Tools for Going paperless

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Going Paperless Tools

Tools for going paperlessJoanne ChenChinese InstructorIrvine Valley CollegeAug 15, 2013

Presentation ObjectivesTools for teaching paperlessTeachers will be able to implement paperless assignments in their classes

Paperless, too?Ladys Room

Why Go Paperless?Save paper, money, and timeMore efficient Organization materials betterCreating better learning environmentMobile learning Online teaching/learningSave space (Less file cabinets and shelves)Save time in line for making copiesBut, sometimes, paper is easier.

Paperless for Students

Less* My dog ate my homework* I do not have a pencil* No-name assignmentMoreFrom everywhere:Collaborating group work Accessing to class material Building digital portfolios

A paperless classroom What is it exactly? What tools do I need?What equipment do I need? Time and Expense Management

Conditions to consider1:1 computing (Language Lab)1:1 iPad or laptop Scanner / Camera Wireless internetDigital Textbooks and workbooks CMS (Blackboard), web site, blog, wikiE-mail & Google DocsWeb 2.0 Tools

CMS: BlackboardCMS (Course Management System) Online Course / Blended Learning AnnouncementAssignment / Worksheet Discussion Collaborative learningGrading, feedback Quiz / Test

E-mailE-mailing announcement and assignments Considering: Creating a class email account other than the instructors email to receive class assignments

Google DriveDocumentPresentation SpreadsheetFormAll docs can be embedded or linked to Blackboard

Post / Share / Edit / CollaborateSurvey / Presentation / Worksheet

Dropbox Dropbox.comSave all the documents in Drop Box folder and share with your students Storage space (2GB Free)


Evernote Organized with Evernote

Tool to capture notes, organize lesson plans, collaborate on projects, snap photos, etc. Automatically synced and made available on all the computers, phones and tablets you use, at home or at school.

Presentation Tools / ProjectsVoicethread Glogster -- online posterPrezi Flipbooks(Flipsnack) Slideshare (PPT)

Video Lessons

Window Movie MakerPhoto Story 3brainshark Animoto

Voicethread Upload Power point slidesAdd voice recording Lessons, instructional materials, projects, etc.Embed to Blackboard

IVC Mediasite Turn power point lessons into instructional videos

Projector Screen /Extra Monitor Using Projector Screen in the classroom An extra monitor next to the laptopRead document from the screen, not from printing

Reuse, Reduce, RecycleLaminating and paper cutter machine Reuse class materials: activities, games, flashcards, etc.Sort and save materials in the ziploc bags

QR Code Generator

Turn Text / URL / Contact / Phone Number /SMS to a QR Code. Save / Share or Post (HTML-Code)

To Read: use QR Reader app Smart Phone, iPhone, iPad

Scanner Scan document, photos, notes, receiptsSave to the Cloud(Dropbox, google docs, skydrive, etc.) Available on computers, tablets, mobile phones

IVC Mobile App

BlackboardDevices: iOS, Android, Blackberry and webOS smartPhone and iPadDropbox IntegrationMobile TestsPush NotificationsAnnouncementsGradesDiscussionsContentRoster

PDF Use a Scanner orSave document as PDF

Merge several PDF files PDF to iBook (on iPhone/iPad)PDF to Flipbook ( to authorstream ( )

iPad / Mobile apps Save Document in PDF => Open in iBooks - readAdobe Reader read / write /drawNotability read / write /drawGood Reader read /write /drawpdf-notes read /write /draw

AirServer PC