There's a Digital Tool for That! Punctuation Posters You Should Not Miss. When people speak face to face, they use several non verbal cues to convey meanings ( e.g. grimaces, frowning, smiling,..etc ).
These facial expressions and other body language signals are very important elements in any communicative situation. Imagine talking to someone face to face without him/her giving you any visual cues, it would make you feel very uncomfortable . This was in fact an activity we did in my first Master classes. The professor asked us to talk to the person next to us for 2 minutes and whoever is playing the role of the listener should not nod or act out any facial expression. I could feel the communication was flawed from the first 30 seconds, only then I really realized how important these cues are to the normal proceeding of day-to day conversations and communications.
The same thing applies to written language. If you know of other examples, share them with us below. 1- Look how changing the placements of punctuation can change the whole meaning 2- Poor Grandma lol. Useful Timer Tools for Teachers. Whether you have problems with your time management in class or you just want to focus students attention on the importance of time while working on tasks, the timers below will be of great help to you.
They are all web based and do not require any software installation. They are also very easy to use and have user friendly interfaces. Check out the list below and if you have other suggestions , share them with us in the comment form below. 1- Online Stopwatch This is a flash enhanced web tool that provides you with both a stopwatch and a count down . 2- Online Egg Timer Online Egg Timer allows you to create your favorite multiple egg timers and store them via bookmark. 3- Timerr Timerr is a cool web tool that provides you with a count down function in the form of a clock that can be easily set to the time selected. 4- Time Me Timer Stopwatch can count up or down, with or without an alarm, in a loop or not, and invarious colors, sizes and fonts 5- Funsumer. A Simple Way for Teachers to Transform Files to iPad. While I was wading through my tweets today, I came across this awesome video from Life Hacker that explains in a very clear and simple way how users can easily transform their files to iPhone or iPad.
The topic of this video clicks in with what I post here about the educational uses of iPad and adds in to the list of tips teachers need to know about to leverage the power of this device to their classrooms. Let me quote for you the main points Life Hacker talked about in the video below. Connect your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iTunes. (You can let it sync if you want, but this isn't necessary.)Click on your device in the list on the left side of iTunes. (It'll be under the "DEVICES" header.)Click the "Apps" tab up on top in the main panel of iTunes.Scroll down to the bottom where you'll find a "File Transfer" section with a list of apps. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You.
The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) And ran a contest to try and get as many submissions as possible. There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates. Presentation Skills. Five Reasons Why YouTube Rocks the Classroom. Digital Tools Last month, 16 teachers from across the country got together at Google’s Seattle office for the YouTube Teachers Studio — a sort of bootcamp to learn how to best use YouTube in the classroom.
Jon Corippo, a Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator, was among the group, and came back with ideas about what YouTube was great for. INSPIRATION. Videos are, in effect, changing education and learning. We are now past the point of debate. MORE ACCESS TO STUDENTS. GLOBAL CONNECTION. The Edublog Awards. All About YouTube. 40 Incredible Blogs That Are Changing Education. 5 Presentation Tools To Captivate Every Student. Creating a presentation that keeps a captive audience engaged is tough.
Creating a presentation that keeps distracted students engaged is a much harder task again. Whether your are demonstrating to a class or presenting at a conference, keeping an audience focused on your content is more challenging than it used to be. Children and adult audience members alike, now have glowing distractions in their pockets and are expecting the instant gratification that comes from the Internet generation.
Text on slides no longer has the appeal and will easily lose the attention battle to a Facebook update or a new cow on FarmVille. Here are a few tools that will help you enthrall your audience and keep your presentations on the entertaining side of educational: