Let’s be honest, not everyone has a strong sense of visual literacy. To have a keen appreciation of contrast, alignment, repetition, proximity, type, depth, shape, colour, space, etc, requires alot of practice and experience. Visual literacy is highly subjective like any other art forms. Sometimes, it is hard to know what you are looking for […]Read More Poor visual literacy? Use Adobe Spark
I must say that i am pretty impressed by Edmodo’s simple interface, slew of functionalities and ability to integrate with other online tools. I took me approximately 2 hours to create a simple five part lessons on plants. Let me share three things that i like about Edmodo after my two-hour hands-on session with it. Parental […]Read More Creating Online Lessons with Edmodo
As instructional designers, we know that the job never ends with the presentation of content or assessment. Feedback from the students about the lesson and what are their key takeaways are just as important, if not more. So what are some ways to gather feedback in class with ease? Kahoot! Yesterday, i shared a post on […]Read More Gathering Feedback the Fun Easy Way
I came across Quizlet last week and found it to be a very useful tool for online instruction. For instance, after getting your students to go through a certain collection of online materials, you can create interactive quizzes as formative assessments to scaffold their learning. Now, if you are doing a face-to-face class, Quizlet would […]Read More Kahoot!
After watching an instructional video created by my classmate on Powtoon, i decided to try it out. I have never heard of Powtoon before and after googling for it, i realized that it is one of the many other alternative presentation tools out there that you can use to replace powerpoint or keynote all together! […]Read More Powtoon is a Power-Packed Presentation Tool!
I found another online collaboration dashboard today and i decided to explore it a little. To conduct a hands-on, I have decided to create a board on one of the most debated subjects recently: global warming! Since the media is already filled with resources on man-made global warming, i thought it would be interesting to […]Read More Hands on with Padlet on Global Warming
Periscope is a live streaming video mobile app purchased by Twitter in February of 2015, has been the talk of the town since its official launch on March 26, 2015. If you want to know more about its functionalities and get familiar with its interface, check out this pretty exhaustive periscope guide. Warning, it is more […]Read More Learning Live on Periscope
This is another amazing tool i found while preparing for my produsage assignment. This tool makes creating quiz really easy and allows you to gamify them easily as well. Let me do a quick introduction and walkthrough on what Quizlet can do. Getting Started To get started, simply identify a subject and the words that […]Read More Quiz Time!
With my produsage assignment due date coming up, i decided to do some research on this rather strange looking and sounding concept to me. More importantly, i wanted to know how does prousage “look” like amidst of all the information of what it is as a concept. Firstly, the term “produser” was coined by Bruns […]Read More Produsers. Who are they?
I spent my whole afternoon toying with Storify after hearing alot about it. Let me share my initial experience with it and you can consider if it is something for you. Firstly, if you know nothing about Storify as a curation tool, just check out this video below. It is a good introduction to some […]Read More My Bumpy Start with Storify