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Developing “The Innovator’s Mindset” (Video) – The Principal of Change. Students - Everything Art. 10 ways to create interactive multimedia in any grade/subject. Video. Audio. Images. Text. Interactive questions. Watch a video. Student-centered learning lets kids get right to work and take control. That student-centered learning is at the heart of Sutori, a tool that lets students and teachers create scrolling, timeline-style multimedia webpages they call “stories”. With Sutori, teachers can assign a pre-created story to students for studying and working. The reason I really like this tool: the scrolling top-to-bottom style of learning is engaging and easyit features lots of options for adding items to a storyit’s easy to share a student-created or pre-created story with Google Classroom (or another learning management system)it’s web-based, which means that students can access Sutori stories from any web-enabled device (tablet, smartphone, laptop, Chromebook, etc.)

In this post, you’ll see how to use Sutori and 10+ ways you can use it in the classroom. Setting Sutori up Head over to and create an account. Name your class. Some examples: 3 Ways to Continue Learning at Home with Technology. Students, parents and teachers agree that more at-home learning time with digital tools is a must. So why aren’t many schools meeting this demand? In a 2016 Deloitte survey of K–12 public and private school educators, parents of school-age children, and K–12 students themselves, the majority of these three groups indicated they wanted more at-home learning with digital tools to supplement school work. However, the survey found that only 33 percent of educators are regularly making this happen. The survey also found that teachers are often not providing these opportunities because they perceive boundaries that might not actually exist, in terms of parental assistance.

A large majority (88 percent) of parents surveyed are very or somewhat interested in having more at-home digital content to supplement school work. Though a digital divide does exist in terms of at-home connectivity, some schools have successfully used technology to expand the school day beyond the last bell. 1. 2. 3. 25 Sensory Activities for Kids | Hands On As We Grow. Exploring the World in Your Class. In the past several years, the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) has supported and funded digital games, including Mission US: City of Immigrants, a game about the immigrant experience. You play as Lena Brodsky, a Jewish immigrant in 1907 New York. It’s a great teaching tool: Students quickly realize how difficult it can be to assimilate to a new country. The game includes an Educator Guide with lesson plans and primary sources. I recently spoke with Marc Ruppel, senior program officer at the NEH. Ruppel’s vision of games in classrooms happens to align with my findings in field research: Games—particularly those in the humanities (social studies, English language arts)—can be the hub, or centerpiece, of learning in a classroom.

Related activities—written reflections from students, as well as other media like video and text—extend outward, like spokes. There are several games about the immigrant experience that can function as hubs for meaningful classroom teaching. PDF & Document Markup with Kami – i ❤ edu. One of the things that I love about our HUSD Twitter Chat is the amazing resources that I learn about from the conversations that I am able to have with teachers in our district. In a recent Twitter Chat, one of our coaches (thanks @Dfcain!) Shared that the application Kami is a great resource for viewing, annotating, sharing and collaborating on PDF’s and documents within the the Chrome browser. He was right – it is amazing! Recently, I have had several teachers ask for tools that would allow their student’s to annotate PDF’s from the Chrome browser and Kami is the perfect solution.

Through this application, teachers and students can view, annotate, share and collaborate PDF’s and documents on the chrome browser. These features include: Highlighting and underlining text.Add comments and text.Draw and add shapes.Share and collaborate with others. In the video below, I will walk you through the basics of using Kami in your classroom: The Edvocate’s List of 68 Must-Read K-12 Teaching & Learning Blogs – The Edvocate. *The Edvocate is pleased to produce its “Best of the Best” resource lists. These lists provide our readers with rankings for education-related blogs, twitter accounts, influencers, products, etc. These lists are meant to be fluid, and for that reason, they are regularly updated to provide up to the moment information.* If you’re a teacher, or teaching assistant there are plenty of great blogs out there to help you with everything from coming up with teaching plans, to implementing technology in the classroom.

Where to start though? The internet is crowded with blogs. Generally, there are four key qualities of a good teaching & learning blog: Activity (25%). Each category was assigned an equal weight in our evaluation. Edutopia In their own words: “You’ll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice.” Score: Activity 25, Originality 25, Helpfulness 25, Authority 25.

Control Alt Achieve: Pixel Art Activities for any Subject with Google Sheets. Growing up with video games in the 70's and 80's, I was well aware of pixels. When video games first started out, the screen resolution was so low that all your game characters and items were made of big blocky squares called pixels. With some imagination we could see a jumping plumber or a flying spaceship in those 8x8 or 16x16 grids of colored dots. Today video games are so hyper-realistic that you can't tell if you are watching a real-life video or a computer simulation.

However, everything old is new again, so there has been a resurgence of love for retro-games and their nostalgic pixelated style. And so we have "Pixel Art" which is making images out of a small grid with limited number of colors. As with any creative activity, pixel art can have many applications for education.

Lots of educators have created pixel art templates and activities including Alice Keeler here and here and here and Patrick Johnson here. Conditional Formatting The color key for the template is: Other Activities. 2017 and Trends. Today, the world is changing at a faster pace than ever before. Rapid change in technology, a significant surge in the number of smartphone users, and constantly evolving social media have changed the way people learn new things. Learning and development strategies of companies must change with time to address the emerging challenges.

Organizations need to adopt modern tools and techniques that enable the people to learn in a most efficient manner. Adopting traditional strategies such as “one size fit all” will neither help employees nor organizations in overcoming contemporary challenges. Here are top five learning and development trends that will dominate 2017. Mobile Learning The number of smartphone users worldwide has crossed 2 billion in 2016.

Use the idea of micro-learning to tap the audience who love mobile. Social Learning Social learning is not new. Two factors are driving the need to adopt the social learning in organizations. Adaptive Learning Virtual Reality Conclusion.