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How Not to Cite an Image

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd April 2014

How Not to Cite an Image

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/04/how-not-to-cite-image.html#.U1g8khDih8E

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QR Codes and iPads

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd April 2014

QR Codes and iPads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EybTfsnGAyk

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Skype: free GROUP video calls

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th April 2014

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/386134/free-skype-group-video-calls-for-a-year

Even with the release of a GROUP video call now for free (versus only between two parties), Google Hangout still might be the way to go:

http://searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com/feature/Google-Hangouts-vs-Skype-A-comparative-look

In addition to Google Hangout, please have more alternatives for video and desktopsharing (mostly free):

9 Ways Students Can Host Peer Tutoring Sessions Online

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/11/9-ways-students-can-host-peer-tutoring.html#.U1J6ZPldWSo

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history of the Internet from Web 1.0 to Web 3.0

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 11th April 2014

What is Web 1.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXFYkbQRgY4

What is Web 2.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc0oDIEbYFc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0QJmmdw3b0

What is Web 3.0

http://webtrends.about.com/od/web20/a/what-is-web-30.htm
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2102852,00.asp
http://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/
http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/web-3-introduction/

 

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Infographics: how to create them…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 9th April 2014

here are links to the tools:

http://www.creativebloq.com/infographic/tools-2131971, http://uplifted.net/marketing/top-3-free-generator-tools-to-create-an-infographic-online/, http://www.edudemic.com/diy-infographics/

http://piktochart.com/

http://infogr.am/

http://create.visual.ly/

Caitlin Bagley’s Slideshare presentation:
http://www.slideshare.net/ALATechSource/bagley-31849582

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Google Glass (GG)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th April 2014

See our IMS blog entry:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/04/08/3-learning-tools-of-the-future/

and

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/02/18/google-glass-at-lrs/

I start testing GG several days ago and I am still in the stage of Jeff Jarvis : http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-jarvis-on-google-glass-2014-2

The questions is: how to make GG applicable for our daily tasks at work?

GG can be very useful for training students: by having a live, streaming G Hangout session with the supervisor. The latter can be in his/her office multitasking, while also monitoring the work of the student. E.g., shelving books for the Circulation supervisor.

A Surgeon Shows How Google Glass Makes Procedures Dramatically Easier. http://venturebeat.com/2014/03/13/this-stanford-surgeon-shows-us-the-future-of-medicine-augmented-reality-google-glass-exclusive/#ixzz2yJEZqSBR

my observations:
- GG is a glorified mobile devices, which, instead of being handheld is head-worn. the logic of navigating is the same, although still more cumbersome with GG.

- it certainly can have a niche as is, but it will take time (price, usability) until it becomes ubiquitous.

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3 learning tools of the future

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th April 2014

http://elearninginfographics.com/future-learning-tools-infographic/

Google Glass, Coursesmart textbooks, TDCS

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Who is coming to college after the Millennials?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th March 2014

How did you figure out the Millennials? I found the following book

Howe, N., & Strauss, W. (2000). Millennials rising : the next great generation /by Neil Howe and Bill Strauss ; cartoons by R.J. Matson. New York : Vintage Books, 2000. http://smallbiztrends.com/2009/09/33-useful-presentation-tools.html#!

very helpful. Here is more about their “generational theory”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generational_theory

The Millennials are gradually graduating and a new generation is entering our higher education.

If you are interested to learn about the 2017-2020 graduates at college and adjust your teaching practices to their habits, understandings etc., here is a helpful book:

Levine, A., Levine, A., & Dean, D. R. (2012). Generation on a Tightrope : A Portrait of Today’s College Student. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

We have it in electronic format

http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip&db=nlebk&AN=471133&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_C1

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cloud-based SideVibe elbows the market of Evernote and Diigo

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th March 2014

SideVibe is a cloud-based tool similar to Evernote https://evernote.com and Diigo https://www.diigo.com, which successfully took over the bookmarking Delicious https://delicious.com/

Besides “anwhere/anytime” bookmarks, the new generation of Diigo, Evernote and SideVibe offer taking, of screen snapshot, notes, drawings etc., thus making them perfect for educational purposes

Here is a K12 teacher’s account on the use of SideVibe in class: http://datafiend.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/using-sidevibe-in-class/

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what is the apple equivalent of microsoft publisher

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th March 2014

The Print Shop,

Swift Publisher (shareware)

 

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