There are some neat PD opportunities coming up around campus in the next few weeks. A brief overview:
WCEL Professional Development ~ May 2013
The WCEL Team have the following events planned for May to help you enhance your capabilities. Please sign up online via www.waikato.ac.nz/pod/pd/ or by emailing . . . → Read More: Professional Development Around Campus
iBooks Author Workshop for staff and students.
Are you interested in finding out what iBooks are, what they look like and how you could use them in the classroom? We’ll give you some examples, ideas and even some tips about how you can set about making your own. The presentation will be given by . . . → Read More: Free iBooks Author Workshop for Education Staff and Students
Many of the new and incoming students this year will get a live IT Orientation presentation during the new student orientation programmes. However, if you missed my talk or want to find out more about some of the great web links that were highlight, the link to my Google presentation is now available. And . . . → Read More: IT Orientation presentation for new students in 2013
It’s official, we will be holding the next mLearning Symposium at the Faculty of Education on Friday, November the 15th, 2013. We will post more information in a few months time when registration is open and we have more details about the programme and keynote speakers. As before, there will be limited (free & . . . → Read More: Mark your calendars now for the 2013 mLearning Symposium
The Faculty of Education is continuing with its expansion of technology in our informal learning spaces for staff and students. goodthink, an internally developed collaborative work environment, works around a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) philosophy and enables anyone with a computer or mobile device to collaborate on a project with others . . . → Read More: New goodthink collaboration areas
Are you interested in the latest eBooks but it seems your laptop or desktop computer doesn’t seem to know how to open these strange “EPUB” files? You need Readium, the completely free Chrome Browser plugin that lets you read eBooks on your computer without any strange software or horrible interfaces.
Readium also lets you . . . → Read More: Readium: eBooks in Your Chrome Browser
The video posted here is a case study from one of the first schools in New Zealand connected to the Internet under the government’s Ultra Fast Broadband scheme. This video highlights how greater integration of IT tools is possible and there is anecdotal evidence that student outcomes improve. Ultimately though, what is possible is . . . → Read More: Ultra Fast Broadband in Schools: what is possible?
The good folks behind the creation and development of Zotero have finally released their much anticipated standalone client. Previously, in order to use Zotero’s citation collection, reference management and cite-while-you-write functionality you had to use the Mozilla Firefox web browser exclusively. Finally, Zotero is no longer a Firefox-only service but now works with three . . . → Read More: Standalone Zotero 3.0 client released
With the push to greater incorporation of mobile devices in the classroom the future of a number of current classroom technologies start to smell a little stale. One expensive bit of hardware that is in for a major disruption is the interactive whiteboard. Adopting a specific brand of interactive whiteboard and installing it into . . . → Read More: The writing is on the ‘interactive’ wall