Here is a great overview infographic we found at Edudemic.
The video below from folks at the University of New South Wales is talking about teaching online, but the wisdom being shared can be applied to all teaching.
If you are doing field work or work in larger groups that requires instant voice communication as well as the ability to instantly share text or photos in real time; you might want to check out Voxer. If you want to go social, Voxer will also integrate with Facebook and address book contacts.The app is available for both iPhone and Android.
If you are working with young adults and want to communicate timely information, here is one word of advise – TEXT.
According to Experian, U.S. smartphone owners aged 18 to 24 send 2,022 texts per month on average — 67 texts on a daily basis — and receive another 1,831. Read more at businessinsider.com
Creating opportunities for students and local residents to explore local history is a great way to learn while creating an appreciation for the places we live. If you are engaged in oral history, historical event research, or any type of project that seeks to create a greater sense of place; you might consider checking out Historypin.
Historypin lets you compare historical images to current Google Maps Streetview images. If you are looking to enhance historically-focused service-learning projects,the short video below might plant a few seeds in your head.
We are thinking about offering another webinar on the topic of service-learning in online courses. As I begin to plan, I would be interested to know what specific questions you have and what types of information you would find most useful. Feel free to respond by commenting at the bottom of this post.