Integrating technology into the classroom is not that easy. A proper PD is badly needed !

A good introduction to the mistakes teachers most commonly make when starting to integrate technology in their classes. This enhance the need for a proper and specific PD training to help teachers integrating technologies in their classroom., using appropriate teaching techniques.

So !
When are we starting ?


Using Youtube in your classroom ?

5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do On YouTube ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In this article you will learn  how to :

– Use Youtube Video Editor.
– Add subtitles and captions to your video.
– Add annotations to your video.
– Enhance your videos.
– Find music and audio for your videos using Youtube Audio Library.

Follow the link

Créer des animations Flash ou Html5 gratuitement

Un outil très puissant proposé par Isabelle Rougier.

Education aux Médias et à l'Information

Vectorian Giotto est un logiciel simple mais puissant qui vous permet de créer des animations Flash de qualité professionnelle pour les sites Web et d’autres projets sans codage.
Ce logiciel libre est livré avec plus de 50 effets personnalisables qui peuvent être appliquées aux deux formes et le texte. Il ya plus de 100 préselections d’effet qui affichent les différentes façons dont les effets peuvent être ajustés. Il ya aussi un mode d’emploi détaillé et très nombreux tutoriels pour vous guider à travers les étapes pour créer votre première animation Flash.
Vous pouvez prévisualiser votre animation à l’intérieur de Vectorian Giotto sans lancer un navigateur ou un lecteur externe.
– Donc, une fois l’animation réalisée, File -> Export Flash Movie
– On enregistre un fichier .swf qui est un fichier flash.
– Intégrer en html dans le code de la page web ou de votre blog.

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How to design your online course to elicit student’s involvement ?

Here is a very interesting article giving few tips on how to make your online teaching unit attractive enough to elicit students’ involvement.

Ten Graphic Design Tips for eLearning

“If you want your students to enjoy your online course, have a little fun with it! Choosing bright colors and graphics can lighten the mood. Avoid too much mundane text that nobody (not even you) wants to read. If you have an intro video, maybe consider cracking a joke to start out. There are many different ways to have fun with your course and make it more enjoyable for you and your students.”

Want to create a school news paper ? Scribus is an option !

Scribus is a very powerful and very complete alternative to Publisher and In-design.
Moreover, this an Open source, that is completely free and benefitting fron a very broad support community.

Follow this link to find out how to use Scribus (this is an article in French)

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