I have started to attend to the MOOC ‘Design & Development of Educational Technology‘ provided by the MIT and leaded by Eric Kopfler from the Education Arcade lab.
Until the Unit 2, content is mostly theoretical, so it barely feeds my weekly digital posts 🙂
However, you are proposed to read some info about apps for teaching and learning, tips for serious games and how to handle with distraction among students.
Continue reading Weekly digital resources #18: apps for teaching, Serious Game and YouTube videos
I start a serie of blog posts to share notes I took when I attended the MOOC ‘Learn HTML5 from W3C‘. For this first post, you find the most relevant information given in the introduction part of this online course.
Unicorn is W3C’s unified validator, which helps people improve the quality of their Web pages by performing a variety of checks. Unicorn gathers the results of the popular HTML and CSS validators, as well as other useful services, such as Internationalization, RSS/Atom feeds and http headers.
The w3c cheatsheet
The W3C cheatsheet provides quick access to useful information from a variety of specifications published by W3C. It aims at giving in a very compact and mobile-friendly format a compilation of useful knowledge extracted from W3C specifications, completed by summaries of guidelines developed at W3C, in particular the WCAG2 accessibility guidelines, the Mobile Web Best Practices, and a number of internationalization tips.
The word ‘Internationalization’ is often abbreviated to ‘i18n‘. This is a widely used English abbreviation, derived from the fact that there are 18 letters between the ‘i’ and the ‘n’.
Localization is sometimes written as l10n.
As a content author or developer, you should nowadays always choose the UTF-8 character encoding for your content or data. This Unicode encoding is a good choice because you can use a single encoding to handle pretty much any character you are likely to meet. This greatly simplifies things.
Always declare the encoding of your document using a meta element with a charset attribute:
This weekly bunch of digital resources is quite eclectic. The awesome hongkiat.com website provides four UX methods to enhance Persuasive Design, and 12 free, beautiful and usable WordPress themes, which is still useful for many of us.
And for more analysis and reading, I share blog posts about Social Media and EdTech. First, slate.com gives some clues regarding how the Facebook Feed is implemented and, more important, who are its stakeholders. Second, @Rachelle Dene Poth writes about some tips and tools she uses to get connected with her students in a fluent way.
Continue reading Weekly digital resources #17: UX, WordPress, Facebook Feed
This weekly digital resources post is quite unusual because I provide only four links (however you know that less is more) and they concern topics I have almost never covered: quiz (in French, sorry 😛 ), multimedia (photos, videos, music) editors, Excel and Android apps.
Feel free to give feedback, post a comment with your resources, or ask for support, help or suggestion about digital stuff.
Continue reading Weekly digital resources #16: quiz, multimedia editors and Excel
The digital world is so wide: resources for this week regard eLearning, WordPress and mobile apps, so I have not done any coding during a couple of weeks now… Too bad, I was starting with Web Components thanks to the outstanding css-tricks.com website.
Continue reading Weekly digital resources #15: eLearning, WordPress and apps
I am very enthusiast about “learning“: how we learn, how we learn while playing video games, how digital reshapes the way we learn. Moreover, I had opportunities to teach different people, and I met many different learning profiles. My favorite ones are students: their spontaneous questions, curiosity and inventiveness make me… learning a lot.
Continue reading Guide for students: How to survive in a digital environment
However, there are other links about WordPress due to its new upgrade to version 4.4 “Clifford”, Android code editors, and it becomes an habit, a resource about eLearning.
Continue reading Weekly digital resources #11: web development, WordPress, eLearning
This week brings more digital resources than usual, in particular thanks to the awesome MOOC Learn HTML5 from W3C provided by edX.
Aside these resources for web development, you find links for various digital resources about eLearning, accessibility, Dropbox, search on Google.