Kelly Walsh's Blog – September 2009 Archive (5)

Microsoft’s Live@edu versus Google Apps for Education

What free tools are these giants of the software industry providing to Education?



Both Microsoft and Google offer an evolving set of free online tools specifically for the education community. This week and next we’ll take a brief look at these offerings. I imagine we’ll find a good deal to like about both sets of applications, given the price and ease of a hosted (i.e. Internet based) tool set. Before starting I should add that Microsoft and Google are certainly not the only… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on September 28, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

10 free Educational Game sites

These free sites provide students an opportunity to learn in a fun, interactive environment.



I searched out and visited a bunch of sites with free educational games and selected the ten I thought were most useful and appropriate to education. In addition to a brief overview of each site, I have also attempted to define the grade range that each site is applicable to. I made my own judgement for most sites since it often wasn’t indicated (feel free to weigh in if you think I’m… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on September 22, 2009 at 4:39am — No Comments

Telepresence (this is just too cool!)

Educause’s recent ‘7 things you should know about …’ brief on Telepresence is fascinating.



“Beam me into that classroom, Mr. Scott!”



It’s kind of hard to believe that this technology may become relatively commonplace before long. Telepresence currently requires expensive sophisticated equipment, but like most technology it will become more affordable over time. It is entirely feasible that in the next 5 to 10 years this technology will become increasingly… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on September 16, 2009 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Survey Results - What Internet technologies will your peers be introducing in the classroom this year?

Online documents, blogs, and wikis rise to the top of survey responses, followed closely by video and podcasting technologies.



First, thank you to everyone who participated in our brief survey over the last few weeks. The survey asked “What types of Internet technologies would you like to try … in the classroom for the first time this fall?” I had a few dozen responses, which makes for a nice little sampling that provides useful and informative feedback.



The… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on September 14, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Education Technology - Don’t Lean On It, Leverage It!

Are you using Internet tools to engage students in the classroom and improve learning outcomes, or are you just using technology to decrease the time you spend lecturing and interacting with your students?



There are many great internet based tools available to bring new elements of collaboration, interaction, and even a little fun to the instructional process and thereby better engage and motivate your students and enhance learning outcomes. Of course, it is also entirely… Continue

Added by Kelly Walsh on September 7, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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