STEP 1 - Carole Redline

STEP 1 - Carole Redline
40 Must-Know Web 2.0
Edutools: A Quick Guide
MOHAMED AMIN EMBI
Centre for Academic Advancement
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
2013
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CHAPTER 1
TWITTER
What is Twitter?………………………………………………….
1
Advantages of Twitter……………………………………………
2
Ways of using Twitter in education………………….................
2
Get started with Twitter………………………………………….
4
References………………………………………………………..
9
CHAPTER 2
YOUTUBE
What is Youtube?………………………………………………….. 10
Benefits of using Youtube…....………………………….................... 10
Usage of Youtube in teaching and learning………………………
11
Strategies for using Youtube in teaching and learning…………..
12
Get started with Youtube………………………………..............
14
References…………………………………….................................
20
CHAPTER 3
GOOGLE DOCS
What is Google Docs?..………………………………...................
21
Benefits from Google Docs…..…………………………………….. 21
Using Google Docs in the classroom……………………………
22
Get started with Google Docs…………………………………..
24
References………………………………………………………… 31
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CHAPTER 4
SKYPE
What is Skype?…………………………………………………….
32
Benefits of using Skype.………………………………………….
32
Ways of using Skype in teaching and learning………...............
34
Usage in teaching and learning………………………………….
35
Get started with Skype...………………………………………….. 36
References……………………………………………...................
CHAPTER 5
43
WORDPRESS
What is WordPress?……………………………………………..
44
Advantages of using WordPress……….…....................................
44
Ways of using WordPress.……………………..............................
45
Get started with WordPress……………………….......................
46
References…………………………………………........................
52
CHAPTER 6
DROPBOX
What is Dropbox?………………………………...........................
53
Benefits of using Dropbox...……………………………………….. 53
Ways of using Dropbox………………………………………….
54
Get started with Dropbox……………............................................
56
References…………………………………......................................
65
CHAPTER 7
PREZI
What is Prezi?..…………………………………………...............
66
Advantages of Prezi………...………………....................................
66
Using Prezi…………………………….…………...........................
67
Get started with Prezi……...……………………………………… 69
References………………………………………….........................
76
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SLIDESHARE
What is Slideshare?.………………………….................................
77
Benefits of using Slideshare…………………….............................
77
Ways of using Slideshare………………….....................................
78
Get started with Slideshare……………………………………..
79
References………………………………………............................
86
CHAPTER 9
GLOGSTER
What is Glogster?…………………………………..…..................
87
Benefits of using Glogster………………………………...............
88
Ways of using Glogster…………………………………………..
89
Get started with Glogster……………………………...................
90
References…………………………………………........................
105
CHAPTER 10 BLOGGER
What is a Blog?..……………………………………........................... 106
Advantages of Weblogs and Blogs……………….........................
106
Benefits of using a Blog…………………………………................
107
Ways of using Blog……………………………………………….
108
Get started with Blogger…………………………………………. 110
References…………………………………………........................
119
CHAPTER 11 DIIGO
What is Diigo?..…………………………………….......................
120
Advantages of using annotation tools in education…..................
121
Usage in teaching and learning………………………………..
122
Ways of using Diigo………………………………………………
123
Get started with Diigo…………………………………………..
124
References………………………………………….........................
137
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CHAPTER 12 FACEBOOK
What is Facebook?..…………………………….............................
138
Advantages of Facebook…………………………….....................
138
Ways of using Facebook in education……………………………. 140
Usage in teaching and learning……………………………………. 140
Get started with Facebook………………………………………… 142
References………………………………………............................
154
CHAPTER 13 EVERNOTE
What is Evernote?..…………………………………......................
155
Benefits of using Evernote………………………….......................
156
Ways of using Evernote…………………………………………..
158
Get started with Evernote…………………………………………. 161
References………………………………………………................... 172
CHAPTER 14 JING
What is Jing?..……………………………………............................
173
Benefits of using Jing…………………………..….........................
174
Using Jing in Education…………………………………………….. 174
Get started with Jing……………………………………………… 175
References……………………………………………………………182
CHAPTER 15 LINKEDIN
What is Linkedin?..……………………….......................................
183
Benefits for students…………………………..…..................................183
Benefits for teachers……………………………………………… 184
Ways student can benefit from Linkedin………………………..
184
Get started with Linkedin………………………………………….. 186
References……………………………………….............................
192
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CHAPTER 16 EDMODO
What is Edmodo?..……………………………………......................... 193
Using Edmodo in education………………………….....................
193
Get started with Edmodo……………………………………………. 195
References……………………………………………….................
204
CHAPTER 17 WIKISPACES
What are Wikis?..……………………………………......................... 205
Wikis or Blog…………………………..…........................................
205
Benefits of Wikis…………………………………………………….. 206
Usage in teaching and learning,…………………………………….. 207
Get started with Wikispaces………………………………………
209
References…………………………………………………................ 217
CHAPTER 18 DEL.ICIO.US
What is Del.icio.us?..………………………………...........................
218
Advantages of using Del.icio.us…………………..…..........................
218
Using Del.icio.us in education…………………………………………219
220
Get started with Del.icio.us……………………………………………
References……………………………………………….................
227
CHAPTER 19 VOICETHREAD
What is VoiceThread?……………………………...........................
228
Benefits of using VoiceThread…………………..…............................
228
Ways of using VoiceThread……………………………………….
229
Usage in teaching and learning………………………………………. 230
Get started with VoiceThread……………………………………… 232
References…………………………………………………………. 237
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CHAPTER 20 CAMTASIA STUDIO
What is Camtasia Studio?…………………………..........................
238
Advantages of Camtasia Studio…………………............................
239
Potential impacts of instructional video on learning…………….
240
Get started with Camtasia Studio………………………………..
241
References…………………………………………………............... 260
CHAPTER 21 SCOOP.IT
What is Scoop.It? ……………………………………....................
261
Benefits of using Scoop.It…………………..…................................
261
Get started with Scoop.It…………………………………………… 262
References……………………………………………....................
270
CHAPTER 22 Flickr
What is Flickr? …………………………………….........................
271
Ways of using Flickr…………………..….........................................
271
Usage in teaching and learning…………………………………….
272
Get started with Flickr……………………………………………
274
References…………………………………………………............
284
CHAPTER 23 Wordle
What is Wordle? …………………………………….....................
285
Ways of using Wordle…………………..…......................................
286
Get started with Wordle……………………………………………. 287
References……………………………………………….................
290
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CHAPTER 24 PINTEREST
What is Pinterest? ………………………………............................... 291
Benefits of using Pinterest…………………..…...............................
291
Get started with Pinterest………………………………………….. 292
References……………………………………………….................
304
CHAPTER 25 WALLWISHER
What is Wallwisher? …………………………….............................
305
Benefits of using Wallwisher…………………..….............................
305
Ways of using Wallwisher………………………………………… 306
Get started with Wallwisher……………………………………..
307
References………………………………………………..................
315
CHAPTER 26 SCRIBD
What is Scribd? …………………………………….........................
316
Ways of using Scribd…………………..…........................................
316
Get started with Scribd………………………………………………318
References……………………………………………….................
322
CHAPTER 27 NING
What is Ning? …………………………………….............................
323
Benefits of using Ning in education………………….......................... 323
Ways of using Ning………………………………………………….. 324
Usage in teaching and learning…………………………………………
325
Get started with Ning……………………………………………… 326
References………………………………………………..................
341
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CHAPTER 28 ELLUMINATE
What is Elluminate? …………………………...................................
342
Benefits of using Elluminate…………………..…..............................
342
Ways of using Elluminate…………………………………………… 346
Get started with Elluminate……………………………………….. 349
References………………………………………………..................
365
CHAPTER 29 VYEW
What is Vyew? ………………………………...................................
366
A few ways Vyew is empowering users…………..….........................
366
Educational uses of Vyew………………………………………………
368
Get started with Vyew………………………………………………..370
References……………………………………………….................
377
CHAPTER 30 SYNC.IN
What is Sync.In? …………………………………….......................
378
Advantages of Sync.In…………………..…..........................................
378
379
Get started with Sync.In………………………………………………..
References………………………………………………….............
384
CHAPTER 31 TWIDDLA
What is Twiddla? ……………………………..................................
385
Advantages of Twiddla…………………..….......................................
385
Ways of using Twiddla for teaching………………………………… 386
Get started with Twiddla…………………………………………….. 388
References……………………………………………….................
394
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CHAPTER 32 SURVEY MONKEY
What is SurveyMonkey? ………………………………...................
395
Advantages of SurveyMonkey…………………..…............................
395
Benefits of using SurveyMonkey as online survey…………………. 396
Get started with SurveyMonkey…………………………………….. 398
References……………………………………………….................... 408
CHAPTER 33 POLL EVERYWHERE
What is Poll Everywhere? …………………………….....................
409
Ideas of using Poll Everywhere in the classroom………………………409
Benefits of Poll Everywhere………………………………………..
410
Get started with Poll Everywhere…………………………………… 411
References…………………………………………………...............
418
CHAPTER 34 SCREENCAST-O-MATIC
What is Screencast-O-Matic? ………………………….....................
419
Advantages of Screencast-O-Matic………………….......................
419
Benefits of using Screencast-O-Matic………………………………. 420
Get started with Screencast-O-Matic……………………………….. 421
References…………………………………………………………..
428
CHAPTER 35 Zotero
What is Zotero? ……………………………….................................
429
Benefits of Zotero…………………..…................................................
429
Advantages of Zotero……………………………………………….. 430
Zotero as a research tool…………………………………………….. 431
Get started with Zotero………………………………………………432
References…………………………………………………................ 445
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CHAPTER 36 BUBBL.US
What is Bubbl.Us? …………………………………….......................
446
Benefits of Bubbl.Us…………………..…...........................................
446
Ideas for usage as a research tool………………………………………..
447
Get started with Bubbl.Us………………………………………….. 448
References…………………………………………………................. 458
CHAPTER 37 GO!ANIMATE
What is Go!Animate? ………………………......................................
459
Advantages of Go!Animate…………………..…..............................
459
Using Go!Animate in education……………………………………… 460
Get started with Go!Animate……………………………………….. 461
References………………………………………………….................. 472
CHAPTER 38 EDUCREATIONS
What is Educreations? ……………………………………..............
473
Benefits from Educreations…………………..…...................................
473
Advantages of Educreations……………………………………………474
Get started with Educreations……………………………………… 475
References………………………………………………….................. 484
CHAPTER 39 ISSUU
What is Issuu? ……………………………………..............................
486
Advantages of Issuu…………………..….............................................
486
Using Issuu in the classroom…………………………………………. 487
Get started with Issuu……………………………………………….. 488
References………………………………………………….................. 494
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CHAPTER 40 MYEBOOK
What is Myebook? ……………………………………......................
495
Advantages of Myebook…………………..…........................................
496
Get started with Myebook…………………………………………
497
References…………………………………………………................
507
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Chapter 1
TWITTER
WHAT IS TWITTER?
Microblogging is a Web 2.0 technology and a new form of blogging that allow
users to publish online brief text updates, usually less than 140-200
characters. The posts can be edited and accessed online, or sent as SMS, email or via instant messaging clients. Usually, the microblogs authors embed
their posts as a widget on blogs or sites. Microblogging enables a real-time
interaction between users, using different devices, technologies and
applications. The best known microblogging services are Twitter (Carmen &
Gabriela 2008).
Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which
offers a social networking and microblogging service, allowing its users to
send and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to
140 characters displayed on the user's profile page. The short format of the
tweet is a defining characteristic of the service, allowing informal
collaboration and quick information sharing that provides relief from rising
email and instant messaging fatigue. Twittering is also a less gated method of
communication: you can share information with people that you would not
normally exchange email or IM messages with, opening up your circle of
contacts
to
an
ever-growing
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter).
community
of
like-minded
people
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ADVANTAGES OF TWITTER
Advantages of Twitter include the following:
1. Twitter is easy to use. In registration, it will only take you less than a
minute to join, and no confirmation e-mail needed.
2. You can create as many accounts as you want. Followers are
considered friends. Once they follow you through your tweets, you
can follow them back and immediately considered you as a friend.
3. Message boards or “tweets” itself can be viewable in public whether
you are friends or not, and you may include your URL as well which
is clickable.
4. Twitter also has unique profile templates, which can be created
through HTML mode or purchase it through legitimate dealers in
different auction sites related to templates.
(Source:
http://unblocked.me/twitter_faq/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-
twitter.php)
WAYS OF USING TWITTER IN EDUCATION
The following are some ways of using Twitter in education according to
Steve Wheeler (2009):
1. Twit Board: Notify students of changes to course content,
schedules, venues or other important information.
2. Summing Up: Ask students to read an article or chapter and then
post their brief summary or précis of the key point(s). A limit of 140
characters demands a lot of academic discipline.
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3. Twit Links: Share a hyperlink – a directed task for students – each is
required to regularly share one new hyperlink to a useful site they
have found.
4. Twitter Stalking: Follow a famous person and document their
progress. Better still if this can be linked to an event.
5. Time Tweet: Choose a famous person from the past and create a
twitter account for them – choose an image which represents the
historical figure and over a period of time write regular tweets in the
role of that character, in a style and using the vocabulary you think
they would have used (e.g. William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar).
6. Micro Meet: Hold discussions involving all the subscribing students.
As long as everyone is following the whole group, no-one should miss
out on the Twitter stream. All students participate because a
sequence of contributors is agreed beforehand.
7. Micro Write: Progressive collaborative writing on Twitter. Students
agree to take it in turns to contribute to an account or ‘story’ over a
period of time.
8. Lingua Tweeta: Good for modern language learning. Send tweets in
foreign languages and ask students to respond in the same language
or to translate the tweet into their native language.
9. Tweming: Start off a meme – agree on a common hash-tag so that
all the created content is automatically captured by Twemes or
another aggregator.
10. Twitter Pals: Encourage students to find a Twitter ‘penpal’ and
regularly converse with them over a period of time to find out about
their culture, hobbies, friends, family etc. Ideal for learning about
people from other cultures.
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GET STARTED WITH TWITTER
STEP 1
Go to: http://www.twitter.com.
STEP 2
Sign Up/Register
To create
a twitter
account,
click
‘Sign Up’.
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Fill up the
appropriate
information:
Full name,
username,
password
and valid
email
address.
Then, click
‘Create my
account’
You will be taken to
the twitter page and
you need to sign in
first to use your
registrated
username and
password.
Next, you need to
access the email
account you have
entered. Twitter will
send you a
confirmation email.
Click on the link in
that message to
confirm your email
address.
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Finding Friends
Click ‘Find
Friends’.
Find friends on Twitter
through your email
accounts, such as Gmail,
Yahoo!, AOL, Hotmail
and MSN accounts.
Also, Twitter will give
you a list of people
among your email
friends who have
Twitter accounts.
STEP 4
Write here to
start a
conversation
on Twitter.
Becoming a Tweeter
Click ‘Tweet’ to
update and let
people know
and retweet
what you are up
to.
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Following
To start following (know
the latest post and update),
open the page you want to
follow then click the icon
‘Twitter’.
Then, key in the
keyword to start
searching the page
you want to
follow.
Or, you can
click ‘Who To
Follow’ at a
your twitter
page.
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The
screen
will be
like this.
Click here
to start
following.
Click ‘Retweet’ to
the post you like.
Click ‘Reply’ to write a
reply/tweet the post.
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REFERENCES
Advantages and disadvantages of Twitter.
http://unblocked.me/twitter_faq/advantages-and-disadvantages-oftwitter.php [27 May 2011]
Carmen Holotescu & Gabriela Grosseck. 2008. Using microblogging in
education.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2286799/Can-we-use-Twitter-
for-educational-activities [27 May 2011]
Steve
Wheeler.
2009.
Teaching
with
Twitter.
wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/01/teaching-with-twitter.html
http://steve[27
2011]
Wikipedia: Twitter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter [27 May 2011]
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Chapter 6: YouTube
Chapter 2
YOUTUBE
WHAT IS YOUTUBE
YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view,
and share video clips. It has become a popular form of Web 2.0 new media.
A recent article in Wired cites an average of 65,000 uploads and 100 million
videos viewed per day on YouTube (Godwin-Jones 2007).
With the
exception of content that is offensive or illegal, videos can be animations,
footage of public events, personal recordings of friends. In short, it can be
anything a user wants to post. Videos can be informational, entertaining,
persuasive, or purely personal. One of an emerging class of social
applications, YouTube allows users to post and tag videos, watch those
posted by others, post comments in a threaded discussion format, search for
content by keyword or category, and create and participate in topical
groups. Users can view profiles of individuals who have posted or
commented on videos, see their favorite videos, and contact them.
BENEFITS OF USING YOUTUBE
Video can be a powerful educational and motivational tool. However, a great
deal of the medium's power lies not in itself but in how it is used. Video is
not an end in itself but a means toward achieving learning goals and
objectives.
Effective
instructional
video
is
not
television-to-student
instruction but rather teacher-to student instruction, with video as a vehicle
for discovery (Duffy 2008). YouTube is increasingly being used by educators
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as a pedagogic resource for everything from newsworthy events from
around the world to “slice-of-life” videos used to teach students within an
ESL course. The following are some general guidelines recommended by
Clark and Mayer (2002) in relation to considering the appropriate use of any
media to improve learning that media must;
1. Be aligned with expected learning or performance outcome;
2. Reduce cognitive load;
3. Exclude superficial text or graphics;
4. Be appropriate for target learner’s learning literacy's
5. Educators (and students alike), will find that video is an effective
catalyst and facilitator for classroom discourse and analysis.
USAGE OF YOUTUBE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
YouTube draws user into the experience of viewing videos and engaging with
the content as commentators and creators, activities that heighten students’
visual literacy which is an important skill in today’s electronic culture. Even if
most of the content on YouTube lacks an educational goal, the application
encourages experimentation with new media. Many educators believe that
the act of creating content is a valuable learning exercise, helping develop a
deeper understanding of the subject matter and the tools used to create that
content. To the extent that YouTube facilitates such creation, it has the
potential to expose students to new insights and skills, as well as link them
to various online communities. As a social-software application, YouTube is
part of a trend among Net Generation students to replace passive learning
with active participation, where everyone has a voice, anyone can contribute,
and the value lies less in the content itself than in the networks of learners
that form around content and support one another in learning goals.
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STRATEGIES FOR USING YOUTUBE IN TEACHING AND
LEARNING
The following are some guidelines relating to the specific use of video to
promote active viewing and maximize learning:
1. SEGEMENT - allow your students to watch the video in short
segments.
2. NOTES - videos are ideal for developing note-taking skills. Take
notes on the first viewing, then rewind, replay and check them. This
can be done individually or collectively as a class discussion /
brainstorming session.
3. PAUSE - use the "pause" feature to temporarily stop the tape and
allow your students to try to predict/recall what will happen next.
4. SOUND OFF - for video sequences that rely on visuals, turn the
sound off and narrate. This technique works especially well for listing
the steps of a process.
5. PICTURE OFF - use the audio clues to describe what is on screen.
Compare and contrast the predictions with the actual video.
6. PREVIEW each video carefully to determine its suitability for the
lesson's objectives and student'slearning outcomes.
7. INTEGRATE the video into the overall learning experience by adding
an experimental component to the lesson. Activities can be done
prior to viewing; to set the stage, review, provide background
information, identify new vocabulary words, or to introduce the
topic. The activity can be done after viewing to reinforce, apply, or
extend the information conveyed by the program. Often the video
can serve as an introduction or motivator for the hands-on activity to
come.
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8. CUT
–
use
online
video
editors
like
www.cuts.com
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or
www.eyespot.com to capture the concepts that are most relevant for
your lesson topic. It is often unnecessary and time-consuming to
screen a program in its entirety. When previewing a program, look
for segments particularly relevant or useful to the lesson or activity
planned.
9. FOCUS - give students a specific responsibility while viewing.
Introduce the video with a question, things to look for, unfamiliar
vocabulary, or an activity that will make the program's content more
clear or meaningful. By charging students with specific viewing
responsibilities, teachers can keep students "on task" and direct the
learning experience to the lesson's objectives. Be sure and follow-up
during and after viewing the tape.
10. AFTER - when students have viewed the video consider; what
interested them? What didn't they understand? How can you relate
the program to their experiences and feelings? Ask the students to
add comments / blog on the video. How can you validate and
appreciate diverse reactions to the material?
(Source: http://www.idahoptv.org/ntti/strategies.html)
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GET STARTED WITH YOUTUBE
STEP 1
Go to http://www.youtube.com/
STEP 2
Creating an Account
Select the “Create Account” link at the top of YouTube.com
Select a username
that matches your
personal identity
or
company
name.
Indicate
your
location,
postal code and
date of birth.
From here you will be able to assign this
YouTube account to an existing account or
create a new Google account.
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Now you have successfully created
your YouTube account. At this point,
you can customize a YouTube
channel, upload new videos and
refresh account settings.
STEP 3
Recording
You can record from sophisticated, high definition digital video recorders to
inexpensive tools. You can even record video from an enabled mobile phone
or your computer’s webcam.
Accepted file formats include:
Windows Media Video (.WMV)
.3GP (cell phones)
.AVI (windows)
.MOV (mac)
.MP4 (ipod/psp)
.MKV (h.264)
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STEP 4
Uploading
Click the ‘Upload’ button.
Select a movie from your
computer or record a video
from your webcam.
Name the video – use a descriptive
title and helpful description.
Use tags - these are keywords that
indicate what the video contains.
Select a video category.
Decide to make the video public or
private.
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Save your video settings and wait for processing (usually a
few minutes but can depend upon the size of the video).
Share it on Facebook, Twitter,
Google Reader, Orkut and
Myspace using AutoShare options.
Once the video has
been processed and
available live on
YouTube in public or
private setting, you
may also choose to
embed the video onto
a website or blog by
copying and pasting
the embed code
wherever you want to
show it.
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STEP 5
Video Attributes
1. Video Title – Use a simple titles including keywords if possible.
2. Videos by creator – A link to other videos from this account holder’s
channel.
3. Subscribe – An option to subscribe to this person’s videos. New
videos will appear in your YouTube account inbox when they are
created.
4. Video Play Option – Play and pause the video and adjust volume
controls.
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5. Video Time/Length – Numeric and visual display or where you are in
the video.
6. View Controls – Expand or contract your view of the video on your
screen.
7. Video Creator – The account name of the person who created this
video.
8. Video Description – Provide descriptive text to explain the video
content.
9. Views – The number of times this video has been viewed on
YouTube.
10. Review – Give feedback for the video with a “thumbs up” or “thums
down” rating.
11. Share & Save – Share or send the video to friends and colleagues.
Save the video to your favorites, or include it in a playlist of videos
you enjoy.
12. Embed Option – Access code to copy and paste on website or blog
so that video can be shared outside of YouTube.
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REFERENCES
Clark, R.C. & Mayer, R.E. 2002. E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven
Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning. San
Francisco: Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer.
Duffy, P. 2008. Engaging the YouTube Google-Eyed Generation: Strategies
for Using Web 2.0 in Teaching and Learning. The Electronic Journal of eLearning 6(2):119 – 130.
Godwin-Jones, R. 2007. Digital Video Update: YouTube, flash, high-definition.
http://www.allbusiness.com/technology/4051526-1.html
Ntti utilization strategies. http://www.idahoptv.org/ntti/strategies.html
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Chapter 3
GOOGLE DOCS
WHAT IS GOOGLE DOCS?
Google Docs is an online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation
editor that enables anyone to create, store and share instantly and securely,
and collaborate online in real time. We can create new documents from
scratch or upload existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
There is no software to download, and all work is stored safely online and
can be accessed from any computer.
(Source: http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html)
BENEFITS FROM GOOGLE DOCS
The following are some benefits of using Google Docs for teachers and
students:

Promote group work which is encourages multiple revision and peer
editing skills.

Teachers can publish announcements about upcoming assignments
and to monitor student progress via an interactive process which
allows you to give guidance when it might be of maximum benefit –
while student is still working on an assignment.

Easy to collaborate online with fellow students, even when they
aren't in the same place and they can get feedback easily from
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teachers, parents, relatives and tutors, and enter updates anytime
from anywhere. Students can go back to the revisions history to see
how their assignment has evolved, and who has helped.

Help students to stay organized and keep on top of their assignments.
They never have to remember to save their work because in Google
docs its automatically save.
(Source: http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html)
USING GOOGLE DOCS IN THE CLASSROOM
The following are interesting ways of using Google docs in the classroom:

Promote group collaboration and creativity by having students
record their group projects together in a single doc.

Keep track of grades, attendance, or any other data you can think of
using an easily accessible, always available spreadsheet.

Facilitate writing as a process by encouraging students to write in a
document shared with you. You can check up on their work at any
time, provide insight and help using the comments feature, and
understand better each student’s strengths.

Encourage collaborative presentation skills by asking your
students to work together on a shared presentation, and then present
it to the class.

Collaborate on a document with fellow teachers to help you all
track the status and success of students you share.

