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8 Free Mind Map Tools & How to Best Use Them. Here’s the good news.

8 Free Mind Map Tools & How to Best Use Them

Finally, we can be like Leonardo da Vinci’s in one small way. No, we are not getting his polymathic superpowers. His penchant for taking free-flowing notes that filled notebooks with diagrams and scribblings is more achievable. Maybe, he knew that the human brain likes visuals more than words. Maybe, connecting words and images made him see things which most could not. Today, we call these brain-cell like intertwinnings — mind maps.

What Is Web 3.0 and Is It Here Yet? Web 3.0 is a simple term with a much more complicated meaning.

What Is Web 3.0 and Is It Here Yet?

One of the biggest difficulties in nailing down a definition or metric for evaluating Web 3.0 is the lack of a clear, distinct definition for it, especially compared to what we already know about Web 2.0. Christopher Columbus Creates 21st Century Explorers. I have been dying to share this project with all of you, but I have been holding off until we have completed the unit (well almost…).

Christopher Columbus Creates 21st Century Explorers

There seem to be more and more opportunities popping up for our 5th grader to continue learning and connecting their knowledge about Christopher Columbus… Take a listen to the students’ “CC Newscast” video and then read on about the “upgrade” process from textbook to globally connected learning! Columbus Creates 21st Century Explorers from langwitches on Vimeo. Christopher Columbus Creates 21st Century Explorers It all started out with a planning meeting with the 5th grade teacher. Christopher Columbus Unit Plan.

Web2. I am in the process of moving these links to separate pages as there are now too many on a single page!

Web2

Click on the links below or the newly created pages in the side menu to access these tools. I have located many of these tools through Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers blog. You might like to subscribe to Richard's RSS feed or his email list. Panoramio. 9 Fundamental Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have. A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology. In the dark and satirical spirit of Ambrose Bierce, I offer the first draft of a Devil’s Dictionary for educational technology terms.

A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology

May it entertain, and all be forgiven. App, n. An elegant way to avoid the World Wide Web. Blended learning, n. The Devil's Dictionary. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Dictionary and Thesaurus. Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Academic Phrasebank. Free Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus. Exercises.

Exercises Here you will find exercises based on concordance lines.

Exercises

If you are not familiar with studying concordance lines, look at the explanations in Concordances. The exercises focus on one word or word family from the AWL. Doing the exercises will help you get to know the words well. Each worksheet is divided into two tasks. Open the file and print the document before you begin studying. Factor symbol area category commissioned concept economic establish research stress Note to teachers: Contributions to this page, in the form of similar exercises based on the study of concordance lines, would be very welcome. Learning Academic Vocabulary. Here are some suggestions about using the AWL Highlighter and the AWL Gapmaker to help you expand your academic vocabulary. 1.

Learning Academic Vocabulary

Find a text that interests you. For on-line sources, look at the links page. Copy and paste, or type it into the AWL Highlighter; process it and print it. You will see the academic words highlighted in bold. 2. "The plans include planting trees and hedges to protect crops from grazing animals and wind erosion. " 4. "Soil erosion is a problem for the farmers in my region.

" Translate voice and video calls. Traduction. Wikipedia. Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map. Meanings and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com.

Babelfish.com. Translator. Teachers & xWeb – A Beginner´s Guide to Webs 1,2,3,x. In this last of a 4-part Beginner´s Guide series I take a look at the extended or xWeb.

Teachers & xWeb – A Beginner´s Guide to Webs 1,2,3,x

What is it, and what does it mean for teachers? What is it? If the concept of Web 3.0 is still a bit hazy, then the xWeb (short for ´extended web´) is a vague outline in a snowstorm. Some elements of the outline are emerging, but details (especially on application in education) are still vague. Let´s start with the clear stuff. The xWeb extends the real world into the virtual, and blurs the boundaries between the two.

The xWeb defined George Siemens provides (for me) one of the clearest definitions of the extended web, in this excellent blog post. Essentially, the xWeb is a blurring web, reducing distinctions between physical/digital worlds through mobiles, location-based services, augmented reality, internet of things, and digital graffiti (i.e. comments by Foursquare users on physical locations such as businesses). Teachers & Web 3.0 – A Beginner´s Guide to Webs 1,2,3, x. In this third of a 4-part Beginner´s Guide series I take a look at Web 3.0.

Teachers & Web 3.0 – A Beginner´s Guide to Webs 1,2,3, x

What is it, and what does it mean for teachers? Web20_Intro.flv.