10 Awesome Apps for Teaching Global Awareness As a society, we are more interconnected than ever before. This makes it necessary to raise children to be aware of—and sensitive to—the different cultures, traditions, and perspectives from around the globe. We call this having “global awareness.” A broadening understanding of such perspectives and their economic, environmental, political and social components helps foster better communication skills in our children. You’ll find that global awareness is an intrinsic part of Global Digital Citizenship.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers March 20, 2015 Here are some very useful educational web tools we have curated over the last few weeks. These are EdTech tools we came across through posts from other edubloggers. As is the case with previous posts in New EdTech Web Tools for Teachers, we only feature the recent trending tools which we think would be a valued addition to teachers technology toolkit. Check out the ones we have for you today and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list: 1- iClicker
How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation The leaders of a school or school district play a big role in setting the culture and work environment for teachers. And when it comes to trying new things, the attitude of principals and superintendents can sometimes make or break a teacher’s willingness and ability to weave new ideas and methods into the teaching practice. In most schools, strong, effective leaders can make all the difference. In addition to setting the tone for nimble and progressive teaching that’s geared towards what students need most, school leaders can also find ways to integrate technology in smart ways that work on the same goals.
5 Powerful iPad Apps to Enhance The Way You Grade Students Assignments June 26, 2015 After posting about the best web tools to help you create gradebooks, today we are sharing with you this collection of iPad apps to use when grading students works. From grading tests and quizzes to calculating percentages for any assignment, these apps will definitely transform your grading experience. 1-Quick Key Mobile ‘Quick Key eliminates hand-grading of quizzes, tests, and formative assessments, even for teachers working in paper-based classrooms, without a computer...and even without a network connection of any kind. ’ 2- ZipGrade ‘Grade multiple choice tests, quizzes, and assessments instantly in the classroom by using your iPhone or iPad's camera as a scanner.
ClassroomDeskArrangement.com Looking for new ideas for how to set up student classroom desks? You have come to the right place! This site is designed to give you some new ideas and fresh perspective for our classroom set up! Making a Great First Impression - Communication Skills Training from MindTools Getting off to a Good Start Learn how to make a great first impression, in this video. It takes just a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your demeanor, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed.
10 Must-Have iPad Apps For All Students It does not matter whether you are a college or university student, iPad is a tool which is now widely used for educational, professional and personal purposes. Take a look at the following few iPad apps that are a must-have for every student: 1.
52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 by TeachThought Staff This post was sponsored by CK-12, a non-profit foundation that creates and aggregates high quality curated STEM content. Free English Teacher Resources This page contains materials I've used at conferences and inset sessions - including the PGCE course at the University of Cambridge, Lighthouse Training, SSAT, the DfE, Leading Edge, Gaining Ground, ARK, Teaching Leaders, ASCL, the National Association for Teachers of English, the National Association for Advisers in English, and schools and academies around Britain. Teachers of English may be interested in the Pick 'n' Mix site where I post occasional articles and other documents that may be of interest to students (and teachers) or A-level English Language. Note that files are all uploaded chronologically, so the most recent additions are at the bottom of the page. All are free of charge. Customise them as you wish.
A Wonderful App for Remotely Controlling Your Presentations June 22, 2015Slides from de Mobo is a very good app that allows you to remotely control your presentations using your iOS or Android device. Slides works best with presentations on Google Drive, Prezi, Slideshare, Scribd, Speakerdeck and Issuu. To be able to use the app, you will need to have both your phone and your computer under the same WiFi network. The way Slides works is pretty basic: Download the app ( for Android or iOS ) to your phone and once installed you open it up.
R U Engaging Your Students? Strategies and Tools for the Texting Generation Students and Smart Phones Go Together Like Reading and Writing. Let’s Put Them to Use in the Service of Learning! In the U.S., and increasingly abroad, students of high school and college age require a smart phone as a standard part of their lifestyles. In fact, the pervasiveness of these devices can be a real distraction for teachers, who often have to ban the use of them in classrooms. Of course, it is also possible to embrace these ubiquitous gadgets, and put students to work on them! There are many types of assignments and tools that can be used to engage students using their beloved devices.
Teacher HACKS: Innovative Teaching Tips and Strategies Teachers these days have a tough job (was it ever easy??). So we reached out to dozens of teachers and asked them for their favorite “hacks” that help make their lives easier and their jobs more manageable. So what’s a hack? A hack is an actionable tip or suggestion that doesn’t fit the norm for time and resource management skills. What we’ve put together is a list of our favorite hacks that can instantly breathe new life into old routines that haven’t gotten the attention they might deserve. Without further ado, you can find our best hacks below!
Some of The Best Educational Mac Apps for Students June 23, 2015 For students using Macs in their studies, the collection below embeds some excellent apps that can help you do way more with your Macs. More specifically, these apps will enable you to: record notes and audio notes, keep track of your assignments, convert and edit PDF documents, create to-do lists, break down big projects to small tasks, manage your homework and track deadlines, effectively manage your study time, compose and structure long and lengthy documents, take screenshots and apply different effect to them and many more. 1- Scrivener ‘Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers designed for composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on getting you to the end of that awkward first draft. Compose your text in any order and in pieces as large or small as you like.