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The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools. Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe interesting patterns that wouldn’t be apparent from looking only at stats. 50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners. 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au.

50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

Career Ready Lesson Plans. Career Ready Lesson Plans for Grades 6–12 These lessons were designed to assist Students who are interested in non-four year college options after high school.

Career Ready Lesson Plans

Starting in middle school, the Career Ready lessons contain work and career elements that correspond with the student High School and Beyond Plan’s postsecondary options. Lessons around planning for the future with tools about financial literacy match with the other career guidance curriculum. Simple Career Awareness Activities and Resources for Kids. Jobs and Careers Lesson Plans for Teachers.

Career Clusters - Career clusters can help your students find over 500 career and 60 industry descriptions.

Jobs and Careers Lesson Plans for Teachers

A career cluster assessment is available.Career Ready - These lessons, for grades 6-12 were designed to assist students who are interested in non-four year college options after high school.Career View - Offers a variety of tool kits, lessons, activities and games for elementary and middle school student to explore careers.Educator's Toolkit on Career and Education Planning - The Educator's Toolkit on Career and Education Planning was developed to assist teachers in planning a comprehensive middle school career course. This Toolkit provides easy access to classroom activities, lesson plans, and related web-based resources.Exploring Careers Using the Internet - In this multisession lesson, students begin with a discussion of blogs and the concept of careers. The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture.

Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles.

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture

Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved. Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating.

Texting While Driving Simulator. 27 Quirky Websites You Never Knew You Needed. InstaGrok.com. What Advice Would You Give a Student Teacher? This week, I got an email from someone who is just about to start student teaching.

What Advice Would You Give a Student Teacher?

Feeling anxious about the semester ahead, she asked if I had any advice. I’m going to share my own thoughts here, but I would like it if this could be one of my crowdsourcing posts, where we pull together all the collective wisdom of my incredibly smart, insightful readers (like the times you advised parents on skipping kindergarten and having your child take extra math courses). So after I share my ideas, I would love for everyone else to use the comments below to give all beginning teachers advice on how to make the most of the student teaching experience.

Okay. I’ll go first: Unless you’re very extroverted, you might hold back on asking questions. Try really hard to get over that. Ready, Set, Design!Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Ready, Set, Design is one of our favorite group activities, for adults and kids alike, at Cooper-Hewitt.

Ready, Set, Design!Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

It’s a highly adaptable design challenge that can jump-start collaborative and creative thinking in any group. We use it with kids’ groups at the Museum, for internal staff meetings, and even at industry conferences and summits we host. The activity is such a success with our participants that we’ve gotten a lot of requests for a how-to guide. Middle School Maker Journey: Top 20 Technologies and Tools. "It's not about the tool," they say -- but sometimes it is.

Middle School Maker Journey: Top 20 Technologies and Tools

In our middle school makerspace, students have been using a variety of tools and technologies in a variety of projects and activities. And there are many more that we've yet to explore and experience. 6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6. About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech.

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6

Noun Project - Icons for Everything. The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools. Effective Lesson Planning for the Secondary Choral Director - National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Effective Lesson Planning for the Secondary Choral Director By NAfME member Roland Wilson The Understanding by Design (UbD) framework (also known as backward planning) includes processes and methods that are fundamental to the choral ensemble educator.

Effective Lesson Planning for the Secondary Choral Director - National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

We have often heard the phrase “beginning with the end in mind.” Every choir director worth his salt commonly engages in this practice. From the moment the conductor picks up a score, he engages in cursory theory and form analysis, contemplates requisite vocal pedagogy, and mentally lays out a time frame for the learning of the piece. One perk of music education is that we have the opportunity, as well as the responsibility to steer our students toward needed learning that is framed by curriculum, but not constricted by compulsory yearly testing. The UbD Framework. Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes.

20 educational resources for new teachers. And while the internet offers a plethora of free content, there are times when it’s worth it to pay a little extra, Holden said. Those times could include when materials are done exceptionally well, when a resource is very unique, when an educator finds things he or she will use more than one time, or when it would cost more time to find exactly what an educator is searching for. “As a teacher, you know there are not enough hours in the day for you to do everything you need to do,” Holden said.

