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Sketchnoting. The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents – A.J. JULIANI. Snapchat grew to develop a larger focus on its “Stories” functionality, which allows you to combine multiple snaps into a “story” that can be viewed by all of your friends/followers in chronological order, with each snap available for 24 hours after its posting.

The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents – A.J. JULIANI

This feature has taken the social platform to the next level with people like DJ Khaled and Gary Vaynerchuk having huge followings just to see their stories. Not only do they have individual stories, Snapchat also features curated “live stories”, with pictures and videos from many users focusing on a specific theme or event, as well as channels of short-form content from major publishers (think Super Bowl or a Concert series). From the Snapchat blog, the founders have shared three beliefs that drive the growth of their product: We believe in sharing authentic moments with friends. Prism. A Note to Teachers Prism was created by novice student developers in the Praxis Program.

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It has been recently discovered by the K-12 community, and is seeing heavy use right now. Activate Learning. What's next for educators after Twitter? – A.J. JULIANI. Ahh Twitter.

What's next for educators after Twitter? – A.J. JULIANI

You have a place in my heart. But if you were on the platform this weekend and saw the #RIPTwitter hashtag trending, it has never been more apparent that Twitter is losing market share, eyeballs, and users. Create timelines, share them on the web. Brainstorm and mind map online. KOMA KOMA Apps. Make a stunning animated video. In minutes. Adobe Slate. Adobe Slate: New App for Creating Beautiful Sites Is Almost Too Simple. Adobe Slate: New App for Creating Beautiful Sites Is Almost Too Simple Adobe, as you’re probably aware, is the huge software company best known for Photoshop and other high-end design programs.

Adobe Slate: New App for Creating Beautiful Sites Is Almost Too Simple

They’re complex, they’re for professionals, and most of them require you to pay a subscription fee instead of buying them outright. So it’s eye-popping to see Adobe unveiling apps that are free and aimed at normal people: students, teachers, photographers, small business owners, just folks of every kind. A few months back, Adobe’s first stab in this direction was a free iPad app called Adobe Voice.

Google Slides - create and edit presentations online, for free. Drive: spazio di archiviazione cloud e backup dei file per foto, documenti e altro ancora. Witty Comics - Make a Comic. Fastest Way to Create Comic Strips and Cartoons - Toondoo.

Free Unstuck app for iPhone, Android, iPad, and Web. How to Create a Zaption Tour - Google Docs. Mind Mapping Software: Mind Maps. Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes. Popplet. Random Picker. EduCanon.

Show-what-you-know-fi.jpg (JPEG Image, 756 × 567 pixels) Hilliard U 2015. Emaze - Online Presentation Software – Create Amazing Presentations. Create your own animated video - Explee. App Suggestions for Learning Activities in BYOD Classrooms. Messaging, Walkie Talkie app for Team communication. The 10 best classroom tools for gathering feedback. Getting feedback from your students can serve multiple purposes: it can help you understand your students’ comprehension of the material, it can give you insight into what teaching methods work or don’t work, and it can help engage students in their learning process by knowing they have a voice that is heard.

The 10 best classroom tools for gathering feedback

Not only can feedback offer insight for both teachers and students, it can be an integral part of group work and classroom time, given the plethora of connected devices in the hands of our students these days. That said, there are a lot of classroom tools available for gathering feedback. Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything.

Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that makes creating interactive lessons a simple proposition.

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything

Its full-featured editing options and its import/export functions allow it to stand apart from the other competitors I tested. Read on to find out why the Explain Everything app’s educational focus, adaptability, and user engagement make it the best its kind. Explain Everything Review Background: According to MorrisCooke, the force behind Explain Everything, the app is a “unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool used by over 1.5 million students and educators.”

The app’s tools allow users to create lessons, presentations, and tutorials to share in person or electronically. The app is recommended for grades 7-12, but teachers of lower grades may still benefit from the app by using it to liven up lessons. Methodology: I began the evaluation process by downloading several popular interactive whiteboard tools for tablets, including Explain Everything V. 2.55.

