Week 12 of 23 Things – Thing 23: Reflection

This last task, we have been asked to reflect on the course as a whiole. As I come to the end of this 23Things course, which I have done mainly on Saturdays and Sundays when I've been at home, I've really enjoyed thinking about and exploring various new tools and things I wanted to try for [...]

By |2016-12-28T19:24:03+00:00December 4th, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Design|0 Comments

Week 12 of 23 Things – Thing 22: Fun and Play

So it's the last week of 23Things and this week we are asked to try out fun and playful apps. So I decided to signup for Snap chat, I hear it's what all the young people are into nowadays. I have to say, maybe because I'm not quite the demographic of this app, but I [...]

By |2016-12-28T19:24:03+00:00December 4th, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 12 of 23 Things – Thing 22: Fun and Play

Week 11 of 23 Things – Thing 21: Online Games and Learning

Games in education is nothing new, teachers have been using paper, card, glue etc and creating many games, but what I liked about both Kahoot and National Museum of Scotland Games (Wind Farm) I played today was how many quick and easy platforms are half-ready for teachers to pick, adapt and use in the classroom with [...]

By |2016-11-26T15:42:32+00:00November 26th, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 11 of 23 Things – Thing 21: Online Games and Learning

Week 10 of 23 Things – Thing 19: Altmetrics

This week we are being asked to look at Altmetrics. I have heard about this in recent weeks, so it was a good exercise to install the app in the browser and test it out. I found an article from Nature: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v482/n7383/full/482027a.html and clicked on the Altmetric it bookmarklet, which resulted in this page: https://www.altmetric.com/details/585373?src=bookmarklet. I like [...]

By |2016-11-19T19:01:53+00:00November 19th, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 10 of 23 Things – Thing 19: Altmetrics

Week 9 of 23 Things – Thing 18: Augmented and Virtual Reality

So the next of Week 9's tasks are Augmented and Virtual Reality. I know how expensive and complex Virtual Reality can be, so it's nice to explore apps with a strong educational purpose and that are free. I played with Anatomy 4D a little. I like the augmented reality aspect of it and the layers you can [...]

By |2016-12-28T19:24:03+00:00November 13th, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|0 Comments

Week 8 of 23 Things – Thing 15: Storify

This week is a case of 'money for old rope' as the saying goes. I first used Storify in June, when I created my first one for the 8th Learning at City Conference (City University's Annual Learning and Teaching Conference). I found it very easy to use, it's a quick way to tell the story [...]

By |2016-11-06T13:55:27+00:00November 6th, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 8 of 23 Things – Thing 15: Storify

Week 7 of 23 Things – Thing 14: Audio – Podcasts and SoundCloud

We have had sound since Radio back in the 1920s, the podcast is the modern equivalent of this, with the ability to listen in your own time to topics of interest to you. Something I have been listening to on and off is the EdTech Podcast by Sophie Bailey, this is one of the podcasts (on the [...]

By |2016-10-29T19:58:18+00:00October 29th, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 7 of 23 Things – Thing 14: Audio – Podcasts and SoundCloud

Week 7 of 23 Things – Thing 13: Video – YouTube, Vimeo, and Media Hopper

Looking at YouTube, there's many great videos in my field of Learning Technology, but this video that is one of my favourites is entitled 'RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms'. The video has a standard video licence which I did not know about in terms of reuse, which links to previous topics. The platform continues to [...]

By |2016-12-28T19:24:04+00:00October 29th, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 7 of 23 Things – Thing 13: Video – YouTube, Vimeo, and Media Hopper

Week 5 of 23 Things – Thing 9: Google Hangouts / Collaborate Ultra

I experimented using Google Hangouts this week briefly and have used it in previous years for attending webinars, meeting of the Association for Learning Technology and even presenting at a conference in Ireland a few years ago. This technology has really come on in terms of usability and simplicity in set up and with Google [...]

By |2016-12-28T19:24:04+00:00October 16th, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 5 of 23 Things – Thing 9: Google Hangouts / Collaborate Ultra