Friday, October 5, 2012

Street View Comes to Google Maps in Mobile Browsers

Yesterday, Google made Street View imagery viewable in Google Maps on your mobile browser. Now you can experience Street View imagery on your iPad, Android tablet, and mobile phone. To access Street View imagery in your mobile browser zoom-in on a location then click on the "Pegman" at the bottom of your screen.

Applications for Education
Street View in mobile browsers could be useful in 1:1 iPad environments in which students don't have ready access to computers. While Street View isn't a replacement for actually seeing places in person, it is a better way than flipping through static pictures for students see places they're studying in geography classes.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ten Common Challenges Facing Educators

Below you can find the slides for the keynote presentation that I gave this morning at the fall Tech Leadership Symposium on the campus of Bowling Green. I've given this presentation quite a bit over the last eighteen months and each time it's a little different. Please contact me if you're interested in having me deliver this keynote or another one at your school or conference. My Making Learning Collaborative presentation is becoming quite popular too.

(The blank slides are videos that I removed before publishing in order to honor the copyright of people who gave me permission to use their videos in in-person presentations only).

Google Across the Curriculum

This morning I gave a short presentation on some of the key functions and uses for Google products in K-12 schools. The slides with links to practice activities are embedded below.

24/7 Learning - Creating Online Hubs

This afternoon I gave a short talk about tools and practices for creating effective classroom blogs and websites. While you can't see the speak notes on these slides (I rarely use speaker notes, I prefer to memorize and or improvise if needed) you can grab the links to some tutorials and activities that are included in the slides.

Best of the Web 2012 - Updated Again

This morning I had the privilege to give three presentations on the campus of Bowling Green State University. One of the presentations that I gave was an updated version of Best of the Web 2012. Some things in it are the same as the last time I gave it in March, but there are some new things added and old things taken away. Check it out below.