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June, 2014

23 Jun

Learning in the 21st Century

Welcome, this week we will be posting daily blog entries from work done by teachers at one of our recent technology seminars led by instructional technology consultant Glenn Gurley, Jr.

Teachers were introduced to a variety of 21st century learning environments and strategies for providing students with effective instruction that leads to student learning using available classroom technology.

24 Jun

Social Networking

Throughout the seminar, participants used TodaysMeet as a backchannel for communication. This microblogging tool allowed for discussion among teachers for them to make comments, ask questions, and share resources at any time. Visit the archives of the NCCAT Digital TodaysMeet Room used during the week.

24 Jun

Tips for Summer Reading success to pass along to parents from NCCAT

By Ernest H. Johnson, Ph.D./NCCAT Center Fellow

29 Jun

QR Codes and Photography Techniques

Welcome back to our series of blogs on a recent Digital Learning program at NCCAT. Glenn Gurley, an NCCAT presenter, created a QR Code self guide field trip around the campus of NCCAT to teach seven photographic techniques. Teachers used their mobile devices to read about techniques and view examples before taking their own photos. A QR, Quick Response, Code consists of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs and text that can be read by a mobile devices.

29 Jun

Curate the Web to Create Dynamic Presentations

Hola! How about some Spanish lessons today as the blog series with NCCAT presenter Glenn Gurley Jr. continues. Here is a post to Edmodo of using technology and learning of language from Ms. Anne Penley, a teacher at South Caldwell High School in Hudson, N.C. Anne used Blendspace to create a digital resource for her classroom. Here is the link.

29 Jun

Creating Podcasts

A podcast is a form of audio broadcasting using the Internet. Podcasting involves making one or more audio files that can be downloaded and played with a media player. Teachers learned about podcasts then watched as the presenter created one from start to finish. Teams prepared their scripts then used laptops and Audacity, an audio recording and editing program to create their podcasts. There are several uses in the classroom for podcast by teachers. They incorporated music, voice, and sound effects in their final products.

30 Jun

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