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Makebadges - the badge design tool for schools - by Makewaves. Springfieldlibrary - home. Home. Cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces. This Is How to Use Twitter to Search for Educational Content. Twitter search is a great alternative to the conventional ways of searching the net.

This Is How to Use Twitter to Search for Educational Content

Mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes. Critical Thinking Model 1. To Analyze Thinking We Must Identify and Question its Elemental Structures Standard: Clarityunderstandable, the meaning can be grasped Could you elaborate further?

Critical Thinking Model 1

Could you give me an example? Could you illustrate what you mean? Wiki:interactive media resources. Present knowledge in different and (if you do it right) compelling ways engage active participation by the entire class instead of broadcasting to it like a passive audience This Mindmeister mindmap lists collaboration and interaction tools.

Wiki:interactive media resources

Storify Drag and drop elements from Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, blogs to create a story that you can Tweet, blog, embed. Screenr Make screencasts instantaneously, then Tweet, blog, embed. Pandia Powersearch, all-in-one list of search engines and directories. The databases used by search engines are made by "robots" or "spiders" that automatically map the Web by following the links between sites.

Pandia Powersearch, all-in-one list of search engines and directories

The directories, on the other hand, contain sites that are hand picked by human beings. Still, most search sites present search engine as well as directory results. Metasearch engines gather results from several search engines and directories. They are not that good at advanced Boolean searching, but may provide you with a broad sweep of the Web. The periodic table of education technology. We had a crazy idea over the weekend here at Daily Genius.

The periodic table of education technology

What if we organized all the top education technology tools into a simple graphic? Then we took it a step further by identifying some of the best ways to organize data into a single visual. What better way to do that than by taking a page from the Periodic Table of the Elements? So we set out to identify the top edtech tools and conferences and then figured out which categories they all fit into. What you see below is the result of quite a bit of effort from the editors of Daily Genius as well as the community. But wanted to do something special for the end of the year. Create Interactive Online Presentations, infographics, animations & banners in HTML5 - Visme by Easy WebContent.

Creating engagement through interactive infographics. I’ve been a long term advocate of the use of infographics in education and especially enjoy thinking of ways that students can be encouraged to engage with and question the content as well as create their own graphics, so when I rediscovered I was really delighted to find the tool that I once thought was a PowerPoint substitute for creating online presentations had turned into an awesome interactive infographic creator.

Creating engagement through interactive infographics

What’s so impressive about Visme? I’ve used quite a few infographic creation tools and most are either template based or they have a library of assets which you can drag and drop to construct your own layouts. offers a combination of both these options along with the possibility to animate the elements within the graphic, drop in your own images or online videos and also embed html elements such as polls and quizzes into the graphic. How to use Visme When you go to the dashboard you get three main options. What I like about it Related links: 100+ Alternative Search Engines You Should Know.

If someone asks you, off the top of your head, what search engines you use or know off, chances are you’ll be naming the regulars: Google, Bing, Yahoo.

100+ Alternative Search Engines You Should Know

The Internet however is a really big place and there are plenty more search engines out there that can cater to very specific requirements. General Search Engines We’re skipping the search engines that everyone know about so you won’t be seeing Google, Yahoo or Bing in this list. 5 Good Places to Find Educational Video Content for Your Class. October 6, 2015 Looking for educational video content on the web becomes almost synonymous with searching popular video platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo and to a certain extent TED.

5 Good Places to Find Educational Video Content for Your Class

Important as these sites are but they are not the sole places where you can access school friendly video content. There are in fact some other powerful platforms that provide video content specifically designed for education community. Below are some good examples: ‘ is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators - exclusively endorsed by over twenty national education associations.Empowering students and teachers through the use of video, with a safe, informative, and fun video sharing experience.’ ‘YouTube Teachers was created to help teachers leverage video to educate, engage and inspire their students. ‘Academic Earth was launched on the premise that everyone deserves access to a world-class education. 6 of The Best Web Tools for Creating Educational Video Tutorials. October 6, 2015 Over the years, we have reviewed several web tools and mobiles apps that you can use with your students in class to create educational screencasts and video tutorials.

6 of The Best Web Tools for Creating Educational Video Tutorials

Today, we are bringing to the forefront a select few of the tools that have been the most popular among teachers and educators. You can utilize these applications to create instructional tutorials and explainer videos to incorporate in your teaching. The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education. What is a hashtag?

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education

A word or phrase preceded by a “#.” How do hashtags work? Twitter can be a busy place with lots of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.” Home. 5 Ways You Can Benefit From Teaching Channel's Website. Appear In. iPad Teachers Blog. DIY Smartphone Projector. This DIY smartphone projector is a fun and quick project.

It turns out that it’s easy to turn your phone into a digital projector. You just need a few materials and a bit of ingenuity. Better yet, the cost of this project is around $1. Framework for reflecting on level of understanding. TPACK in 2 Minutes. #Education. Classroom Tools. Edshelf - search for the right tool on the right platform. 10 Things to Immediately Stop & Start Doing on Twitter. Like every social platform, there’s a learning curve for how to use Twitter. But also like every social platform, there aren’t any specific rules. The confluence of these two truths can be mind-boggling, and the only real solution is to be patient and learn from the best. It’s the same principle as being good at anything else: spend time watching before doing, learn from those you find most engaging and interesting, and then practice.

In the meantime, I’ve gathered a few dos and don’ts to keep you company while you do your own on-the-ground learning. And here’s a spoiler: community is at the core of all of these principles. First, the don’ts: Don’t: be an egghead You hear this a lot, referring to the profile picture, which remains an egghead until you personalize it with your own photo. Don’t: be a sporadic Twitter user I have no bigger pet peeve than the sporadic Twitter user.