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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. 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.

Web 2.0 Science Tools

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. Exploratorium This site was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. 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.

How to Start a Travel Blog in 5 Simple Steps

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. DocsTeach- Create your own Activity. The Backchannel - Help TodaysMeet. What is TodaysMeet?

The Backchannel - Help 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. 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.

5 Ways for Students to Showcase Their Best Work

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. 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.

3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper With Flipped Learning

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. 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.

A Guide to Blogging and Examples of Classroom Blogs

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. - 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.

- Create Your Story With My Story Book

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: A search engine for learning...

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! 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.

Where to Find Good Educational Videos

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?” 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.

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You

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. 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. - 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.

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. 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. 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. Lessons Worth Sharing. 2014 Update: Apps We Use in Kindergarten.

RED Links- New Apps to the list. KQED Public Media for Northern CA. Bring science to life at the touch of a fingertip. Download the latest iBooks Textbooks from KQED! Mix. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share. Modern Lessons. Welcome to the new online learning platform for the Global Education Database! Edmodo. Verso. Metta — Storytelling. 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. (You might also be interested in The Best MATH 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. There is a lot of firsthand knowledge being shared right now. 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. 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. 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.

GoEd Online. Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator. Moodle - Open-source learning platform.