Thinglink is a website and app that can be used to create interactive images. Teachers can upload images, and tag them with Rich Media Tags (RMTs) that can be clicked/hovered over to reveal additional text, images, links, videos, and audio, to allow students to explore images and related information.
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 730 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.
Click here to see the complete report.
I worked through the first module, and the simulation. In terms of content, I do have a good idea about terminology and personal cybersafety, but the simulation was interesting. ICT and, in particular, online interactions, really change the landscape for children – especially adolescents. While younger children are usually closely supervised and more likely to ask an adult for help, children from around 9 seem to be interacting online with less supervision. Couple that with increasing desire to have friends and fit in, and there are obvious potential for problems. This module gave an interesting perspective of the interactions and decisions children/teens make every day.
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An interesting discussion came up on the Week 8 learning path for our course – whether reblogging is ethical, prompted by a post from a former student. It’s an interesting question, and one I hadn’t considered.
In case you are unaware, reblogging is an action where a blog author takes content created by another person and posts it on their site, with a comment from the reblogger and a link to the original content. This sounds a lot like plagiarism, and the defining factor (that I can see) that differentiates content stealing with reblogging is the attribution; sites like WordPress and Twitter (a micro-blogging website that allows user to ‘retweet’) have a formal ‘procedure’ that creates a link back to the original author. A formal reblog using the available button also notifies the original author when someone else reblogs or retweets their work.
(Reblogging shouldn’t be confused with the ‘Press This’ button, which allows you to take snippets of content but doesn’t create a link to the original post or notify the original author).
I re-blog often, using the button that WordPress provides at the top of each post. I usually choose to reblog when Read the rest of this entry
I think that the SAMR model is important to keep coming back to (which is why I keep doing it!). I’m about to start my second week of prac, and as I (try to) plan ICT-rich lessons, I have to keep considering the ICT that I use.
In an afternoon of procrastination on Pinterest (follow me if you like! Haha!!) also found this website which goes into the SAMR model. Go have a read, and bookmark it, because it’s a little bit fantastic!
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