Last week, I shared a few of the “What If?” history project my IB Theory of Knowledge students created and added them to The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons. Students just completed a simple evaluation of the project, and I thought readers might be interested in what they thought of it. As my IB students have done in previous years, they are teaching my English Language Learners how to do it, too, so I’ll also be sharing those presentations in a few days. But, before I share my IB students’ comments, I thought I’d share one more of their PowerPoints:
learning games Time for another annual”The Best…” list…. This covers new games since I posted The Best Online Learning Games Of 2013 — So Far six months ago. As usual, In order to make it on this list, games had to: * be accessible to English Language Learners. * provide exceptionally engaging content. * not provide access to other non-educational games on their site, though there is one on this list that doesn’t quite meet this particular criteria.
Speed Match Our Speed Match Review Game tool is the newest review game to be added to the site. Players must drag and drop answers onto the correct question to clear the board. Questions always appear in a different order. You can even download the Speed Match Flash Player file to use games that you have created offline without an Internet connection! Super Teacher Tools
Evernote – an attempt at the definitive summary of teacher uses! Well it’s been just over 2 years since I tentatively pulled out my iPhone in class and trialled using the app ‘Evernote’ for the first time. If it wasn’t love at first use, it sure was close. Since then I’ve blogged about it, talked at numerous conferences about it, posted hundreds of tweets declaring my love for it, and watched countless other teachers who I’ve introduced Evernote to blog about it, tell others about it etc etc. There are many great blog posts about Evernote by teachers that explain ways that they use it (Miss Spink On Tech is a particular standout), but I’ve never quite found everything all in the one post. So this is it. I’m putting the effort in here because I honestly believe its the most powerful assessment tool that’s ever been made so freely available to teachers.
Google Launches New Search Education Site with Lesson Plans Google has launched a new site called Search Education aimed at educators who want to teach online search strategies. The site includes lesson plans geared at different levels of expertise — beginner, intermediate and advanced – as well as training videos that walk through different strategies for subjects like using Creative Commons and Google maps. The lessons cover the following topics : Picking the right search terms
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A to Z Web Tools:M The new letter is M today. MoshiMonsters is a virtual world for children where children can create their own cute monster avatars, play games and practice English with them. MultiURL is a tool to combine links into one short link and share it with others.
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