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.
Technology and Education | Box of Tricks The Whiteboard Blog - Supporting the use of technology in the classroom theWebMind 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...
Digitala verktyg för formativ bedömning @ Nordström Education Skrivet av Daniel Nordström Här hittar ni en sammanställning på olika digitala verktyg som man kan nyttja för att stödja arbetet med formativ bedömning. Sammanställningen kommer att uppdateras löpande. Följ oss på sociala medier eller på vår hemsida för att ta del av nya uppdateringar med tips på digitala verktyg. Här hittar ni en sammanställning på olika digitala verktyg som man kan nyttja för att stödja arbetet med formativ bedömning. De olika verktygen är inte direkt kopplade till en specifik nyckelstrategi eller olika metoder utan det finns en stor flexibilitet och valfrihet att anpassa användandet av olika digitala verktyg i undervisningen efter behov. Foton, bilder och illustrationer För att synliggöra lärandet och förstärka texter så kan lärare och elever använda sig utav olika foton, bilder och illustrationer från t.ex. Vilka regler som gäller för lärare och elever som vill använda upphovsrättsskyddade bilder kan du läsa på Skolverkets hemsida. Filmer
Why App Smash? Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing. The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teacher fame. It is a hot topic in EdTech and obviously has its own Hashtag – #AppSmash. What is an App Smash? Content created in one app transferred to and enhanced by a second app and sometimes third. Preferably the final product is then published to the web – remember, digital presence is the new résumé (CV). Reasons to App Smash: It demands creative thinkingIt demands more from the technology (value for money)It turns the issue of not having a ‘wonder app’ into a positiveIt removes any restrictions to take a topic as far as it can be taken.It often results in more engaging learning productsIt’s a fun challenge for ‘digital natives’ Key rules for successful App Smashing: Key Apps when App Smashing: Examples I’ve used: Watch me here chatting about App Smashing Final thought Other links: Like this: Related
- Top 20 Social Networks for Education 0 Comments August 11, 2011 By: Aug 10 Written by: 8/10/2011 4:20 PM ShareThis Since I last posted on social networks a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. Twitter - Far and away one of the most popular social networks around. David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system: Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. 50 Essential Web Apps for Freelancers When you make the decision to go out on your own, you are faced with many choices. Should you work from home or rent a space? Bill hourly or by the job? What kind of hours should you assign as ‘work time’? Amidst all those decisions that have to be made, you also have to choose what tools you’re going to use to actually do your job. What’s a poor, green-behind-the-ears freelancer to do? We’ve broken down the apps into larger categories, highlighted the best or most interesting in each category, and included the best of the rest. Invoicing and Time Tracking First things first — you need to get paid. the Invoice Machine A beautifully designed application that focuses on simplicity, the Invoice Machine is one of the nicer invoicing tools available. Ballpark The better way to send invoices. Tempo Simple time tracking, powerful reporting. Financial/Accounting Once you start getting paid, you have to do something with the money. Mint Wesabe Your money. Geezeo Make sense of your money. Pulse Basecamp Gist
Effective Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom Updated by David Brear, May 12, 2014 KnowSchools Presentation 21st Century Learning & Sharing: Engaging for Success! Spring Online Conference 2010 Online Resource Site for Students - compiled by Dave and broken down by subject. E-Learning Web 2.0 Tools and Applications on Go2Web20 ( Great Resource ) E-Learning and Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom ( Another Great Resource ) Discovery Education: Web 2.0 Tools ( Another Great Resource ) Tools Directory - Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies Please use the sidebar to see the links under each heading, thanks.
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. And we just remembered--after the first quarter of the year, we take the time to reflect on popular edtech tools we’ve seen over the past three months. Every week, EdSurge sends out an educator-specific INSTRUCT newsletter (sign up here) containing a section called “S’Cool Tools,” where we showcase 3-5 edtech tools that have tickled our fancy. Out of 75+ S’Cool Tools, ten products from Q1 have risen to the top based on the number of clicks they’ve received from our INSTRUCT readers. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. And, at the top of our list, in our coveted #1 spot... 1.
iLearn Technology I’ve long been a fan of Bloom’s Taxonomy…not necessarily for all the ways it has been pushed into different fads throughout the years, but instead for the way that it helps me (and my students) think about the learning process. It helps me approach the learning process in a more holistic way, ensuring that I don’t camp out in one way of thinking and evidencing learning for too long. I think it is human nature to get excited about one way of thinking and suddenly everything we do falls into that. It can be a little bit like the new car that you purchased, you begin to see that car everywhere because you have a new awareness of it. I’ve noticed myself doing the same in teaching. A few years ago, I created some different versions of Bloom’s Taxonomy for my students. You will notice that my images don’t have the traditional Bloom’s pyramid. Are you looking for the full-size poster version of these images? And the digital version: Breakdown of the digital taxonomy with links: Remember: Apply:
Tech the Plunge What was Your First Tweet March 22, 2014 Yesterday I celebrated Twitter’s eighth birthday. Since a day seems to short to celebrate birthdays anymore, here’s one more Twitter present. Do you remember what your first tweet was? Read the full article → Happy Birthday Twitter! March 21, 2014 Today is Twitter’s eighth birthday and Mashable posted a nice video outlining the history of Twitter. Read the full article → 20+ Essential Tools and Applications For Bloggers Blogging can be quite a process. First you may have to do some research, then put your thoughts together, and of course add any necessary screenshots and images. Let’s not forget the optimization part (SEO, keywords, etc) and sharing your content on the Web so that others will read it and hopefully share it. With all of these steps involved, blogging can be quite time-consuming and many bloggers get burnt out rather quickly doing these things on a daily basis. Lucky for us, the process doesn’t have to be so difficult anymore. Save Ideas for Later Tools that let you save items for later use are great time savers because you can save Web pages, images and files as you’re reading or browsing. Read-it-Later With this tool you can save Web pages to your Read-it-Later list to be read at a later time. A similar tool is Instapaper, which works in the same way, but doesn’t have as many applications. Evernote You can capture anything from Web pages to images, text, and voice notes with Evernote.