maria bora

educational designer at australian catholic university


A super nice member!

I teach: professional staff

To ages: 18 to 22


June 26, 2015

Personally I am big fan of Prezi. It’s easy to use and transform existing PPT slides in stunning visuals and doesn’t take much time to set up! Templates look nice, it has embedded audio and video features and you can access it from anywhere you like.

You can also produce videos with voice over it in very simple way and that is one of the most brilliant feature of app.

It doesn’t any more Flash which if you are advanced user you want to use.

June 26, 2015

It’s quick and easy to use, customisable, able to embed images, can export the image to PNG, can share the mindmap with others via a link or embed the html code into a LEO Lesson page. This particular example was used as a development tool to plan how the various pages of the module would be connected to one another.

This example was used in the poster created for the ACMHN conference in Melbourne. AU recently

June 26, 2015

MindMeister is basically online mapping app. which allows you to create and share and/ or give opportunity to your students to collaborate. It’s good for brainstorming and project planning especially with colleagues who are in different campuses. . It’s easy to use and you can download it as an RTF, PNG or PDF for view or edit it online. It’s embedded in our university Moodle system. You can make it public for all students to use or it access can be restricted to the particular students only.

June 26, 2015

It’s really easy to use tool which allows you to save/share images. It’s free virtual board of images with notes if you attach them and links back to the original source from whence the images came. It works well in different browsers and you can link it to Facebook or Twitter. It’s great way to keep track of your favorite topics or get ideas what is out there.

Pinterest is doesn’t offer much information about topic but it’s very good way to start navigating around.

June 26, 2015

I love ‘Scoop it’ because it offer great customization in terms of appearance, utility ant layout. I can have free reign to include any image I want. It is possible to edit everything related to curated item (image, description etc) and have the necessary link back to the original source built in by default.It saves a lots of time and efforts.

It can be easily link to our university’s internal Moodle system, LEO as well as social media such as Twitter and Facebook. There are number of ways how content can be pushed to you so sometimes I don’t need to waist time searching for good material onto my topic page.

In addition education allows you to create large network of specialists who can curate together.

It is easy to try out tool for free. Test it and get a good idea of what the application does, and then add on features from there.

June 26, 2015

It’s very good tool if you need to ask your students to read, highlight summarise or make an analysis of the text. It also gives you chance to provide more organised feedback to your students. You can save bookmarks and they can be accessed by multiple browsers.

However sometimes changes made doesn’t save at all. You can find some of the items (bookmarks etc.) are missing or there’s no option to see the list of tags. An app also fails on mobile, unfortunately.

June 26, 2015

Padlet pages are great for brainstorming activities, generating ideas and collating and reviewing responses by a group of participants to a particular stimulus or resource.

It’s a great way to introduce a topic and generate further discussion, identify key issues, and become open to alternative points of view or experience via a review of what others think etc

Padlet pages are more visual and aesthetically pleasing than a wiki (see column, right)

Padlet pages are very quick and easy to create compared to Wikis – is the feedback I get from lecturers.

Content is easily exported and saved for future reference in a variety of formats.