Traditional and digital approaches

Introduction

This is a table looking at traditional classroom practice and potential digital alternatives. I have included software tools (proprietary, open source/free (FOSS) and Web 2.0) I am going to link these through to the websites, so if you are adding to this please make it a link.

Traditional and Digital

These are tools that can be found on a Windows, Mac and iOS Platforms. Some of the tools are free and others are purchased.

Caution: While many tools are offered free of charge initially, these have the basic function set and the more powerful and useful tools are often in app or in program purchases.

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Traditional Approach
Digital Alternative
Software Tools (Italics Opensource or free version)

Note taking - Hand written notes

Brainstorm, Text entry tools and word processing software (see Bloom's & Graphical Organisers)
Mind mapping tools - Inspiration, kidspiration, smartideas, Cmap, Freemind,Thinkingmaps Gliffy - http://www.gliffy.com/ Flowchart - Draw Anywhere - http://www.drawanywhere.com/examples.aspx - Mind mapping - MindMeister - http://www.mindmeister.com Compendium
iPAD- ithoughts-HD, SimpleMindX, Whiteboard HD, iBrainstorm, Noterize
Word processing tools open office, StarOffice writer, Wordperfect, MS Word,Abiword, Notepad, one-note, Adobe Buzzword, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com
Primarypad - http:/primarypad.com
Collaborative Note taking - Wall Wisher - http://www.wallwisher.com
iPAD iWorks Pages, Notes, Noterize (edit PDF files), quickoffice, scribble pad, chapters, onenote, go Docs, concepts, Educreations, evernote, Notes mibile
See Also Diagrams and Flowcharts
Stylus Text entry: Tablet PC's - Windows Journal, Text recognition software on PDA's, iPhones, Touch etc. Graphics tablets, Livescribe pens
Blogging tools - Blogging and Microblogging tool - these are excellent tools for taking notes.
Posterous - http://posterous.com http://www.blogger.com http://edublogs.org Wordpress - http://wordpress.com
Microblogging tool - http://twitter.com
eBook Creation tool - MYEBOOK - http://www.myebook.com, iBook Author

Diagrams, Mind maps, Graphical organisers and Flowcharts -

Butcher paper diagrams, flowcharts etc
Flowchart, mindmapping software
Flowchart - Gliffy - http://www.gliffy.com/ Draw Anywhere - http://www.drawanywhere.com/examples.aspx -
iPAD - Whiteboard HD, iBrainstorm, Adobe Ideas, ithoughts-HD SimpleMindX, Whiteboard HD, iBrainstorm, inspiration, poplet
Mind mapping - MindMeister - Bubbl.us, Gliffy, CMap Tools, Skrbl, writeboard , inspiration, kidspiration, VUE Visual Understanding Environment, Mind Manager, Freemind, Microsoft Visio, smartideas, MindMeister, Compendium
Create a graph - http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
Diagram designer (freeware, windows, installed) Creately (online diagram designer)
Argument mapping - AMAP - http://www.amap.org.uk Compendium

Formal writing

Word Processing software Desktop publishing software
Online Publishing
Word Processing - StarOffice writer, Wordperfect, MS Word, Abiword,, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com, AJAXwrite, Open Office, Notepad, Adobe Buzzword
Primarypad - http:/primarypad.com
IPAD iWorks Pages, Noterize, Notes,quickoffice, chapters, scribble press, Notetaker HD, GoDocs, Bookcreator
Desktop Publishing - Microsoft Publisher, PagePlus, Adobe pagemaker, scribus Pages, Quark Express
iPAD iWorks Pages, templates for pages
Online Publishing - www.lulu.com/ http://www.mixbooks.com
eBook Creation tool - MYEBOOK - http://www.myebook.com
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize Nota Adobe Buzzword

Drafting process

Word Processing Software
Word Processing - StarOffice writer(review tool), MS Word,(review tool), Abiword, Notepad, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com, AJAXwrite, Open Office,Adobe Buzzword
Primarypad - http:/primarypad.com
iPAD iWorks Pages
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize Adobe Buzzword
Collaborative Note taking - Wall Wisher - http://www.wallwisher.com

Formal Communications.

E.g. Letters
Electronic mail and Word processed documents
electronic mail -Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class Discussion Boards - Blackboard/WebCT etc
Word Processing - StarOffice writer, Wordperfect, MS Word, Abiword,, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com, AJAXwrite, Open Office,
Notepad, Adobe Buzzword
Presentation Software - Impress, Powerpoint, Google documents - http://doc.google.com Keynote Zoho presenter - http://www.zoho.com Open Office
Voicethread, Slideshare, http://prezi.com
iPAD - iWorks Keynote, Projector, Pages in full screen mode, Remote
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize

Informal Communications

Electronic mail, instant messaging, threaded discussion, Blogging and microblogging
Electronic mail - Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class Mobile Me
Instant messaging - Moodle, Outlook, skype, Yahoo messenger, Microsoft messenger, iChat
Threaded Discussion - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG
Blogs - classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, Posterous - http://posterous.com Wordpress - http://wordpress.com
Microblogging & SMS - twitter Texting and SMS. Wallwisher - http://www.wallwisher.com/ lino it online post it notes

