Learning outcomes and content
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?) There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates.
The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You
Latest update 4th June 2013 - These are some of the best free internet resources for education. This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here. This list is not exhaustive in any way. Acapela.tv is a fun site to create text-to-speech animations.Alice is a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Many thanks to Heather for her photograph
Technology and Education | Box of Tricks
WiseMapping - Visual Thinking Evolution
Brainstorming and Voting Amazingly Easy. Free Online Tool | tricider
Free Tool to Create Interactive Assignments and Track Learner Performance
Knowmia has supported so many teachers flipping their classrooms, it’s especially popular in U.S. We’ve covered their free iPad App – Knowmia Teach (iTunes link), which can replace the paid App – Explain Everything. And it’s not just a video recording tool, it connects to a whole lot more support for teachers! Inspiration Corner : featuring a wide range of video lessons from teachers who have used Knowmia Teach and other lesson creation tools; How-To Guide : helping teachers create quality video lessons including a list of tools and their pros and cons Chapter 1: Using iPad tools Chapter 2: Recording yourself with a camcorder Chapter 3: Using screencasting tools Now they have new offerings for educators. New! We’ve launched our new Assignment Wizard (available now in public beta) for teachers to build assignments using a combination of video lessons, questions and slides and then track students’ performance in real-time. New!
Classroom Aid | Tools for Collaboration
Wikia hosts wikis in over 200 languages(there are 8 types of Chinese languages available), there are over 150,000 sites and over 30,000,000 visitors per month here. Wikispaces is great for collaboration in class to foster project-based and collaborative learning. Wiggio.com is a free, online toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups. It lets users form online groups and provides the tools to create private listservs and web addresses; manage events with a shared calendar; send eMail, text, and voice messages; and manage files in a shared folder; host web meeting and chatroom; share computer screens; poll your group in real time. The iphone app is available. google doc includes step-by-step guides for using Google Docs, a set of four documents for student use, and a teachers’ guide with suggested lesson plans. Nota lets you connect, collaborate, and co-create in real time! MixBook is like a digital scrapbook. Dipity lets students and teachers create free interactive timelines. Bookmarks
Classroom collaboration tool
20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration
The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools are fun and engaging. They also support 21st century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity. You know what else teachers like? This week on EmergingEdTech, we’ve put together a listing of 20 top notch free tools that are being used in schools and classrooms to collaborate and interact on assignments, projects, and other active learning efforts. These tools deliver a wide array of functionality, from communication to collaborative document editing, whiteboards, and gaming, to full Learning Management System capabilities. 1. Twiddle provides a really easy to use collaborative online whiteboard. 2. 3. 4. 5. Yammer is a private social network. 6. 7. Vyew is a collaborative interactive white board.
In previous blogs, we focused on web tools to collect and organize content and tools to help students create and present ideas. In this module, we focus on how to use web tools to foster collaboration. Randy Nelson (Pixar University) provides a brilliant definition of collaboration by using two principles of improv. First, accept every offer and second, make your partner look good. Principle 4: Shut up and Listen Good improvisers are not necessarily more clever, or more quick-witted. Principle 5: Action beats inaction Don't talk about doing it, do it. Principle 8: There are no mistakes Earlier I said that we have to be willing to make mistakes. As a quick example, watch this video (caution, one bad word near the end). Imagine what would have happened if the cast would have cut him off. Extending Class and Thinning the Walls A variety of web tools provide opportunities for students to collaborate with each other (in or out of the classroom) or with others outside of the class. Tools
Tools to Help Students Collaborate
Online Collaboration Tool & Platform | Blackboard Collaborate
Blended Learning – Combining Online Technology with Classroom In
On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration
Cultivating Collaboration: The First “C” The Common Core (CCSS) has arrived. We’ve had time to study the standards, peruse the list of recommended materials, and explore the suggested curriculum maps and assessments. Now, how do we begin to put this nationwide initiative into operation? What meaningful steps forward can we take? In this column, we’ll focus on the ideas that shape our approach to the standards. Librarians, teachers, administrators, parents, and children must work in concert. The best place for the collaboration to begin is around the topic of quality nonfiction. Identifying Quality Nonfiction LiteratureWhile there are no hard and fast rules on what constitutes quality nonfiction, there is consensus on some basics. Finding Quality Nonfiction LiteratureEducators have an immediate need to identify quality nonfiction literature in all the content areas. Here is our starter list and a brief description of what each offers. Robert F.
Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians | eSchool News | 3
Presenters at Alan November’s Building Learning Communities conference described how librarians today must curate, foster citizenship, forge connections—and more By Michelle LuhtalaRead more by Contributor August 2nd, 2012 As the lone librarian and technology integration specialist for an entire district, regularly meeting her K-8 students on a fixed schedule, Miller does not teach alone. She models collaboration by forming instructional partnerships with educators around the world. Two Libraries, One Voice, a joint blog documenting Miller’s co-teaching experience with John Schumacher, Brook Forest Elementary School’s librarian 338 miles away in Illinois, illustrates how technology transcends geography in the new millennium. Common Core Invariably, there comes a time when either Valenza or Miller deliver a presentation where an audience member raises a hand to say, “Yes, but…” After the “but” comes a reference to state testing, instructional mandates, curricular requirements, and so on.
