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81. Do You Speak Emoji?
by Kristi Reyes
Posted October 2019

Category:

Adult Basic Education

Description:

Are emoji just a passing fad? Or are they a scientifically-researched new vehicular language for the digital age?
82. Creating Virtual Reality Units and Interactive Images Using Thinglink
by Susan Gaer
Posted June 2019

Category:

Adult Basic Education

Description:

You may have seen photos of users with high-tech virtual reality goggles tuned out to the world and wonder what type of experiences can be had. By definition, users are immersed in a 3D world and virtual reality places the user inside the experience as opposed to just viewing it. With Thinglink, you can easily recreate these experiences for students who will view them using simple cardboard VR devices.
83. Promote Critical Thinking Skills with NewseumED
by Susan Coulter
Posted September 2019

Category:

Adult Basic Education

Description:

NewseumED is a free website belonging to Newseum, a museum in Washington, DC dedicated to news and history. The focus is on First Amendment rights and helping students develop critical thinking skills through thousands of lesson plans, videos, classes, digital artifacts, historical events and critical debates. NewseumED is a great way to build the critical thinking skills needed for our High School Equivalency students.
84. Simple Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark Video
by Kristi Reyes
Posted November 2018

Category:

Adult Basic Education

Description:

Adobe Spark Video is a free digital storytelling application for desktop computers and with apps for Apple products that lets users make videos that include photos, text, music, voice-over narration, and transitions using a wide variety of templates and themes. Students can easily and quickly make short videos for several different class assignments, including “About Me” introductions, presentations, personal narratives, explainer and how-to videos, multi-media portfolios, and more.
85. Keep Students' Attention: Delivering Interactive Lectures with Pear Deck
by Kristi Reyes
Posted May 2019

Category:

Adult Basic Education

Description:

Getting started with Pear Deck to create interactive lectures Web Based Class Activity...
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.