Learning Technology in the Curriculum Resources
These are an assortment of no-cost and low-cost technology resources I often reference during articles and workshops. A number of these have been used in my college introductory history course. I also reference some of them in my articles and webinars related to Universal Design for Learning.
resources for Learning Technologies
Directories of favorite instructional and learning technologies by others.
<Newly Updated> Directory of Learning Technologies Short description of learning technologies and web links to more information about them. All the technologies described during my articles and workshop are also located here plus many more. Some of these will fade away as new ones emerge to replace them.
Teacher Training Videos by Russell Stannard The videos are useful for the classroom and personal use. Mr. Stannard is a master teacher and created the most comprehensive set of video tutorials for many software programs useful in education. Visit this website and subscribe to his YouTube channel. He is the best.
Podcasting Resources. Website maintained by David Arendale focused on use of podcastings in the classroom.
Organizations related to instructional and learning technologies
The Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Group. They offer frequent webinars and other online resources.
Mobile Learning: Apps for Smartphones and Tablet Computers
Mobile learning includes smartphones, tablet computers, and projects at colleges promoting mobile learning.
UMN College of Education mobile learning project At the University of Minnesota, the College of Education provides a comprehensive website for resources, research studies, and product reviews.
Selected guide to educational apps for mobile devices At the Univ. of MN, the College of Education has a selected directory of educational apps along with video tutorials and other resources to help teachers and students to use them.
Directory of my favorite apps for iPad and iPhone by David Arendale This directory features 350+ personal/educational apps I use frequently or occasionally.
Directory of my favorite Apple TV apps by David Arendale This is my personal guide of my favorite apps I use for educational and personal use with my Apple TV.
This resource list includes creating and distributing eBooks, locating free or discounted eBooks, and eTextbooks.
Free eTextbooks and open educational resources At the Univ. of MN, the College of Education has collected a database of free eTextbooks based upon open educational resources. Often these ebooks are free and can be customized by anyone by adding or revising the content.
Apple Guide for Creating eBooks This 43-page guide illustrates how to use Apple’s Pages word processing software to take a document and turn it into an ebook. Similar principles can be used with Microsoft Word.
Overview for Making and Selling Your eBook The content is provided by a commercial company with good suggestions for self promotion of your ebook.
Converting a PDF into an eBook A simple process for taking any PDF and turning it into a simple Ebook..
A collection of resources about social media. See other categories such as "video tutorials" for items related to this category.
Social media comparison chart A comparison of features, strengths, and weaknesses of a larger variety of social media tools.
Commoncraft Videos on YouTube Related to Social Media The Commoncraft In plain English YouTube videos provide an engaging approach to demonstrating how to use computer software.
Podcasting Resources Resources related to audio and video podcasting. Includes favorite history podcasts I listen to for academic and personal reasons.
Social Media Today Website and Daily E-Newsletter Offered by Heather Mansfield, an international expert on social media of all types. She is the best.
Nonprofit Tech for Good: A social and mobile media blog for nonprofits Heather Mansfield, Author, Social Media for Social Good: How-To Guide for Nonprofits. Daily enewsletter, webinars, and books applicable for commercial, nonprofit, and education use.
Getting the Most Out of YouTube by Russell Stannard Tutorial by Russell Stannard on getting the most out of YouTube.
Downloading Videos from YouTube by Russell Stannard This tutorial by Russell Stannard illustrates how to download videos from YouTube.
Items related to best practices with web sites, resources for web sites, and other items.
Award winning learning assistance center websites Through an annual competition, more than 1,600+ from ten countries were identified based on stringent guidelines for best practices of web sites.
Criteria for Award Winning Learning Center Web Sites This is the criteria for evaluating learning center web sites for the annual recognition program conducted by LSCHE and the National College Learning Centers Association.
Monsters University website Based on the movie by the same name, the movie studio created a rich web site that provided examples of good features of effective educational websites. Plus, it is very smart and funny. The website is down but the videos are available through YouTube page dedicated to MU. Enjoy.
Create a Website in Five Minutes by Russell Stannard Google "Sites" has been significantly improved to allow you to create a very professional website integrating text, photos, and video in just minutes.
Research Studies on Learning Technologies
Collection of research studies and reports about learning technologies.
Technology as Distraction Research Study References This list of references about the distracting attraction of technology and social media was recently used with a manuscript under review about this topic.
Digital STORYTELLING Links
Resources for creating digital stories through Animoto, GoAnimate, and other software programs.
Directory of Resources for Digital Storytelling The directory provides instructions and examples for use of Animoto and other programs to create digital stories.
Examples of digital stories from my global history course These digital stories were constructed by me as the class instructor and my students in our college global history course.
Software programs like VideoANT and VidBolt allow users to add text annotation to videos for academic engagement and deeper critical thinking.
Directory of Video Annotation Resources This directory provides instructions and examples how to use VideoANT and other software programs to annotate video.