8 Excellent Concept Mapping Tools for Visual Learners October 14, 2014 Today I have a short chat with some of my colleagues over the notion of concept mapping versus traditional outlining after which I decided to compile this list and share it with you here. Brainstorming ideas be it through concept maps or outlines is a scaffolding process that helps you flesh out relevant thoughts to include in your writing piece. On a personal level, I prefer to use outlines when I am engaged in an extensive writing project such as thesis writing or a literature review. Conversely, I feel more inclined to use concept maps with medium to short writing projects like writing a formal/informal essay, a long blog post, an article ...etc.
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Only 1 iPad in the Classroom? [for additional ELA/Reading specific apps and ideas see Reading on the iPad] Is only one iPad in a classroom worth it? This question keeps reappearing on the EC Ning and in other blog spaces. The answer is easy: YES, especially if the teacher has access to a Mac desktop or (preferably) laptop and a wifi network in the classroom. iPad Tips: Getting Started with the iPad Have you just got a shiny new iPad as a holiday gift, or maybe just bought one for yourself? Here’s an easy Getting Started Guide that will help you get the most out of your new favorite tablet: The iPad has been a huge hit ever since it first hit the market back in 2010. It’s an amazing and powerful device, and a joy to use – whether for work or play. I’m hoping this short guide will give you a good jump-start on getting the most out of your iPad.
A Good Tool to Create Tutorials and Sketches on Chromebook October 17, 2014 I just learned through a tweet from Jen Deyenberg that the popular Clarisketch is now available in the Chrome store. Chromebook users will now be able to create beautiful illustrations and tutorials to share with others. Clarisketch is pretty simple to use. Acapela Box : create your text to speech messages 1. Your Acceptance of Terms Welcome to the Acapela-Box Website. The following Terms of Service (“TOS”) are between you and Acapela Group and constitute a legal agreement that governs your use of the Acapela-Box Website (referred to as the “Service”). You must agree to these TOS before you can use the Service by clicking the ‘Yes I agree button’ on the Sign Up page. If you do not agree to any of the following terms, please do not try to use the Service.
TypeDrawing - Hansol Huh TypeDrawing originally started with online project in Jan 2005. Since then, a number of users have made fun and arty drawings using this program. Also, TypeDrawing has been featured on various famous websites like theFWA, and won several awards such as from FlashForward. In 2009, TypeDrawing iPhone version was released, and after one year, iPad version was released. Both iPhone and iPad version are way better than online version. 15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom Hooray! You have a brand new, shiny iPad to use in your classroom this year. Boo—there's only one iPad and 35 eager kids ready to use it. No need to worry—there are lots of amazing things you can do with a single iPad in your classroom, and it doesn't have to be a classroom management nightmare either.
Teaching Large Classes with an iPad » To this day I remain a big fan of the overhead projector. I truly believe it was more effective a tool for teaching than the projected Powerpoint slides will ever be. I stood facing the students, watching their expressions, which I could see since the lights were sufficiently bright. I could draw on the screen and change directions as questions arose. 10 Great iPad Apps for Creating Concept Maps October 17, 2014, After the list of the web based tools for concept mapping, we went ahead and compiled another list for iPad users. We have included the best apps out there for brainstorming and concept mapping which you can use on the go . We hope you like this selection and if you have other good suggestions to add to this list, please share with us in the comment form below.
tttteaching The Great Whiteboard Relay Below is a mixed bag of ideas that have made my classroom buzz. Feel free to try, steal, change or chuck anything you like. Some are based around student engagement and some around cooperative classrooms. Johnny Chung Lee - Projects - Wii As of June 2008, Nintendo has sold nearly 30 million Wii game consoles. This significantly exceeds the number of Tablet PCs in use today according to even the most generous estimates of Tablet PC sales. This makes the Wii Remote one of the most common computer input devices in the world. It also happens to be one of the most sophisticated. It contains a 1024x768 infrared camera with built-in hardware blob tracking of up to 4 points at 100Hz. This significantly out performs any PC "webcam" available today.