The 10 best classroom tools for gathering feedback. Storehouse - Visual Storytelling. How to use Popcorn Webmaker - Google Slides. Classroom. Popcorn Maker. How to use Popcorn Webmaker - Prezentacje Google. Instructions_for_Using_VoiceThread.pdf. MixBit. 9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use.

The 21st century is a time of rapid change, and while the brain may not be changing (much), the tools we use to feed it are.

9 Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

This puts the 21st century teacher in a critical spot–of mastering constantly evolving technology and digital learning tools–the same tools their students use every day. So below, we’ve started with 9 such tools, but this is obviously just scratching the surface. This list is not meant to be exhaustive (obviously), or even authoritative (but rather, subjective). This is the 21st century, after all. Months after this post is published 2-3 of these tools could be outdated, and if this turns up in the Google search results of a query in 2018, they may seem downright laughable, but here and now, this is a fairly accurate litmus test of what the kinds of tools the average 21st century teacher can be expected to use and master. And incidentally, it pairs nicely with a related post, 36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do. 1. 2. 3. The formula is simple. EDpuzzle - Home. App Suggestions for Learning Activities in BYOD Classrooms. Free brain breaks for your classroom - GoNoodle.

Team WhiteBoarding with Twiddla - Painless Team Collaboration for the Web. Cathy. 81 Dash - A Nice Backchannel Tool for the Classroom. 81 Dash is a nice backchannel platform that I learned about today during the "Smackdown" at Hack Ed 2014. 81 Dash provides a place for teachers to create chat rooms to use with students to host conversations and share files.

81 Dash - A Nice Backchannel Tool for the Classroom

Once you are registered you can begin creating rooms. In your chat room you can exchange messages and files. As the owner of a room you can delete messages written by your students. Students join your 81 Dash room by going to the URL that is assigned to your room. When they arrive at your room for the first time they will be asked to register. Applications for Education81 Dash resolves the complaint that teachers have about many backchannel tools. EduCanon Sept 3 Release. 10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried.

A few days back, we looked at five great ways to incorporate word cloud generators into your classroom.

10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried

There are obviously many more uses out there for them – but that is a discussion for another post. We’ve mentioned most of these before – in a post from way back when – so I won’t go into too much detail about each individual one, but we’ve added a few notable ones to the list. (Of note, the list is in no particular order). The vast majority of them work the same: plug your text into the box, select a few options, and you’ve got yourself a word cloud. Some offer more options than others, some offer word clouds with words going in any and all directions, some offer shapes, others create much simpler word clouds. If you do a quick search for word cloud, you’ll see so many different types. Do you have a favorite word cloud generator from the list below? Wordle Jason Davies’ Word Cloud Generator. 5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom.

Photo Courtesy of flickr and Sue Waters The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why.

5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom

They’re a great way for students to distil and summarize information. They help students get to the crux of an issue, sorting through important ideas and concepts quickly in order to see what’s important. And “see” is the operative word here, because word clouds are certainly nice to look at. They speak fantastically to humans’ affinity for the visual, and are particularly useful for visual learners.

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom. A backchannel -- a digital conversation that runs concurrently with a face-to-face activity -- provides students with an outlet to engage in conversation. Every time I think about this tool, I remember my student, Charlie (not his real name). Given his learning challenges, he struggled to keep up during class discussions.

Long after his classmates grasped a concept, he would light up in acknowledgement and then become crestfallen as he had no way to share his revelation. Charlie needed an alternative means to participate, and a backchannel would have provided him with that outlet. 4 Chrome Apps for Student Creation - Getting Smart by Aimee Bartis - #edtech #learning, chromeapps, chromebooks, edapps, EdTech, GAFE, mlearning. 20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools. About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. Kaizena · Give Great Feedback · Voice Comments for Google Drive.