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From Tech Newbie to Ninja to Sensei. “Technology is just a tool.

From Tech Newbie to Ninja to Sensei

In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates Recently, I conducted a webinar for SimpleK12’s technology day, Technophobe to Technoninja. I had a fun time creating the presentation, The Tech Ninja Guide, which is full of tips for integrating technology effectively. Download the slide presentation and search the bookmarks below to be on your path to becoming a tech ninja or sensei. Enjoyed these ideas? Ideas Find your dojos online. Bookmarks Click to access that resource! Tech Tips, by shellyterrell. Random Name Picker Reviews and Creative Uses. IKT rīki.

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Barcelona. 6 innovative ways to connect with students, courtesy of Walt Disney. This year, what if you could channel your inner Walt Disney for the betterment of student learning?

6 innovative ways to connect with students, courtesy of Walt Disney

Photo by Jill O’Connor Plussing your Practice Have you ever been to Walt Disney World and spent time on the Jungle Cruise? 10 Fresh Thanksgiving Crafts With History, Math and Writing Connections. Want to get crafty with your class this Thanksgiving?

10 Fresh Thanksgiving Crafts With History, Math and Writing Connections

These craft activities integrate either history and math or history and writing! Can the vocabulary of deceit reveal fraudulent studies? Do scientific fraudsters have a distinct literary style?

Can the vocabulary of deceit reveal fraudulent studies?

They do, suggests a new study from researchers who pay close attention to the vocabulary of deceit. But the language analysis methods aren’t yet a reliable fraud-busting tool, the researchers and others caution. In their study, published in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, David Markowitz and Jeffrey Hancock of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, examined some 2 million words published in 253 biomedical research papers that had been retracted between 1973 and 2013 because they contained fraudulent data.

3D Modeling - Autodesk 123D: Beginner Lesson 1.0. The Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts. DigiPuzzle - Fun Math, Spelling, and Typing Games for Kids. DigiPuzzle is a free site offering dozens of fun games for kids.

DigiPuzzle - Fun Math, Spelling, and Typing Games for Kids

The games are relatively simple exercises designed to help students practice skills in mathematics, typing, letter recognition, and spelling. The mathematics section is the largest section of DigiPuzzle. In the math section your students will find games on counting, fractions, addition, subtraction, and multiplication. The language section of DigiPuzzle offers games in which students practice recognizing the letters of the alphabet. In the same section you will find some basic spelling and word search games. In the typing section of DigiPuzzle you can find six games that students can play to develop their typing skills.

Applications for Education None of these games are ground-breaking, but they are fun to play as a review activity. Thematic. Gooru Website Walkthrough. Downloads — About Gooru. Learn More About Gooru Getting Started Materials Gooru User Guide Find all Gooru events, webinars and trainings on our events page and calendar.

Downloads — About Gooru

Share Gooru with Educators For other videos you can share with your colleagues, visit our Youtube Channel. Create, Present and Share Engaging Multimedia Lessons. Camtasia Studio - Download. BIK Portal - BIK Community. Education Technology Tweet Wrap, Week Ending 11-08-2015. Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers.

Education Technology Tweet Wrap, Week Ending 11-08-2015

This week’s Tweets include a number of articles looking at Virtual Reality uses in education and several getting into the Internet of Things (as much as many of us may dislike that phrases, ‘IoT’ is here to stay), young students making cool apps, bite-sized learning with short-form video (short-form video consumption is growing explosively!) , and plenty of others tips, techniques, and insights from educators and experts across the Web! Crowsdsourcing Professional Development: Six Tips From Tech-Savvy. 9 Amazing Augmented Reality Apps for Teaching and Learning. Google Apps Script: Code Insert a Sheet. Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning. Editor's Note: Drew Minock, who co-wrote this piece, is an elementary teacher, co-founder of the popular education blog Two Guys and Some IPads, and is one of the voices on "The Two Guys Show" podcast.

Augmented Reality Brings New Dimensions to Learning

Imagine living in the magical world of Harry Potter, where the school hallways are lined with paintings that are alive and interactive. Now imagine creating an atmosphere like that for your students. Augmented Reality (AR) allows educators and students to do just that: unlock or create layers of digital information on top of the physical world that can be viewed through an Android or iOS device. Octagon Studio Ltd. Flashcards are no longer boring with Augmented Reality Cards.

Octagon Studio Ltd.

Animal4D+ Cards is a collection of 26 animals, ascending from A-Z. Download the Animal 4D+ App for free on the App Store and Google Play Store, scan the flashcards to witness the animals come to life in 4D and even feed the virtual monkey! The Animal 4D+ app brings you a new way of seeing animals in Augmented Reality. Octagon Studio 4D+ Aurasma: Augmented Reality for Your Classroom. After weeks of comparing reviews and conducting trials in my classroom, I can say unreservedly that Aurasma offers the best augmented reality (AR) experience for classrooms of any iOS or Android app.

Aurasma: Augmented Reality for Your Classroom

The Aurasma app is more versatile and classroom-friendly than any AR app; it enables teachers to bring curriculum to life, turning almost any environment into a classroom or object into a lesson. Read on to find out why no app does augmented reality like Aurasma. Methodology I began my tests by downloading three augmented reality apps — Layar, Anatomy 4D, and Aurasma v. 3.4.0 — on my iPhone 6 and iPad. I also borrowed my husband’s Samsung Galaxy S5 for a few days to test the apps on an Android phone. Eine kleine Deutschkiste. Open Source Software List: 2015 Ultimate List. Every month, Datamation highlights a list of open source software related to a particular category, such as security, cloud computing, small businesses, big data, games, etc. We have compiled those lists into one ultimate open source software list.

The following list spotlights 1,211 noteworthy open source projects that have been featured on our website. 50 Best Websites 2014. LearningApps - interactive and multimedia learning blocks. Latvian cities and towns App Ranking and Store Data.

Thank You. Discover! Digital Arts - MOOC. What is the course about? What are Digital Arts? Questions to the digital.Digital Arts focus on art that engages with, uses and is impacted by the digital. This course doesn’t focus on technology but presents it as a tool to facilitate ideas, placing emphasis upon its creative and artistic use. The program encourages students to explore the possibilities and potential of technologies within an art context. It offers the opportunity to develop a project from proposal to final exhibition. Five Tips for Making an Interview Subject More Comfortable. One of the most challenging aspects of my job as a director of documentary style commercial videos is working with non-professional “talent.”

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