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Google for Educators - Resources for using Google in school

Google for Educators - Resources for using Google in school
I am a huge proponent and user of Google tools, both for myself and in my classroom. Here are some great resources for educators who want to learn more about using Google's many tools in their classroom. Last week, Kathy Schrock posted a great interactive image of Google tools listed by Bloom's taxonomy levels. Google for Educators Mind Map is an interesting site that has resources for educators for using Google tools in the classroom. Google For Educators - Google's official page for educators. Google Accessibility - Google's page with tips, links and resources for using accessibility features in Google tools. Google List of Tools - this page has a listing of the major Google tools available. Google Tools for Schools - tutorials, links, resources, and tips on using Google tools in the classroom Google Tutor - how-to's, tech tips, and more on Google tools Guide to Google for Educators - free 33 page guide on Google for Educators from Richard Byrne. Related:  robertpjamesTechnology and Education

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test. It is amazing how technology has changed the whole world giving rise to new forms of education we never thought of. Our students are more digitally focused than any time before. There are actually several pluses for the use of technology in education and to try and list them all here is way beyond the scope of this short post. There is no blinking the fact that the type of students we teach today are completely different from last century's. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 7- Use Social networking sites to connect with colleagues and grow professionally

Technology and Education | Box of Tricks PatternsVariablesandFunctionsAnintegratedscienceandmathematicsunitfordiversefifthandsixthgradelearners InquiryOne: The "infinite" across the disciplines In the first inquiry, students will explore the concept of "the infinite" as a way to grasp the idea that some events, such as a ball of tinfoil being launched from a catapult made of Popsicle sticks, would go on forever unless something gets in its way (e.g., gravity). Students' background knowledge is first activated through opportunities to brainstorm what they already know about the infinite. Through group discussion of interdisciplinary paradoxes of of the infinite (in home and expert jigsaw groups), students will discover there is often "something which keeps something else" from going on forever. Those "somethings" become the foundation for the vocabulary to be introduced in the next inquiry (e.g., the weight of an object, force of the catapult, or air resistance). Inquiry Two: Discovering relationships among variables InquiryThree: Describing relationships using T-Charts, an introduction to functions Inquiry Six: Magic Squares

51 Things every game student should know | Zero G: Games, Edu & WIG 100 things every game student should know (.pdf download) With another round of assessments and marking finished and all the comments from well wishers, Grammar Nazis and the much better informed, I can now unleash the promised “100 Things” version of my pdf. Some notable corrections include caveats about the whole “mobs” debacle, “vertexes” being Kosher after all, a response from Notch (NOTCH!!!), as well as lots of great additions inspired by and coming directly from comments on this blog and via my twitter feed. As usual, I make this .pdf open an available via Creative Commons to all who want to share it, use it, print it, make something new out of it. The original “51 Things” archive is listed below, which has spawned an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live and an article for a game career guide (more details as I get them). thanks, Kaye 51 things every game student should know (.pdf download, now updated and fixed. It’s finally here. Like this: Like Loading...

21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning | K12 educational transformation through technology The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates.

The Mobile Native The 18 Best Free Web Tools Chosen By You It’s the start of a new year and that means there’s infinite possibilities that lay before you. But you can’t move forward without arming yourself with the best free web tools and apps. I was perusing some of my favorite education blogs, social networks, and other time-sucking online spots when I came back to the Edublog Awards . I’m proud that Edudemic was nominated for a bunch of awards (didn’t win but what can ya do) but more importantly I’m impressed with the amount of effort put forward by the Edublogs team. They’ve rounded up some of the best education and technology resources on the planet. Below is the list of finalists for the best free web tools. Claco Find, build and share resources with teachers across the hall or across the world — aligned with Common Core ClassDojo Improve specific student behaviors and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback.

Hands On Letters and Numbers with Doodle Buddy When I first began learning to write my letters and numbers, I must have gone through an entire tree worth of paper as I practiced tracing and then writing them on my own. Now, with your iPad your students can practice their letters, numbers, spelling and handwriting while leaving a forest of trees intact. Here’s how I would approach this apptivity: Safari 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Photos 6. 7. 8. Doodle Buddy 9. 10. 11. forbrukslån | kredittkort test | billig bensin i dag

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