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Here is a great compilation of the best Web Tools for Education
Food for thought….if you have not used these in teaching….
What is a Visualiser ?
Put simply, it is a ‘camera on a stick’ !
The output from the ‘stick’ can be connected to a projector and/or a computer.
How can a Visualiser be used ?
In a basic mode it can be used to display the page of a book on your screen, or any other two or three dimensional object. This enables users to display objects, documents, pictures to the whole class. In more advanced usage it can capture and save/store images and videos, and imported into documents if required. It can be used to zooming right in on an object to provide a more detailed examination. It is a great way of sharing work with the class. It is quick and easy to use. Just place the object under the camera for it to be presented on the screen. A visualiser means that everyone can see what is being displayed, without the need to crowd around the teacher’s desk.
2. Introductory Videos
3. How would YOU use a Visualiser?
Are YOU ready for the paradigm shift ?
Think about a digital camera linked to your electronic whiteboard. You now have the ability to examine and display text, images, objects and even living things. Ditch your overhead projector, this is the kid on the block.
Now connect it to your PC using the visualiser software, you now extend the range of uses and applications. You can now display slow motion events, time-lapse events. Capture, store and review any object, including 3D objects. Use the split-screen operation and display mirrored images. You can also display negative images and generate and store videocasts.
Need to find out more?
Using Visualiser in the classroom
Elmo Visualisers : http://www.elmo-visualiser.co.uk/
AVerMedia Technologies UK: www.averm.co.uk
Interactive Education: www.interactive-education.co.uk
AVM Ltd (Elmo L-1N): www.avmltd.co.uk
Don’t know what is out there?
Here is a great compilation of exciting applications/tools for using in schools….
Edudemic is a superb resource to keep you up to date with the latest ideas, developments and to provide inspiration for using technology to enrich and enhance teaching and learning:
“Social media is making a big impact on education. The threading of new technology with old standards has created new and exciting opportunities for teachers, school administrators, and students. What is the best way to improve education using social media?
That’s the big question that Edudemic hopes to answer. You’ll find regular doses of helpful ideas, infographics, news, videos, and more when you visit Edudemic.
Do you ever wonder how schools, universities, colleges, and large groups in general should use social media?
Students are often early adopters, frequent users, and overall lovers of technology and social media. Edudemic is run by a few graduate students and teachers with a passion for learning and educating. “
Cloud Computing explained:
Here is a useful starter discussion/blog
Article: UK schools should switch to cloud computing
This blog is intended to look, share and explore the ways in which new technological developments, and devices, are being used in the classroom. It is not specifically about technology , but about teaching and learning.