So you want to start your next school year with a great new look for your classroom ?.A look that will be technology enhanced ? Well, we have suggestions for you: Technology posters . 8 Great Free Technology Posters to Hang in your Classroom
Moodle is an online , open source, and interactive teaching and learning environment that enables educators worldwide to use technology in their classrooms. Educators use several labels to refer to Moodle, either as Open Source Course Management System ( CMS ), or Learning Management System ( LMS ), or Virtual Learning Environment. Moodle has attracted a huge attention in the recent years and it became very popular among teachers all around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 40+ Great Moodle Tutorials for Teachers and Students
Added by Katie Lepi on 2012-10-13 Your students have smartphones. If you’re looking for some simple and straightforward ways to easily integrate these powerful little devices into your classroom, look no further. The following 50 tips are simply that: tips. So use a few and toss the rest.
A New List of Great Web Tools for Educators Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is back to you with another collection of new educational web tools you can try with your students or for your own professional development plans. These tools range in purpose from simple study tools to web conferencing services. As always, the main goal behind such a post is to enable those of you who, because of their work and time pressure, find it hard to go online and spend hours looking for the new educational releases in the world of web 2.0 tools. We are very much hoping that by compiling such lists, you will be able to easily access the tools you like and always keep updated about the novelty in educational technology. Check out this list and let us know what you think about it. 1- Best Evidence Encyclopedia
15 Popular EdTech Tools Being Used Around The World During the past month, Katie and I have been working our tails off to make the upcoming September issue of the Edudemic Magazine for iPad (comes out tomorrow!) as helpful as possible to all teachers around the world. To do so, we spoke with teachers from, well, around the world. During those conversations, we discussed an array of topics, trends, tools, and whatever else popped up. One of the many things that struck me was that most of these admittedly ‘connected teachers’ use the same web tools and apps. I loved when I discovered this and wanted to share some of the most popular tools with you.Most of these were written down as side-notes jotted down during a frantic attempt to accurately capture what people were telling me on the phone.
5 Free Map Creation Tools for Teachers to Try The ability to create and customize maps has become an important digital skill not only for students taking geography courses but also for everyone else engaged in any kind of learning. Students can use maps for a variety of purposes such as locating places, recording trips, making virtual trips, discovering information about other places and cultures, and even for sharing information about certain localities. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already reviewed some free map tools relevant for both students and teachers and today we are adding other awesome tools to that list. Check them out below and let us know about your suggestions. Using the tools below you will be able to : Customize maps onlineCreate your own mapsShare maps with othersGenerate embeddable codes for maps your createDraw a quick map
Posters are great learning tools that we use in our classrooms. They attract students attention and they can seamlessly communicate various concepts and ideas . These ideas can range classrooom rules to key grammatical structures. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started a section called Educational Posters where we feature some awesome posters we come across online and that have a great educational value. Busy Teacher is one of the great resources for educational posters, we have learned a lot from his posters and they have hundreds of posters that it took us so much time to sift through them. 20 Must Have Posters for Language Teachers
We have recently started publishing a series of posts about free educational web resources for teachers and educators.These posts provide some freebies relevant to different content areas and subject matters. We want teachers to have an instant access to technology resources they might need in their teaching . Up till now we have covered free resources on the teaching of : Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies , Music Education , Economics, and Physical Education and Health. . Today we are adding a list of another useful set of resources but this time on worksheet and printables. Free Worksheets and Printables for Teachers
Top 16 Classroom Control and Management Tips One of the daunting challenges that face up newly fledged teachers ( and sometimes experienced ones too) is classroom management issues. Not every teacher is lucky enough to get the wheel turning smoothly right from the start. Disruptive behaviour can pose a real threat to the learning and teaching process and often times it turns a teacher's life into a living nightmare leading , in most cases, to giving up the job as a whole. As an experienced teacher who have taught in different countries and as a researcher in the field of pedagogy and methodology ( in connection with technology ) I can comfortably confirm that if classroom management issues are not dealt with seriously they can backfire and destroy what we are trying to build. healthy learning milieu is not feasible without a well managed classroom and this latter requires a set of techniques that every ( new ) teacher should know of.
In honor of the start of a new school year, I am sharing one of my popular posts again with you with a couple of new additions! On Monday I will begin my new job. As I’ve mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes. As always, I am nervous and excited for the first day of school, and eager to meet a new group of students. As an educator, I often find myself repeating the same icebreakers each year, trying to quickly get to know my students through “Two Truths and a Lie” or a “Getting To Know You” fact sheet. In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 13 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students:
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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 ?
7 Easy Icebreakers You Can Do with Post-it Notes ( A Great Classroom Poster) Post-it notes is something that probably all of you love. Teachers can perform a wide variety of activities with them in the classroom. Just give it a serious thought and I am sure you will come up with creative and innovative ideas to use them and if you can not then don't worry, Busy Teacher has done the job for us. Busy Teachered has created an awesome poster that I turned into an infographic with an embed code for you to use. This poster is labelled 7 Easy Icebreakers You Can Do with Post-it Notes. Check it out and try to print it off and use it in your classroom and if you need more posters then check this resource.
5 Web Tools Every Student Should Know about While I was going through my feeds today I stumbled upon a great article from Mahsable in which they featured the five tools that would help students maximize their time in and out of class. Upon checking these tools I found them very useful and worth sharing with my readers here. Here is the list of the five tools they included and below is the video Mahsable made. 1- Google Docs search feature
Creating timelines is another important digital skill to be added to the the 33 digital skills we have compiled before. Students should be able to easily create their own learning timelines and share them with each other.This can have a huge positive impact on their overall learning process. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has sifted through some of the best free timeline making tools and come up with the list below. Just to refresh your mind, a timeline is " a way of displaying a list of events in chronological order, sometimes described as a project artifact. It is typically a graphic design showing a long bar labelled with dates alongside itself and usually events labelled on points where they would have happened.' ( from Wikipedia ). Check out the list below:
10 Free Organizational Tools for Students and Teachers Just a few weeks are left till the start of the new school year. As a part of the digital kit you might be recommending to your students, personal planners shoudl take some priority. Using these tools students will be able to organize their study materials online, make it easily accessible, collaborate and share links and resources with one another and above all improve their scholarly achievement. Here is a list of such awesome planners you might share with your students. Please share with your colleagues
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