Achieve Outcomes Using Educational Technology

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The Jumpstart model is a lesson planning approach that ensures your units of study will include activities that appeal to a variety of learners, make use of active learning approaches, and present a coherent and well-organized experience for the students.

CONNECTION

Your Connection Activity should capture the students’ attention, motivate them to learn the new skill/knowledge, relate new information to existing knowledge and real world context, and engage the student in personal reflection.

ANIMOTO

Animoto is a web application that produces videos from user-selected photos, music and text. Animoto analyzes the provided photos, music and text, and automatically generates a trailer like video.

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ANSWERGARDEN

AnswerGarden is a minimalistic feedback tool. Use it in the classroom as an educational tool or at work as a creative brainstorming tool. Post it in a tweet or you can embed it on your website or blog to use it as a poll or guestbook.

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TurningPoint

TurningPoint provides live polling and interactive activities for use in the classroom via a web-based polling system or through PowerPoint Integration.

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CONTENT

During Content Activities, students are exposed to the module content for the first time. Content Activities should contain a 'digestible' amount of information (perhaps 10-15 minutes' worth of exploration), and should be alternated with Practice Activities.

SLIDES

Slides is a web-based tool for creating, presenting and sharing presentations.

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CAMTASIA/JING

Camtasia is a powerful, yet easy-to-use screen recorder that helps you create professional videos without having to be a video pro. Jing is a free and simple way to start sharing images and short videos of your computer screen.

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MEDIASITE

The Mediasite service offers lecture and rich media presentations streamed live and on demand. It is available in fixed venues UA1140, UA1240, ERC1054, ERC1092 and available on mobile carts for unsupported venues and special events.

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PODCASTING

Podcasts are episodic audio files (typically MP3s) from a Web site that users listen to on their computers or personal digital audio players. There are a variety of ways to capture, edit, and publish this content.

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BLOGS

A blog is a discussion or informational site published on the Web that consists of discrete entries ("posts"), typically displayed in reverse chronological order. Examples of blogging websites include Blogger and WordPress.

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YOUTUBE

YouTube is a video-sharing website that allows users to upload, view, and share videos.

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LinkedIn Learning

All full-time and part-time students and employees at Durham College currently have access to the full suite of LinkedIn Learning (Formally known as Lynda.com) to helping gain new skills and advance your career.

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PRACTICE

Practice Activities provide opportunities to integrate, practice, and begin to retain each chunk of content.

PADLET

Padlet is a virtual wall, or online bulletin board, that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic.

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BUBBL.US

Bubble.us is an easy to use, free, collaborative mind-mapping tool.

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ONE DRIVE

One Drive is a file storage and synchronization service offered by Microsoft, which provides user cloud storage, file sharing, and collaborative editing.

Sign in Information:

  • Email: Use the format BannerID@durhamcollege.ca
    ex. 100xxxxxx@durhamcollege.ca
  • Password: Use your Durham College network password

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WIKISPACES

Wikispaces is a web hosting service, free to educators, that serves websites and “wikis”. Wikis are websites characterized by the collaborative modification, extension, or deletion of their content and structure.

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RESPONDUS CAMPUS-WIDE

Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing tests or quizzes that can be printed to paper or published directly to DC Connect. Existing DC Connect quizzes can also be retrieved from a course to be printed in hard copy.

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PeerScholar

peerScholar is an online pedagogical tool that supports the development of critical and creative-thinking skills. It is an online peer and self-assessment tool that allows students to provide anonymous peer feedback to their classmates’ assignments.

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Respondus LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser is a web browser that locks down the testing environment within DC Connect (learning management system). In class, online testing can sometimes be difficult to invigilate, especially in densely packed or non-traditional classroom spaces.

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DC CONNECT QUIZ

The quiz tool in DC Connect can be used to create self-evaluation or practice assessments that students use to check their understanding and mastery of content. Feedback provided in these practice assessments identifies gaps in student knowledge/understanding and direct students to additional resources.

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SUMMARY

Summary Activities to provide students with an opportunity to consolidate the topics in the lesson. Summary Activities should be as similar as possible to the eventual graded assignment/test and enable students to check their mastery and make appropriate remedial study plans.

SOCRATIVE

Socrative is a free online polling tool that lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones.

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PREZI

Prezi is a simple to use, cloud-based presentation tool that can be used to summarize and visually connect a large amount of content.

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DC CONNECT QUIZ

You can also use the quiz tool for summary activities.

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TurningPoint

TurningPoint provides live polling and interactive activities for use in the classroom via a web-based polling system or through PowerPoint Integration.

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