Tools for Creating Timelines in the Elementary Classroom Tools for Creating Timelines in the Elementary Classroom Last week I had a 2nd grade teacher ask me for a recommendation for a digital timeline maker. I couldn't believe I didn't have a blog post I could send her with some of my favorite tools! Here are a few I like to use in the elementary classroom because they are FREE and no login is required. 30 Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers Several years ago when I started making webinars, my first one was on creating Graphic Organizers with Google Drawings. This was before I had started the this blog, so I never really shared all of that information in an official blog post. Until now... Graphic organizers are a great tool to share information, explain a concept, or illustrate a relationship using elements including images, shapes, text, colors, and connecting lines. They can be used in education with any age group or subject area.
How to Make a Graphic-Text Mash-up to Promote Blog Content on Facebook I’m in a few Google+ groups focused on SEO, social media, and content marketing. The question of what stock photo service to use and where to get free images has come up a couple times. It got me thinking about the process I use to find, modify, and use images in my day-to-day. As a community manager and a blogger, I have 2 main needs for images: Including them in BCI blog posts to break up text and add visual interestPosting images to social media to share blog and other BCI content
HyperDocs 101: Transforming Your Google Docs What is a HyperDoc? HyperDocs have been all the rage over the last year. Educators have discovered that there are more ways to use Google Docs than just using the fabulous collaborative tools such as the Comments and Suggestions tools. HyperDocs help teachers transform their learning into blended learning environments. The 7Cs of Learning Design Toolkit This section contains an integrated set of resources for technology-enhanced learning design across discplines. The resources have all been tried and tested by participants on the University of Leicester's Carpe Diem workshops and the Open University's OULDI (OU Learning Design Initiative) project, and are organised under the headings of seven Cs: conceptualise, capture, create, communicate, collaborate, consider and consolidate. How to use the 7Cs toolkit for designing technology-enhanced learning
Templates Template Palooza! Here you will find templates either for student or teacher use. Please drop me a message if you have any questions. Also, please share out on Twitter photos or examples of any of these being used by your classes. Top 5 Google Docs Lesson Plans for Middle School Google Docs is one of the most popular applications in middle school computer courses. With it, students can do everything they can in Microsoft Word and then some. Whether it’s collaboration, modification, or cross-platform compatibility, Google Docs is a powerful tool that today’s students need to know how to use. So that leaves one big question. How do you teach it?
Create Interactive Learning with a Choice Board Ready to create interactive learning opportunities for students? Take advantage of choice boards. In this blog entry, we’ll explore a few reasons why they are powerful and provide examples you can adapt. First, let’s answer a simple question. Getting Started – Edpuzzle Help Center Students of all ages can use Edpuzzle. In some cases, however, depending on your state or regional laws, you might be required to first obtain parental consent. Find all the information you need to know in the following article.