Here is a nice video that shows good use of blogs and social networks in K-12 education.
It has been a while since I have added anything to the Free e-Learning page. With a little extra time this weekend, I have added a history section, which includes the courses below.
An Overview of American History (video) – Digital History
Ancient History – BBC
British History – BBC
The First Thanksgiving – Plimoth.org
U.S. History Timeline – Digital History
If you have any free e-learning that you would recommend, please leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail.
The eLearning Coach now has the “Storyboard Depot,” where you can download free storyboard templates. If you have a storyboard template of your own that you would like to share on the depot, you can do that too.
The eLearning Coach is also full of other great resources. Take a look around at http://theelearningcoach.com.
Here is a great video about the potential of sixth sense technology. It will be very exciting to see this technology take hold and certainly exciting to think about all the potential it will have in e-learning.
This was presented at TEDtalks, which after seeing this, I will be watching more often.
On occasion, I have written about the “Cloud” and have expected to use cloud computing more and more. So, it is time to reflect on how much cloud computing I do. Here are the tools that I use while on the Cloud, in no particular order:
WordPress – my blog
Delicious – bookmarking and sharing my bookmarks
Twitter – sharing my incoherent thoughts on e-learning
LinkedIn – professional networking, participating in e-learning/ISD groups and keeping an updated professional profile
Google Docs – occasionally creating docs and spreadsheets
Gmail – easy, simple e-mail
Picasa Web Albums – store, view and share my photos
YouTube – everyone knows what this is for… my videos
Screenr – creating quick, easy screencasts that I can Tweet and/or embed in my blog
ChartGo – this one is new for me, but I like how easy it is to make charts that I can keep on the cloud or save on my hard drive (yes, I have a hard drive too)
I think I have established a bit of a residence on the Cloud. Are there cloud apps that you would recommend? I would love to here about them.
Google has announced they will release the Chrome Operating System in 2010. This OS is for netbooks and takes full advantage of the cloud. Thus, less of a need for a hard drive and a much quicker machine. In fact, they are currently boasting of a 7 second boot-up time. The success of a Chrome OS can mean a huge leap in cloud computing and hopefully more e-learning tools and apps on the cloud too.
Here is a video preview of Chrome OS.
Not sure what cloud computing is?
Here is a free, practical tool for creating charts.
ChartGo.com provides an incredibly easy to use web-based tool for creating charts, including bar, pie, line and area charts. You can quickly create a chart, save it, and add it to a course, website or blog. They also provide numerous avenues of sharing your chart (URL, e-mail link to chart, social bookmarking, Twitter, etc.).
If you want something more sophisticated, stick with Excel. If you want something you can create in a matter of minutes, this is the tool for you. Here is an example of a chart I made.