Visualization Tools Particularly when we talk about large numbers, it can be difficult to fully understand their impact. With an ever-increasing amount of data and information available to us, data visualization is becoming more important to help people truly understand the meaning of the information that is collected. Whether you are teaching in a classroom or presenting in front of clients, the ability to distill and contextualize data is one that will set you apart and the tools in this guide will help you to do just that. If you are new to the world of data visualization and want an overview, try Lynda.com's Data Visualization Fundamentals tutorial. Looking for media to use in your visualization? Try the resources on our guide to public domain and Creative Commons media.
The 100 best free fonts If you overspent in the holiday season, never fear, we've scoured the web to present you with a fine and varied selection of free fonts to help you kick off the new year in style. Including scripts, serifs, and a range of ligatures, these fonts will give you greater flexibility in your designs, and add to your arsenal of design tools. This list represents the 100 best free fonts we've found in a variety of styles. Web 2.0 Science Tools By Laura Turner The following web2.0 sites would be useful for science educators at the high school and middle school level. Some would also be appropriate for higher elementary grade levels. PowerPoint In Action: How to be Persuasive Course Description Learning how to use PowerPoint effectively is a lot different than just knowing how to build slides and memorizing some keyboard shortcuts. Most presentations are bloated, boring and loathed by those forced to watch them. This course was designed to teach you a better way. How you can harness the power of a few basic principles of presenting information that will persuade your audience and inspire them to action.
12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments! 1.
Animated education presentation with more fun to engage the class Visualized & Vivid Digital Canvas for Mindmapping Class Focusky – Zooming and Full Screen Slideshow Focusky's zooming canvas brings a brand new way for classroom. Never underestimate imaginations of your students. They are the future, so their every lesson should be significant! Bloom's Digital Taxonomy This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning.
The 25 best education apps for connected classrooms Figuring out which tool is right for the job is something we all struggle with every day. Whether you’re a contractor, plumber, or teacher, there’s a lot of options to choose from. Teachers managing connected classrooms have it quite rough, though. There’s an embarassment of riches when it comes to apps, web tools, and digital services that want to make your life easier. Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating simple videos that are really just automated, audio slideshows. See Animoto for an example of this. There's nothing inherently wrong with having your students use those tools, but at some point you will want to take your video projects to the next level. These are the five tools that I recommend for creating and editing videos without installing any special software. Pixorial is the online video creation tool that I hear teachers talking about a lot lately.