The 31 Educational Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know about. Below is a list I have been working on for the last couple of days. This list features some interesting web tools for teachers keen on integrating technology into their instruction and work routine. There are loads of web platforms that are educationally focused and to contain them all in one list is way beyond the scope of a short blog post like this , therefore I selected only what I deemed the most important. 1- Google drive Google Drive is a great suite of productivity tools that works across different devices. Google Drive provides 15 GB of free storage. Wheher you want to create stunning presentations, collaborate on a document, make beautiful drawing or design spreadsheets for your class, Google Drive is the answer. Check out this resource page to explore the tools and tips on how to use Google Drive in your teaching. 2- Dropbox Dopbox is another wonderful cloud-based storage platform that allows you to easily save and store your docs and PDFs and share them with others. 3- Evernote.
f0e0c4efe52a858be1fe979f229dcbd2.jpg (JPEG Image, 736 × 2420 pixels) - Scaled (41%) RealizeIt Adaptive Learning. How To Choose an LMS | Canvas Learning Management System. Will itget used? 1. Is it easyto use? “Canvas is on the leading edge. The SpeedGrader, the ability to record audio/video while grading and the use of rubrics is worth the cost of the entire package! 2. “Canvas is way ahead of the curve on building a system that embraces today’s technology and knows where and how our students interact with that technology. 3. “I think what really set Canvas apart from the rest for our instructor’s was SpeedGrader. 4. “Our instructors have settled in to Canvas in just weeks after more 10 years of using other LMS platforms. 5. “In fact, with how easy Canvas is to use, many faculty are exploring and using features and tools they've never used before, reshaping their pedagogical approach” Tom Lewis, UW 6.
“I really like the flexibility and naturalness of Canvas. RealizeIt Can Make Your Program Adaptive. Imagine a platform that would turn static content into an adaptive sequence, and would get smarter the more it was used. RealizeIt, based in Dublin and Chicago, can semi-automatically ingest almost any form of learning content and, with a little coaching, can identify prerequisite relationships and build a competency-based sequence of granular learning nodes with assessment gateways.
Founder David Collery spent 14 years teaching Mathematics in inner city Dublin schools. His first startup provides scheduling software still used by all of the schools in Ireland. Eight years ago he co-founded CCKF, the company behind RealizeIt, with Frank Claffey, another teacher and software developer, and John Keane, Chief Technology Officer.
CEO Manoj Kulkarni was the CTO at Career Education Corporation, the first big customer of the adaptive platform, implementing the system in schools including CTU and AIU. The platform is designed to provide a personalized learning experience. Home - The Teacher Toolkit. Teacher Tricks | Tricks for Every Classroom. Step 1: What is a PLN? Welcome to our professional learning series on building a PLN. This series guides you step by step through the process of setting up your own PLN. The aim of this first step is to: Explain what is a PLN.Help you understand why educators create their own PLN. The following information on PLN was co-written by Michael Graffin, a relief/substitute teacher and blogger from Western Australia.
You can check out Michael’s original “What the heck is a PLN” post here. What is a PLN? The word “PLN” stands for “Personal Learning Network”, and it has its origins in connectivism theory (Siemens, G. & Downes, S., 2005). Why you should begin your own PLN —Ashley Azzopardi (@ashleyazzopardi) Let’s take this a little further… The Personal: Having a PLN is about making connections and building personal relationships with teachers, school administrators, university professors, and experts around the world. The Learning: Having a PLN is about sharing ideas and resources, collaboration, and learning. Your Task. PanOpen. Gamification Wiki | Gamification Wiki. ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard. Khan Academy. WebMatrix. Udutu | Create simulations online with ease. ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons! Elgg - Open Source Social Networking Engine. Download details: Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows XP. Voki Home. Xtranormal | Movie Maker. Collaborative storytelling.
Dashboard Everything. Organize your resources in an online binder - LiveBinders. Welcome to Amplify.com - A smarter way to share. EtherPad. Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students. Snagit, screen capture software, home page. Context is everything. Recording a video lets the person on the other end actually hear your voice. So the next time a webpage, PDF, or video edit is sent to you for feedback, consider dropping the red pen and record a video instead. With Snagit, there’s no waiting. You can record your video, and share it within seconds. Webcam recording - Toggle between webcam and screen recording during a video to add a personal touch with teammates or clients, no matter where they are. Video trimming - Quickly get rid of any unwanted sections from your screen recordings. The End of Slideshows. Remember Everything | Evernote Corporation. Principal - www.profevirtual.com.