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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. For instance: If a writer wanted to write a book, he had to get the attention — and the financial support — of an established publisher.If a guitar player wanted to record and distribute her music, she had to get the backing of a music producer.If a painter wanted to sell his art, he had to find a gallery to show it.If a filmmaker wanted to see her film come to life, she needed expensive equipment — and a movie studio — to produce and distribute it to the world. But that’s all changed now. All of it. Because now, technology can enable the most ordinary person to do truly extraordinary things. The game really is so different now, and anyone with the tools can play. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:25 — 58.5MB) 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. 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. Khan Academy. Copy.com. 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! About Us - Hightail. Minecraft in Education. Prezi - Presentation Software. 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.

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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.” 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. 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. In the process, I established a set of tips that I hope would be helpful to anyone considering teaching online. In the first of my four-part series, 20 Tips for Teaching Online, I’ll focus on several aspects of online course creation, including planning, techniques for teaching, community building and assessments. Spanish Flipped Classroom, Spanish4Teachers.org. Are you getting started with "flipping or blending" your Spanish classroom?

I am sharing my Flipping/Blending journey. Join me! Versal. School Surveys & Analytics. ForClass. DonorsChoose.org: Support a classroom. Build a future. Best Online Courses. 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.