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How teachers can best use TED Talks in class. What happens when a teacher mixes Madame Bovary and a TED Talk?

How teachers can best use TED Talks in class

Good things, actually. Photo: iStockphoto My high school English class had just finished reading Madame Bovary, and we were all confused. How To Use ‘Kahoot!’ To Gamify Learning. – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS. Kahoot!

How To Use ‘Kahoot!’ To Gamify Learning. – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS

Is a really fun and motivating app for learning. Games and quizzes which incorporate videos, images and diagrams can be created by the teacher and then students can compete against each other. Pupils can also create games for their peers. And it doesn’t have to be played solely in class – pupils can play against other schools anywhere in the world. How to Use Animoto in the Classroom: Create Stunning Student Slideshows. Creating Your First Video Once logged in to the site, you are ready to create your first video slide show.

How to Use Animoto in the Classroom: Create Stunning Student Slideshows

This is a simple 3-step process: Step 1: Select your pictures and/or video. You can upload images and videos of you own, select from the Animoto stock gallery, or import them from sites like Facebook, Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa, and Photobucket. Njea. VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables users to add images, documents, and videos, and to which other users can add voice, text, audio file, or video comments.


You can post your VoiceThread on your website or save it to an MP3 or DVD. VoiceThread allows those with hearing impairments to collaborate through webcam commenting and sign language. What’s VoiceThread quotes Brenda Dyck, moderator of MiddleTalk, a listserv sponsored by the National Middle School Association, who says "teachers and students are using VoiceThread as a storytelling tool, a deep thinking tool, a research tool, an expository communication tool, and even an assessment tool.

" VoiceThread provides an educator’s version, which allows for privacy controls. A single educator license is free and class and district memberships are reasonable. How to Use Prezi Tutorial. How To Use Educreations. Screencast in Your Class with Screencast-O-Matic - Work in Progress. Using Pinterest for Education. Pinterest is a social network which allows you to share and comment on visual material, which could be photographs, sketches, videos or web pages.

Using Pinterest for Education

Like a virtual scrapbook, but very public, you can collate the items that you love. There is no copyright in the world of Pinterest: you can attach images from other people’s web pages, or repin content from other people’s boards (see this article from JPC Law). In fact sharing content from other people is actively encouraged - this is about the social activity of interaction and sharing and gaining followers, rather than keeping ownership of your work. Knovio in the Classroom: Teaching Entrepreneurship.

Knovio In The Classroom: Teaching Entrepreneurship in High School Over the past year, we’ve noticed two major groups emerge in the Knovio user-base: entrepreneurs using Knovio to pitch their startup ideas, and teachers and students using Knovio in the classroom.

Knovio in the Classroom: Teaching Entrepreneurship

Recently we heard the amazing story of one Knovio-user who bridges both categories. Google for Education: