Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools About the Course Are you overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners? Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in your classroom! This course is designed to provide teachers with strategies to effectively integrate Web 2.0 technologies into their instruction. 10 sites for creating digital newspapers I came across an interesting list on one of the blogs I follow. They found 10 sites that will help you create and or distribute a digital newspaper. (It's worth noting that I'm using a pretty broad definition of newspaper here.) Issuu - One of the most popular and successful online digital magazine creators/publishers around, with a very nice user interface.Yudu - Upload a document or PDF to create an online magazine that can be emailed our or embedded into a site.Openzine - Very user friendly site with an abundance of templates and layouts to create a professional-looking magazine and share online.NewsCred - Create a terrific looking online newspaper in 5 minutes, similar to Openzine.Scribd - A very popular Web 2.0 site for creating online content and publishing.Fodey - A fun site to create a newspaper and then download to print out or put on a blog or site.Zinepal - A great way to bring the news to students by "clipping" online articles. via TechLearning P.S.
4 Awesome New Blooms Taxonomy Posters I have been recently engaged in expanding Blooms Taxonomy section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning to include new resources published for the first time. Blooms Taxonomy for The iPad and Blooms Taxonomy for The Web are the most recent additions in this regard. I am also working on Blooms Taxonomy for Android. Some of you send me emails asking why I don't cover Android in my posts as I do with iPad ( or iOS devices ). Ed Tech Teacher Tool Dashboard We're here to help! Looking for a Place to Begin? Start here! Frameworks & Models
A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows Below is a list of some of the best free tools teachers and students can use to create awesome slideshow and presentations. 1- KnovioKnovio gives life to static slides and with a simple click you will be able to turn them into rich video and audio presentations that you can share with your friends and colleagues via email or popular social media websites. Knovio does not require any software installation or download, it is all web based. Using QR Codes to Share Videos with Parents Ever since I discovered QR codes last year, I knew I wanted to find a way to use QR codes to share videos with parents. Thanks to one of those serendipitous hallway conversations with a parent/co-worker, I was finally able to figure out how to make it work using dropbox! To read more about how to create basic QR codes that aren’t linked to videos, visit this page on this website.
30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students I’m always excited when I’m using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I’m organizing things smoothly? I don’t know. A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers 1- ZimmerTwins It is all about creative storytelling. ZimmerTwins is a web2.0 tool that allows students to give vent to their imaginative powers and exercise their storytelling skills from early stages to advances ones. 2- Digital Story Telling in The Classroom This section provides resources and materials for teachers to use with their students in storytelling. It helps students personalize their learning and perform better. Students can use these materials to create a movie or interactive slideshow to tell their stories.
Excellent Tool to Create Rubrics for Your Class November, 2014 Rubistar is a great free web tool that teachers can use to create educational rubrics to use in class. By definition, a rubric according to Geidi Andrade, is "a document that articulates the expectations for an assignment by listening the criteria, or what counts, and describing levels of quality from excellent to poor". As a teacher you can create rubrics and use them for a variety of purposes. These include: grading students assignments, providing focused feedback on works in progress, preparing lesson plans and many more. " Rubrics can teach as well as evaluate. When used as part of a formative, student centered approach to assessment, rubrics have the potential to help students develop understanding and skill, as well as make dependable judgments about the quality of their own work.
Download oCam 11.5 Free - Screen recorder and snapshot utility oCam is an intuitive software application designed to help users capture and record their desktop activity. The program provides two different modes for taking screenshots and recording videos, namely full screen or a selected area. It sports a minimalist window which allows users to set up the entire process with just a few clicks. The video files and images are automatically saved to the specified directory. An iPad Toolkit - apps that have transformed my practice iPad Published on January 30th, 2015 | by Mark Anderson In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m quite a fan of the iPad (the Lollipop Nexus 9’s not too bad either). Not because of its design or because its by Apple or any of that, but because of its keen heritage in the learning arena. Any one who knows me will tell you that I am not one for using tech for tech’s sake, despite my evangelist moniker.
Freedom Homeschooling Virtual field trips allow children to visit places around the world without ever leaving their homes. Through virtual field trips, they can visit other states, countries across the globe, and even other planets. This allows children to experience places they wouldn’t get to see otherwise. Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz! Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this resource! ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagging the locations of the labels. Tagging works by drawing on the image to define what the quiz should test people on, and then labeling each of those tags. It is very easy to use and has a basic, simple interface and best of all – no signup required! This means you can get students to create their own quizzes without worrying about them having to create accounts and then forgetting the passwords…