Mind Mapping. Skill Acquisition. Converter. MINDMAPPING. 40 Must Have iPhone & iPad Apps in 2014. There are a myriad of must have iPhone and iPad apps – the following 40 are a selection of the very best. To keep your year ticking over nicely, this selection encompasses: lifestyle, education, travel, culture, fun, business, and numerous other facets of life. Almost everything you could need is catered for, so select your favorites and enjoy 2014! 1. Paper Facebook’s Paper offers an immersive take on News Feed activity. 2. Jelly is about taking images and asking questions. 3. You can use Yelp as a localized search tool for restaurants, bars, shops, deal hunting, and much more. 4. A deal hunting app covering 500 cities (“located mostly on Earth”), Groupon hunts down vouchers, discount fashion, entertainment deals, restaurant savings, and more. 5. iA Writer An innovative writing app with a simple interface. 6.
To organize your daily activities, Evernote is perfect. 7. You can save, store, edit, and access all your information via Google Drive from any device. 8. 9. 10. 12. iTunes U 13. 14. ShowMe - The Online Learning Community. .: Ardora :: Creación de actividades escolares :. Changing the way you learn. Systems Thinking Mind Map. Presentations. Languages~distance~learning. Academic. Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel. Free Lesson Plans, materials & resources. Iomap - Visualize Evernote and Dropbox.
VISUAL THINKING. 15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education. How to Revitalize Your Students. Have I let "instructional weeds" infest my classroom? I went out into my backyard today and was astounded about its condition. The hibernating Bermuda grass was yellow-brown as it should have been, but salt-and-peppered throughout the yard were bright green dandelions with the "I dare you to stop me" fluffy white seed flowers that had not been there in the fall. I thought I had eradicated them completely last summer, but the evidence was plain to see. My yard was infested once again with those obnoxious dandelions that grow so quickly and so effortlessly. So what are the instructional weeds in my classroom? They are the misbehaviors, shoddy work, and apathy evident in many of my students. Yes, I could blame the students for their behaviors or I could look at what I have been doing to allow these pesky learning inhibiting weeds to germinate and grow.
Here is my reflection on the situation: I think I have been trying hard to get the students to learn. So, that's reflection. Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen. Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- reading, writing, and speaking.
But when we think about career and college readiness, listening skills are just as important. This is evidenced by the listening standards found in the Common Core and also the integral role listening plays in collaboration and communication, two of the four Cs of 21st century learning. So how do we help kids become better listeners? Check out these tactics for encouraging a deeper level of listening that also include student accountability: Strategy #1: Say it Once Repeating ourselves in the classroom will produce lazy listening in our students. Of course you don't want to leave distracted students in the dust so for those few who forgot to listen, you can advise them to, "ask three, then ask me. " Strategy #2: Turn and Talk Strategy #3: Student Hand Signals. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 New Educational Web Tools to Try Out.
March 8, 2014 Once every two weeks I feature here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list of some of the new educational web tools I have been bookmarking. These are basically tools other teachers and edubloggers have reviewed in their websites and blogs and which I think are worth sharing with you and keeping you posted about the latest in the world of educational technology. 1- Exam Time ExamTime is changing the way students learn by providing free study tools for students and teachers. ExamTime has been developed to help students make studying more than just a mind exercise. Mathsframe has more than 190 free interactive maths games. 3- Screencastify Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. 4- Shareor Shareor, a free social networking platform for teachers is an initiative designed to simplify communications between teachers. 6- Wonderville Wonderville.com is the flagship product from Learning Core. 8- Framebench.
Super Teacher Tools. ForAllRubrics. WebspirationPRO: Online Visual Thinking Tool | webspirationpro.com. Vensim. GENERADORES DE HISTORIETAS ON-LINE. Imágenes. Organisation. Mind map/ Idea boards/ Visualisation. Jeff Beck, Cause We've Ended As Lovers 2007 xroads. Van Halen - El Mejor Solo De Su Carrera HQ. 200 Greatest Rock Guitar Riffs - One Take! Joe Bonamassa. Jeff Beck Cause We've Ended As Lovers YUTO MIYAZAWA 宮澤佑門. The History of Rock N' Roll on Devour. Jeff Beck. Rock music timeline - 50 years of rock & roll history with photos.
