Ciencia, colores y DIVERSIÓN. Erupciones de arcoiris.

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Acá te mostramos una manera sencilla de motivar a tus pequeños genios a realizar un experimento de ciencias que amen. Para despertar la creatividad en tus pequeños estudiantes y mantenerlos llenos de pasión por aprender cada vez más, este experimento que se realiza simplemente con bicarbonato de sodio y vinagre les va a encantar. Cualquier experimento que produzca una erupción siempre se encontrará entre los favoritos dentro de esas pequeñas mentes. La mejor parte, es agregar colores y lograr unas erupciones libres de vinagre que reflejen tu propio arcoiris.

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How To Use Evernote for Your Eliademy Course

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“Remember everything”. Sometimes seems like a very complicated thing to do, when you manage your personal, academic and professional life at the same time. Nowadays, remembering everything has turned into a much easier task, thanks to the proliferation of software applications and programs, especially one of the best at the moment, Evernote.

So how can a note-taking application and archiving service be used within an online classroom platform like Eliademy? Actually it’s very simple. Students can use this as a fundamental tool to take notes including images in the classroom or during spare time. Such notes can then be uploaded as a response to tasks assigned by a teacher. Such important information will be accessible anywhere and you can take them with you wherever you go, through your mobile devices.

This  post will show you how to properly use Evernote for your Eliademy course. In this case and as an example, we will use the desktop version of Evernote.

To get started, login to Eliademy and click the “Notes” icon shown in the image below. Sign in to Evernote and you should have your images, text, clipped sites and so on synced to Eliademy. What you can simply do as a student is to respond to a task assigned to you on Eliademy by copy-pasting a note from Evernote. This way, it will be easier for you to respond to course tasks if you keep your notes with you all the time.Evernote for eliademy 1

For instance, you might have taken notes, saved images, clipped websites as you gather materials for a course task. Simply copy all the information and paste as a response to your task on Eliademy as shown in the image below.

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Now, with all the content you need for the task posted, click on the option “Submit” to submit the task to your teacher or instructor.

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You have just completed a task by just working with your notes!

Technology keeps changing, and we keep changing with it. As we work hard to provide you the best tools and latest trends education technology, feel free to innovate the way you teach and learn.

Yours

Jose Arias

Improve the way you manage your free online Eliademy course: create online forms to keep it organized and effective with Wufoo.

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When we create a course or we are in charge of a Project, it is very important to get a feedback from all those people who trusted us to provide to them a product, service, conference, course or subject. Wufoo arrives to the market with the goal of satisfying this latent need to always give the best quality to our clients, users or customers, facilitating the easiest and most practical way to elaborate form or surveys to measure the acceptance level from people, receiving notifications, different designs, among other features that make this program relevant compared to the other ones in the market. When you create a course in Eliademy, you open the door for a whole new way to impart and receive knowledge between the educator and the apprentice, whereby, having the option to get the opinion, review or feedback from those who enrolled into your course it’s very important to correct your weaknesses and step up your strengths, this way we can offer a better quality in our next classes, building a better reputation that will allow us to reach even more people to educate as time goes by. How can we mix these two platforms? Here is a brief demonstration that will help you to understand a little bit better. NOTE: you should have an Eliademy and Wufoo account to be able to do this process.

1. Click on “new form” showed on the home page of your profile.

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2.Choose the features of your preference to make the form. For this example, we will create a very simple one. Each option inside the “standard” category provides you different designs to create your questions and the answer options. If you wish, you can also add a text paragraph to allow the people to express freely through their own words about the information you want to get.

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3. Once you’re finished, click on “Save form”

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Congratulations! You just created your own form to get the information you want from people. Now, Wufoo also offers you the “reports” option, allowing you to visualize the results of the survey once it’s finished. With just 4 easy steps, you can create a preview of how the results will look.

1.Click on the “reports” option on your homepage.

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2. Click on “new report”

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3. Fill the information in a very quick and simple way about the preview of your report, this will be shown once the information from the survey is obtained. Thanks to this option, you are adapting the design of the form according to your needs.

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4. Click on “save report”

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5. To integrate this survey into your Eliademy course, click on “code” to get access to the links.

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6. Go to your Eliademy course, to the part where you add the content, and putt he link on the “resources” section, adding a brief description, inviting students to fill the survey once they’re finished with the class.

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Congratulations again!  You have completed your first form for your course in Eliademy. Never forget the importance of a survey. It determines the quality of your teaching, the content you provide and the way you evaluate and communicate with your students or apprentices. This method will help you to become the best on your work field. To start innovating the way you educate, visit www.eliademy.com and www.wufoo.com Your only limitation is your creativity and the effort you put into innovating and integrating different tools or applications to your work environment. Be creative, change begins within.

Engage your class in Eliademy with the use of videos

Creating video projects and presentations are quite popular nowadays. The use of video in the classroom is an effective resource since it enhances the students’ memory and allows them to see the actual event or process.

Animoto is a web application that provides a simple way to incorporate video clips, images, text and music into a short digital video wherein you can share online.

