Elizabeth Gentry's Blog – August 2012 Archive (3)

Google Apps

Google apps is a really neat tool that I think can help me as an educator.  I can use it to have students collaborate on assignments.  It is an efficient way for multiple people to work on one assignment.  It eliminates checking email and attaching documents.  Since it is a live application, it is automatically saved and updated so that anyone with access can view immediately.  I think that the work processing and the presentation features would be the most beneficial for students to use for…

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Added by Elizabeth Gentry on August 23, 2012 at 8:13pm — 1 Comment

Free/Open Source Courses

 

I attended parts of a course titled AMST 246:  Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner from open source courses at Yale University.  I thought it was a pretty neat learning experience.  The course offers a complete syllabus which includes information about the professor, a description of the course, texts for the course, requirements (participation, short paper, term paper, and final exam), and the grading criteria.  There is also a link where you can purchase the required books for…

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Added by Elizabeth Gentry on August 18, 2012 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Before beginning this learning topic, I was not aware of the many areas of education that virtual reality (VR) is being implemented in.  I was surprised to find out how frequently it is used.  When I thought about the applications of virtual reality in the classroom, I did not see many.  Now I realize that there are a ton of opportunities to educate using VR.  The primary application appears to be for science and math concepts and most of the research I came across looked at VR at the post…

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Added by Elizabeth Gentry on August 4, 2012 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

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