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Hazel Owen's Blog – January 2014 Archive (6)

Universal Design for Learning: How about adding voice comments to Google Docs?

Nigel Bailey recently jogged my memory about one of the functions of Google Docs that I had heard about but had not really tried out: An app that enables you to leave audio comments on Google Docs.

Thinking about Universal Design for Learning, this could be another tool…


Added by Hazel Owen on January 30, 2014 at 16:07 — No Comments

Wifi has a negative impact on health: Discuss!

For every sizeable innovation there are detractors and advocates. Think, for example, the television in the late 1950s, 60s and 70s. When it initially became available and affordable for many people, was going to open up education for the world (think Open University programmes from the UK, and the City Colleges of Chicago in the US). On the other hand,…


Added by Hazel Owen on January 25, 2014 at 11:31 — No Comments

Co-Creative Inquiry and Learning

Many of you will be familiar with inquiry learning in its many shapes and forms, and a lot are probably using inquiry learning with students.

Ksenija Napan has created two alternative forms of…


Added by Hazel Owen on January 22, 2014 at 22:43 — No Comments

Resources from the ePortfolios Australia 2013 Forum and Workshop

Kindly shared by Allison Miller, are these excellent ePortfolio resources from the …


Added by Hazel Owen on January 16, 2014 at 9:09 — No Comments

Reading deeply: A Sociocultural approach to an audio-visual 'text'

The video shows the stages of an activity that is designed to develop students' critical reading of text, in this case of a cultural, audio-visual text (see the full blog post and description here:

Alternatively, a traditional, printed text could be…


Added by Hazel Owen on January 10, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

More or less human? We are all cyborgs now (Amber Case)

Image representing Amber Case as depicted in C... Image by Kris Krug (used with permission) via CrunchBase

This video…


Added by Hazel Owen on January 9, 2014 at 8:30 — No Comments

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