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This Pearltree contains useful free online tools for teachers to use.

Assessment and Rubrics. Web 2.0 tresnak hezkuntzarako prest. Draw me an idea-Blog by Philippe Packu(TLI)-Creative mind map on computer/iMindMap (ThinkBuzan) Bloom’s Taxonomy: Bloomin’ Peacock. Tomorrow I am doing a training on the Treasures Supplement that I created over the summer.

Bloom’s Taxonomy: Bloomin’ Peacock

Most of the supplemental suggestions fall into the bottom two tiers of Bloom’s Taxonomy (Remember and Understand). 7 Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Outlines Online. One of the presentations that I made this week was about having students create videos to demonstrate their knowledge of a topic.

7 Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Outlines Online

In that presentation one of the points that I stress is the need for students to create outlines of their videos before moving onto the technical aspects of constructing a video. Here are some tools for creating outlines and mind maps to plan video projects, podcasts, or essays. Quicklyst is a nice tool for taking notes and creating outlines. Quicklyst provides a simple outline template that you can use to take notes. There are two neat features of Quicklyst that really stand out. The 7 ½ Steps to Successful Infographics. You know when you’ve been doing something for a long time and it gets ingrained?

The 7 ½ Steps to Successful Infographics

For me, that’s infographics. I’ve created a lot of chartage over the last 20 years Take a look: Here’s me when I started at the New York Times, where I was a graphics editor. Welcome to the Belle Plaine Public Schools! 35 Best Websites for Free Educational Videos. What are the best websites to watch educational videos?

35 Best Websites for Free Educational Videos

Here are over 35 websites to watch thousands of educational videos covering business, science, health, technology, math, social studies, arts and more. Please bookmark this page or share it if you find this article useful. 1. 5min Offers short, practical how to videos, instructional videos and DIY solutions. 2. Ten Search Tools and Tactics Teachers and Students Need to Know. I often find myself in conversations with teachers and students about Internet search strategies.

Ten Search Tools and Tactics Teachers and Students Need to Know

Often times the conversation reminds me that what's obvious to me is amazing to someone else. Last week I had that very experience as I taught a couple of teachers some search techniques that they are going to pass along to their students. As a follow-up to that experience, I've crafted the following list of search tools and tactics that every teacher and student should know. 1. Stop Googling "What" questions. 2. 3. Polls & Surveys. Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students.

Diigo - Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Online Bookmarking and Annotation, Personal Learning Network.

I have used it for creating web quests. Just highlight sections of pages with relevant text and put post it notes on there with clues and the next link. – loremipsem

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Twiddla. InfoGraphics. Google Drive - Store Files, Share Files, and Talk About Them. Today, Google introduced a new service for saving, sharing, and discussing files online.

Google Drive - Store Files, Share Files, and Talk About Them

The new service is called Google Drive and it combines some of the best elements of Google Docs and Google Plus into one package. In fact, Google Docs is now a part of Google Drive. When you upload a file to your Google Drive account you can share it with anyone just like you can share any document in your Google Docs account. You can share files publicly or privately. You can create comment threads for any of the files that you share whether they're document, image, video, or music files. Watch the video below to learn more about Google Drive. Month in Review - April's Most Popular Posts. A new month has started but that doesn't mean we can't take a quick look back at the month of April.

Month in Review - April's Most Popular Posts

As I do every month I've compiled a list of the month's ten most read posts. Here are the most popular posts from April 2012: 1. Flipping Your Classroom With Free Web Tools - Guest Post. Accompaniments, free sheet music, interpretations of classical music. Fakebook: homepage. Create educational games and quizzes at classtools.net. Evernote in Education. Instant screencasts: Just click record. Video Slideshow Maker with Music. EDU.

Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students. LiveMinutes. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) And ran a contest to try and get as many submissions as possible.

There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates. ClipYourPhotos - Do funky things with your digital photos. Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles. TagMyDoc :The new way to share documents. Five Best Online File Storage Services. A great way to motivate and inspire your students!

Wikis for Everyone - Wikispaces. Blogger: Create your free Blog. Easily Publish Gorgeous Magazines. My Library. DrawIsland - Drawing & Animation Tool. AvatarBook Cinderella for iPad on the iTunes App Store. Dropmark® — Organize, collaborate, and share.

Used by productive people and teams at: Drag & Drop Drag and drop files right from your desktop or web browser.

