ePortFolios Assessed Activity 6.1

I have created a Linked In

accounthttps://www.linkedin.com/profile/guided?trk=registration&o=reg

My Google Site page

https://sites.google.com/site/richardsdigitallearning/

What is a ePortfolio? It is a online personal profile of a person which can be useful for other people to get to know you better and seek knowledge. Organisations will able to contact the person in question. You are able to put details of what you have achieved in your life, certificates, jobs, hobbies, interests and sports.

I have put a CV on my Google site page of what jobs I have done and other interesting activities.

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My Personal Learning Network Assessed Activity 5.1

What I have learnt is my PLN (personal learning network) that I have been learning from others that I socialize with. I have various ways to communicate with classmates from coarse and with other friends. I have Facebook, Twitter, cellphone with phone apps, Skype, a Google account. They are all useful to me.

With Facebook, Skype, and cellphone I can communicate with my classmates and get together to do assignments or ask for help on something. With Google drive I can actually collaborate with others on assignments and share with others my knowledge of how to do something. Also I can have my work stored in there this makes me feel I have a backup of my work just in case my original work was lost.  I have Twitter to link my learning to using the hash tags which is interesting. I had a Twitter account for awhile but barely use it.

I have recently started to using a blog page which I have never really tried out before. Blogging is actually interesting because I can store information where I can look at again. With WordPress or Google Blogger, I can create blog with ease. I can even put pictures other attachments attached to the blog. I can link interesting Youtube videos I find on Youtube. Youtube is another tool of learning as people can demonstrate and teach how to do things either computers, gaming, sports and etc. Anything you want to learn is there. I can also use Youtube to upload my own videos if I like.

Mobile apps I use like Snapchat I can communicate with others send pictures what I am doing or where I am. Say I am lost somewhere and I have data on my phone I can snap a picture to my friend to let them know where I am. You can also record a little video for them and share it to your friends. There are so many tools to use out there and there are more being developed for future use.

Skype is useful for video or video calling and you can use it for a group conference, gaming communication, chat to family have, a job interview and also you can send and share files on it. I have used skype for awhile. My old chat I use to use was MSN which is long gone now that was the ancient days.

I have noticed people are either shy or hesitant or not bothered to use these tools, they may feel uncomfortable using it, have personal and privacy issues. One of my friends say they don’t even need a smartphone and they prefer to use their dinosaur phone (old brick cellphone).

I have used Wikipedia multiple times to search for information, I have learn’t a lot of things from there either about musicians, famous people, countries, about computing and many other information. I can even edit or create a page if I wanted to on the Wikipedia as long as there is a reference siting back to some resource. I have learn’t more on abilities of editing from digital learning by tasks on the wiki educator site.

Here is a link to the wikieducator page where I have inserted my PLN map.

http://wikieducator.org/VirtualMV/Digital_Learning_Technologies/Networking/2015MyPLN#Add_a_drawing_of_your_PLN_here

Reflection

This diagram reflects on the use of my PLN and what tools I use for learning. The tools I use gives me more learning without them I think I would be more caveman wouldn’t know as much as I do about the world around. I have found it interesting and useful to have these options to learn from. If I wasn’t sure about something I go check it out online, Google it they say.

Here below is the PLN map

Richards_PLN

Developing course content Assessed Activity 4.1

I have made changes on Digital Technologies/Blogging page.

I have added Txt and images to the page. I have put little mini pictures of logos of the blogs/Microblogs under the Overview section. I also added Tumblr under the list of blogs.

In the Blog comparison table I have added added advantages and disadvantages of Google Blogger and added Tumblr and comparisons for it as well.

Here is the link to the wiki page that I edited http://wikieducator.org/VirtualMV/Digital_Learning_Technologies/Blogging#Overview

Skills for Teachers Assessed Blog Activity 3.3

Skills for Teachers First Reference

Basic

2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners

3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students

4- Exploit digital images for classroom use

5- Use video content to engage students

6- Use infographics to visually stimulate students

15- Understand issues related to copyright and fair use of online materials

19- Use note taking tools to share interesting content with your students

20- Use of online sticky notes to capture interesting ideas

Intermediate 

1- Create and edit  digital audio

7- Use Social networking sites to connect with colleagues and grow professionally

10- be able to detect plagiarized works in students assignments

13- Use and provide students with task management tools to organize their work and plan their learning

14- Use polling software to create a real-time survey in class

16- Use digital assessment tools to create quizzes

17- Find and evaluate authentic web based content

18- Use digital tools for time management purposes

Advanced

8- Create and deliver asynchronous presentations and training sessions

9- Compile a digital e-portfolio for their own development

11- Create screen capture videos and tutorials

12- Curate web content for classroom learning

Kharbach, M. (2012). The 33 Digital skills every 21st Century Teacher should have. Retrieved from

Second Reference

Basic

Word processing skills

Spreadsheet/database skills

Electronic presentation skills

Web navigation/search skills

Basic hardware setup/connectivity knowledge and skills

E-mail management skills

Basic multimedia design skills

File management

Downloading software from the Internet

Installing computer software onto a computer system

Videoconferencing skills

Computer-related storage devices

Knowledge of scanners

Custom Internet search knowledge

Educational copyright knowledge

Interest in technology

Flexibility

Patience

Intermediate

Website design skills

Digital cameras (still & video)

Computer network knowledge applicable to your school system

Knowledge of virtual/e-learning environments

Knowledge of PDAs, smartphones, etc.

Computer security knowledge and safe practices

Advanced

Basic troubleshooting skills (Is it plugged in?  Did you reboot? Yes? (for lols)

Implications of DLT in organisations Assessed Blog Post 3.1

Digital Learning Technologies in Polytechnic

Smart Board – Can interact and draw on them electronically this can help teach students visually and auditory. It is interactive you can tap to click on something like a electric button on the screen.

Cameras – Cameras are handy as students and lectures can communicate with each other from a different class e.g Gisbourne class. This is good as the lecturers can teach other students without being physically there for them.

WiFi – It is a wireless network, this is useful so that students and lecturers can use the internet with their own devices to search up resources online or work on assignments. A lot of places are using WiFi these days.

Business. In Cannon, Smart board. Retrieved 05:48, March 7, 2015, from http://www.canon.co.nz/Business/All-Products/Video-Imaging/SMART-Board

Brain, Marshall, Tracy V. Wilson and Bernadette Johnson.  “How WiFi Works”  30 April 2001.  HowStuffWorks.com. <http://computer.howstuffworks.com/wireless-network.htm&gt;  06 March 2015.