sans titre This morning the power was out at my house so I sat on my porch drinking coffee (brewed before the power went out) and brainstormed a list of ways to use video tools in elementary school classrooms. One of the ideas that I came up with was using ChatterPix Kids to create talking pictures of famous people. ChatterPix Kids is a free app (Android version here, iPad version here) that lets students take pictures or upload pictures, draw a smile, and then record themselves talking for up to thirty seconds. The finished product is saved as a video file on the students' iPads or Android tablets. That video file can then be shared in a variety of ways including in Google Classroom. The following videos demonstrate how to use the Android and iOS versions of ChatterPix Kids.
10 ways icons from The Noun Project can impact learning Icons can help students construct understanding and remember new ideas. The Noun Project has the hook-up. Here’s how! (Icons via TheNounProject.com) Images are powerful and very brain friendly. Best Short Stories for Middle Schoolers, As Chosen by Teachers It can be a challenge to get middle schoolers interested in reading. The thought of tackling a thick novel can be overwhelming, especially toward the end of the school year when attention spans and patience for reading are often running short. Short stories are always a great choice.
A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers by Terry Heick and TeachThought Staff Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning.
THE ACTANTIAL MODEL – Innovation and entrepreneurship in education The actantial model (Greimas, 1973) has traditionally been used to examine and describe the different roles, functions and actions in storytelling. However, the model can also be an effective tool for initiating development processes through narrative scenarios. The special strength of the actantial model is that it serves as a checklist of the key players of the project while creating a coherent picture of relationships, functions and possible actions. In short, the actantial model can be used as a tool for identifying possible development strategies, planning projects and communication. The participant model consists of 6 roles, which are denoted actants: Subject – Who is the “main character”? Quillionz - Get Quiz Questions Automatically Generated From Documents Quillionz is a new supporter of FreeTech4Teachers.com Quillionz is a new service that makes it super easy to have a set of reading comprehension questions and quiz questions generated from a passage of text. There is a free version and pro (paid) version of Quillionz. This post is about the capabilities of the free version.
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narrative – Video Writing Prompts You Just Received a Velociraptor for Christmas Prompt Jimmy collects toy dinosaurs. So far, he has a toy T-Rex, Brontosaurus, and Triceratops. How to use Snapchat in the laboratory for better student engagement The Snapchat image and video instant messaging application has rocketed in popularity among teenagers. Since 2012, the number of active users climbed from 10 million to more than 100 million in early 2015. More than 400 million snaps were received by users daily in December. In contrast, it would take both Facebook and Instagram combined to achieve the equivalent numbers in a single month. Snapchat has been trialled in a few schools.
DocStickers: A Docs + Keep Integration for Old School feedback Today, I'm excited to tell you about DocStickers! If you can give me 90 seconds of your time, this video is worth a watch! Otherwise, continue below. I remember getting papers back with stickers and stamps as a kid. While I may not remember the specific assignments and what I learned from them, but I remember how it made me feel when I saw a sticker or stamp on them. While my teachers were just taking stickers from a page and adhering them to all of the student papers, it meant something because they took them time to do it.