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8 Great Free Flipped Classroom Resources
ed.ted.com: This cool tool lets you take any video on YouTube and deliver it in a private mode to whoever you choose to share it with, but its real power comes from the ability to create a quiz, supporting links, and “dig deeper” content that you can associate with the video (you can review the responses online). Screencast-O-Matic: When you’re ready to give screen casting a try, Screencast-O-Matic was one of the first screencasting tools to be published that’ still around. It works with both the Mac and the PC, and requires no installation. There’s a quick demo video on the home page. You can record and host 15 minute clips for free, and create unlimited clips if you have the Pro version, available for just $15 a year. PowerPoint’s Voice Annotation Function: Many teachers use PowerPoint slides as a part of their lecturing process. Wikispaces: If you don’t have somewhere to deliver your content, a Wiki is a great place to start.
My first impression of Verso was that it would be a great way to introduce a lesson cycle. But as my students and I worked with the app, I realized that it can do so much more. Here's a list of activities that support building authentic literacy skills. But first, a quick note on establishing expectations for responses and comments. 1. Analyzing images is a critical skill. Provide a link to an image in Google Drive or Images and prompt learners to describe what they see and to explain what makes them say that. 2. Using evidence to support understanding is key to comprehension and constructing arguments. Link a reading selection in the content area (at the top), and prompt learners to share a short part that interests them. The nature of a text summarization is to build meaning in whatever order learners choose. 3. Make sure to establish an expectation for commentary. Take the data a step further by downloading a CSV to edit in Google Sheets as a class. 4. Classrooms run on routines. 5. 6.
15 Ways to Use Verso App
Il lavoro di mappatura nasce con l'intento di fornire ad insegnanti di ogni ordine e grado delle Schede di agile consultazione a supporto della scelta di applicazioni Web 2.0 che - in buona parte dei casi gratuite - ben si prestano ad essere adottate nel lavoro con la classe: facilità d'uso autorialità socialità possono essere infatti considerate le "marche d'uso della didattica 2.0" (Rivoltella, Ferrari, "A scuola con i media digitali", 2010). Le Schede, organizzate in categorie relative alla funzione assolta dai diversi applicativi, vogliono offrire spunti metodologico-didattici ed esempi concreti di utilizzo; si riserva inoltre spazio ad una sintetica descrizione delle specifiche tecniche, fornendo rimandi ad eventuali tutorial che possano guidare i docenti nelle prime sperimentazioni. Ecco le schede divise per categoria:
3 Great Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers
July 2, 2014 Below are some great whiteboard tools for teachers to use in class. These tools allow you to draw, sketch, and type on a web-based whiteboard. Some of them like PixiClip supports screen sharing. These tools can be used for a wide variety of purposes. They can be used for collaborative brainstorming, creating diagrams and illustrations, and designing step by step how-to guides. 1- PixiClip PixiClip is a great web-based interactive whiteboard with huge potential for educational uses. This is a web-based whiteboard tool that does not require any plugin or app installation. 3- Realtime Board This is another whiteboard tool for teachers.
Bästa webbsidorna/apparna för att rita, skriva, måla på din skärm
Ett webb-whiteboard. Gå in på sidan och börja skriva eller rita. Pixiclip PixiClip är en interaktiv whitebord som gör att du kan spela in din skärm och dela med dig av filmen. Du kan skriva eller rita med en penna eller en markör, radera saker, ändra färger och även lägga till bilder som du har laddat upp tidigare. När du gör dessa saker, kommer du också att kunna spela in din röst eller dig själv i tre minuter. När du är klar, kan du hålla din video privat eller offentlig och dela den med andra via sociala medier eller bädda in på en blogg/webbsida. Twiddla Twiddla är en snygg och enkel webbaserad tjänst där du kan rita, lägga in bilder och skriva texter direkt på nätet. Andra förslag
WebWhiteboard - an interactive whiteboard in your browser
Student Centered Classroom
Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign
I remember exactly where I was when I had a watershed moment that changed me as a teacher forever. In fact, it inspired my EdSurge column, Why the 21st-Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks. I was working on my TEDx presentation at my local Starbucks and, looking around, I realized that everyone seemed to be happy, engaged in their work, and relaxed. Some people chose the traditional chairs and tables while I opted for a big, comfy chair with my MacBook on my lap. Problem Solvers Now = Problem Solvers Later I'm a firm believer in keeping the focus on what's really important: the students. What the Research Says Everything I do in my classroom is based on research and best practices for kids. Simple in-class activities can boost performance. Additionally, if you're looking to convince your administrators that flexible seating is right for your students or even your entire school, my principal Jason Markusen has some interesting thoughts on this subject. Other Considerations
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AppBuilder Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development IDE | Telerik (formerly Icenium)
Infusing a Digital Literacy Curriculum Into the Classroom
Whole Brain Teaching - Guff or Great?
Whole Brain Teaching...? - Neuroskeptic
The Official Brain Gym Website
Online Concept Mapping Apps
WiseMapping - Visual Thinking Evolution
MindMup: Zero-Friction Free Online Mind Mapping Software - Mind Map in the cloud
We think History | Collaborative Digital History
Digital Tools | NiCHE
The Academic Commons | for the liberal education community
Collaborative Learning Spaces: Classrooms That Connect to the World
Digital tools for learning and teaching
15 Tools for Formative Assessment