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Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015

Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015
Technology Evolves Quickly! When I started teaching in 2004, I used any/all available technology. I had an overhead projector and a CD player. Then I scored an InFocus machine and a laptop because no one else in the social studies department had use for it. Afterwards, I graduated to a SmartBoard and “hoarder of laptop carts.” Even when I was a “floater,” without my own classroom for several years, I would wheel my own teaching cart and two laptop carts to all of my classes- without missing a beat. Teachers have wonderful tech tools to choose from these days. All of the tech tools featured in this post are free, user friendly, and (likely) will be available on your school’s network. So, here are my top 25 picks for digital tools for the upcoming school year! For creating lessons to digitally share with students: 1. 2. 3. Instant polling: perfect for quickly checking for student understanding, collecting quick data, and engaging students. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Connecting Home and School 9. 10. 11.

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Design and publish beautiful maps Search Search for a city, state, or lat/lon coordinates to jump to any place on the map. Draw or import data Add markers, lines, or polygon data to your project. The 31 Educational Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know about Below is a list I have been working on for the last couple of days. This list features some interesting web tools for teachers keen on integrating technology into their instruction and work routine. There are loads of web platforms that are educationally focused and to contain them all in one list is way beyond the scope of a short blog post like this , therefore I selected only what I deemed the most important. 1- Google drive Nearpod Blog Guest post by Eoin Lenihan & Jennifer Williams It has never been easier to be a globally connected educator. With Twitter, Skype, Facebook, and Google+, it is possible for teachers to foster connections and share ideas with fellow educators the world over. As teachers today scour the globe for new ideas to improve the learning experiences of their students, it is a time where the selfless sharing of expertise is highly esteemed and considered the ultimate mark of a connected educator. With Nearpod, a new dimension has been added to this sharing experience: not only can teachers now connect with one another by using social media platforms, but they can create powerfully engaging interactive presentations and share them with anyone, anywhere in the world in real time. Nearpod takes the traditional lecture and personalizes it.

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Downloading , Cutting or Editing Audio : Everything you need is here! Blog de Cristina is also on Facebook. Follow me! It is the beginning of the school year and there are some tools that I need to make sure are working properly. You know how everything works on the Internet. Creating and publishing a collaborative ebook Librarian Karin Hallett takes us through the step-by-step process her students went through to create history ebooks. Karin Schreier Hallett has been a librarian for 15 years, most recently as School Librarian and Instructional Coach at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a keen user of Book Creator and has used the app within her classroom for several successful projects, publishing students’ work on her blog Liquid Literacy.

Seven essential mobile apps for students Time to crack open those books, sharpen some pencils, and buckle down for another academic year. We're feeling the school year begin in our house, where soon, long nights of football practice will give way to homework time, often with the aid of some useful apps. I've cut through the clutter and put together a list of educational apps that have something to offer students in middle school, high school and college. You'll be able to use them with your Android or Apple device, and often your desktop browser. Some of them are so handy, it almost makes me want to go back to school again. I said "almost."

How in questions -ENGAMES The word “HOW” is one of the most productive words in English. It helps us create meaningful questions and sentences. The word “HOW” combines with many other words to create these questions. In this post I try to introduce the basic phrases “How much”, “How many”, “How often”, “How well”, “How long”, “How far” and “How old”. 3 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning Formative assessment is vital to teachers in any classroom environment. Teachers have been formatively assessing students for years, because we must know what our students know in order to help them understand what they do not know. Do you know what I mean?! Fortunately, many classrooms are charging into the 21st century with technology initiatives. Whether your technology program has created a 1:1 environment, a BYOD system, or you have access to only a few devices in your classroom, these three tech tools will help you engage your students while simultaneously gauging their understanding of concepts.

Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) PingPong: Simple, Interactive, Free Q&A App For Teachers I’ve recently met with the creators of PingPong, an app that is aimed at providing a higher level of interaction between teachers and students. It works by simply letting teachers create questions either on the spot (during class), or as a series or prepared questions (exam-style) that students will have to answer, possibly in a limited time. The beauty of the app really resides in its simplicity and the fact that it is free.

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