Workshop 'Mobile Learning – using iPads and Co. in education' on 15-16 March 2013 in Linz, Austria
The workshop "Mobile Learning - using iPads and Co. in education" was organised in the framework of the European project MEDEAnet. This website includes information about this event, short biographies of the speakers and the presentations and handouts used.
Weavly - video creation
Weavly is a free and easy to use video and music mixing browser app. It provides a simple drag and drop interface that allows users to search for, trim and combine tracks without leaving the website. Users can mix together video and audio from YouTube, Vine, and SoundCloud. Users can also add animated GIFs from Loopcam, Tumblr, and Imgur.
The best way to start creating a video is to perform a search for video content and, when you find a video clip that you like, drag it to the editor where you can adjust the start and end times of the clip. Then move on to adding sounds by search for sounds and draggin them to the Weavly editor where you can again trim the start and end times. Finally, you can add some animated GIFs by searching for them and dragging them into the editor. You can repeat all of these steps as many times as you like to create your video.
LibriVox - public domain books podcasts
LibriVox is a project which objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet (generally podcasting). It has a database-driven catalog where every podcasting project can be found using the search page.
Once you have found and clicked the link for a book/recording you want to listen to, there are several things to note about the individual catalog pages. Each catalog page contains a description of the book, and helpful links about the book and author. You can also find a link to an online source for the text, if you wish to read along.
You'll find that you can download files in several places. You can download the individual chapters by choosing 128kbps MP3, 64kbps MP3 (smaller file size), or the Ogg Vorbis files. You can also find a link to a zip file of the whole book at the top. Another option is to find the recording with !BitTorrent, but not all recordings have been seeded.
The first step before you listen is to get the audio files onto your own computer. Once you have found an audiobook that interests you, there are many ways to download the files, and save them onto your computer. Each chapter is offered in three (3) formats: 64 Kbps MP3, 128 Kbps MP3, and Ogg Vorbis.
The audio files are hosted by the Internet Archive (see http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/internet-archive)
It is a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.
Librivox contains books in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and a few other languages.
Wikiversity is a learning community which aims to further the discovery and distribution of knowledge by helping people to learn and to share learning resources. Users can use Wikiversity to find information, ask questions, or learn more about a subject, to explore knowledge through advanced study and research and also to share their knowledge about a subject with others by building learning materials.
Wikiversity is available in 15 different languages, with a different number of learning resources for every language, varying from a few hundreds to over 20k.
The library of learning materials is growing and contains materials of all types, including a wide variety of multimedia course materials. They are designed, not just for self-study, but also as material which can be used in your classroom.
Everyone can create and revise teaching materials. Anyone can participate in the learning activities. Everyone can take a course. Everyone can teach a course. There are no entrance requirements and no fees. All content in Wikiversity is written collaboratively, using wiki software, and everyone is welcome to take part through using, adding and discussing content.
Aufzeichnung des Webinars "Mind the App!" am Tag des Digitalen Lernens
Mind the App! is an exciting and innovative resource book which introduces teachers and their students to some
of the most useful and interesting web applications for language teaching and learning. Thomas Strasser, the author, talks about it in this webinar.
On this website, more than 20.000 creative commons licenced pictures can be found. Teachers can also contribute images themselves.
On this website, a large number of activities and Moodle courses to train students' digital competences can be found. An emphasis is put on perceiving ICT as a useful tool which can be used in many subjects.
In this link collection, a large number of free Moodle courses can be found. They are sorted by educational level and subject and are updated on a regular basis.
Werkzeuge für den Unterricht
In this link collection, little helpful tools for education are described. The list is updated weekly.
Kein Kind ohne digitale Kompetenzen
Until 2016, teachers and students have to be able to use new media in teaching and learning. Thomas Narosy discusses ways how to do this and how to bridge the digital divide.