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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools
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Westside Toastmasters, for public speaking and leadership education in Los Angeles Westside Toastmasters, for public speaking and leadership education in Los Angeles Leadership Manuals There are a series of manuals that members may progress through project by project to develop and refine their leadership skills, starting with the Competent Leadership Manual. Depending on a member's goals there are other avenues beyond the leadership manuals for development of leadership ability, and that contribute to achievement of leadership designations within the Toastmasters framework. To review supplemental articles and references covering aspects of leadership go here. Competent Leadership Manual The Competent Leadership manual focuses on different leadership skills through ten projects, each providing the member background information and an assignment that requires serving in one or more specified meeting or club roles in which the aspects of that skill can be practiced. Advanced Leadership Manuals Each of the Advanced Leadership manuals challenges members to further improve their leadership skills.
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A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures. Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1. If your students like The Magic Tree House Series (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) 2. Can’t afford that summer vacation schlepping around Europe? 3. ReadWriteThink creates a lot of great educational resources. 4. Spell With Flickr is a simple site that allows you to enter any word and it will create a photo representation of that word using pictures from Flickr. 5. Freeology is a fantastic resource for teachers to download pre-made, or create a plethora of free graphic organizers, forms, calendars, certificates, worksheets, and more! 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. CELLS Alive! 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers
10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help us navigate through certain areas, they also enable us to learn more about the world and what it has to offer. What if you’re someone who wants to create a map instead? Sure, there’s Google Map and Google Earth to help you out but there are actually other tools to choose from as well. Here we’ve gathered 10 free amazing tools that you can use to create your own maps. From maps that are conveniently made for sharing to ones that are quite interactive, the selection below has a range of things to satisfy your mapping needs. Recommended Reading: 40 Creative Remakes Of The World Map 1. If you’re looking to create and view beautifully informative animated maps then this is the tool for you. If you send an Animap to your friends then it will display like a video which they can play, pause, slow and speed up. 2. You can use any one of the top map providers such as Bing Maps, Google Maps, and Open Street Map to get your map out there. 3. 10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps
Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking 2342 486Share Synopsis Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. And, finally, Creativity is paradoxical. Tags: adversity, contemporaries, creative education, creative geniuses, creative life, creative thinker, creative thinking, education, lighting systems, masterpieces, minor poets, motions, picasso, practicality, profitability, rembrandt, self-help, shakespeare, sonnets, special person, symphonies, thomas edison, wolfgang amadeus mozart Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking
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PÉNZ7 MAGYARORSZÁGON | Pénziránytű Alapítvány PÉNZ7 MAGYARORSZÁGON | Pénziránytű Alapítvány Magyarország először 2015-ben csatlakozott az Európai Pénzhét (European Money Week) közel harminc országot átfogó kezdeményezéséhez, amelynek célja az általános és középiskolások pénzügyi ismereteinek megalapozása, valamint egy széleskörű szakmai összefogás megteremtése a pénzügyi tudatosság fejlesztésében aktív szervezetek, intézmények között. A Pénz7 rendszerint minden évben március első felében kerül megrendezésre, de a kezdeményezéshez kötődő kísérőesemények egész tavasszal követik egymást. A programsorozat fókuszában az országszerte számos általános és középiskolában megvalósuló pénzügyi témájú tanórák állnak, melyek megtartásához a Pénz7 szervezői minden szükséges feltételt biztosítanak a kezdeményezéshez csatlakozó iskolák tanárai számára. Itt találhatók a 2015. évi, családi költségvetés-készítéssel kapcsolatos oktatási anyagok, valamint a tavalyi Pénz7 programsorozat ismertetője: Tovább Tananyagok 2016 Tananyagok 2015 Tanárfelkészítés: Családi költségvetés háttérismeretek (pptx)