“Anything that can save time is worth my money.” 1. Teachers Pay Teachers: This site offers free resources along with paid content–in fact, sellers are required to offer free materials alongside their fee-based materials. AnswerGarden » ...- Plant a Question, Grow Answers! Generate a live word cloud with your audience. TitanPad. Part 2: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit. Welcome to the second post in this series. Summer is a great time to check out some new edtech tools and possibilities. My goal every summer is to bring you at least 40 new tools… maybe more… that you may not know about. I am sending out ten new ones in each post. Remember I am picking these from thousands and I am trying to find those sites that are up and coming and might just be the next big edtech hit.

You might also notice I am also including a few sites that have been around for awhile. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Read the others in the series: Part One,,,,,,, Part Two (This Issue)……. Get Together. Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks. Instead of TV, you should watch... Explain Everything Collaborative Whiteboard Animate Thinking. Trading Card: Turn your photos into trading cards! Tons of fun stuff... Give one of our toys a spin! FX, Billboard, Movie Poster, Magazine Cover, Framer, CD Cover, Wallpaper, Cube, Bead Art, Pocket Album, Pop Art Poster, Badge Maker, Color Palette Generator, Mat, Jigsaw, Gift Center, Lolcat Generator, Calendar, Breast Cancer Poster, Trading Card, Map Maker, Mosaic Maker, Motivator, Hockneyizer, Photobooth, I know, right?

It's a lot to take in. Go slow. Dotstorming. The Everything Machine by Tinybop on the App Store. 15 Interlocking Facts About LEGO. It looks like Barbie’s dream house is coming down, one brick at a time. Denmark-based block maker LEGO unseated Mattel in 2014 to become the world’s top toy company. Their plastic building materials are omnipresent, ideal for teaching children how to think creatively while their barefooted parents learn how to swear creatively. Check out these 15 fully-connected facts about the beloved brand. When woodworker Ole Kirk Kristiansen started selling toys in Billund, Denmark in 1932—no one during the Great Depression was buying expensive furniture—he had no idea LEGO (from the Danish words Leg Godt, or “play well”) would become synonymous with click-lock blocks.

Video: Cedar Rapids middle school students learn life lessons via chess. Mar 7, 2016 at 12:01 am | Print View CEDAR RAPIDS — A new program at Roosevelt and Wilson middle schools uses the game of chess to teach sixth graders lessons about leadership and character. The collaboration between Horizons and the Zach Johnson Foundation’s Kids on Course program, which started at the beginning of the school year, also is designed to support youth in need of extra attention.

PixiClip. Photograph Puzzle Maker. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. Uh-Oh! Alphabet Game. To view our printable materials, you must download the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat software. Download now. Gnowledge. Create. Share. Learn. Where everyone can create, publish, share and take tests, exercises and assignments. Apprenez à exprimer les émotions , les sentiments. A ) Les expressions du visage. Teaching Grit Cultivates Resilience and Perseverance (Research Made Relevant Series) Amy: Kenny is a student that participated in my grit program last year.

Kenny: This is my evaporator. Amy: He's a perfect example of a ten year old with grit. Messaging, Walkie Talkie app for Team communication. SOLOSHOT® Robot Cameraman‎ 7 Tools for Building Review Games. This week I received at least a half dozen emails from people who were looking for suggestions for creating review games or practice quizzes for their students. OneNote for Teachers - Interactive Guides. Quiz Game Master - Create a Quiz. Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students. Image courtesy of OZinOH Welcome to my list of webtools that don’t require student registration. This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. And it is still growing.

I started added comments to each link, but that is taking a long time to complete. Please bear with me as I update it. While I do try to verify each link on a regular basis, please be aware that websites do change and some of these sites may no longer be active or may have switched to a paid version. Free. Over the next while, I will be adding labels to each of these to designate whether you can use this site without any registration at all or will need the use of a class code given by the teacher. Geniushour - Resources & Documents. Logo and Graphics Generator - Cool Text. Meme Generator.

Classroom Review Game for Educators. Riddle.