Press Review : Tools, tools, tools…

During students are in working progress for editing their web documentary, a Press Review concerning apps for iPhone and iPad about video and online social medias.

8 of the best iOS apps for shooting and sharing video—beyond Vine and Instagram – The Next Web



Let’s imagine you’re not toting a dedicated video camera or DSLR, but rather are using the the ever-present smartphone camera in your pocket. While you can always call on Instagram or Vine for shooting and sharing video, there are so many other cool video apps out there—some free, some costing a few dollars—that it’s worth broadening your field of view to include these eight innovative selections.



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A list of tools about curation as a simpler alternative to blogging
Simply put, content curation involves taking content from other reputable websites and using it to create a piece of information that is useful to your target audience. Typical examples of content curation would include top 10 lists that discuss the best blog posts or marketing campaigns of the year. Curation can also mean the act of using sentences or paragraphs from other writers.
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And here, an educational exemple’s padlet concerning First World war (in french):

How Teachers use wikipedia?

A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and secondary school students finds that digital technologies have become central to their teaching and professionalization. While teachers prohibit or restrict the use of Wikipedia to their students, they widely use in the preparation of their courses. As you say schizophrenic ?

The survey finds that the vast majority of AP and NWP teachers use search engines (99%) and Wikipedia (87%) to find information online. The latter is particularly notable, because both teachers and students mentioned in focus groups that teachers commonly bar students from using Wikipedia in their school assignments.  The survey also finds that almost all of the teachers surveyed use the internet “to do work or research for their job.” The specific ways these teachers use the internet as a tool for professional development and curricular ideas are discussed later in this report.

via Part II: Teachers’ Own Use of the Internet and Mobile Tools | Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Mobile/tablet or not mobile/tablet in the classroom?

Today two different news in two different ways present the use of mobile phone or tablets in classroom. 

USA : 73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities

More middle- and secondary-school teachers are using digital tools in their classrooms and professional lives, a new report says. A study by Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project released Thursday delves into teachers’ increasing technology use, but also expresses educators’ concerns about the digital divide.

Use of mobile technology dominates the learning process, the study finds. Seventy-three percent of teachers say that they or their students use cellphones in the classroom or to complete assignments. Nearly half of respondents use e-readers and tablets for teaching.

via 73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities.

Plan B: Too cool for school: 7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in education

Good technology always has an allure and iPads have tons of allure, but it’s an allure that appeals to adults not children. I can see a use for tablets with young children 3-9 and perhaps in special needs. Once beyond the basics of play, the iPad is a luxury that schools cannot afford. Neither are they desirable in terms of the type of learning that schools largely deliver. These initiatives are often technology and not learning-led.

via Donald Clark Plan B: Too cool for school: 7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in education.

What can you respond to Donald Clark? Which is your opinion?