What is Hoot.Me? Hoot.Me is a Facebook application that allows you see what your people are working on and collaborate with them inside of Facebook. “Switch Facebook into study mode Connect with your friends to work on homework and projects.” For example, if you’re working on calculus homework, Hoot lets you see all the people at your school working on calculus. You can also search through sessions from other schools
Two words quickly come to mind when I reflect on the Internet Technology Summit 2011: Innovation and Inspiration. I was invited to attend the summit by the TechVenture 2011 team, I have been working with to help plan TechVenture at Hard Rock Live, December 2-3, 2011. It was the first week of classes at Valencia, so first up was my Student Success course at 7 a.m. – Yes you read
GoToMeeting recently launched the HDFaces option to make your meetings feel a little more personal. HDFaces enables high-definition video conferencing with one click. I use GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar all the time for my job at Valencia for training and virtual meetings. I find this to be one of the better web conference tools available on the market. Watch Video HDFaces We just got all the accounts ready to try this
Wondering how you can just cut that 30 seconds you need from a YouTube video to share with your class? Check out the simple tool called TubeChop 3 Easy Steps: 1. Find the video you want to chop. 2. Select & cut interesting part of the video. 3. Share it with friends. Wondering how you can have students comment on certain time points of YouTube vidoes? Check out the simple
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is leader in developing and providing virtual K-12 education solutions to students all over the world. Florida residents take courses for free while non-Florida residents take courses based on tuition rates. FLVS has received numerous state, national, and international awards for their innovation and excellence in online education. Below are two of the newest course types that seek to break the mold in online education that
Check out www.wordle.net to create you own Word Clouds, based on a block of text or a blog feed. Here is an example from my most recent blog postings. Make your own book cover, t-shirts, backgrounds, and more. You can change the font, color scheme, and layout. Have fun!