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8 Connecting digital literacy between home and school. Classkick Educator Review. Editorial Review Easy-to-use, real-time monitoring of student work for 1-to-1 Classkick lets teachers and students create accounts and collaborate in the 1-to-1 classroom.

Classkick Educator Review

Help overlays introduce features and help teachers and students get started. Great built-in tutorials help users get oriented. Teachers can monitor their students' work in real time and offer help when it's needed. Pros Flexible features give teachers and students tons of options for interaction and support. Cons The app works best with very steady Wi-Fi access; some teachers might dislike the limited options for uploading files. Bottom Line Paperless workflow management is a crowded category, but Classkick's real-time monitoring and ease of use make it a neat tool for 1-to-1 iPad classrooms. Setup Time 5-15 minutes Teacher Dashboard Logging in as a teacher gives live access to usage and progress by students currently working in a class that you manage. Handouts Educator Review. Editorial Review Targeted tool helps teachers manage worksheets digitally Distribute, collect, and annotate worksheets for students.

Handouts Educator Review

Teachers can control which students receive which handouts at which time, and they can tag and sort their uploads for easy use. Upload worksheets in a variety of file formats and from a variety of sources. A handy tutorial helps maximize the app's features. Teachers and students have slightly different menu options; both versions are easy to navigate and have helpful FAQ sections. Pros Simple navigation and easy setup make this approachable, searchable, and easy to use particularly for younger students. Cons Student/teacher annotation limited to colored pencil writing tools and simple text features. Bottom Line A useful tool for teachers, especially elementary teachers, looking to make worksheet workflow digital, but those looking for more comprehensive paperless solutions will need to look elsewhere.

Setup Time More than 15 minutes. Showbie Educator Review. Editorial Review Paperless solution to getting organized and sparking student creativity Teachers can test it out before deciding to go Pro.

Showbie Educator Review

Add assignments and see them all at once. Leave notes or upload assignments for individual students. Communicate with students directly in the app. Pros Virtually submitted work saves time and paper, and alignment with multiple apps allows students to be more creative. Cons Setting up classes and assignments takes time, and teachers may have to redesign some favorite assignments to align with the formats the app accepts. Bottom Line. Socrative.

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Browse Documentaries. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog. If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement.

How’s that for starters? In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing. Vocabulary is a foundational component of an effective K-12 comprehensive literacy framework. I write frequently about the importance of effective vocabulary instruction and my recent infographic – the 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Vocabulary Instruction – has proved very popular having been Pinned over 31,000 times. In today’s 21st century classrooms, digital tools must coexist alongside more traditional tools. Digital tools have advantages. The following digital tools show promise to support word learning, review, and playing with language. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary Reference Tools. Education Programs. Blender Basics - Introduction for Beginners - Blender Cookie.

Australian Media. Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes. Make mobile learning awesome!

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired! Combine digital content and your files to create a lesson Tes resources YouTube Links PDFs PowerPoint Word Doc Images Dropbox Google Drive Tes Teach quick start resources. 37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow. 37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow by Dr.

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

Justin Marquis Remixing the curriculum – compiling resources from a variety of sources such as free online texts, proprietary information from publishers, and self-created media such as podcasts – is starting to push its way into K-12 and higher education. Get ahead of the curve with these tips for remixing your own online course materials. Gathering the Ingredients Before Remixing Like any course development process, there is a good deal of research that goes into remixing the contents of a new or existing class curriculum. Consider including a small selection of remixed materials at first and expand each time you teach the class. Free Courseware Free Online Texts Video Resources. Great Classroom Tools.

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