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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures. January 22, 2015 Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots.

The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures

These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual demonstration of how, for example, a process works. Top 100 Free Education Sites. Last year, Help Teaching brought you our Top 100 Free Education Sites.

Top 100 Free Education Sites

Since technology and new websites are always being discovered we decided to update our list with some awesome new websites and new categories. Oh, and did we mention that they’re all free? No time to go through the whole list? Just use “Quick Links” section to jump straight to the section that interests you and bookmark this article for a reference later. 10 Awesome Education Sites Whatever the grade-level or subject area, these websites have something to offer. Making quizzes and worksheets. Websites Collections / Lists. Free Audiobooks. Attendance Awareness Month. TeachThought sur Twitter : "19 Open Resources For High School By Category #education #teaching... 14 Open Resources For High School. Everything You Need To Get Your Students Reading Closely - Actively Learn.

Edutopia sur Twitter : "Free Download: 20 Easy Strategies to Support English Language Learners: #ellchat. Fishtree Education sur Twitter : "10 Little-Known Twitter Tools For Connected Educators #CE14 #nt2t... 10 Little-Known Twitter Tools For Connected Educators. There’s an array of Twitter tools that make the rounds on the ol’ edtech circle.

10 Little-Known Twitter Tools For Connected Educators

We chat about Hootsuite,, and quite a bit. But there are a lot of little-known Twitter tools that don’t see the light of day on sites like Edudemic. Edutopia on Twitter: "Tools to help you respond to diverse learner needs & interests: Common Core Alignment. New Google Docs Cheat Sheet to Use in Class. September 15, 2014 Here is a new Google Docs cheat sheet that is ideal for classroom use.

New Google Docs Cheat Sheet to Use in Class

This free downloadable document is created by the awesome Shake Up Learning . If you still remember, I have recently featured some of their wonderful Google Drive visuals here in this blog.When I first saw this new visual I thought about teachers who are going to use Google Docs with their students for the first time. This could be a very good introduction to some of the features of Google Docs. Using this cheat sheet students will be able to learn about how to edit documents (both Google docs and Windows Word files).They will also learn about the different components of Google Docs menu and will explore the various functionalities nested in the Insert menu. Explore the Possibilities. Interactive Audio Books. Video Lesson Sites. 8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books. Image: Mashable, Isar Chang Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into?

8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books

Look no further. Timeline Named Best App for Teaching & Learning. Join us on Facebook to get the latest news and updates.

Timeline Named Best App for Teaching & Learning

Become a Fan ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Home › About Us › News News | June 30, 2014 is proud to announce that our Timeline app has been named one of the 2014 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA)! Mashable: Here's where you can find free ... The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

You've got every device under the sun in front of you.

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy. Book: Total Literacy Techniques: Tools to Help Students Analyze Literature and Informational Texts. Fishtree_edu : The 8 Key Elements Of Digital ... Interactive Audio Books. 100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers. With the increasing use of technology in classrooms , it’s no wonder that teachers have a growing interest in using YouTube and other online media sharing sites to bring information into their classrooms.

100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers

Here are 100 YouTube videos that can provide supplementary information for the class, give inspiration, help you keep control of class and even provide a few laughs here and there. History These videos can give your students a better insight into historical events. All Content Areas Resources. QUIZZES-TESTS-CLOZE. Printouts and Resources. Create Cloze Tests (Gap-Filling Exercises) and Online Quizzes. Learning Strategies. Learning or instructional strategies determine the approach for achieving the learning objectives and are included in the pre-instructional activities, information presentation, learner activities, testing, and follow-through.

Learning Strategies

The strategies are usually tied to the needs and interests of students to enhance learning and are based on many types of learning styles (Ekwensi, Moranski, &Townsend-Sweet, 2006). Thus the learning objectives point you towards the instructional strategies, while the instructional strategies will point you to the medium that will actually deliver the instruction, such as elearning, self-study, classroom, or OJT.

However, do not fall into the trap of using only one medium when designing your course. . . use a blended approach. Fishtree. Flat Classroom Project - Building bridges for the future through collaborative projects. Top 10 Picture Books for the Secondary Classroom. As a teacher of future English teachers, I am always trying to open my students’ eyes to the wonder and power of the picture book, both as an art form and as a terrific instructional tool for the secondary classroom.

Top 10 Picture Books for the Secondary Classroom

Being students of capital-L literature, my teacher-babies sometimes forget to consider these compact and powerful texts. It’s the best way I know to get numerous, diverse and COMPLETE texts into students’ minds. It’s hard enough to squeeze out the time in the overcrowded middle and high school English curriculum to read young adult and classic novels, but with picture books, you can read the entire work aloud, model the focus you want students to concentrate on, let them explore the craft, have the discussion, and even try it out in their own writing–all in one period!

So here, in no particular order: my top ten. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 5 Social Networks For Students To Get Academic Help. With the growing use of social networking sites like Facebook and twitter, the methodology of education for students is finding new and improved ways. Students are getting more prone to the commodities these platforms offer.

Therefore this advancement in social networking platforms is providing students with much better options to engage with their contemporaries, enhance their skills and access a wide variety of academic tools and resources which will most definitely add up to their convenience. Enlisted below are a few social networking platforms that offer a wide variety of student friendly tools and assistance to help them academically. 1. Share knowledge and interact with millions of students Web-Based Resources, Teaching Today, Glencoe Online. Lesson Plans and Materials The AskERIC Lesson Plan Collection contains more than 1100 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States. This site, developed for classroom use, provides information on current events, especially pertinent to the social studies classroom.

This Economics education Web site provides online lesson plans, datalinks, Web resources, current events and links to standards. This site features thousands of lesson plans, WebQuests, work sheets,activities, and materials for K-12 teachers. This site is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and contains hundreds of lesson plans for foreign language, arts and culture, history and social studies areas. This site, sponsored by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, contains a myriad of resources including lesson plans, interviews with teachers, examples of student work, and online videos. Produced by the U.S.