Stefanos Alexiou - Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix tribute) The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum | RockHall.com. LiveMinutes. Scribble Maps : Draw On Maps and Make Them Easily. Trello. Creating ToonDoo Cartoons | A Teacher's Guide to ToonDoo. Creating Your First ToonDoo Here is a simple ToonDoo. With the information on this page, you will be able to create this cartoon, or a similar cartoon of your own.
We will assume you have already established an account, navigated to and logged in to your account. 1. Click on the Create Your Own! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Congratulations! Design Menu The Design Menu on the ToonDoo creation screen is pictured below. Main Menu From the Main Menu you can create, save, or open a new ToonDoo. Characters The Characters menu offers your the choice of hundreds of different ToonDoo characters. Backgrounds There are dozens of cartoon panel backgrounds to choose from here. Props The Props menu is just what you need for adding important details to your ToonDoo. Text The Text menu lets you create dialog balloons to make your ToonDoo characters come alive. Brushmen My Galleries Tools Menu Props Menu Like this: Like Loading... Fastest Way to Create Comic Strips and Cartoons - Toondoo. Best Free Education Web Tool 2013. Great Resources for Teaching Using Comics.
March , 2014 A few days ago I shared with you here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list featuring some of the best web tools that you can use with your students to create comics. As a teacher you can leverage the power of comics in several ways: you can use them for teaching writing, reading and speaking. Comics are also a good way for students to build and create their stories and share them with others. To help you better tap into the educational power of comics , I am sharing with you these two wonderful presentations where you will get to experiment with some new ideas of how to use comics in your instruction. The slides also feature a wide variety of web tools and iPad apps for creating comics. Have a look and let us know what you think of them. 1- Tap into the world of comics 2- Online Comic Creators.
40+ Resources for Teaching Using Animation and Comics. January 27, 2014 Some of the animation links catalogued here will give educators very basic tools and histories of animation while others have the animation already created and set in motion, it’s just a matter of sharing it with students. Educators need to decide which tool is best for them. If you want to create your own animation from scratch, then you want to go to sites such as Animwork.
If you want to select from animation that’s already set up for you then perhaps Explainia makes more sense. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. The following links will help educators find animation that’s already set in motion. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. iTunes U Find any and everything at iTunes U, just search or select a category and move through animation after animation. 40. 41. 43. 45. 46. 47. 48. 50. EDU: A complete educational solution for digital and mobile teaching and learning. Classroom organizer. Time Management Skills Are Stupid. Here's What Works.
Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel. Create A Graph. 5 Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective. To-do lists seem pretty straightforward: A list of all of the tasks you plan to accomplish during any given day or week. And, really, there are few things more satisfying than drawing lines through each entry.
Progress! But, many times, they balloon to unrealistic levels, and we end up feeling overwhelmed and ineffective. That’s usually because we’re using them as a catch-all for every task that’s thrown at us. Instead, our lists should be derived from our larger goals and include tasks that move us toward those big-picture endeavors, says Robert C. 1. When you take a few minutes to write your to-do list the night before, you can hit the ground running the next morning, Pozen advises. 2.
Everything that goes on your daily to-do list should fit two criteria: It should be something important that you need to do--versus that which doesn’t really need to be done or which can be delegated to someone else--and something that needs to be done on that day. 3. 4. 5. 8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating. “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder.
Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. In the pocket of his sweat pants rested a blaring iPod with a chord that dangled near the floor, almost touching against his Adidas sandals.
On his computer sat even more stray objects than his surrounding environment. Mike made a shift about every thirty seconds between all of the above. Do you know a person like this? The Science Behind Concentration In the above account, Mike’s obviously stuck in a routine that many of us may have found ourselves in, yet in the moment we feel it’s almost an impossible routine to get out of. When we constantly multitask to get things done, we’re not multitasking, we’re rapidly shifting our attention. Phase 1: Blood Rush Alert Phase 2: Find and Execute Phase 3: Disengagement. Time Management Tips: How to Find the Right Mindset to Succeed With Time Management | The Best Time Management Tips.
