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 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 9 of 23 Things – Thing 17: Geolocation Tools

I have to say I had not really explored the possibilities of Geolocation tools. Essentially we all have a GPS enabled device in our pocket (or and it's a Computer more powerful than what they used to send man on the moon!), your mobile phone! This GPS location, accurate information can be used to play [...]

By |2016-12-28T19:24:03+00:00November 12th, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 9 of 23 Things – Thing 17: Geolocation Tools

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 6 of 23 Things – Thing 12: OER

Thing 12 asks us to " Find an OER in your field and share it on your blog. To do this, use either the Edinburgh OERs, or the resources provided on the Open.Ed ‘Where to find OERs’ page." There are many places to go for OERs, which was presented to us. So I found this [...]

By |2016-12-28T19:24:04+00:00October 23rd, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 6 of 23 Things – Thing 12: OER

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

Week 5 of 23 Things – Thing 8: Facebook

Like over 1 in 12 people globally, I do use Facebook, but not as much I can could or should. Mainly due to the level of data the social media platform would gather on me if I did use Facebook Groups. I have used them in the past, having created and joined a Facebook Group [...]

By |2016-10-29T19:05:38+00:00October 8th, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 5 of 23 Things – Thing 8: Facebook

Week 3 of 23 Things – Thing 6: Accessibility

The second of week 3's Things, Thing 6 was all about accessibility. This is something that I was very aware of in 2004 when I first started to work in e-Learning as it was then (now Technology Enhanced Learning). Something has got lost along the way I feel, especially in how people deal with accessibility [...]

By |2016-10-01T14:55:55+00:00October 1st, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 3 of 23 Things – Thing 6: Accessibility

Week 3 of 23 Things – Thing 5: Diversity

Yay for diversity online. It’s amazing how long diversity has taken to reach online websites and for websites like Bitmoji to come online. I like the idea of representing a more authentic version of yourself, allbeit in cartoon format online, hence my choice for big red thumbs up gloves for my avatar. When most young [...]

By |2016-12-28T19:24:04+00:00October 1st, 2016|23ThingsEdUni, Education|Comments Off on Week 3 of 23 Things – Thing 5: Diversity
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