CLICKVIEW online creating playlists

 

 

This week we are looking at creating playlists in Clickview online and sharing them with your students using SIMON learning areas. Clickview online makes using Clickview flexible and allows students to watch and re-watch content in their own time. By linking through SIMON students are able to access outside of the classroom and also use their own devices to access the set videos.

 

Being a connected educator -PLN

A connected educator is a connected learner who collaborates online and uses a range of social media tools to build their own personal learning network to interact with other educators.

Watch the following video to learn more about being a connected educator.

This video and article are part of this larger post about taking the challenge and creating your own PLN. You can find the whole article here.

Scootle

Scootle is an online learning environment with 1000’s of resources as well as a collaborative platform for students to collaborate with their learning. If you have not yet registered with Scootle here are the links which you will need. Also there are some help files attached if you would like more information. If you are not yet a registered user of SCOOTLE you are able to join through accessing this link http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/register.action?key=gCGeBQCO . If you are already registered and have forgotten your password click on this link to reset your password https://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/passwordRecovery.action . I have also attached a link for further information on how to use scootle and some help files http://online.cesanet.adl.catholic.edu.au/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-18783/index.html if you require and further assistance with SCOOTLE please don’t hesitate to contact through the contact page.

Week 1 Class ideas – Word Clouds

This week I thought we would start with an easy one to integrate into your teaching and learning, the “word cloud”. Word clouds are a useful tool for many tasks and are already widely used across the school. There are a number of sites and a number of ways to use them. My favourite one to use is Tagxedo which allows students to add words, websites or large amounts of text then customize the shape by either using the pre-set pictures and words or adding their own pictures.  Other sites which I have used and are used widely across the school include Wordle, and Tagul. The downside to Tagul is that students need to become members of the site to start using it, which just adds one more step when trying to set up quickly in a computer room or when using laptops. Please take the time to leave a comment on how you use word clouds in your teaching and learning as well any other sites which you use. The following articles are also a good guide to more word cloud generators and how to use them in the classroom.

http://www.edudemic.com/5-ways-use-word-cloud-generators-classroom/

http://www.edudemic.com/word-cloud-generators/