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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system. Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Home Page. MasteryConnect - Home. Zaption - Learn with Video. CCSD Wiki-Teacher - Login. SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community | Education Technology. Web 2.0 Science Tools. By Laura Turner The following web2.0 sites would be useful for science educators at the high school and middle school level. Some would also be appropriate for higher elementary grade levels.

There are many new ‘tools’ or websites that take advantage of the higher speed and bandwidth of today’s Internet. Web 1.0 tools/websites were text based and web2.0 tools/websites are designed for full-motion video, 3D animations and are generally interactive in some manner. Web 2.0 can also be described as the second round of new technology development and adoption. EcoKids This award-winning EcoKids web site is an interactive environmental web site for children, their families, and educators in Canada and around the world. Experience Math and Science with Gizmos (3-12) This site features 450 interactive simulations for math and science. Google Google SketchUp Google Earth for Educators St. How to Start a Travel Blog in 5 Simple Steps.

When I started travel blogging, I had no clue what I was doing and had no idea where to start. And over the past two years I’ve learned a thing or two I wanted to share with you the 5 simple steps on how you too can start a travel blog and have as much fun as I do blogging. 1. Get a name… a really cool one. In my opinion, the most important step to start a travel blog is your blog name. Here are a few key things that you’ll want to consider before deciding on a name: You have to love it. You’ll write your travel blog name over and over again, and it’s a real pain to change it down the track.Be memorable. We always get comments about the blog name being a little quirky 2.

When I first read I needed to find ‘a host’ for my blog, my eyes popped out of my head. Start a travel blog: Get hosted A great place to start is Bluehost. 3. It’s a cinch, if I can do it, you can too. 4. Now it’s time to design your place on the web, and show your readers who you are. Your Mag. Plugins. Askimet. 5. DocsTeach- Create your own Activity. The Backchannel - Help TodaysMeet. What is TodaysMeet? TodaysMeet is the premier backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners. Designed for teachers, TodaysMeet takes great care to respect the needs and privacy of students while giving educators the tools for success.

Students join fast, easy to start rooms with no registration, and can immediately start powerful conversations that augment the traditional classroom. What is the Backchannel? The backchannel is the conversation that goes on alongside the primary activity, presentation, or discussion. TodaysMeet helps harness the backchannel and turn it into a platform that can enable new activities and discussions, extend conversations beyond the classroom, and give all students a voice. Embracing the backchannel can turn it from distraction to engagement. Flocabulary - Educational Hip-Hop. Versal for teachers. 5 Ways for Students to Showcase Their Best Work. As I do every year, I am taking this week to relax, recharge, and ski with friends.

While I'm away I will be re-running the most popular posts of the year. This was the second most popular post in April, 2014. As the end of the school year approaches you may be looking for a good way for students to organize and share examples of their best work of the school year. If your students have blogs or wikis that they have maintained all year then all they need to do is move their best examples to the front page. But if that is not the case for your students then take a look at these five services your students can use to organize and showcase examples of their best work. Page O Rama is a free service for quickly creating stand alone webpages. Dropr is a free service for creating portfolios of your images, videos, and audio files. Populr is a service for creating simple webpages to showcase an example or two of your best work. 3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper With Flipped Learning. Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network.

Flipped learning is more than just an efficient way to teach. It is also an opportunity to take students to deeper levels of comprehension and engagement. One of the most important benefits of flipped learning is that it takes the teacher away from the front of the room. No longer is class focused on information dissemination, but instead, time can be spent helping students with difficult concepts and extending the learning to deeper levels. Perhaps the greatest benefit of flipped learning is that it gives teachers more time to interact with students one-to-one and in small groups. Teachers are using the time that was once used for direct instruction in a variety of ways to deepen student learning. Help With the "Hard Stuff" Correcting Misconceptions Students sometimes learn things incorrectly.

Questioning Activities. A Guide to Blogging and Examples of Classroom Blogs. This morning at the ISLMA Conference I gave a short presentation on blogs and social media for teachers and school leaders. There were a few folks who expressed interest in coming to the session, but weren't able to attend so I promised to post the highlights here. Embedded below you should see my 90 page guide to using Blogger. The guide covers everything from starting your first blog to privacy settings to editing your blog's layout. The guide also includes a glossary of terms frequently used in blogging. Click here to download the guide. Five important lessons I've learned about using blogs in school: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 40+ Examples of Classroom/School/ Library Blogs. - Create Your Story With My Story Book. 0 Comments September 29, 2014 By: Özge Karaoglu Sep 27 Written by: 9/27/2014 4:45 PM ShareThis MyStoryBook is another web tool to create stories and publish them.

MyStoryBook gives you blank pages that you can create your story on. Our students can create their stories on different topics, teachers can create the stories that students can read and answer some questions or do some role-play activities. Enjoy! Cross-posted at Özge Karaoğlu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system: Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Gooru: A search engine for learning... EdTech Published on March 2nd, 2014 | by Mark Anderson I’ve sung the praises of Gooru for some time now but haven’t blogged about it and thought it was about time that I did. Gooru is great as a launch page for browsers in schools because of the content it kicks you off with.

It might not give you the complete power of Google, but it’s not half bad! Loaded with learning resources for most subjects, it’s definitely worth checking out. Do so at Unlike other search engines too, what you (or your students) can do (once you’ve signed up), is build collections for learning based upon different topics that are held within there too.

You can filter results by categories of videos, websites, inter actives, questions, slides and more, including lessons and examinations. Do you use it already? Tags: #edtech, gooru, learning, search engine About the Author Mark Anderson Assistant Headteacher and author of the successful "Perfect ICT Every Lesson book". Resources from Chicago Education Festival #edfestchi. Where to Find Good Educational Videos. There’s a right and a wrong way to use videos in the classroom. Not all videos are primed for instructional use, and not all instruction lends itself to video. However, pairing a great video with the tools students need to engage with it can lead to a deeper understanding of or alternate perspective on what’s being taught. Check out the September Education Update article “Showing Videos in the Classroom: What’s the Purpose?”

To learn three criteria for selecting an effective video and find tips for helping your students “make the shift from vegging out to tuning in for learning.” Once you have identified the criteria to look for, there are tons of places to find both instructional and supplemental videos on whatever topic you’re teaching. General Topics History/Current Events Science Art/Making To learn more about how to effectively incorporate videos into your classroom instruction, read “Showing Videos in the Classroom: What’s the Purpose?”

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms. The Best of the Best You can view the live stream of #edchat here and see what people are saying at the hashtag #chickenweb2tools here. We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. Made at Tagxedo – it’s in this list!

The List Glogster Great way to share posters and images you’ve made with friendsEdmodoSocial learning environment and one of the best ways to teach with Free application to brainstorm onlineTwitter The micro blogging service that many love or hate.WordPress Content publishing system. Add To This List. The Children's University of Manchester. How To Start Integrating Coding Into Project Based Learning – from Kate Wilson. This post first appeared on Edudemic. True Project Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to acquire deeper knowledge of a concept by establishing connections outside their classroom. According to the research on PBL, the main tenets are to create real world connections, develop critical thinking skills, foster structured collaboration, motivate student driven work, and enable a multifaceted approach.

Similarly, coding applies all of these core tenets as programs require logical thinking, team work, a variety of tools, and – most importantly – perseverance on the part of the student. Consider the potential of applying the challenges of coding to the proven successful tenets of PBL. Coding Application: Find a solution to a problem by creating an App or Website Douglas Kiang (@dkiang), AP Computer Science teacher at Punahou School, used PBL in his classroom to encourage his students to connect with their community. Coding application: Coding requires a series of logical steps Related. - Customize links and share them easily. Skype in the classroom - Skype in the classroom. Three Tips for Classroom Blogging Projects. Posted by Bill Ferriter on Wednesday, 08/27/2014 Just getting back to school with your students?

