Monday, February 29, 2016

Weeks #1 & 2 - Course Overview and Setup

The goal of the first two weeks is to get oriented to the course, acquainted with each other, and get set up with some of the accounts and tools we'll be using (and to grab your first plate of goodies from the buffet).


Week#1&2 Tasks:
           ... and others
Apps to Install




Android   Apple
Google Hangout

Android   Apple
Google Translate

Android   Apple

Android   Apple

(Optional) This course is conducted as a type of 'Flipped Classroom'  and integrates elements of 'SOLE' (Self-Organized Learning Environments).  The materials below  this will provide you with some background information about these approaches.   

Sugata Mitra - SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment)

Quoting Arthur C Clarke
  • Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be!
  • If children have interests then education happens.


The Flipped Classroom is a form of blended learning which encompasses any use of technology to leverage the learning in a classroom, so a teacher can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. This is most commonly being done using teacher-created videos that students view outside of class time.
거꾸로교실 플립러닝 Flipped Learning KBS
PD Journal: 아이들이 즐거워지는 혁명, ‘거꾸로 교실’

 Let's use Video to Reinvent Education

More about Khan Analytics (starts at 1:10)

Interview with Salman Khan

About Flipped Classroom

The Flipped Classroom Project

Teachers "Doing The Flip" To Help Students Become Learners

Monday, February 1, 2016

Digital Storytelling

What is Digital Storytelling?
From :
Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. There are a wealth of other terms used to describe this practice, such as digital documentaries, computer-based narratives, digital essays, electronic memoirs, interactive storytelling, etc.; but in general, they all revolve around the idea of combining the art of telling stories with a variety of multimedia, including graphics, audio, video, and Web publishing.
Online Resources

Digital Storytelling Examples

Storybuilding Tools
    Graphic Organizers & Worksheets

    General Digital Storytelling Resources
    Storytelling Podcasts

    Audio books

    PodiobooksPodiobooks offers complete books in episodic form so you can get just a chapter at a time 
    Open Culture Open Culture has a very respectable collection of great audio books, mostly classics, available for free in a variety of downloadable formats from all over the Web. 
    Internet ArchiveThe Internet Archive has a very good collection of free audio books and poetry recordings from a eclectic variety of sources.
    LibrivoxLibrivox is an entirely volunteer-curated collection of free audio books that are in the public domain. Volunteers read chapters of these books, and the chapters are then placed online for public consumption.
    Learn Out LoudLearn Out Loud is a gigantic collection of free audio books, lectures, and educational podcasts
    Project Gutenberg  Project Gutenberg one of the oldest and largest sites on the Web, offering thousands of free, public domain books both to read and to listen to.


    Playback Speed control

    Media players with speed control