Exploring New Learning Spaces Through Technology 2012 Lecturer Orientation
Sansui LifePad 7" WiFi Tablet (79793) Specifications • •7” Resistive Touch Screen • • High speed 1GHz processor • • 2.3 Android • • WiFi 802.11 b/g - Wi-Fi enabled • • Connect and enjoy 1080p HD video on your HDTV via HDMI • • View pages in portrait or landscape • • Built-in front facing camera and microphone • • Expandable memory • • Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery • • Micro SD card slot • • USB port • •4GB Internal Storage • •SD Card – up to 16 GB • •Integrated Microphone • •25Hrs Music, 5Hours Video • •TV Out • •3G External Ready
The Tablet in the Classroom • Android Tablets are perfect for the functions of college work • Document sharing is one of the obvious things the educational Android Tablet will make easier for college. • There is an amazing ability to edit documents and then share those documents readily. Students will be able to swap out files and folders easily via the WiFi capabilities of their Android Tablet.
Android Tablets are ready to interface with almost any modern technology immediately. With an Android Tablet students can not only take notes and do research, but they can read or check books and articles. • Android Tablets can capture pictures, watch video, edit footage and collaborate with other students live
Does the tablet change the way we teach or do we simply teach the same way using a new tool? • My response to this question is YES, and YES.
1. Tablets Are the Best Way to Show or Use Textbooks 2. Classrooms Are Ready for Tablets 3. Tablets Fit Students’ Lifestyles 4. Tablets Have the Software to Be Competitive 5. Tablets Integrate With Education IT Trends
Bloom’s Taxonomy and the Tablet Higher order thinking Lower order thinking
Higher Order Thinking Lower Order Thinking In other words, the introduction of a tablet, will greatly help to move students from the lower ordering thinking skills to the higher order thinking skills….. If used correctly and consistently by the lecturer in the classroom.
Some Technologies To Use in A Tablet Classroom • Digital ink Using the stylus that comes with the tablet, students can annotate and work with their manuals on the tablet.
Blogs Teachers can create a blog for use in the classroom or students can create a blog as part of their learning/assignments. A blog is a website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order.
Wikis Teachers can create a wiki, or use a wiki as an online dictionary/encyclopedia or actually add information to an existing online wiki. A wiki is a collaborative website, which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it.
Online worksheets– can be done through Google docs • Online note taking – can be done directly in the student manual; or Google docs
E-books - Read their manuals and any other documents. - Download free e-books - E-library
Teacher Created Web Sites Teachers can use their websites to disseminate information, assignments, corrected assignments, required reading, web based audio and web based videos, etc to their students. These sites can be accessed 24/7—anywhere, any time.
Podcasts Teachers can create a podcast for their students or students can create podcasts as part of an assignment. A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers.
Response Systems/ Polling Socrative is a free service that allows teachers to post questions to students during a class and gather feedback through responses submitted from cell phones, tablets, and laptops. Socrative gives teachers a virtual room in which they gather responses from students. Students sign into a teacher's virtual room by simply visiting the Socrative website and entering the room number distributed by the teacher.
Android Apps • Apps = Applications • Apps = small pieces of software especially written for Android phone/tablet devices • Many free Apps for use in education • Some may be just right for your discipline / module
Apps on the Tablet • Browser • EZPDF Reader, • Test your English I, II, III, • Math workout Pro, • Social Media: Facebook and Twitter
Other Apps to consider CamScanner is an App you can use to scan documents, business cards, receipts, billboards, newspapers, etc.To use, just centre your phone or tablet’s camera over the document and take a picture. CS then converts the image to a pdf doc that you can then send to Google Docs, Evernote, or any other storage facility.
Vocalyze is a service that reads the content of popular websites to you. You can subscribe to popular sites across twelve different categories. To build up your playlist just click on a category then click on a site. If you want to delete a website from your playlist just click the "x" next to it in your favorites list. Vocalyze works on your computer, on Androiddevices, and iOSdevices.
StudyBlue, a free service for creating flashcards and sharing them, offer a free Android app for creating flashcards on the go. The StudyBlue Android app allows students to not only study their flashcards on the go, but create new ones as well. Flashcards created on a phone can be synced to and accessed from a computer too. Even if an Internet connection isn't available, students can still study pre-existing flashcards on their phones.
News 360 is a free news aggregation service that you can customize for your interests. You can read your personalized news feed on your phone, tablet, or desktop. The mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry Playbook, Android phones and tablets, and Windows phones. You can also read your News 360 feed on your computer.
World Newspapers is a free Android app designed to enable you to find and read newspapers from all over the world. You can use the app to browse for newspapers by continent, country, and state. The app also provides the option to browse according to content type such as videos, magazines, and websites.
Sync Space is a whiteboard app available for Android devices and iOS devices. You can use Sync Space to create drawings and documents on your tablet. You can create using free-hand drawing tools, using typing tools, or a combination of the two tool sets. Your drawings and documents can be sent to and synced with other users so that they can comment and edit your drawings and documents. If you have installed an app like Evernote or Dropbox you can upload your drawings to either of those accounts too.
Please visit Android4Schools.com for daily reviews of Android apps for teachers and students.
Let us pause for a moment… …. And take a step backwards, so that we can put all of this into perspective again….
NOTE: • Do not use technology for the sake of using it. • Technology does not replace good teaching practice. • The technology (application) must be aligned to the learning outcome.
Using Technology to Teach & Learn • Discovery • Discussion • Demonstration / Application
Google is the most used Internet search engine available today. Besides offering e-mail and image searching capability, it has branched into more desktop applications and services which can be helpful to lecturers for both teaching, learning and administration. These applications include Google Earth, Google Docs, and Google SketchUp. There are many other applications which can assist lecturers in planning their teaching sessions. These include Google Alerts, Google Web Search, Google Notebook and Google Scholar.
Google for Educators Homepagehttp://www.google.com/educators/index.htm
Calendar, Tasks, Bookmarks, Reader, Docs, Gmail, even Evernote and Twitter, all on one
184 Google Products / Tools / Apps http://goo.gl/qBPWy