Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers I’m just making this a very “quick and dirty” list — at least for now — because, for the life of me, I can’t figure out how or why all the online mindmapping and flow-chart tools that are out there have any educational application. It seems to me that there really isn’t much of a value-added benefit to doing any of this online as opposed to doing it on pen and paper — except, perhaps, it will look a lot nicer (and save paper). I do have my students use a lot graphic organizers in the classroom, and am including some resources for them in this list, too. Google+ Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She has been recognized by her peers and various notable entities, such as the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, Microsoft’s Heroes for Education, the Bammy Awards, Converge Magazine, the Washington Post, and NOWComm as a leader, innovator, and visionary in the movement of teacher driven professional development and connectivity. She is the co-founder of the award-winning #Edchat movement, the free Reform Symposium Global E-Conference, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators, Virtual Round Table language and technology conference, and various SMOOCS. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 20 countries and has consulted with organizations such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and the British Council in South East Asia.
8 Free Online, Collaborative Interactive White Boards One of the most popular posts on the site since way back when (2010 in fact) has been “6 Free Online Interactive White Boards”, which I later updated in 2012. Well, that's 5 years ago now, which is a lifetime in tech terms, and this listing is ripe for a fresh update. Thankfully, the job was made a bit easier by the comments that users have left over the years sharing tools that they like. So, here are the remaining tools from the 2012 post that are still functional today, plus 3 additional tools recommended by our readers. Twiddla ( Inviting others to collaborate on Twiddla was quick and easy – just hit the green GO button to start a session and use the Invite option (towards the upper right hand corner of the screen). This app provides a great set of tools.
Graphic Organizers Maker Graphic Organizer Library - Over 1,150 Printables - Organizers For Everything! View All Organizers Ultimate Graphic Organizer Maker The K12 learning management system Step 1: Getting to Know You To set you on the right path we need to make sure you've got the right tools. First, choose the following option that best describes your role. Step 2: Log in to Your School If you are trying to log in to Haiku Learning to access your homework assignments or class materials, then you just need to sign in to your school's Haiku Learning account. If you do not know your username or password, ask your teacher for help.
Thinking Maps.org The Thinking Maps® model program consists of eight maps that correspond with fundamental thinking processes. The Circle Map is used for defining in context; the Bubble Map, describing with adjectives; the Flow Map, sequencing and ordering; the Brace Map, identifying part/whole relationships; the Tree Map, classifying/grouping; the Double Bubble Map, comparing and contrasting; the Multi-Flow Map, analyzing causes and effects; and the Bridge Map, seeing analogies. These maps are a "common visual language" for students in all subject areas (Grades K-12).
My Class Facebook: Screen shots Here are some screen shots showing how I used FB in the class this year. I posted a lot of pictures and videos but most of the examples below are other content for security reasons. We raised a caterpillar/butterfly and documented his growth and changes on FB. When the kids presented their animal project I videoed each of them and then posted the complete video on FB. Parents were able to see their child’s presentation this way.
Printable Graphic Organizers for Teachers, Grades K-12 Highlights Halloween Happy Halloween! Students love this fall holiday; take advantage of it! Why Schools shouldn't use Google forms for anything private (Lesson learned) Last week was a mess largely because the form we set up for teachers to share their information with us for the Eracism project was pulled down by Google with no warning. All of the data we collected to set up the voicethreads you now see at was lost with no hope of return. I contacted Google (is there such a thing) and found that the only way to get my file back was to publicly post on a a thread on the Google product forum. Talk about a security lapse!
iditia free iditia free version Iditia is a mind mapping tool that turns your iPhone or iPod tuouch ——————————————————-You can download Desktop (Mac OS X, Windows) versions for free here. iditia-desktop——————————————————- Quoting wikipedia : How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple By Dolores Gende Apple’s iBooks2 and authoring app has created big waves in education circles. But smart educators don’t necessarily need Apple’s slick devices and software to create their own books. How educators think of content curation in the classroom is enough to change their reliance on print textbooks. As the open education movement continues to grow and become an even more rich trove of resources, teachers can use the content to make their own interactive textbooks.
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