Classroom 2.0 Google Drive and Docs for Teachers 2012 The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. 20 Free and Fun Ways To Curate Web Content 23.98K Views 0 Likes What's the best way to organize it all into at least some reasonable manner? It’s Time To Crowdsource Your School’s Social Media Policy 12.53K Views 0 Likes Every school has a different policy when it comes to social media.
10 ways to eliminate the distractions around YouTube videos Posted by admin | Posted in Character Education, Middle/High School, Primary Elementary, Secondary Elementary, Teacher Resources, video | Posted on 13-06-2012 Tags: classroom, clea.nr, clean video search, distractions, dragontape, education, kick youtube, learning, movavi, safeshare tv, saveyoutube, videos, viewpure, youtube, youtube for schools, youtubexl, zamzar What it is: YouTube is a truly wonderful learning resource. What isn’t so great: all of the garbage that can come along with it (i.e. advertising, comments, related videos…in short-distractions). Luckily, schools have some great options for using YouTube differently. Some of these tools I have written about before and some are new additions…hence the new post! YouTube for Schools- This is a YouTube that has been created just for schools. How to integrate less distracting YouTube videos into the classroom: This one is really a no brainer: want to use YouTube? Tips: Always try these tools out at school BEFORE using with students.
The Best 210 Websites To Help Teachers Make Learning Fun The 90-Second History Of Education 9.77K Views 0 Likes Well here's an insanely detailed infographic to peruse. It's the history of education and details the past, present, and future. Why Flipped Classrooms Are Here to Stay Published Online: June 12, 2012 First Person By Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams Premium article access courtesy of TeacherMagazine.org. Through much of our respective teaching careers, we had often been frustrated with students not being able to apply the content from our lectures to their work and daily lives. It was a simple observation: The time when students really need educators to be physically present is when they get stuck on homework questions and need individual help. We asked ourselves, "What if we prerecorded our lectures and students viewed the videos as part of their 'homework,' and then we used the class period to help students with the concepts they didn't understand?" How Our Flipped Classrooms Operate We began using the flipped classroom model in 2006, while we were both teaching chemistry at Woodland Park High School in Colorado. In that first year, we gave the same end-of-unit tests as we had before we converted to flipped classrooms. Why Teachers Are Flipping Web Only
Put multiple links into one - Oops! The bunch is either not defined or has been blocked. If you followed this bunch link from another website, you should notify the site owner. Five handy Google Docs tools you’re not using Google updates Docs dozens of times a year, here are five handy tools you likely missed. By David Politis Many companies make the move to Google Business or Enterprise by first embracing the platform's messaging components, including Mail, Calendar, Contacts and Chat. While many of your employees are probably familiar with Google's messaging components from their experience with Gmail, most employees will likely have little or no experience with Docs. 1. Google Apps recently rolled out a research tool for Google Docs. Secondly, you can highlight a word in your document and then right-click and select "Research." Once you've found the appropriate source, Google gives you the option of previewing the source, inserting a link from the source, or my personal favorite, citing the source in the footnotes of your work - this would have saved me hours of work back in college. 2. The usefulness of Docs Offline has been debated since its debut last September. 3. 4. 5. Bottom line
Quipol Thousands of you have built polls to learn from and interact with the world, and I want to thank you now for your patronage, your feedback, and all the excitement that you have brought to my life. I owe you an explanation, so here it is: We’re not out of money, and we’re not out of passion—on the contrary, this journey has ended so that another one can begin. In July of 2012, I started building a new application with three other gentlemen, with the hopes of bringing a new level of simplicity, elegance, and usability to business-based education and training. I wanted to take everything I’d learned at Quipol about dead-simple workflows and ease-of-use and bring it to a market filled with products where the opposite was the rule. The result is a product called Lesson.ly, and it’s working. Again, thank you. —Max Founder at Quipol Co-founder at Lesson.ly
7 Good Screen Capture Tools for Teachers Introducing new technology tools to your students or to your colleagues can become a frustrating exercise if you end up repeating the same step-by-step directions over and over again. Not only is it frustrating for you to repeat those directions, it can also be frustrating for the students who want to go ahead but can't because you're waiting until everyone is on the same page. One way to avoid that is to create annotated screen captures of the tools you're introducing. Another way to avoid repeating directions over and over again is to creating screencast videos in which you explain each step of the process. Here are seven tools that you can use to create annotated screen capture images and screencast videos. The tool that I use most often of creating annotated screen capture images is Jing. To use Jing you must download and install the free software for your Mac or PC. Show Me What's Wrong is a free service offered by Screencast-O-Matic.
PDF to Word Converter — 100% Free Free Apps to Create Digital Portfolios for Students and Teachers Have you or your students ever considered creating digital portfolios on the go? Well now with the new mobile technology everything is possbile. There are a variety of apps that can help you create and organize portfolios and sketchbooks and some don't cost you even a penny. Apps in Education has compiled an awesome list of such apps though they are not 100% perfect but they can help you alot. I have picked out the free apps and reviewed them down . 1- Evernote Evernote is quite popular and probably many of you are already familiar with it. 2- Paper This is a great free app for iPad users. 3- Three Ring This app allows teachers to easily organize and present their students work from written assignments to classroom presentations. 4- Coolibah This is a free digital scrapbooking app that can be easily used to do the same work a digital portfolio normally does: presenting students work in an organized and neat way. 5- VoiceThread