Módszertani ötletgyűjtemény és digitális módszertár - Tempus Közalapítvány Módszertani ötletgyűjtemény és digitális módszertár - Tempus Közalapítvány A Tempus Közalapítvány honlapján működő, bárki számára hozzáférhető módszertani gyűjtemények szerkesztésének gondolatát pályázóink és a műhelymunkáinkon részt vevők adták azzal a gyakori visszajelzéssel, hogy módszereiket szívesen megosztanák szélesebbkörben is a tanár kollégákkal. Az ötletgyűjteményt pedagógusok írják, és pedagógusoknak szól. Az érdeklődők több min 800 kiváló módszertani ötlet között válogathatnak, a kínálat folyamatosan bővül. A Módszertani Ötletgyűjtemény főként a pályázati programjaink keretében továbbképzésen részt vevő pedagógusok rövid, játékos, érdekes feladatait tartalmazza, melyek jól alkalmazhatók egy-egy tanóra-részlet megtervezésekor, vagy akár mobilitási projektek előkészítésében a felkészítéskor (pl. idegen nyelv, lélektani, kulturális felkészítés, csapatépítés). A Digitális Módszertár a tanítási gyakorlatot újszerű, interaktív módszerekkel, a tananyag feldolgozását IKT-eszközökkel megtámogató ötletek gyűjteménye.
Két évtized is eltelt már azóta, hogy a technológiai eszközök az iskola, a tanítás és a tanulás világában valós szereplőként jelentek meg (nem előzmények nélkül). Azóta is minden évben hallani, hogy „a számítógép a jövő az oktatásban” (nem jó hallani ezt, hanem inkább kellemetlen). A pedagógiához majdnem annyian értenek, mint a focihoz, így mindenkinek vannak történetei arról, hogy az iskolában hogyan használják az informatikai eszközöket. Maradjunk talán annyiban, hogy a drága eszközök nem mindig úgy teljesítik a küldetésüket, ahogyan (pedagógiai) álmodóik elképzelték. Olykor olyan, mintha méregdrága űrhajókkal gurulnánk a macskaköves utakon… Egy Ruben R. Első szint: Helyettesítés Az első lépés az, amikor a technológia egy hagyományos eljárást helyettesít (substitution) anélkül, hogy merőben új lehetőségekhez jutnánk. Második szint: Kiterjesztés Ezen a szinten olyan oktatási alkalmazásokra kell gondolni, amelyeknél a technológia megjelenése valami plusz lehetőséget, funkciót is hozzáad. SAMR-létra | k.o.m.p.o.s.z.t SAMR-létra | k.o.m.p.o.s.z.t
Pushing kids to math and science Bill Schmidt, an expert on math and science education, says U.S. students are falling behind.He says common standards and changes of attitudes are required to catch up."Don't Fail Me: Education in America" airs at 8 p.m. "Don't Fail Me: Education in America " examines the crisis in our public education system and why America's financial future is at risk if our students can't excel math and science. (CNN) -- Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Bill Schmidt is the interim director of the Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education, and author of the forthcoming book "Inequalities for All: Why America Needs Common Core Standards." He spoke to CNN about the state of math and science education in the United States, why it matters and how math and science education can be improved. On America's education system: Bill Schmidt is director of the Education Policy Center at Michigan State University. Kamen: Jobs require technology skills How the U.S. lags in math, science education, and how it can catch up How the U.S. lags in math, science education, and how it can catch up
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8 Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks 8 Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks A couple of days ago Tony Vincent Tweeted my list of tools for creating videos on Chromebooks. That list was last updated in November. Tony's Tweet prompted me to update the list again. The notable differences between this list and the last one is that I've removed Wideo because that service no longer offers any free options for teachers or students. I've also added three new tools in Sharalike, CaptureCast, and Magisto. Adobe Spark is a suite of free tools for creating images, videos, and simple web pages. Sharalike is a good option to consider when you want to create an audio slideshow. PowToon is a popular tool for creating animated videos online. Magisto is a video creation tool that allows you to quickly drag videos and images from your desktop and or Google Drive account to your Magisto account. WeVideo offers the most features of any of the tools in this list. Nimbus Screenshot is my favorite tool for creating screencast videos on Chromebooks.
