Skip to main content

Home/ EdTechWalden/ Contents contributed and discussions participated by Erin Mitchell

Contents contributed and discussions participated by Erin Mitchell

Erin Mitchell

Activities: Google Sites - 0 views

  •  
    Brief description of what it allows you to do and how it can be used for essential or generative learning: Google sites is great because it is also a free tool that supports collaboration. I actually have to create a portfolio and it is easy to house on a site like this. It is easily accessible. It provides many user friendly functions and can adequately host or be any authentic assessment.

    Brief explanation of why you found this site to be better than others you found (e.g., more effective, creates better products, easier to use, and so on): Highly used and recognized by many people so familiar to audience members. Functions are straightforward and can easily share site for collaboration.
Erin Mitchell

Glogster (EDU version) - 4 views

  •  
    Brief description of what it allows you to do and how it can be used for essential or generative learning: You create an online posted with interactive features...sound, text, video, flash animations. This is a great product tool for assessment because it hosts all types of input as previously mentioned. You can also provide links to outside sites.

    Brief explanation of why you found this site to be better than others you found (e.g., more effective, creates better products, easier to use, and so on): Free version to educators and easy to share products by sending links. Demonstrates creativity and allows the user to incorporate multiple items (i.e. text, pictures, videos, links, sounds).
Erin Mitchell

Storytelling | Xtranormal - 2 views

  •  
    Brief description of what it allows you to do and how it can be used for essential or generative learning: Allows you to create an animation presentation by inputting a script with directional movements. This can be used as an introduction tool of a segment presentation. It provides a visual animation with sound and text possibilities.

    Brief explanation of why you found this site to be better than others you found (e.g., more effective, creates better products, easier to use, and so on): It can be limiting using the free version, but awesome for foreign languages. My students loved it and could make their presentations unique and creative.
Erin Mitchell

Animoto - 1 views

  •  
    Brief description of what it allows you to do and how it can be used for essential or generative learning: Animoto is a great presentation site for people like myself who aren't creatively inclined. It is easy to use and allows the user not to feel overwhelmed. The site incorporates text, visuals (pictures or videos), and sound. This meets generative learning.

    Brief explanation of why you found this site to be better than others you found (e.g., more effective, creates better products, easier to use, and so on): Easy and not time consuming to use. The product looks very professional.
Erin Mitchell

TechSmith | Jing, instant screenshots and screencasts, home - 1 views

  •  
    Brief description of what it allows you to do and how it can be used for essential or generative learning: Jing is awesome!! Jing allows you to quickly take screenshots or record short videos. If one is intending participants to have something set-up before the presentation, record a Jing and save the file or easily share the file using sites like screencast.com. Jing allows audience members to be prepared for the speaker.

    Brief explanation of why you found this site to be better than others you found (e.g., more effective, creates better products, easier to use, and so on): Easy to use! You can also pause the recording while making it as well as mute. Screencast.com allows for quick sharing in multiple forms.
Erin Mitchell

Wordle - 5 views

  •  
    Brief description of what it allows you to do and how it can be used for essential or generative learning: If the pre-training is intended as more of a convincing factor then Wordle can be used to exhibit testimonials and phrases that illustrate the importance of the topic you are sharing. The visuals give meaning to the words you are speaking by various colors that can be used and even sizes.

    Brief explanation of why you found this site to be better than others you found (e.g., more effective, creates better products, easier to use, and so on): Extremely easy to use and easy to share! I have used this before as a warm-up activity for my AP students so I think it is great.
Erin Mitchell

Graphic Organizer: Gliffy - 0 views

  •  
    Brief description of what it allows you to do and how it can be used for essential or generative learning: This site is intended more for the business purpose of mindmaps and flowcharts so the created products are more professional looking. Once again free to any user, this site allows easy sharing and collaborating. Audience members can easily create a mindmap that reflects the knowledge they are gaining or shared easily by the presenter.

    Brief explanation of why you found this site to be better than others you found (e.g., more effective, creates better products, easier to use, and so on): I prefer this site because of its professionalism and the fact that it is free.
Erin Mitchell

Bubbl.us - 1 views

  •  
    Brief description of what it allows you to do and how it can be used for essential or generative learning: This site is awesome for creating mindmaps using a software that runs on multiple platforms and is adjustable when viewed. The most notable function is the collaboration function that allows the sharing or co-creating of a mindmap. This organizer can be completed by the audience member pertaining to the presentation material in a manner that makes sense to them.

    Brief explanation of why you found this site to be better than others you found (e.g., more effective, creates better products, easier to use, and so on): I have used this with my students and received positive feedback. I have even used it for some Walden assignments and feel it is user friendly and designed to promote collaboration.
Erin Mitchell

Xtranormal example - 3 views

  •  
    This site is extremely user friendly to those timid of technology. The free version has a variety of characters to choose from and scenarios to create a set-up, recap, or even demonstrate of a particular concept.
Erin Mitchell

Animoto example - 1 views

  •  
    From the creator's perspective, this sit handles the creative aspect of a presentation so one can focus more on the content. Animoto brings lessons to life with videos, images, and audio. An educator can create a presentation about historical significant people integrating well-known quotes or as an introduction tool to a new unit with a picture collage and text.
Erin Mitchell

Glogster example - 2 views

  •  
    This site is geared to creating traditional posters in a modern way. I enjoy this site because it takes away the frustration of scissors and glue while adding awesome dimensions of videos and sound effects. From the content differentiation standpoint, Glogster can be used as a unit review, as an interactive timeline, or multimedia notes. Glogster allows the user to embed text, images, voice, sounds, and videos and share the product with an embed code or hyperlink.
1 - 12 of 12
Showing 20 items per page