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Ten things everyone should know about teachers. Published on January 3rd, 2016 | by Mark Anderson Teachers are enthusiastic and dynamic, highly intelligent and share a passion for wanting to make a difference in this world.

Ten things everyone should know about teachers

They can also be quirky however and this is as a result of there being no other job like theirs. They become a breed apart from the rest of the working world in many respects, living in Teacherland and driving themselves towards a goal of ongoing improvement. With that in mind, I hope they will find something here that is recognisable within themselves. It is their ability to laugh at themselves, reflect and develop that I admire most. Here Is An Excellent Tool to Create Interactive Games and Presentations to Use in Class. December 23, 2015TinyTap is an excellent tool that you can use to create interactive games, lessons, presentations and visual quizzes.

Here Is An Excellent Tool to Create Interactive Games and Presentations to Use in Class

With an intuitive user-interface and easy to use editor, students will definitely enjoy creating their personalized learning apps. As a teacher, you can use TinyTap to design engaging educational activities for your class. Several teachers from all over the globe are creating awesome things with TinyTap, check out this page to learn more about some of these activities. Students learn better when they are engaged in practical hands-on activities and TinyTap does just that.

It provides learners with the perfect environment to exercise their creativity and learn from each other. 1-"Games Create fun games from images to teach, play and learn in your own creative way. Resources. The Pearson National Learning and Teaching Conference being held in Brisbane, Australia over November 6-8, 2014 is another exciting opportunity for me to share with conference delegates two issues about which I am passionate.

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Throughout my four presentations – two on the value of teachers becoming lifelong learners and two on ways to engage students as readers – I will be sharing a host of thoughts and links with conference delegates. Blooms Taxonomy Action Verbs. Bloom's taxonomy. Bloom's wheel, according to the Bloom's verbs and matching assessment types.

Bloom's taxonomy

The verbs are intended to be feasible and measurable. Bloom's taxonomy is a classification of learning objectives within education. Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns. A student takes notes at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C.

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Do teachers really know what students go through? Science - General / Investigative Teaching Ideas. Results of the 8th Annual Survey of Learning Tools. 30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015.

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

Excel Tutorial - Easy Excel 2010. The best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula rated for learning. 50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now. I’ll admit it.

50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now

I’m a fan of Apple products. But that doesn’t mean I don’t yearn for some of the fabulous features on Android phones too. Until the day when Apple and Google merge (ha!) Piktochart: Infographic and Presentation Tool for Non-Designers. The Differentiator. Try Respondo!

The Differentiator

→ ← Back to Byrdseed.com. Www.rubrics4teachers.com. Best EdTech Games of 2014. Ok, let's be honest.

Best EdTech Games of 2014

The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer since the majority of these games didn't debut in 2014. Timeglider: web-based timeline software. The-Digital-PIRATE-A-Ditch-That-Textbook-Guide. Sketchnotes. Online testing Create online quizzes free quiz maker ClassMarker. For teachers - Templates - Microsoft Office. <div class="cdOLblEmRed cdSearchResultsMargin">Warning: This site requires the use of scripts, which your browser does not currently allow.

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<a href=" how to enable scripts. </a><br/></div> All Products Word Excel PowerPoint Access Outlook. Edraw Mind Map Professional. Clarify Thinking Edraw can easily conceptualize your visualization on computer and organize your work. It helps you pull all ideas and assets together to organize them in logical structure, then to steer clear of irrelevant information and recognize the critical.

Finally, you can better evaluate the profit, cost and risk for better decisions. Top Picks. Loading ... Coggle is a browser-based organic-style mind-mapping application. It supports simultaneous, multi-user editing with chat. It allows free placement of nodes and can also make a new map from an existing FreeMind (.mm) file. Nodes can also have web links and images attached. Price: Free. Learning Games - 26 Serious Games to Change the World. Note: Learning games have really taken off since I originally wrote this post a number of years ago (right before the 5th annual Games for Change Festival). As a result, this post is past due for an update. If you know of other learning games you feel should be added, or have updates/perspectives concerning any of the games listed here, please comment or contact me. I hope to do a full update in fall 2013. Fair warning, you could easily eat up a big chunk of your day following the links in this post.

Buy hey, you’ll be helping out the world a bit in the process. Everyone can draw .net. Visual Thinking Archive. Aeon Timeline: Outlining Made Easy. Aeon Timeline is a great way to plan a novel. I broke down and bought Aeon Timeline. It was $39.99 in the AppStore, but so far it has been worth every penny. Even though there is currently not a Windows version, I have found the program to be probably one of the greatest tools for planning out multiple story arcs, keeping track of character relationships and viewing all of the subtle nuances of my novel at a glance. Free mind mapping (and related types) software.

I see regular inquiries on Twitter and in forums from people looking for free software to support visual thinking. To provide answers, InformationTamers have put together 14 pages to help you find the one for your needs. Flowchart - Gliffy- Collaboration Tool. 21CLD Pilot Program. Launch of ClassMovies TV - NSW Department of Education & Communities. I am pleased and excited to announce the launch of ClassMovies TV. It is the next stage in our ClassMovies project where schools create short videos to showcase best practice in teaching and learning.

ClassMovies is a wonderful opportunity for schools to document the innovation occurring every day in our classrooms and share that exemplary practice with teaching colleagues across the state. Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons. PowerPoint. Excel Projects. Everystockphoto - searching free photos. Graphic Organizer Worksheets. Folded paper puzzlers from Teachnet.com. The Top Ten S'Cool Tools for Q3, 2014. EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter.

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101 Teaching Tips, Secrets, And Ideas For 2013. Classroom Management - Classroom Countdowns. Educator Programs : Overview : How to Apply. Step 1. Review program commitments Your commitment as a MIE Expert is to be an advocate for using Microsoft technology to improve student learning. 'How We Learn' offers new look at how our brains work. The Practical Effect of Twitter Chats + Pedagogy Wheel. Many months ago I founded what would quickly become the largest Australian ‘ed-chat’ on twitter. The ‘#aussieED’ twitter chat runs on a Sunday at 8:30pm every Sunday night. 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - InformED : 6 Keys to the Flipped Classroom: Infographic.