Google Apps For Education Tips & TricksGoogle Plus Hangout: How to easily use the new Google Apps Admin Dashboard Yesterday, Blake Seufert & myself hosted the first of our new fortnightly E-Learning hangouts. It was great to have 227 people register from 22 countries. The purpose of these Google Plus Hangouts will be to have conversations with experts on different topics relating to pedagogy and technology. Our tag line is ‘where pedagogy & technology collide’. PracticalEdTechHandbook2016-17.pdf Skip to content Anonymous User Main navigation PracticalEdTechHandbook2016-17.pdf Preview not available Download CLIL: A lesson framework Underlying principles Classroom principles Lesson framework Conclusion Underlying principles The principles behind Content and Language Integrated Learning include global statements such as 'all teachers are teachers of language' (The Bullock Report - A Language for Life, 1975) to the wide-ranging advantages of cross-curricular bilingual teaching in statements from the Content and Language Integrated Project (CLIP). The benefits of CLIL may be seen in terms of cultural awareness, internationalisation, language competence, preparation for both study and working life, and increased motivation. While CLIL may be the best-fit methodology for language teaching and learning in a multilingual Europe, the literature suggests that there remains a dearth of CLIL-type materials, and a lack of teacher training programmes to prepare both language and subject teachers for CLIL teaching.
Favorite Sites for Free Clipart and Photos I use a lot of visuals in my work. I prefer to use my own photographs and to draw my own illustrations. When it's not practical or possible to use my own work, I rely on a handful of websites that provide copyright friendly images. Those images are licensed as public domain or Creative Commons Attribution. Google maps tutorial (part 5/5): How to create Fusion Tables heat map Tutorial goals: understand the ideas behind Google Fusion Tables heat maps; create an interactive map showing state-by-state U.S. population, as shown in the sample below. (This post is part five of a 5-part tutorial on creating Fusion Tables intensity map; the other parts are listed as related posts at end of this post) How Fusion Tables works to create heat maps It is essential that you understand the idea and the steps in creating a Fusion Tables map; otherwise, you will easily get lost when working on the demo map in this tutorial. In its simplest form, a Fusion Tables map is a fusion, or merger, of two tables. In the U.S. population example, I have two tables: one contains state-by-state population numbers, the other one contains geographic information of each state (i.e., shape and boundary).
Meetings - Finding the Right Time One of the biggest challenges when arranging a meeting is finding a time that works for everyone. Typically you'll send emails back and forth to try and find a time that works for everyone. There's got to be a better way! Google Calendar Let's start with the basics.
Peekaboo! Make and do.: 2D Shapes Game Do you remember playing with magnetic or wooden shapes when you were little?I had a set of wooden shapes in different sizes and colours which could be used to make all sorts of pictures and patterns.This is my DIY version, which I made for my class recently as we've been learning about shapes. I started with seven or eight sheets of colourful paper and being very lazy, I cut the shapes out mainly freehand and holding the whole bundle together at the same time! The only shape I didn't cut freehand was the circle as I find I can never get a perfect circle, they just get smaller and smaller as I keep cutting, trying to make them perfect.This pack of paper was from Lidl for £2. What a bargain! After cutting the shapes I laminated them.
Clilstore - Teaching units for content and language integrated learning Teaching unitsfor Content and Language Integrated Learning HelpAbout Select the language you are learning and your level to see the available units. Level AnyBasicA1A2B1B2C1C2Advanced This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Disclaimer: This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. PhotoSpeak App - The Techie Teacher PhotoSpeak is a FREE app that can make photographs COME ALIVE. Warning: It is seriously creepy. This app literally transfers any portrait photo into a 3D moving avatar. PhotoSpeak compares its products to the talking pictures seen in Harry Potter's Hogwarts castle. Check out a few Famous Americans first graders worked on today (The first one was my example that I showed them before starting the project): I find that younger students have a hard time coming up with what to say before recording.
9 free mapping tools and resources for visual storytelling The resources available for working with data and visualising it have become more numerous and more accessible in recent years. "We find ourselves in this perfect storm where suddenly journalists, everybody, is paying attention to data and the ability to collect data and create new data," Vizzuality's Andrew Hill told Journalism.co.uk earlier this year. Vizzuality created open source mapping tool CartoDB, and the team also set up "the map academy" where journalists can access free resources to learn more about online mapping. Mapping can be a powerful storytelling tool, which journalists can use to take their audience on a journey following a narrative storyline, or to illustrate and make sense of fast moving breaking news events.
Track activity of files and folders in "My Drive" - Drive Help Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of the history of changes that are being made to files and folders. In Google Drive, you can track activity of specific items that have been created in, or uploaded to, "My Drive." Go to drive.google.com. Click My Drive in the left-hand navigation. If there is a specific file you want to see activity for, check the box to the left of the file name.