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Creative Commons

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Creative Commons

Creative Commons

You are surfing the web and come across content that perfectly describes a concept you have been trying to explain to your students. Unfortunately, copyright laws keep changing and you don’t know if it is appropriate to reuse the content. You find yourself wondering what is legal to share with students and what could land you in hot water.

Here is a quick introduction guide to Creative Commons. Creative commons is a simple legal way to create and share reusable content. Check it out at http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/what-is-creative-commons-infographic/.

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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

September 30, 2013 at 9:00 am

iOS7 Features

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iOS7 Overview

iOS7 Overview

 

Last week I posted a video concerning the new iOS7 updates. Here is another list of some of the new features. This website comes from Apple and covers some of the new features such as Control Center, Multitasking, AirDrop, and iTunes Radio, http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/#control-center. Enjoy.

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

September 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

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Course Activity Overview Report

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This report will give you a snapshot of your course such as which days of the week the students are in the course, how much time each student is logged in, and total number of hours yours students are logged in.

  • View Overall Activity by All Students in a Course
  • Go to Control Panel> Evaluation> Course Reports> Course Activity Overview
  • Click the action link after the report name and click Run
  • Select start and ending dates for the timeframe of activity and click Submit

 

Course Overview Report

Course Overview Report

 

Report Generated:

Generated Report Page 1

Generated Report Page 1

 

Generated Report Page 2

Generated Report Page 2

 

 

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

September 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

IOS 7 Review

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IOS 7

IOS 7

 

As everyone has heard the new iphone/ipad upgrade IOS 7 is out. There are a number of changes that you need to be aware of as you upgrade. This video goes over a few changes that will make your transitions easier. This video is from Joanna Stern with ABC New.

Check it out at http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/ios-review-apples-big-change-means-worthwhile-upgrade/story?id=20290551.

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

September 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

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Knowmia Teach

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This is a video from ipadagogy dated Aug 3, 2013. It is a good tutorial for the various aspects of Knowmia. Knowmia is a lecture creations app that allows instructor the ability to pull together various media such images, video, and pdf documents. The instructor also has the ability to include a voice over the materials being presented. Once published the videos can be reviewed by students on the companion website.

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

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Blackboard Student Reports

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You can get a detailed report from BB9 concerning each student. You can see how much time was spent in the course, what days they logged in, and what activities they participated in while logged on to the course website.

To start go to Control Panel> Evaluations> Course Reports

Select Student Overview for a Single Course

Click the action link at the end on the report name and click Run

Course Report

Course Report

In the run reports window under Option 2. Report Specification select the student name and start and end dates for the report and hit Submit.

Run Report Window

Run Report Window

 

Resulting Report

Student Activity Report Page 1

Student Activity Report Page 1

Student Activity Report Page 2

Student Activity Report Page 2

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

September 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

Learnist Board

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Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom

Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom

Here is a great Learnist board for educators looking for Web 2.0 technologies.  Chrissle Flanagan, the developer of the board, gives links to such great tools as EasyBit, Edshelf, and many more tools for the educator.  Check her out at http://tinyurl.com/n7lrr34.

Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

September 2, 2013 at 9:00 am

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