Edit and Share Videos Like a Rock Star The engine of learning is not always fueled by reading. In fact, knowledge is often acquired via audio, video, role-playing, and other approaches that address the varied learning styles of today’s students. One communication method that has seriously grown up from even a generation ago is video. Where movies used to be considered babysitting — the activity of last resort for tired or unprepared teachers — that’s no longer true. Today, done well, they become real teaching tools that use optics to communicate ideas, unpack granular concepts, and connect students to information. For many teachers, though, there’s the rub: How do they use this tool to agilely and effectively deliver content? EdPuzzle Edit, quizzify, and add your voice to any video. Tammy’s YouTube Clipper Because the ads that introduce many YouTube videos may not suit your student group, use this tool to truncate the video and show just the part you want. Touchcast Vialogues YouTube editor More on videos as a classroom tool: Edit and Share Videos Like a Rock Star
I’ve spent a good part of my time in the classroom before Spring Break making videos with my students using MySimpleShow, a new way to creatively craft content into brief, engaging videos. I must admit… now that I’m on Spring Break, much of my time has still been devoted to putting together videos sharing parts of our vacation and watching my own children’s videos. Once you start, you’ll see how quick and easy it is to do. Oh… I almost forgot one of the best parts. Not only is MySimpleShow easy to use, it’s free too! View the 1 minute video below to see how awesome MySimpleShow is… Top Reasons I Love MySimpleShow: See an Example Video Creation: How it Works… There are many video creation applications and websites to choose from today. My students love to publish content and demonstrate their learning. Write Your Own Scrip or Upload a PowerPoint File – If you choose to write your own script, simply select from a variety of templates to suit your video needs. A Few Fun Surprises Mother. A NEW Fun and Easy Way to Create Videos in the Classroom! – Kleinspiration
Vegan’s Hub (Helpful Resources) – MANIK REGE Here’s a complete list of online resources to help you lead a compassionate & peaceful life. Cheers! Guidance Gurus Happy Cow – explore vegan/vegetarian & vegan-friendly restaurants & cafés near youHealth Guide – Vegan SocietyArguments against Veganism, Shell EthicsVegan.com – Latest News & ArticlesVegan First – Indian vegan resources websiteVegan Diet EssentialsFrom A to Vegan – lifestyle & health adviceAnimal Activist Resources, Vegan Strategist Vegan Recipes Shopping YouTube Streak
The Fifth Estate, the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s investigative news series, looks at the recent anti-wheat and gluten-free trend that they call the “battle for your belly” in this documentary program. The wheat-free and grain-free trends have spread from celebrities to the media and the general population, and have also been fueled by two books which topped the New York Times bestseller lists: Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis and Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers, by neurologist David Perlmutter. In the program, journalist Mark Kelley sits down and talks to Dr. William Davis, who is probably the most famous anti-wheat evangelist, about his crusade. After talking to Dr. The Final Message The War on Wheat - What Does the Science Say? [VIDEO]
Earth - A change in diet may have helped our brains get so big There are bones hidden away in almost every cupboard in many of the rooms of New York University's primatology department, and James Higham is keen to explain to me what they can tell us about an important part of our evolution: why we have such big, heavy brains. He shows me hordes of lemur skulls, as well as casts of our extinct relatives. Of particular interest to him are the sizes of their braincases. The reason why some primates have bigger brains than others is often said to be their social behaviour. The new analysis found that diet – not social group size – was the key factor linked to brain size This theory has been around for over two decades, and is called "the social brain hypothesis". Following a large-scale analysis of primates, Higham and his colleague Alex DeCasien are confident that the social brain theory does not tell the whole story. They tell me that this is the first time such a large dataset has been used to explore the idea. All of these things are co-evolving
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