For the past several years I have worked with time management techniques such as lists, prioritization, planning and so on. But it wasn’t until I adopted a Quadrant 2 mindset that I really started seeing results. The phrase “Quadrant 2” comes from Stephen Coveys book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People . Every task you need to do can be split into one of the 4 quadrants: 1. How to tackle the different tasks Each task needs to be tackled in a specific way, at a specific time and handled right. Them the repercussions could be bad. Tasks as you do when working in Quadrant 1 but without all the stress and pressure of the first quadrant. Working on time management I want you to remember this mindset, use all the exercises we discuss to further increase the time you spend in Quadrant 2 and decrease the time you spend in the other Quadrants.
On how to become efficient you should join The Time Management Expert Course. I have something you are going to be interested in checking out. Comments. The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time - Tony Schwartz. By Tony Schwartz | 8:53 AM March 14, 2012 Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time.
What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Technology has blurred them beyond recognition. Wherever we go, our work follows us, on our digital devices, ever insistent and intrusive. It’s like an itch we can’t resist scratching, even though scratching invariably makes it worse. Tell the truth: Do you answer email during conference calls (and sometimes even during calls with one other person)? The biggest cost — assuming you don’t crash — is to your productivity. I know this from my own experience. If you’re a manager, here are three policies worth promoting: 1. 2. 3. It’s also up to individuals to set their own boundaries. 1. 2. 3. Don't Break the Chain. 10 Laws of Productivity. You might think that creatives as diverse as Internet entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, industrial design firm Studio 7.5, and bestselling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami would have little in common.
In fact, the tenets that guide how they – and exceptionally productive creatives across the board – make ideas happen are incredibly similar. Here are 10 laws of productivity we’ve consistently observed among serial idea executors: 1. Break the seal of hesitation. A bias toward action is the most common trait we’ve found across the hundreds of creative professionals and entrepreneurs we’ve interviewed. 2. When our ideas are still in our head, we tend to think big, blue sky concepts. 3.
Trial and error is an essential part of any creative’s life. To avoid ‘blue sky paralysis,’ pare your idea down to a small, immediately executable concept. 4. When working on in-depth projects, we generate lots of new ideas along the way. 5. 6. 7. 8. Few activities are more of a productivity drain than meetings. 9. 6 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day. Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done? Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?
About 3: People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive). We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us wants to be a workaholic either. It’d be great to get tons done and have work/life balance. And who better to ask than Tim Ferriss, author of the international bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek? (Tim’s blog is here and his podcast is here.) Below are six tips Tim offered, the science behind why they work, and insight from the most productive people around. 1) Manage Your Mood Most productivity systems act like we’re robots — they forget the enormous power of feelings. If you start the day calm it’s easy to get the right things done and focus. Here’s Tim: I try to have the first 80 to 90 minutes of my day vary as little as possible.
Research shows email: The Four Elements of Physical Energy and How To Master Them. I have a FitBit (glorified pedometer if I ever saw one), and since getting it, my exercise goal each day is to hit 5,000 steps. On work days, I generally hit 2,000-3,000 each day consistently, meaning I only need to take a walk around the block twice when I get home to meet my goal. Recently, due to winter, I mostly was just pacing back and forth in my apartment while watching Netflix. A process that could take me up to two hours to get those extra 5,000 steps in (it's a small apartment). Now that it's warming up outside, I can get outside and get those steps within half an hour or so, depending on how fast I walk. Now that it's starting to warm up, I've also taken to parking my car further away at the office, which also helps to get the steps in.
I combine this method with Jerry Scienfeld's method of "Don't Break the Chain," which REALLY helps come Sunday when I'm not doing anything or going anywhere, and therefore really do need to concentrate to get my 5k steps in.