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Internet Catalogue. AirPano - Gorgeous 360 Degree Virtual Tours of the World. AirPano is a fantastic site for viewing gorgeous 360 degree imagery of dozens of famous landmarks and cities all over the world. I initially reviewed the site a couple of years ago. Recently, I noticed that AirPano has added some new features to go along with an expansion of their galleries. Much of the AirPano imagery now includes interactive pinmarks that you can click to learn more about the places you're seeing in the AirPano imagery. For example, if you visit the AirPano imagery of Petra you can click the pinmarks to learn about the construction of Petra and the significance of various carvings seen throughout the virtual tour.

AirPano now offers videos along with 360 degree imagery. The videos aren't interactive like the pictures are, but they do provide a great visual overview of cities and landscapes. 3 Excellent Tools to Create Interactive Posters and Visuals for Your Class. February 1, 2014 Interactive visuals are great learning and teaching materials to use with your students in the classroom. From explaining difficult processes to visual brainstorming, interactive graphics are a good way to consolidate students learning and promote their comprehension. Below are three of the web tools I would recommend for creating interactive visuals, I know there are several other titles to add to this list but the ones below are, in my view, more student-friendly and simpler to use. 1-Thinglink I love this web tool. Thinglink allows you to bring life to your pictures and make them interactive through adding to them links, videos, music, and text. 2- PiktoChart This is another wonderful web tool to create interactive visuals and posters for your Class. 3- Glogster Glogster is a social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, or Glogs.

How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other | Jordan Collier. Posted by Jordan Collier on January 16, 2014 in EdTech | ∞ In addition to learning our content and curriculum standards, today’s students also need to be able to do the following effectively: collaborate with one another, synthesize ideas, create content, communicate ideas clearly, and use technology.

A great way to accomplish all of these learning goals is to have students create movies of classroom content (i.e., textbook) to share with each other. About a year ago, I came across this blog post to learn the ins-and-outs of using RSA-animate style movies in the classroom. Wouldn’t it be great if your students created similar videos to share with their class? Having students create RSA-animate style movies is a fun way to teach content– by having the students become the teacher. Here’s how students in your class can create their own animated movies to share… Chapter Notes (Day 1) After all the groups have been formed, assign each group a section from your textbook. Rough Draft Sketches (Day 2) Geddit. Get Your Tech On: Tech Resources. Here is a GREAT idea for using Wikis as a classroom project. Best Free Education Web Tool 2013. Stump The Teacher. Memloom Debuts A New Way To Tell Stories Using Photos, Video, Audio & Text.

Memloom, a new startup launching today, is looking to find a niche somewhere in between blogging and photo-printing services, like those provided by Shutterfly. The idea is to get consumers not just to share their photos, but tell their stories, through a combination of photos, videos, audio, and text. The resulting creations appear more like magazine-style articles, which can be viewed online, printed at home, or shared to social networks like Facebook or Twitter. Founded over a year ago, and proudly headquartered in Detroit (“such a great city, and making a comeback,” says founder Alyssa Martina), the company was spun out from ideas discussed at Metro Parent Magazine, also created by Martina. A serial entrepreneur, publishing exec, and journalist herself, Martina is joined by co-founders Alexis Bourkoulas, also of Metro Parent Publishing, and Marie Klopf. Memloom, explains Martina, came about as an attempt to solve the pain points around sharing the stories behind our photos.

» What Exactly IS Science? and Math? Is That What is Being Taught? Upside Down Education. This is my first year to teach technology after 5 years of science and 3 years of math before that. I’ve had a lot on my mind about STEM and the connection of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math part. Even throw in an “A” for Arts and make it STEAM. To me they can all fit together seamlessly. Think about it. Now lets look at it from a classroom perspective. So here is what is the problem. This month the 2012 PISA scores came out. This past week was Computer Science Education Week. The technology and engineering takes those math and science skills makes them practical. When it comes down to it, I wish STEM programs were not a separate class or after school program. Lastly, this video was recorded in 1996. Rubrics for Teachers - Assessment. Learn more about our Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept map, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

Quick Links to Rubrics Social Media Project Rubrics Wiki RubricCriteria for assessing individual and group Wiki contributions. Blog RubricAssess individual blog entries, including comments on peers' blogs. Twitter RubricAssess learning during social networking instructional assignments. Discussion, Teamwork, and Group Work Rubrics Online Discussion Board RubricAssessing ability to share perspectives, refine thoughts through the writing process, and participate in meaningful discussionPrimary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (PDF)Features of a sandwich to graphically show the criteria PowerPoint and Podcast Rubrics A+ PowerPoint Rubric Joan Vandervelde's rubric provides 10 performance categories.

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