How To Use Plickers in your Classroom - Cassie Dahl: Teaching & Technology How boring are your assessments? Guess what... they don't have to be anymore. Plickers is a free assessment tool that is uses the concept of students responding with a clicker... except- there are no clickers! Instead, students use a paper clicker (plicker) which is similar to a QR code. 33 Super Speech and Language iPad Apps Teachers With Apps brings you 33 super speech and language iPad apps for home, classroom, and/or the therapist’s office. Speech and language is one area of educational apps that has exploded with smashing success. The prices range anywhere from free to expensive. There is an stuttering app that runs almost $1,000! Don’t fret, most are reasonable and many have a free/lite version.
5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos Over the last few days I've featured a couple of free tools for adding interactive elements to your videos. In the last year I've reviewed a few other services and methods for doing the same thing. This is a round-up of the ways that you can add interactive elements to your videos. The first four tools could be used by students to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. These tools could be used by teachers to enhance the short videos that they create for flipped lessons. YouTube has annotation tools built right into the editor that you can use when you upload your own content to the site.
Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 There are many resources from Edutopia and across the web for middle school teachers who are integrating iPads in their classrooms. At this age, students can use iPad apps in different subject areas and become content creators using their devices. Teachers can introduce a variety of skills to students, and students can demonstrate their understanding of concepts using innovative iPad technology. Check out the list below for suggestions on amazing apps and to browse tips from teachers on how to use iPads throughout the school day. Favorite Apps Free iPad Apps to Teach Current Events (Edutopia, 2013) Students in middle school should be able to discuss important issues facing people in their own community as well as countries around the globe.
Top 10 Sites for Creating Timelines by David Kapuler Wikipedia defines a timeline as a kind of graphic design showing a long bar labeled with dates alongside itself and (usually) events labeled on points where they would have happened. Here are some tools educators can use to create timelines: 1. Capzles- Quite simply one of the nicest timeline creation sites around, with a beautiful user interface as well as the ability to embed into a site.2. Time Rime - An excellent site with educational instance (great for teachers) that allows users to create multimedia timelines.3. xTimeline - Share wonderful looking timelines with audio, video, and pictures.
Top iPad Apps for Student Creativity My school is currently 1:1 iPads in Grades 1, 4, and 5, and next year we're expanding that to include Grades 2 and 3. Like most schools, we went through a phase where we tried out LOTS of different apps, but over time, we whittled those down into our Core Apps, ones that are flexible and powerful enough to be used in every subject all day long. One of the keys for me is that these apps can be used by students to CREATE things, not just consume things. Here are our favorites: Explain Everything. If you can only get one app for your iPad, GET THIS ONE. 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. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher’s, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier. The categories are listed in alphabetical order and the links to each tool are also listed alphabetically within those categories. Aggregators
50 Apps That Clarify 50 New Ways To Learn 50 Apps That Clarify 50 New Ways To Learn Modern learning is in a state of flux as it struggles to find out what it wants to become. Schools continue to merely “add on” learning, while technology strongly suggests new possibilities for inside and beyond the classroom. From learning simulations and mobile learning, to adaptive apps, flipped classrooms, and self-directed learning through amazing digital channels, the possibilities for learning are almost overwhelming. Below we’ve gathered a diverse list of learning apps across iOS and Android from giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, as well as upstarts like Brainfeed, The Sandbox, and Knowji. None of the apps are perfect, but each app does something special, and in that talent represents what’s possible as we careen towards 2020 and beyond.
Apple's Official Guide To Teaching With Apps Apple’s Official Guide To Teaching With Apps This may be news to you (it was to us), but Apple has a guide for teaching with apps. Called “Using iOS Apps for Teaching & Learning,” it’s 8 pages long and really, honestly isn’t as self-embracing and superificial as you’d expect. Of course, it’s only 8 pages and acts more as an overview than the book, PD, and years of experience it actually requires to get it just right. Word Banks: Keeping track of vocabulary This week I wanted to produce something useful for both teachers and students, and after writing about Google Ngrams last week, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss word banks. Word Banks are a great way to manage new vocabulary, but rather than using paper-based resources, have you tried using Microsoft Excel to keep track of your vocabulary? Using flashcards, or a box full of index cards is a great resource for the whole class, but it is not as useful for self-study. Writing notes on loose leaf paper or in a notebook is great for self-study but it may become more difficult to keep track of words when there are hundreds of entries in your word bank. Are there any advantages to keeping a word bank in Excel?
Must See Picture Books for Kids! Below is a continuation of our big list of Caldecott Award winners. The books listed on this page of our list are surely some of the most stunning and extraordinary picture books for kids that have ever been published. Each one merits the honor. Caldecott Committee: We agree! Every year we fall in love with the handful of Caldecott Award winners, but we think the 2000s are particularly fabulous. We meet Mo Willem's pigeon and Trixie for the first time, both of whom go on to star in equally wonderful sequels. 62 Ideas For Using The iPad In The Classroom [Presentation] - If you’ve got a pulse, using the iPad in the classroom is something you’re at least interested in on some level. It’s either why you’re here, something you want to understand better, or you loathe it all and want to make sure to avoid it (it’s been interesting to watch the seemingly growing throngs of Luddites decry learning technology–who knew it all could be so polarizing?) But we digress.