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The Best Of Web 2.0

The Best Of Web 2.0
Robin Good: If you are looking for a free video conferencing solution, here is my selection of the top 15 (and more) solutions available right now online. I have personally checked each one of them, and while you may not like each one, they all guarantee the ability to video conference with more than two people (FlashMeeting is the only exception I have included) without you needing to pay anything for it. Via Robin Good

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15 Effective Ways to Use Google Docs in Class June 19, 2014 I spend a considerable time every single day browsing the net tracking new updates in the world of educational technology and, often times, in the midst of this journey I would come across wonderful resources and tutorials that usually end up in one of my posts here in this blog. So after the previous guide on how to be a Google Drive master , today I am sharing with you another awesome guide created by Eric Curts entitled "The paperless Classroom with Google Docs". This guide is available for free in a Google doc format from this link. In this guide, Eric walks you through the different stages of turning your classroom into a digitally focussed environment where you will no longer have any need for papers. This is al done through the effective use of the different Google Drive features and functionalities.

The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectively The weeks and months leading up to exams can be challenging for students (and parents and teachers alike). Now more than ever, young people seem to be feeling the pressure. So how can students revise better? The Top 100 Twitter Tools of 2012 (Categorized) This post is #9 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 115. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Twitter is my social network of choice (see our recent article: Inside Twitter). CoolToolsfor21stCenturyLearners - Cool Tools Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! guest

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired! The Top Ten S'Cool Tools for Q1, 2015 EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter. We can’t believe it’s already May. 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.

Keeping Students Engaged Back to the Basics We all remember creating extensive lesson plans as student teachers. We had to link lessons to standards, detail step-by-step procedures, and add a reflection and follow-up piece; it seemed like it would never end. In addition, it was harder to write these lesson plans knowing that they weren't for use in the real world. However, all of that practice helps you to internalize the steps you need to follow when designing classroom lessons. When you become a credentialed teacher, you aren't required to identify your goals, list the necessary materials, and identify adaptations and differentiation strategies in a written format, but it's still important to address each of these areas.

Modern Lessons Welcome to the new online learning platform for the Global Education Database! It’s a free, simple, and quick way to learn new skills, find new education resources, and figure out how to do just about anything a modern teacher or student needs. Take as many courses as you like – they’re free and all you need to do is sign up to get started. Register To Start Learning Mobile Engage your students with unique classroom experiences, on any device! Create your FREE Account Required 8 Great Free Educational Resources for Teachers It is really amazing how technology is transforming education and making it way easier and better than it used to be. If you are a digital immigrant like me ( 30 years old up ), you would exactly not only know what I am talking about but also feel it. When I think back to those pen and pencil days when instruction used to take place in a boring classroom full of chalk dust and how hard and limited our access to information was, I know how lucky our students are to be living in this digital boom where unlimited knowledge is at their fingertips. Internet has definitely changed the course of education. It has revolutionized every facet of it and its train is still moving so you either hop aboard or lag behind and get outdated.

100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 5 Ways To Be A Better Public Speaker 6.89K Views 0 Likes If you've been asked to speak at a conference or host a seminar, you may be shaking in your boots. Not only is the thought of speaking in public nerve-wracking, but being in charge of a seminar that no one wants to at...

Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Are We Losing the Magic in Today’s Classrooms? Are We Losing the Magic in Today’s Classrooms? By Chuck Brickman closeAuthor: Chuck Brickman Name: Chuck BrickmanSite: About: See Authors Posts (1) Are we losing the magic? Do we really need highly motivated, innovative and resourceful teachers in today’s classroom? In the not too distant past, highly motivated, innovative and resourceful teachers were especially appreciated and valued for their ability to bring the “magic” to the classroom.

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