Google Chrome is already a powerful tool, and extensions make it even better. This is just the tip of the extension iceberg. Let us know which extensions make your teaching and learning better.
Extensions Mentioned: Chrome Cats, Pinterest, Google Translate, Grammarly, Open Screenshot, EasyBib, Cite This for Me, Wunderlist, Todoist, Trello, Memorize
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Zoom is an online video meeting platform with a rich set of features. Screen sharing and recording are two features that, when combined, create an easy method for producing screencast style videos. Learn more about Zoom at http://zoom.us.
Using YouTube to create captions: http://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=37423
Searching the Internet with Google is simple. Using Google search well involves skills and knowledge. We share a few tips to help improve your Google search. Even more tips can be found on Google's support page: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/134479?hl=en
The Pulse App for Brightspace (Talon) by D2L helps students keep their schedule organized. The app displays lists of assignments with peaks and valleys of busy periods. And discussions are coming soon to the app! It's free and available for iOS and Android devices.
10 quick suggestions that will improve the student experience in your Talon courses. And while these may be specific to our Talon environment the ideas behind them can be applied to any LMS.
Enhance your message with visual tools. Visual representations can help clarify difficult to perceive concepts, can spark more questions and make connections (plus they look nice).
Sites mentioned in this episode:https://piktochart.com/
Well designed online courses are the result of intentional choices and attention to details that often go unnoticed. Quality Matters is an organization dedicated to improving the design of online courses. Learn how we are leveraging the QM rubric to improve courses at Kirkwood Community College.
Learn more about Quality Matters at https://www.qualitymatters.org/
Kirkwood Employee Link to our QM list: goo.gl/LKy9le
http://amzn.com/0465050654 (The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman)