GlogsterEDU Projects for Students

October 15, 2011 in activity, education, Glog, Glogster, GlogsterEDU, google sites, interactive, Interactive Projects, Livescribe, Math Projects, online tools, poster, project, Teaching, Teaching Online, TechFriends(Geeks) by Sue Glascoe

CREATIVE ONLINE PROJECTS

Next week my students in my Math For Elementary Teachers class will be creating a Glog:  an interactive, online poster.   GlogsterEDU will allow them to create their Glog for free and publish it to their Google Website for the class.

I just finished creating a new Glog to show a few uses of the Livescribe smartpen in the classroom.  I plan on using this as an example when I teach them how to use GlogsterEDU.

Link to the Glog if you cannot see it above.

I will post some of their work when completed!

 

New Livescribe Connectors For OneNote and Google Sites!

August 3, 2011 in Connect, education, Evernote, Facebook, google, google docs, google sites, Livescribe, Livescribe Pencast Player, Mathcast, OneNote, online, PDF, Teaching, Teaching Online, TechFriends(Geeks), technology by Sue Glascoe

*Image taken from the Livescribe Facebook Page.

I downloaded the latest version of Livescribe desktop to try out the NEW connectors.   Livescribe just added Microsoft OneNote and Google Sites to their list of connectors!   Download the lastest desktop at:  http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/starthere 

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Here is a screenshot of a Google website I created.  You can use the launch-line feature and write the words “Google Site” (the pen recognizes the words you want pretty quickly – or you can make a short cut like “sites” for it)

 

Every time you sync a new pencast to Google Sites, it creates a new webpage on your site and embeds the playable pencast on the page.  You can rename and edit the page any way you would like after the pencast is uploaded.    What a great way to share a test key or answer student questions so all students have access to it!

The other new Connector is for Microsoft OneNote.   I have read a lot of feedback from folks REALLY wanting this connector.   Since I use Evernote (a LOT), I haven’t really played with OneNote, but this gave me the perfect excuse to crack it open and start playing!

After syncing your pen using the OneNote Connector, when you open up Microsoft OneNote you see two things:

1)  A rough screen shot of your pencast, and

2)   An embedded Pencast PDF file that holds the entire pencast (includes both synced audio and animation)

If you double click on the PDF file in the upper right, it opens Adobe (10 or higher) and shows you the actual animated pencast.   This pencast is still in your OneNote notebook, but can also be shared with others.

The PDF pencast comes with a player that allows you to play, stop and scrub through the pencasts as you want.

You do not have to use launch-lines to use the connectors – they also show up in a menu on the left side of your Livescribe desktop:

 

All you need to do is sync your pen and then drag any “page” from your notebook onto one of the connectors – and you are done!

I already use the other connectors all the time, now I have even more choices to make my life easier.

I am looking forward to being able to create a Google Website that houses all the pencasts I upload for my students, so I can just post the link to the website for my students, rather than having to embed each new pencast I make manually.    This update for Connect is extremely helpful for me and will save me a LOT of time this semester!!

Loving all the new updates from Livescribe as they listen in on what their users really need “now”.  I can’t wait to see what is next!

 

 

How to embed PDFs in Google Sites

March 6, 2011 in cybersalonaz, embed, embedding, google, google sites, PDF, pdfs, technology, tutorial by Devon Christopher Adams [@nooccar]

1. Upload PDF to Google Docs, make PUBLIC and COPY the LINK
2. Go to your Google Site, click wherever you want to embed pdf
3. Click on INSERT [all the way left]–> MORE GADGETS [very bottom of list]
4. In Gadget search box, search for “Google Docs Viewer”
5. Click on the top one (there should 2 that come up), then choose SELECT
6. In Document URL field, paste your PDF URL (from Google Docs) (I would unselect the boxes…)
[You can click preview if you want to see how it looks.]
7. Click on OK

While you’re still in “Edit Page” mode, it will look like a pale yellow box. SAVE the page to see it as they will.