Dropmark® — Organize, collaborate, and share

Your files will be automatically uploaded to the cloud. Watch the video… Drawing tool - DrawIsland. Witty Comics - Make a Comic. Sketchpad - Online Paint/Drawing application. FlockDraw - Free Online Drawing Tool - Collaborative Group Whiteboard. Odosketch. Bomomo. ArtPad. Popplet - Free online whiteboard software. Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students. Organize your resources in an online binder - LiveBinders. Free Resources. Interactive Resources for Imaginative Teachers.

Zunal WebQuest Maker. OpenStudy (5) Grockit. TeacherTube - Teach the World. Loremipsem's YouTube. Earth. Dabbleboard - Online whiteboard for drawing & team collaboration - Interactive whiteboard software. TodaysMeet. Free Interactive Online Whiteboard. Create Virtual Room. Visual_ly - Yammer : The Enterprise Social Network.

Popplet - Twitter.

I agree. If you do not find it useful. Don't use it. Otherwise it's a good way to connect with other teachers who are sharing their practice. – loremipsem

Google+ ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons! Upload & Share PowerPoint presentations and documents. 12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers. There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE.

12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers

I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments! 1. Classtools Net Classtools is already one of my favourite websites, home of the Countdown Timer and Random Word Picker. Noterr - create sticky notes instantly. Peg it up, Move it Around, Get it Done. It became a catch phrase across Skype as we built Pegby: let's go to the Board . Using an unlimited number of Boards , you can collaborate with friends, family, co-workers and even strangers...if you like that sort of thing. We've seen boards with twenty Columns , which is no big deal for Pegby.

With sweet minimization and drag and drop capability, create as many Columns as you'd like but focus on the ones that matter to you in the moment. Pegby began with the Card . ArtisanCam - Home. How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] Flapcast.com. PBS Kids Cyberchase - Dozens of Math Activities. PBS Kids Cyberchase offers dozens of online and offline mathematics games and activities for students.

PBS Kids Cyberchase - Dozens of Math Activities

The collection of more than forty online games are designed to make students think about patterns and use logic to solve challenges. The offline activities use the same model, but are designed for hands-on offline learning. The highlight of the Cyberchase online activities are the "quest" activities in which students have to solve problems as along a journey as they work toward a goal.

For example, in Mission Motherboard students have to solve problems to earn money that they then use to buy parts to fix a motherboard. Not all of the games are as time intensive as Mission Motherboard. Applications for Education The large selection of online activities available on Cyberchase makes it a good resource to use in a classroom where you have groups of students working on different skills at the same time. Evernote Corporation.

I agree. It is so useful, I have it on my work computer and my Mac and iPad and phone. – loremipsem

Educationalwikis - Examples of educational wikis. Issuu - You Publish.

Love this multi-nation 'discussion' or should that be confusion? Wow, I really need to brush up on my French. Anyway, Issuu is a really good way to publish your magazines or flyers and share them with others. You can also create your own virtual shelf. – loremipsem

Las 10 mejores herramientas para Evernote. 5 Ways You Can Use Wikis. Today I had the privilege to participate in Discovery's Beyond the Textbook forum. One of my take-aways from the day's conversation is that most of the technologies that we want to use to make textbooks interactive and meaningful for students already exist, we just need to organize and utilize them in a way that makes sense for teachers and students. I've combined that take-away with a recent request from a reader to delineate some ways that teachers can use Wikispaces to create this list of ideas for using wikis in classrooms.

Please feel free to add your suggestions, with links if possible, in the comments below (please note, I'll be on planes for the next 18 hours so there will be a delay between your comment submission and its appearance on the blog). 1. As a digital portfolio of student-created videos. 2. 3. 4. iPad Creative - iPad Creative Blog - Guest Post: Sketchnotes for visual thinkers. Chemical Sciences. eLearning. CSS. Resources. FREE GRAPHICS. InfoGraphics. How to Choose a Safe Password.


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  2. thecyberesq Jan 25 2013
    Thanks for adding me to the team. This Pearltree is unbelievably detailed! I think I see the Fibonacci Sequence in it, the motherlode of all techy teachy things.
  3. loremipsem May 19 2012
    Thanks, and thanks for adding too
  4. technerd Jan 28 2012
    This is a SUPER COOL TREE! Great Job!
  5. vivianamat Nov 23 2011
    hi loremipsen, i've just copied and pasted my free resurces tree to "ours" cheers!