Thursday, September 30, 2010

Legal Presentations 4:15

Blog 2 for the night...

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Copyright and Creative Commons Videos

The following videos were shown in my EDMS 550 courses. I got the links to these from my friend and colleague Jennifer Jackson, and I use them at least once a year in my Web Design Courses at the high school.

And, to follow that one up:

Have Fun! Be safe!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Screen Sharing, Real-time

   I have been exploring a variety of online tools in my efforts to find new 21st century tools to discuss. The one that has struck me recently, and may just strike your fancy, is

   This website allows individuals to send their screen to remote viewers with no software installation required. The download that it runs is similar to the one your online banking uses to keep your information safe, so it is generally well accepted by networks that are locked down pretty well.
   The great potential I see in this tool is the ability to allow students to collaborate over distance. As long as both students are able to access the internet, they should be able to work together by allowing control of their computer to the other student.
   I see some great potential here, and I recognize that this is not a perfect collaboration because sound does not transmit through the screen, but a skype session or a phone call is all it would take to fix that.
   In all, I would recommend that teachers see this site as an opportunity to let students work together on collaborative projects outside the boundaries of school.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Animoto - video site

I've been looking for video software that would be easy to use, and I think I've found something in Animoto:

Animoto for Education - Bringing your classroom to live

I've applied for an education membership, but I think the 30 second spots would be more than sufficient for what most of my students would do.