Research

Secondary text based research from encyclopaedias etc
Online encyclopaedias
Online encyclopaedias - Britannica on line, wikipedia & wikipedia schools offline DVD, citizendium etc, Living library.. Library Spot: Google Scholar: Fact Monster: ArtLex Art Dictionary:
Dictionaries (See online dictionaries and thesaurus)- Websters online dictionaryDefinr Oxford Dictionary Cambridge Dictionary Dictionary.com Wordnik Ninjawords
iPAD - Dictionary.com, wikihood, iBooks, Kindle, iTunes U, eBooks

Research

from Newspapers, journals and magazines.
Online newspapers and magazine subscriptions, RSS feeds, News aggregators etc
Web Browsers: Internet explorer, safari Opera, Firefox, Chrome, RSS aggregaters, etc Google Scholar:
Bookmarking tools: Diigo Delicious
iPad - Reuter App, BBC app, TVNZ app, News Pro App, Newsstand

General research

Search engines and directories, web quests
Internet explorer, Opera, safari, Firefox, RSS aggregaters
See Also Online Encyclopedias
iPad Safari, Rover, Atomic web browser, chrome

Presenting material,

creating posters etc
Presentation software, graphics tools, web publishing
Presentation Software - Impress, Powerpoint, Google documents - http://doc.google.com Keynote Zoho presenter - http://www.zoho.com Open Office
Voicethread, Slideshare, http://prezi.com
iPAD - iWorks Keynote, Projector, Pages in full screen mode, Remote, StoryKit,
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize
Desktop Publishing - Microsoft Publisher, PagePlus, Adobe indesign, scribus Pages
Online Publishing - www.lulu.com/
Graphics Tools - Corel draw, Staroffice Draw, Inkscape MS Paint, the GIMP, Tuxpaint, paint.Net, Adobe Photoshop, Photostory 3
Comic/Cartoon Tools
Comic Life - http://plasq.com - http://www.comiker.com/ http://www.comeeko.com/ http://www.pikikids.com/ http://comiqs.com/ http://www.pixton.com/home http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ http://www.hypercomics.com/ http://www.kerpoof.com/ http://stagedproject.com/
iPad - comic touch, comic strip, keynote, iMovie, Screenchomp, Coach's eye, reel director, iTimeslapse, Showme, video scribe, animation, Book creator

Watching videos

Digitised resources
Players Windows media player, Real player, Quicktime, VLC,
materials - Clickview Google Video,teacher.TV YouTube, Teachertube,TED.com
iPad - Youtube, VLC Player, Videos

Journals

Process journals, Diaries etc
Blogs, microblogs Video and Podcasts
Blogs - classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, bloglinesPosterous - http://posterous.com Wordpress - http://wordpress.com
Microblogging - twitter
iPad - Tweetdeck, Twitter
Video Blogging tools Google Video,teacher.TV YouTube, Teachertube,
Audio Blogging tools - Audacity itunes Podcastalley - Voicethread
iPad - Quickvoice
Journalling tools
Outlook, iCal, Google Calendars
iPad - My Journal, Calendar

Homework

Distributing Homework and assignments
Electronic mail
Posting to conferences, forums, wikis etc
Electronic mail - Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class
Wiki - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG , wikispaces wet-paint wikis
Threaded Discussion - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG
Blogs - classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, bloglinesPosterous - http://posterous.com Wordpress - http://wordpress.com
Microblogging & SMS - twitter Texting and SMS.
Online STorage
Drop Box, iDisk, Mobile Me

Collecting Homework

Drop Boxes
Electronic mail - Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class
Threaded Discussion - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG
iPad - iDisk, Evernote

Paper based tests

Electronic tests
Electronic testing tools - First class Education, Moodle, Blackboard, ELGG
LAMS, SurveyMonkey, eXe, scorm objects, Hot potatoes Google Forms (part of Google documents)

Voting and surveys

(paper based or show of hands)
Online surveys and Polls
Online Survey and Polling tools - First class Education, Moodle, Blackboard, ELGG LAMS, SurveyMonkey, eXe, scorm objects, Google Forms (part of google documents)
See Also Survey tools associated with Blogs, wikis, and IM tools
Microblogging & SMS - twitter Texting and SMS.

