Technology in Transit
In September’s Technology in Transit, Bachelor of Education student Natasha Rivera showcased Duolingo, a science-based language education platform that makes learning languages visually engaging and infinitely fun! Offered as an app, Duolingo can integrated as a supplement in flexible learning scenarios, allowing students and teachers to learn a variety languages from Portuguese to Ukranian with an interactive and user friendly interface.
Google Cardboard was April 15th’s featured technology at our Technology in Transit showcase. Cardboard is an affordable, do-it-yourself Virtual Reality viewer that uses cardboard, an Android phone and some lenses to create out-ot-this-world educational experiences.
instaGrok was the technology of the month at the March 2015 Technology in Transit showcase. instaGrok is a free mindmapping website that displays multimedia information in a fun and interactive way and allows students to direct their own research.
Evernote was the technology of the month at the February 2015 Technology in Transit showcase. Evernote is a cloud based system where you can store and access files across multiple devices. You can take notes from your work, to home, to meetings and more. The app is free and easy to use, and is easily implemented in the classroom.
Technology in Transit is a monthly event that gives students the chance to showcase an educational technology in teaching practice. This month: Evernote!
For our January 2014 installment of Technology in Transit, Baoying Fu demonstrated how teachers can use blogging to manage classrooms and assignments, and increase class participation and parental engagement.
For our November Technology in Transit showcase, B.Ed student Brittney Merryweather demonstrated how she uses Explain Everything, an interactive whiteboard and screencasting app for iPad, in the classroom. Brittney used the app during her teaching practicum to create animated cartoons, record step-by-step solutions for difficult math problems, and much more!
On October 2014, Dustin Herbison and Duncan McDonald partnered up for Technology in Transit to showcase how teachers can integrate technology education into classrooms by fusing “Tech Ed” classes with other subject areas in novel ways. The duo brought several of their own creations for the audience to play with, including a gumball machine, a silkscreen board, and robots!
Tech in Transit for September 2014 featured Jenny Ho and Austin Lee and their exploration of Piktochart – a website in which users can create infographics, banners, reports, and presentation. It offers a wide variety of premade templates that can be customized to suit individual needs.
Students respond well to lessons on smart board, iPads and laptops. Does that mean all apps and web tools qualify as “educational” tools? Certainly not! While most apps are animated worksheets, there are some valuable programs that serve as meaningful platform to display knowledge learning. Vandy showcased some cool apps and tools she knew and gave the opportunity for others to share with the rest of the crowd.