Maintain, update and share lesson plans over time in a single
document.
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Track and organize cumulative project data in a single
spreadsheet, accessible to any collaborator at any time
Source:
(http://electronicportfolios.com/google/UsingGoogleDocsintheclassroom.pdf)
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GET STARTED WITH GOOGLE DOCS
STEP 1
Go to: http://www.google.com.my/
STEP 2
Creating a Google Account
At the right top
corner of the Google
homepage, click ‘Sign
in’.
Then, click ‘Sign up
for a new Google
Account’.
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Fill in the
required
information.
Click ‘I
accept.
Create my
account’.
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Creating Google Documents
After creating
the Google
account and
logging in, go to
‘More’ at the
Google page
and select
‘Documents’.
Click the
‘CREATE’
button and
choose any
type of the
documents
below to
start
creating.
Or, you can
click this icon
to upload
your existing
document in
Google Docs.
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(a) Creating a Document
If you click create
‘Document’, this will
be your viewing page.
To rename this
document, click at
‘Untitled document’.
This is the document
toolbar with the
editing functions.
You can type your
document here like as
a word processor.
(b) Creating a Presentation
This is the
presentation toolbar
with the editing
functions.
Add new
slide.
If you click create
‘Presentation’, this will be
your viewing page.
Create your
presentation
here like a
powerpoint
presentation.
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(c) Creating a Spreadsheet
If you click create ‘Spreadsheet’,
this will be your viewing page.
To rename this
spreadsheet, click at
‘Untitled
spreadsheet’.
This is the
spreadsheet toolbar
with the editing
functions.
Click ‘Add item’
to add
questions or
others in your
form.
Start using your
spreadsheet
here like a Excel
file.
(d) Creating a Form
Click ‘Theme:Plain’ to
choose many
interesting themes.
If you click create ‘Form’,
this will your viewing page.
Click here to
give your form a
title.
Example of a
question.
You can edit,
duplicate and
delete the
questions you
have created.
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Sharing
To change your
sharing setting
and invite
others to
collaborate with
your
documents,
click the ‘Share’
button.
This icon shows
that your
document is
private and
only you can
access it.
Choose your
sharing setting
and click
‘Save’.
Then, click the
‘Done’ button.
To invite specific
people, enter names,
email addresses or
groups.
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STEP 5
Comments
Click ‘Show
comment stream’ to
see any comments
regarding the
documents.
Choose your
comment’s
notification
settings.
Then, click the
‘OK’ button.
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REFERENCES
http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html [17 November 2011]
http://electronicportfolios.com/google/UsingGoogleDocsintheclassroom.pdf
[17 November 2011]
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Chapter 4: Skype
SKYPE
Chapter 4
WHAT IS SKYPE?
Skype is for doing things together, whenever you are located. Skype’s text,
voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that
matter to you, wherever they are. Skype, a free software program that
allows anyone to talk to anyone else in the world over the Internet for free,
is easy to install and use. Folks around the world are using Skype daily to
keep in touch with friends and family with sound that’s clearer than a cell
phone or even a land line. Add a webcam and you can send video back and
forth as well. Up to 9 users can conference on a call (audio only) at no cost
(Lorrie Jackson 2007).
BENEFITS OF USING SKYPE
Skype is the innovative computer software that enables users to make free
calls online to other Skype users all over the globe. This software is obtained
for free from the Skype site and it can be utilized on almost all operating
systems and computers. The following are benefits of using Skype:
1. Easy to use: The creation of Skype has made communication more
user friendly in various fields like education, entertainment, travel and
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business. In fact, Skype does not have any hassles and it is very simple
to install. Any person can set up this program without any difficulties.
The main advantage of making calls online is that users can
effortlessly call other people whether they are close to them or the
other side of the world, either on computers or mobile phones.
2. Video calls: Another vital feature present in Skype is the capability of
making video calls. A caller can not only call someone else, but she or
he also has the opportunity of seeing the other person. This vital tool
is very useful for business people who are unable to make it in time
for certain events like meetings.
3. File transfers: Users of Skype can share files with each other. A user
can transfer files easily from their account to their friend’s account. It
supports different types of files including confidential data, office files
and also photos. The transfer is also done using relative security.
4. Low cost: The free calls between Skype users and less costly between
Skype to mobile phones provides users convenience and also saves
lots of money. Skype usage also removes time-restriction worries, as
talking for extended periods of time can lead to high charges when
using normal phone calls.
(Source: http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-skype/)
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WAYS OF USING SKYPE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
According to Chris Clark (2011), Skype can be integrated into teaching and
learning as follows:
1. Remote class – when you have to be away at a conference, conduct
class via Skype from your hotel room.
2. Guest speaker – interview an expert alum or invite a poet to talk to
the class.
3. Panel – ask multiple colleagues in different places to participate in a
discussion with your class.
4. Field trip – ask a docent in a museum or an archaeologist at a dig to
show your students what they are doing and seeing.
5. Language practice – match your students with volunteers from
another country for conversation.
6. Group work – students contact each other outside of class to work
on projects.
7. Office hours – conduct student meetings or help sessions from your
office or from home.
8. Collaboration – share a data gathering project with classes in other
locations.
9. Performance – show a student presentation, skit, or speech to an
expert evaluator.
10. Absence – if a student has to miss a class due to illness, he can
participate through a Skype connection.
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USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
By providing an easy, inexpensive way to communicate with people around
the world, Skype offers a wide range of activities that can improve student
engagement and comprehension. Interacting with people from other parts of
the world helps students understand cultural differences, learn about history
and social norms, and fine-tune foreign language skills. Learning becomes
increasingly authentic as it expands beyond the walls of the classroom, and
being able to have a phone call or a video chat with someone on the other
side of the world can make learning come alive. An inexpensive, widely
accessible tool like Skype also encourages faculty and students to experiment
with new techniques to facilitate engagement. For distance education, Skype
offers an easy way for disparate students and instructors to engage in
synchronous communication (Educause 2007).
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GET STARTED WITH SKYPE
STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: www.skype.com
Downloading
the
Skype
Application
To download the Skype application to your computer, at the Skype page go
to Get Skype and click Windows (if your computer is windows’ operate
system)
Click your computer operating system.
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Free Skype.
Click download Skype to
start downloading.
STEP 3
Running the Skype Setup File
A window will open asking what you want to do with a file called
SkypeSetup.exe. Click ‘Save File’.
When the download is done, open the SkypeSetup.exe file and start installing
the application. The Skype Setup Wizard will appear and guide you through
the rest of the installation.
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STEP 4
Log in/Sign in
After the installation is done, Skype will open automatically in its own
window.
If you already have a Skype name this will be your log in page. If you do not
have a Skype name click on the link “Don’t have a Skype Name?” The
following window will appear.
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After completing creating the Skype account, you are now ready to sign in
and start your first Skype call.
STEP 5
Click Skype Sound Test Service
once. You’ll see a green phone
icon (to call out) and a white
balloon in a blue circle (to instant
message/chat). Make sure your
microphone is plugged in, and
then press the green phone
button.
Skyping
Look under contacts and
you should see Sound
Test Service. That is an
automated testing
service that helps you
make sure your
microphone and
speakers (internal or
external) or headset are
working.
A recording will prompt you to say a word
or two. Your message then will be played
back to you. If you hear your voice played
back, everything is working.
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Searching Others
This screen will appear.
To find another Skype user,
click on ‘Contacts’. In the
‘Contacts’ menu click on
‘Search for Skype Users’.
Fill in the appropriate
boxes and click ‘Find’.
Skype will search for
the contact and provide
a list of people in the
box.
Highlight the person
you are looking for and
click ‘Add contact’.
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Click on the contact
you wish to chat with.
You will notice that the
name is highlighted in
the contact list.
To send a file during a chat, go to
‘Share’ and click ‘Send File’. Then,
choose the file you want to send.
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Chatting & Sending Files
In the column on the
right below the picture
you will see a few
buttons and then text.
This text is what remains
of the chat.
Inside the box it says
‘Type a message here’.
Thit is where to type
your text. Once you
have added the text,
click on the blue button
that looks like a
conversation
bubble
located at the right of
the box.
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To make a call, click
on the contact you
wish to call.
Making a Call
When the contact
appears, you will have
two green buttons to
choose from. You can
click on the green ‘Call’
button or the green
‘Video call’ button. This
will allow you to call
your contact and talk to
them either with or
without video.
Skype allows you to chat and call
at the same time. This is useful
for sharing links while calling.
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Benefits of Skype. http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-skype/. [8 March 2011]
Chris
Clark.
2011.
Ten
ways
to
use
skype
in
a
course.
http://ltlatnd.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/ten-ways-to-use-skype-in-acourse/. [8 March 2011]
Educause.
2007.
7
things
you
should
know
about
Skype.
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Lorrie Jackson. 2007. Skype: Talk to Anyone, Anywhere for Free.
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March 2011]
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Chapter 5: Wordpress
Chapter 5
WORDPRESS
WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
WordPress is a free online publishing. It is a web-based software program
that allows anyone to build and maintain in term of creating and editing a
website or blog. It was originally intended as an easy way to set up a blog.
(Source: http://www.mcbuzz.com/wordpress/what-is-wordpress/)
ADVANTAGES OF WORDPRESS
Wordpress is the most common choice for blog users because of the
following features:
1. Ease of use and versatility - WordPress is suitable for just about
anybody - from the absolute novice to the advanced programmer.
2. Feature-rich interface - WordPress has a rich text editor with
advanced multimedia support.
3. Expandable - WordPress's community distributes a large number of
modules for almost any popular website feature.
4. It is Open Source - Free to install and use Wordpress for your site.
(Source: http://kb.siteground.com/article/What_is_WordPress.html)
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WAYS OF USING WORDPRESS
The following are some ways of using Wordpress:
1. WordPress is an easy-to-use platform, it can be used as as a platform
to build just any kind of website and including portfolio website
(Cameron 2009)
2. WordPress as the engine behind your organisation website and
classroom blogs. You can log in to the class website online and use
the web interface to add contest to your website (Kuroneko 2008).
3. WordPress allows you to set up various levels of access to your site
by changing the user role. That way, you can get students (and
teachers) to write articles for your website, but you can control what
actually gets published online (Kuroneko 2008).
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STEP 1
Go to: http://wordpress.com/
STEP 2
Sign Up/Registration
To start the
registration,
click the
‘Sign up
now’
button.
Fill in the form
to create your
WordPress
account and
your blog
address.
Next, click ‘Sign up’.
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Once you have clicked ‘sign up’,
this page will appear. You need
to check your e-mail inbox to
activate your account.
You will receive this
email and you need
to click this link to
start activating your
account.
Fill in the profile form.
Save your profile by
clicking the ‘Save
Profile’ button.
Once you have
finished
activating your
account, you
can login and
start using
WordPress.
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Editing Blogs
On your blog
homepage, click
‘About’.
Click ‘Edit’ to start
editing the page.
Delete the text, and start
writing some information
about your homepage.
Click ‘Preview Changes’ before
you click the ‘Update’ button.
Click ‘Update’.
To return to your homepage,
click this button.
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Adding Links
Go to ‘My Blog’.
Click ‘Dashboard’.
Click ‘Add New’.
Insert the required information
and click ‘Add Link’.
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STEP 5
Customizing Appearance
Click ‘Appearance’ at the
dashboard page.
This page will appear and
you can choose your
favorite theme and
appearance.
Select a theme and
click ‘Activate’.
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Commenting Post
At your blog page, you can see the
text ‘Comment’ here. To start
commenting a post, you need to
click this ‘comment’ text.
This
page will
appear.
Write
your
comments
here.
Click ‘Post Comment’
to submit/reply your
comments.
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REFERENCES
Cameron Chapman. 2009. Ultimate Guide To Using WordPress For A
Portfolio.
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/29/ultimate-
guide-to-using-wordpress-for-a-portfolio/ [8 March 2011].
Koruneko. 2008. WordPress Roles and Capabilities: How to get Students
and Teachers to Put Content on Your School or Class Website.
http://blog.classroomteacher.ca/68/wordpress-roles-and-capabilitieshow-to-get-students-and-teachers-to-put-content-on-your-school-orclass-website/ [8 March 2011]
What
is
Wordpress.
http://kb.siteground.com/article/What_is_WordPress.html [8 March
2011]
What is wordpress. http://www.mcbuzz.com/wordpress/what-is-wordpress/
[8 March 2011]
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Chapter 6
DROPBOX
WHAT IS DROPBOX?
Dropbox is a simple online virtual storage utility that allows you to make
your files accessible from almost anywhere. Designed for those who are
tired of e-mailing files to themselves and carrying around flash drives,
Dropbox looks to revolutionize the way you store and share files.
(Source:
http://acomputerblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/just-what-is-
dropbox.html.)
BENEFITS OF USING DROPBOX
The following are some benefits of using Dropbox suggested by Chris Clark
(2010):
1.
Access it anywhere.
2.
Use it on multiple devices (eg. – laptop, tablet, or smartphone).
3.
Works across platforms – sync up a to-do list from a Windows
machine and modify it on a Blackberry, Mac, Linux, iPhone, or Android
device.
4.
The app is optional – If the computer in your classroom that doesn’t
have Dropbox installed, you simply access your files from a browser.
5.
Sharing –Set up a folder to be accessible by a specific set of Dropbox
accounts.
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Make items public – anything in “Public” folder is available to the
world.
7.
Back up essential files – everything save in a Dropbox folder is
automatically copied, not only to “the cloud” but also to other devices
connected to your account.
8.
Keep files in sync – always have your most recent to-do list or folder
of browser bookmarks.
9.
Fewer things to forget – become less reliant on that USB flash drive or
portable hard drive.
10.
History – an account maintains 30 days of “undo”, allowing you to
return to last draft preparation notes if you are accidentally deleted
that awesome anecdote.
11.
Keep costs low –No fee for 2 GB of space. If need more space, it
available with the reasonable and low fee.
WAYS OF USING DROPBOX
According to Ryan Battles (2011), Dropbox can be used in the following
ways:
1.
Free backup: Save any files in Dropbox and it will instantly have
secure backup to Dropbox's servers.
2.
Restoring Previous Versions: Anything in the Dropbox folder can
be restored to a previous version, even deleted file.
3.
Public File Sharing: Easily send large attachment to others without
using email and worries about the file size. Upload the file to Dropbox
and use the built-in public link tool to simply send a link to the
recipient, where they can download the file at their convenience.
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Collaborating with Others: Helps to have access to the same files
and share a folder via Dropbox.
5.
Instant Mobile Viewing: Store all documents within Dropbox, and
use the Dropbox App to download them whenever you need to view
it.
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GET STARTED WITH DROPBOX
STEP 1
Go to: http://www.dropbox.com/
STEP 2
Downloading Dropbox
At the Dropbox
page, click the
‘Download
Dropbox’ button.
Then, run
‘Dropbox.exe’.
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Click ‘Yes’ to allow
for installation.
Then, click the
‘Install’ button.
STEP 3
Creating a Dropbox Account
If you do
not have a
Dropbox
account,
click here.
Then, click
‘Next’.
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Fill in the
information
required.
Click the ‘Next’
button again.
Choose your Dropbox
size. If you want a
larger storage size,
you can choose the
paid account.
Click ‘Next’.
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Then, you can take a
brief tour of Dropbox
or you can ‘Skip tour
and finish’.
Finally, click
the
‘Finish’ button.
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STEP 4
Dropbox Desktop
Double click
your Dropbox
desktop.
Dropbox automatically adds two folders
and ‘Getting Started’ file. You can view
these to see how it works.
(a) Using Public Folder
You also can
add folders or
drag and drop
files in
Dropbox
Desktop.
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(a) Public Folder
Double click
‘Public’ folder.
Public folders in Dropbox
allows you to share the
document with others even
thought they do not have a
Dropbox account. To start
sharing, drop your files in this
folder.
Then, right click on the file. Go to
‘Dropbox’ and click at ‘Copy public
link’. This copies the Internet link to
your file. You can now share this file
with others: just paste the link into
e-mails, instant message
conversations, blogs, etc.
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(b) Photos Folder
Double click
the‘Photos’ folder.
Make a folder inside
the Photos folder,
and give it a name.
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Put photos inside the
folder you jhave ust
created. Now you can
view and share this
photo gallery online
by going to
http://www.dropbox.
com/photos
STEP 5
Dropbox Website
Go to https://www.dropbox.com/
and click Log in.
Insert your
email address
and password.
Then, click the
‘Log in’ button.
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(a) Files toolbar
(b) Sharing toolbar
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REFERENCES
http://acomputerblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/just-what-is-dropbox.html
[16 November 2011]
Ryan Battles. 2011. The Benefits of Dropbox.
http://joviawebstudio.com/blog/the_benefits_of_dropbox/
November
[16
2011]
Chris Clark. 2010. A dozen benefits of Dropbox file storage – and
some caveats
http://ltlatnd.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/dropbox-benefits-caveas/
[16 November 2011]
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Chapter 7: Prezi
PREZI
Chapter 7
PREZI
WHAT IS PREZI?
Prezi serves a similar function to power Point, but with more powerful and
interesting features. In Prezi Presentation are created on a ‘canvas’ rather
than on slides. This encourages presenters to focus on combining text, image
and multimedia. Items on the canvas can be dragged, tilted and zoomed to
create engaging look. A ‘path’ can be drawn between the different elements
on the stage to create animation.
ADVANTAGES OF PREZI
According to Tarr (2009), Prezi has the following benefits:
1. It has the ‘wow’ factor which Power Point lost many years ago.
2. The ‘canvas’ layout deters presenters from using too much text.
3. It is easy to incorporate images, sounds and videos into one
presentation.
4. It is very easy to use.
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USING PREZI
According to Lydia (2010), Prezi can be used in the following manner:
1. Formatting: Prezi limits “glitz” options significantly. It has about 8
backgrounds to choose from, and each has pre-programmed fonts
and colors that can’t be changed. No more getting lost in the color
picker or the font window.
2. Text: It’s easy to put in small amounts of text and more difficult to
enlarge the boxes to add “too much” text. This encourages students
to use bullets rather than paragraphs.
3. Images: Images can be added and users can use frames to zoom in
to a particular portion of a photo. For example, you can have the
program zoom to a portion of the photo- ask prediction questionsthen have the program zoom out to show the entire scene. You can
also easily focus in on a detail that might be lost when viewed as part
of the whole photo.
4. Video: Embedding video doesn’t get much easier than Prezi,
especially if you are taking it from YouTube. Prezi also lets you
upload a wide variety of file formats for images and videos, but limits
the file size to 50 MB for the free version.
5. Sharing: This is a new feature in Prezi, and a pretty significant one.
You can share presentations with up to 10 viewers and allow them to
edit-making collaborative work a breeze. Users can sign up for
accounts easily.
6. Prezis embed easily into most webpages and can be used as
standalone teaching aids with some creativity in the design of the
presentation. Links to public prezis can be posted or emailed- making
student work easy to share with family and the world.
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7. Differentiation:
The biggest difference between Prezi and
traditional slideshow programs is the layout. Picture a large, flat
pallette upon which you lay the different elements of your
presentation. They can be in any arrangement you choose, unlike the
linear display of a PowerPoint. Creators use a path to connect the
elements, and this path allows users to move easily from one element
to another and back again. This layout is great for kids who need to
brainstorm, move things around, figure out the order, move it again,
and have flexibility in their design.
8. Wheel Reinvention: It just may be that the presentation you are
wanting to create for your class already exists, at least in a semiuseable form. Many users post their prezis and allow others to copy
them, edit them, and use them for their own purposes.
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GET STARTED WITH PREZI
STEP 1
Go to: www.prezi .com
STEP 2
Signing a Free Account
First, click ‘Sign up
now’.
Start the
registration by
filling in the
required
information.
Click ‘Register and
Continue’.
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Once you have registered,
you can activate and use
your Prezi.
STEP 3
Using Prezi
1) Writing text
Double-click anywhere on the
canvas to add a text.
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This text box will appear and
jot down your key ideas. You
can drag it around to create
more space.
2) Using Zebra
When you click on one
of the text boxes, you
will see the striped
transformation zebra.
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When you click and drag
the inner ring of the zebra
in and out, you can resize
the scale of your text.
When you click and drag
the outer ring of the zebra,
you can rotate objects of
any kind.
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3) Adding image and video
Click ‘Load File’ at
Insert tool to insert
an image or a video.
You can also insert
videos from YouTube
by pasting the link of
the video.
Click ‘Shape’ to
insert a frame.
4) Creating Story Line
After you've
added and
arranged your
text and images,
it's time to add
the storyline or
path. Click ‘add’
to start inserting
the path.
You can add your
path like this based
on your storyline.
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5) Show to ‘present’
Now, you can
start presenting
your Prezi by
clicking the ‘Show’
button and ‘Fullscreen’.
You can click to zoom in and
out of your ideas at any
point and press the arrows
to get back to the path.
STEP 4
Click this arrow
button and your
presentation will be
presented based on
your specified
storyline path.
Publishing Online
To publish your Prezi online,
click ‘Start online presentation’.
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To publish your presentation,
check the box marked Publish. On
the Share tab, you can invite
others to view or edit your prezi,
and obtain an embed code to
easily add the prezi to your blog.
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REFERENCES
Lydia
Leimbach.
2010.
Prezi.
Just
Plain
Good
for Content.
http://rsu2teachertech.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/prezi-just-plaingood-for-content/ [14 March 2011]
Tarr,
R.J.
2009.
Prezi:
A
Quickstart
Guide.
http://www.activehistory.co.uk/Miscellaneous/free_stuff/worksheets/Pr
ezi.pdf [14 March 2011]
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Chapter 8
SLIDESHARE
WHAT IS SLIDESHARE?
PREZI
SlideShare is a media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs.
SlideShare features a vibrant professional community that regularly
comments, favorites and downloads content. Content also spreads virally
through blogs and social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter.
Individuals and organizations upload documents to SlideShare to share ideas,
connect with others, and generate leads for their businesses. Anyone can
view presentations and documents on topics that interest them.
(Source:
http://www.slideshare.net/about?PHPSESSID=cdcd1c967d45a922f503f2147b6
d390)
BENEFITS OF USING SLIDESHARE
Patrick Powers (2010), suggests the following benefits of using Slideshare:
1. SlideShare as a marketing tool. For example, the presentations are
well put together and capitalize on a great opportunity to let people
know more about the institution.
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2. SlideShare can act as an internal organizer for uploading a handful of
presentations a while back focused around information pertinent to
an internal audience.
3. Slideshare as an alumni resource. For example, uploads presentations
targeted for a specific audience. The presentations are geared toward
job seekers and alums in the workplace
WAYS OF USING SLIDESHARE
According to Daniel (2010), the following are some of the things you can do
on SlideShare:
1. Embed slideshows into your own blog or website.
2. Share slideshows publicly or privately. There are several ways to
share privately.
3. Synch audio to your slides.
4. Market your own event on slideshare.
5. Join groups to connect with SlideShare members who share your
interests.
6. Download the original file.
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GET STARTED WITH SLIDESHARE
STEP 1
STEP 2
Insert your
username or email
and password.
Insert your details
here.
Click ‘SIGN UP’
Go to: http://www.slideshare.net/
Sign in/Sign up
If you already
have a Slideshare
account, you can
start login. You
also can login
using your
Facebook
account.
Click ‘LOGIN’.
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STEP 3
Searching Presentations
Insert the keyword
of the slide you
want to search.
Click ‘Search’.
Select the
slide you
like to open.
This is the example
of the presentation
view and tools.
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Uploading Presentations
At the bottom of the
Slidashare page, click
‘UPLOAD’.
Click ‘UPLOAD
publicly’ (all can view
your file).
If you have “Slideshare
Pro” account, you can
‘UPLOAD privately’.
Select the presentation from your
file. If you want to upload more
than one file use the Ctrl key (you
also can upload documents PDF).
Now your presentation
will appear in Slideshare
and everyone can view it.
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Adding Youtube Videos
To start editing
your presentation,
click ‘My Uploads’.
Choose the presentation
you want to add the
video and click ‘Edit’.
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Go to the ‘Insert
YouTube videos’ tab.
At the ‘YouTube’ web,
find the video you want
to insert in your
presentation and copy
the URL.
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Paste the
‘YouTube video
URL’ here.
Next, click ‘Insert &
Publish’ and you are
done.
To add another
video, you can click
here.
Select the position to
insert your video in the
presentation.
If you want to remove the video you’ve
inserted, tick at remove box and click
‘Remove Selected’.
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Posting a Comment
To start
commenting, at the
presentation slide
view, go to the
bottom of the page.
Write your
comments here.
Then, click ‘Post
Comment’.
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REFERENCES
Daniel St. Pierre. 2010. What is SlideShare and How can it Benefit You?
http://www.cybergenica.com/blog/business-post/what-is-slideshare-andhow-can-it-benefit-you/ [6 April 2011]
Patrick Powers. 2010. Three ways universities could better use SlideShare.
http://patrickpowers.net/2010/11/three-ways-universities-could-betteruse-slideshare/ [6 April 2011]
Why
you
should
use
SlideShare?
http://www.slideshare.net/about?PHPSESSID=cdcd1c967d45a922f503f2
147b6d3902 [6 April 2011]
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GLOGSTER
PREZI
WHAT IS GLOGSTER?
A Glog is created using a very easy to understand, drag and drop interface
that is relevant, enjoyable, and scalable for students of all ages and learning
styles. A Glog is an interactive visual platform in which users create a
“poster or web page” containing multimedia elements including: text, audio,
video, images, graphics, drawings, and data (http://edu.glogster.com/what-isglogster-edu/). Glogster EDU is the leading global education platform for the
creative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and beyond. It
empowers educators and students with the technology to create GLOGS online multimedia posters - with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds,
drawings, data attachments and more.
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BENEFITS OF USING GLOGSTER
The following are some benefits of using Glogster for teachers/lecturers and
students:
For Teachers/Lecturers:
1. A creative, dynamic, and innovative digital outlet that captures
learner’s excitement for online creations, keeps learners engaged in
course content, and makes teaching and learning more fun.
2. A private and safe platform, monitored directly by teachers. Teachers
control all the activities of their learners.
3. A valuable teaching tool that integrates diverse core subjects
including math, science, history, art, photography, music and more for
individual learner portfolios, unique alternative assessments, and
differentiated
instructional
activities
(http://edu.glogster.com/register/).
For Students:
1. A fun, imaginative, and powerful learning experience which fosters
independent creative self expression, positive learner-teacher
relationships, and teamwork on collaborative class projects.
2. A vibrant, multi-sensory learning experience which integrates
learner’s knowledge and skills into traditionally text-oriented subjects
and motivates learner’s desire to explore topics in which they may
previously have been less interested.
In additional, Glogster also provides the following benefits to teachers and
learners:
1. A fun learning experience.
2. A new way to express creativity.
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3. Private, secure, safe virtual classroom monitored by teachers.
4. Drives new interest levels around subjects that may have been seen
as “boring” before.
5. Adds audiovisual aspects to traditionally text-oriented subjects.
6. Fosters teamwork and collaboration with classmates.
7. Increases drive to be independently creative.
8. Unlimited shelf life.
9. Improves student-teacher relationships by allowing both to explore
Web 2.0 & learning concepts together.
10. Keeps teachers and students up-to-date with modern technology.
(Source: http://edu.glogster.com/classroom-benefits/)
WAYS OF USING GLOGSTER
Glogster can be used in the following aducational context:
1. Glogster is a unique tool which teachers and students to create an
online poster using hyperlinks to other websites, video, images,
photographs, and sounds.
2. Glogster
allows teachers
to
create
thoughtful
and
creative
assignments.
3. Teachers can assign students to research a country and make a
traveling brochure.
4. Students can upload youtube videos of people speaking in their native
tongue, upload popular/traditional music of the country, provide
facts, travel information and popular destinations.
(Source:
education/)
http://flyylibrarian.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/using-glogster-in-
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GET STARTED WITH GLOGSTER
STEP 1
Go to:
http://glogsteredu.edu.glogster.com/
STEP 2
Sign up/Register
STEP 2
Sign up/register with Glogster
Choose a premium
account for more
features.
es of Glogster
Choose ‘Basic
Teacher’ to get a
free account
(limited 50
students account).
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Fill in the
registration form.
You need to check
your email to start
activating your
Glogster account by
clicking the link
given.
Then, click
‘SIGN UP’.
STEP 3
Creating New Glogs
After you have log in,
go to ‘My dashboard’
page.
To start creating
new Glogs, click
here.
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Then, you will see this
page. You can create
your Glog using the
‘Magnet Tool Box’.
You can use the
‘Magnet Tool Box’ to
add or insert graphic,
text, image, video,
sound, data, to the wall
of your poster.
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Changing Walls
Click ‘WALL’
at your
magnet tool.
Select the
’wall’ you
like.
Now, your wall
will appear like
this.
Then click
‘USE IT’.
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Inserting/Adding Texts
You can
choose
bubbles,
stickers or
titles to
insert text.
Click ‘TEXT’
at your
magnet tool.
Select the text
appearance you
like.
Then, click
‘USE IT’.
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Tools to edit
the image.
Now, it is on your wall and
you can edit the text and
the appearance.
Tools to edit
the text.
You also can insert
graphics using the same
procedures.
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Inserting Images
Click the
‘Images’ tab.
Click ‘IMAGE’ to
insert the image.
You can insert
image by
uploading from
your computer,
or from the
web by
inserting the
web address or
you can grab
image from a
webcam
snapshot.
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To insert a
frame for
image, click
the ‘Frame’
tab.
Choose the
frame you
like.
You can insert audio using
the same procedures.
Then, click
‘USE IT’.
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STEP 7
Click
‘VIDEO’ to
insert a
video.
Inserting Videos
Click the
‘Video’ tab.
You also can
insert videos
from
‘SchoolTube’.
Uploaded
video.
You can insert a
video by
uploading the
video from your
computer, or
from the web
by inserting the
web address or
you can grab
from a webcam.
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To insert the
player for video,
click players tab.
Choose the
player you
like.
Then, click
‘USE IT’.
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You can save or
publish or preview
your Glog.
NOW YOU HAVE
CREATED A GLOG
Here are examples
of Glogs created by
others.
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Adding Students
At the ‘My
dashboard
page’ click
‘Add new
students’.
Or, you can add
students by
using an Excel
document (by
clicking
‘Download File’).
You can add
students by
inserting the
number of
students you
want to add.
Then click ‘Add
Account’.
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Click ‘Option’ to
enable the macro.
The imported file of the
Excel tool will
automatically appear.
Tick ‘Open with’ and
click ‘OK’ to start
downloading the file.
Tick ‘Enable the
content’ and then
click ‘OK’.
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Click the ’Login’
button.
Then click ‘Import’
to start uploading
your students to
Glogster.
Start creating your student account by
inserting ‘Nick’, ‘Gender’ and
‘Password’. ‘First name’, ‘Last name’
and ‘Grade’ (optional).
Here is the
guide for
the
‘Status’.
Insert your ‘Nick’ and
‘Password’ of your
Glogster account. Then
click ‘Login’.
After clicking the
import button, the
‘status’ and ‘first login
link’ will automatically
appear.
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You can Edit,
Change
Password
and Delete
your students
account.
You can add
more new
students.
Now you have 10
students imported
into your Glogster
account.
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REFERENCES
Classroom benefits. http://edu.glogster.com/classroom-benefits/ [6 April
2011]
http://flyylibrarian.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/using-glogster-in-education/
[27 May 2011]
http://edu.glogster.com/register/ [6 April 2011]
What is Glogster Edu. http://edu.glogster.com/what-is-glogster-edu/ [6 April
2011]
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BLOGGER
WHAT IS A BLOG?
Generally, a weblog or blog is a personal diary, collaborative space, breakingnews outlet and a collection of links to your own private views memos to
the world. In short, your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are so
many of them, in various shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules. In
simple terms, a blog is a website, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis.
New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what is new. Then
they comment on it or link to it or email you. In the field of education, blog
or weblogs are being used to satisfy a variety of communication needs to
favour e-learning practices (Susana & Sergio 2007).
ADVANTAGES OF WEBLOGS OR BLOGS
According to Susana and Sergio (2007), weblogs or blogs have several
advantages:
1. They are easy to setup and administrate in contrast to other
technologies.
2. They are easier to publish all types of resources (text, images, video,
etc.) to the Web when compared to traditional web publishing.
3. They allow instant publishing with just one click and are easy to
create and maintain, as opposed to traditional web pages that are
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labor-intensive and require at least some web design knowledge
(HTML, CSS, JavaScript).
4. They can be updated easily, from anywhere without having to worry
about FTP connections, web authoring software, etc.
5. They have the ability to reach a large audience without losing
information quality and allowing for different levels of detail. They
break the trade off between reach and richness of information.
6. The
access
to
information
posted
in
weblogs
is
24/7
(anytime/anywhere)
7. No special blogging software is needed to create a weblog. Some
bloggers use plain HTML to create their weblogs. However, most
blogging software allows a person to create and maintain a weblog
without knowing HTML. Instructor does not need to periodically
request the learning logs to the students.
8. Other technologies can be applied jointly into a weblog. For example,
using of Wikis as enablers for group writing and knowledge sharing
(eg. building glossaries).
BENEFITS OF USING A BLOG
The following are the benefits of using a blog listed by Anamaria (2010):
1. A blog allows web-savvy students to legitimately use their favorite
source of information, the Internet, and makes use of their skills for
the purposes of the program.
2. It increases the students’ motivation to take an active part in the
learning process, since blogging is fun and interesting.
3. It develops the communication skills of students that are less
internet-savvy through peer-to-peer learning.
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4. It keeps students informed with the most up-to-date information
about of their object of study.
5. Through the use of comments and other forms of feedback, it
develops critical thinking (and the appropriate ways to put it into
writing).
6. It is a portal for creativity and personal initiative where good ideas
are rewarded not only with good grades but also with direct
responses from readers across the web.
7. It increases the visibility of our programs on the web and has the
effect of giving it a more clearly defined positive image, which in turn
may result in higher commitment of the students to the program and
a sense of pride in their work.
8. It makes learning flat, not hierarchical, with the teacher as control
point rather than unique source of information and interpretation.
WAYS OF USING BLOGS
According to Susana and Sergio (2007), weblogs can be used by instructors
and students as follows:
Instructor weblog: weblogs written by instructors are mainly used as an
additional communication channel to share information with students.
Instructor weblogs usually contain course content, course management
information, general commentary to all students about their learning
progress, etc.
Student weblog: weblogs written by students are basically learning
weblogs or project weblogs. A learning weblog (Lowe 2006) is a learning
diary, created concurrently with the learning experience, and reporting on
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the learning content as wells as the process (including time taken, sources
used, and so forth). A project weblog, often authored by a team of students,
documents the project progress and findings.
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STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: http://www.blogger.com/
Sign Up/Registration
To start creating
your blog, you
need to have a
Google account.
Click ‘Get started’
to create your
account.
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To create a Google
account, fill in the
online form.
Select your
country.
Click ‘Send
verification code to
my mobile phone’
and the code number
will be sent directly
to your mobile
phone.
Enter your mobile
phone number.
Start with your
country code.
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Once you have
received the
verification code,
enter it here.
STEP 3
Then, click
‘Verify’.
Naming Your Blog
Enter your blog
title. You can
change your blog
title later.
Click here to
check the
availability of
your blog title.
Then, click
‘CONTINUE’.
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Choosimh Your Template
Choose your
template or
you can
choose it
later.
Then, click
‘CONTINUE’.
Now your blog has
been created. You
can start posting
and coustomizing
your blog.
Click here to
start blogging.
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Posting
To start posting,
click ‘New Post’ at
the top right corner
of your blog page.
Insert your
page title.
Type your
text here.
Then, you can choose
‘SAVE NOW’ or
‘PREVIEW’. If you are
ready to publish, click
‘PUBLISH POST’.
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When editing your
text, you can insert a
link, an image or a
video.
You can upload your
videos from your own
folder or from
YouTube.
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Commenting a Post
This page will appear
and you can type your
comments here.
To start commenting, open
the post you want to
comment, and click
‘Comment’.
Then, click ‘Post Comment’. You
can ‘Preview’ the comments
before publishing it.
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This page will
appear and you can
click and drag the
page element of
your blog.
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Customizing Your Blog
To customize your
blog, click ‘Design’
at the top right
hand corner of your
blog page.
Then, you can
‘Preview’ and
‘Save’.
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You can add a
gadget to your blog.
You can choose
from the various
gadgets available.
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REFERENCES
Anamaria Dutceac Segesten. 2010. Blogs in higher education – some ideas
about
their
benefits
and
downsides.
http://uvenus.org/2010/06/07/blogs-in-higher-education-%E2%80%93some-ideas-about-their-benefits-and-downsides/html [4 May 2011]
http://gplsi.dlsi.ua.es/proyectos/webeso/pdf/inted07.pdf [4 April 2011]
Lowe, A.J. 2006. Blog use in teaching – Dragster activity. Internet:
http://www.webducate.net/dragster2/examples/bloguse/. [4 May 2011]
Susana de Juana-Espinosa & Sergio Lujan-Mora. 2007. The use of weblogs in
higher education: Benefits and barriers.
What’s a blog. http://www.blogger.com/tour_start.g [4 May 2011]
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Chapter 11
DIIGO
WHAT IS DIIGO?
Collaborative annotation tools, such as Diigo and Google Sidewiki, expand
the concept of social bookmarking by allowing users not only to share
bookmarks but also to digitally annotate web pages. Collaborative annotation
allows users to highlight specific content on a web page and add a note
explaining their thoughts or pointing to related resources. Users can
highlight text or images, add their own comments, and share annotations
with their friends. In addition, bookmarks and comments can be grouped and
tagged to provide organization. As a result, students in a course (or
members of research groups) can compile an annotated bibliography of
useful sites, with marked paragraphs they found important and notes about
why a site is significant. Students who use annotation tools for academic
research can build a collection of their own studies and observations in much
the same way students have saved texts with highlighted passages, scribbled
comments, and sticky notes. For students who plan to pursue academic
work as a career or for researchers working on long-term projects, the
ability to collect these research components can be very valuable. In the
context of a University course, collaborative annotation tools involve
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students in a more active investigation and evaluation of resources (Educause
2009).
In short, Diigo is a social bookmarking tool that helps you read, share
and organize the web pages you look at. In addition, it allows you to share
your bookmarks, as well as browse bookmarks created by others. Diigo has
dual purpose - it acts as a bookmarking tool, as well as a social networking
tool.
ADVANTAGES
OF
USING
ANNOTATION
TOOLS
IN
EDUCATION
Educause (2009) describes the following advantages of using annotation tools
in education:
1. The activity of adding reflections move students from being passive
consumers of information to active readers engaged in scholarly
discussions.
2. Collaborative annotation tools offer new ways for students to work
collaboratively to find and evaluate information, share ideas, and
create knowledge.
3. Collaborative annotation tools facilitate the incremental growth of
information as users review others’ thoughts on a resource before
adding their own. By providing the ability to designate who is allowed
access to collections of resources, these tools reinforce the character
of a cohesive group.
4. Because they are web-based, collaborative annotation applications
can be made available to a global community, inviting experts in
academic disciplines to provide valuable insight on students’ efforts.
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5. As students collectively annotate, organize, and add value to existing
resources, they learn how to sift, evaluate, and contribute. When
instructors use these tools over time, student efforts might
constitute an archive or library of remarks so that subsequent classes
can benefit from the observations of their predecessors.
USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
Collaborative annotation tools a social starting place for immersing students
in the scholarly practice of research and annotation, while encouraging them
to share information and build on the work of others in a dynamic
community of thought. With tools like Diigo, students might have the
opportunity to collaborate on the interpretation of resources in ways not
possible inside a classroom or with printed materials that should not be
written in, such as library books. In addition, while scholars have found in the
web an unparalleled information resource, using it effectively depends on
tools that help organize the data and simplify the process of locating
resources when they are needed. These tools empower users, giving them
the capability of commentary and reflection rather than restricting it to
authors and website creators. Finally, academics across disciplines and
institutions value these tools and the accumulated observations of
instructors, experts, and peers that they facilitate (Educause 2009).
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Diigo can be used as follows:
1. Take personal notes
2. Highlights text information on web pages
3. Bookmark and save these notes for further use
4. Add tags to keep them organized
5. Share information with friends when using tags
(Source: http://www.slideshare.net/poutasi/what-is-diigo)
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STEP 1
STEP 2
Click ‘Join Now’ to
create a Diigo account.
After filling in the
required
information, click
‘Continue’.
Go to http://www.diigo.com/
Creating an Account
Start creating your account
by completing the form.
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Diigo will
send you an
email. You
need to click
the link given
so that you
can activate
your Diigo
account.
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After verifying, you will
be invited to install the
Diigo toolbar and learn
more about Diigo’s
capabilities.
STEP 3
Installing Diigo Toolbar
Three steps to install
Diigo toolbar.
First, you need
to click ‘Allow’.
Now, you can start
installing your Diigo
toolbar by clicking
this button.
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This window will appear
and you need to click
‘Install Now’.
Now, your
Diigo
toolbar is
already
installed on
your
computer.
Bookmark
Highlight
Read later
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Bookmarking
First, open the web
page or URL you want
to bookmark.
Click ‘Bookmark’ button
to add a bookmark.
This window will
appear
automatically.
Insert your tag.
Click ‘Save’ to save your
bookmark in Diigo
library.
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To view your
bookmark, go to
‘Diigo’ toolbar and
choose ‘My Library’.
Now, the
web you
bookmarked
will appear in
your Diigo
Library
together with
the relevant
tags.
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STEP 6
Highlighting
Then, click the
‘Highlight’ button
toolbar.
First, you need to
select the text you
want to highlight from
the web page.
Now, the texts
you have selected
are already
highlighted.
This button will
appear
automatically.
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Choose
‘View in my
library’ to
view your
selected
text in your
Diigo
library.
When you
view it in
your Diigo
library, only
the
highlighted
paragraph
will appear.
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Using Sticky Notes
First, click
the‘Comment’
button and choose
‘Add a floating sticky
note to this page’.
Next, place your sticky
note anywhere you like on
the page.
Now, you can write a
comment on your sticky note.
You also can make your note
private or you can share it
with public or your group.
You also can add a sticky note
on the text you have
highlighted.
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Hiding Sticky Notes
Sometimes you would prefer to see only your own notes, or specific
group annotation but not public sticky notes from all other users.

With diigo toolbar installed, you can hide them.
To start hiding your
sticky note, click
‘Hide public sticky
notes’.
This window
will appear
and you need
to choose ‘Do
not show me
public sticky
notes on this
page’. Then
click ‘OK’.
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STEP 9
Capturing Images/Pages
First, click the
‘Capture’ button
and choose either
‘Capture Selected
Area’ or ‘Capture
Entire Page’.
If you choose ‘Capture
Selected Area’, press hold
and select the area you want
to capture.
Before you save, you can edit
the image using these tools.
After clicking the ‘save’ icon,
the image you capture will
automatically appear in your
Diigo library.
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Creating Groups
In your Diigo page, you can create your
own group. Click ‘My Group’ to open
your group page.
Click ‘Create a group’ to start
creating your Diigo group.
Fill up the form to
create a group.
After that you are
allowed to invite
your friends to join
your group.
Then, click ‘Create
my group’.
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Once your group have been created, you can invite your friends to join your
group either through your Diigo friends or you can invite by inserting your
friends’ emails.
Example of a Diigo
group.
All member can post
bookmarks and
topics for discussion.
Click ‘Invite people’
to invite friends to
join your group.
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REFERENCES
SlideShare. What is Diigo? http://www.slideshare.net/poutasi/what-is-diigo
Educause. 2009. 7 Things you should know about Collaborative annotation.
http://www.educause.edu/eli. retrieved on [8 March 2011]
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Chapter 12
FACEBOOK
WHAT IS FACEBOOK?
The Facebook platform allows developers to create Web applications that
integrate with Facebook’s social network and are delivered via the Facebook
Web site. Applications run on the developer’s server, and any data unique to
the application is stored on the developer’s database. Although running on
an independent server, Facebook applications can query Facebook data in
order to take advantage of Facebook’s existing social network. Facebook
users can browse available applications and enable the ones they wish to use,
granting them permission to access a subset of their account data (PennState
2007).
ADVANTAGES OF FACEBOOK
According to Caroline and Terri (2009), there are a number of unique
features that make facebook amenable to educational pursuits. For example,
Facebook is equipped with:
1. Bulletin boards,
2. Instant messaging,
3. Email,
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4. Ability to post videos and pictures,
5. Post information and collaborate within the system.
In addition, beyond high usage rates and some technological advantages,
social networks, such as Facebook, can provide the following:
1. Numerous other pedagogical advantages to both teachers and
students.
2. Connects students with other students, indirectly creating a learning
community – a vital component of student education (Baker 1999).
3. Provides instructors opportunities and structures by which students
can help and support one another by building their courses a top the
community already established by the students themselves.
4. Internet based learning modules actively engage students in a manner
unique from the traditional class lecture.
5. Increases both teacher-student and student-student interaction in the
form of web-based communication.
6. Helps instructors connect with their students about assignments,
upcoming events, useful links, and samples of work outside of the
classroom.
7. Students can use Facebook to contact classmates about questions
regarding class assignments or examinations as well as collaborate on
assignments and group projects in an online environment.
8. Building on the face-to-face, teacher-student relationship, social
networks allow students to glimpse instructor profiles containing
personal information, interests, background, and “friends,” which can
enhance student motivation, affective learning, and classroom climate
(Mazer et al. 2007).
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WAYS OF USING FACEBOOK IN EDUCATION
It is important for teacher and lecturers to introduce students to social
networks. According to Caroline and Terri (2009), as an optional
assignment, teachers can have students:
1. Create their own Facebook account and “become friends” with at
least one other member of class.
2. Post appropriate, class-related images, messages about course
assignments and events, and course applications.
3. Persuade to experiment with different features.
USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
By building tools into the Facebook social structure, you will encourage
more interaction among participants. With the library tool, for example, a
student who might be having trouble searching the electronic library catalog
or figuring out how to use the University library system might be more
inclined to ask a “friend” in the group for help or use the “Ask a Librarian”
button instead of getting frustrated and giving up. Librarians can use a library
Facebook application as a way to establish a personal connection with
students, who we often only teach in “one-shot” library sessions. The
Facebook application already developed by the Libraries can and already
does provide another
avenue for
submitting
reference questions.
Nonetheless, adding features may help to increase these types of services.
Overall, this type of platform can help to make the Libraries’ environment
more open and accessible, thereby inviting more interaction and teaching
opportunities. If we transfer the library scenario across to classroom
teaching and learning, students might start sharing study tips as they discover
which of the module/notes are most useful. They might recommend
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module/notes to each other based on needs expressed during their social
interactions. All of these activities would help students improve their study
skills, which will in turn enrich their academic experience and satisfaction
(PennState 2007).
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STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: http://www.facebook.com/
Sign Up/Register
To start using a
facebook, create a
facebook account by
filling in the
information needed.
Then, click ‘Sign
Up’.
After you have signed up, this page will appear.
You can complete it or you can do it later.
To skip the
page, click
‘Skip this
step’.
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The Facebook team will send
an email to approve your
registration.
Click ‘Get
Started’ and
start login.
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STEP 3
You can import
contact
from your Yahoo
email or other
applications.
Finding Friends
Select friends to invite (if
your friends do not have
Facebook account).
Select friends you want
to add as Facebook
friends.
Go to ‘Find
Friends’.
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Editing Your Profile
Go to ‘Profile’.
Click ‘Edit Profile’.
Select the information
you would like to edit.
Then, click ‘Save
Changes’.
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Grouping Friends
Go to your
account.
Click ‘Edit
Friends’.
Click ‘Create
a List’.
Insert the name of
your grouping,
e.g: Students.
Now you can start
editing your list of
friends by clicking
the‘Edit Lists’.
Select your friends
grouping.
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Privacy Setting
Go to ‘Account’.
Click ‘Privacy
Settings’.
Choose
the
privacy of
your
facebook
account.
Then, click ‘Apply
These Settings’.
.
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Write your status
(wall post) here.
Making Status (wall post) Private
Choose your
privacy, or you
can customize
your privacy.
Choose your
status visible to
‘these people’.
And you can hide
from selected
people.
Then, click ‘Save
Setting’.
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Photo Album
Click ‘Photos’ at your
Facebook homepage.
Select photos
from your
document files.
Click ‘Select Photos’.
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Name your album.
Select the privacy
status you would like
to share.
Select the privacy you
would like to share.
Write the description
of your album.
Click ‘Save Changes’.
Click ‘Create Album’.
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Creating Groups
At your Facebook
homepage, click
‘Create Group’.
Insert
your
group
name.
Select
members to
be added to
this group.
Choose your privacy.
Click ‘Create’.
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Post your topics to
start a discussion.
Select your activities.
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Creating Events
At your Facebook
homepage, click
‘Events’.
Insert the information
of your event.
Then, click ‘Create
Event’.
Then, click
‘Create an
Event’.
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REFERENCES
Baker, P. 1999. Creating learning communities: The unfinished agenda. In B.
A. Pescosolido & R. Aminzade (Eds.), The social works of higher education
(pp. 95-109). Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.
Caroline Lego Muñoz & Terri L Towner. 2009. Opening Facebook: How to
Use
Facebook
in
the
College
Classroom.
http://www46.homepage.villanova.edu/john.immerwahr/TP101/Faceboo
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Mazer, J. P., Murphy, R.E., & Simonds, C. J. 2007. I’ll see you on ‘Facebook’:
The effects of computer-mediated teacher self-disclosure on student
motivation, affective learning, and classroom climate. Communication
Education, 56, 1-17.
PennState. 2007. 7 Things You Need to Know about Facebook Applications.
http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/facebook_applications.pdf
[7 March 2011]
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EVERNOTE
WHAT IS EVERNOTE?
Evernote is a useful Web 2.0 tools for individuals in every situation. It allows
individuals to capture pictures of almost anything they wish to remember. In
a few quick short steps, pictures can be saved into Evernote, organized, and
given a brief short description making the picture easily accessible in the
future. This application is unique in a number of ways. Unlike any other web
application, it is not linear. In other words, when using this application you
are able to add text or information, pictures, videos and links just as you can
with any other web application leaving plenty of room for creativity in this
area alone. Nonetheless, with Evernote there are also many other things you
can do. Evernote recognizes that we are given all kinds of information on a
daily basis and our brains cannot possibly store all of this information and for
this reason many things are lost and forgot. Hence, Evernote has allowed us
to begin to capture all of these ideas and experiences from our real lives and
from a digital standpoint and the memories or ideas will not slip away. In
short, the possibilities are endless because Evernote allows us to capture
information in any environment while using whatever platform or device you
want (Benjamin 2008).
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BENEFITS OF USING EVERNOTE
Students, teachers and lecturers greatly benefit from Evernote for a variety
of different reason specific for their different environments and situations
(https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/Social/How+Evernote+Can+Be+Used+in
+Educational+and+Learning+Environments), as follows:
Students
Students in all different educational levels and backgrounds can use Evernote
to organize their educational priorites. Evernote can help students keep
track of their notes, research, homework, tests, quizzes, and anything else
that is school related. It would be great to never have to worry about losing
those important assignments. Evernote can take that worry away. It is as
simple as students photographing all of their important papers, documents,
and projects. After that, all the student has to do is upload the important
pictures into Evernote in one quick step and organize his or her pictures. He
or she can organize the pictures by projects, classes, or anything for that
matter. Evernote has made the organizational hassel of being a student much
easier and accessible.
Teachers
Evernote can make the duties of teaching more organized, easy, and
accesible by being able to capture pictures of lessons on a white board,
pictures of lessons and activities, pictures of field trips, and much more. Also,
elementary teachers typically numerous gifts from their students such as
drawings, paintings, and crafts. Over the years the gifts recieved can add up.
Evernote allows teachers to take pictures of all your special gifts, store them,
and orgainze them. Art teachers could also greatly benefit from Evernote.
Lugging a tons of art projects home can be a hassel. Evernote allows them to
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take individual pictures of each art project, save the pictures, orgainze them
by class and projects, and access them at home for easy grading. There are
many other situations can help school teachers in the educational
environments.
Teachers in all levels can benefit from Evernote. This section focuses
on high school teachers, college professors, and college teacher assistants.
They can use Evernote in a variety of different situations. Video clips are
often used to portray a lesson in the classroom setting. However, where do
those video clips come from? Teachers often just stumbled upon great
examples that could be used to convey a lesson or an idea to their class.
Evernote allows them to take a picture of the video itself, the title, or the
link to the video. After they photograph the video they can save, organize,
and give a brief explanation about the video in Evernote. They can then
access and remember the educational video at anytime. Teachers can also
use Evernote to capture pictures of research, homework assignments, and
projects. Saving and organizing assignments to Evernote will allow teachers
to access them from home or another environment and easily grade them.
Evernote makes the stressful life of a student a bit easier by enabling
the student to not have to worry about losing important papers,other
written assignments, or class notes. It can organize them by class, which also
makes it easy for future reference when the student goes to study for an
exam over the material. Also, because Evernote is on the Internet, a student
can easily access their information when they are on the go from their cell
phone or from anywhere on any computer with an Internet connection.
Teachers can enjoy the convenience of Evernote as well. Instead of carrying
mounds of papers home to be graded over a break or long weekend, the
teacher can take pictures of the assignments and upload them into Evernote.
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Then, while away from school, the teacher can grade the papers at his or her
leisure without the worry of misplacing or completely losing any papers.
WAYS OF USING EVERNOTE
Evernote is a valuable application for educators. It’s usefulness can range
from planning a course to delivering a lesson plan to capturing feedback after
class. The follows are some ways of using Evernote in education. As an
educator, Evernote use falls into three categories (Michael 2011):
1. Prior to class
2. During class
3. After class
Prior to class
1. Plan and organize your classes with tags: Using tags is a great
way to organize your classes on a week-to-week basis or on a classby-class basis. Once you’ve created this system you can keep adding
additional items throughout the year.
2. Standards database: Compile standards of achievements for your
particular grade or subject. You can even share them with teachers,
parents, administrators and students using Evernote’s sharing
features.
3. Professional development: If you use the summer break or
vacations to improve your skills or continue your education, keep all
your notes, resources, lessons and new ideas learned in Evernote.
This also works well for teacher in-services, conferences, workshops
and seminars that you attend.
4. Classroom templates: Templates are a great way to save time
when grading and assessing your students. If you use templates such
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as grade sheets or student assessment forms, keep them in Evernote
so you have them at your fingertips throughout the year.
5. Prepare for your absence: Use Evernote’s shared notebooks as a
way to keep your class up and running even if you aren’t there.
Evernote makes it easy to share a notebook with the substitute
teacher. Consider sharing lesson plans, worksheets, answer keys and
examples of completed work. This can ensure your class keeps
moving even if you aren’t there.
During Class
1. Share a notebook with your class: After you create a public
notebook, share the URL with your class. This way anything you add
can be viewed by your students (or their parents).
2. Whiteboard photos: Taking snapshots of the whiteboard is a
favorite use of mine. Take photographs of the whiteboard before the
start of the class, and again at the end. This gives you an accurate
time stamped snapshot of what you were working on, on any given
date. You can title or tag each photo based on the lecture number to
make searching for specific photos easier. Also, you can share the
photos with students that miss a class, so that they have the day’s
notes.
3. Keep handouts handy: Keep all of the handouts, worksheets,
templates, study guides and assignments that you frequently use in
Evernote, where they are easily searchable and accessible.
After Class
1. Simplify grading: Scan graded tests, including scantrons and add
them to Evernote. You can then enter them into your preferred
grade-book or spreadsheet when you have time. This is also great if
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you have a teacher’s assistant. You can share the notebook with
them and have them help with the grading process.
2. Keep your extracurriculars in order: If you participate in any
committees or coach a team, you can use Evernote to keep track of
all the different research, notes and information associated with it.
Again, shared notebooks are a great way to keep your committee on
the same page and makes for an easy way to share collective
knowledge about a project.
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GET STARTED WITH EVERNOTE
STEP 1
Go to http://www.evernote.com/
STEP 2
Installing Evernote Application
Click ‘Save File’.
Click here.
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Open the Evernote file
which you have saved in
your program file location.
Then click ‘Run’.
Tick the box ‘I accept the
terms in the License
Agreement’ and start
installing by the clicking
the ‘Install’ button.
Click ‘Finish’ once you
have finished installing
your application. The
Evernote icon will appear
on your desktop.
STEP 3
Before you start using
Evernote, you need to ‘Sign in’
first or you need to ‘Register’ if
you have not created Evernote
account.
Sign in/Register Evernote
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Creating Notebook
Evernote stores your notes in separate containers called “Notebooks.” Your
account starts with one notebook, but you can make additional notebooks at
any time.
Two ways to create a notebook
1.
Go to File  New Notebook
‘Create Notebook’ page will appear.
Type your unique notebook name.
Choose local notebook (the notebook stored on
your computer and are never uploaded to the
Evernote Web service) or Synchronized notebook
(the notebook are uploaded to the Evernote
Web service, and will be available via other
forms of the Evernote Service (Evernote Web,
Evernote for Mac, Evernote Mobile Web,
Evernote for iPhone, etc) by logging into your
Evernote account).
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2. Click in the Left-Hand Notebook Pane and hit the “Insert” key, or RightClick
in the Notebook Pane and select “New Notebook”.
Notebook Pane.
STEP 5
Exporting & Importing Notes
1. Exporting notes
With Evernote, you have the option to save your notes to an external file
for backup purposes, or for easy transfer amongst friends and colleagues.
You can Export individual notes or entire Notebooks at once.
Clik ‘File’.
Export: (Or Ctrl+Shift+X).
(This option can also be
activated by Right-Clicking on
one or more selected notes).
You can then choose what file
type you would like, .enex
(Evernote Backup), html, .mht. If
exporting to .enex, you can
choose to export your note tags
as well.
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2. Importing Notes
You can import files exported from Evernote, databases from previous
versions of Evernote, notes from Microsoft OneNote 2007, and entire
folders of supported Files.
Clik ‘File’.
Click ‘Import’.
STEP 6
You can choose to export
the
file/notes
from
evernote export file or
OneNote.
Creating a Note/Ink Note/Webcam
Note
Click the “New
Note” button in
the main
toolbar.
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Or, Go to File  New Note/New Ink Note/New Webcam Note
New Note.
New Ink Note.
New Webcam
Note.
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Creating Multimedia Notes
Add image and other file content to your notes.
Note: Only files of type PDF, JPG, WAV, PNG, MP3, GIF, AMR are
supported for Free users. Premium members may attach files of any type,
but Evernote can only preview files of supported file types.
1. Drag and Drop
Take a file from anywhere on your Computer and drag it into a new or
existing note.
STEP 8
Tagging
You can tag your notes for easier retrieval and memorizing. You can create
your own tags, at any time and drag and-drop them to tagged notes.
Creating a new tag
Right-Click on a Tag Section
or on a Tag. You can create a
tag or rename and delete the
existing tag.
Insert the name
of your tag.
Then, click ‘OK’.
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Sharing
You can share your notes with friends, whether they have Evernote installed
or not.
1. Emailing notes
Select one or
multiple notes in the
list (Ctrl+Click on
notes' toolbars to
select multiple
notes).
Email application will
appear with a composed
message window.
Click the Email
button.
Enter your
recipients
address and
message.
Number of your selected
Click
notes.
2. Sharing ‘Send’.
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Select a Notebook from the
Left-Hand Notebook pane and
right-click to select ‘Properties’.
Click the ‘Sharing and
Collaboration options’ link.
You will be taken to the Evernote Web
site, where you need to select Sharing
from the left-hand pane, then ‘Sharing
Setup’.
On the next page, click
‘Start Sharing,’ or
‘Stop/Modify Sharing’ for
the notebook you wish to
Share.
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You will then have the option to Publish your
notebook publicly, or to specific individuals.
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If you choose ‘Share with the World’,
you will be able to create a custom
URL at which your notebook can be
accessed, as well as modify the sort
order and give it a custom
description.
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If you choose ‘Share with
Individuals’, you can select
which individuals should
receive a link to your
notebook. Premium
members also have the
ability to allow other people
to view, create, edit and
delete notes within the
shared notebook.
Once you click ‘Save’, your notebook
will be published at the listed Public
URL.
Once you select ‘Send
Invitations’, your guests
will receive an email with a
private link to your
notebook that only they
can access.
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REFERENCES
Benjamin Michael Spivey. 2008. Unique Ways of Using this Application!.
https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/Social/Unique+Ways+of+Using+this
+Application%21. [8 March 2011]
Michael Cruz. 2011. 10 Tips for Teachers Using Evernote – Education Series.
http://blog.evernote.com/2011/01/13/10-tips-for-teachers-usingevernote-education-series/. [8 March 2011]
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JING
WHAT IS JING?
Jing is a cross-platform application that can be downloaded from
www.jingproject.com. It enables you to take static screen captures of your
computer screen (called screenshots) as well as record short videos (less
than 5 minutes) of onscreen action (called screencasts). You can then share
your screen captures and screencasts instantly with others whether over the
web, email, or even embedded in your online course shell. Jing’s companion
site, www.screencast.com, makes sharing easy and fast. Once your screen
capture or screencast is done, with a click of a button you can easily upload
it to Screencast.com. Once the upload is done, Screencast.com then copies
the URL to your uploaded screen capture or screencast to the clipboard of
your computer, enabling you to then easily paste the URL into an email or
your
course
management
system
to
share
with
your
students.
Screencast.com, also, generates HTML embed code which enables you to
embed your screencasts seamlessly into your online course management
system. But if you do not wish to use Screencast.com to share your screen
captures and screencasts, you can save your screen captures as PNG image
files and your screencasts as SWF Flash video files and distribute as you see
fit (Margarita & Dave 2010).
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BENEFITS OF USING JING
According to Patrick et al. (2009), Jing is useful because:
1. It is free.
2. It is available for Windows and Mac.
3. Ability to upload images and videos to screencast.com with a simple
click of a mouse is something that none of its competitors currently
offer.
USING JING IN EDUCATION
Elizabeth (2010) suggests some quick ideas using Jing in education as follows:
1. Create training videos for quick and easy access for students, or even
yourself for refreshers.
2. Have your students record themselves solving math problems and
then post on your classroom blog!
3. Have your students record their presentations
4. Have your students record themselves researching and presenting
their findings
5. Don’t stick to the norm! Have your students get creative – create a
timeline of an explorer’s life and then present it via Jing!
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GET STARTED WITH JING
STEP 1
Go to
http://www.techsmith.com/jing/
STEP 2
Start installing ‘Jing’
STEP 2
Downloading/Installing Jing
Click ‘Download
Free Version’ of
Jing.
Next, click ‘Download
for Windows’ if you are
using Windows.
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Jing_setup.exe will appear.
Click ‘Save File’ to save the
setup file in your computer.
After you have completed
saving, run the setup and start
installing.
STEP 3
At the end
of the
installing
process,
you need
to sign up
online.
Finding and Launching Jing
After the installation
and sign up is
completed, the Jing sun
will appear at your
desktop screen.
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When you move the
cursor over the “sun”,
three options will
emerge. The most useful
one is ‘Capture’.
STEP 4
Taking a Capture
Click ‘Capture’.
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You will see that your
screen will go darker
as you move the area
around the screen.
The
highlighted
bright area is
the part that
will be
captured. Let
go when you
have got the
area you
have
selected.
Click and drag
to select a
portion of your
screen.
STEP 5
Click the image
button.
Capturing an Image
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You can use the
image tools to
annotate your
capture.
The Date/Time
stamp is the
default
filename.
Change it if
desired.
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The image
will look
like this.
Click the ‘save’
button to save it
manually.
If you click the ‘share via
Screencast.com’ button, your image or
video will be uploaded to your Jing
folder on Screencast.com. You can
paste the link into your email,
document or online conversation.
An example
of an
annotation
using the
image
tools.
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STEP 6
Recording Videos
Click ‘capture’ and
highlight the area
you want to
record as a video.
Make sure your
microphone is
connected
and that it is not
muted.
Click the video
button.
A 3 second
countdown will
appear, and your
screen will be
recorded.
You can perform
any actions you
would like to show
while narrating
along.
Click stop
when you
are done.
There is a five
minutes time
limit.
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Click here to
play.
Your capture will
show up in the
preview window.
Preview it, then
share it.
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REFERENCES
Elizabeth.
2010.
How
to
use
Jing
in
your
classroom.
http://blog.simplek12.com/education/how-to-use-jing-in-yourclassroom/ [5 April 2011]
Margarita
Bianco
&
Dave
McCollom.
2010.
Jazzed
about
Jing.
http://edublog.techsmith.com/2010/06/jazzed-about-jing.html [5 April
2011]
Patrick, R.L., David, T., Anna, T. & Brian,Y. 2009. The CU online Handbook.
Teach
differently:
Create
and
collaborate.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/52503228/19/Jing [5 April 2011]
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LINKEDIN
WHAT IS LINKEDIN?
LinkedIn is a huge database of professionals. The standardized information
entered by users such as “Profile Headline”, “Summary”, “Education”,
“Company”, etc. categories allow us to pinpoint the person we are looking
depending on specific factors. In short, LinkedIn is the place to find and be
found (Neal Schaffer 2009).
BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS
The following are benefits of Linkedin to students:
1.
Increased skill and proficiency in technology.
2.
Increased exposure to diverse views.
3.
Development of communication skills.
4.
Increased ability to work on group projects.
5.
Many students already use these forms of technology, so they might be
more engaged in learning if they are utilized.
6.
Students can develop a positive image of themselves by putting best
qualities out there.
7.
Keeping in touch.
8.
Creativity.
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students-
http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/7-ways-collegecan-benefit-linkedin)
BENEFITS FOR TEACHERS
The following are some benefits of using Linkedin for teachers:
1.
Cheap and effective way to relay information to parents and get word
out about school and events.
2.
Can reach parents who are unable to come to school.
3.
Can form partnerships with schools in other states or countries.
4.
Collaborate with other teachers.
5.
Exchange lesson plans and information.
6.
Increased access to resources.
(Source:
students-
http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/7-ways-collegecan-benefit-linkedin)
WAYS STUDENTS CAN BENEFIT FROM LINKEDIN
The following are some ways student can benefits from Linkedin:
1.
Getting job email alerts.
2.
Connecting with professionals.
3.
Conducting company research.
4.
Getting recommendations.
5.
Letting companies find you.
6.
Connecting with other students.
7.
Landing international jobs.
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students-can-benefit-linkedin)
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GET STARTED WITH LINKEDIN
STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: http://www.linkedin.com/
Join Now/Sign Up
If you do not
have a LinkedIn
account, you
need to register
and fill in the
required
information.
Then, click ‘Join
Now’.
Click the link to
confirm your email
address.
LinkedIn will send
an email to your
sign up email.
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This window will appear.
You need to click the
‘Confirm’ button’. Now
you can sign in your
LinkedIn account.
STEP 3
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Insert you email address
and password. Then click
‘Sign In’.
Invite Friends
To invite friends and
connect using LinkedIn,
insert your friends’ email
address here.
Then click ‘Send Invitation’.
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Editing Your Profile
To start editing your
profile, click the
‘Profile’ tab here.
Go to ‘Edit Profile’.
Adding profile photo
To add/change your
photo profile, click ‘Add
Photo’.
You also can post and
share your update
here.
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Browse picture from
your computer file.
Click the ‘Upload
Photo’ button.
You can share your profile to others LinkedIn
members. You also can save and print it in pdf
format.
You can check the
percentages of your
completeness profile.
Click them to update.
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Searching & Adding Networks
Insert the name of the
person you want to
search in LinkedIn.
Or, you can search
using the advance
search version here.
List of people in
the search result
Number of
search results.
Choose and
click at the
person you
want to add as
a network.
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Click here to
add to your
network.
Or, you can
send an email
before you
add.
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REFERENCES
What is LinkedIn and Why Should You Join?
http://windmillnetworking.com/2009/08/26/what-is-linkedin-and-why
should-you-join/ [11 August 2011]
Teaching and Learning Resources / Social Networking.
http://teachinglearningresources.pbworks.com/w/page/31012687/Soci
al%20Networking [11 August 2011]
7
ways
college
students
can
benefit
from
Linkedin.
2011.
http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/content/7-ways-college-studentscan-
benefit-linkedin [11 August 2011]
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EDMODO
WHAT IS EDMODO?
Edmodo is a free and private online social platform for teachers and students
to share ideas, files, events and assignments. Edmodo provides classrooms a
safe and easy way to connect and collaborate. The site is accessible online
and from any mobile device via free smart phone applications. Built on a
micro-blogging model and adapted to be used in education, Edmodo allows
teachers to post messages and notes, discuss classroom topics, give
assignments and grade classwork, share content and materials, and network
and exchange ideas with their colleagues. In addition, they can maintain a
class calendar, store and share files, have public (RSS) stream, and conduct
polls. Edmodo is built around closed group collaboration, which means only
students with a secret code can join the groups.
(Source: http://www.edmodo.com)
USING EDMODO IN EDUCATION
The simplicity in terms of interface and accessibility makes Edomodo an
effective learning sphere. It allows an active participation from students.
Edmodo provides tutors with a place to post assignment reminders, build an
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event calendar, and post messages to the group. Users can also share links,
videos, and images. Edomodo can be the medium for tutors to communicate
successfully to students in need of guidance. For subjects such as foreign
language, tutors have been using Edomodo to set a co-class between them
with language teachers from other parts of the world. Students can review
links that were posted through an RSS feed easily. Tutors can also conduct
other formative authentic assessments using Edmodo. An in-class assignment
to read and analyze a passage could easily turn into a writing assignment.
Students could formulate and deliver answers, and respond to one another
in turn. (Picardo, 2011).
According to Jarc (2010), Edmodo allows him to keep track of
students’ progress, deliver content electronically, send students alerts via
email and text message, and most importantly has provided a quick and easy
way to conduct authentic assessments.
Using a discussion thread is almost like conducting interviews with
students and their peerswhile encouraging dialogue, challenges students to
write concisely and defend their positions with supporting information from
their reading. Edmodo helps build a better and secure networking area, so
the risks of being contacted bystrangers for non-academic purposes are
greatlyreduced, thereby providing a safer environment in which students and
teachers or tutors can interact and collaborate. It is also reduces the amount
of paper used in classroom.
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GET STARTED WITH EDMODO
STEP 1
STEP 2
Click ‘I’m a
Teacher’
button.
Go to: http://www.edmodo.com/
Register/Join
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Fill up the
information
required.
Click ‘Sign
up’.
Edmodo Main Site
Type of posts that
user can perform.
User can
view or edit
setting.
User can
claim
profile
URL.
For new
user, there
is a list to
guide
users.
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Creating a Group
Click
‘Create’.
Type the
intended
group name.
Click
‘Create’.
Click
‘Close’.
STEP 4
The code that
will be used by
the students to
join the group.
Searching & Adding Schools
Click ‘Settings’.
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Click ‘Add School’.
Select the
relevant
country and
type the
school name
or postal
code.
Click
‘Search’.
Click ‘Add
your school’
if it is not
available.
Fill in the
required
information.
Click
‘Add
School’.
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Changing Settings & Notifications
Click
‘Settings’.
Click to
‘Upload a
photo’ or
choose an
animation
instead.
Users can
change the
type of
notifications.
Privacy
options.
Users can
change their
personal
information.
Users can
change the
password.
Users can
‘Add
School’.
STEP 6
Adding Materials to Library
Click
‘Library’.
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Click ‘Add
to Library’.
Click ‘Add to
Library’.
Click ‘Upload’
to add file.
Uploaded files
can be
previewed here.
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Creating a Folder
Click
‘Library’.
Click the
‘Folder’ icon.
Type the
‘Folder Name’.
Click on
groups if you
like to share.
STEP 8
Posting Assignments
Click
‘Assignment’.
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User can
also ‘Load
Assignment
’.
Type
assignment
name
Set ‘due date’.
Assignments can be
send to specific
students.
STEP 9
Write the
description of
the assignment.
Click
‘Send’.
Posting Polls
Click
‘Poll’.
Type your
questions here.
Type your
answers here.
User can ‘Add
Answer’.
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STEP 10
Posting Notes
Click ‘Note’.
Type your
notes here.
User can include
attachments to
notes
Users can
send notes to
specific
students.
Then, click
‘Send’.
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REFERENCES
Edmodo. http:// www.edmodo.com. [27 September 2011]
EdmodoReview. http://www.appappeal.com/app/edmodo/ [29 September
2011]
Jen
Dick,
2011.
Tool
Review:
Edmodo.
http://
http://newlearninginstitute.blogspot.com/2011/04/tool-reviewedmodo.html. [1 October 2011]
Picardo,
J.
2011.
Edmodo:
What
students
think.
http://www.boxoftricks.net/2008/09/edmodo-what-students-think/. [4
October 2011]
Picardo,
J.
2011.
Edmodo:
microblogging
for
classroom.
http://www.boxoftricks.net/2008/09/edmodo-microblogging-for-theclassroom/#respond. [4 October 2011]
Jarc, J. 2010. Edmodo – The Secure, Social Learning Network for Teachers
and
Students. http://trendingeducation.com/?p=69. [4 October
2011]
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Chapter 17
WIKISPACES
WHAT ARE WIKIS?
Wikis allow asynchronous communication and group collaboration across
the Internet. Sometimes described as a composition system, a discussion
medium, a repository, a mail system, and a tool for collaboration, wikis
provide users with both author and editor privileges; the overall organization
of contributions can be edited as well as the content itself. Wikis are able to
incorporate sounds, movies, and pictures; they may prove to be a simple
tool to create multimedia presentations and simple digital stories.
WIKIS OR BLOG?
Wikis are often compared to blogs because they are both characterized by
easy publishing capabilities. They both started about the same time, about a
decade ago, and both offer an easy publishing tool for disseminating
information as well as getting feedback to and from the public. Early wikis
were intended for multiple users to create knowledge repositories, while
blogs were intended for writing personal diaries. Although they are different
in several ways, the distinctions between them are subtle because they are
converging in functionality. There are a number of main differences between
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wikis and blogs, among them being the way they organize their information,
and the number of contributors and what the contributors intend to achieve
(Doyle, 2006).
Wikis are designed for collaborative authoring by everyone while blogs are
more personal and generally written by a single author. If a wiki has only one
author, the differences are not as obvious though still significant and
important, as can be seen from the following points. Further, there are valid
uses for single-author wikis, such as posting explicit operational instructions
from a user. Wikis typically organize information into topics while blogs
organize information in reverse chronological order. Since they are reverse
chronologically ordered, information in blogs is more of a historical record
and rarely changes. On the other hand, topics in wikis are expected to
evolve and often expand into something of a permanent knowledge base.
The reverse chronological order of blogs makes it difficult to find all postings
on a particular topic, and to browse through all postings on that topic. On
the other hand, wikis do not show as easily when information was
documented or in what order, but it does show what information is related
and make it easy to browse (Kevin & Joseph 2007).
BENEFITS OF WIKIS
According to David Jakes (2006), wikis are extremely flexible tools that have
many classroom, professional development, and administrative uses including
the following:
1. Classroom: Students can use wikis as platforms for collaborative
problem solving; group laboratory reports; classroom writing
projects; and the creation of a class "textbook." The short, wikis can
be used to support any type of collaborative student project.
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2. Professional Development: Wikis are handy tools for planning
workshops or conferences. Trainers can post documents and other
resources at the wiki prior to the workshop and have participants
create and post their own notes during the event. Later, participants
can return to the wiki to further reflect on what they have learned.
3. Administrative Uses: Administrators can leverage wikis to allow
teachers, technology staff, and others help create and edit policy
documents.
USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
Wikis are one of many Web 2.0 components that can be used to enhance
the learning process. A wiki is a web communication and collaboration tool
that can be used to engage students in learning with others within a
collaborative environment (Kevin & Joseph, 2007). Collaboration using a wiki
is not limited to students. Faculty can use wikis to collaborate on projects,
whether editing a textbook, preparing a journal article, or assembling a
syllabus or reading list. Wikis might also prove to be an ideal vehicle for
soliciting ongoing input for research or projects where community input can
help inform and direct subsequent investigation. The possibilities for using
wikis as the platform for collaborative projects are limited only by one’s
imagination and time. Wiki-enabled projects can provide various levels of site
access and control to team members, offering a fine-tuning element that
enhances the teaching and learning experience (Educause 2009).
Duffy and Bruns (2006) list several possible educational uses of wikis:
1. Students can use a wiki to develop research projects, with the wiki
serving as ongoing documentation of their work.
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2. Students can add summaries of their thoughts from the prescribed
readings, building a collaborative annotated bibliography on a wiki.
3. A wiki can be used for publishing course resources like syllabi and
handouts, and stu-dents can edit and comment on these directly for
all to see.
4. Teachers can use wikis as a knowledge base, enabling them to share
reflections and thoughts regarding teaching practices, and allowing for
versioning and documentation.
5. Wikis can be used to map concepts.
They are useful for
brainstorming, and editing a given wiki topic can produce a linked
network of resources.
6. A wiki can be used as a presentation tool in place of conventional
software, and students are able to directly comment on and revise
the presentation content.
7. Wikis are tools for group authoring. Often group members
collaborate on a document by emailing to each member of the group
a file that each person edits on their computer, and some attempt is
then made to coordinate the edits so that everyone’s work is equally
represented; using a wiki pulls the group members together and
enables them to build and edit the document on a single, central wiki
page.
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GET STARTED WITH WIKISPACES
STEP 1
Go to:
http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/t
eachers
STEP 2
Sign up/Register
Insert
‘Username’,
‘Password’ and
key in a valid
‘Email Address’.
Click YES
Select a ‘Wiki
Name’ for your
wiki. This will also
determine the
web address of
your wiki. So
choose carefully!
Under Wiki
Permissions,
select ‘Private’
(free for
educators).
Then, click ‘Join’.
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Next, you need to access the email account you have
entered ealier. Wikispaces will have sent you a
confirmation email. Click on the link in that message to
confirm your email address.
STEP 3
Editing Wikispaces
You will then be taken to your wikispace. The first page you
see with be a ‘getting started' guide. Take some time to
explore the links on this guide.
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Once you exit the
‘getting started' guide,
you can begin editing
the wiki. To work on
your first page, click
‘EDIT’ at the top right
corner of the page.
Use the ‘EDITOR’ tool bar to
change the font (bold, italics,
underline) type or color, add
bullets, hyperlinks or images.
a) Adding hyperlink
Select the text you want to
hyperlink. Then click on
‘Link’.
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‘External Link’- This option will allow you to link
the selected text to a website outside your wiki.
You will need to type in the URL to the website
you are linking to.
An
‘Insert
Link'
pop up
box will
appear.
You can either link the
selected text to a page
on your wiki. To do this,
you must first create
another page. Every
page you create will
appear under ‘Page
Name'.
Then, click ‘Add
Link’.
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a) Adding file
Click ‘File’ at your
editor toolbar.
Go to
the
‘Insert
Files’
tab.
Click on
‘Upload File’.
Then,
choose a file
located on
your
computer
and click
open.
b) Adding new page
Select ‘New Page'
from the top left
hand corner of
your wiki.
Insert a name for
your new page.
Then, click ‘Create’. You
will then be taken to the
new page. Once you click
‘SAVE’ the name of the
new page will be added
to the navigation bar on
the left.
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c) Embedding a Widget
On the new page
you have just added,
click ‘Edit’ and click
on the embed a
widget icon.
Choose the video
sources you like.
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Discussion Board
To create a new
topic, select the
‘DISCUSSION’ tab.
Then click on ‘New
Post’.
Write down your
subject and the
topic you want to
discuss.
Then, click ‘Post’ to
start the discussion.
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STEP 5
First, click
‘Manage
Wiki’.
To update or add
your wiki Member, go
to ‘People’.
At ‘Wiki Permissions’,
choose either
‘Protected’ or
‘Private’.
Adding & Managing Members
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wikis.
from
REFERENCES
David
Jakes.
2006.
Wild
about
Retrived
http://www.techlearning.com/article/6164 [25 March 2011]
Duffy, P. & Bruns, A. (2006). The use of blogs, wikis and RSS in education: A
conversation of possibilities.
Teaching
Conference
Proceedings of the Online Learning and
2006,
Brisbane:
September
26.
http://eprints.qut.edu.au/5398/1/5398.pdf [25 March 2011]
Doyle,
B.
2006.
When
to
Wiki,
When
to
Blog.
http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/ArticlePrint.aspx?ArticleID=169
00 [25 March 2011]
Educause.
2009.
7
things
you
should
know
about
wikis.
http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7004.pdf [25 March 2011]
Kevin R.P. & Joseph T.C. 2007. Wiki as a Teaching Tool. Interdisciplinary
Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects. 3(2007):57-71
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Chapter 18: Delicious
Chapter 18
DELICIOUS
WHAT IS DEL.ICIO.US?
In brief, Delicious (formerly del.icio.us, pronounced "delicious") is a social
bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web
bookmarks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicious_%28website%29). It is
allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized
source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly
improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet
(http://www.delicious.com/help/about).
ADVANTAGES OF USING DEL.ICIO.US
Several advantages of using delicious include:
1. Saving and accessing bookmarks online.
2. Promoting our own sites.
3. Finding bookmarks from other users on your network.
4. Networking with other users who are in your network.
5. Reading your network’s bookmarks, since Del.icio.us provides
convenient RSS feeds.
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6. Using a “profile” tag, such as users’ bookmarks tagged with “profile”
on del.icio.us to feature sites, best posts and articles and important
sites linking to you.
(Source:
http://onlinesapiens.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/using-delicious-in
education/)
USING DEL.ICIO.US IN EDUCATION
The following are several of usage of delicious in education suggested by
Gabriela (2007):
1. It is useful for its flexibility as students may work on a variety of
computers at a variety of setting.
2. It can support lectures as an additional bibliography.
3. It is a mechanism for building learning communities if a tag is
identified with the students who can then contribute to this link
archive. It could promote group cohesion and belonging although the
risk is that students would not contribute equally.
4. It increases network of learning outside the initial group by tagging
resources with quality notes and links shared to a wider audience.
5. It provides informal and formative feedback to the teacher as they
can see students’ preferences and interests which could then inform
their planning.
6. It promotes the students to manage and analyse their resource
collection as they would be encouraged to firstly weigh up the value
of the resource, and then analyse and create a synopsis of its worth
through tagging. The number of times a site is saved would also alert
them to the issues of credibility, value and utility. This would engage
the students further in the learning process.
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GET STARTED WITH DEL.ICIO.US.
STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: http://www.delicious.com/
Join Now/Sign In
To start using
“delicious”, click ‘Join
Now’ or ‘Sign In’.
You can join or sign in
using your Yahoo
account.
If you do not have a
Yahoo account, you can
sign in using your
‘Facebook’ or ‘Google’
account.
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Bookmarking
Copy the URL of the web
you like to bookmark.
At your “delicious”
page, go to
‘Bookmarks’ and click
‘My Bookmarks’.
Paste the URL of
the web here.
Click ‘Save a
new
bookmark’.
Then click ‘Next’.
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\
The ‘Title’ and
‘URL’ will be
inserted
automatically.
Insert tags and
notes
(optional).
If you want to make your
bookmark private, check
‘Make private’.
Then click
‘Save’.
This indicates the
number of people
who here
bookmarked this
URL.
Your bookmark
will look like
this.
Your tags.
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Private & Public Views
You can share your
bookmark using
‘twitter’, ‘email’ and
‘delicious’.
Now, in your bookmark, you
can view your public
bookmark.
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To view your
public bookmark.
Click ‘Public’.
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Searching bookmarks
Insert the keyword of the
bookmark you want to
search. Then, click ‘Search’.
You also can by
‘Filter by Tags’.
This is an example of a
bookmark ‘Filtered by
tags’.
Or, you can filter your
search by clicking any of
the tags here.
Bookmark
date.
Filter by tag.
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STEP 6
Del.icio.us Bookmark Network
Go to your del.icio.us
homapege.
You can add other users by
clicking on their names
here from your bookmark
search page.
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Then, click ‘Add a
user to Network’.
Or, insert the username of
the user and click ‘Add’ to
add in your network.
Now, “Kafarlee” is your
network. You can see
Kafarlee bookmarks and
share them.
To view your
Network, go to
‘People’ and click
‘My Network’.
Here you can see the
number of your network.
Click on any name to view
other peoples’ bookmarks.
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REFERENCES
Gabriela Grosseck. 2007. Using delicious in education.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/212002/Using-delicious-In-Education [25 March
2011]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicious_%28website%29 [25 March 2011]
http://onlinesapiens.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/using-delicious-in-education/
[25 March 2011]
http://www.delicious.com/help/about [25 March 2011]
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Chapter 19
VOICETHREAD
WHAT IS VOICETHREAD?
VoiceThread is an Internet-based application that allows users to create a
shared presentation as a media album that visitors can asynchronously
comment on either by text, voice, or video. The presentation can include
any form of digital media, including images, audio, video, and text.
The
resulting output of this combination of the digital presentation and
accumulated viewer comments is called a “VoiceThread.”
Completed
VoiceThreads can then be shared on the VoiceThread site or embedded into
Web pages or blogs. They can also be exported for offline consumption
running from a computer hard drive, a DVD, a video-enabled MP3 player, or
a mobile phone.
In a nutshell, VoiceThread allows an entire group
conversation to be collected from anywhere in the world and then shared
for playback in one place. VoiceThread has been referred to as a “group
audio blog” because, like a blog, it fosters comments on a topic but goes
further by allowing these comments to be offered in audio format. (Penn
State 2009).
BENEFITS OF USING VOICETHREAD
InfoTech4Lrng (2008) suggests the following benefits of using Voicethread:
1. Simple and easy.
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2. Focus on the content instead of the tool; can serve as a form of free
writing.
3. Requires simple hardware and minimal memory requirements,
minimal tech-barrier.
4. Encourages collaborative storytelling.
5. Ability to use powerful images - one or many.
6. Users can zoom in to see the details and out to see the big picture.
7. Ability to add text.
8. Easy to capture voices.
9. Inspires ongoing conversation about each image.
10. Build fluency, precision and voice in second language.
11. New dimension for creative analysis of historical photographs, maps
and artifacts.
12. Ability to give and receive feedback from peers, teachers, parents and
other relatives, local and global community.
13. Can be used “as a storytelling tool, a deep thinking tool, a research
tool, an expository communication tool, and even an assessment
tool”.
14. Allows for differentiation to accomodate different learning needs and
styles.
15. Allows teachers to integrate digital collaboration into the curriculum.
WAYS OF USING VOICETHREAD?
A VoiceThread allows every student in a class to easily record audio
commentary about the ideas and experiences that are important to them.
Whether it is an event, a project, students can tell their story in their own
voice and then share it with the world. For educators, a VoiceThread offers
a way to teach the principles of good digital citizenship as well as providing a
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single vessel to capture and then share all the diverse personalities of an
entire class. A VoiceThread can be managed with little effort, creating digital
spaces that can be shared by students, parents, and educators alike. Pride
and excitement is clearly evident in student voices as they “publish” and
archive their work.
Source: (http://voicethread.com/image/voicethreads_in_the_classroom.pdf)
USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
VoiceThread is an application that makes it easy to assemble visual media in a
presentation. In providing a simple venue for sharing, creating, and assessing
media projects, such applications may promote greater digital literacy and
greater enthusiasm for multimedia creation. What sets VoiceThread apart
from these other applications is its easy integration of voice and other types
of media for commenting on an original artifact. VoiceThread offers a natural
online interaction that lends itself to students presenting and defending their
work before experts and peers. It seems reasonable that an environment
that provides an easy way for students to listen to and add to the work of
their peers may encourage more authentic peer assessment. Evaluations that
include verbal and visual cues in each student’s own voice may be easier for
students to interpret. In disciplines where students create a portfolio of their
work,
VoiceThread
provides
the
opportunity
to
build
annotated
presentations that include voice, video, and text explanations of what they
have done. Group and personal reflections can also be collected and
preserved. By far the greatest potential of VoiceThread lies in the creative
opportunity it provides for students to tell their own stories and to
contribute to or directly critique the narratives of their peers (Educause
2009).
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The following are some uses of Voicethread in teaching and learning
(InfoTech4Lrng 2008):
1. Create or select images to accompany original poetry, poetic devices
or research.
2. Record personal, family or community history, historic events or an
oral history project, documentaries or essays.
3. Share oral reports about research through digital story.
4. Opportunity for students to develop interview skills.
5. Build confidence with peers.
6. Asking open ended questions.
7. Providing interviewee time to elaborate.
8. Follow up questions.
9. Develop editing skills – eliminate errors and pauses.
10. Collaborate with someone in another location.
11. Illustrated booktalks.
12. Students record thoughts while previewing document or draft
comments.
13. Exploring science materials to demonstrate their use in labs,
innovation and space exploration.
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STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: http://www.voicethread.com
Sign In
Click here
to sign in or
register.
STEP 3
Start uploading image/video
You will see this
basic account
navigation page
once you are
signed in.
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Creating VoiceThreads
a) Uploading images & videos
Click the‘Create’
tab.
Click ‘Upload’ to start
uploading your
images, documents
or videos.
Upload a
file from
your
computer.
Upload
a file
hosted
online
at a
specific
URL.
Upload
image
and
video
using
webcam.
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a) Commenting
After you have
uploaded your images
or videos, you can start
commenting it. You can
also delete your own
comments anytime.
Now, you can start giving comments to your own or other VoiceThreads. You
can choose either to provide text, audio or video comments.
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c) Sharing VoiceThread
Click ‘Share’ to share
your VoiceThreads
with others.
Click here and copy
your URL link.
Invite your friends
through email.
You can add friend
by creating
groups. But you
need
A Pro account
VoiceThread to do
this.
Publishing option is a very important to ensure
that your VoiceThread is viewable to other users.
Everyone can view
your VoiceThread.
Comments are accepted.
After each comment is made,
you must approve it before it
is visible to others.
Viewable in the "Browse"
section on the
VoiceThread's homepage.
Then click ‘save’.
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Viewing VoiceThreads
Click ‘MyVoice’ tab to view
the VoiceThread you have
created.
Click ‘Menu’ to edit the
VoiceThread that you have
created.
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REFERENCES
Educause
.2009.
7
things
you
should
know
about
voicethread.
http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7050.pdf [6 April 2011]
Penn State. 2009. 7 Things You Need to Know about VoiceThread.
http://www.personal.psu.edu/mnm14/blogs/meyerviews/VoiceThread_
whitepaper.pdf [6 April 2011]
InfoTech4Lrng.
2008.
Voicethread
in
Teaching
and
Learning.
http://arllennium.wordpress.com/2008/03/20/voicethread-in-teachingand-learning/ [6 April 2011]
VoiceThread in The Classroom.
http://voicethread.com/image/voicethreads_in_the_classroom.pdf
April
2011]
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CAMTASIA STUDIO
WHAT IS CAMTASIA STUDIO?
Camtasia Studio is a video-based screen capturing software program. It is
analogous to using a video camera to record your screen. However, unlike
using a video camera, the software is installed on your computer, so your
screen captures are directly recorded to a digital video format with higher
quality audio. Camtasia can also be customized to capture the entire screen,
a specific window, or user-defined region. Screen capture videos can be
recorded with or without voice narration, and can be annotated after
recording.
(Source:http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/ATC/Collaboratory/HowTo/Camtas
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ADVANTAGES OF CAMTASIA STUDIO
The following are some advantages of Camtasia Studio:

