Saturday, September 11, 2010

Grandma Guide to Google Talk's Video Chat

Email this website
http://googletalk.blogspot.com/2010/07/grandmothers-guide-to-video-chat.html

Tell them to read the website

Watch the video

Print the guide and write down the password .

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Videos about Digital Footprints

2 Minute News Report



4 Minute Digital Dossier a life story



2 Minute Digital Footprint Slideshow with good stats and facts (but the soundtrack is cheesy)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Google Unconference Sessions

I just got back from a Google Apps in Education Summit at their headquarters and one of things I was most impressed with their corporate culture was their "unconference" formats.  They are meant to turn the traditional top-down information overload content delivery of normal presentations to a bottom-up, upside down, and side-to-side dynamic that sparks maximum interaction, innovation, and ideas among participants. To read about their different formats click here

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Googlios: 21st Century Skills & Learning in the Digital Age

This was a Paper/Slideshow Presentation for the:

 2010 Midwest Moodle Moot Conference

View and listen to the slidecast (PowerPoint + audio narration podcast) below.  The Best way to view a slidecast: Hit the center play button to listen to the slide narration or use the side arrows to skip through slide by slide.  You can hit the full screen button on the right side or watch slidecast in one window. The talk is 30 minutes long, then there is 18 mins of Q&A afterwards. 


Feel free to contact me if your interested in collaborating or communicating.  Enjoy.

Abstract::

This (paper/slideshow presentation) talk will not be a "how to"; instead, it offers a "why to." The presentation aims to answer the following questions. How can educators best meet the learning needs of the millennial generation of students? How has learning changed in the 21st century? What are the essential skills needed to survive and thrive in today's and tomorrow's global digital workplace? Have educators been effectively  integrating technology into the classroom?


After a decade into the 21st century, it is time our learning theory catch up with technology.  Constructivism learning theory is transforming into "Connectivism." Bloom's taxonomy is evolving into "Bloom's digital taxonomy." Gardner's multiple intelligences theory can now be seen through a "multimedia multiple intelligences" lens. By upgrading our learning theories to the 21st century we can connect the pedagogy to the
technology and get the horse back in front of the cart. This presentation argues that Googlios (Google Sites meets E-Portfolios) could provide the 21st-century educator with an outcomes and project based approach in order to successfully infuse technology into the classroom and transform education. For more information about the presenter, view his e-portfolio at www.gAlexAmbrose.com


Googlios 21st Century Skills & Learning in Digital Age-pdf

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Google Docs Storyboard Template

Try this Google Doc Template. (You will need a Google Doc's account)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Podcatcher Tools

My favorites (in order)

1) Google Reader (Yes you can subscribe, organize, watch, and/or listen to your podcasts in Google Reader! I just discovered and it is way better than iTunes, watch out Apple)
2) Netvibes (Also webware)
3) iTunes (Good for finding podcasts but you need to download software and can't organize)
4) Juice (Freeware)

See also Wikipedia list (and definition) of Podcatchers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_podcatchers

How Podcatchers Work

Getting Started with Audacity


What is Audacity?

To download Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Useful Screencasts:

How to use Audacity - Free Recording Software

How To Use Audacity- Basics
(how to compress, amplify, and download lame mp3 recorder so you can export as MP3)

How-to split audio files

Favorite effects to use:
1) compression
2) noise removial
3) amplify (if needed)


Monday, January 25, 2010

Add-ons

For a definition, description, and collection of my favorite add-ons see:
http://sites.google.com/site/edvibes/project-free-software/add-ons




Bookmarklets

For a defintion, descripition, and collection of my favorite bookmarklets see
http://sites.google.com/site/edvibes/project-free-software/bookmarklets