Category Archives: Information management and sharing
Diigo is an online tool with which you can add a sticky note or highlight text on a webpage. If you visit that page in the future, those notes and highlights will appear on the page. The Diigo extension icon gets a red bookmark symbol added when you visit a bookmarked page, and yellow dots next to the scroll bar jump you to the location of your annotations.
One great use for Diigo is its integration with Google search.
Diigo is also coming out soon with an update to its browser on iOS for iPad and iPhone when it gets Apple approval’s.
Diigo operates on the freemium model. You can use it for free and save an unlimited number of bookmarks.
- Allows to create online bookmarks
- Allows to create online libraries
- Allows to create sticky notes when reading online
- Everyone (teachers,studends, proffessionals, etc)
PRECONDITIONS – FOR USING
Google Maps uses the power of the Google search engine to enhance the standard online maps application. Google Maps is the only site surveyed that readily allows users to search by keyword for points of interest, and its mapping service allows users to refine searches interactively. As a bonus, the site uses images from the popular Google Earth application to provide optional satellite views of locations around the globe. This is also the best site for viewing international online maps because it does not require complete address information. Google Maps is the easiest site to search for well-known locations like the Eiffel Tower by name.
- Easy to access to everyone, gives information for most locations.
- None, but if someone wants to save a map has to create a google account.
Edmodo is regarded as a social networking site for teachers and students. It provides a free and secure social learning space for a class to connect and collaborate. Teachers and students can post messages, discuss topics, assign and grade class work, and share digital content such as links, pictures, videos, documents and presentations.
The Edmodo website is actually very similar to the layout and functionality of Facebook , which immediately makes it familiar to most students. Accessible online and from any mobile device via free smart phone applications, Edmodo really does help promote anytime, anyplace learning.
- Its layout, similar to Facebook, creates a familiar environment to most users
- Is free to use and contains no advertising
- It provides a secure learning environment protected by built-in privacy controls
- Teachers can post messages for their students and students can post to the group
- Teachers and students can share content and materials including web links and videos
- Post classroom assignments, encourage discussions and track progress online
- Teachers can also grade assignments online providing convenient feedback
- Enables teachers to network with other teachers to share ideas and resources
- Users can connect via mobile smart phones and be updated with the latest posts
- It has a calendar feature which helps track assignments and events
- There can be co-teachers within a group which is great if you co-teach a class
- An account must be created with the distinction between teacher or student.
- Edmodo will provide a code to teachers to use it for creating groups.
- Students can join the groups without providing their email address only by entering the code number given by their teacher.
Khan Academy is a website where you can learn, or simply refresh your learning, in dozens of subjects, from algebra to economics to art history, it’s easily one of the most useful, educational, and eye-opening places online to learn. It offers a wide range of videos provided by instructors who are experts in their field of knowledge.
- Enrolled users can also access a “coaching” feature. Coaches are guides for learners, whether a parent, teacher, tutor, or study buddy. A coach can see a learner’s progress and suggest other lessons the learner should watch. Coaches and learners must mutually agree to the relationship, so there’s no worry that some unknown person will be able to see what you’re learning.
- Many subjects are available also in other languages than English.
- Effective online learning
- None, you can visit the website without signing up if desired so.
Vimeo is a video platform where all can upload their videos. There is a catch, though: “By submitting a video, you grant Vimeo and its affiliates a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license and right to copy, transmit, distribute, publicly perform and display (through all media now known or hereafter created), and make derivative works from your video for the purpose of (i) displaying the video within the Vimeo Service; (ii) displaying the video on third party websites and applications through a video embed or Vimeo’s API subject to your video privacy choices; (iii) allowing other users to play, download, and embed on third party websites the video, subject to your video privacy choices; (iii) promoting the Vimeo Service, provided that you have made the video publicly available; and (iv) archiving or preserving the video for disputes, legal proceedings, or investigations.” (Terms of Service, article 9.1)
Vimeo allows for users to comment on videos and to embed videos on third party sites (such as WordPress). The person who uploads the video decides on whether and how to make these options available. This person also decides who is allowed to view the video (Anyone, only me, only people I follow, Only people I choose, Only people with a password, Hide this video from Vimeo.com).
• Easily embedable
• Cooler, hipper option
• Design triggers more focus on the content
• Flip the classroom
• Info videos
PRECONDITIONS – TO ADD CONTENT
• Create a Vimeo account
YouTube is a video platform where all can upload their videos. There is a catch, though: “by submitting Content to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and YouTube’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service.” (Terms, art. 6C)
YouTube allows for users to comment on videos, to embed videos on third party sites (such as WordPress), for users to add it to their playlists and to give the videos thumbs up or down.
YouTube offers for those who upload videos the option to publish them for all to see or keep them private and only allow viewing by those who get sent an invitation link. Under specific conditions one can alo earn money with one’s uploaded videos. The default maximum length of an uploaded video is 15 minutes.
- Enormous audience – more than 1 billion unique users every 30 days
- Easily embedable
- Flip the classroom
PRECONDITIONS – TO ADD CONTENT
- Create a YouTube or Google account
Wikipedia is a crowd-sourced encyclopedia. It is a so-called wiki – an application that is created and edited by a large group of users. While initially the wiki was open to all nowadays some barriers are present selecting individuals who are allowed to create and edit content.
Wikipedia is the most used source of information by students. On the one hand this is a good thing – there is an easy access to information on almost any topic in a wide range of languages – on the other hand it is not: Wikipedia is not the final word on a subject but rather a good starting-point that needs to be critically reviewed.
• Incredible amount of information
• Information that is checked under a system of checks and balances
• Starting point for information gathering
• Critical attitude