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The Schoology Tools Shelf. Sown to Grow: Tap into the Power of Goal-Setting and Reflection. This is a sponsored post.

Sown to Grow: Tap into the Power of Goal-Setting and Reflection

All opinions are my own. By now, most teachers know that one of the best things we can do for our students is to help them develop a growth mindset, the belief that they can get smarter through effort. But many teachers are at a loss for what exactly they should do to promote this mindset. One important approach is to teach students how their brains work. If they understand that the brain is “plastic,” that it can grow and stretch if we work at it, they will be more apt to stick with difficult tasks.

With those practices in place, the next step a teacher can take is to create structures that allow students to see their growth in action. Vizia. iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 3.0 — Learning in Hand. An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant!

iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 3.0 — Learning in Hand

My very popular infographic has been updated for 2016! It’s still all about what can be done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads. H5P – Create and Share Rich HTML5 Content and Applications. 321 FREE Educational Technology Tools for Teachers. Make learning an adventure. Computed Diff - Diff Checker. 34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom. 34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom 34 Ways Ideas For Smartphones In The Classroom By Category by John Hardison first appeared on In continuation of last week’s article, Part 1: 44 Better Ways to Use Smartphones in Class, here is a new list of thirty-six additional ideas to help leverage the power of these tech gadgets in the learning environment.

34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom

In this blog post, I have attempted to avoid any redundancies. 25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning - 25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning by TeachThought Staff Critical thinking apps aren’t the sweet spot of mobile app design.

25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning -

Most of the more popular apps are focused on social media, productivity, or what always seem to be mindless games (we’re looking at you Kim Kardashian and Candy Crush). The fact that most apps don’t force users to think critical doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible, however. Create your own books online for free - Cliptomize. Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes. How is Class Messenger different than Remind 101 (now ‘Remind’)? First, we don’t like to talk about other products a whole lot especially another startup.

How is Class Messenger different than Remind 101 (now ‘Remind’)?

They work just as hard as we do and have the best of intentions. They also, we’re sure, have smart people and think what they are doing is the best possible solution when it comes to communication. We do get asked the question a lot though, about how we differ from the Remind product. So here are 10 things, as of today at least, that we think sets Class Messenger apart from Remind (and most other available communication options out there): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Simply 2nd Resources: Project of the Day (inspired by Pinterest) I saw this amazing craft and knew I just had to do it.

Simply 2nd Resources: Project of the Day (inspired by Pinterest)

Can I just say that Pinterest is great? I know we are all loving it right now. Amazing! Anyway, I decided these would be a great homework incentive. I thought about doing Homeworkopoly, but I wasn't completely sold on that idea. I have decided that these scratch off tickets are the best idea. TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos. Storify · Make the web tell a story. PicCollage. Photo editor online - Free Online Photo Collage Maker.

Soundation — Make music online. Beautiful and easy to use newsletters. A simple new way to design – About Canva. Audience response system. FastFig. Best EdTech Websites of 2014. It's been a busy year here at the Common Sense Graphite Websites desk!

Best EdTech Websites of 2014

Throughout 2014, we rated and reviewed hundreds of websites for their learning potential, using our research-backed rubric and rigorous process of evaluation. Because it was just too hard to pick only 10, here are 14 fantastic edtech websites we reviewed this year. How about that -- 14 for 2014! Big History Project This forward-thinking curriculum blends history, the humanities, critical thinking, and science for a fascinating look at life’s bigger questions. Curriculet This elegant reading tool promotes comprehension with embedded assessments that are easy to use.

DragonBox EDU Essentially a Web-based version of the innovative app, DragonBox EDU helps kids build a strong foundation for algebraic thinking and learning. EdPuzzle. Use the Impossible to Fail Quiz to Give Students Instant Remediation. Does your gut (and your assessment) tell you some students didn’t get it the first time you taught it?

Use the Impossible to Fail Quiz to Give Students Instant Remediation

Would you like to give students remediation exclusively for concepts they don’t understand? Isn’t it impossible to deliver precise remediation to each student in your classroom? The solution to these challenges is the Impossible to Fail Quiz. Create interactive flash tools / games for education. Mentimeter - Turn opinions into tangible data, in real-time. Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic]

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Movenote. Online voice recorder. Plant a Question, Grow Answers! Generate a live word cloud with your audience. Geddit. Empowering The BYOD REVOLUTION. Fakebook. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. Socrative. Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader. Insta Grock. Shmoop: Homework Help, Teacher Resources, Test Prep. EduCanon. - Online Cornell Notes, Flashcards and Study Groups. The Hat - Random Name Generator. Current version: Freeware.

The Hat - Random Name Generator

Simplebooklet. Lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre! Quick and Easy Tools for Learning. Quizzes, Games, Websites and More! 6 Great Note-Taking Tools for Students and Teachers. One of the best things about education technology is that it has allowed students and teachers alike to turn to online annotation and records, making hastily scrawled, illegible scribbles and coffee-stained pages a thing of the past.

6 Great Note-Taking Tools for Students and Teachers

From university students keeping track of lectures to young students making plans and mind maps, there is an online note-taking tool to suit everyone… 1. Study Blue. Make Your Images Interactive - ThingLink. Organize your resources in an online binder - LiveBinders. Primary Pad · Superfunky Collaborative Writing For Schools. - Share Text & Images the Easy Way. Instapaper: Save interesting web pages for reading later. TodaysMeet. Text Message (SMS) Polls and Voting, Audience Response System. Behavior Management Software - ClassDojo.

Edshelf. Tween Tribune. Online Testing Free Quiz Maker Create the Best web-based quizzes ClassMarker.

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Education Video Library. ClassBadges. Ifttt / Coming Soon. 10 Free Web 2.0 Tools And How To Easily Use Them In Your Classroom. Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend the first Ozarks Education Research Initiative (OERI) Teacher Technology Conference at Willard High School (MO). The learning sessions I attended were all very good and I am going to share 10 of the FREE tools I learned about below. I will be incorporating them into how I teach and hopefully by using these tools during faculty meetings, PD sessions, and other opportunities as they arise, this will help us all to find ways to incorporate them into the classroom to engage our students even more.

This quote from last week has stuck with me ever since it was spoken – “Date the tool. Marry the idea.” I don’t recall who this is attributed to, but it resonates with me still. Engagement is key! Twitter summary of OERI Teacher Technology Conference at Willard High School on May 30, 2012 via Storify This is a summary of the tweets sent out during the conference. Socrative This link takes you to their website. Today’s Meet by Allison Pilley @ajpilley.

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QR codes. Ideas for the new school year. Alrighty, summer is over and students are back in school next week. These few days/weeks at the end of summer and very early start of term is my favorite time of the year because now there is so much energy, and so many possibilities to experiment with when the students finally arrive. So here's what I'm trying this year: 1. Do more mistakes. Last year, I tried "my favorite no" but felt that it took a bit too much of class time. 2. Remember everything with Evernote, Skitch and our other great apps. A Free Search Engine for Learning. What are YOU creating today? Home · Primary Pad. Diigo - Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Online Bookmarking and Annotation, Personal Learning Network.

Create infographics & online charts. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.

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Smackdown: Resources Shared at 2013 School Administrators of Iowa Conference. I had the privilege yesterday of leading the Smackdown at the 38th Annual School Administrators of Iowa Conference. The links and resources were flying furiously, and we did our best to capture them all: SweetSearch, A Search Engine for Students, via @AngelaMaiers YourSphere, a community platform that helps students connect, create & share their work via @AngelaMaiers.