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ShowMe - The Online Learning Community. Mind Map Creating Tools & Tips. 100's of Visuals. Word CLouds. Make your own posters at home for free! - Block Posters. Interactive maths & numeracy links. MathsStarters. Cmallc. Buzzword: Micro-learning. I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning.

Buzzword: Micro-learning

If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to get a bit tired of people adding their particular spin to learning – all in search of the holy grail that is the “right way” to make learning happen. It doesn’t exist. But having got that out of the way, it is worth looking at these ideas to see if there’s anything we, as learning professionals, can learn from them. As a term, “micro-learning” has been around since about 2004, when it was put forward in a PhD thesis by Gerhard Gassler.

Basically, micro-learning describes a method of learning, whereby concepts and ideas are presented (or retrieved) in very small chunks, over very short time-scales, often at the point of need, or at the point of maximum receptiveness. Examples include: As can be seen from the examples above, micro-learning is generally pulled rather than pushed. ie. the learner dictates when they learn.

A 17,826 Word Palindrome (or Palindromic Sentence) Weird Converter - Translate Babies to Blue Whales to Polar Bears. Create Games & Learn from Others. Draw On Maps and Make Them Easily. Make a word cloud - WordItOut.

21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts. “Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.”

21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts

Danica McKellar As we usher in the start of a new school year, it’s time to hit the ground running in your classes! Math can be pretty tough, but since it is the language in which scientists interpret the Universe, there’s really no getting around learning it. Check out these gifs that will help you visualize some tricky aspects of math, so you can dominate your exams this year. Ellipse: Via: giphy. How to build a sensory garden at your school. A sensory garden should include items to stimulate all the senses whether it's touch, sound, sight, taste or smell.

How to build a sensory garden at your school

Photograph: Alamy Browsing through the hundreds of ideas submitted to The School We'd Like competition, a sensory or wildlife garden jumped out as a project which many teachers were calling out for, especially at special schools. 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. 65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources. Interactive whiteboard resources are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning.

65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources

While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students to further their use of technology in the classroom. Here is a list of some great interactive whiteboard resources and activities guaranteed to stimulate learning: General Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section.

Classroom Timers - Fun Timers

These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Easily Convert Images to PDFs with This Handy Tool. May 21, 2016Image to PDF Converter is a wonderful tool from Smallpdf that you can use to easily convert images to beautiful PDFs.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Easily Convert Images to PDFs with This Handy Tool

The tool is free and simple to use. It also supports major popular image formats including JPG, Gif, Bmp, PNG and tiff files. We have tried it different with different image files and it did a great job. To start converting your images, you simply drag and drop them into the box in the middle of the page, try out some settings then click on ‘Download file now’. Teachers Printables. Free Flipbook Creator - Flippable PDFs - Turn Pages. Editable old newspaper template. Views 393,984 Filed under Educational , english, history, newspaper, school, sepia We have just added to our popular editable PowerPoint newspapers with this Old Times newspaper design.

Editable old newspaper template

With these you can create your own news headlines, articles and insert your own pictures. 7 Excellent Tools to Publish Students Work. There is nothing much rewarding for students than to see their accomplished work being published and celebrated with others.

7 Excellent Tools to Publish Students Work

This is very much motivating and is a strong impetus for them to achieve more and work harder. Can you imagine how happy a student would be to share his classroom work with his parents in a neat and clean online platform that they access anywhere and anytime ? There are several online tools that you as a teacher can use to host your students work and share them with the whole class and as well as parents .Below are some tools that can help you do that. Check them out : Download free PowerPoint backgrounds and templates - Brainy Betty. Math Walks - Google Earth Walks. QR codes. QR Code generator. News about QR. ClassTools.net. Rainforest Interactive Tour. National Geographic. NASA: Earth Observatory.

Temperature 20°C to 25°C, must remain warm and frost-free Precipitation 2,000 to 10,000 millimeters of rain per year Vegetation Vines, palm trees, orchids, ferns Location.

NASA: Earth Observatory

Rainforest Animals. How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom. A.P. Chemistry students use their cell phones to answer their teacher's question. When we talk about using cell phones in class, we’re not just talking about using cell phones in class. 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Critical Thinking. Quotes. Text. 16 Gorgeous Locations From Pride And Prejudice You Can Actually Visit. Jane Austen Lesson Plans. Drawing a Mind Map from Start to Finish. Character Map. Maths Resources. Free Maths Resources, Worksheets and Games. Story Map. The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities.

The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment.

The versatility of this tool allows it to be used in multiple contexts. Free Word Cloud Generator. Word clouds can be extremely useful for gaining insights into virtually any large body of text. They can be used to study such things as corporate reports, political speeches, historical documents, news reports, public opinions, tweets, and so forth. This particular word cloud generator is designed to be not only flexible and easy-to-use, but also to produce high-quality, visually appealing word cloud images. In the images created by this word cloud generator you will find that the most frequently occurring words within your text appear toward the center of the cloud, while less frequent words appear at the periphery. You will also notice that the size of each word varies in direct proportion to the frequency with which it appears in your text.

This means that the most frequently occurring words are drawn using a larger font size than those words that appear less frequently. Verizon Mobile Learning Academy. Student Performance Dashboard. Dashboard Description: Top section gives comparative analysis of Class teachers Maths class (based on latest math assessment score) with the her other classes, overall school performance and district. 38 Tools For Beautiful Data Visualisations. Blooms Digital Taxonomy v2.12. Teaching Resources. A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. iPad Apps and Resources for Teachers.

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English. Maths. 65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources. 9 Steps to Create A Classroom Poster Using Google Docs. I have been sharing a great deal of educational posters here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. I love using posters with my students and I know many of you love them too. Sometimes it seems like we can not find the exact poster we want for our class and this is when we need to use our techy skills to craft our own posters. The process is not very hard and anybody with the rudimentary tech knowledge can do it in a matter of minutes. Online. Test your document's readability.