How to make RSA Animate style videos with your class… Here is a post on how to make RSA style videos with half the work and time, and with a lot less tech experience needed. And another post on RSA-lite style videos. If you like the idea in this post, then you might also enjoy my other post 24 Assessments that Don’t Suck. Nothing fancy in this post, just the nuts and bolts of how to make an RSA Animate style video with your class!
Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction The illustrations were created as part of the Visuals for Developing Communication Skills in Foreign Language Classes project, initated by Paul Toth, former Director of the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center. It was funded by the Provost through the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) as part of the Innovation in Education Awards program, and brought to completion by Paul's successors, Dawn McCormick and David Quinto-Pozos. All of the illustrations were drawn by Alec Sarkas from the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE).
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 of The Most Popular Student Interactives to Use in Your Class April 29, 2017 One of our favourite resources for student interactives is ReadWriteThink. It provides a wide variety of educational materials to help teachers make the best of technology in their teaching and to enhance students learning. Check out this section to view ReadwriteThink tools we have reviewed so far. In today’s post, we are sharing with you the five most popular students interactives in ReadwRiteThink as rated by the site itself. These are tools you can use in different literacy learning activities in class to help students ‘ accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun.’
Free Tools For Teachers : Small Basic Help your students start writing their first programs quickly and easily. With only 15 keywords and an inviting development environment, Small Basic is structured to help them succeed. Students who wish to advance their software development skills can also take advantage of Small Basic's online guides and e-books to help them move ahead. Here Is An Excellent Web Tool for Creating Classroom Newspapers February 2, 2016 Printing Press is a great web tool from ReadWriteThink that you can use with students in class to easily create beautiful newspapers, flyers and brochures. The tool is very easy to use and students will definitely love working on it. Printing Press provides multiple pre-made templates to choose from when creating a newspaper. Finished works can be saved and shared with others through emails or you can print out paper versions to distribute in your class. Additionally, you can save your unfinished newspaper as a draft and use a simple WYSIWYG to edit it later on.
5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning Transformation requires a journey for teachers toward great educational rewards for students. Knowing how to craft learning experiences that meld technology with the curriculum is key to crafting digital-age lessons. As digital tools are integrated seamlessly with sound pedagogical practice, a new classroom culture emerges. This is a culture focused on student-centered, personalized learning and shifting away from traditional teacher-centered classrooms. The digitally-rich lesson format below has evolved as technology has been infused into these lesson components: Whole-group instruction Guided practice Independent practice Reflection
10 Awesome Web Tools Teachers should Be Using Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is back to you with another list of some great educational websites. We have meticulously handpicked this compilation and we want those of you who, because of their time constraints or any other reasons, could not keep up with the sweeping influx of the web tools to have a chance to get to know some useful tools to use both for their professional development and with their students as well. You can also check our archive for other compilations. Have a look at the list below and share with us your feedback Create Reading Activities from Authentic Text in Minutes with Quillionz As teachers, we are constantly hearing about the wonders of AI and how it will take over education and make all of our lives easier. Well here finally is a genuine example of something we can use to save time and effort. Quillionz is an AI-powered question generator that can help you to take any text from anywhere and create a range of comprehension or test questions around it. All you need to do to get Quillionz to generate your questions is register and the find the text you want to use.
Educator-recommended Tools to Help Enhance Your Visuals June 17, 2015 Sometimes a good visual has a way of capturing one's attention. This can be important in a room full of varied attention spans. Here are some educator-recommended tools to help enhance your visuals. Teaching KIds to Write with Vivid Vocabulary “Descriptive writing is an art form. It’s painting a word picture so that the reader ‘sees’ exactly what you are describing.” ~Brenda Covert This post contains affiliate links. Read our full disclosure policy.
The Personal World Clock timeanddate.com Search Site / Articles 21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year The Past mixing with the Future #selfie A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it’s almost 2015. Gone are the days when we can use the excuse that “we don’t do technology”. Top 50 Sites & Apps for K-12 Education Games Game-based learning is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom while engaging kids with real learning. This list covers a wide range of subjects, and many of these sites have educational portals that allow educators to track and monitor student progress. *This list is in alphabetical order. ABCya - A great site for games and mobile apps for elementary students.