Best of the Web 2012. 20 Little-Known Web Resources For Teachers. 3 Tech Tips Your Grandma Could Teach You 2.08K Views 0 Likes Those who have been using technology, in some form, have a few tech tips you should know about. For example, your grandma could be of service. My 10 Favorite Learnist Boards Of The Year. Google for Educators - Resources for using Google in school. 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. QR Codes Connect Art on the Wall With Music on Your iPhone. 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. How would I prepare to teach a BYOD class? 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. " Google Apps K-12 Lesson Plan Selector. Online Resources. Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom. Ok, I'll be honest.
I get very nervous when I hear education reformists and politicians tout how "incredible" the flipped-classroom model, or how it will "solve" many of the problems of education. It doesn't solve anything. It is a great first step in reframing the role of the teacher in the classroom. It fosters the "guide on the side" mentality and role, rather than that of the "sage of the stage. " It helps move a classroom culture towards student construction of knowledge rather than the teacher having to tell the knowledge to students. It also creates the opportunity for differentiated roles to meet the needs of students through a variety of instructional activities.
The Awesome Highlighter is Awesome. The story of using Evernote as a portfolio in my k-12 school. Read Cube - A Desktop Tool for Organizing Research. iPads in the Classroom. Technology Tools for Teachers. Web 20.11 - Web 2.0 for 2011 - resources, tips, ideas from Discovery Education. Web 20.11 is Discovery Education's FREE Web 2.0 for 2011 resource page.
On it, you can access great content on Internet Safety, Media Literacy and links to Web 2.0 Tools. The site is rich with little flash videos detailing the explanation and use of Web 2.0 Tools in the classroom. 20.11 Tools are listed in the following categories: Presentation Tools, Video Tools, Mobile Tools, Community Tools.
There is also a Tech Tips blog with ideas and tips for using different tech tools to help your students learn.
Whiteboards websites. 10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have. Top 5 Apps for Administrators to learn and use. Top 5 Apps for Administrators. Scribblar - Free Interactive Online Whiteboard. Join.me – Free Screen Sharing and Online Meetings. Techchicktips.wikispaces. Teaching with Google Plus - tips and resources. Widescreen (Standard Def) Single Player. Digital Literacy. - 50 Sites in 60 Minutes, Volume Three. Google. Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes. Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations, - Explania. The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency.
Update 6/13/2012: We finally finished our book on this topic.
It is available in print here, and in Kindle format here. You can also download a sample chapter here: here (601k PDF) Literacy and fluency* have to do with our ability to use a technology to achieve a desired outcome in a situation using the technologies that are available to us. This applies to our ability to use a hammer, nails and wood to build the house that we intend to build: ..and it applies to our ability to use digital technologies to have the intended positive effect on people and situations: Note that a literate person is perfectly capable of using the tools.
eBook Educators Group - where educators go to learn from one another. Cybraryman Catalogue of Educational WebSites - Educational Web sites for Teachers, Educators, Parents, Students. JOG THE WEB. Internet Catalogue. How to Integrate Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom. ‘Web 2.0’ is a term familiar to all teachers.
Stated in its simplest form, it’s the set of interactive internet-based tools used by students to enrich educational opportunities. ‘Web 1.0’ referred to the act of accessing Which ones do you use? Websites—nothing more. Students read websites, clicked a few links, and/or researched a topic.Web 2.0—Web-based education basics–includes blogs, wikis, class internet homepages, class internet start pages, twitter, social bookmarks, podcasting, photo sharing, online docs, online calendars, even Second Life—all tools that require thoughtful interaction between the student and the site. The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook For Teachers. Productivity Tools for Educators. I am probably the last person who should be writing a blog post on productivity – there are many who would attest to this fact.
We've got 30+ mind mapping tools to help you do just that. And since we know some of you are on a budget, we've got free and paid suggestions for you. Don’t forget to check out our post where you can suggest future toolbox topics! (This list, for example, came from one of the suggestions.) WEB 2.0 FOR SECONDARY TEACHERS. 6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Comics. In the days of cold, hard newsprint, only people who could draw were successful comic strip authors.
In some cases, this resulted in comic strips that had very nice pictures, but weren't all that funny (cough, Blondie). Thankfully, the Internet has taught us not to accept an inferior form of comic artistry, but a more flexible one. Comic strip enthusiasts who want funny but don't care about pretty drawing can have their strips, those who want artistry have theirs, and even those with very specific tastes can find something just right. The best part about these developments is that they allow you, regardless of any talent as an artist or comedian, to create your very own comic strip. Web 2.0 Tools for Schools. Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and More. Digital Storytelling Tools. Beautiful web-based timeline software.