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Versal for Teachers. For Educators. How to Play with MakeBeliefsComix.com How to Play: For Educators Click here to watch a video of students at City College, New York, talking about how MakeBeliefsComix.com helps them learn English. Their instructor, Tamara Kirson, was named The New York Times 2009 ESOL Teacher of the Year. To see her lesson plan click here. By Bill Zimmerman, Creator, MakeBeliefsComix.com Download "WAYS TO USE MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX IN THE CLASSROOM" and print it out! 1. At the beginning of each new school year have students create an autobiographical comic strip talking about themselves and their families or summarizing the most important things about their lives. 2. Have students create a comic strip story using new vocabulary words that are being taught. 3.

Have students break up into pairs or group teams to create their comic strips together. 4. 5. 6. Have students who are learning new foreign languages write their text in languages they are studying. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Flocabulary - Educational Hip-Hop. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. Thinking Maps / Thinking Maps. Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers - 2014's Top Teaching Degrees: Compare Programs by Cost, Location, Size. By Kelsey Allen Gone are the days of children sneaking comics past diligent parents and teachers watching out for sub-par literature. The comics of today not only have plenty to offer, they are gaining well-deserved recognition and awards.

Take advantage of the natural affinity children have for comics and use them as a powerful teaching tool in your classroom. The following tips, tools, and resources will get you started. Understanding Benefits and Usage in the Classroom Understand how comics are beneficial in schools and ways they can be used. Eek! Resources for Using Comics in the Classroom These resources are all valuable sources of information, tools, community, and more to help you use comics in your classroom. Comics in the Classroom. Suggested Comics for the Classroom If you need a little help knowing what comics are both high-quality and age-appropriate, then check out these lists.

Graphic Novels for (Really) Young Readers. Tools Comic Creator. The Chess Comic. Lesson Plan: Maus. Classroom Architect. 7 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos. Short videos from YouTube and other sources can be quite helpful in introducing topics to students and or reinforcing concepts that you have taught.

Watching the video can be enough for some students, it's better if we can call students' attention to specific sections of videos while they are watching them. The following tools allow you to add comments and questions to videos that you share with your students. Vibby is a service for breaking YouTube videos into segments and inserting comments into those segments. To segment a YouTube video on Vibby simply grab the URL for the video and paste into the Vibby editor. YouTube has a built-in tool for adding annotations to videos that you own. On VideoANT anyone can add annotations to any publicly accessible YouTube video.

VideoNotes is a neat tool for taking notes while watching videos. MoocNote is a free tool for adding timestamped comments, questions, and links to videos. Untitled. DocsTeach- Create your own Activity. 25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos. RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration. Academic Earth Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars. academicearth.org Big Think Video interviews with 600+ thought leaders in a range of fields. bigthink.com Brightstorm Short-form online video lessons by professional educators. Brightstorm.com CosmoLearning Aggregator of free, online video lessons and documentaries. cosmolearning.com Coursera Lectures taught by world-class professors and reinforced through interactive exercises. coursera.org EdX Courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web. edx.org Futures Channel High quality multimedia content ideal for use in the classroom. thefutureschannel.com Howcast Professional and user-generated how-to videos. www.howcast.com Internet Archive archive.org iTunes U Apple iTunes - Apple iTunes Software Khan Academy Hulu.

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. Animation for Education In this support system for educators, iCreate to Educate helps teachers and schools from primary through higher education become better learners by making animation more accessible throughout Europe.

It offers some great resources and valuable animation software and resources. It also has a free stop-motion animation tool called SAM. 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. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You.

The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) And ran a contest to try and get as many submissions as possible. There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates. The Edublogs User Guide | Edublogs Help and Support. User Guide The Edublogs User Guide We’ve put together a ton of help resources to make using Edublogs even easier. © 2014 Edublogs Help and Support Responsive Theme powered by Edublogs Powered by WordPress | Hosted by Edublogs | Protected by CloudFlare Skip to toolbar. Teacher Training Videos - Free online technology and ict tutorials for use in education. Teacher Training Videos - Free online technology and ict tutorials for use in education.