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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom
21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom by Lynn Usrey Every teacher wants to be able to make his or her classroom environment the optimum place for learning, interacting and engaging. Today, there is a wide assortment of free technology options available to enhance your instruction. The tools are changing… quickly. So making the best choices, based on the resources available in your school, or through your board, is critical. How about starting with lesson creation? 1. 2. Need something for instant polling? 3. 4. 5. Connecting with home learning? 6. 7. 8. 9. Current Events and Video Sourcing – There are great well-known resources at YouTube and CNN Student News, but have a look at: 10. 11. 12. The Less-Is-More Approach (And Tools 13-21) Since technology is always changing, don’t hesitate to explore new tools and ideas. For later grade levels, there are tools such as Hippocampus and Vocareum with a emphasis on secondary education.

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10 Must Have Tools for BYOD Classroom November 10, 2015 With the advance of technology and mobile gadgetry there emerged a wide variety of learning trends endemic to 21st century classroom environment. One of these trends is what is conventionally referred to as BYOD/T (Bring Your Own Device/Technology). In a BYOD classroom, students bring their own technology (e.g hand-held devices, laptops..etc) and use them for various learning activities. The pedagogical strength of BYOD is that it is an effective way to personalize learning and allow students easy and quick access to the technology they need to explore and learn collaboratively in a student-centerer environment. There are now several web tools and mobile apps that support BYOD learning.

Clone Yourself with QR Codes Vocaroo.com Vocaroo provides a simple Record button to record audio in your web browser. Recording uses Flash, so you’ll need to record on Windows, Mac, or Chrome. Don’t worry: saved recordings can be played back on any device. There is no time limit on recording. 20 Visual Timers For Children With Special Needs If you have a child with special needs you now how difficult transitions are. Children with special needs, especially children with autism have difficulty with moving from one activity or event to another. An effective solution to help with transitions has been the use of visual timers. Visual timers help teach the concept of time to children with special needs. It also gives them an understanding that every activity is limited to a set amount of time. So where can you find a visual timer for your child?

Chaos! The game I found this idea on (where else?!) Pinterest. It is a game called Chaos. The original teacher is a math teacher. GoAnimate for Schools Easy learning curve. Low budget. Simple do-it-yourself tools. Powerful Tools at the Click of a Mouse Some Great Educational Tools Recommended by Teachers November 23, 2015 Ever come across an education tool that you feel you simply must share? Something that colleagues perhaps don't know about yet? Here are some hidden gems recommended by educators on edshelf. DocsTeach Teach history and social studies using primary source documents. Explore the world through photos of cities and natural wonders.

10 Key iPad Apps for High School Teachers March 6, 2016 After writing about iPad apps for elementary teachers, we are sharing with you today a list designed specifically for our colleagues teaching in high school. Of course there are tons of good educational iPad apps out there but limiting our list to only 10 titles forces us to selectively feature what we believe, based on our long app reviewing experience, are some of the best iPad apps for high school teachers. Have a look and, as always, your feedback is much appreciated. Enjoy 1- Socrative Teacher ‘Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative! 23 Things Top Students Do They are the ones you catch out of the corner of your eye. They get their exam back, calmly flip through the few (if any) errors they made, and swiftly place their 94% into their bag. That’s right, I’m talking about the top students who make it look so easy. What we don’t realize is that under the surface there is a collection of positive habits and mindsets that make that person so successful in class. Not just a few, but an accumulation of many habits that combine to produce high-level academic performance.

101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher’s, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier.

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