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A Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools for Learning My annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list has become a popular resource - if the Slideshare viewing stats are anything to go by. For instance the 2011 presentation has now been viewed over 800,000 times, and the 2012 has been viewed nearly 400,000 times. So since the New Year I have been working on a major new, supplementary resource, A Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools for Learning. This Guide describes the essential features of each of the 100 tools and explains how they can be used for personal productivity, professional learning and development, education and training, as well as for workforce collaboration. The Guide is available both as continuously updated online resource and as a 342 page PDF to download. For a small charge, an annual subscription to the Guide will let you: A Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools for Learning
50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About
Six Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools for Students This week I ran a workshop on mind mapping, brainstorming, and timeline creation. These are the timeline creation tools that I included in the workshop. Meograph offers a nice way to create narrated map-based and timeline-based stories. Much of what Meograph offers can be accomplished in Google Earth. However, Meograph is browser-based so that students can create stories even if they cannot install Google Earth on their computers. Six Multimedia Timeline Creation Tools for Students
myHistro Offers New Ways to Share Mapped Timelines
Education Video Slideshows
Storybird - Artful storytelling
Voki Home
Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students | Text, Images, Music and Video
Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share
Trimble SketchUp
Download Jelly Cam 2.0.3
GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. (more...) This is the official GIMP web site. Using an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create animations or games, the Alice Project seeks to provide tools and materials for a conceptual core of computational thinking, problem solving, and computer programming. The Alice Suite of educational tools is designed to support teaching and learning across a spectrum of ages, grade levels, and classes in K-12 and in college or university courses. Read more... The Alice team has developed instructional materials to support students and teachers in using this new approach.
Planet Nutshell produces short animated videos to explain products, services, and concepts. One of their series of videos is all about the Internet and Internet safety for K-12 students. The series is called NetSafe and it has 17 episodes that were produced for the Utah Education Network. The videos are labeled with grade levels so that students in high school don't watch videos designed for K-3 students. The first video in the series is an explanation of what the Internet is in terms that K-3 students can understand.NetSafe Episode 1: What is the Internet? (Grades K-3) from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo. 17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids 17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids
Last week, on the day before Thanksgiving vacation, several of my fifth-graders voluntarily stayed after school with me to work on a project for which they would receive no grade: producing calendars based on poems and illustrations they had created for a class project. We were at step two, taking digital images of their illustrations. As I put real cameras in their hands to shoot pictures of their work we will upload to online publisher Lulu, they were giddy with excitement. All eyes were on me as I told them what to do. “Put the camera strap around your neck or your wrist; keep your elbows at your sides; hold your breath as you shoot,” I instructed. Contrary to our usual classroom interactions, in this case, I did not have to tell them two or three times – and they followed my instructions to the letter. More than Words Alone Can Say: Writing with Images in the Digital Age - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigLN, edchat, edlearning, EdTech, literacy, photo projects, visual learning More than Words Alone Can Say: Writing with Images in the Digital Age - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigLN, edchat, edlearning, EdTech, literacy, photo projects, visual learning
VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud Ken Tothero · University of Texas at Austin VoiceThread conversations are media-centric, which keeps the discussions focused. They also provide an opportunity to reflect, resulting in higher quality input. And finally, the system just plain works. Ken Tothero from the University of Texas at Austin shares his experience using VoiceThread (3:04 Min) Cole Complese · Penn State VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud
Educators from Cochrane Collegiate Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school. Cochrane’s strong PD and its list of ten non-negotiable classroom practices have been critical to the school's turnaround, helping to boost student engagement and double student performance in three years. Credit: Zachary Fink Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Resources and Downloads to Improve Student Performance Resources and Downloads to Improve Student Performance
Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students
Remind101 A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. Free. By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Service. I’m a student or parent All phone numbers are kept private Schedule texts to be sent at a later date Messages are one-way, so students & parents cannot reply Apple App Store Google Play Remind101
The Innovative Educator: 8 Ways to Assess without Standardized Tests
A Guided Tour Inside the International Space Station
