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5 Steps to Create Stunning Slideshows with Audio Using YouTube. The first thing that comes into your mind when you want to create a slideshow is using one of those popular web tools such as Google Presentations, Sliderocket...etc; there is, However, a very easy, simple and quick way to create stunning slides from pictures and photos using just YouTube.

5 Steps to Create Stunning Slideshows with Audio Using YouTube

The 10-step checklist for digitizing your school. 23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online. Students like to watch videos.

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

Teachers like videos, too. 7 Ways To Keep Students Focused While Using Technology. When used effectively, technology plays an important role in enhancing the learning process.

7 Ways To Keep Students Focused While Using Technology

Teachers can use digital devices to present supplemental material for lessons or to encourage students to take a more hands-on role in their education. Even with all of the benefits of technology in the classroom, however, educators must use caution to ensure that students are focusing on the lesson and not giving in to distractions. Here are seven ways that teachers can use to help students pay more attention when using technology: 1. Encourage direct engagement. One of the benefits of technology is that students can interact with and learn from lesson materials directly rather than waiting for a passive transfer of information. 2.

Technology has made in-class participation easier than ever. 3. 8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools. When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover.

8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools

Most people don't think about the useful editing tools that are built into YouTube. The YouTube video editor has some useful features for teachers and students. 1. Create photo slideshows. Google Play for Education could kill the iPad in schools. Google released a major new education program today that organizes and manages the way teachers push apps, books, and other learning content to student tablets.

Google Play for Education could kill the iPad in schools

Technology changed the way we socialize, find new things to do, get directions, play games, date, work, read news, take pictures, and so much more. 15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers. Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google.

Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow. While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy. Integrating technology in the classroom and engaging students in higher order thinking creates the ultimate learning experience for students. Bloom’s Taxonomy and digital tools creates an innovative learning environment where students are engaged in their assignments.

The following is a list of digital tools as it relates to Bloom’s Taxonomy. 1. Creating – In creating, students create projects that involve video editing, storytelling, video casting, podcasting, and animating. Digital tools to allow students to create include: Story Kit , Comic Life , iMovie , and , SonicPics , Fotobabble , and Sock Puppet . 2. The 100 Best (And Free) Online Learning Tools. We’re always excited to find the next best thing. But how does one actually find this supposed next best thing? Let Edudemic do the work for you! For example, ever wanted to spend zero dollars but have some of the most bleeding edge technologies at your disposal? Fear not! In the vain of C4LPT, we bring you many other resources that are not as well-known as those featured on their site . 12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education.

There are a couple dozen ways to ‘use’ technology in education. There are also a couple dozen ways to integrate technology in education. Think those two things are the same? Think that throwing a few iPads and a few Edudemic blog posts into a classroom is the best way to launch a 1:1 initiative? 100 Best Video Sites For Educators. Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning.

100 Best Video Sites For Educators

Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool. In 2010, we covered our favorite 100 video sites for educators, and we’ve now updated our list for 2012 with more than 100 resources and more than 25 brand new entries. The Top 12 YouTube Education Channels. There’s a whole host of educational videos out there. From Sal Khan’s famous set of instructional video lessons to the one-off videos by individuals … there’s a lot to sort through. So where do you start? If you’re like me, you go straight over to the king of all video sites, YouTube. They have a dedicated education section ( YouTube EDU ) where they have a curated list of resources. 7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education. QR Codes Quick Response are so fun to integrate in classroom. Quick Response codes are bar codes with information.

QR Codes can include contact information, websites, text, SMS, pictures and so much more. Using Dropbox in the Classroom. When I mention Dropbox to friends and colleagues, I usually get one of two responses – a knowing smile and nod, or a puzzled and quizzical look.

Using Dropbox in the Classroom

Whether you know what the program is, you have likely heard the name. But really, what is Dropbox? Dropbox is many things — a multifaceted tool that’s so powerful, you’ll continue to discover new ways to use it. But the short and sweet of it is this: you can use it to store and sync documents and files across computers, tablets, and smart phones. I can write a lecture or lesson plan on my computer at home, put it in my Dropbox folder, and whoosh – it’s synced with my work computer. How Dropbox works. Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking. 4 Education Technology Trends Coming To Your Classroom. How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years 8.37K Views 0 Likes We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. 10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics.

People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. 50 Education Podcasts For Mobile Learning. If you have an iPad, iPhone, Android device, or computer … you should be listening to podcasts. Most are highly professional and packed with useful information. From the premium stuff being churned out by NPR to the ad hoc stuff from around the globe, there’s something for everyone. Personally, I like the TED Talks and Day In Tech History podcasts. 3 Free (But Powerful) Presentation Tools For Teachers.

20 Digital Learning Day Activities For Your Classroom. A Straightforward Guide To Using Pinterest In Education. The 100 Best Learning Tools Of 2012 As Chosen By You. Word Cloud of this list of learning tools! How To Integrate Education Technology With Scaffolding.

Education Technology, Apps, Product Reviews, and Social Media. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. How MIT Approaches Innovation In Education Technology. MIT may very well be the most influential and important university on the planet right now. Why You Should Start Using QR Codes In Your Classroom. I’ll admit QR codes were a bit of a mystery to me until recently. I’ve seen the funny little codes in magazines and advertisements, and I understood that if you had an app on your phone you could scan them and get…somewhere. Beyond that I didn’t give them much thought. However, it seems I’ve been reading about them everywhere recently and they really can have some practical uses – even in the classroom .

Getting Started The first thing I did was get a free QR reader app for my iPhone – I got one called Qrafter . The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) 10 Emerging Education Technologies You Should Know About. 5 Reasons We Use Social Media 8.40K Views 0 Likes There are many reasons we use social media. From the basic to the more advanced, the tool is simply ubiqutious and addictive. 10 Free Web 2.0 Tools And How To Easily Use Them In Your Classroom. The 200 Best Special Education Apps. 25 Ways To Use Twitter To Improve Your Professional Development. HSIE iPad Apps. Horizon Project.