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Learning to Teach Online. Interactive book. A Good Free Web Tool to Create Classroom Posters. Printable crosswords with images or text hints, crossword puzzles to print for kids. Tools for Educators offers , and programs for preschool, kindergarten teachers, elementary school and language teachers to make crossword puzzles for lessons, lesson plans or K-6 printable word puzzles for classes The crossword puzzle maker allows you to create crossword puzzles with pictures or text as hints. problems with the maker?

printable crosswords with images or text hints, crossword puzzles to print for kids

Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books. May 28, 2014 Web 2.0 technologies have radically transformed the education landscape, shifting the concept of agency from the teacher and placing it in students hands.

Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books

Leaners now are empowered with a variety of tools to connect, create, share, collaborate, and negotiate meaning making processes in ways never available before. Instead of merely consuming what others have produced, learners actively take part in the production of new insights and through the affordances of new technologies they can collaborate and crowdsource support on a global scale. These new venues of learning have opened new communicational channels for students to use to access a larger audience. Their voice can now have a wider reach. It is this very idea of empowering students voice through the use of digital technologies that I want to draw your attention to in this post. 1- iBooks Author Using iBooks Author with students does require some extended training before students can feel comfortable using it.

Great Tools to Create Classroom Multimedia Magazines and Books. Wonderful Guide to The Use of Rubrics in Education. May , 2014 Rubrics are important elements in your teaching toolkit and there are a variety of ways you can use them to improve your teaching.

Wonderful Guide to The Use of Rubrics in Education

Mia from Anethicalisland has this wonderful infographic that outlines some of the reasons to use rubrics, what they improve and how to use them in your class. What are rubrics ? Rubrics are scoring charts. They display what is expected of the learner for the assignment. Make Kids' Books Online For Free! Teachers Easy Guide to Creating Quiz Shows on Google Drive. January 3, 2015 Flippity is a powerful web tool that you can use with Google Spreadsheets to perform a variety of tasks.

Teachers Easy Guide to Creating Quiz Shows on Google Drive

In the last post we published here we talked about how to use Flippity to create Flashcards and we visually demonstrated how teachers can go about creating their own flashcards using this tool. Today, we are sharing with you another great functionality provided by Flippity. Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in Class. December 22, 2014 Planning to integrate digital portfolios in your instruction?

Excellent Rubric for Using Digital Portfolios in Class

Excellent Guides and Tutorials to Help Kids Make Engaging Educational Movies. A Good Free Web Tool to Create Classroom Posters. Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy. LIFEHACKER ARTICLES. Geek to Live: Take great notes Lifehacker notetaking. 10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout. "Why did I want to be a teacher?

10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

" We all face burnout, sometimes on a daily basis, and in my case, especially after fourth period. Most of the time, we can pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and go back to the drawing board to try another strategy to find success with student learning. I have to admit that it is getting more and more difficult to make that transition back to a willingness to try again. I can't help to think students are more difficult than they used to be a few years ago, and pressures from accountability are becoming more oppressive. And of course, the pay for teachers is inadequate. Rather than provide a list of things to avoid, I would like to take a more proactive stance by sharing things that will help diminish burnout feelings and help you answer, yep, it is worth it.

Step #1) Have Fun Daily with Your Students Share jokes, brief stories, puzzles, brain teasers, etc. Step #2) Take Care of Your Health. Seeing is Doing: 8 Creative Ways to Visualize Your To-Do List. Sometimes my task list is too overwhelming.

Seeing is Doing: 8 Creative Ways to Visualize Your To-Do List

The Awesome Science of Mindmapping. The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips. Posted 08/20/2014 1:55PM | Last Commented 03/29/2016 9:48AM Classroom management is a delicate balancing act often learned through experience and trial-and-error experimentation.

The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

Whether you're a new or experienced teacher, having strategies for effective classroom management is essential for creating positive, successful learning spaces (and staying sane!). In this presentation you’ll find 25 tips for managing your classroom. They were contributed by educators from Edutopia’s community in response to a discussion by blogger Larry Ferlazzo asking users to share their most valuable classroom management advice. Without further ado, here are the Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips: Each classroom is different, so please come back and share what you've learned and what works for you! Designing-new-literacies-tolisano.jpg (JPEG Image, 1024 × 768 pixels) Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments.

Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education On Rigor, Language, & Verbs Rigor is not established by the unthinking use of Webb or Bloom or other verbs.

Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments

Here, for example, is a widely-findable chart I found on the NJ Dept of Education website, in which Webb’s rubrics have been turned into a leveled chart of supposedly-appropriate verbs: A moment’s thought after looking over these verbs should make you say: Huh? Take “predict” for example. In summary, just throwing some verbs around as starters for “rigorous” tasks is not enough to address the first bullet concerning the challenge of the task.

Piktochart: Infographic and Graphic Design for Non-Designers. Piktochart. Infogr.am. 7 Things To Remember About Classroom Feedback. Help Students Curate Content with the Blog Reader Feedly. The 6 Levels Of Bloom's Taxonomy, Explained With Active Verbs. 5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do. 5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn by Charlie Chung, Class Central There has been a large body of work in neuroscience, psychology, and related fields offering more and more insight into how we learn.

5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do

Below are five of the top tips from Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering at Oakland University, who has faced her own learning challenges (failing middle and high school math and science classes), and has made a study of the latest research on learning. She is also offering a free online course, Learning How to Learn, which starts August 1 on the Coursera platform with co-instructor, Prof.

Terrence Sejnowski, a computational neuroscientist at UC San Diego and the Salk Institute. 5 Practical Learning Tips Based On Neuroscience 1. The advice to get enough sleep before an exam or important performance is age-old, but it is not often accompanied by a strong rationale of why this is important. 2. 3. 4. Getting Organized.

Organization Tips from Mrs. McDavid I have had many teachers stop by my room to ask how I keep things so well organized. Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter. How to implement blended learning - MySMARTSpaces. This interesting infographic from Digital Learning Now gives a comprehensive overview of how to implement blended learning. Blended learning brings together digital learning with traditional school learning, giving students greater control and designed to make students - and schools - more productive. While that description might make it seem easy, you have to make sure you implement it carefully and at the right time. How to Use Your New iPad without Training. 30hands Introduces a Pro Version. 3. #EdchatDE Summer Special. Copywrong. Sketchnotes and Visual Thinking. Copywrong. 21 Good iPad Apps for Teachers of High School Students to Try This Summer. Each day this week I have shared a selection of apps appropriate for various grade ranges.

On Monday I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. On Tuesday, I shared apps 3rd through 5th grade students. Wednesday’s list featured apps for grades six through eight. Today’s list is for 9th through 12th grade. If you would like a copy of this slidedeck, open the slide editor (gear icon) then select “make a copy” from the file menu. Tags: free ipad apps, high school, language arts, Math, science, social studies. Gamification. My Ideal Teacher Bookshelf.

It was about this time last year that I came upon a beautiful book in our local public library. It’s the kind of book that captures you with its cover, draws you in by the concept, and makes you feel like you are immediately among friends in this world of bibliophiles. Titled My Ideal Bookshelf , it surveys all kinds of authors, asking them, “What 12-15 books would make it to your ideal bookshelf?” The compelling quality of the book is that as you read, you can’t help but start envisioning your own ideal bookshelf. As I read, I realized that it’s not as easy as it sounds. Sarah’s Ideal Bookshelf for Professional Reading. Methodisches für mich.