Videos are one of the best supplementary tools in class and as an educator communication through the use of video is very powerful and engaging. There are different ways in which teachers use videos in the classroom and here are pointers on how to use Animoto alongside your classes in Eliademy.

 

1. Go to www.animoto.com and sign up or log in to your account

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2. Click on create to start the video making process.

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3. Choose your preferred style. There are a lot of styles to select from so pick out one that is suited to your presentation.

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4. Then you are directed to the editing page wherein you can opt to change your current style, add photo, video and texts.

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5. By clicking “Change Style” this window pops out and lets you choose another style.

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6. By clicking “Add Pics and Vids” this window opens and you can choose to upload images and video clips from your computer, Facebook, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, SmugMug, Instagram and Animoto’s own image and video clip library.

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7. By clicking “Add Text” this window comes out enabling you to add a title and subtitle to your video.

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8. Once images and videos clips are placed in the editing box you have an option to have them on spotlight, rotate, duplicate or delete. You can review what you have created by clicking on “Preview Video”.

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9. The “Preview Video” function lets you view what you have done if you’re finished you may click on “Produce” to export the video.

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10. Once the video has been exported you can share it in social media and in your class in Eliademy. Just click on “more”.

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11. Then click on “Copy to clipboard”

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12. And paste it in your class in Eliademy for your students reference.

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The use of video in education are valued greatly since this can engage students, spark a conversation and bring lessons to life. Teachers can utilize videos through recording class presentations, video projects, instructional videos, video blogs and compiling online videos to supplement the class; these are just some of the myriad of uses of videos in education. This is your time to create, innovate and use your ingenuity on how you can step-up your students’ learning in Eliademy be it with the use of videos or other tools.

Make learning in Eliademy more interactive through screencasts

Creating interactive tutorials, making engaging class presentations and “flipping” has become a popular and useful approach in education, enabling students to maximize their learning experience by hearing and seeing lessons firsthand.

Screencast-O-Matic is a free Java-based web application that can be used to create screencasts on your computer. The application allows users to create recordings of screen activity with audio.

If as an instructor, you would like to ensure your students understand different concepts by showing a step by step description through a video, here are tips on how you can integrate Screencast-O-Matic in your classes on Eliademy.

1. Click on “Start Recording” to begin.

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2. A frame will appear and everything inside the frame will be recorded. You can resize the frame using the squares at the corners and you can drag the whole frame by placing the cursor on the broken line.

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3. The set-up toolbar allows you to record, check the audio device and level, choose the recording screen size, enable webcam use and delete the current screencast.

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4. Once you’ve press record, the screen will have a countdown before starting with the screencast.

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5. The recording tool bar enables you to pause the recording, check the audio level, monitor the recording time, restart the current screencast and finish the current project.

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6. When you are done with your screencast you may review and publish it. There are 3 different ways to publish the screencast.

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7. When publishing via Screencast-O-Matic you are given a link wherein you can access the screencast.

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8. Place the link of the screencast in your class on Eliademy. If you published on Youtube, it looks even better as you can upload the video as an embedded content.

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Educators are using screencasts to flip the classroom, record lectures, step-by-step tutorials, provide demonstrations, virtual class presentations, give feedback on students coursework, capture a video stream for the class and even create assignments that requires the student to make a screencast.

Using Screencast-O-Matic alongside Eliademy is just the start of the numerous possibilities brought about learning in the digital age. There are more applications that can supplement the use of Eliademy, making learning easier and more interactive.

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Power your online classroom on Eliademy with a live or recorded podcast

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As part of our commitment to supporting you with tools that will improve your online classroom instructions, here is one of those tools we will be bringing to you in the weeks ahead. Spreaker is a tool  that makes communication between an instructor and a learner more effective through live or recorded podcasts

With Spreaker, You can create your own podcast put them in a website and promote them through any media. It’s like having your live or pre-recorded 30 minute long radio show, available on the web. And this can be used in the classroom as well. So how do you integrate Spreaker into your course on Eliademy? Let’s go through this one after the other.

As an instructor, you can make live recordings for students as content material for a course. Spreaker offers this service to allow the creators such as an instructor of a course on Eliademy to record a 30 minute live session or broadcast. Here is a quick demonstration of how to do it:

Note: You must have an account on Spreaker and Eliademy to be able to do this.

1. Click on the Broadcast option to create a live session.

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2. Write the tittle of the Broadcast and click on “Next”. It also specifies the websites where you can share the information after you finish.

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3. Click on the button shown on the picture to start recording live. You also have other features to make your recording more fun and adapted to your needs. To share the broadcast, click on Share URL, on the upper right corner.

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4. Attach the link as content material on your Eliademy course. If it is a live podcast, inform the students the day and the time the broadcast will be recorded live. If it is a recorded podcast, just upload as a material available anytime and anyplace. You can also add a brief description of the content so it will be easier to find among the rest of the material.

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The good news is that students can also create their own podcasts if required by the teacher as a response to a task, for instance a language communication class.

The use of such tools as Spreaker with Eliademy is only limited by the user’s ingenuity. So be creative, discover and enhance learning on Eliademy with even more tools.

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