I just presented at Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, FL, November 9-11 at the Swan and Dolphin. My first presentation at Sloan C (#aln2011) was on Thursday, November 10th at 1:40 p.m. titled Millennials, Social Media, & Education: Connection with your Students Using Facebook & Twitter. “While companies scramble to grab the attention of young minds through social media, educators are left scratching their heads. We will
Wondering how to tell your story, explain an important topic, or develop a tutorial utilizing unique actors, scenes, and effects. Check out Xtranormal today! I developed a short intro video for my blog using my virtual assistant Lucy. Watch this short intro and image the variety of content you could create using this type of software. The site isn’t free to publish your creation but it’s minimal cost. You can
Animoto is simple to use tool to create videos of photos and videos in minutes. This can be a excellent way for educators to building engaging slide shows, business to showcase features, bloggers to share multiple photos to capture the feeling of an event, or just personal share with family and friends. Give it a try with the Lite version for free to create a 30 second clip with a few of
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
First, I wanted to thank everyone who nominated me for E-Learning Council’s Top 10 E-Learning Thought Leaders and anyone that has already voted for me. If you haven’t vote yet – why not? Vote now http://ow.ly/6a1D0 Don’t forget you can vote for other E-Learning Thought Leaders at the same time, up to 10. This is an excellent way to check out a few of great bloggers, tweeters, and e-learning promoters
Students who don’t have their books for their fall classes yet might want to see about saving a few dollars with Amazon.com’s latest app. This month Amazon released a free iPhone application called Amazon Student, designed to help students make price comparisons of textbooks sold by the online retailer. The app lets students use the iPhone’s camera to scan a textbook’s bar code to pull up options for that title.