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Talking Avatars - Great for Submitting Talks Ever had to find the time to allow a whole class to present their prepared speeches. I know there is an argument for public speaking and allowing students to gain confidence speaking in front of a group but there are times in the year when you just can not allocate a full day or more to speeches. Here are a couple of apps where the students are still presenters but do so digitally. This means they can share the presentation, embed it in the digital portfolio and even let mum and dad see their work. prodigygame Prodigy is completely free for teachers. All of the educational content in Prodigy is 100% free, with no restrictions or time limits. We also offer an optional parent membership that unlocks additional game features for kids, but doesn't affect the educational quality of the game.

Translate and Speak How to Use ImTranslator Translate and Speak • How to translate text and listen to the translation Do the following:• make sure that the Translate check mark box is ON• choose the target language for translation• adjust the speed of the voice• enter text or copy and paste text into the text window• press the Translate & Speak button Quick List: iPad Resources For The Classroom One question that comes into my inbox or on Twitter a lot lately is one dealing with iPads in the Classroom. Many schools a all over are investing in iPads in the Classroom and educators want to know how to use them effectively, apps to consider and more. In keeping with the "My Favorite Resources" theme (last week I listed my favorite resources for talking about Twitter) here are my go-to resources when people ask me about iPads in the Classroom.

About Us What is MIT App Inventor? MIT App Inventor is an innovative beginner's introduction to programming and app creation that transforms the complex language of text-based coding into visual, drag-and-drop building blocks. The simple graphical interface grants even an inexperienced novice the ability to create a basic, fully functional app within an hour or less. Mission The MIT App Inventor project seeks to democratize software development by empowering all people, especially young people, to transition from being consumers of technology to becoming creators of it. History Edmodo vs. Schoology Image Source: Learning Management Systems are a big part of the Flipped Classroom movement. However, you do not have to use a flipped classroom to utilize these tools.

Best WordPress LMS Plugins 2014 WordPress is an amazing platform to run an online course from. It offers virtually everything you need to sell and teach courses online. However, it doesn’t come that way “out of the box”. In order to make your WordPress install work as an LMS you’ll need to add additional plugins to give your eCourse the functionality that students need to learn online and teachers need to teach online.

Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students Image courtesy of OZinOH Welcome to my list of webtools that don’t require student registration. This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. And it is still growing. I started added comments to each link, but that is taking a long time to complete. Please bear with me as I update it. “50 of the best teaching & learning apps for 2016” plus 12 other resources re: tools 50 of the best teaching & learning apps for 2016 — from Excerpt: What are the best teaching and learning apps for 2016? That’s a good question this post looks to answer. Every year, we put together a collection of what we believe are the best teaching and learning apps for that year. (Here, for example, is our 2015 version of the list below, where you will notice about half the apps are the same, and half have changed.

Enterprise Learning Management System With Schoology's simple tools, websites and webpages can be created, saved, shared, and adapted. A variety of tools make the creation process simple, from defining an online homework assignment with a homework submission area to creating a set of rich-text or HTML pages that can be sequenced and played in a desired navigational order. For almost every content type, an easy-to-use WYSIWYG allows the user to spend less time learning HTML and CSS, and more time building high-quality, interactive content. For more advanced users that may be looking for full customizability, the Pages feature within Schoology allows for the easy creation of content using either an advanced rich-text editor or custom HTML and CSS. With Schoology's simple tools, websites and webpages can be created, saved, shared, and adapted.

Lumin Projects, Lumin Paks and Lumin Archived Projects Okay, so what is the deal with Lumin and all these projects, Paks and archives? Because Lumin is a versatile tool, these three unique aspects of Lumin can cause some confusion. The following is an attempt to clarify how each is different from the other and how to properly use them. The Lumin project is the most basic and most easily understood aspect of the three. When you open Lumin, the first thing that you do is start a project (either by selecting New Project or one of the templates or sample courses included in Lumin). When you start a project, Lumin creates a set of folders and files in the My Lumin Projects folder located in your My Documents folder.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling " The topics that are used in digital storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between." -Bernard Robin Welcome to Medium — About Medium Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative, and it helps you find the right audience for whatever you have to say.

Alternate reality game for education – ARGuing - The Tower of Babel The Tower of Babel game was specifically designed and constructed for the ARGuing project. It had sections that were accessible according to the role of the user within the game: Puppetmaster – the game managersParticipating teachers – access to teacher guide section, teacher and student forums, the game story and quests, profiles, questionnaires, communications, GlossaryObserving teachers - access to teacher guide section, teacher and student forums, the game story and quests, profiles, questionnaires, communications, Glossary (please edit this)Students - access to student forums, the game story and quests, profiles, questionnaires, student communicationsThe Tower of Babel game consisted of:A developing and dynamic storylineCollaborative 'Guilds'Quests that students had to complete to 'Win'Participant profilesForums - within the questsInteractivity Game Site: Students and teachers were asked to complete pre-game questionnaires.

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