A lot of presets and Output formats to choose from.

No loss in video quality after rendering - Camtasia Studio’s rendering
quality is lossless, which means you get the same output after
rendering as you have previewed it before rendering the final output.

Easy editing - Offers easy editing capabilities in a timeline and
storyboard view.

PowerPoint integration - Grab the Camtasia studio’s add-in for
PowerPoint and the program can convert your entire ppt or pptx
presentation into an AVI file.

Support for a whole lot of media formats - Camtasia Studio supports
a good number of video, audio as well as image formats.

Easy Import & Export - Allows you to quickly export the project as a
zip file and send it to anyone. Your friend only needs to import the
zip file into Camtasia Studio.

Batch Production - Use the Batch production option to render
multiple screencasts parallel.

Multi Track Recording - allows you to record multiple clips one by
one and combine them to produce a single output.
(Source:
http://www.screencastingtips.org/advantages-of-camtasia-studio-
over-free-screencasting-software/80/)
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POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON
LEARNING

Provides an interactive video syllabus to introduce students to the
class.

Invoke learners to use their visual and auditory senses to enhance
learning

Help learners understand complex concepts and procedures that are
difficult to explain with simple text and graphics

By using visual and auditory messages, students can process the
information quicker, which in turn, helps foster their learning
acquisition of the material.

Convert tacit information or knowledge that may be too difficult to
describe in text into an articulate, vivid description through the use
of images.

Videos have visual appeal that can evoke emotional reactions from
students that would help in increasing motivation
(Source:http://cstl.semo.edu/institute/2007Summer/Camtasia/EngagingDNBey
ondtheClassroom.ppt)
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GET STARTED WITH CAMTASIA STUDIO
STEP 1
Go to
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html
STEP 2
Downloading & Installing Camtasia
Studio
Click at the
‘Free Trial’
button.
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Insert your email
address here to get
the 30 days trial for
using Camtasia.
Then, click
at ‘Start
Windows
Download’
or ‘Start
Mac
Download’.
This window will be
showed and you need to
click ‘Save File’ to start
installing the Camtasia
software.
Click the ‘Next >’
button.
Click the ‘Next >’
button again.
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Mark at ‘I accept
the license
agreement’ and
click ‘Next >’.
Click ‘Next >’.
Click the ‘Next >’
button again.
Wait for Camtasia
to finish the
installed process.
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Click the
‘Finish’
button.
Click the
‘Finish’ button
again.
Now your
Camtasia is
successfully
installed.
Camtasia shortcut icon
will be installed on
your desktop.
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Recording PowerPoint Presentations
Open
Camtasia and
go to ‘Record
PowerPoint’.
Camtasia’s
PowerPoint
tools.
Open your
Microsoft
PowerPoint
file and go to
the ‘Add-Ins’
tab.
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Program
options.
If you want to
insert webcam,
mark this box.
Then, click the
‘OK’ button.
Video and
audio
options.
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To start
recording the
PowerPoint,
click the
‘Record’
button.
Then, go to
‘Click to begin
recording’.
Click at the ‘Stop Recording’
button after you have finished
the recording.
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Recording the Screen
Use these settings to customize
your screen recording and insert
the camera and audio.
Click at ‘Record
the screen’.
You can resize the area
of the screen you want
to record.
To start the recording, click
the ‘rec’ button.
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To stop the
recording, click at
the ‘Stop’ button.
Your recording will
begin after the
three counts.
Or you can click at this
icon to open the
screen recorder tools.
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To save,
delete,
edit or
produce
the
recording,
use these
buttons.
STEP 5
Producing Your Recording
Mark at ‘Produce your
recording’ and click
‘OK’.
Choose
‘Custom
production
settings’.
Open your Camtasia
studio and go to
‘Produce video as…’
under the ‘Produce’
panel.
Click the ‘Next >’
button.
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Choose
your
video
format.
Click the
‘Next >’
button.
Click the ‘Next >’
button.
Choose your video size
and click the ‘Next >’
button.
Click the ‘Next >’
button.
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Click the ‘Next >’ button
again.
Insert your production
name under output file
and then click ‘Finish’
button.
Wait for the
project to
finish
rendering.
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Then, click
‘Finish’ button.
STEP 6
Drag your video
recording in ‘Video
1’ timeline.
Editing Your Recording
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(a) Cut the recording
Click at this icon to
cut the selected
recording.
Drag this tool to
select the area
you want to edit
or cut.
This is the area of
the recoding you
have selected.
(b) Title Clip
Go to ‘Title clips’
under the ‘Add’
panel.
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Then, click ‘OK’
button.
Type your title
clips here.
Then, drag the title clip
at video 1 timeline to
insert it in the video.
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Open your
Camtasia Studio
and click
‘Transitions’ under
the ‘Edit’ panel.
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Then, click
‘Finished’
button.
Choose the transition you
like. You can drag or insert
the transition after Clip 1 or
you can insert between all
clips.
Drag the
transition here.
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Finding Your Documents
Go to ‘My
Documents’.
Open ‘Camtasia
Studio’ folder.
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Find the Camtasia
recording folder you
have saved. All the
files will be in this
folder.
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REFERENCES
http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/ATC/Collaboratory/HowTo/Camtasia/camint
ro.html [6 June 2012]
http://www.screencastingtips.org/advantages-of-camtasia-studio-over-freescreencasting-software/80/ [6 June 2012]
http://cstl.semo.edu/institute/2007Summer/Camtasia/EngagingDNBeyondthe
Classroom.ppt [6 June 2012]
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SCOOP.IT
WHAT IS SCOOP.IT?
Scoop.it is a content curation platform, where users can curate information
about any topic they want. Users will be able to create a topic of their
choice (no limits) and start curating information. The site is geared towards
providing users a very quick and easy way to “scoop” any information that
they feel is relevant to the topic they have chosen.
(Source:
tool.html)
http://www.iblogzone.com/2011/11/scoop-it-content-curation-
BENEFITS OF USING SCOOP.IT
There are several benefits of using Scoop.it:

No ads on either the user or the public end.

Content is suggested to you but not included automatically. You have
complete control over what goes into your topic.

Posts can be promoted to the top spot and held there. This is useful
if you blog on a particular topic and would like your latest blog post
to be prominent.

