This week in the class of 21st century technology in the classroom, Feb. 20th- 25th, we are learning about concept mapping. A concept map is basically just a diagram to descried the relationship between different concepts or things. The main reason people use concept maps is to keep everything organized in one given document. For example, In class we are creating a concept map of our family trees for one of our classes homework assignments. Here is a picture of my family tree I created as an example of a concept map…Family Tree
This week in class we learned about LMS and how to use it. Also this week we learned how to use zoom. Zoom is a website that people can log into and watch live streamed video. Zoom can be used for having online meetings, webinars, group messaging, or you could even watch live streaming video if you are not in a class. Zoom is also a cloud based system. You can use Zoom website or app on pretty much all your devices. It is a very efficient way to catch up on class work when you are sick or you just do not make it to class. Here is the web link to the zoom website. https://zoom.us/
In the class of technology for the 21st century classroom, we began our week by finishing up our lesson on how to correctly use Audacity. Audacity is a web program that effectively and efficiently helps you create voice recording. It has many features that can come in handy when tuning or improving better sound quality of your recordings. You can use these recording for a slideshow or any presentation you might wish.
Each student also created their own Diigo accounts. Diigo is a cloud based website that allows you to bookmark and do many types of other things through using it. The web page however is different from many other because it is cloud based which means you can share to any type of technology on demand. We tinkered with bookmarking a little bit in our Thursday class as well. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=how+to+use+diigo+in+the+classroom&&view=detail&mid=6CB42FC730A8E9FA03216CB42FC730A8E9FA0321&FORM=VRDGAR
So far in our 21st century technology class we discovered the AU One-Login Sign in. This gives all Anderson students to login to one account and find multiple account such as your Anderson email, canvas, your self service, and many more.
One very important login we almost learned about is call G-suite. G-suite is short for what is known as Google Apps for Education. G-suite is basically a Google email account that is linked to every Anderson students school email. You can save important files like music, word documents, or pictures. You also have access to google docs and google slides. These are just a free google version of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. You can also save your important documents on your google drive.
We also first Microsoft PowerPoint. Within class we learned how to insert audio recordings and overlap music from slide to slide. The purpose of this video assignment was to introduce yourself to the class by using pictures and the introduction questions given to us on our first day of class by our Professor.