The ETS Blog
We post on exciting developments in educational technology. Managed by the faculty Learning Technology Rover.
The app of October 2017 is Google Keep. Google Keep allows you to easily take notes across devices. These notes can include anything from images to drawings and even checklists. Set reminders for your notes and never forget any of your notes again! Click on the banner to learn more.
The app of August 2017 is Google Street View. Google Street View allows you to immerse in a virtual tour of different parts of the world. View the 360 panoramic experience on your desktop, or use a VR headset for a more immersive experience. The mobile app also allows you to create your own 360 panoramic image that you can share with the world. Check the resources available on the Scarfe Digital Sandbox as well. Click on the banner to learn more.
The App of July 2017 is Padlet! Padlet is a virtual board where you can compile a diverse range of digital content. All you need is to sign up an account on Padlet and start creating. Check the resources available on the Scarfe Digital Sandbox as well. Click on the banner to learn more.
ETS is starting a new series where we feature an app each month! We will briefly cover the functions of the app and how it can be integrated into practice. For the first app feature this month we have Send to Dropbox. It is a free web app that allows you to send files directly to a Dropbox folder. If you have any apps you would like to suggest, email us at email@example.com or tweet us at @UBC_ETS. Click on the banner to learn more.
August 23 — In the online course LLED 446, Kathryn Shoemaker delivers her illustration teachings through the use of informative and instructional videos. After her second time on set, we spoke with Kathie to discuss the experience of developing and teaching with educational video content, suggestions for instructors creating video for their own curriculum, and the possibilities that educational video could hold for the future.
August 9 — ETS supported and collaborated with Dr. Elizabeth Jordan in the introduction of educational virtual reality in her classroom. This introduction aimed to recreate visual differences, allow Teacher Candidates to experience the unique challenges that students with visual impairments may face in their future classrooms, and have them consider how they can accommodate these challenges better through their own virtual-reality-enhanced understanding.
In recent years the flipped classroom has been gaining traction in educational communities all over the world. So what is all the hype about flipped classroom model and what can teachers do with it?