Tools to Promote Learning (#3 Screencast-O-Matic)

As free screencasting tools go, Screencast-O-Matic is my favourite. It features as number 27 in the Top 100 Tools for Learning poll of 2015 and is an easy way to create fairly short screencasts (15 minutes or less) to help reinforce key topics with learners. Continue reading Tools to Promote Learning (#3 Screencast-O-Matic)

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Highlights from the Xerte Conference 2016

Yesterday I attended the Xerte Conference 2016 (#Xerte16) at the University of Nottingham to hear about how Xerte has developed since the transition to the Apereo Foundation and the release of v3.0 and then v3.1 of Xerte Online Toolkits (the full programme from the event is available here). Continue reading Highlights from the Xerte Conference 2016

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Being on the Ball with your Digital Identity

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting one of my childhood heroes: Johnny Ball, the star of many a Childrens TV show from the late 70s right through to the 90s (remember Think Again or Johnny Ball Reveals All anyone?). For the younger readers who may not be familiar with his work Johnny Ball is perhaps best known for popularising Mathematics with his inimtable approach and style. Continue reading Being on the Ball with your Digital Identity

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Bringing Digital Narratives to Life

I’ve been dipping in and out of the Teaching with Tablets online course on Google Plus recently, delivered by Helen Caldwell and her colleagues at the University of Northampton, and I can strongly recommend it if you’re interested in mobile learning and apps generally. The course is freely available to everyone and has regular tweet chats too (pick up the conversation using #TWT16). Continue reading Bringing Digital Narratives to Life

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Looking to revamp your image?

Right, now I’ve hooked your attention with an ambiguous title, allow me to clarify: in this post I want to explore how you can revamp your image (or indeed images) to create dynamic learning objects. How? By taking a closer look at ThingLink and, more importantly, how you could use it creatively to embed meaningful activities into lessons. Continue reading Looking to revamp your image?

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Gaming Ideas to Teach Digital identity and Wellbeing

I’d like to start off by thanking Sue Beckingham for providing the inspiration for this idea initially. I chanced on a tweet linking to Sue’s great blog post about how you could have students create their own Snakes and Ladders games to raise awareness about their digital profiles on LinkedIn and this sparked an exchange on Twitter about how other gaming elements could be used too. Continue reading Gaming Ideas to Teach Digital identity and Wellbeing

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