Topic outline

  • What is an Embeddable Object?

    An embeddable object is created with one application and embedded into a webpage created by another application.

    Embedding the object, rather than inserting or pasting it, ensures that the object retains its original format.

    This is different from linking as the object is a fully-functioning window interface.  Students do not have to leave the current page to access and interact with the resource.


    Difference Between Link and Embed

    Link - URL that you click to get to another site


    Embed Code - Adds an interface window in your page so that you can play the video without visiting YouTube

    • Why Embed?

      I like to embed objects that the students can access without leaving the active webpage.  They are less likely to have problems finding the content or go off on tangents (the internet is a big place).

      Embedded objects can also act as apps with which the students interact.



      • Microsoft Suite

        Microsoft has invested heavily in some new embeddable tools that can really take your LMS up to a new level.

        Office 365 / OneDrive Office Online


        PowerPoint


        Images


        Excel


        New Office Presentation Tools


        Office Mix


        Sway


        • Scratch Apps and Presentations

          With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.  Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.  Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

          (Source: https://scratch.mit.edu/about/)

          Scratch is a visual programming language that promotes logical thinking, problems solving and interdependence.  It has spawned derivatives such as SNAP!, Tynker, Scratch Jr and Stencyl.  Via https://scratch.mit.edu, you can upload your Scratch projects and generate an embed code.  This allows you to create apps or interactives that students can manipulate.









          • Presentation Tools


            SlideShare

            Powtoon


            Google Slides


            • Cool Randoms

              These tools all have different uses, but are fun to make and use.


              Voki


              Thinglink


              TinkerCAD


              Voicethread