Live presentations have been a part of National Geographic since the Society’s inception in the 19th century, allowing people to embark for an evening on expeditions to the far reaches of the world through the eyes of our explorers. In the past two years, we have expanded the reach of these explorers, photographers, and scientists to include a global online audience, amassing a collection of more than 140 videos live now. Here are 2012′s top 10 most viewed videos from across a wide array of categories. Top 10 “Nat Geo Talks” Videos for 2012 Top 10 “Nat Geo Talks” Videos for 2012
I am rereading Teaching As a Subversive Activity, which is a phenomenal book if you haven’t read it. About halfway through the book, Postman and Weingartner discuss ‘closed’ versus ‘open’ systems of knowledge: A closed system is one in which the knowables are fixed. Examples of this kind of system would include any in which most of its answers are either yes or no, right or wrong, clearly and without any other possibility. (p. 116)…Open systems may be thought of as situations in which there are degrees of ‘rightness,’ and in which a right answer today may well be a wrong answer tomorrow. Dangerously Irrelevant
This morning I received a question from a reader who wanted to know if it is possible to create PDFs in Google Documents and if so how can it be done. I figured that if one person is asking there are probably others who would also like to know the answer to that question. The answer is yes, you can create PDFs in Google Documents and the directions for doing it are provided in the screenshots below. Shameless promotion: I'll be covering a lot of these kind of questions and more in my new webinar series Google Drive and the Common Core. Step 1: How to Create PDFs in Google Drive in Three Steps
I think it's fair to say that Twitter can no longer be dismissed as a trivial passing fad. Though I had dabbled with a personal account, my entire opinion changed when I started my @VideoAmy account and dove in to the conversations educators were engaged in. While some people certainly do tweet about what they're having for breakfast, teachers, administrators, and educational organizations use Twitter in a whole different way -- making smart use of those 140 characters to share resources, wisdom, and inspiration. Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education
Online learning

Webinars - Free Professional Development
Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 40 Sites for Educational Games
5 Tools Every Student Needs to Know
What are some of the best uses for mobile devices in the classroom
45 Simple Twitter Tips Everyone Should Know About
Using Wall Wisher in the Classroom
Edudemic | Education Technology, Apps, Product Reviews, and Social Media
25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education | Edudemic
Websites Like - Find Related Sites and Tools
12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free
Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology
A List of Free Must Have PDF Tools for Educators
The 411 on Digital Learning
Show Me What's Wrong - Help Your Friends With Their Computer Problems
Google Sites for Teachers 2012
Page-level Permissions and Digital Portfolios in Google Sites
5 Ways to Use Google Sites in Schools
Summer School for Teachers
MIT Video - More Than 10,000 Educational Videos
7 Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Outlines Online
The Social MEDia Course - Education in the Social Media Era
Google Earth A to Z
Watch Steve Jobs Talk Passionately About the First Apple Store Ever
GE Teach - Teaching With Google Earth
10 Things You May Not Know About YouTube
How Twitter can be used as a powerful educational tool
Top 10 Free Online Mind Mapping Tools
7 Strategies for iPads and iPods in the (Math) Classroom
Web 2.0 Tools for Educators
So...You Wanna Start Texting
Top 5 Twitter Accounts for Teachers | My Town Tutors
12 Most Splendid Sources for Music Discovery | 12 Most
Teachers Guide on The Use of Wikis in Education
Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool
Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture
Tech Alternatives for the One Computer Classroom
Youth Voices
5 Cutting Edge iPad Apps for Creative Thinking & Learning
50,000 (And Counting) Education Apps Worth Knowing About
Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student
48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers
Making Educational Blogging Work for Your
Cool Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom
Flipping...It's Not Just For The Classroom
- 30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms by Michael Gorman
One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps
50 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
Discovery Education Web2012 : Home
Free Downloads
Using Google Scholar for Education
Ten Search Tools and Tactics Teachers and Students Need to Know
12 Tools for Quickly Gathering Informal Feedback from Students
Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 06/27/2012
TeacherTube - Teach the World | Teacher Videos | Lesson Plan Videos | Student Video Lessons | Online Teacher Made Videos |
SchoolTube - Video Sharing For Students & Teachers
3 Simple Steps to Do-it-yourself Professional Development
The Honor Roll: 50 Must-Read K–12 Education IT Blogs
20 Twitter Hashtags Every Teacher Should Know About
iLearn Technology
Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Advancing Children's Learning in a Digital Age
CDMC | Children's Digital Media Center | Georgetown University
CITE Journal - Mathematics
Preparing Teachers To Teach With Technology - Charalambos Vrasidas, Gene V. Glass
ReadWriteWeb - Web Apps, Web Technology Trends, Social Networking and Social Media
iPad learning

ISTE iPad in Education Webinar
iPads in Education Webinar
Home | Digitales
Dr. Helen Barrett's Electronic Portfolios
21st Century Fluency Project
Welcome to Skype in the classroom
Welcome to MySMARTSpaces - the home of SMART Technologies in the UK
Technology Integration in K-12 - The Foundations of Instructional Technology
Best Free Software - School Computing
Tech & Learning - free magazine and website with great resources for educators