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Insights- A New Educational Tool for Creating Paperless Interactive Lessons. June 25, 2015 The popular educational app TinyTap has recently released a new tool called Insights.

Insights- A New Educational Tool for Creating Paperless Interactive Lessons

This is basically a data management tool to help teachers access real-time analytics on data related to classroom teaching such as which lessons students completed, how they scored on them and how they are improving. 10 ways to use Skype in the classroom - The Tech Edvocate. How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation. The leaders of a school or school district play a big role in setting the culture and work environment for teachers.

How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation

And when it comes to trying new things, the attitude of principals and superintendents can sometimes make or break a teacher’s willingness and ability to weave new ideas and methods into the teaching practice. In most schools, strong, effective leaders can make all the difference. In addition to setting the tone for nimble and progressive teaching that’s geared towards what students need most, school leaders can also find ways to integrate technology in smart ways that work on the same goals. Making a Great First Impression - Communication Skills Training from MindTools. Getting off to a Good Start Learn how to make a great first impression, in this video.

Making a Great First Impression - Communication Skills Training from MindTools

It takes just a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your demeanor, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed. With every new encounter, you are evaluated and yet another person's impression of you is formed. These first impression can be nearly impossible to reverse or undo, making those first encounters extremely important, for they set the tone for all the relationships that follows. Free English Teacher Resources. This page contains materials I've used at conferences and inset sessions - including the PGCE course at the University of Cambridge, Lighthouse Training, SSAT, the DfE, Leading Edge, Gaining Ground, ARK, Teaching Leaders, ASCL, the National Association for Teachers of English, the National Association for Advisers in English, and schools and academies around Britain.

Free English Teacher Resources

Teachers of English may be interested in the Pick 'n' Mix site where I post occasional articles and other documents that may be of interest to students (and teachers) or A-level English Language. Note that files are all uploaded chronologically, so the most recent additions are at the bottom of the page. All are free of charge. Customise them as you wish. Courses. Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2013. Career & Professional Development. Teacher HACKS: Innovative Teaching Tips and Strategies. Teachers these days have a tough job (was it ever easy??).

Teacher HACKS: Innovative Teaching Tips and Strategies

So we reached out to dozens of teachers and asked them for their favorite “hacks” that help make their lives easier and their jobs more manageable. So what’s a hack? A hack is an actionable tip or suggestion that doesn’t fit the norm for time and resource management skills. What we’ve put together is a list of our favorite hacks that can instantly breathe new life into old routines that haven’t gotten the attention they might deserve. Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff. Google for Education: Training Center. Forms and Sheets. Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School. “Rockstar” is a term that is being thrown around among educators lately.

Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School

Make Presentations Different. DocHub. Math & English Learning Program, Activities – 6th, 7th & 8th grade. Simple free learning tools for students and teachers. Learning Doesn’t Stop At 3 O’Clock – Tools to Maximize Communication. Learning Doesn’t Stop At 3 O’Clock: Four Reasons Teachers and Students Need a Class Blog Last March I received an email from my superintendent thanking me for my outstanding work.

Learning Doesn’t Stop At 3 O’Clock – Tools to Maximize Communication

At first I was a bit confused. It was spring break and class was not in session. I wondered what he was referring to until I saw the forwarded message attached to his email. It was from a parent of one of the students in my ELA class. Four Reasons Teachers. The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world.

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You

That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms. The Best of the Best You can view the live stream of #edchat here and see what people are saying at the hashtag #chickenweb2tools here. We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. The following tools have not been verified and are simply based on the number of times each was mentioned on Twitter during this hashtag discussion. Tech For Teachers Course Description. A hands-on, high-tech workshop for teachers of grades 6-12.

Tech For Teachers Course Description

High-energy sessions designed for all learning levels. Participate in a hands-on, high-tech exploration of digital tools and resources tailored for the secondary (grades 6-12) educator. Join in a discovery, discussion and demonstration of free web-based applications that work anytime, anywhere, on any device. Collaborate with colleagues as you learn how to use the latest in education technology to maximize parent-teacher-student communication, increase student engagement and enhance learning. Utilize the concept of app smashing to exponentially increase each application’s value to the learning environment. Increase Student Engagement. Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes. Explain Everything. Apps for Education Flipboard. Educational Web Tools to Start Your New Year.

Let's start 2014 off with a set of tools to help you and your students make stuff.

Educational Web Tools to Start Your New Year

Create animations, record messages, assemble videos, construct presentations, collect links, and build inventions. This is a great way to make something engaging for your students and to assess their comprehension of a subject. Check out the selection we have compiled for you below: Pivot Animator A free Windows program to create stick figure animations. Book Creator – A great app for presenting student learning. FREE App: Stay Organized with Evernote. If you are like me, you have tons of different things to keep track of – child’s after school activities, vacation plans, shopping lists, blog ideas, birthdays, work projects, school projects, …. It is so hard not to miss anything and stay updated on everything, till using Evernote. Bloomin' Apps. Simple free learning tools for students and teachers. 3 myths about teaching infographic full.