Webjets is a free to use, online planner, storage space and notes making tool. It gives you a huge whiteboard style space which you can use to organise your notes, create mindmaps and store links to content. Working in a team? No problem! You can add collaborators to your board and even publish it via… Continue reading #550 Need to plan a project? Try Webjets
Yo Teach is a very quick and easy way of setting up a back channel/chat area for your students. You can have access to admin features that enables you to delete messages, create word clouds, set up voting, along with a host of other options! Take a look… Featured Image by Foundry Co from PixabayFeatured
GreatBigStory is a really high quality video library created by researchers at CNN. They have helpfully organised their videos into Channels and Playlists, (Check out Tech and Science for example) and they also have a really good search function to help you find content. The videos are super slick and make a great resource to… Continue reading #541 Sometimes you just need a GreatBigStory to illustrate your point….
Google VR tours is a really easy and accessible way to bring a VR experience into your classroom. It utilises Google street view to help you to bring locations to life. There are a number of different templates you can explore to get a sense of what you can do with this interesting tool. In… Continue reading #536 Can’t take your students on a field trip? Bring the field trip to them
ALTSpaceVR is a great place to explore virtual reality – you don’t even need a headset (although it’s a better experience if you have one!). They have a whole host of events you can attend for free, and you can even use it to host your own private meetings! Check out this one minute introduction:… Continue reading #529 Fancy VR? Don’t know where to start? Try AltSpaceVR
At Manchester Met we have a branded Kaltura video site called MMUTube. This Kaltura site integrates into our Moodle area and staff will often use the integration tool to add videos to their unit areas in Moodle…if you want a colleague to be able to publish one of your videos, a quick and easy fix… Continue reading #525 Need a co-editor on Kaltura? No problem!
A common complaint we hear from our academic colleagues, is how to manage a never-ending tide of student emails. In this #5MinuteReflection we cover some tips to help move students away from emails and onto more efficient communication methods. What are our students saying? Every year at Manchester Met, the TEL team conducts a thematic… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.