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All That Teachers Need to Know about Flipped Classroom- Tutorials, Tools and Apps. Interactive Image on Digital Citizenship and Common Sense Media for Teachers. Keeping Kids Safe Online K-2: Going Places Students learn that they can go to exciting places online, but they need to follow certain rules to remain safe.www.commonsensemedia.org K-2: Staying Safe OnlineStudents understand that they should stay safe online by choosing websites that are good for them to visit, and avoid sites that are not appropriate for them.www.commonsensemedia.org 3-5: The Power of WordsStudents consider that they may get online messages from other kids that can make them feel angry, hurt, sad, or fearful.

Interactive Image on Digital Citizenship and Common Sense Media for Teachers

Students identify actions that will make them Upstanders in the face of cyberbullying. 3-5: Talking Safely OnlineStudents learn that the Internet is a great place to develop rewarding relationships. 6-8: Safe Online TalkWhile acknowledging the benefits of online talk and messaging, students learn how to handle situations or online behavior which may make them feel uncomfortable. 9-12: Does it Matter Who Has Your Data? Technology and Education.

Posted by José Picardo on February 9, 2013 Earlier today I spoke at the 2nd national training day for teachers and directors organised by FECEI, the Spanish Federation of Language Schools.

Technology and Education

Unfortunately, a few technological gremlins (I blame Windows!) Prevented me from showing all the content I had planned to show: actual examples of pupils’ work, video testimonials and other videos which illustrate why I think school teachers must re-consider their often hysterical relationship with the internet. Dozens of Tips & Techniques for Creating High Quality Engaging Screencasts. The creation of instructional videos is one of the many technology-enabled capabilities that the 21st century teacher has at their disposal.

Dozens of Tips & Techniques for Creating High Quality Engaging Screencasts

Instructional videos can be a wonderfully engaging element in teaching. Video content is also usually a fundamental element of the flipped classroom (which regular readers of EmergingEdTech know we’re a big fan of). The low cost of good quality web cams and the availability of free or relatively inexpensive screencasting applications helps to make the development of video learning content easier than ever. Yet all the free or low cost tools in the world do not inevitably yield good quality results. 5 Tools For Making Custom Timelines. Creating custom timelines is an age old school project, especially for history classes (since history is basically a giant timeline, after all!) Way back in the day, when I was a student, I remember drawing out my timelines with colored pencils on pieces of taped together construction paper (to make the line long enough). We’ve come a long way since the late ’80′s, and there are a lot of web tools and apps out there that help users make much more advanced timelines than I could crank out with my awesome colored pencils.

Whether you’re using them to chronicle well known historical events, or your own personal history, these tools can bring together audio, video, photos, text, and more to showcase a well rounded, multimedia timeline to tell your story. 7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking. Today while I was looking for a citation from " Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners " , it dawned on me to compile a list of the popular iPad apps that promote visual thinking.

7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking

Making Thinking Visible is by all means a must read for those of you interested in knowing how thinking can be made visible at any grade level and across all subject areas through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and facilitative structures called thinking routines. Another book I have in my shelf and which is more or less similar to the one cited above is " Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work " in which Dan walks his readers through the different practices of making thinking vivid with less words. Based on these reads and to the best of my knowledge, the apps I selected for you today will defnitely help you, your kids and students think visually and visibly. 1- iBrainstrom. 19 Great Tools to Create Educational Infographics ~ Teachers Tech Workshop. Because human beings are visual creatures,communicating visually proves to be the most effective strategy to get your message clearly conveyed.One way to achieve this is to use infographics especially in this digitally oriented world wherein people are fed up with reading too much information overload.If you allow a reader to choose between a long article containing more than 1000 words and an inforgrafic that needs just some scrolls up and down,they will undoubtedly prefer the second option, infographic.

