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Web 2.0 Science Tools

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. There are many new ‘tools’ or websites that take advantage of the higher speed and bandwidth of today’s Internet. Web 1.0 tools/websites were text based and web2.0 tools/websites are designed for full-motion video, 3D animations and are generally interactive in some manner. Web 2.0 can also be described as the second round of new technology development and adoption. EcoKids This award-winning EcoKids web site is an interactive environmental web site for children, their families, and educators in Canada and around the world. Experience Math and Science with Gizmos (3-12) www.explorelearning.com This site features 450 interactive simulations for math and science. Exploratorium www.exploratorium.edu This site was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Google St.

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Web 2.0 Tools for Math Educators By Laura Turner This is a continuing series on Web2.0 and other web-based tools for educators. This information is specific to math educators, but there is some crossover into science. Math educators will find a large number of useable interactive companion web sites for the teaching of math concepts and skills. How to Start a Travel Blog in 5 Simple Steps When I started travel blogging, I had no clue what I was doing and had no idea where to start. And over the past two years I’ve learned a thing or two I wanted to share with you the 5 simple steps on how you too can start a travel blog and have as much fun as I do blogging. 1.

School and Education Technology Webinars eSchool News is proud to present a variety of webinars on the hottest topics in education technology. Our webinars are a great place to learn about new technologies, how your colleagues are solving concerns you may have and more. All of our webinars are free, just click on the links below to register. All you’ll need on the day of the event is internet access. After you register, you’ll be supplied with a link to log-in at the scheduled time. Where to Find Good Educational Videos There’s a right and a wrong way to use videos in the classroom. Not all videos are primed for instructional use, and not all instruction lends itself to video. However, pairing a great video with the tools students need to engage with it can lead to a deeper understanding of or alternate perspective on what’s being taught. Check out the September Education Update article “Showing Videos in the Classroom: What’s the Purpose?”

Edutech for Teachers » Tech Tip of the Week Gooru: Science & Math Resources February7 Resource: Gooru is new service whose mission is to provide teachers and students with a variety of multimedia resources – videos, diagrams, interactive displays, documents and quizzes – related to 5th–12th grade science and math topics. By creating a Gooru account, one has access to over 50,000 resources categorized into a variety of subject areas: earth science, biology, chemistry, geometry, and algebra to name a few. Once a topic is selected, Gooru provides the user with a list of materials according to media type (digital text, interactive games, images, video, etc.) that can be integrated into lessons, activities and/or projects. After users locate resources they wish to use, these items can be dragged and saved into a resource folder within the Gooru account.

The Backchannel - Help TodaysMeet What is TodaysMeet? TodaysMeet is the premier backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners. Designed for teachers, TodaysMeet takes great care to respect the needs and privacy of students while giving educators the tools for success. Forms - Kern Kelley Google Form Templates If you are logged into your Google Account, these form templates will automatically copy into your Google Docs Dashboard. Many of the forms are designed to work with an iPod Touch. For more information about educational uses of that device, go to Test and Quizzes Self Grading 10 Question Multiple Choice Quiz - Provide a link to this form or embed it into a website.

The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there. 1- Educlipper Educlipper is a wonderful tool for creating video tutorials and guides to share with students. 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! Combine digital content and your files to create a lesson

5 Ways for Students to Showcase Their Best Work As I do every year, I am taking this week to relax, recharge, and ski with friends. While I'm away I will be re-running the most popular posts of the year. This was the second most popular post in April, 2014. As the end of the school year approaches you may be looking for a good way for students to organize and share examples of their best work of the school year. If your students have blogs or wikis that they have maintained all year then all they need to do is move their best examples to the front page. But if that is not the case for your students then take a look at these five services your students can use to organize and showcase examples of their best work.

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