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This afternoon at NCTIES I gave my popular best of the web presentation to a packed room. The presentation covers 70 resources in 60 minutes. You can view all of the resources in the slides below. The presentation ends with this video of Matt Damon defending teachers. Matt gets my award for best rant of the year. As I warned the audience in attendance, he does use one word (s***) that would get him a PG rating at the movies.
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I am a huge proponent and user of Google tools, both for myself and in my classroom. Here are some great resources for educators who want to learn more about using Google's many tools in their classroom. Last week, Kathy Schrock posted a great interactive image of Google tools listed by Bloom's taxonomy levels.
Portuguese artist Nuno Serrão wants to make art viewing more stimulating by incorporating music through an iPhone app and QR codes . The artist's photography exhibit called Project Paperclip is currently housed at the Centro das Artes in Madeira Island, Portugal. People can walk in and do something usually discouraged at galleries — wear headphones and listen to music while taking in the images. "It can carry you to a different interpretation of that moment in the frame," Serrão, who has a background in programming, design and music, told Mashable . "All the pictures are inspired by science, curiosity and imagination." People can experience it by downloading the free Project Paperclip app.
I've been thinking and reading about what it would be like to teach a (math) class in a school with a Bring Your Own Device policy. My answer: "My class will teach the world what they learn with me. Everything will be accessible online and on a mobile device."
Last month I posted a neat interactive chart made by Kathy Schrock that matches Google tools to the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. That chart is very helpful for selecting a Google tool to support your lesson plans. This morning through a Tweet by Kyle Pace I've learned of another useful resource for teachers interested in exploring the use of Google tools in their classrooms.
Dear Dr. Keller: You can have whatever opinion you want, just don't take my words out of context. You got the "long reply" because I believe in accuracy and details, which you only pretended to. You confirmed that in your long response.
The Awesome Highlighter is an easy-to-use tool for highlighting, clipping, saving, and sharing interesting things you find on the web. Using The Awesome Highlighter you can highlight chunks of text from a website and save just that text, along with the url, to your Awesome Highlighter account. If you want to add some notes of your own to the text you can do that as well.
Read Cube is a desktop application, for Windows and Mac, that is designed to help students organize their research. Read Cube provides a place for students to save and annotate scholarly documents. Through Read Cube students can search Google Scholar and Pub Med. Students can also import to Read Cube PDFs that they find elsewhere.
Web 20.11 is Discovery Education's FREE Web 2.0 for 2011 resource page.
Earlier this month, I wrote "10 Important Skills Students Need for the Future." After reading a few articles about specific tech skills, I thought I write what I think are the 10 Important Tech Skills Students Need. 1.
Top 5 Apps for Administrators I am not an administrator (yet) but in my past life I was a project engineer and I really wish I had some of these tools back then (ok, we had email). I do help the administration and work on many projects at school and these 5 apps have helped me. I do use a lot of other apps on a daily basis , but I think that these are the top 5 apps that administrators should learn and use, especially if they are new to Web 2.0 and Social Networking. 1.
Ever see those little square codes in magazines and newspapers?
Google Plus is a great resource for education. Edutopia, a great resource in itself, has a great article " Teaching with Google Plus ."
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