19 Great Tools to Create Educational Infographics ~ Teachers Tech Workshop

Infographics have been utilized in all sectors of our life, education is no exception.Nowadays, teachers and educators endeavor to look for great educational infographics to use with their students in the class.to help them in their task,I've compiled a list of tools to create your own infographics 1.Icharts. 7 Free Web based Tools to Create Educational Animations ~ Teachers Tech Workshop. With the fabulous advance of Web2.0 tools in the educational field, enlivening up the learning environment and bringing characters to life have become an attainable skill for any 21st century educator.One way to achieve this is to take advantage of animation tools.The latter proves to be an effective educational strategy to : boost motivation and inspire interest in learning,create a low anxiety and funny atmosphere conducive to learning,and develop students'storytelling,problem solving,communication,and computer skills_ to name but a few.

7 Free Web based Tools to Create Educational Animations ~ Teachers Tech Workshop

As usual in teacherstechworkshop, I've selected the top free web based tools and to create educational animations.Check out the list below 1.Goanimate Goanimate makes it possible for everyone to animate their inspirations in countless ways instantly.with goanimate, you can choose your characters,different themes and backgrounds; add speech bubbles;you can upload your own music and effects and record your voice. Thinglink to Create Interactive pictures ~ Teachers Tech Workshop. Educational Hash Tags. 50 Ways Schools Can Use Google+ Hangouts. 32 Tips For Using Google+ Hangouts In The Classroom. Google Plus’s Hangout feature, launched in late 2011, has fast become an essential tool in a wide range of fields, from business to technology, and especially in education.

32 Tips For Using Google+ Hangouts In The Classroom

Integrated scratchpads, screen sharing, instant uploads, chat services, and direct links to nearly all of Google’s other services make Hangouts the perfect tool for teachers who want to reach out to students outside of the classroom, making it simple to connect, share, and learn as a group. While much of the Hangout system is fairly intuitive, there are things that educators need to know before diving in to ensure that the experience is both fun and productive for all involved. The following can act as a great primer for Hangouts newbies, offering up tips that address everything from tech problems to proper Hangouts preparation. CHOOSE A TITLE THAT LETS STUDENTS KNOW WHAT THE HANGOUT WILL BE ABOUT.Students shouldn’t head to a Hangout with little idea of what will be discussed or addressed. Other people's hard work. Learning Theories. Education Today and Tomorow. 10 Apps for Documenting Learning.

One of the things that really excites me about the iPad is the ability of the students to show their learning.

10 Apps for Documenting Learning

I am not talking about the end product here, I am talking about the act of learning that can be shown by students recording their processes. It is often about the student putting the information they have learnt into a context. It is this contextualisation that helps the students create meaning. Here is a perfect example from a young 1st grade student who talks us through his investigation into transport.

This example was shown on a recent school visit as one way a student could document their own learning. This is where we really see the mechanics of a student's learning and how this can be individual for each student and in the case of a tool like the iPad, individualised for each student. Here are a couple of apps that give students the opportunity to showcase, share and then reflect on their learning. ShowMe: FREETurn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!

Top Tools for Learning 2012. Emerging Education Technologies. Open Education. iPad Resources. Personal learning. SchoolTube - Video Sharing For Students & Teachers. Personal Learning Environment. Digital Portfolios. Digital Portfolios Note to all visitors: If any of the documents don’t open for you, try finding them at If you want to contribute to this e-portfolio or digital portfolio page, please add your thoughts in the comments box.

Digital Portfolios

Please say which programs the students used, or whether they utilized Web2 tools like blogs or Wikis. Thanks! General information about Electronic or Digital Portfolios. Flipped Classroom. The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Educat. Click here to view or download a PDF of this report.

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Educat

Coordinated by: The Media Education Lab,Temple UniversityThe Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property,American University Washington College of LawThe Center for Media & Social Impact,American University With funding from: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation And additional support from: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. 18 Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers and Students. 1- SpiderScribe This is a great mind mapping tool that allows users to easily visualize their ideas by connecting various pieces of information together and create free style maps.

It also combines elements like text, images, files, calendar events and geographic locations. 2- EdistormEdistorm is a great web2.0 tool for educators. It allows you to work on your ideas during a structured brainstorming and organize them into sticky notes for others to see . It has two plans one is free and limited and the other is paid. 4- Bubbl.usBubbl.us allows its users to create concept maps in such an easy way with the minimum tools possible .You can create your project and invite your colleagues to join you in editing its content and when done you can share it with others via a generated link . Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013. “Disruptors are innovators, but not all innovators are disruptors — in the same way that a square is a rectangle but not all rectangles are squares.” ~ Forbes Magazine e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging.

These developments have expanded the possibilities of taking e-learning to great heights more than ever. These advancements that have the potential to not just play a pivotal role, but drastically transform the learning domain are termed ‘disruptive’ due to the following reasons: • They fundamentally change the conventional landscape • They produce something new and more efficient These disruptive technologies are re-shaping the learning and education landscape. Today, when we are half way through the year, we have many exciting things on our list of disruptive e-learning technologies. 32,000 Years of Technology in Education [Video] Educators have come a long way since the cave drawings of 30,000 B.C.E. and the dial-up Internet connections of the mid-1990s.

But while the tools have changed, the approach, in many ways, has not. Teachers and professors should look at technology as a way to engage students and prepare them for real-world skills. If that means learning to communicate by drawing on the wall of cave, then teachers 32,000 years ago were onto something! Q&A with Must-Read Blogger Andreas Brockhaus of the University of Washington Bothell. Andreas Brockhaus is the Director of Learning Technology at the University of Washington Bothell. In addition to his administrative duties, Andreas is a frequent contributor to the UW Bothell Learning Technologies Blog which provides 3,500 students and faculty with resources and tech news.

At EdTech, we've been following the blog for a while and selected it as part of the 50 Must-Read Higher Education IT Blogs. Transmedia Education: the 7 Principles Revisited. A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers. Today, I am sharing with you Edutopia's resources on Digital Citizenship. Top 3 E-Learning Programs To Become A Power Searcher. “The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable.

Favorable conditions never come.” ~ C. S. PLN Starter Kit. Seven Things You Should Know About Personal Learning Environments. 8 Unbeatable Resources for Online Learning. The Rise Of The Profersonal In Social Media. 10 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using.

Editor's note: A version of this article previously appeared at KISSmetrics.com. Social Media Tools 101 (From Blogs to Wikis) Overcoming Hurdles to Social Media in Education (EDUCAUSE Review. Key Takeaways. Social Media Tools List: +100 Social Media Tools. By Erik Qualman | May 22, 2012. Free Downloads. Experimenting with Facebook in the College Classroom. June 10, 2013 By: Nisha Malhotra, PhD in Teaching with Technology While discussing the nuances of regression analysis, I saw some of my students smiling. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. 6 Interactive Storytelling Apps For Younger Students. How To Effectively Use The 10 Biggest Social Networks.

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? 5 Powerful Common Core Tools For The Connected Educator. 25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom by Degree of Difficulty. 5 Free Apps For Classrooms With A Single iPad. 4 Incredible Apps For Children With Autism. 200+ iPad Apps for Autism. The 2 Hottest Educational Social Networks You’re Not Yet Using. Curation Tools. Twitter FAQ: RT, HT, OH Explained. 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom. How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement. 100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty.

HOW TO USE TWITTER IN THE CLASSROOM WITHOUT COMPROMISING YOUR PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR STUDENTS. Twitter in the Classroom. 3 tips for teachers new to Twitter SmartBlogs. 50 Innovative Ways To Use Twitter More Effectively. A Complete Guide to the Art of Twitter Favorites - Rebecca Greenfield. Twitter Dictionary: Top 37 Twitter Abbreviations And Acronyms. Australian ePortfolio Project. AeP_conceptguide_learners. Joanna Smith - UC Portfolio. Badges Lend Gravitas To Free Education Revolution. A Future Full of Badges - Commentary. Launches Open Badges Project. Badges. Digital Badges in Higher Education. Eli7085.pdf (application/pdf Object) Expands Its Education Portfolio With Digital Badging.

Other people's hard work. Learning Tools. 10+ Best Apps For Your Dropbox. Evernote. Best Free iPad Apps. 7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking. 18 Great Science apps for iPad. 62 Ideas For Using The iPad In The Classroom [Presentation] 10 iPad Apps for Web Curation. iPads in education. Google. Awesome Graphic on 21st Century Pedagogy. Interactive whiteboards & alternatives. A Great Wheel of All The Learning Theories Teachers Need to Know about. A Must Have Technology Integration Matrix for Teachers.