Miscellaneous apps for the classroom

Resources for digital storytelling or digital poetry: http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/original/kit http://www.piclits.com http://languageisavirus.com/visualpoetry Twine http://twinery.org   Music apps: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/ (As a science teacher, can be useful to explain waves and oscillation)   Virtual reality Google Earth VR Google resources for Education using VR:  https://edu.google.com/products/vr-ar/expeditions/?modal_active=none Advantages of using VR in the classroom: Presence of …

Data safety

Reminder for teachers : update your Facebook privacy settings so your info remains private, especially from your students. Netflix – The Great Hack. Documentary on Cambridge Analytica, and how some influence groups and think tanks use social media to influence elections and domestic policies of foreign countries. “Reply All” podcast …

Youtube for education (by a fellow French teacher):

Notes from an in-class presentation: youtube.com/education Has content that has been vetted classroom-appropriate. For learning languages, allows the students to hear the proper accent, and pay attention to different accents. Benefits of teaching with videos (short of physically travelling to the country): Immersion, Cognition, Motivation How to incorporate Youtube in …

Video and audio editing

Rich McCue manages the University of Victoria Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons. He put together some straightforward tutorials to get started on audio editing and video editing. They are available under a Creative Commons licence: Introductory Workshops for Video Editing, Audio Editing, & Screen Capture  

Copyright? Can I use this material in my blog or in my class?

Many materials are copyrighted. They cannot be used freely, for example in a blog post or in a classroom. There is some tolerance regarding the partial use of copyrighted material in such environments, but they are not always clear. They might leave room to interpretation, and you end up forgetting …