool: