7 Excellent Chromebook Apps for Teachers. May 7, 2016 One of the key challenges facing teachers using Chromebooks in their instruction is finding relevant educational apps to use with students in class.
Searching Chrome app store can be a tedious and time-consuming task especially for teachers whose schedules are already super busy. This is where curated resources such as the chart we previously published here come in handy. A Great App to Remotely Control Google Drive Presentations. May 9, 2016 De Mobo Slides is a great application to remotely control the presentations you create through Google Slides, Prezi, and Slideshare right from your iPhone or Android-operated device.
The process is ver simple: you install De Mobo app on your mobile device and pair it with your computer using a generated code as shown in the video below. Once the two devices are connected you can then start streamlining presentations from your mobile device. However for this to work, you need to make sure both of the devices are connected on the same network. Some of the features provided by De Mobo include: 'integrating your webcam into your presentation as a Smart Overhead Projector, access to your speaker notes on your phoneA, embedded timer, playable embedded Youtube videos, ptions to change presentation animations on the fly, and access to PDF on your local storage, Dropbox or Box.net.
Some Very Good iPad Apps for Science Teachers. May 11, 2016 Below is a short collection of some very good iPad apps we have specifically curated for Science teachers and students.
They can be used to consolidate and expand on what students learn about the natural world. The apps will also help students learn about endangered species, discover thousands of organisms from around the globe, explore biodiversity of wild life and many more. 1- Project Noah. Limnu - Create Collaborative Online Whiteboards. Limnu is a service that enables you to quickly create collaborative online whiteboards.
On your Limnu boards you can draw, type, insert images, and chat with collaborators. 3D Creationist. Kahoot_Tutorials.pdf. Part 2: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit. Welcome to the second post in this series.
Summer is a great time to check out some new edtech tools and possibilities. My goal every summer is to bring you at least 40 new tools… maybe more… that you may not know about. I am sending out ten new ones in each post. Remember I am picking these from thousands and I am trying to find those sites that are up and coming and might just be the next big edtech hit. Kids of all Ages Can Create Music Using the Rututu App.
Kids of all Ages Can Create Music Using Exotic Sounds and Rare Samples with the Rututu App By Pauline France Consider this.
Create Interactive Content for any Social Platform in 10 Minutes with Riddle. Ever seen a cool list, an opinion poll, or a questionnaire about a recent article and wish you could produce one of those?
What if I told you that you can, and in less than 10 minutes. One of the great things about being connected on social media is the fact the people you’re connected with can turn you onto products and services. I had one of those moments recently when I found Riddle.com. AppoLearning - Home.
Why Kahoot is one of my favourite classroom tools — Tomorrow's Learners. Kahoot is one of my favourite tools to use in the classroom.
Students love it, and they are always engaged when I use it. For those of you that have never used Kahoot before, Kahoot is a platform where you can create quizzes, discussions and surveys. The Kahoot is displayed via a TV or projector, and participants enter the game pin to play. For more information on how to create a Kahoot or use a Kahoot that has already been made, visit How I use Kahoot in my classroom: Sparking interest at the beginning of a topic/unit. Part 1: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit. A Step-by-step Guide on How to Create Custom Courses for Your Class Using iTunes U. June, 2015 Today we want to draw your attention to one of the features of iTunes U that is often overlooked by many teachers.
It is the ability to create your custom courses for iPad and teach them right in your classroom. iTunes U is best known as a provider of courses from leading universities and colleges (e.g Yale, Stanford, MIT Oxford ..etc). It actually has over 800,000 free lectures, videos, books and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology. iTunesU_CourseCreation.pdf. Join a Whiteboard. Top 4 Presentation Tools for Teachers. June 9, 2015 Fed up with the traditional way of presenting through Keynote or Google Slides?
Use Sketch Toy to Create Quick Animated Images - from Beth Holland. Stage: Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera. Student Response System - Learn From Your Students - GoSoapBox. Now You Can Add Images to Plickers Questions. Plickers is one of my favorite new tools of the last year. It has been a hit with every group that I have demonstrated it to. Plickers uses your iPad or Android tablet in conjunction with a series of QR codes to create a student response system. Students are given a set of QR codes on large index cards. The codes are assigned to students.
Each code card can be turned in four orientations. Apps for A – M – T: Exemplars and Feedback. This page supports Choosing Apps by Design, an article co-authored by Jay McTighe and Tom March and first published in the May2015 issue of Educational Leadership. Besides linking to the “Core Apps” referred to in the article, a more comprehensive collection of Apps and sites follows that have been divided according to the Acquisition – Meaning-making – Transfer framework. Our point is not to “get the category right” (because most Apps have an array of uses), but to frame sets of tools in such a way that can suggest targeted achievement of students’ acquisition of information, meaning making and transfer of new understandings. We encourage you to use the comments section at the bottom of this page to suggest core apps that you have found effective or to share classroom anecdotes and tips for their use.
Also feel free to share this page across your networks (links below). From the Article. The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class. February 25, 2015 Formative assessment, as we have agreed elsewhere, is assessment for learning which is completely different from summative assessment, which is assessment of learning. The insights gained from formative assessments are usually used to decide on the next instructional steps and also inform teachers as to the additional opportunities needed to ensure students' success. Examples of formative assessment include: assigning projects and performances, giving writing assignments, and asking questions. Subtext- An Excellent Collaborative Reading App for Students. FastPencil. PopBoardz – Organize and Present Collections of Images, Notes, and Links. 10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers. May 11, 2015 Our round-up list today features some interesting new educational web tools we have curated in the last couple of weeks.
These tools have been emailed to us for separate reviews but we thought it would be best to feature them all in one list. As is the case with all of our Educational Web Tools series, we only include the ones that we think will be an added value to your EdTech toolkit. If you have other suggestions to add to the list, share them with us for review. Enjoy 1- LiquidText “LiquidText improves the reading experience by allowing users to better understand, synthesize, visualize and collaborate over digital text. 2-Emaze “emaze is the next generation of online presentation software. 3- Audionotetaker “Whether you’re recording meetings, lectures, interviews, dictations or even VOIP/Skype phonecalls and webinars, Audio Notetaker makes it easy to get the most value out of your audio. 4- Galaxyz. Paper Toys and Video Creation. Free E-mail Reminder service. Clips: A Free Video Editor for iPads & iPhones.
iMovie is a great video editor for the iPad. Wait, let me restate that. iMovie is a fantastic video editor for the iPad. However, for many people it just seems a little intimidating. I can absolutely see that. It does so much, and you can be extremely creative with it, but if you don’t have the time to learn all that it can do, you might never take full advantage of what it offers. Sometimes, simplicity is best. Clips is an interesting app. 20 useful ways to use Padlet in class now.
Padlet is a web app that lets users post notes on a digital wall. The uses for this site in the classroom are virtually endless! 10 ways to electrify class with Kahoot! The Best 4 Chrome Apps for Taking Screenshots. April 24, 2015 When it comes to screenshot apps, the Chrome app store is teeming with all kinds of apps but only few do the job quite perfectly. How to Create a Short Flipped Lesson With Vialogues. Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class. The Best iOS Apps for Students and Teachers. Digital Compass. The world's best literature guides, created by the original editors of SparkNotes. Only Few Know about These Good Classroom Tools. 8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad.
Apple Creates New "For Educators" Section in iTunes Store - Wired Educator. Thank you Apple. Apple published a brand new section in the iTunes Store today titled “For Educators” providing a huge collection of Apps, iBooks, iTunes U courses, and other educational resources just for teachers. 50 Ways To Use Beautiful Interactive Pages for Teaching & Sharing Online. 7 Cyberlearning Technologies Transforming Education The year was 1984 and in addition to the chalkboards and alphabet posters, our 2nd grade classroom was equipped with an odd, beige box at a table in the back behind the students. It was an Apple II computer and over the course of the year we'd learn how to operate it - mainly to make a turtle-shaped cursor shuttle across the screen.
How to Create a 3D Gallery of Images and Videos. Russel Tarr at Classtools.net has come up with another neat tool for students. Stand Out with Adobe Slate. Posted on April 2, 2015 by Adobe Education Subjects Graphic Design, Arts, Business, Education, English, Humanities, Languages, Law, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences. Office Lens - Digitize Handwritten Notes and Diagrams. Use Zaption to Enhance Video Content. Innovative Online Learning Tools to Use in 2015. How I Use Flipboard as an Educator.