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Wordificator Word Art - Convert Words Into Typographic Art. MyCongress. 5 lessons to teach with timelines. Today’s post was written by Anna Warfield from Storyboard That.

5 lessons to teach with timelines

Storyboard That is a web tool where users can organize ideas and improve communication with graphics and text. Comic strips, book summaries, movie plots and more are more vivid when created in Storyboard That. It’s a great tool that I was planning on writing about myself! Note that there are other free tools (i.e. Google Drawings, Piktochart, etc.) you can use to create timelines without a paid account. — Matt Timelines are excellent tools for showing spans of time, but many people forget to use the tools for critical thinking and meaningful lessons. Unfolding of events. What are the Best Educational Apps? There are so many apps in the Education category of the App Store, but trying to discover new apps can be time-consuming and unrewarding.

What are the Best Educational Apps?

The App Store has tried to offer different options for discovery but with the sheer number of education apps available it is easy to spend hours trawling through hundreds of unrated apps as you try to work out which ones are worth downloading. Here we’ve tried to take the work out of discovering the best educational apps by compiling a list of the top apps for use in education: Best Educational Apps 2012 Khan Academy Average rating in App Store: 5/5 Cost: FREE. 29 Free iPad Apps for Teaching the US History. Are you looking for a way to teach your children, or enrich your personal knowledge about the history of the United States?

29 Free iPad Apps for Teaching the US History

If so, the 29 Free iPad Apps listed below are exactly what you are looking for. These applications offer all the information that a parent, student, or teacher is looking for. Learning history will become and entertaining experience that will be enjoyed by everyone. Perfect for both, home and school use. Sign up, Sign in. Kahoot! - Keystone Area Education Agency. Search results: Immigration. Zoom In.

10 Reasons for Students to Blog Infographic. So, you want to increase motivation for reading and writing, improve confidence levels and/or encourage ICT literacy?

10 Reasons for Students to Blog Infographic

Well, regardless of the rationale, blogging is a very powerful learning tool that can assist teachers with these goals. Still not convinced that blogging is a meaningful activity? Then check out the nifty sketch note shown below, one that illustrates ten additional reasons you should get your blog on with your students. A high five to Sylvia Duckworth for creating and sharing this very useful infographic.

Click here to view a full screen version of this sketch note. 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom - 2015's Top Teaching Degrees: Compare Programs by Cost, Location, Size. Written By: Jillian Terry Skype is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom and their students to a world way beyond their campus.

50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom - 2015's Top Teaching Degrees: Compare Programs by Cost, Location, Size

With Skype, students can learn from other students, connect with other cultures, and expand their knowledge in amazing ways. Teachers and parents can also benefit from Skype in the classroom. Read below to learn how you can take advantage of the power of Skype in your classroom. Promoting Education These great ideas are all about teaching students in dynamic ways. See Me, Hear Me: Skype in the Classroom. Promoting Community Using Skype in the classroom can promote communities within a school or globally. Inclusion — helping a classmate join the classroom from home.

Skype Ideas for Teachers and Parents Teachers and parents can benefit from Skype in the classroom, too. Professional development. Log in. Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students. How to Use YouTube in the Classroom. Hi, I'm Chris O'Neal, and we're going to do a brief tour of YouTube.

How to Use YouTube in the Classroom

I think of YouTube as, like, a giant video flea market. So lots of cool finds mixed in with a lot of crazy junk. From a teacher's standpoint, it's a treasure trove of videos, so let's take a quick tour. We're going to start off by going to, and on the main page, what you'll find is just a variety of most popular clips of the day, the most talked about clip of the week. Just like you wouldn't set your students free on a field trip, though, without giving them some guidance ahead of time, you probably shouldn't sit students down in front of YouTube, and have them search aimlessly, either.

I'm going to start off by doing the most common thing on YouTube, which is just a basic search. So now that I've found a great video I'd like to use, I can either show it right away-- I'm just going to click play, to show the video, or I can embed it to show it in my own website, blog or wiki. 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!). History in Motion. Zoom In. Login. Quick Rubric - Why should rubrics be hard? Flipboard. Teach100 - The Learning Network. Creative Commons. Education World: Drafting the Gettysburg Address. Subjects Arts & HumanitiesEd.

Education World: Drafting the Gettysburg Address

& TechnologySocial Sciences Grade 6-89-12 [facebookbadge] Brief Description Students compare and contrast Abraham Lincoln's drafts and final version of the Gettysburg Address. Objectives Students explain the differences between the final version and drafts of the Gettysburg Address. Keywords Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, draft, speech Materials Needed[shopmaterials] computers with Internet access printer paper pens or pencils dictionary Lesson Plan.

20 Google Apps activities for classroom innovation. Google Apps for Education is a powerful toolbox that opens up exciting possibilities in the classroom for students and teachers. Here are some concrete, practical and innovative ideas for using them. (Public domain image via Pixabay) Google Apps for Education has made new ideas and activities possible in classrooms all over the world.

They’ve allowed for creation and collaboration in ways that weren’t possible in the past. One of the best parts about the entire Google Apps suite is that teachers and students can use these versatile tools to create their own custom-made learning experiences. When the #DitchBook community on Twitter started talking Google Apps for Education, great classroom ideas flew around for the entire hour.

To see the entire chat, check out the Storify of the evening by clicking here. Critical First Week of High School. Has this happened to you?

Critical First Week of High School

You’re lounging on a white sandy beach. You reach for your PDA so that you can check the time for your scuba lesson. Then, as you look at your calendar, you have a revelation. THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS ONLY WEEKS AWAY!