Back to School Apps

I recently appeared on Global Television’s morning show discussing a few back-to-school apps. You can catch the recording below.

Obviously, there are better apps than the ones I listed. But, I wanted to give viewers a good range of what kinds of tools are available.…

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Event report: International Conference on Using New Technologies for Inclusive Learning

Yesterday was a ‘first time day’ as I attend my first accessibility conference. The International Conference on Using New Technologies for Inclusive Learning Conference was held at Glasgow Caladonian University and had been organised as part of ENABLE project.

After the keynote the conference was split into 2 halves with themed sessions running in parallel with each other.…

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Are your class a bunch of wallies?

tweet wally

Tweetwally’s that is. Tweet Wally is a free Twitter wall that filters tweets via #hastags, usernames or key words.The tool could be used for a variety of in-class activities including as a starter by posing a question at the start of class and asking students to tweet their replies.…

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Flying high: social media and international student advisors

planeOur International Student Advisors have purchased iPads to help them keep up to date with their work and deliver presentations to prospective students whilst working abroad. Having never owned an iPad before these colleagues had requested a session to discuss the different presentation apps that are available.…

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Embedding employability in the FE curriculum with about.me

Last week I was speaking to an FE colleague about the different ways that TEL can be used to embed employability skills into textile courses. As part of the discussion we were talking about blogs which got me thinking about the about.me widget in WordPress and the way that it can be used to display links to your on-line accounts without the need for any coding.

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Am I in? Using Twitter to increase student employability

This month Dragons Den star Hilary Devey is trying to help young people find work through the VideofyMe app and Twitter. The idea is that job hunters will use the app to create a short video CV which will then be tweeted using the hashtag #employme.…

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AudioNote

AudionoteYesterday at #rscinspire13 Chris Barber introduced his audience to the AudioNote app for iPads and iPhones which I immediately downloaded and am really excited about using. The software seems to be exactly what I’ve been missing – an application that can cope with audio and visual note talking whilst cross referencing both at the same time.…

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IDML13 Wrap-Up: Your Top Tweeted Tools

Thank you to all who participated in the MOOC Instructional Design for Mobile Learning (IDML13)!
This MOOC introduced instructional design principles for teaching with mobile technology, which is a growing and powerful trend because people spend …… Continue reading

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