You can follow others who share the same passions as you.
(Source: http://www.molly-greene.com/how-can-a-writer-use-scoop-it/)
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STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: http://www.scoop.it/
Signing Up
Login Scoop.it
using your
Facebook and
Twitter account.
Click here to sign
up.
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If you do not have
Facebook ot Twitter
accounts click here
to register.
Fill in the
required
information.
Then, click the
‘Sign Up’ button.
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An email will be
sent by Scoop.it for
you to verify your
email address.
Click the link
given.
Now you are
successfully created
your scoop.it
account. You can
begin by generate a
topic you interest.
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Rescooping
Open Scoop.it and
choose any topic
you would like to
rescoop.
Click the
‘Rescoop’
button.
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Choose the topic
you have
created earlier.
Then, click the
‘RESCOOP’
button.
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STEP 3
Scoop.it Bookmarklet
Click here at
your account.
Choose
‘Bookmarklet’.
Now, your
bookmarklet
was installed
here.
Click at this
button. Drag and
drop it at your
bookmark toolbar.
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Scooping
This is how your
scoop page will
look like.
Click at the
‘Scoop.it’
bookmarklet.
Then, click
‘PUBLISH’
button.
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This is the page
you have scoop
look like.
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REFERENCES
http://pinterest.com/about/ [10 August 2012]
http://www.mymagneticblog.com/what-is-pinterest/ [10 August 2012]
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FLICKR
WHAT IS FLICKR?
Flickr is a photo-sharing site/service where anyone can upload and tag
photos, browse others’ photos, and add comments and annotations. Users
can create photo sets and collections to manage content, and participate in
topical groups to cultivate a sense of community. Launched in February 2004,
Flickr embodies what has come to be known as one of Web 2.0 popular
tools. The site provides the tools, but the value derives from the
contributions of the user community—photos, comments, ratings, and
organization—and the connections that the site facilitates between
individuals. Flickr also provides a range of privacy settings, giving users
considerable control over how their photos can be used.
(Source: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7034.pdf).
WAYS OF USING FLICKR
Although Flickr is mainly for photos, the site might more aptly be described
as a venue for sharing experiences and creating relationships. User-generated
content is a hallmark of emerging technologies, and for most users, photos
represent an extremely low barrier to entry for sharing creative work.
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Students and teacher/lecturers alike often have many photos that never find
an audience. By making photos easy to share, Flickr demonstrates that
contribution can be easy and that almost any shared object can find an
audience. The ability to engage in a conversation about a photo, and to
update that photo based on comments received, create a sense of
community. In fact, Flickr users have been described as passionate in their
use of the site and their belief in its value. In addition, the ubiquity and
simplicity of digital cameras have made amateur photographers out of
millions of people, and sites like Flickr provide a place to share photos and
meet people with similar interests, even if photography is not their focus.
Flickr’s support for Creative Commons licenses adds another venue for
discussion about the evolving nature of copyright in the digital era.
(Source: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7034.pdf).
USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
Flickr provide an opportunity for students studying photography or other
art-related subjects to receive feedback and engage with a community of
experts and amateur enthusiasts, exposing students to the reality of
professional practice. This dynamic can be extended to other fields, as
evidenced by the success that digital storytelling projects have had in using
visual media to share personal experiences. Students who are engaged with
content demonstrate better learning outcomes, and the immediacy of visual
media facilitates that sense of connection to subject material. Similarly, Flickr
exposes students to participatory learning by capitalizing on the ubiquity of
digital cameras and students’ desire to share their creative work. By
introducing users to social, collaborative technologies, Flickr provides an
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easy, comfortable platform for students to engage with content and a
community in the process of collective knowledge creation
(Source: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7034.pdf)
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GET STARTED WITH FLICKR
STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: http://www.flickr.com/
Sign In/Creating a Flickr Account
Click ‘Create Your
Account’ to start
creating a Yahoo account
or log in using
‘Facebook’ or ‘Google’.
Or, Sign in
using Yahoo. ID
Click ‘Create New
Account’ if you do
not have a Yahoo ID.
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After you logged in,
insert your Flickr
screen name. You
can also change it
later.
Then, click
‘CREATE MY
ACCOUNT’.
You Flickr
account is
created when
you see this
greeting.
Now, you can
personalize your profile
or you can do it later.
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STEP 3
Personalizing Your Profile
Click ‘Personalize
your profile’.
Upload image from your
computer to create your
buddy icon.
Customize your
Flickr URL.
Personalize your
profile. Then click
‘Save’.
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STEP 4
Go to your Flickr
‘Home’ page.
Open your
image file from
your
computer.
Uploading Photos
Click ‘Upload
Photos &
Video’.
Click ‘Choose
photos &
video’.
Click ‘Upload
Photos &
Video’.
Choose
your
privacy
setting.
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After your have
uploaded, insert ‘Title’,
‘Description’ and insert
‘Tags’ of your photos.
Then, click
‘SAVE’.
STEP 5
At your Flickr
Home page, click
‘Organize &
Create’.
Organizing Photos
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To start organizing,
click the ‘Sets’ tab.
A set is like a folder
that contains
photos.
Drag the photos
into this area to
create the set.
Name the ‘Set’
and click ‘Save’.
Now you have organized
one set of pictures.
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To leave the
organizer, click your
photostream.
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Finding Friends
Go to your flickr Home
page and click ‘Find your
friends on Flickr’.
Add contacts by searching
for your email contacts or
Facebook address or
search by a person’s
name.
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Adding Notes
Go to ‘Actions’ and
click ‘Add a note’.
Click on
the
picture
you
want to
add a
note.
Click at the area you
want to add note.
Click ‘Save’.
Write your
note here.
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STEP 8
Posting Comments
To post a comment,
go to the bottom of
the picture you want
to comment.
Write your
comment here.
‘Preview’ or
‘Post Comment’.
STEP 9
STEP 9
Go to ‘Actions’ and
click ‘Add to your
map’.
Adding Picture to Maps
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Insert the name of
the location.
You can drag-anddrop at the
location you like.
Customize the
visibility options,
and then click
‘Save Location’.
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REFERENCES
7 Things You Should Know About Flickr. 2010.
http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7034.pdf [27 May 2011]
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Chapter 23
WORDLE
WHAT IS WORDLE?
Wordle is a tool that looks at the text provided (students can type in words
that describe themselves; words that describe what they want to learn;
words that describe a time in history they are learning about; their
vocabulary words they are having a difficult time with; words that describe a
country they are learning about) and generates a “word cloud” summary
from those words. The word cloud gives greater prominence to words that
appear more frequently in the source text. You can change the font, change
the layout, and change the color scheme. Once you have created your
“word cloud” the students can take a screenshot to save and paste into an
application or save to Paint/Photoshop to then save as a jpg image to use in a
project — PowerPoint, Slideshare, PhotoStory, Blog, Wiki, etc. Or, they can
choose to print it out and make a bulletin board in the classroom of the
words.
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WAYS OF USING WORDLE
The following are some possible ways of using Wordle:
1. Summarizing the content of an essay or any piece of work. Useful
way of telling people what the essay is about.
2. Wordle can be used by the teacher as a means of assessment.
Student creates a Wordle of their presentation and uses that as the
basis for a discussion.
3. Self Reflection.
4. Summarizing survey results from text fields.
5. Illustrate a student’s writing with a picture (Julia 2009).
6. Improve vocabulary and develop knowledge by taking the text from
documents or webpages and makes them into word clouds to help
remember the texts you read (Nik Peachey 2008).
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GET STARTED WITH WORDLE
Click here.
STEP 1
Go to: http://www.wordle.net/
STEP 2
Starting Wordle
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Start Creating Your Wordle
Paste the text in
this box.
Click ‘Go’.
An
example
of texts,
pasted in
Wordle.
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STEP 4
Generating Word Clouds
You can customize your Wordle using this tools.
You can click on
‘Randomize’ to
generate a different
“look” to your Wordle.
Save the Wordle in
the public gallery
and use the embed
code to show in
your blog, wiki, or
web page.
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REFERENCES
Julia Zangl Colby . 2009. Wordle — An Easy Tool to Use for Teachers and
Students
http://jzcolby.edublogs.org/2009/05/19/wordle-an-easy-tool-
to-use-for-teachers-and-students/ [24 March 2011]
Nil Peachey. 2008. Using a Word Cloud to Remember Words and Texts.
http://daily-english-activities.blogspot.com/2008/09/using-word-cloudto-remember-words-and.html [24 March 2011]
Wordle. http://www.wordle.net/ [24 March 2011
Chapter 24: Pinterest
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PINTEREST
WHAT IS PINTEREST?
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the
web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and
organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created
by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and
get inspiration from people who share your interests. Pinterest is connecting
people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.
(Source: http://pinterest.com/about/)
BENEFITS OF USING PINTEREST
There are several benefits of using Pinterest:

To share photos with family and friends

To share information – Many people use Pinterest to post their
recipes and ideas, or showcase their talents through photographs.

To gather inspiration – Individuals from around the world use
Pinterest to showcase their best ideas.

To promote a business – Pinterest can be a great way to share your
products with the world. Post your product pictures, or use
Pinterest to showcase the talents that you have to offer. Even better,
use it to create a visual brand personality for your business.
(Source: http://www.mymagneticblog.com/what-is-pinterest/)
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GET STARTED WITH PINTEREST
STEP 1
Go to: http://pinterest.com/
STEP 2
Joining Pinterest
Click at the ‘Join
Pinterest >>’
button.
Choose the
images and
things you like.
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The five images
you have
selected will be
inserted here.
Then, click the
‘Continue’
button.
You can create
Pinterest
account using
‘Facebook’ or
‘Twitter’.
Or, you can sign
up with your
email address.
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Fill in the
required
information
.
Then, click
‘Create
Account’.
Check your
email inbox and
click the ‘Verify
Email’ button to
verify your
email address.
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STEP 3
Pin It Bookmarklet
Open your
Pinterest, and
then, go to
‘About’.
Drag this ‘Pin
It’ button to
your bookmark
bar.
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Choose’Pin It
Button’.
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Now, your ‘Pin
It’ button has
been added at
your bookmark
bar.
STEP 3
Creating a Board
Open your
Pinterest
account.
Insert your
board/category
name.
Then, click the
‘Create Board’
button.
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Pinning
Go to the
website you
would like to
pin/share.
Choose the
representative
image of the
website you want
to pin.
Click the’Pin It’
button.
Then, click ‘Pin
It’ button at
your bookmark
bar.
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Choose your
board.
Insert the
description.
Click at the ‘Pin
It’ button.
Click these buttons to
see your pin and share
your pin on Facebook
and Twitter.
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Now, the website
you have pinned
has been inserted
in your Pinterest
account.
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STEP 3
Choose your
categories.
Searching & Pinning
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Choose and click
at the pin
image/information
you like.
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Click ‘Repin’.
Click at the
‘Follow’ button if
you would like to
follows this users’
pins.
Share this pin.
Add your
comments here.
Choose your
board.
Then, click
‘Pin It’ button.
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These are the
pins you have
pinned.
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REFERENCES
http://pinterest.com/about/ [10 August 2012]
http://www.mymagneticblog.com/what-is-pinterest/ [10 August 2012]
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Chapter 25
WALLWISHER
WHAT IS WALLWISHER?
Wallwisher is a collaborative tool that lets users be prosumers rather
consumers (Sharon Tonner 2011). It allow users to post their thoughts on a
common topic using electronic sticky notes on a shared digital wall. The
sticky note can incorporate an image, audio or video using the appropriate
web address link (Sharon Tonner 2011). Wallwisher can be also used for
personal note taking, to-do lists, feedback collection, etc. Best of all there is
no signup needed- simply create a wall and start posting (Anon. 2011).
BENEFITS OF USING WALLWISHER
The following are some benefits of using Wallwisher:
1. To allow in a collaborative conversation.
2. To brainstorm an idea.
3. To access discussions and ideas.
4. To provide an interactive area that incorporates text, audio and visual
materials.
5. To make the survey interactive through responding using mobile
devices that has internet accessibility.
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6. A wall that offers individual feedback when determining a decision
that needs a group vote.
7. A wall that tracks the completion status for each group member's
task (Anon. 2011).
USING WALLWISHER AS A RESEARCH TOOL
1. Collaborative research by working in small groups to find information
(http://year6wykeham.blogspot.com/2012/01/science-wallwisherresearch.html).
2. Provides a very simple way to gather feedback from respondents
(http://staffweb2tools.wordpress.com/walls/).
3. Brainstormed and shared short simple ideas of research among
research
group
(http://www.teachmaths-
inthinking.co.uk/conferences/harare-2012-what-is-ibl.htm).
4. Received and record the feedback of the research.
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STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to:http://www.wallwisher.com/
Log in/Register
Click the login
button a top right
hand corner.
Click ‘Build a wall’
if you do not want to
go at login/register
page.
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Fill in the the
Wallwisher
account.
Then click the
‘SIGN UP’ button.
If you already have
an account, just click
‘LOG IN’.
STEP 3
Building & Customizing Walls
Click at the ‘Build a
wall’ button.
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Choose the existing
image you want or you
can browse the image
you like from your
computer or website.
Insert your
wall title and
description.
Choose your
theme of your
wall.
Change your
wall URL
address.
Choose your privacy setting.
You can control who can
read, write and post notes
into your wall.
You can delete the
wall you have
created.
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Typing Sticky Notes
Enter your
name.
Double click
the wall to
add sticky
notes.
Write your message
here.
Add any item or format from a web link
or upload from your computer or you
can take a photo from your webcam.
STEP 5
Insert an image
URL location
here.
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An example of an
image added.
Click to zoom the
image.
STEP 6
Insert URL location of
a video link here.
Inserting Videos
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Click at the video
to view and play.
STEP 7
Inserting Documents
Click this icon to
upload a file from
your computer.
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Click here to
browse the file.
Click at the
document to
view.
An example of
a document
viewed.
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Sharing Wallwisher
Share your wall
using socialize
tools or you can
subscribe, snap
and email the
wall to others.
Copy and paste
the embed code
onto your blog
or web page.
Mobilize your
wall using the
scan code.
Click ‘Share’.
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REFERENCES
Anon. 2011. Wallwisher: A new way to promote student collaboration for
online colleges. http://blog.ecollegefinder.org/post/Wallwisher-A-NewWay-to-Promote-Student-Collaboration-for-Online-Colleges.aspx [14
March 2011]
Sharon Tonner. 2011. Wallwisher. http://i-c-t.wikispaces.com/WALLWISHER
[14 March 2011]
http://year6wykeham.blogspot.com/2012/01/science-wallwisher-research.html
[17 May 2012]
http://staffweb2tools.wordpress.com/walls/ [17 May 2012]
http://www.teachmaths-inthinking.co.uk/conferences/harare-2012-what-isibl.htm [17 May 2012]
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SCRIBD
WHAT IS SCRIBD?
Scribd is a type of a social networking website that allows you to publish and
share all kinds of documents and images on the web. It uses a technology
called iPaper which is powered by Adobe Flash. Hence documents can be
easily embedded on web pages (Bob Rankin 2008). Scribd works well with
multiple file formats, such as Word document, an Excel spreadsheet, a
PowerPoint presentation, or a document created in PDF, RTF, TIFF or
PostScript format. It can be uploaded easily to Scribd for everyone to view
or it can be embedded into a web page or blog without web hosting account.
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The following are some ways of using Scribd:
1. Upload documents to the web
a. Scribd is a social publishing site where people are able to
create word documents or powerpoints and post them on
the internet.
2. Lessons plans
a. Teachers can upload lesson plans for other teachers to view
and utilize in their own classrooms. Students can view
uploaded notes and lesson plans.
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3. Blogging and peer review
a. Scribd also has a blog correlating to each individual item
posted, allowing people to make comments. This form of
blogging is a good way to communicate with people around
the world and find out what others think about the particular
work that has been posted.
4. Creating a community
a. Scribd allows for the development of communities pertaining
to a particular topic by utilizing Scribd's group feature.
b. There are three options a user can choose when using
the group feature. The groups can be public, which allows
everyone to be able to access the documents and join the
group as they please. They can be slightly selective with
everyone still being able to read the documents but only
invited individuals actually being able to become a member.
Finally, they can be very selective with only invited members
being able to read and comment on the documents.
c. These communities allow a group with similar types of
writings and posts to join together.
5. Read books and books expert from authors.
6. Access all document with iPaper.
7. Post updates.
(Source: https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/Scribd)
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STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: http://www.scribd.com/
Signup/Log in
If you already
have a Scribd
account, click ‘Log
In’.
If you do not have
a Scribd account,
click ‘Sign Up’.
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Click here if you
want to log in
using your
Facebook.
If you do not
have a
Facebook
account, you
need to
register by
filling in the
required
information
here.
Then, click ‘Sign
Up’.
STEP 3
Uploading Documents
At your Scribd
home, click the
‘Upload’ button.
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You can upload your
documents from
your computer files
or you can import
documents from
your Google Docs
account here.
Here is an example
of a document
uploaded.
STEP 4: Scribd tools
You can make
the document
public or private.
You can share
your
document by
letting others
know the URL
address, for
the
document.
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Documents View
Downloading to
a mobile device.
Printing a
document.
Downloading
document
Your
document
will be
viewed like
this.
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document to
your collections.
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Sharing Tools
You can share your
documents with Facebook,
twitter and Google buzz.
You also can embed your
documents in your web or
blog.
REFERENCES
Bob
Rankin.
2008.
What
is
Scrbd.
http://askbobrankin.com/what_is_scribd.html. [6 September 2011].
https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/Scribd
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NING
WHAT IS NING?
Ning is an internet-based service that allows users to create their own social
networks and participate in other networks. Ning allows creators of
networks to determine the site’s appearance and functionality, as well as
whether the site is public or private. Most networks include features such as
photos or videos, lists of network members and events, groups within the
network, and communication tools such as forums or blogs. No special skill
is required to set up a social network, and there are no limits to the number
of networks a user can join. Ning offers no-cost networks, which are
supported by advertisements, or users can pay for premium services that
eliminate advertisement and let users choose network URLs that are
separate from the Ning domain (Educause 2008).
BENEFITS OF USING NING IN EDUCATION
The following are some benefits of Ning in education:
1. Students can look for Ning sites on a particular subject when trying
to research information for an assignment/project or just for general
interest. For example, someone who wants to learn about tourism
can search the Ning site and access any relevant information that will
help them.
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2. Read other people’s posts, see their photos and videos as well as
learn new bits of information on your area of interest.
3. In addition, if anyone sign up and become a member of that Ning
page, he/she can contribute to the discussion and upload hes/her own
content.
(Source: Ning and Its Educational Potential 2009)
WAYS OF USING NING
Registered users can create new social networks quickly, with no special skill
required. Once a name and a URL are selected, assembling the network is a
simple process of working through four screens. The user indicates whether
the network is private (only invited people can view or join) or public; writes
a tag-line and description of the network; assigns keywords; chooses from a
selection of features (such as photos or videos, a blog events, groups, or
gadgets) and uses drag-and-drop tools to place those features on the page;
chooses a visual theme (colors, fonts, sizes) and can customize these choices;
and decides what information users will be asked to provide to join the
network. If membership is restricted, the creator can invite individuals to
join. The creator of the network has access to other options, such as
importing photos from Flickr, adding Ning features to Facebook pages,
requesting access to source code to further customize a network, and
including JavaScript that allows external tools to track network usage
statistics. Various features permit users to read news or learn about related
events, join groups, read and comment on blog entries, view photos and
videos, and other activities as set up by the network creator. RSS feeds let
users subscribe to updates from specific parts of the social network
(Educause 2008).
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USAGE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
Ning provides an avenue for instructors to take advantage of social networks
in a neutral setting, offering functionality and an experience that are familiar
and comfortable to students. By creating social networks around academic
topics, or even about specific projects for a course, an instructor can:
1. Facilitate a strong sense of community among the students,
2. Encourage personal interactions that can lead to the creation of new
knowledge and collective intelligence.
In addition, Ning provides an opportunity for:
1. Students to create their own social networks.
2. Student to learn how to cultivate and sustain a community of users
that might resemble professional contacts and relationships.
3. Easy way for a cohort of students to stay connected through their
studies and beyond, even as they transfer to other institutions,
graduate, or relocate.
(Source: Educause 2008)
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STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: http://www.ning.com/
Creating a Social Network
Create a
social
network
name.
Create a
web
address for
your social
network.
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Sign up for Ning.com
Click
‘Create’.
Fill in
the
required
fields.
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Describing Your Network
Fill in
the
required
fields.
Then, click
‘Next’.
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Adding Features
Drag features to
the layout spots.
Add
features
to
layout.
Click
‘Next’.
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Customizing Ning
a) Invite friends
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Write
your
message
here.
Then, click
‘Send’.
c) Latest activities
Choose your
preferences.
Click
‘Save’.
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Fill in the
required
information.
e) Features
Choose your
features and
drag to your
layout.
Then, click
‘Save’.
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Select your
appearance.
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To add member,
click ‘Invite More
People’.
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Select ‘Public’ or
‘Private’.
Then, click ‘Save’.
j) Feature controls
Select your feature
control.
Then, click
‘Save’.
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STEP 7
Using the Master Key
Inviting People
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Insert the
email
addresses of
the people
you want to
invite.
Click ‘Send
Invitations’.
STEP 8
Blogging
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Click a title
for your
blog entry.
Write a
description
about what
you are
uploading.
Add
keywords
about your
blog.
Click ‘Publish
Post’.
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Removing People from Ning
Click ‘Manage
Managers’.
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members
to be
banned.
Click ‘Ban’ to
remove
members.
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REFERENCES
Educause.
2008.
7
things
you
should
know
about….
Ning.
www.educause.edu/eli [16 March 2011]
Ning
&
Its
Educational
Potential.
2009.
http://www.slideshare.net/pbowler/ning-tutorial-2009 [16 March 2009]
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ELLUMINATE
WHAT IS ELLUMINATE?
Elluminate provides web, audio, video, and social networking solutions
optimized for 21st century education and training. From two-way audio,
multipoint video, and shared whiteboards to application sharing, interactive
recording, and breakout rooms, all Elluminate Live! components are tightly
integrated to provide the ultimate interactive learning environment.
Whether we have two students — or two hundred — Elluminate Live!
enables world-class communication, collaboration, and education that
transforms teaching and learning (Elluminate Live. 2010a). Elluminate can be
used in conjunction with a telephone conference call or, when available, the
Voice over IP function (VoIP). If using VoIP, a headset with microphone must
be used (Kevin Bane 2008).
BENEFITS OF USING ELLUMINATE LIVE! ®
The following are benefits of using Elluminate Live (Elluminate Live 2010c):
1. Increase Completion Rates and Retention: At many academic
institutions, the majority of distance courses use online asynchronous
tools, possibly in conjunction with synchronous text chat or
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streaming video. However, with asynchronous technology, students
can feel isolated and unmotivated working on their own with little
contact with teachers and other students. Research in distance
learning
indicates
that
student/teacher
and
student/student
interaction greatly enhances student outcomes by improving attitude
and motivation and building a sense of community. The result:
increased coursework completion rates, higher test scores, and
improved retention.
2. Eliminate Geographical Barriers: With live eLearning and web
collaboration technology, academic institutions can extend the
boundaries of the physical classroom, leveraging limited teaching
resources, providing guest lecturers and remote experts, expanding
geographical reach to increase enrollment, and providing access for
all, regardless of location.
3. Build
Online
Communities:
Today’s
students
can
use
synchronous technology collaborate without limits—across campus,
throughout a nation, or across the globe—and build vibrant learning
communities that encourage participation and stimulate innovation.
With Elluminate Live!, institutions and instructors can even set up
virtual student rooms for
scheduled meetings or
ad hoc
collaboration, with or without a teacher present.
4. Save Travel Costs: Today, academic institutions are required to
balance educational outcomes with the financial bottom line, including
demonstrating a rapid return on their technology investment. Doing
more with less has become a way of life for academia as it has in the
business world. At the same time, schools are operating in an
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increasingly competitive environment and global marketplace.
Synchronous online learning is a cost-effective solution that provides
universal access with lower total cost of ownership and strong ROI.
5. Increase Staff Productivity: Elluminate Live! provides an enhanced
meeting environment with voice over the Internet that eliminates
travel time and lost hours at the office. With the proliferation of
multi-campus institutions with satellite campuses, the advantages of
virtual live meeting technology becomes more apparent, especially in
tight state budget climates. Many institutions are using web
conferencing for executive council and committee meetings.
6. Accommodate Multiple Learning Styles: The Elluminate Live!
virtual classroom provides two-way voice over the Internet, instant
messaging, and a shared, interactive whiteboard to display educational
content. All of these features create a rich and engaging learning
environment that allows users to benefit fully from sessions
regardless of their preferred learning styles.
7. Incorporate Technology in the Classroom: Students in
traditional brick and mortar classrooms are changing the way they
learn and interact. Often referred to as “digital natives,” today’s
students have grown up in a digital world and demand that schools
keep in step with their learning styles. At the same time, educators
have realized that their teaching styles must change to keep students
engaged and actively learning.
8. Using Elluminate vRoom with application sharing and chat:
The strategist is now able to successfully share notes with the
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student from anywhere in the classroom via their respective laptops.
What’s more, it doesn’t matter that one laptop is a PC and the other
a Mac because users interact in real time, regardless of computer
platform. The result: more independence for the student, and for the
academic strategist, the ability to provide support in a less obvious
way.
9. Scale Information and Knowledge: Key functionality in any
virtual classroom should include the ability to record and playback
sessions, creating reusable learning objects to maximize access and
leverage resources. Recorded classes can be used for exam review,
and information sessions can be pre-recorded to provide before a
course begins. In addition, pre-recorded training for faculty, students,
and staff on topics like commonly used applications or online library
resources can be developed. Creating an easily accessible knowledge
base of interactive, indexed recordings is easy with Elluminate Live!
10. Leverage Limited Teaching Resources: Live eLearning and web
collaboration technology mirrors the interaction of the traditional
classroom session or face-to-face meeting, while eliminating the need
for expensive teleconferencing and travel. A single teacher can be
leveraged to reduce the need for additional hiring, a regularly
scheduled faculty meeting can be replaced with an Internet-based
session, students from multiple campuses can be combined to fill an
online class, and a remote subject matter expert can address a class
in real time from across the globe without traveling a mile.
11. Provide Professional Development: Elluminate Live! enables
mentoring for center directors and the delivery of online courses
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that train teachers on the technology they need to handle their
official reporting responsibilities. And because it doesn’t require a
steep learning curve, the live online environment became a useful and
popular tool in just months, providing both technological and
emotional support for instructors.
WAYS OF USING ELLUMINATE LIVE!
According to Elluminate Live (2010b), the platform can be used in the
following way:
1. Live Instruction: Traditional distance learning programs have low
completion rates as students are left to learn on their own with a
feeling of isolation. Today’s online teachers need a method to
communicate to students in an effective and pedagogically sound
manner, one-on-one or one-to-many. Studies show that the ideal
solution is a blended learning model with asynchronous and
synchronous interaction.
2. Asynchronous Content Development: With Elluminate, you can
create asynchronous content using Elluminate’s interactive record
and playback functionality. For example, you can record student
orientation sessions or add a recorded welcome to your virtual
classroom prior the first day of class. In addition, students can view
interactive recordings of your classes if they’ve missed a session or
just to reinforce learning and help retain knowledge.
3. Tutoring Programs: Whether provided by instructors or peers,
tutoring via Elluminate Live! offers students an opportunity to work
one-on-one to get questions answered or receive help with
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homework or other assignments. Sessions can be scheduled, or
students can drop into to an existing virtual room to connect with
the tutor.
4. Classroom Collaboration: Collaboration at a distance connects
students from different locations and cultures to enhance the learning
experience. Students at Dohto University in Japan collaborated with
students at Tennessee Tech University in a course about
international architecture.
5. Meetings: With Elluminate, you can easily and effectively host
effective meetings, significantly reducing teleconferencing and travel
costs and decreasing time away from job.
6. Virtual Office Hours: Teachers can extend the hours they are
available to their students with Elluminate Live! virtual office hours.
Meet one-on-one or with groups of students.
7. Student/Parent Orientation: Want to expand your geographical
reach and attract more students? Showcase your programs for
prospective students and their parents online with Elluminate Live!
You can also conduct orientation for new students and even record
the sessions for those who couldn’t attend in person
8. Remote Guest Speakers/Virtual Field Trips: Online education
is all about creating engaging learning environments. Elluminate Live!
enables you to bring in remote experts to the classroom or send
students on a virtual field trip. For example, students at Union
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County Public Schools viewed a surgery in real time and visited with
the cast of the musical Rent.
9. Professional development: Attract and retain qualified instructors
and
staff
by
providing
cost-effective,
ongoing
professional
development via Elluminate Live! Connect teachers on a campus-wide
level to share best practices. Offer real-time or recorded training
sessions for applications, tools, and administrative systems.
10. Virtual Help Desk: Need additional methods to provide support
and immediate assistance to students, faculty, and staff? Elluminate
Live! is great to use a supplement you’re your physical help desk or
learning center. Students can get access to the experts on resources,
such as the research library, without coming to campus.
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STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: http://www.elluminate.com/
Sign up/ Registration
To start using
Elluminate, click
‘Get A Free
Trial’.
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Insert your email
address and click
‘continue’.
Fill in
the form.
Next, click ‘Try
Elluminate’.
Try
To start
accessing your
Elluminate,
check your
email inbox.
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Click ‘Start Now’ or you
can copy the following link
into your browser.
STEP 3
Once you click
the link given,
you will be
directed to this
page. Click this
icon to start your
Elluminate trial
room.
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will send
you this
email.
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Then, this window
will open. You
cannot close this
window until you
are in the
Blackboard
Collaboration
online session.
At the same time,
you will need to
dowload ‘Java’
application. It will
download for you
automatically.
STEP 4
Connecting
Collaboration Online
Once you have finished
downloading your
Blackboard Collaboration
will opened automatically.
Next, you need to click ‘I
agree’ to accept the license
agreement.
Blackboard
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After that, select the internet
connection you are currently
using. Then click ‘OK’.
Wait until
your
Elluminate
starts
connecting
to your
computer.
Now you can start using your Elluminate Live – Blackboard Collaboration
Online
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Checking Audio
At your
blackboard,
go to
‘Tools’.
Select
‘Audio’.
Click ‘Audio
Setup Wizard’.
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Click ‘Refresh’ to
add the audio
device.
Select your device.
Then click ‘OK’.
Test your audio devise by
clicking the ‘Play’ button.
You will hear a sound
from your audio device.
Adjust the volume
of your audio to set
it to your
comfortable
listening level.
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If you are
satisfied with
your listening
level volume,
click ‘Yes’.
Follow the same
procedure with other
audio devices
(microphone). Select
your audio device.
Click ‘OK’.
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Select you
microphone setting.
Test your microphone
by clicking the
‘Record’ button.
Once you have
finished setting up
your audio, click
‘OK’.
You can increase or
decrease your
microphone volume
sound.
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To load your
presentation,
click this
icon.
Loading Presentations
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Select your
presentation
location.
Then, click ‘OK’.
Select the
presentation to be
uploaded.
Load presentation
Then click ‘Open’
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Now, your
presentation has
been uploaded.
You can use this
key to play your
presentation.
STEP 7
Adding Participants
At the top of your
blacboard, click this
icon.
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This window
will appear. You
can compose an
email or copy
the link given
and send it to the
person you want
to join the
session.
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2) Chatting Tools
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To view back your
conference recording, go
to the link given in your
email and click the
‘View Recording’ tab.
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REFERENCES
Elluminate
Live.
2010a.
Unified
Learning
and
Collaboration.
http://www.elluminate.com/downloads/sales/datasheets/LiveBrochure_
FINAL.pdf [26 May 2011]
Elluminate Live. 2010b. Top Ten Ways of Using Elluminate Live!
http://www.elluminate.com/downloads/whitepapers/Top-Ten-Benefitsof-Using-Elluminate-Live.pdf. [26 May 2011]
Elluminate Live. 2010c. Top Ten Benefits Of Using Elluminate Live!®.
http://www.elluminate.com/downloads/whitepapers/Top-Ten-Benefitsof-Using-Elluminate-Live.pdf [26 May 2011]
Kevin Bane. 2008. Elluminate – What is it and where to find help.
https://techinfo.esc.edu/kb_article.php?s=1eba2d352205bde2f52bc0573
0111847&ref=5455-YOZC-9085 [12 April 2011]
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Chapter 29
VYEW
WHAT IS VYEW?
Vyew is a browser-based collaboration and conferencing platform that
enables and allows web users to share and create together in real-time and
over time (meaning anytime they want). Vyew users can upload and annotate
files (.doc, .odt, .xls, .ods, .ppt, .odp, .jpg, .gif, .png, .swf, .mp3), take screen
captures of their desktop, and draw with white-board tools. They can also
share their desktop in real-time.
(Source: http://vyew.com/site/help/guide/#Getting-Started-with-Vyew)
A FEW WAYS VYEW IS EMPOWERING USERS:
a)
Meet and Present

Give presentations, host webinars, or conduct team meetings.
Leave content available for access over time.

