Tag Archives: layer

Annotation Tools – Resource for college instructors

I have not written about layering opportunities for some time. I just encountered a site focused on the use of layering tools in college classes – Annotation Tools. The site offers several different categories of information – tool descriptions, ideas … Continue reading

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Preview – Turbonote

I read somewhere (The Content Trap) that content providers focused on something new should offer information in stages. The first stage involves alerting followers to what is now available. A later stage would involve a full description and analysis. This … Continue reading

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Question Stems

I like question stems. Stems are helpful to educators as reminders of the different kinds of questions they might ask and stems can be offered to students as a way to help them generate ways to evaluate their understanding and … Continue reading

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OER – an overview

“Free is good” (Bethany Ray) – a recent Edutopia article – provides a nice explanation of OER (open educational resources) for the novice. The explanation argues the benefits of OER in contrast to commercial materials and suggests OER provides educators … Continue reading

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Public highlighting and annotation

My personal take on tools for adding various types of annotations and prompts to existing online resources has emphasized the educational potential for teachers and students. I see these tools as ways to convert information resources (web pages, online video) … Continue reading

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DocentEDU is now InsertLearning

When you write about educational technology, you put in a permanent form descriptions of a moving target. In writing about the possibilities of Layering educator/designer guidance on online resources, I have selected several key examples and one of these services … Continue reading

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Web annotation now has a standard and why it matters

The opportunity to highlight and annotate the web pages of third parties has been available for some time. Such consumer additions offer advantages in education and for the concept of the participatory web. The limitation of what has been available … Continue reading

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