For those of you out there still on the fence about the iPad (or perhaps you’re just overwhelmed by speculation on which model you should buy), this downloadable guide from iLounge is a fantastic resource for those who are new to iOS and Apple’s mobile landscape. Includes app recommendations, accessory reviews, and a breakdown of features for all iPad models in a handy – and free – PDF. Highly recommended!
Nice list of resources here – including a few discussed at May’s Teaching Effectiveness Workshop – that will aid in the development of visual content for your course.
Interesting article on the expanding role of blogs in education from the Chronicle of Higher Education – Weller’s own blog is a good read as well!
On the heels of our Teaching Effectiveness Workshop at JMLS on Monday, May 1st, here are some different perspectives on one of the issues we discussed: “The Flipped Classroom.”
Reverse instruction is a hot news topic these days. Here’s 15 news stories from the last month about flipping the classroom.
The impact of providing audio-visual elements for students can’t be understated, and nothing makes it easier than YouTube! Follow the steps below to embed a YouTube clip on your Moodle site:
- First, find the YouTube clip you want, and on that page, click the button that says “embed” under the viewing window. This will give you a piece of HTML code – a link to the video – that you’ll need to copy.
- Then, in your Moodle course, turn editing on.
- Select “Compose a Web Page” from the ‘Add A Resource’ drop-down menu.
- Name your file. (The name of the actual clip doesn’t matter.)
- In the box below the words “full text,” you’ll see a couple of toolbars for editing / formatting. Click the icon that looks like this on the far right: <>
- This will allow you to paste the HTML code you copied from YouTube into the box. Paste it, then click the <> icon again to return to “normal” view.
- Click “save and return to course” at the bottom, and you’re set – the video is embedded.
Note: this guide is for Moodle 1.9. For later versions, click here.
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