A simple way to help beginners get started with Articulate Storyline — eLearning Architect I was hanging out in the Articulate Storyline LinkedIn group the other day when I saw someone post a request for suggestions on how best to deliver Storyline training. Having delivered several courses this year, I thought I'd jump in with a quick reply mentioning an exercise that I have developed for this exact purpose. I have found the exercise to be really successful in getting newbies started with Storyline. Within a few hours of replying, I had received several responses asking for me to share the resources, so I thought that rather than responding to each request individually, I would write a quick blog post to help.
7 Apps That Will Help You Use Your iPad For Writing Projects While each of us has our own particular needs, I’m sure one or more of these apps will serve your needs. So get ready to set up a folder on your tablet and download a useful collection of resources. Evernote 50 Of The Best Teaching & Learning Apps For 2016 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 by TeachThought Staff What are the best teaching and learning apps for 2016? That’s a good question this post looks to answer.
9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle The use of word clouds in the classroom is a powerful way to really get through to visual learners. The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them. A quick note: Wordle is quite easily the most popular word cloud generator out there. PrometheanPlanet There's a lot of talk in the education sector of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives and I've recently taken an interest in how tablets, such as iPads, can be used in the classroom. Back in June, I went to the ISTE 2011 conference with several goals in mind, but one of them was to find the answer to this question: What can I do with an iPad in an ActivClassroom? (Although other tablets are available, I was particularly interested in the iPad as that's the one I have!) I had several ideas, but wanted to verify them for myself. I certainly didn't find all of the answers, but thought I'd write this blog to share what I did find out and my thoughts on it. (Be aware that this blog contains my opinions only, not those of Promethean nor any other technology vendor.)
Apple publish 'For Education' collection on the App Store Apps, iBooks and iTunes U resources presented in one handy place. Apple recently added a new section to their App Store called ‘For Educators‘. Here, teachers can find resources – apps, guides, iBooks and iTunes U courses which Apple recommends. Tools for teachers Book Creator can be found under the ‘Tools for Teachers‘ section, and also features in many of the ‘One Best Thing‘ books by Apple Distinguished Educators. Book Creator is consistently in the top 5 paid Book apps and Book Creator Free is among the top 20 free Education apps, so if anything we’d like to see Book Creator feature more in the new ‘For Educators’ section. The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics. They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free. There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.
50 resources for iPad use in the classroom The transition to the more extensive use of technology in classrooms across the West has resulted in the integration of bring your own device (BYOD) schemes, equipping students with netbooks and tablet computers, and lessons that use social media & online services. Gesture-based technology is on the rise; according to the latest NMC Horizon Report, gesture-based technological models will become more readily integrated as a method of learning within the next few years. The iPhone, iPad, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect technology are examples of these kinds of developments, and in particular, resources for Apple products in education are becoming widely available online. For teachers, some of which are just beginning to use tablets and mobile devices in class, these resources can be invaluable in promoting more interactive classrooms and understanding how best to use and control such products. Tutorials:
10 Excellent Free Social Studies Resources for Teachers and Students 1- National Council for The Social Studies This is a great website for teachers and students. It provides free resources relating to everything about social studies. 2- World History World History is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.
Using Modern SEO to Build Brand Authority It's obvious that the technology behind search engines' ability to determine and understand web entities is gradually leaning towards how real people will normally perceive things from a traditional marketing perspective. The emphasis on E-A-T (expertise, authoritativeness, trustworthiness) from Google's recently updated Quality Rating Guide shows that search engines are shifting towards brand-related metrics to identify sites/pages that deserve to be more visible in search results. Online branding, or authority building, is quite similar to the traditional SEO practices that many of us have already been accustomed with.
YouTube in the Classroom: Practice What You Teach If there’s one question I get asked a lot from educators, it’s how to download YouTube videos. There are lots of reasons why you might want to do this, but truthfully, there aren’t any good reasons why you should. I realize that this may not be a very popular post with some people, but I feel like it should still be written. In essence it comes down to this. Storylistening versus Storytelling? This week’s chat2lrn is a post from crew member Fiona Quigley, who works for Logicearth Learning Services based in Ireland. I just love stories; it was an integral part of my Irish upbringing – two Scottish grannies and family of singers tends to make it that way! And over the last few years, I’ve had a bit of a hobby collecting stories. I’m not a great storyteller myself, but I do love to listen to others’ stories and to collect them.