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)
Continuing in a similar vein to my previous post on this subject, I thought I’d write a quick post on another tool that I’ve found incredibly useful for engaging learners with video – Zaption. Continue reading Tools to Promote Learning (#2 Zaption)
Focus on the learning, not the tool.
This is an all-too familiar mantra for those working in elearning circles and one that’s difficult to argue against. Continue reading Tools to Promote Learning (#1 Mentimeter)
Finding quality images that are also free-to-use for that all important presentation can be a time consuming process, so here are my top six sites for saving time on finding that perfect image. Continue reading Six Sites for Sourcing free-to-use Images
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
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
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
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?
How do we approach staff development when it comes to a subject like digital capability? Continue reading Building Digital Confidence: Celebrating Successes whilst Identifying Needs
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