Technology in Transit
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.
The March 2014 session was with Louai Rahal on Group Mind. Group Mind is an online tool that allow teachers to divide their students into randomly selected groups. The application takes the class list as an input and allows teachers to specify the number of students per groups. If teachers are not satisfied with the generated groups, they create new groups with one click.
February 2014 featured Kidblog, as presented by Sofia Kristani and Manpreet Dhinsa. Kidblog is a blog environment tailored to students so they can get the most out of the writing process in the classroom. With Kidblog, teachers can monitor and control activity within their classroom blogging community as discussion moderators and content curators.