Technology and Distance Learning Symposium 2016

http://www.otan.us/tdlsymposium/


Boy, We Need Those Stinking Badges!

Blair Roy

Demonstration (1 hour)

Join this examination and discussion of digital badges. What are they? How to create them? How to award them? How to earn them? Why would you want one? What to do with them? We begin this session with a definition of digital badges and their potential in adult education. Learn how to create, issue, and display badges. Join the discussion on the possibilities of what digital badges mean to learners in documenting skills, knowledge, and experience.



TLDS 2016 #AdultEDU EdTech Share Slam

In this fast-paced, high energy sharing of educational tips each presenter had three minutes to share a technology tip you can use in your classroom tomorrow.

Technical tips

  • Ctrl+shift+t - reopen the closed tab on your browser –> more info…
  • Pin tab on Chrome – it opens the tab every time you open the browser –> more info...

Web sites:

  • Everyonoeon.org/adulted – the best low-cost Internet service and computer offers for adult learners –> more info...
  • USE Learns – ESL -> more info…
  • Todaysmeet.com - backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners –> more info…
  • LinkedIn - for Alumni Groups -> more info…
  • Quzlet.com – flashcards, tests, study games –> more info...
  • SpellingCity.com – spelling and vocabulary practice –> more info...
  • EdReady.org - assess readiness for college math –> more info...
  • Readworks.org - research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly–> more info...
  • Newsela.com - news articles at 5 reading levels –> more info...
  • YouTube for Karaoke – improve speaking fluency –> more info...
  • Relax.li – nature videos and sounds for relaxation –> more info...

Chrome Browser Extensions:

  • One Tab - convert all of your tabs into a list –> more info...
  • Momentum - New Tab page gives you a moment of calm and inspires you to be more productive –> more info...
  • MoveNote - Record video with computer webcam, tablet or smartphone to explain writing or slideshow–> more info...
  • Readability – turn any web page into a comfortable reading view right in your web browser -> more info…

Google Tools:

  • Voice Typing in Google Docs – use your microphone to write on the Google Doc –> more info...
  • Google Translate – translate words and large text from one language to another –> more info...

Mobile Apps:


Free and fee-based web sites for ESL, GED/ASE, and ABE classes recommended by Adela A.:

  • Math-drills.com – free math practice for ABE/ASE –> more info…
  • Mateslibres.com (Spanish version) – free math practice for ABE/ASE/ESL –> more info…
  • Mathaids.com – free math practice for ABE/ASE –> more info…
  • Thatquiz.org and thatquiz.org/es (Spanish version) - free math practice for ABE/ASE –> more info…
  • Helpingwithmath.com – free math practice for ABE/ASE –> more info…
  • Homeschoolmath.net – free math practice for ABE/ASE –> more info…
  • Freemathworksheets.net – free math practice for ABE/ASE –> more info…
  • Wegivebooks is now First Book – national book bank offering free books to qualifying programs –> more info…
  • Losmejorescuentos.com - Spanish reading program –> more info…
  • Abcteach.com – fee-based ESL/ABE/ASE -> more info…
  • Edhelper.org - fee-based spelling and reading for ESL/ABE/ASE -> more info…
  • Gedonline - fee-based ASE-> more info…

TECH SLAM 2016 Notes by Francisco Pinedo

Resource
  1. 1. Maps Fly over (on IOS device) Open Maps on Ipad and search a city and you will see fly over and tap start to fly over a city (see flyovercities.com
  2. 2. USA Learns website, can be used on any smart device
  3. 3. Tabs opened on browser (right click and pin it) and it stores it on One Tab. There you can save tabs, resources and share all resources as a webpage. Control Shift T to restore tab on browser. Or on a Mac, it is Command Shift T.
  4. 4. Sharing websites for ESL Students: One Tab, Quizlet, Spelling City, readworks.org (reading assignments for HiSet/GED)
  5. 5. Google Voice in Google Docs. Do voice typing. Go Tools : Voice Typing (use chrome browser)
  6. 6. Using an alumni site to keep in contact with old students in CTE classes to keep current and updated with them.
  7. 7. Narrate google slide using "move note" add as an extension, right click open with "move note"
  8. 8. Ed Ready: (otan.edready.org) any student can go in to edready.org and see their progress as an independent learner.
  9. 9. Everyone.org: shows less expensive computer equipment/ Internet providers.
  10. 10. Relax.li : site to show relaxation

Thank you to the following colleagues for sharing:

  • Farzana Cassim
  • Melinda Holt
  • Jody Barker
  • Susan Gaer
  • Aaron Saenz
  • Francisca Wenworth
  • Adela Anzaldo
  • Evelyn Lenton
  • Blair Roy
  • Branka Marceta
  • Francisco Pinedo
  • Linda Swanson and others…