In OneNote kan je natuurlijk tekst én foto’s in je notities gebruiken. Als je een foto plaatst in OneNote dan zal het programma in de achtergrond alle tekst op de foto “lezen”. Da’s handig, want wanneer je later zoekt door je notitieboeken, dan zal OneNote rekening houden met de woorden op de foto’s.… Visit the author's original post
Sway is a new tool from Microsoft that is somewhere between a presentation tool and a web design tool. It’s completely webbased and focussed on ease of use. Even without any design skills you can make stunning webpages and presentations. They look great in every browser, from the smallest smartphone to huge desktop screens.
My Instructional Design professor Colpaert once said during his lecture:
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Every tool that needs a manual or take more then five minutes to figure out, is a bad tool.
OneNote is a free Microsoft program that helps to keep track of your notes. One of the many interesting features is the automatic addition of a source when you copy past a piece of text from a website. Unfortunately this only works in OneNote. I would love this feature in Word!! Another limitation is that it doesn’t work for images witch is very strange to me.
It would be great that Microsoft would focus on enhancing this feature, by supporting it in Word and for images as well.… Visit the author's original post
Bill Nye The Science Guy shows an experiment on how air pressure works in a “flipping the classroom-movie”. I saw it on sophia.org, a website that wants to help teachers and students to learn by using the flipped classrooms principle. But if this one movie is representative of the rest, I am quite concerned about the quality of our education.
Flipping the classroom is NOT about video!
The movie looks fantastic. You can notice that Bill Nye is professional presenter and he has perfect skills to entertain .… Visit the author's original post
For weeks I’ve been writing and re-writing the same blog post about ICT at school. Because how you can I formulate a call to use more ICT, while you making clear that it is actually NOT about the technology. How can a nuance that the we must be cautious about the commercialisation of education, without putting brakes on ICT investment
Tablets don’t make you any smarter
If I have to believe the media, “tablet or laptop schools” have removed all books and paper and only work with their 1:1 devices.… Visit the author's original post
It felt like it was the first day of school when I traveled to Brussels to for the first time on monday. My first day of work in the impressive buildings of the Ministry of the Flemish Community instead of our small office in Ghent. After long negotiations it’s finaly official: KlasCement is now part of the Agency of Education Commounication. Now the project I have worked for, since over thre years in one of the official projects next to Klasse (a magazine for teachers published by the government), Maks and Yeti (magazines for all Flemish speaking children at schools), and more.… Visit the author's original post
A while ago I got an invitation to attend a “Virtual Academy” about App-development. We would use the Touch Develop platform by Microsoft to get an idea of what development is and to invent an app ourselves. Curious as I am I took on the challenge. The fact that the best app-proposals will be developed with the help of Microsoft developers helped to convince me as well.
Programming with Touch Develop
The programming course consisted of three online lessons of the Belgian Peli The Halleux that thaught a group of European teachers from the Microsoft HQ in Seattle.… Visit the author's original post
Tablets, passing the hype
No, I’m not going to rant again about about what I think of tablets in the classroom. Since an article in Klasse (an educational magazine run by the government that is spread to all teachers in Flanders) where advised, I’ve been asked this question a thousand times:
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Should I buy iPads, Android tablets or wait on the Windows tablet?
The ten commandments for a TED-talk tell speakers what makes a good TED talk. Use Humor, tell a story instead of a dry presentation, don’t sell from the stage. Nothing surprising at first sight. But maybe there is something to be learned for creating a teachmeet or edcamp session?