Currently browsing tag

apps

e-coffee @ SGH

In this month’s e-coffee@SGH session, Daryl Peel from the Digital Learning team demonstrated two tools that can help users familiarise themselves with a physical space, or even use a physical space to help familiarise users with a topic.   ActionBound offers a means of creating interactive scavenger hunts, using GPS to recognise a location, and guiding users through a series of activities as they move around the space. Continue reading →

e-coffee @ SGH

February’s e-coffee session was led by Sarah Fielding, exploring possible uses of Thinglink, a tool for making interactive diagrams and videos. Signing up for a basic account gives you access to upload 2D images and label these with a series of hotspots.  Each hotspot can link to an image or weblink as well as a text description. Going a step further, Sarah showed some examples of 360° images, with different pictures at a single location linked and labelled to provide a virtual tour. Continue reading →

e-coffee @ SGH

December’s e-coffee@SGH explored some of the 12 apps of Christmas recommended by Dublin Institute of Technology and Regent’s University London. Both discuss how the apps suggested can be used in education, with case studies and examples. Sway is increasingly being used to create interactive presentations that students can work through (or create) independently.  As part of Office 365, it is possible to log in with university details. Continue reading →

e-coffee @ SGH

e-coffee@SGH builds on the iPAD coffee clubs that previously took place at SGH, exploring the use of mobile devices, but also sharing wider experiences and ideas around the use of technology. This month we looked at tools for creating quizzes and simple games to aid learning and encourage engagement.  Kahoot is a free tool that allows users to create quizzes that are led from the front of the class, with students playing along on their phones, tablets or laptops. Continue reading →

iPAD Coffee Club at SGH

At April’s iPAD coffee club Adam Warren (Senior Learning Designer, ILIaD) joined us to demonstrate various apps in response to requests raised at previous sessions. The conferencing tool Adobe Connect is useful for webinars, and is licensed for up to 50. It can be accessed at https://connect.soton.ac.uk, and anyone with a university login can set up a meeting. To find the app, Google ‘Adobe connect mobile’ as it's hard to find in App Store. Continue reading →

iPAD Coffee Club at SGH

After last session's inspiring introduction to Nearpod, it was great to hear that the Allergy team have been using this in their new 'Teaching the Teachers to Teach' module and it is being well received by students. This month's iPAD coffee club focused on note-taking and annotating pdfs. Apple TV is proving to be a useful asset to the sessions, making it easier for attendees to share what they are doing with the whole group. Continue reading →

iPAD Coffee Club at SGH

At SGH’s first iPAD coffee club of 2016, Andrew O’Malley, Stuart Morton and Lucy Law demonstrated Nearpod. The CLAS team have been using this to deliver interactive teaching sessions in Anatomy. Students enter a code to receive the session presentation on their own devices, and participate in quizzes throughout the presentation, ranging from multiple choice questions to annotating diagrams. Continue reading →

iPAD Coffee Club at SGH

At a festive-themed iPAD coffee club we explored some of the 12 apps of Christmas recommended by the Dublin Institute of Technology. Andrew O'Malley has tweeted further details of apps recommended in response to various questions raised during the session. OneNote was suggested for managing notes, and can include photos of handwritten notes and audio recordings. After the recent update to iOS 9, the iPad Notes app has a number of new features. Continue reading →

Award winning 12 Apps of Christmas starts 1st December

Award winning 12 Apps of Christmas starts 1st December from the Dublin Institute of Technology. This 12 day free online project is aimed at students of all ages undertaking further education, third level education, and/or post-graduate study, and also at their tutors and lecturers. http://ow.ly/UPGcf  “We need to develop learners who are skilled at personalising their learning, as the changing nature of knowledge means this is a fundamental skill for today’s workforce. Continue reading →

App Recommendations for Mobile Devices

Classroom Apps Find educational apps for iPads, Chromebooks, Androids and Laptops but first start with a learning objective in mind. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)… Fiona Harvey's insight: I love this. You can select what you want to do, which platform and then the apps are selected for you. There are some that are not there but it is a good starting point for people unsure what to do. Continue reading →