Explain Everything Anywhere

Video Playing in Explain Everything
Video Playing in Explain Everything

A professor was presenting a paper in a distant international city. Her accompanying PowerPoint had some videos embedded.  She didn’t want to carry her laptop with her.  Would her IPad do the job?

There are many cloud-based ways to store and show a presentation, AuthorStream, SlideShare,  Google Drive for example, that would be accessible on your IPad.  You should definitely have one of those for a backup. But for true independence it would be best to have the complete presentation, videos and all, downloaded to your Ipad.  No internet needed.  Not even any electricity needed if you power up the IPad before the presentation.

eeEnter ExplainEverything, the little app that does big things. It’s a white board on which you can Import or draw pictures.  And it will import a PowerPoint presentation flawlessly. To top it off, you can insert a video file from your camera roll, DropBox or Google Drive and that too is saved to your IPad inside ExplainEverything.  Now you have everything in one place on your IPad. The presentation options are easy to use, including the ability to easily write on a slide.

You can rest easy knowing your presentation is in your hand.

2013 Academic Technology Institute

ati12-dws-lhTen KSC faculty have the opportunity to attend the USNH Academic Technology Institute this summer, May 28-31 (Tuesday, Noon – Friday, Noon) hosted by Plymouth State University. If you are interested in attending, please apply here: http://bit.ly/WB0Vsm. The deadline is Friday, March 22nd.

The theme for this year’s event is “Teaching and Learning in a ‘Connected’ Environment:  Engaging and Enriching with Technology.”

Participants will utilize a cohort model where faculty from related fields and from different campuses share educational strategies; as well as share in the learning and practicing of rich media techniques (video/image creation and editing, audio podcasting, etc.), using Open Educational Resources, and enriching pedagogical strategies.

Participants will leave with a renewed inspiration to address their courses with the insights gleaned from Institute sessions, including topics such as technology as the teacher’s tool (not the teacher’s taskmaster), assignment design, (rich media) assessment strategies, and related technological issues pertinent to professors in the 21st Century.  All KSC participants will be given funds for a laptop of their choice.

This year’s speakers are free culture advocate Jessamyn West (http://www.librarian.net/); self described EduPunk and ds106 MOOC originator, Jim Groom (http://jimgroom.net/about/); and researcher, futurist, and author of The New Digital Storytelling, Bryan Alexander (http://www.nitle.org/about/bios/alexander.php)


KSC 2012 participants were: Elizabeth Dolinger, Lisa Hix, Darrell Hucks, Craig Lindsay, Ted Mann, Niall Moran, Tanya Sturtz, Craig Sylvern, Debra White-Stanley, and Susan Whittemore.

KSC 2011 participants were: Leigh Corrette, Jen Ditkoff, Bill Fleeger, Dick Jardine, Kathy Johnson, John Lund, Allyson Mount, Celine Perron, Nancy Ritchie, Barbara Ware.

Jenny Darrow (jdarrow@keene.edu) and Jeff Timmer (jtimmer@keene.edu) serve on the USNH ATSC and can answer any question you may have.

ATI is funded by the USNH Long Range Technology Plan.

Announcing Teacher Education Video Series Premiere and Faculty Spotlight Video

In early November 2012, Professor Nancy Lory stopped by CELT to request assistance with a potential video project having to do with the Teacher Education program at Keene State and the neighboring Marlborough Elementary School. About a week later, the project was underway, led by Dr. Lory and CELT’s resident Rich Media Specialist Ivy Roberts. Video production took place and interviews were conducted over the next few months.

Keene State College Apprentice Teachers took FlipVideo cameras into the Marlborough School classrooms and, while teaching lessons and managing play time, recorded their experiences to share it with a larger audience.

The project website was launched in December, and video post-production began in January 2013. Continue reading “Announcing Teacher Education Video Series Premiere and Faculty Spotlight Video”