Since we recently (temporarily) blocked YouTube at school it poses a particular problem for teachers who rely on it for content. There are ways to get around this by downloading the videos before and after school or at home. In this week's tech tip I show you two different methods of doing this. I also built a new teacher training module on this topic that includes these tech tips and links to the necessary tools.
Weekly Tech Tip:
Weekly Tech Tip:
6.6 - Extracting and Converting Online Media Content (3pts)Link Stew:
- Dear Map - this is a tool that lets you annotate Google Maps with your own landmarks and share them with others. They also let you view your custom map in Google Earth and even create a drivable virtual road trip. (Cool factor - 9.5)
- Slide Finder - Slide show search engine with an academic focus.
- N Building on Vimeo - Augmented reality is the next big thing in tech. This is a video of a building in Japan that has built QR codes right into the architecture (QR codes are kind of like visual bar codes
- Format Factory - Free media file format converter
- Sheet Music Editor - Create new original music or refine and polish hand-written compositions
- app.itize.us - Directory of the "best designed" iPhone and iPod Touch apps
- Cell Phones: The 7th Form of Mass Media - Interesting speech by Tomi Ahonen on Fora.tv
- Primary Pad - web-based word processor that allows students and teachers to simultaneously work on documents at the same time.
- Interesting statistic from MNSCU regarding Online Enrollment:
- Transfer songs from iPod to computer http://bit.ly/4wyISJ
- Digital Equity in Education: A Multilevel Examination of Differences in and Relationships between Computer Access, Computer Use and State-level Technology Policies by Jonathan D. Becker, J.D., Ph.D., Hofstra University
- Blind Men, Elephants, and Cognitive Tools from Technology in the Middle Blog by Patrick WoessnerFacebook's Zuckerberg Says Privacy No Longer A 'Social Norm' (VIDEO) From the Huffington Post
- School Teaches Its Students Almost Entirely Through Video Games from NeatORama