4 Awesome New Blooms Taxonomy Posters I have been recently engaged in expanding Blooms Taxonomy section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning to include new resources published for the first time. Blooms Taxonomy for The iPad and Blooms Taxonomy for The Web are the most recent additions in this regard. I am also working on Blooms Taxonomy for Android. Some of you send me emails asking why I don't cover Android in my posts as I do with iPad ( or iOS devices ). The answer is simple , I am more used to working on and handling iPad than Android operated devices. I do love Android and I will probably give it more space in this blog this year.
Children's Writing - Make a Book at Batalugu ***Just received (Jan 22) an email to say Batalugu is closing as of February 1, 2013. Batalugu is a new website offering kids the opportunity to create their own books. You can try it without joining, but joining is free. Education Program & Free Digital Storytelling Software for Educators At Mixbook, we offer discounts for bulk and volume custom yearbook orders for Elementary School Yearbooks, Middle School Yearbooks, High School Yearbooks, as well as education centers and academic programs. Transform your sports team, student and school photos into lasting memories with our premium, professional quality custom school yearbooks. Whether you’re looking to capture the baseball team photos, create a custom school yearbook or class project photo book, or celebrate your student’s art projects in a class calendar, Mixbook has hundreds of unique and easy to create photo products that can be customized to your heart’s content. Creating photo keepsakes for your students and teachers has never been easier than with the Mixbook editor.
15 Internet Trends That Are Changing How We Connect 15 Internet Trends That Are Changing How We Connect by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on gettingsmart.com Mary Meeker from leading venture capital investors Kleiner Perkins presented on internet trends at Stanford last week. It’s worth reviewing. The money quote: “The magnitude of upcoming change will be stunning—we are still in spring training.” Meeker lists 15 trends in support of this claim: KPCB notes the re-imagining of education from classrooms, lecture, and reading materials to interactive, online, accessible by anyone anywhere anytime.
How to create an animated presentation in 5 easy steps You’ve probably seen one of these really cool flash animated presentations on YouTube and thought to yourself: Wow I want one of those animations….but you soon found out that it’s too expensive to have one made, and doing one yourself is just impossible because there is no tool out there that lets you do it….right? Well, you’re wrong! Now you can Do-It-Yourself! Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz! Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this resource! ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagging the locations of the labels. Tagging works by drawing on the image to define what the quiz should test people on, and then labeling each of those tags.
Announcing: Connect To The Revolution, an Ebook by Glogster EDU Well, it’s been a voyage of discovery. Glogster EDU has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years, and it has been a joy to be here, and to learn from every EDUcator and student using Glogster EDU for creative, innovative teaching and learning. At Glogster EDU, we believe that education truly lasts a lifetime, and that it never ends. That’s why we keep learning and growing every day. Sites to Create Cartoon Characters of Yourself If you are not comfortable using real photos to represent yourself in any online profiles and avatars, why not create a cartoon characters of yourself? It’ll definitely be fun and unique to others when you are representing yourself in a cartoonized way in your online profiles. Thanks to many free web services, you don’t have to pay an artist for your cartoon illustrations.
25 Online Games for English Language Learners GameZone: Dozens of simple, straightforward games about grammar, spelling, and vocabulary reach out to English language learners at all levels. Keep in mind, however, that this site is based in the U.K. and follows a different set of linguistic rules than American English.Vocabulary.co.il:This series of vocabulary and games runs the gamut from elementary to high school levels of proficiency. Each is recommended for both native speakers as well as students learning English as a second or third (or more) language.Power Words:PBS’ WordGirl and her simian sidekick Captain Huggy Face do battle against Fair City’s most sinister citizens, but it’s up to players to determine the course of the action.
Dixit – a nice game for the end of a course I haven’t updated my blog for a while, but I was quite busy passing my driving licence test, enjoying May minibreak (we had a week off!) and now making tests, correcting tests, writing certificates… oh, the joyous time for the teachers! So, in order to make our life easier I want to share a really nice board game called Dixit. I used to play it with friends, but I decided to try it with my intermediate+ students who apparently fell in love with the game. It’s very easy to play and is perfect as an activity at the end of the course when the students know each other and are used to their specific ways of thinking.