Interested in trying to pull off a classroom blogging project this year? Then these three tips -- based on almost ten years of trying to make blogging a part of the work that my students do in the classroom -- might be useful to you: Tip One: Create ONE Cause-Driven Classroom Blog A lesson that I learned early in my work with blogs is that they are far more vibrant -- and attract far more attention -- when they are updated regularly. The challenge for student bloggers is generating enough content to bring readers back for more. That's why I recommend that teachers always START classroom blogging projects with ONE classroom blog that EVERY student can make contributions to. I also tend to create blogs that are focused on a specific theme or topic rather than general blogs that contain content across several domains and/or interest areas.

Tip Two: Get Your Students READING Blogs. Guides lessons. 50 Best Websites 2014. 10 Minute Mail In case its name didn't give it away, 10 Minute Mail sets you up with a self-destructing email address that expires in -- you guessed it -- 10 minutes. Your temporary inbox works just like regular email, allowing you to forward and respond to messages, and you can add extra time if 10 minutes isn't quite long enough. Once you're done, light a match and walk away. 10 Minute Mail is already one of the best task managers for smartphones, and the website is especially useful when you need a big-picture view of your plans. Background Burner For those without serious Photoshop skills, Background Burner does a surprisingly good job of removing background images from photos. Background Burner But Does It Float This endlessly scrolling art site's been around for at least five years, but it's still going strong as a way to let your mind melt for a while. But Does It Float You're already five slides into this list with 45 more to go. CamelCamelCamel Glyde. Ctbaker in the acres: 14 Lovely Days: Day 2. Well, we've been living in the land of the crud all week and the last 2 days I've had all three home sick.

Cabin fever is setting in! I tried really hard to keep the peace today. I let the boys pick their "territory". Sam chose my bedroom and Fulton chose the den. Ollie just roamed and took turns visiting his brothers in their territories. It was an interesting day to say the least. Any who... on to Day 2. My random act for the day originally involved making a special snack together, but I didn't think sharing the germs any further was a very good idea. Origami Monster Bookmarks! But when I got to the site from where it was originally pinned, I realized my Japanese was a little rusty.

I tried to photograph step-by-step so you could follow along... Supplies: Card stock or construction paper in various colors Scissors Hole punch for embellishments Glue We started with a 6x6 square Fold into a triangle Fold the left corner to the center point Fold the right corner to the center point and voila! The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom. July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there. 1- Educlipper Educlipper is a wonderful tool for creating video tutorials and guides to share with students.

As a teacher you can create an Educlipper board for your class and share the link with them. Pixiclip is another wonderful tool to create step by step instructional videos to use in your flipped classroom. 3- Explain Everything Explain Everything is a great interactive whiteboard that allows you to create screencasts and video tutorials using annotation, animation, narration, importing, and exporting almost anything to and from almost anywhere. 4- Knowmia 6- Educreations.

Lessons Worth Sharing | TED-Ed. 2014 Update: Apps We Use in Kindergarten. E-books : KQED Education | KQED Public Media for Northern CA. Mix. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share. Modern Lessons. Edmodo. Verso. Metta — Storytelling. TED-Ed | Lessons Worth Sharing. TeacherTube. Knowmia. Gooru. EduClipper. Wideo - Make animated online videos free. Weably.

EDpuzzle. Lessonwell. The Students' Guide to Mind Mapping. Patent Attorney Encourages 5th Graders at Glenbrook via Google Hangout. The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress. 7 Tools Students Can Use to Manage Group Projects. 4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios. 25 Brilliant Teacher Blogs Worth Following. Contemporary learning. 5 Fun Easter Activities for the Classroom - Australian Teachers Blog. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. 7 Free Education Websites You Don't Want to Miss. Gizmos! Online simulations that power inquiry and understanding. | ExploreLearning.

5 Terrific Web Tools to Create Academic Digital Portfolios. Stoodle. Sakai. The Best Places To Learn Web 2.0 Basics. QuadBlogging Connects Student Writers with Global Audiences. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013. Home - A cloud-based teaching and learning platform for teachers. Genius Hour.

Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic] Learn Coach. 7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know. InstaGrok | A new way to learn. Creating and Managing Digital Portfolios – iPads in Education. How to Create a Class Podcast in 5 Easy Steps. Open Learning Initiative | Open Learning Initiative. GoEd Online. Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator.

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