WeJIT – The Power in We Anyone can create an instant public or private collaboration around any topic of interest. Spread your topic-based discussions, debates and decisions via your Social Networks.Amplify the conversations and collaboration around topics in sports, politics, pop culture and more.Build an instant community around topics of interest.Empower students to engage their peers in meaningful discussions and collaboration. Drive topic-based discussion, debates and decisions within your group or organization without an inbox full of “Reply to all” email.Make quick and easy tactical decisions that include input from all appropriate team members, without the need for more meetings or complex software.Empower teachers to engage their peers in private online discussions and collaboration on any topic.
Hockneyizer: Create a unique photo collage ala David Hockney. Tons of fun stuff... Give one of our toys a spin! Badge Maker, Photobooth, CD Cover, Billboard, Mat, Movie Poster, Map Maker, Motivator, Color Palette Generator, Jigsaw, FX, Breast Cancer Poster, Mosaic Maker, Hockneyizer, Cube, Calendar, Magazine Cover, Gift Center, Wallpaper, Framer, Lolcat Generator, Pocket Album, Trading Card, Pop Art Poster, Bead Art, I know, right? It's a lot to take in.
15 Interlocking Facts About LEGO It looks like Barbie’s dream house is coming down, one brick at a time. Denmark-based block maker LEGO unseated Mattel in 2014 to become the world’s top toy company. Their plastic building materials are omnipresent, ideal for teaching children how to think creatively while their barefooted parents learn how to swear creatively. Check out these 15 fully-connected facts about the beloved brand. When woodworker Ole Kirk Kristiansen started selling toys in Billund, Denmark in 1932—no one during the Great Depression was buying expensive furniture—he had no idea LEGO (from the Danish words Leg Godt, or “play well”) would become synonymous with click-lock blocks. When a salesman called on Kristiansen in 1949 and offered him a plastic mold injection machine to spare him the labor of handmade playthings, Kristiansen and his son, Godtfred, were intrigued by one of the samples he was carrying: a studded, interlocking brick.
Trading Card Creator The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject.
Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 Over 2,000 learning professionals from around the world from both education and enterprises contributed to the 9th Annual Survey of Learning Tools. Very many thanks to all those who took the time to complete the online form, write a blog post, send me an email or tweet me their selection. I have now compiled the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015, updated the Top 100 Tools for Learning website and prepared a slideset, which I have hosted on Slideshare and embedded below. For the 7th year running Twitter is the No 1 tool on the list, although this year it is very closely followed by YouTube, and once again, the list is dominated by free online tools and services. I can also see some interesting new trends in the tools that are being used for both personal learning and for creating learning content and experiences for others, and my analysis is here. Beneath the presentation, you will find a summary of the new tools on the list and the big movers up the list.
AnswerGarden » ...- Plant a Question, Grow Answers! Generate a live word cloud with your audience. AnswerGarden is a minimalistic feedback tool. Use it in the classroom as an educational tool or at work as a creative brainstorming tool. Post it in a tweet or you can embed it on your website or blog to use it as a poll or guestbook. Getting Started How does AnswerGarden work? You create an AnswerGarden by entering a topic on the Create New AnswerGarden-page. Video: Cedar Rapids middle school students learn life lessons via chess Mar 7, 2016 at 12:01 am | Print View CEDAR RAPIDS — A new program at Roosevelt and Wilson middle schools uses the game of chess to teach sixth graders lessons about leadership and character. The collaboration between Horizons and the Zach Johnson Foundation’s Kids on Course program, which started at the beginning of the school year, also is designed to support youth in need of extra attention. “There was definitely a group of boys who we felt were facing some challenges that we weren’t quite sure how to address,” said Hannah White, site manager for Kids on Course at Roosevelt Middle School. “Pretty high tardies, some office referrals, some fighting, just not where we wanted them to be, or anybody would want their middle schooler.
The Global Migration Map The Global Immigration Map visualizes the flow of people moving around the world. It uses data from the U.N. Population Division to show which countries people are moving to and from around the world. skunkers / Quiz Quizlet Live Offers an Easy Way to Turn Vocabulary Lists Into Team Games Quizlet has long been a great website and app for students to use to create and review flashcards. Teachers can also use it to create flashcards to share with students. 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 :-)