Conduct meetings in real time using a shared workspace,
webcam, voice over IP (VoIP), free teleconferencing, text chat
and desktop sharing.

In addition to uploading, sharing and presenting content,
participants can be invited to annotate and collaborate on
content during the meeting.
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Participants can be allowed to navigate the workspace
independently to collaborate on different portions of the
content. Record the meeting for playback also available.

The meeting room and content are always available for review
and collaboration until the moderator removes access.
b)
Review and Annotate

Upload, create, and collaborate on content with your team or
customers.

Vyew provides an always-on workspace that reviewers and
content creators can access and annotate at their convenience.

Provides a transparent process for review and annotation. All
participants can see each other’s comments and arrive at a final
version more easily and quickly than emailing their comments
to the content owner. Sidebar comments provide a contextual
forum for discussions that can be filtered by user and flagged to
indicate their status.

Other collaborators outside organization can easily access the
workspace anytime with no software to install.

User can upload, create and collaborate on almost any type of
content in Vyew regardless of the software or platform used to
create it.

Vyew’s
always-on
clear-view
workspaces
provide
the
environment that collaborators need to review and annotate
content together in real time or independently over time.
c)
Educate and Train
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Create and upload course content for real-time and anytime
collaborative and active learning.
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Educational researchers agree that students learn best by
collaborating rather than by independently studying and
passively listening to lectures or video on demand.

With Vyew, instructors can upload course material for realtime presentations and then students at any grade level can
meet online and collaborate together in real time or separately
over time. Instructors can then access and comment on student
work with the students or at their convenience.

Vyew provides a multi-modal environment for education and
training. Almost any content can be uploaded to or created in
Vyew for a rich, interactive environment that includes
interactive Flash learning objects, audio, video, graphics,
presentations, spreadsheets and text.
(Source: http://vyew.com/site/product/vyew-in-action/uses)
EDUCATIONAL USES OF VYEW
a)
Educators

Host online classroom sessions for correspondence courses
with real-time interaction.

Be available to students online during office hours, not just inperson at the workplace.

Post course syllabuses and reading material in Vyew’s File
Storage for easy access by students.

Collaborate with peers at other colleges or universities on
research, papers, and projects.

Use Vyew as a way to solicit anonymous feedback from
students –grant the students guest access to a Vyew
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Room where they can annotate or use text-chat to post
suggestions or concerns.
b)
Tutors

Tutor students remotely – use Vyew as a tool to generate
more income from your experience and expertise.

Allow students to review their tutor sessions and post
questions when you're not available
c)
Students

Work on group projects together – outline responsibilities,
plan milestones, post your contributions for review, and
comment on others’ work.

Post group project files in Vyew’s File Storage to ensure
everyone has access to the latest version.

Tutor, share answers to homework, prep for exams, and share
class notes with your peers.

Plan social activities.
(Source: http://vyew.com/site/product/vyew-in-action/uses)
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STEP 1
Go to: http://vyew.com/s/
STEP 2
Signing Up/Register
Click ‘SIGN UP:
FREE’ or you can
take a test drive
first.
Fill in the
required
information
for
registration.
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Choose the free
version of Vyew.
Click
‘Continue’.
Vyew will send an email to
your email account. Click the
link given and you can start
login.
Now you can start creating
your room by clicking
‘Continue to Vyew Home
dashboard’.
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Getting Started Tutorial
This is your
dashboard, click at
‘Getting Started
(Tutorial)’ if you like to
take a tour how to get
started a room.
Here is an example of
the Getting Started
Tutorial.
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Creating a Room
You can
choose to
create your
room by
uploading
content or
just
creating a
new room.
The list
of
rooms
you
have
created
will
appear
here.
To create room by
uploading the
content, select a file
to upload.
Vyew can import these
types of content.
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Room Tools
STEP 5
Insert a new
blank page in
your current
room.
Inserting Content
Insert content from your
computer. You can insert any
format file: Microsoft office,
pdf, images (jpg, png, gif,
bmp), Flash movies, audio files
(mp3).
Insert a full or cropped
snapshot of your desktop
into your room.
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Inviting People
Send the
link given
to invite
people.
Insert email address and
invitation message to
invite people to your
room.
You can specify what each
person’s role is, for
example, whether they can
edit the content in the
room, or just view it.
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STEP 7
Drawing/Annoting
STEP 8
Communicating
Using Mic/Headset
- Ideal when there will
be 3 or 4 speakers (all
listeners must have a
speaker or earphone)
Webcam
Up to 4 people can
broadcast their
webcams to everyone.
Phone conference
call
-For international
caller except US have
to dial-in via Skype.
Chat and
private
chats.
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REFERENCES
http://vyew.com/site/help/guide/#Getting-Started-with-Vyew
[26
2012]
http://vyew.com/site/product/vyew-in-action/uses [27 January 2012]
January
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SYNC.IN
WHAT IS SYNC.IN?
Sync.in is a web-based word processor for people to collaborate in real-time.
When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes
are instantly reflected on everyone's screen. The result is a new and
productive way to collaborate with text documents, useful for meeting
notes, brainstorming, project planning, training, and more
(Source: http://sync.in/)
ADVANTAGES OF SYNC.IN
The following are some advantages of Sync.In:
1. Easily to make collaborative notes.
2. Plan events with team members.
3. Conduct interviews.
4. Gather feedback on presentations.
5. Draft and edit documents with colleagues.
6. Brainstorm ideas.
7. Discuss and reach concensus on a document/task.
(Source:
http://www.cynapse.com/community/home/sync.in-users/sync.in-
usage-scenarios/view)
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GET STARTED WITH SYNC.IN
STEP 1
Go to: http://sync.in/
STEP 2
Creating a Public Note
Click the ‘Create a new
PUBLIC NOTE’ button to
start creating a note for free.
There is no need to sign
up/register.
If you want to have
more features and
security, click ‘Get
Sync.in PRO SIGNUP
NOW’.
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This is your public
note. Now you can
start using it.
STEP 3
Tools to edit
your writing.
Editing tools
Insert
bullet list.
Undo and redo
what you have
written.
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Sync.In Tools
Show the timeline
of the edited note.
Save note.
Note view option.
Export note in
different format.
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Sharing a Note
List of
users.
You can
change
your
name
here.
Click ‘Invite’ or
‘Share this note’
button to invite
and to collaborate
with other users.
Copy this
link and
send it to
people
with
whom you
want to
share this
note.
You can send
the link given
by inserting
email
address or
other sharing
applications.
Then click ‘Share
Now’ button.
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Chatting
You can
view what
you have
chatted
here.
Type your
ideas in this
box to start a
chat.
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REFERENCES
http://sync.in/ [11 January 2012]
http://www.cynapse.com/community/home/sync.in-users/sync.in-usagescenarios/view [11 January 2012]
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TWIDDLA
WHAT IS TWIDDLA?
Twiddla is an online collaboration tool that is easy to use. It does not require
any downloads or complicated firewall stuff, and is free for just about
anybody. It is like having a whiteboard skin on top of any web page or
uploaded image (or nothing at all –you can use it as a blank canvas). You can
mark up this whiteboard layer and interact with the web page at the same
time – all in real time, with people from all over the world.
(Source: http://www.twiddla.com/About/FAQ.aspx)
ADVANTAGES OF TWIDDLA
Several advantages of Twiddla:
1.
Free.
2.
Available to anyone, anytime.
3.
No plug ins – all you need is your web browser.
4.
Can interact with the web (or any uploaded picture, document or
widget) and mark it up at the same time.
(Source: http://www.twiddla.com/About/FAQ.aspx
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WAYS OF USING TWIDDLA FOR TEACHING
Several ways of using Twiddla for teaching:
1.
Twiddla would be excellent for holding online office hours. Online
tutoring typically uses shared whiteboards, and helping students
during office hours is very similar to tutoring. Tutors generally have
to provide help without advance preparation, and Twiddla is
excellent for quick, impromptu interaction using both words and
drawings. The student’s access to the whiteboard would make it
easier for the teacher to lead the student into finding his own
answers. To set up online office hours, a teacher could communicate
the time and the URL to his students, then wait for them to navigate
to the Twiddla session during the scheduled time period.
2.
Another scenario where Twiddla would be useful would be in
instructing students on how to use a particular website, for example
their course's website. The instructor could lead the students
webpage by webpage within Twiddla, using the drawing tools to point
out the important buttons, links and other features. The drawings
would disappear when navigating away from each page, but if the
markings are just simple pointers and highlights, this shouldn’t be a
major drawback. Thus, this particular use would probably be equally
helpful in a face to face setting where the teacher’s screen was
projected for the students to see, without using the online
collaboration aspect of Twiddla.
3.
A teacher could give an effective live online presentation using
Twiddla. Twiddla sessions cannot be saved and reloaded like a
PowerPoint presentation. However, an instructor could save a set of
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image files in a folder, and upload each of them to Twiddla before
giving the presentation. Besides drawings and photos, the images
could be snippets of text or mathematical functions. Ideally, these
would be PNG files with a transparent background to avoid
obscuring the view of other images on the whiteboard. The Etherpad
background could be used to allow the teacher to make impromptu
notes. This would probably be best combined with an audio feature
so that the teacher can speak while manipulating the images for the
lecture. Twiddla does include voice channels, but they were all
everytime I clicked for them.
4.
A lecture given in this way would be more dynamic than a slide
presentation. It would give the lecturer the power to move and
interact the images on his board in different ways. It would also give
him the opportunity to ask a student to complete a figure using the
elements on the whiteboard.
(Source:
twiddla.html)
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STEP 1
Go to: http://www.twiddla.com/
STEP 2
Using a Twiddla
To get access to the Professional
Level features such as unlimited
document storage, private
meetings, presentations, custom
urls and more, click “Start your
30 Day Free Trial” and a create
account.
If you want to try
using the Twiddla,
click here.
If you do not want to
sign up and directly
start a new meeting,
you can click here.
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Click here to
open the
Twiddla main
home page.
Tools to insert
images,
documents,
widgets, codes
and
mathematical
formulas.
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Twiddla tools
for editing a
whiteboard.
Click here to
change your
meeting room
setting.
Invite
others to
this
meeting by
inserting
their email
addresses
Copy and send
this link to invite
people to this
meeting.
Write here to
chat or start a
conversation.
Save the
whiteboard
view.
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Clean and
go to new
whiteboard.
Insert URL
address to view
the web page
on the
whiteboard.
Twiddla Tools
Open the EtherPad
to create pad text.
It can be
synchronized and
view by everyone.
Insert
document such
as doc., ppt.,
xls. or pdf.
Upload
images on
the
whiteboard.
Tool to
erase.
Use pencil tool
to draw on
whiteboard.
You can view this
toolbar at the
bottom of your
whiteboard.
Add
and
edit
text
.
Insert
shapes.
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a) Inserting images
To insert
images on your
whiteboard,
click ‘Images’.
Then click
‘Choose File’.
You can choose
any images you
want here.
b) Inserting documents
To insert
documents on your
whiteboard, click
‘Documents’.
Your uploaded
document will be seen
here. Click at the icon
and it will be inserted
on your whiteboard.
Then, choose
the documents
from your file.
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c) Inserting widgets & code
Click at
‘Widgets &
Code’.
Copy and
paste the
embed code
here.
You can view the
item you have
embedded here.
D) Inserting mathematical formulas
Click at
‘Mathematical
Formulas’.
The formula you
choose will be seen
here. You can edit
and insert the
number.
Then click ‘click
to embed’ to
insert on the
whiteboard.
Choose the
mathematical
formulas.
Click the ‘Embed!’
button to insert the
item you have
embedded on the
whiteboard.
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This is an
example of a
mathematical
formula you
have inserted.
You can
collaborate and
ask your student
to solve the
question online.
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REFERENCES
Source: http://www.twiddla.com/About/FAQ.aspx [5 Januari 2012]
Source:
http://mikescandi.blogspot.com/2011/02/web-20-tool-review-
twiddla.html
[5 January 2012]
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SURVEYMONKEY
WHAT IS SURVEYMONKEY?
SurveyMonkey is an online survey tool. It allows user to easily create
professional surveys. Both free and paying user can design surveys, collect
responses, and analyze the responses of their created surveys. The results
of the surveys can be shared instantly with targeted respondents. These
surveys from SurveyMonkey can be on any subjects. Users can also change
the font and color of the survey page. The results of the survey are viewed
in real time. SurveyMonkey lets the user send out the survey on email lists
or put a URL link on a web page to make it easy to get the desired audience
for the survey. The survey also can be used in education to improve learning
and teaching experiences.
(Source:
https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/SurveyMonkey#SurveyMonkeyhistory.)
ADVANTAGES OF SURVEYMONKEY
Additional advantages to using SurveyMonkey include:

No limits - You can create surveys with an unlimited number of
questions.
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Skip / conditional logic - You can set the survey up to automatically
skip questions that are not applicable to the respondent based on
their answers to other questions.

Randomize answer choices - The ordering of choices within a
question can introduce an unintended bias. This service enables you
to randomize answer choices to eliminate order bias.

Filter results - Helps you find patterns in your results.

Share results - You can let others view the results without giving
them access to your Survey Monkey account. You can also control
which results are visible.

Download results - All of the data can be downloaded to your
computer for further analysis. The results can be exported into Excel
to create graphs.

User-friendly surveys - The user experience is enhanced through
interactivity.
(Source: http://www.helium.com/items/205331-conducting-online-pollsreview-of-surveymonkeycom.)
BENEFITS OF USING SURVEYMONKEY AS ONLINE SURVEY
(a) Access to unique populations

Ability to provide access to groups and individuals who would be
difficult, if not impossible, to reach through other channels.
(b) Save time for researchers

Allow a researcher to reach thousands of people with common
characteristics in a short amount of time, despite possibly being
separated by great geographic distances.
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Allowing researchers to collect data while they work on other tasks

Responses to online surveys can be transmitted to the researcher
immediately via email, or posted to an HTML document or database
file. This allows researchers to conduct preliminary analyses on
collected data while waiting for the desired number of responses to
accumulate.

No need to key in the data since it allows collecting and analyzing the
responses data using statistical analysis (eg: SPSS).
(c) Cost

Save money by moving to an electronic medium from a paper format.

Eliminating the need for paper and other costs, such as those
incurred through postage, printing, and data entry.
(Source: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol10/issue3/wright.html)
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GET STARTED WITH SURVEYMONKEY
STEP 1
STEP 2
Go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/
Sign up/ Registering
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Click on the
‘Sign Up
FREE’ button
here.
Fill in the
information
required.
Click on
‘Create
Account’.
Users can sign up
with their facebook
or google account.
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Creating a Survey
3 simple steps on
creating a survey.
Click on
‘Create
survey’.
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Fill in the survey title
and select a category
from the list given.
Click
‘Continue’.
Select from the
available templates.
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Select a theme.
Click here to
go back to
add
questions.
Users can change
the theme of the
survey.
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Click on ‘Add
Question’.
Users can
choose from
various question
type.
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Ex: Do you like how the lesson is
conducted?
Yes
No
Users can create
the question and
the answers
options for the
question.
Options
available
for users.
Click
‘Save
Changes’.
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Users can add
more
questions.
Users can add
pages.
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Click on
‘Send
Survey’.
Users can
customize
the link.
Users can
use other
options to
send the
survey.
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analysis
options.
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Users can
view the
analysis of
completed
survey.
Users can also use questions in the question bank based on available
categories. E.g. Education, community.
Various
category
of
questions.
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REFERENCES
SurveyMonkey. http:// www.surveymonkey.com. [ 27 September 2011]
O’shea,Kevin (2010). Edited by Lolkus, M.R. SurveyMonkey.
https://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/SurveyMonkey#SurveyMo
nkey-history.[25 September 2011]
Survey Monkey User Manual.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/SurveyMonkeyFiles/UserManual.pdf. [25
September 2011]
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POLL EVERYWHERE
WHAT IS POLL EVERYWHERE?
Poll Everywhere is a text message polling and audience response system. It is
simple enough for anyone to use and flexible enough for a wide range of
scenarios to interact with audiences and collect data.
(Source: http://blog.polleverywhere.com/)
IDEAS FOR USING POLL EVERYWHERE IN THE CLASSROOM
A few activities to use Poll Everywhere in the classroom:

Quizzes

Attendance

Teacher feedback

Group evaluations

Class discussions
(Source: http://www.slideshare.net/amysuesue/a-guide-to-poll-everywhere)
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BENEFITS OF POLL EVERYWHERE
Some benefits for using Poll Everywhere:

Ease of use

Live results

Low cost or free to students

Affordable for the instructor

Option to select multiple devices to respond

Students engaged

Ability to identify and address challenging problems
(Source:
http://nercomp.org/corecode/uploads/event/uploaded_pdfs/Will%20Textin
g%20Help%20Improve%20Student%20LearningFabienne%20Miller%20&%20
Jianyu%20Liang%20-%20WPI_55.pdf)
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GET STARTED WITH POLL EVERYWHERE
STEP 1
Go to: http://www.polleverywhere.com/
STEP 2
Creating Polls
At the Poll
Everywhere home
page, click the
‘Create your first
poll’ button.
Type your
question here.
Click this icon to
preview your poll.
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If you want to convert
your questions to multiple
choice questions, click
here.
If you want to stay
as open ended
questions, you
need to click the
‘Continue’ button.
Click here if you want
to delete the
answers selected.
Insert the possible
answers for your
multiple choice
questions.
Then, click
‘Continue’.
This is how
your poll will
appear.
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Poll Setting
You can use these
functions when you
upgrade your
account.
Showing all the
public polls created
by other users.
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(a) Visual setting
To change the
appearance, go to ‘Visual
Setting’ and select the
appearance, instruction
and chart you would like
to use as your poll view.
(b) Show instruction/Show chart
Click here to view
your poll as chart or
instruction.
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(c) Fullscreen
To enable and
disable fullscreen
view, click this
icon.
STEP 4
People Responding
The respond
types will be
shown here.
Select the
respond
types you
prefer.
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STEP 5
Downloading as a Slide
Select the
presentation types
you would prefer
to download.
You can use the downloaded slide for your
presentation. The respondents responses will
in-sync with the poll you created in the slide.
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Sharing & Publishing
You can share and
publish your poll by
embedded it into your
blog or web page, or
email to others and, or
download the flash file
to upload it in Prezi.
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REFERENCES
http://blog.polleverywhere.com/ [14 February 2012]
http://www.slideshare.net/amysuesue/a-guide-to-poll-everywhere
[14
February 2012]
http://nercomp.org/corecode/uploads/event/uploaded_pdfs/Will%20Textin
g%20Help%20Improve%20Student%20LearningFabienne%20Miller%
20&%20Jianyu%20Liang%20-%20WPI_55.pdf [17 February 2012].
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SCREENCAST-O-MATIC
WHAT IS SCREENCAST-O-MATIC?
Screencast-o-matic.com is a site that allows users to create recordings of
their screen activity and audio using a Java-based applet. The application runs
in a browser window and is cross-platform compatible. Java 1.5 or higher is
required to use the site. The application has most of the features of similar
desktop applications, allowing you to capture a portion of the screen (users
can choose from 640x480, 800x600, 024x768 or full-screen). In practice, the
application worked seamlessly with Internet Explorer and Firefox 2.0. The
site is also compatible with Safari 2.04 and Opera 9.
(Source: http://www.appappeal.com/app/screencast-o-matic/)
ADVANTAGES OF SCREENCAST-O-MATIC

Highlighted cursor and click indicators.

Ease of use.

Ability to add captions easily.

Ability for creators to add notes and for viewers to add comments.

No application to download.
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(Source:
http://ocio.osu.edu/elearning/toolbox/brief/screencast-o-matic/7-
things-you-should-know-about-screencast-o-matic/)
BENEFITS OF USING SCREENCAST-O-MATIC
The following are some benefits of Screencast-O-Matic:

Very useful for demonstrating software use and other computer
functions, presentation of lectures or short lessons, or providing rich
feedback on students’ work.

Screencast-o-matic videos can be created and viewed anytime and
anywhere a user has an Internet connection and a browser.

Students can view them at times that are convenient for them, so
they work well in online and hybrid courses.

Viewed and reviewed for reference by students, so they work well
for presenting lessons or instructive demonstrations to any student.

