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5 Alternatives to Padlet. For the last 24 hours the Twittersphere has been buzzing about the recent changes to Padlet. While none of the following tools have as many features as Padlet, they all provide the core element of a digital wall to which you apply digital sticky notes. Here are five alternatives to Padlet. These are in the order in which I prefer them right now. LinoLino, sometime referred to as Lino.It, provides digital walls or corkboards to which you can add sticky notes that contain text, images, videos, or document attachments.

The best feature of Lino is the option to create private groups. WakeletWakelet is the newest entry into this market. DotstormingDotstorming was built for people to share ideas in the form of digital sticky notes and then vote for their favorite ideas. ScrumblrScrumblr is a site that provides an online space to create and share sticky notes with a group. PinsidePinside is a free online sticky note service. Random Name Picker. How To Use The Background Eraser Tool In Photoshop. Selecting The Background Eraser Tool By default, the Background Eraser is hiding behind Photoshop's regular Eraser Tool in the Tools panel. To select it, right-click (Win) / Control-click (Mac) on the Eraser Tool, and then choose the Background Eraser Tool from the fly-out menu that appears: The Background Eraser Tool is found nested under the regular Eraser Tool in the Tools panel. With the Background Eraser selected, your mouse cursor will change into a circle with a small crosshair in the center of it: The Background Eraser's cursor is made up of a simple circle with a crosshair in the middle.

Adjusting The Size Of The Brush The Background Eraser Tool is really a brush, and just like Photoshop’s other Brush tools, you can adjust its size directly from your keyboard. How The Background Eraser Works Before we look at a real-world example of Photoshop’s Background Eraser Tool in action, let’s learn the basics of how it works. Another masterpiece created in Photoshop. The Layers panel. Nope. QuestionPro Survey. Random Name Selector. EdTech. Have you ever felt this way? Have you ever said to yourself: I’d love to integrate more edtech into my classroom, but I just don’t know where to start.I’d love to find some tech to take my classroom to the next level, but the number of choices is overwhelming.I’d love to start a makerspace like The Innovation Lab, school garden, or explore entrepreneurship with students, but I don’t know where to start? Have no fear, The Edtech List is here! Deciding what to put in your makerspace or the right edtech to integrate into your classroom to transform learning can be overwhelming.

Below is the list of edtech I love. In Our Innovation Lab and Edcorps Software Audacity – an excellent, open-source audio recording and editing program. Camtasia – This video editing software is easy enough for elementary school students to use, yet still produces a top quality video. Fotojet – We use to use Canva for our graphic design needs. MCEdit – MCEdit is a saved game editor for Minecraft. Hardware In FH Grows. Random Picker. Text message (SMS) polls and voting, audience response system | Poll Everywhere.

RU575 Smackdown! - Google Slides. Presentation Software that Inspires | Haiku Deck. Voki Home. Adding Audio to your presentation copy4 copy1 by on emaze. Les Flips qu'on aime. Emaze - Online Presentation Software – Create Amazing Presentations. Online. Checklist: Selecting Technology for Learning – TechKNOW Tools. With so many possibilities for digital learning, selecting media and technologies for appropriate course instruction is a very complex process. Although there are a wide range of options in the ed tech realm, pedagogical considerations should always come first. Instructors should reflect on the learning objective and desired outcomes for their subject matter before identifying identifying technological applications for the course.

The SECTIONS model, developed by Tony Bates (2015), is a pedagogical framework for determining what technology, specifically how this technology will be appropriate for instructional approaches. This might include identifying and determining pedagogical characteristics of text, audio, video, computing, and social media. Who are the learners? In thinking about the interplay of technology and learning, higher education courses will need to consider how this design process is developed. Checklist: Selecting Technology for Learning Reference: Bates, A. Hibbitts, P. Old Town High School Library. Welcome Back to School! Do you need books or online resources for a class project or new unit? I’m here to help you find just the right resources for you and your classroom. Just send me an email or stop by the library to let me know what you need.

I love having your classes come to the library for their research and projects! Make sure to call or email me to schedule your classroom visits to the library. Library Schedule & Student Passes Library opens Friday, September 7th. Please remember to give students a pass to the library. Study Halls Students with multiple study halls may only come to the library for one study hall per day.Study halls periods 1, 2 and 5 should be limited to 20 passes.Study halls period 3 should be limited to 5 passes from each study hall.Study halls period 4 should be limited to 10 passes from each study hall.

Tutorials E-books in the library E-books can be read on computers or downloaded to many popular e-readers. Audiobooks in the library 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels. Artboard Showcase | Mapdiva. Scratch - Starter Projects. Create Easy Infographics, Reports, Presentations | Piktochart. Create Easy Infographics, Reports, Presentations | Piktochart. 44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work. 44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work by TeachThought Staff Educators are often admonished to design work that “leaves the classroom.”

This is partly a push for authenticity. Work that is “real world” will naturally be more engaging to students because it has more chance to have credibility in their eyes, and usefulness in their daily lives. This kind of work has value beyond the current grading period and culminating report card. But work that is made public has other benefits as well. If someone besides the teacher is actually going to read it, students may be more willing to engage their hearts and minds in their work. Tony Vincent from learninginhand.com revisited that idea with the following graphic that clarifies another talent of education technology–shared thinking.

Publishing Student Work vs Assessment In lieu of its perceived art and science, assessment is a murky practice. Anything a student “does” can be used as a kind of assessment. Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines. Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system. FlipSnack | PDF to Flash page flip - flipping book software. Sign Up. Week 8 Synthesis. Week 8 Synthesis: Managing Staffing The Original Suggestions:(Click on the Google Drive icon for the master list) Literacy Promotion: “what was the best YA book you read this year”. From this question, I would change it to what is your favorite YA novel and how would you book talk it to the students. If I were the interviewer I might ask the candidate to do a mock book talk on me as if I were a student in the library.

I was asked to book talk a book that would appeal to a boy and a girl. In relation to the favorite book question, I was recently asked what series I hated. In the literature section, for a K-8 school I would change asking about the best YA book they have read to asking their favorite series, the best nonfiction book they have read that year, the best fiction middle grade book they have read. I would change the new YA novel question to include older materials and change the "YA" to whatever the appropriate age group is (picture book for a primary school library position). Dr. 15 Visual Content Tools That Rock. Blabberize.com - Got a picture? Blabberize it! Presentation Software that Inspires | Haiku Deck. Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record.

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What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you. NoveList. What TLs Teach Poster. Socrative. iBrainstorm | A Creative Collaboration Tool. 101_tips.pdf. Promoting Multiple Literacies (Principles of New Librarianship) | Designer Librarian. In my last post, I outlined 5 principles that I believe new librarianship encompasses. Today, I’m going to delve into the first principle a little further: promoting multiple literacies. Which literacies should new librarianship promote? How are the literacies inter-related? And how can they be promoted?

I will attempt to answer those questions. Which literacies should new librarianship promote? There are 6 foundational literacies that I see as the root of all (or at least most) other literacies: Critical literacy views readers as active participants in the reading process and invites them to move beyond passively accepting the text’s message to question, examine, or dispute the power relations that exist between readers and authors. How are the literacies inter-related? The diagram above establishes the relationships between these foundational literacies (in my view). Critical literacy is at the core of all the other literacies. How can they be promoted in the library? In many ways! Bitly - Shorten URLs. Create a free account Sign up with FacebookSign up with Twitter Or Sign in & Start Sharing Sign in with FacebookSign in with Twitter By creating an account, you agree to Bitly's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

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