Outils X-Ray Goggles allow you to see the building blocks that make up websites on the internet. Activate the goggles to inspect the code behind any webpage, then remix elements with a single click, swapping in your own text, images and more. You can build: a custom homepage for the New York Times an alternate version of a controversial webpage a funny remix of your best friend's favorite site and more!
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments A reader recently wrote in asking if I could share a bit about the process of putting the book together and talk about how the project started. Certainly. I go on two solitary walks every day. There is a small park off the Embarcadero that is tucked away in a quiet spot. It has a pleasant stream flowing through it and an unassuming bench beside that stream. I have made walking to that frail bench a ritual, and the half an hour or so spent daydreaming on it amid the cool San Francisco breeze, an article of faith.
Curriculet Curriculet frees up my time outside of the classroom - no more collecting reading questions, trying to spot-check them, giving points for writing something down, whether or not they actually did the reading or understood it. - Jessica Rice, English Teacher at Summit Preparatory High School With Curriculet, I can not only change our reading instruction on a classroom level by flipping the instruction, but also influence reading instruction on a departmental level by encouraging the department to expand the curriculum: we can read MORE in less time with Curriculet. - Kate Baker, English teacher at Southern Regional high School I cannot WAIT to share this with my colleagues. This is going to revolutionize the way I can teach info texts, short stories, and excerpts from novels! - Morgan Toal, English teacher at Lakewood middle school
Moodle Security Overview - Super Moodle Moodle security is a major concern to everyone that uses this open source online Learning Management Software. Like all other web application software, it tends to be complex and each feature may be prone to security attacks in the future or from time to time with a combination of strings that the programmers had not anticipated. Below are some of the simple to complex security threats and measures that every site developer should put in place to ensure that the site is not compromised. Simple Security Initiatives No matter how secure a site may be, it might be prone to attacks and security threats. The best security strategy would be to anticipate such a scenario.
Robotutor No human teacher can keep up with thousands of students in massive open online courses. Smart software can now stand in, offering personalised guidance TENS of thousands of students across the world will log in to online classrooms this week. A large portion of them will be learning to write code in computer science courses. 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! Authentic video in the classroom: Ireland II My second example of utilising authentic video in the EFL classroom is based on the same 50-minute travel video as my first. Of course, one can apply this to any video, but this time I will stick with Ireland. How I do it now will, however, differ from my last post because now I’ll concentrate on the language and vocabulary awareness in detail (but I wouldn’t use both methods on the same video in the same class, though). This approach is, however, associated with a lot of painstaking preparatory work for the teacher, because transcription of the video material needs to be done, at least for some of the clips. It takes about 1 hour to take down 5 minutes of video material, so one needs plenty of time to get a complete transcript. I rather enjoy transcribing videos and sound; oddly enough I experience the process as relaxing, especially if there is no deadline approaching.
How To Make Your Own eBooks And Publish Them On Amazon I’m sure that more than a few of you readers have a half-written book or useful guide you’ve put together to help people learn something. You’ve probably wondered if it would be possible to make money off of your book, or at least gain some exposure, by selling it as an eBook on Amazon. Well, the idea isn’t as far-fetched as you might imagine. As long as you have already created something worth reading, the process of getting it into Amazon as an eBook isn’t that onerous. We’ll take you through the basic steps of how to make your own ebook today and you can be selling your eBook in a few days. It’s easy!
Coursera, edX, and MOOCs Are Changing the Online Education Business If you were asked to name the most important innovation in transportation over the last 200 years, you might say the combustion engine, air travel, Henry Ford’s Model-T production line, or even the bicycle. The list goes on. Now answer this one: what’s been the single biggest innovation in education? Don’t worry if you come up blank. You’re supposed to. The question is a gambit used by Anant Agarwal, the computer scientist named this year to head edX, a $60 million MIT-Harvard effort to stream a college education over the Web, free, to anyone who wants one.
News Corp. Education Tablet: For The Love Of Learning? hide captionJoel Klein, former New York City schools chief, left to run News Corp.'s education division. On Thursday, Amplify announced a specially designed education tablet. Press Space or double-click to edit This operation requires a valid MindMup Gold License. Export, save and embed larger maps using MindMup Gold. We have sent a temporary access code to your e-mail. Please wait, your license is being restored
Plickers! Technology Awesomeness! Hi guys! It's Debbie from over at K is for Kinderrific. I'm so excited about today's post and can't wait to share with you some technology awesomeness!! Last week, the awesome tech person at my school (big shout-out to Mrs. Tibbs!!) introduced us to something called plickers.
The Textbooks Of Tomorrow [INFOGRAPHIC] As someone who has just bought an iPad, I can personally appreciate its potential to become the dominant force in the digital book wars. PDF and ePub files can be uploaded instantly, and then annotated with your stylus pen or finger. Let’s face it, if you were a student, what would you rather have? 10 heavy textbooks or a thin much lighter iPad? According to this infographic by OnlineEducation.net, 1 in 4 students would prefer digital books so much that they would give up sex for a month in order to get them. Now there’s some dedicated fans for you.
KOMO News Radio talks online safety with Christopher Burgess 0 Share-Compartir00000×0 Share-Compartir Christopher Burgess on KOMO News Radio Voice of Senior Online Safety, Christopher Burgess talks to KOMO’s Jennifer Harriman on the topic of Online Safety.