Screencasts create a more engaging environment for a student who is
working online, giving a lecture or demonstration a more personal,
face-to-face feel.
(Source:
http://ocio.osu.edu/elearning/toolbox/brief/screencast-o-matic/7-
things-you-should-know-about-screencast-o-matic/)
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GET STARTED WITH SREENCAST-O-MATIC
STEP 1
Go to: http://www.screencast-o-
matic.com/
STEP 2
Login/Register
Click
‘login’.
To login,
insert
your
email and
password
.
Fill in the
required
information.
Then click the
‘Login’ button.
Click the ‘Register’
button.
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STEP 3
Recording
At Screencast-OMatic home page,
Click the ‘Start
Recording’ button.
Allow the Java
Applet to run the
screen recorder.
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This is how
your screen
recorder will
look like. You
can drag and
resize this
screen
recorder.
Click this
button to start
recording.
Click at this
button to turn
on your audio.
Choose the size
of the video
recorded.
Click this
button to turn
on the
webcam.
After you have finished the
recoding, click the ‘Done’ button.
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Publishing the Screen Capture Video
This is
how your
recorded
video will
look like.
Then, click
‘Done with this
recording’.
You can choose to
publish your
recording in
Screencast-OMatic, YouTube
or save it as a
video file.
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(a) Publish to Screencast-O-Matic
Wait for upload to
complete.
Fill in the
required
information.
This is the URL of
your video
uploaded to SOM.
Click at the URL
given and you can
view your video at
SOM.
Then,
click
‘Upload
to SOM’.
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(b) Publish to YouTube HD
You must click the
‘Grant access’ button
to allow the video to
be uploaded in your
YouTube account.
Fill in the
required
information.
This is the URL of
your video uploaded
onto YouTube.
Click at the URL given
and you can view your
video at YouTube.
Then, click ‘Upload
to YouTube’.
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(c) Publish to Video File
Choose the
format of the
video.
Insert notes into
your video.
(Optional)
Fill in the
required
information
.
Add
caption
onto your
video.
Then, click
‘Save Video.
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REFERENCES
http://www.appappeal.com/app/screencast-o-matic/ [4 june 2012]
http://ocio.osu.edu/elearning/toolbox/brief/screencast-o-matic/7-things-youshould-know-about-screencast-o-matic/ [4 June 2012]
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Zotero
WHAT IS ZOTERO?
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help users collect, organizes, cite, and
share research sources. It is Firefox plug-in which allows users to capture
and record bibliographic information about Web pages, images, and online
journal articles, and export them as both a formatted bibliography and a text
file suitable for EndNote import. Unlike other bibliographic tools, Zotero
can extract key metadata from Web pages and insert them into citations.
Zotero has also been developing plug-ins for additional applications such as
Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.
(Source: http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/zotero_hot_team.pdf)
BENEFITS OF ZOTERO
a) Collect everything
Save your citations with one click from within in your browser. Zotero can
recognize and store citation information from most scholarly databases, as
well as Amazon, Youtube, and more. It also saves related files such as PDFs,
and snapshots of websites so that you can view them later.
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b) Organize & Annotate
With an iTunes™–like interface, Zotero makes it easy to organize your
sources. Drag and drop items between collections, or use the search feature
to locate citations. Additionally, Zotero offers a variety of methods so that
you can organize and annotate your citations however you like.
c) Cite Anywhere
With a simple plugin for Word or Open Office, Zotero lets you insert and
manipulate your citations from while you write. Zotero supports all major
citation styles, and thousands of journal styles. You can also use it to
generate quick bibliographies to share in e-mail, blogs or anyplace else.
(Source: http://www.lib.utk.edu/agvet/agriculture/zotero/zotero.html)
ADVANTAGES OF ZOTERO

Annotate and organize research results, including video.

Save information about a reference, including author, title, and other
publication information.

Create libraries and save searches, and share collections with other
people.

Attach files, links, notes, and PDFs to records.

Store a screenshot of a web page.

Export information as formatted citations in word processing
programs (Word, Open Office, Google Docs).

Tag and sort records and perform advanced searches.

View records in personal collection when offline.

Cite records in any language
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(Source: http://libguides.mit.edu/zotero)
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
Zotero is an ideal tool for teaching students basic research
methodology such as finding, cataloging, and selecting data resources.
The output functionality of the formatting tools can increase the
quality of bibliographies in student papers dramatically.

The data can be exported to other documents in a variety of formats
including EndNote, RDF, HTML formatted bibliography, or RTF
bibliography.

One of the first research tools to leverage the concept of tagging,

Zotero organizes user-generated information including snapshots,
images (e.g., from Flickr), notes, attachments, tagging, and related
items.

The Zotero Commons will be a set of Web-based services for data
sharing, annotation, and scholarly collaboration hosted by the
Internet Archives and will provide users with a permanent archive of
digital content, the ability to share resources publicly, and
opportunities for discovery of resources, as well as enabling new
collaboration opportunities since contributions to the commons are
credited to users.

It has an ability to automatically extract certain types of metadata,
such as the URL, date and time accessed, and title from common
online archives such as Flickr, Google Scholar and YouTube. This not
only reduces manual transcription on the part of the student user,
but also improves accuracy.
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GET STARTED WITH ZOTERO
STEP 1
Go to: http://www.zotero.org/
STEP 2
Registering
Clickt at
‘Register’ if this
is your first
time using
Zotero.
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Fill in the
required
information.
Then, click the
‘Register’
button.
Zotero will send a
conformation email.
Check your email inbox
to validate your email.
Click at the link
given to activate
your account.
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This message will appear
after your email is
successfully validated.
To open
Zotero, you
need to log in.
Insert your
registered
‘Username or
Email’ and
your
password.
Then,
click
‘Login to
Zotero’.
Now you can
see the ‘zotero’
icon in the
bottom-right
corner of the
Firefox window.
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Downloading Zotero
(a) Zotero for Firefox
Go to the
‘Home’ tab.
Then, click the
‘Download Now’
button.
To install Zotero at
the Firefox window
as an add on Firefox
extension, click
here.
Wait for Zotero
to finish install.
Now, your Zotero extension is
ready. You need to restart your
Firefox to update the Zotero.
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(b) Zotero Standalone
Choose the suitable
application for your
computer to install
the Zotero
Standalone.
Wait for the Zotero
Standalone to finish
downloading.
Click the
‘Run’
button.
Then, click the
‘Next’ button.
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Select at the
‘Standard’ at
click ‘Next >’
button again.
Click the ‘Install’
button.
Click the ‘Finish’
button.
Click ‘Yes’ to import
the data from Zotero
for Firefox in Zotero
Standalone.
Now, you have
successfully installed
your Zotero
Standalone and you
can start using it
even though you are
in offline mode.
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You will see the
zotero shortcut on
your desktop.
(c) Zotero for Microsoft Words
When you install zotero standalone, the zotero word
processor plugin for Microsoft word will be available
automatically.
For viewing the
Zotero in
Microsoft word,
go to the ‘Add-Ins’
tab.
This is the Zotero
toolbar.
Edit an existing
citation.
Edit an existing
bibliography.
Insert a new
citation in
your
document.
Insert a
bibliography at
the cursor
location.
Refresh all
citations and
the
bibliography.
Open the Document
Preferences window,
e.g. to change the
citation style.
Remove
Zotero field
codes from
the document.
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Adding a Item to the Zotero Library
(a) Inserting search item
Go to the web
page of the
item.
This is the
example of
the item.
This icon will
appear. Click
the icon.
This message will be shown up
to inform you that the item is
saved in your Zotero library.
Click here to
view the
Zotero library.
You will find
the item you
have saved is
now listed
here.
The information of the item you
saved will be automatically inserted.
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(b) Inserting ISBN, DOI or PMID
The ISBN of the
item.
At the Zotero
library, click this
icon.
Enter the ISBN,
DOI or PMID
here and click
‘Enter’ at your
keyboard.
This is the item
you add using
ISBN number.
The information of the item
will be added automatically.
STEP 5
Organising Items
Click this icon or you
can right click at ‘My
Library’ and go to
‘New Collection.
Then, click ‘OK’.
The ‘New Collection’
dialogue box will be
appear. Enter the
name of your
collection.
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Drag the item you
want to organize
in your collection.
Your new
collection will
be added here.
This is an example
of an item added in
the ‘book’
collection.
STEP 6
Generating a Bibliography & Citation
You need to
open the Zotero
Standalone.
Open your words
document and go
to the ‘Add-Ins’ tab.
Click this icon to
insert the
citation.
Choose your
citation style.
Then, click the
‘OK’ button.
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The Zotero
browser appear.
Go to ‘Classic
View’.
Choose the item
for citation.
Then, click the
‘OK’ button.
To insert the
bibliography,
click this icon.
This is the
bibliography based
on the citation
inserted.
This is an example of
the citation inserted
using zotero.
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Creating Groups
Click the ‘New
Group’ icon
located at Zotero
firefox or Zotero
Standalone.
Choose
group
type and
click the
‘Create
Group’
button.
Create your
group
name.
To open you
group library, go
to the ‘Group’
tab at your
Zotero web page.
Insert the
information
required and
then click ‘Save
Setting’.
Click
‘Group
Library’.
This is your
group library.
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Click enabled data syncing to
enable the group library in
Zotero for firefox or Zotero
Standalone.
Click ‘Open
Sync
Preferences’.
Insert your
Zotero
registered
‘Username’
and
‘Password’.
Then, click
the ‘OK’
button.
The ‘Group Libraries’ will appear in
the left column of your Zotero for
firefox or Zotero Standalone.
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REFERENCES
http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/zotero_hot_team.pdf [15 may2012]
http://www.lib.utk.edu/agvet/agriculture/zotero/zotero.html [9 May 2012].
http://libguides.mit.edu/zotero [15 May 2012].
http://ets.tlt.psu.edu/wp-content/uploads/zotero_hot_team.pdf [15 may2012]
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BUBBL.US
WHAT IS BUBBL.US?
Bubbl.us is a Web 2.0 tool that enables users to create mind mapping and
brainstorming diagrams online. To begin, the main topic or concept is
entered into the parent bubble. Then ideas and thoughts are recorded in
colorful text bubbles linked to the parent bubble. Users can continue to add
text bubbles which are color coded according to hierarchy. The site is simple
and easy to use. The application is Flash-based so the latest Flash viewer
needs to be installed.
(Source: http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html)
BENEFITS OF BUBBL.US
Some benefits for using bubbl.us:

Easy to use.

Saving time, supplies, and money.

Does not require an account unless to save work.

Helps to organize thoughts and explore relationships.

Aids in generating ideas.

Encourages risk taking.

Encourages group discussions.

Incorporates multiple intelligences.
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(Source: http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html)
IDEAS FOR USAGE AS A RESEARCH TOOL
Bubbl.us allows users to create the mind mapping without the use of paper
and pen. Here are some ideas in using bubb.us as a research tool:

Create flow charts for grant proposals.

Presenting the ideas of research.

Create a mind map of a brainstorming session for research planning
that can be shared with all research team members using the
collaboration feature or pasted into a blog or wiki.

Organize sources or notes for a paper or research article, in order
to aid in the writing process and narrow the focus of each topic.
(Source: http://rbuerkett.edublogs.org/2009/03/08/reflections-on-bubblus/)
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GET STARTED WITH BUBBL.US
STEP 1
Go to: https://bubbl.us/
STEP 2
Creating an Account
Fill in the
required
information.
Then, click
‘Create
account’.
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After you have
registered, you
need to sign in.
Insert your
Username/
email and
password.
Then, click the
‘Sign In’ button.
STEP 3
Click the
‘Sheet’ button.
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This is your bubbl.us
sheet. Now you can
start creating your
mind mapping.
Change the
size of the
text.
Draw a
directional line
to another
bubble.
Delete the
bubble.
Change the
bubble
background
color.
Create
new
bubble.
Create new
child bubble.
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An example of a mind mapping created.
STEP 4
Bubbl.us Toolbar
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Printing
Click at
‘Print’ icon.
Choose
your print
layout.
Then, click
the ‘Print’
button.
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Exporting
Choose your
export option,
either image or
HTML Outline.
Click at
the
‘Export’
icon.
For the
image
option,
select
your
image
format.
Then, click the
‘Export’ button.
STEP 7
Creating Folders
Click at the ‘Folder’
button to add the folder.
Save you work
sheet.
This is your work sheet created.
You can manage your work sheet
by dragging it this sheet in your
folder created.
For a free account,
you are allowed to
create only three
sheets of mind
mapping.
This is your
folder. You can
rename it.
‘Delete’
button for
deleting
your
folder or
sheet
created.
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STEP 8
Adding Contacts
Go to ‘Contacts’ and
click at ‘Add Contacts’.
Type your friends’s
name/email then
click at the ‘Find’
button.
List of your friends will
list here. Select your
friend.
Then, click at
‘Add to
Contacts’.
This is your selected
friend.
When done, you can
click ‘Close’ to close
this dialogue box.
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Creating Groups
Click at the
‘Group’
button.
This is your
new group
created. You
can rename
your group.
You can drag your
contact in the group
created.
Use this ‘Delete’
button to delete
your contact or
your group
created.
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Click at the ‘Sharing’
button to start sharing
your mind mapping.
If you click ‘HTML embed
code’ this dialogue box will
appear. Copy the HTML code
to insert your mind mapping in
your blog or website.
Sharing
If you click here, you
can see ‘Read-only
link to sheet’ and
‘HTML embed code’.
If you click ‘Read-only link to
sheet’ this dialogue box will
appear. Copy the URL given
and share with your friends
through IM or email.
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Click the
desired
permission to
set read or edit
access of your
mind mapping.
Select the sheet you
like to share.
Then choose your
friend.
Lastly, click ‘Apply
Permission & Close’.
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REFERENCES
http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html [4 April 2012]
http://www.web2teachingtools.com/bubbl_us.html [4 April 2012]
http://rbuerkett.edublogs.org/2009/03/08/reflections-on-bubblus/
2012]
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GO!ANIMATE
WHAT IS GO!ANIMATE?
Go!Animate is an online platform where users are allowed to create
animations without the needs of background in graphics. It is free for noncommercial use. Go!Animate offers two types of accounts; Go!Animate basic
for beginners and Go!Animate Plus+ for those who like to go a little further
with their animation. However for plus account, a small fee is required.
Nevertheless, basic account is also provided with interesting and fun features
for users who like to create simple animations. Each theme is equipped with
backgrounds, characters and props that you can combine to make your
animations. In addition, you can start from scratch, or you can use
predesigned template characters to save time and effort.
Source:
ADVANTAGES OF GO!ANIMATE
According to Perez (2011), the following are the advantages of using
Go!Animate:

No download and installation is needed to use Go!Animate.

The user can select the template, character features and add their
own scripts to the animation. Creating a rich animation video is as
simple as that.
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It acts as a storytelling platform to promote literary devices.

Outlet for self-expression and creativity.
USING GO!ANIMATE IN EDUCATION
The following are several usages of Go!Animate that can be implemented in
education (Perez 2011):

It offers an alternative approach for teaching and learning compared
to traditional learning and teaching.

It can be used as a tool to promote collaboration and exchange
lessons learned among students and also educators.

It acts as a tool to share researched information about specific topics.

It promotes creativity not only of the students but also the educator
to build interest in learning and teaching.

Students can use Go!Animate to create presentations and reports
instead of using the traditional ways of presenting.

Users can upload and share their videos via Go!Animate to Facebook,
digg, StumbleUpon, myspace, reddit, and del.icio.us for public viewing.

It makes lessons more engaging and interesting to students.
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GET STARTED WITH GO!ANIMATE
STEP 1
Go to http:// www. Goanimate.com
STEP 2
Signup
Fill in the required
information and read the
terms of use.
Click
‘Create my
account’.
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Alternatively, users have
the option to login using
Facebook or Google
account.
STEP 3
Learn to Animate
For simple and quick text to word animation
Click on ‘Get
Started’.
Users can select their
own preferences.
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Click ‘Next’ or
scroll down.
.
.
Choose a
template @
background
for your
animation.
Click ‘Next’.
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Choose
characters for
your animation.
Click
‘Next’.
User can choose
character’s facial
expression.
Type in the
dialog you
want with a
maximum
line of
dialog is 180
characters
for one
dialog box.
Click on
‘Preview’.
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Users can
preview their
animation here.
STEP 4
Click on ‘Make a
Video’ using any
available template.
Full Featured Animations
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* For this tutorial, stick figure template is used.
Users can choose characters,
background, insert music
and sound effects plus
special effects.
Users can see and
arrange all the characters
that are chosen.
Stage
Animation List
Timeline
Scene
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Full Featured Interface
Users can choose from
various free
backgrounds templates.
Users can choose from
various free characters.
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Click on the character
to assign action to it.
Users can choose various
types of action (e.g. running,
walking or standing) and
character’s facial expression).
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Users can
type in
character’s
dialog.
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Users can
choose to use
text-to-voice,
mic recording
or upload file
for the
character.
Users can
choose the
suitable
sound from
the list for
the
character.
Click ‘Add
Voice’.
* However, it is limited to one character’s action per scene.
Users can customise
character’s appearance.
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Users can choose
effect on the character
or for the scene.
Users can import
sound and voice or use
the available music,
effects and voiceovers.
Users can use effect
on the character or for
the scene.
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To add new scene,
just click on ‘Add
Scene’ or click ‘+’.
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REFERENCES
http://htwww.goanimate.com. [10 September 2011]
http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/author/nsiddharth123.
[10
September
2011]
http://teachweb2.wikispaces.com/GoAnimate. [10 September 2011]
http://www.ehow.com/how_6644693_make-own-animations.html.[10
September 2011]
Perez, L 2011. Animation Technology to Support Cross-Curricular Writing
(GoAnimate).http://cpsproflib.wikispaces.com/goanimate.
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EDUCREATIONS
WHAT IS EDUCREATIONS?
Educreations is an online community of teachers and learners. It is a place
where you can teach what you know, and learn what you do not.
Educreations have the recordable whiteboard apps for the web and the iPad
that make it simple to record and share video lessons about any topic that
we want to teach. These lessons are hosted on educreations.com, and we
can control who is able to view them. If you are a teacher, you have the
option to create courses and add any of your lessons to each course. You
can direct your students to enroll in your courses in order to view your
lessons privately and engage in question and answer sessions about each
lesson. Or you can share your lessons publicly and enable students from
around the world to learn from your teaching!
(Source:
http://support.educreations.com/knowledgebase/articles/53537-
what-is-educreations-)
BENEFITS FROM EDUCREATIONS
The following are some benefits of Educreations:
•
Record and replay your voice, handwriting and drawings
•
Add photos from the iPad camera, Photo Albums or Dropbox
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Animate images by dragging them around while recording
•
Pause and resume recording anytime
•
Create multiple whiteboard pages
•
Undo and redo your actions
•
Choose from 10 different ink colors
•
Create a free account on educreations.com and choose who can
view your lessons
•
Share your lessons via email, Facebook and Twitter
•
Embed your lessons on your blog or website
(Source:
http://smarterlearning.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/using-
educreations-app-to-demonstrate-learning/)
ADVANTAGES OF EDUCREATIONS
The following are some advantages of Educreations:

Gives students the options of re-watching instruction, pausing and
rewinding
instruction
to
create
a
deeper
level
of
understanding (http://tabletsciencenotebook.blogspot.com/2012/04/e
ducreations-interactive-whiteboard.html).

Teachers could use Educreation app to show students some key
concepts or students could demonstrate their learning to produce a
short video to help peers and share with the world through email,
facebook
and
(http://smarterlearning.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/usingeducreations-app-to-demonstrate-learning/).
twitter.
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STEP 1
Go to: http://www.educreations.com/
STEP 2
Registering
Click at the
‘Get Started’
button.
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You need to sign
up before you
can use
educreations. Fill
in the required
information
here.
After you are
successfully signed up,
this window will
appear. Insert your
school name here.
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‘Sign Up’.
Click the
‘Save’
button.
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Then, your
‘Dashboard’ will
appear.
STEP 3
Open your
Dashboard.
Go to ‘Create a
Course’.
Creating Courses & Lessons
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Insert course
name.
Choose your
subject area.
Mark here if you
want to enable
Q&A.
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Select your
privacy
setting,
either
‘Visible to All
At My
School’ or
‘Visible to
My
Students’.
Then, click the
‘Create’
button.
If you have created any
lessons in this course,
click ‘Add an Existing
Lesson’ to create
another lesson.
This is your
new course
created.
Or, you can click here
to create a new lesson.
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Click the ‘Record’
button to start
recording the lesson.
You can
choose the
color of your
pen.
You can redo and
undo the action.
Start your
lesson
using this
whiteboard
.
Click this
icon to
insert the
image.
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This is an
example of your
lesson recorded.
Click ‘Save’
to save
your
recording.
After you
have finished
the
recording,
click this
button.
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Wait until it
finishes saving.
Fill in the
information of
your lesson
created.
Then, click ‘Save’
button.
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Now, your lesson is
successfully created and
listed here.
STEP 4
Registering Students
Click at the
‘Students’ button.
Go to your course
you have created.
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Click the ‘Add’
button.
Copy this link and
send to your
students.
Then, click the
‘Done’ button.
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REFERENCES
http://support.educreations.com/knowledgebase/articles/53537-what-iseducreations- [13 June 2012]
http://smarterlearning.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/using-educreations-app-todemonstrate-learning/ [14 June 2012]
http://tabletsciencenotebook.blogspot.com/2012/04/educreations-interactivewhiteboard.html [14 June 2012]
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Chapter 39
ISSUU
WHAT IS ISSUU?
Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading
experiences of magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. Millions of people have
uploaded their best publications to create beautiful digital editions. All you
have to do is upload your documents and you will be publishing in a minute.
Or you can use Issuu to create a personal library of your personal favorites
and subscribe to great publishers.
(Source: http://help.issuu.com/entries/310971-what-is-issuu)
ADVANTAGES OF ISSUU
According to Freddie Lore (2011), the following are some of the advantages
of using ISSUU:

Issuu is a FREE online publishing tool that allows you to create
professional-looking ebooks, catalogs, magazines, journals, manuals,
resource newspaper, presentations, corporate reports in an instant.

Issuu has been widely used by thousands of companies and business
organizations, NGOs and educational institutions.
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Issuu allows a poorly-formatted word document to be transformed
into an exceptionally beautiful brochure or catalog.
USING ISSUU IN THE CLASSROOM

Students can publish their own work; a book with their own stories,
the class newspaper, presents their research.

Teachers could use it to publish whole units of work that can then be
embedded in the class wiki.
(Source: http://jacquisharp.blogspot.com/2009/01/issuu-create-your-ownmagazine-or-book.html)
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GET STARTED WITH ISSUU
STEP 1
Go to: http://issuu.com/
STEP 2
Create Account/Sign Up
To use ISSUU, you
need to create an
account. Click ‘Create
account’ here.
Fill in the
required
information
here.
Then, click
‘Agree and
continue’.
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ISSUU will
send an
email to
your
registered
email
account.
Check your email
inbox and click
the link given to
start joining
ISSUU.
You will see
this window.
Then click this
button to verify
your ISSUU
account.
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STEP 3
Finding People
Choose your email
application to find your
friends.
Next, click the
‘Find friends’
button.
STEP 4
Click the
‘Upload’ button.
Uploading Documents for Publishing
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Choose your
uploading file
type.
Click the ‘Browse’
button to browse
your document.
Next, insert the
required
information here.
Then, click the
‘Upload file’
button.
STEP 5
My Library
Go to ‘My
Library’.
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Use this sidebar
to manage your
published
documents and
share them
with your
friends.
STEP 6
Searching & Reading
Type the
keyword
here.
Choose
the
document
/ book you
want to
read.
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Click here to
start viewing and
reading this
document/book.
You can write and
share comments
about this
document/book
here.
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REFERENCES
Erica
Vautier.
2009.
Issuu
ebook
for
real
estate.
http://issuu.com/ericavautier/docs/issuu__ebooks__for_real_estate
[12 September 2011]
http://help.issuu.com/entries/310971-what-is-issuu [12 September 2011]
Freddie
Lore.
2011.
Newspapers,
Create
Professional-looking
Magazines,
Catalogs,
etc.
Journal,
Online
http://www.rushlywritten.com/2011/05/create-professional-lookingcatalogs.html [12 September 2011]
http://jacquisharp.blogspot.com/2009/01/issuu-create-your-own-magazine-orbook.html
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MYEBOOK
WHAT IS MYEBOOK?
Myebook is designed to completely change the way that new books are
published on the internet. It is an all-in-one solution for the publishing,
creation and sharing of online books. It is built on top of a social networking
application which has some valuable features. This means that it is one of the
easiest ways to get your book out there and start spreading the word about
it. Ebooks are much easier to publish than print books. Myebook has been
designed to make it really easy for anyone to publish ebooks on the internet.
It is possible to use the application to create as many books as you want for
free. Myebook has a very nice and simple user interface which makes it really
simple to publish. It is suitable for virtually any type of book, whether it is
magazines, photo albums, brochures, comics, leaflets, manuals or children’s
books.
(Source: http://www.appappeal.com/app/myebook/)
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ADVANTAGES OF MYEBOOK
The following are some advantages of Myebook:

Create ebooks easily.

Publish ebooks with a single click.

Share your ebooks with an audience of millions.

Create any type of e-book including manuals, leaflets, e-books and
children’s books.
(Source: http://www.appappeal.com/app/myebook/)
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GET STARTED WITH MYEBOOK
STEP 1
Go to: http://www.myebook.com/
STEP 2
Sign up
Click ‘Sign
Up’.
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Fill in the
required
information.
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Now, you can
login by
inserting your
email and
password. Then
click the ‘Login’
button.
Click the
‘Register’
button.
This
message
will appear
one you
have
completed
the
registration.
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STEP 3
Updating Your Account
Click the ‘Enter’
button at
account setting.
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Use these tab to
update and manage
your profile.
To change your
password, go
to the ‘Change
password’ tab.
STEP 4
Click the
‘Create
myebook’
tab.
Click ‘Choose File’ to
choose the image you
want to upload from
your computer. Then,
click the ‘Upload’
button.
Creating Myebook
To change the
profile image, go
to the ‘Profile
image’ tab.
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Then click the
‘Upload >>’
button.
Fill in the required
information.
Then click
‘save’.
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Click the
‘Browse’
button.
Then, click the
‘upload’
button.
Tick this box to
confirm that you
own the copyright
of the material you
have uploaded.
You need to wait
for a few minutes
for your uploaded
pdf to be
converted and
published in the
ebook library.
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Now your ebook is
ready. Click this
button to view your
uploaded ebook.
This is how your
ebook will look
like.
Click this button to
publish your
ebook to the
public.
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STEP 5
Click this button to
view all the
ebooks you have
created.
Viewing Your eBook
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Click at the title of
the ebook for
viewing.
These are the
ebooks you have
created.
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This is the details
of your ebook.
Click at the
ebook to view
it.
Use the URL
address and
embed code to
share with others.
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REFERENCES
Source: http://www.appappeal.com/app/myebook/ [5 June 2012]
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