Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool. Customized versions of the tool, which include additional instructions and more focused choices, are included with some lessons. A basic planning sheet is available to help students gather ideas before working on this interactive tool.
Clone Yourself with QR Codes Vocaroo.com Vocaroo provides a simple Record button to record audio in your web browser. Recording uses Flash, so you’ll need to record on Windows, Mac, or Chrome. Don’t worry: saved recordings can be played back on any device. There is no time limit on recording. The Starr Spangled Planner: 10 Ways to Support Students with Hyperactivity & Attention Needs I know I am not alone when I say that I struggle to sit through staff meetings without doodling on my paper, shifting in my seat, getting up to use the bathroom and occasionally whispering with my teacher friend next to me. Now, these are every other week, and only for an hour. Every time I leave, I think, "How are kids expected to do it all day?!?"
formative instructional practices Formative instructional practices (FIP) are the formal and informal ways that teachers and students gather and respond to evidence of student learning. With these practices, teachers use tools, strategies, and resources to determine what students know, identify possible gaps in understanding, modify instruction, and actively engage students in their learning. We offer a blended learning experience that you can personalize with modules, resources, and supplemental materials, to discover the power of formative instruction to increase student achievement.
Book Creator Free The simple way to create your own beautiful ebooks, right on your tablet. Try it free to create your first book (with in-app purchase for unlimited books). Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on. * "Book Creator makes e-book publishing easy” - wired.com * Over 4 million books already made with Book Creator * Winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award * As featured by Google in “Best new apps” and “Back to school” Perfect for the home Use Book Creator to create a personalised story for your child, or arrange family pictures and art into a beautiful eBook. Then pass your tablet to your child and watch their imagination run free!
21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom 21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom by Lynn Usrey Every teacher wants to be able to make his or her classroom environment the optimum place for learning, interacting and engaging. Today, there is a wide assortment of free technology options available to enhance your instruction. One Sharp Bunch: Guided Reading Organization Hi there, friends! I'm here today with a peek into my guided reading block. I'll be sharing how I organize my guided reading materials, schedule out my guided reading groups, as well as how I plan my guided reading lessons! Psst.... Ohio Leadership Advisory Council This blog is written by members of the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC), a partnership between the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Please note that the information provided in each blog post represents the individual author's point of view and does not necessarily reflect the position of the OLAC, BASA or ODE. Subscribe to the OLAC Blog About the Authors At the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC), we're proud to offer more than 20 online learning modules on a variety of topics, allowing educators at all levels to experience anytime, anywhere professional learning. Every year, approximately one-third of these learning modules are updated.
Fishbowl Summary: Fun-filled word and memory game- Charades, Taboo and Password combined! Little preparation required. Goal: The team with the most points wins the game. PhotoSpeak for Android - AndroidTapp by Antonio Wells Apr 5, 2010 12:45 PM – PhotoSpeak – Bringing Snapshots to Life. From the masters of image manipulation at MotionPortrait, PhotoSpeak takes still photos from your Android handset and transforms them into amazing 3D avatars that can repeat your every word, both on your phone and your friends’ as well. Price: ¥350
15 Ways to Incorporate Formative Assessment Into Instruction Secondgradesilliness.blogspot.com via Pinterest 3. What Are We Going to Learn? 10 Amazing Free Online Creativity Tools for Students It’s always a treat when a student can express themselves creatively in a way they’re never tried before. With a tool they may not have used before, you can add discovery learning into the mix. The online creativity tools you’ve got here are great little resources that will develop creativity in all sorts of ways. Using these online creativity tools, students can add artistic personal touches to their work in many ways. They can:
10 Key iPad Apps for High School Teachers March 6, 2016 After writing about iPad apps for elementary teachers, we are sharing with you today a list designed specifically for our colleagues teaching in high school. Of course there are tons of good educational iPad apps out there but limiting our list to only 10 titles forces us to selectively feature what we believe, based on our long app reviewing experience, are some of the best iPad apps for high school teachers. Have a look and, as always, your feedback is much appreciated. Enjoy 1- Socrative Teacher ‘Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative!