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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Cheat Sheet for Teachers. Reviews & Age Ratings - Best Movies, Books, Apps, Games for Kids. Learn to code. The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli. Tools to Help Students Follow Their Passions. When I was putting together my book, The Teacher’s Guide to Tech, I kept getting carried away with thoughts of how so many of the tools I discovered were so empowering.

Tools to Help Students Follow Their Passions

Not long ago, a person’s talents were limited by money and other resources. 6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2015. While doing research for my upcoming e-book, The Teacher’s Guide to Tech, I have come across dozens of tools with pretty awesome potential for teaching and learning.

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2015

These six are the ones I think are the most interesting and most useful right now. Wherever you fall on the technology spectrum — from newbie to experienced user — there’s probably something here you haven’t tried yet. Although most of these tools aren’t brand-new, they are all steadily growing in popularity, and each one can enhance teaching and learning in a unique, time-saving, or engaging way. For every tool, I provide a brief overview, my personal rating of its difficulty, a video that demonstrates how the tool works, and a list of suggested ways you can use it. 14 Amazingly Free Stock Photo Websites.

If you've ever tried searching for free stock photos on the Internet, you probably know what a ridiculous hassle it can be.

14 Amazingly Free Stock Photo Websites

As a general rule, free stock photos are extremely difficult to find. A huge portion of the stock photo market is owned by professional companies like Shutterstock and 123RF, who charge $20 or more for a single photo. Panopto Video Platform for Education. In recent years, lecture capture has gone from a helpful learning aid to an essential utility that more and more universities are using as part of the learning experience.

Panopto Video Platform for Education

Recent studies have demonstrated that recorded lectures improve student engagement and achievement by providing individual control over the pace of learning and the ability to review complex topics after class. For academic institutions in search of a lecture capture solution, Panopto provides cost-effective, easy-to-use software that integrates with your learning management systems and scales from small departmental deployments to campus-wide installations. It’s why institutions like the University of Essex are recording tens of thousands of hours of lectures every semester using Panopto, and why Shahid Ansari, Provost of Babson College, says that Panopto has had “a transformative effect on the learning experience.”

Khan Academy. You hit the Video Jackpot: Read this before your next video project (Ideas & Tips) Your cup runeth over Before you get too deep on your next video masterpiece, here’s a rapid-fire list of ideas, considerations, tips & tricks.

You hit the Video Jackpot: Read this before your next video project (Ideas & Tips)

Please enjoy this veritable cornucopia of magnanimously curated, indubitably delicious insights served herein, hot-n-fresh, all for YOU! So, what you waiting for? Dive right in and enjoy! First ask: Why are you even making this video? OK, so you ARE making a video: Attention is job # 1: Don’t neglect “The hook” You have to get their attention and keep it…or all is lost! Story is a great mechanic to keep audiences engaged.

Use metaphors. Try using graphics or diagrams to make points visually rather than saying everything with voice over, text or interviews. Help your audience understand the context. Keep your video focused. Keep it simple. Use less words. About Us - Hightail. Minecraft in Education. Winning in the Classroom with Your Personalized Learning Playbook. Personalized learning means different things to different people.

Winning in the Classroom with Your Personalized Learning Playbook

Visit different schools with different models, and chances are they will all tell you they are using some form of personalized learning. But what does “personalized learning” mean, and how do schools follow in others' footsteps in order to get in the game? When it comes to sports, players turn to the playbook. Teams start by following a set of strategies that are tried and true, tested over decades of playing the game. EdSurge. EdSurge Homepage → Tech for Schools Summits OverviewEd Leaders WorkshopEducator Day Choose an Upcoming Summit.


Conference_Infographic_8.5x11_4.pdf. A Peek at Periscope’s Potential—and Privacy Concerns—in the Classroom. In my line of work, I seldom come across a tool that inspires a sort of shock and awe that comes with, say, bungee-jumping off a mountain or seeing Ryan Gosling at the bar stool next you.

A Peek at Periscope’s Potential—and Privacy Concerns—in the Classroom

But this app did it for me. Just over a year ago, two co-founders created Periscope, a free app that connects to Twitter and allows users to live-stream from a mobile device whatever is in front of them and to interact with an audience. Here’s how it works: You download the Periscope app onto an iOS or Android device. That makes you the “host.” When you start a Periscope feed, you click to send out a Tweet announcing that the session is live. You don’t even need to follow someone on Twitter to tune into their live session (you can use the app).

Has anyone used @periscopeco in their classrooms? Are Your Teachers Ready for Student Centered Learning? Here’s How You Can Tell. EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter.

Are Your Teachers Ready for Student Centered Learning? Here’s How You Can Tell

Creating an environment in which personalized or student-centered learning can succeed isn’t easy. It starts with making sure teachers are ready to transition to this new type of instruction. School Improvement Network works with school districts to help them implement student-centered learning, and the first step in this process is assessing a district’s readiness in moving to this strategy, says Transformation Manager Rachael Turner. School Improvement Network does this by surveying and interviewing teachers and administrators to understand their attitudes, current practices, and comfort level regarding the various aspects of a student-centered learning environment. 6 Essential Tips for Planning an Effective Online Course. Most edtech conversations often focus on “tech”— the new apps, data systems, assessments and other technologies.

6 Essential Tips for Planning an Effective Online Course

But the “ed” discussions — particularly the art of teaching with these tools—are often remiss. Over the last two years, I taught online courses on Python programming and iPhone App Development at Udacity; over 100,000 students registered for them. While creating these classes, I learned many things — including how difficult it is to translate in-person teaching philosophies to a different medium. Spanish Flipped Classroom, Are you getting started with "flipping or blending" your Spanish classroom? I am sharing my Flipping/Blending journey. Join me! Flipped Classroom Essentials Blended Classroom Essentials. Versal. School Surveys & Analytics. ForClass. Support a classroom. Build a future. Kaltura Video Platform. Flashnotes - Studying Pays. Connect With Students and Parents in Your Paperless Classroom.

Programming courses for kids - Tynker. Award-winning learning management system for teachers and school administrators.