Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning "Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought or an event." -- Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Designers, Inc. Web 2.0 tools are online software programs that allow users to do a number of different things. They can be used to teach curriculum content, store data, create or edit video, edit photos, collaborate and so much more. These programs are often free and are used by teachers, students and sometimes parents, both in and out of the classroom, on a pretty regular basis.
Top 5 Storytelling Tools Almost two years ago in April 2012, we published our Top 5 Storytelling Apps, our pick of the best desktop and mobile apps to help storytellers share their narratives. In today’s digital world, storytelling and technology have become intrinsically linked – both feeding each other to make storytelling more engaging, more fitting to the demands and habits of audiences and offering never-before-seen avenues of interactivity. Perhaps once the dream of journalism professors, multimedia storytelling is gaining momentum. Whether it’s journalists, filmmakers, documentarists, marketeers or brands – the importance of good storytelling is leading more people to abandon walls of text and a single media approach and instead adopt range of different media to draw in their audiences. Some of the new storytelling tools have taken the form of desktop and HTML 5 web-based tools, while others the form of specially-developed applications for iOS and Android devices.
Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Friends and enemies in the Middle East. Who is connected to whom? - interactive As the US and UK are set to again commit to military involvement in the Middle East, this interactive visualises the intricate, complex and sometimes hidden relationships and alliances across the region. Its tangled, opened state is meant as a kind of visual joke, showing how its fabric defies simple solutions. You can filter relationship types ‘on’ and ‘off’ in the bottom left and also rollover and click on different players to get a clarified view. Understandably, this is an ongoing, evolving diagram which we hope to add to.
Who Is Winning the Tech Cold War? Facebook and Google are at war spending billions on technology specialists and applications. And it seems like these tech companies are battling for control of the internet. The new cold war isn't about army, tanks or missiles — it's about winning the digital world and commanding consumer attention. So who is winning the tech cold war? 19 free lesson planning resources teachers need to see The Internet makes it easy for teachers to network, view video examples of colleagues' work and even make some money sharing their own work with others. Sifting through lesson plan resources online can be a daunting task, but the good news is that there is a lot out there and much of it comes free of charge. Every teacher is only a few clicks away from a vast community of educators who share common goals, face the same challenges and continue to search for similar solutions every day. Education Dive keeps tabs on a wide range of online resources for educators, and these are 19 of the sites that impress us the most with their lesson-planning libraries:
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The Augmented Reality for Education Collection by Chris Beyerle edshelf Augmented Reality for Education Curated by Chris Beyerle ar augmented reality ipaded Share: 19 followers NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained Two factors opened the way for the rapid expansion of surveillance over the past decade: the fear of terrorism created by the 9/11 attacks and the digital revolution that led to an explosion in cell phone and internet use. But along with these technologies came an extension in the NSA’s reach few in the early 1990s could have imagined. Details that in the past might have remained private were suddenly there for the taking.
7 Essential Free Tools for Social Media Design By Emily Taing Design plays a major part of any web or social media presence. Even though you may not have been schooled in the Visual Arts, these resources can help turn your Social Media content from mediocre to professional. Once you choose network and know the correct specs, read on to discover 7 resources that can help you create amazing Social Media content. Do you need to resize, filter or make a collage out of photos?