Discussions

Asynchronous & synchronous tools, IM, Chatrooms, Forums, Threaded discussions, wikis
Electronic mail - Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class
Wiki - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG , wikispaces wet-paint wikis
Threaded Discussion - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG
Blogs - classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, bloglines
Social Networking Tools - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, Facebook, MySpace, Friendster Second Life: Class Home Page Builder:Elluminate
Microblogging & SMS - twitter Texting and SMS. (limited)
Audio and Video conferencing - skype, iChat, elluminate, Adobe connect, gChat
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize

Graphical organiser

Brainstorming mindmapping software
Mind mapping - Bubbl.us, Gliffy, CMap Tools, Skrbl, writeboard , inspiration, kidspiration, VUE Visual Understanding Environment, Mind Manager, Freemind, Microsoft Visio, smartideas, Mind mapping - MindMeister, Compendium
iPAD - Whiteboard HD, iBrainstorm, Adobe Ideas
Collaborative Writing - Google Documents, Zoho Documents, ietherpad, Protagonize

Time management

Personal, project or group Organisation
Calendaring, project and task management softwares
Calendaring - Outlook, outlook express First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG iCal
project managment - Ganttproject, MS Project, openproj
task management task coach, First class, Moodle Outlook

Mathematics

Maths & data processing (paper based, calculator)
Spreadsheet, calculators
Spreadsheet Star Office Calc, Staroffice Math Open Office, MS Excel, Numbers, https://acrobat.com Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com
iPad - Numbers
Calculators - Standard and scientific calculators
Online resources - wikipedia WebMath:
iPad Mathboard
Board Games
RPG and electronic games
Gamemaker, PopFly RPGMaker 2000 The Sims Online

Timelines

Visually respresenting events
Online timeline tools
Preceden - http://www.preceden.com/ xTimeline - http://www.xtimeline.com/ interactive timeline - read write think http://www.timerime.com/ http://www.timetoast.com/
http://timeglider.com/
http://www.dipity.com/

Bibliography

Developing a bibliography
Online Bibliography tools
Online Citation Tools
EasyBib - http://www.easybib.com/ Landmarks Project Son of Citation Machine - http://citationmachine.net/ Zotero - http://zotero.com BibMe - http://www.bibme.org/
Bookmarking Tools
Diigo - http://www.diigo.com Delicious - http://del.icio.us or http://deliocious.com

Traditional vs Digital iPad version

This table looks at just iPad applications that can be used for Augmentative/integrative use of technology
Augmentative or integrative use of technology is is often “Teaching with technology”. In this use of technology the student replaces traditional approaches with an equivalent digital version.
A simple test to apply is this:
Does the use of technology reinforce, augment or substitute for a traditional teaching approach? The key question here is “Can we do this without technology?”
If the answer is Yes, then this is augmentative or integrating.
eg. This could be using an email system to distribute class notes or materials, having students process mathematical formula or process on a smartboards, developing a presentation etc. Each of these can be achieved using traditional teaching approaches.

Traditional Approach
Digital Approach
Possible applications
Note Taking - Hand written notes
Digital Notes, word processing, speech to text
Apple Pages, QuickOffice, Notes, Chapters, GoDocs(connects to google documents) , Evernote (requires internet connection), Google Drive, Notebooks,Notetaker HD, Concepts, OneNote. Minute mate, Siri - voice to text (iPad 3 or higher) See mind mapping tools
Mind map, brainstorm
Mind map, brain storm, graphical organisers
iThoughts HD, inspirations (lite and purchased version) Poplet, Prezi for iPad, MindMeister (free and paid version)
Formal Writing
Word processing, Desktop publishing, collaborative documents
Apple Pages, QuickOffice, Notes, Chapters, Google Drive, GoDocs(connects to google documents) , Book Creator (creates iBooks), Evernote (requires internet connection), Notebooks
Drafting process
Word processing, collaborative documents
Apple Pages, QuickOffice, Notes, Chapters, GoDocs(connects to google documents) , Book Creator (creates iBooks), Evernote (requires internet connection), Notebooks
Formal Communications - letters etc
Word processing, collaborative documents, electronic mail
Mail, Apple Pages, QuickOffice, GoDocs(connects to google documents)
Research - secondary text based research from reference books, newspapers journals & magazines
Internet based research, online publications and news subscriptions, Dictionaries, search engines
Search engines via web browsers like Safari, Chrome, Rover (Supports flash), Opera, Atomic Web Browser, Puffin (Supports flash). Search Apps - Google Search. Reference resources - Dictionary, Dictionary.com, Wikipedia mobile, Wikihood, Brain pop, iTunes U etc
Processing data
Spreadsheets, calculators
iWork Numbers, QuickOffice, GoDocs, Google Drive, Calculator
Presenting information
Slideshow, video, cartoon, poster, wiki, webpage, Desktop publishing, word processing, ebook, timelines
Google Drive, Keynote, Prezi for iPad, GoDocs, QuickOffice, Educreations, Explain everything, Poplet, Book Creator, Storyrobe DTP - Pages. Comic creation Comic Life, Comicstrip, Puppet Pals, Sock Puppets
Diary and journal
Process journal
Calendar, iprocrastinate, OneNote,Schoolbook, Apple Pages, QuickOffice, Notes, Chapters, GoDocs(connects to google documents) , Google Drive, Notebooks,Notetaker HD, Concepts,
Time management
calendar, scheduling application
Calendar
mathematical processes
Spreadsheets, calculators, reference material, drill apps
iWork Numbers, QuickOffice, GoDocs, Google Drive, Calculator, Mathboard, imathematics, FormulasHD, Fieldprotractor, mathletics, Rover (web browser with matheltics built in), minds of Math, operation math, iTunes U, Math Machine