Snap! Build Your Own Blocks Welcome to the next level of Snap! Snap! is now a community website where you can share and publish projects so others can find and remix them, and where you can ask questions and discuss the beauty and joy of computing. We invite you to check out the new site. Did you know that you can embed Snap! projects in other web pages?
How to support students during school closures - teachwithict.com School closed!:Guidance for teachers in the event that your school is forced to close! License: CC0 Public DomainCirce Denyer has released this “Closed Sign” image under Public Domain license. It means that you can use and modify it for your personal and commercial projects. Reading Time: 5 minutes Jamf School launches with new apps for parents and teachers Jamf is announcing a brand new product today along with some additional enhancements for Jamf Pro. Jamf School is a brand new platform aimed to K-12 schools who don’t need all of the functionality of Jamf Pro, but still want the ability to use a mobile device management system. Built on the foundation of their ZuluDesk acquisition earlier this year, Jamf is doubling down on providing products and service for every type of customer.
Three and a half degrees of separation How connected is the world? Playwrights , poets , and scientists  have proposed that everyone on the planet is connected to everyone else by six other people. In honor of Friends Day, we’ve crunched the Facebook friend graph and determined that the number is 3.57. Bee-Bot Emulator Bee-Bot Emulator Select your mat: Click here for more information about the mat! Like the Bee-Bot emulator? Using actual Bee-Bot or Bluetooth-enabled Blue-Bot robots can be even more fun! Terrapin offers Bee-Bots, Blue-Bots, learning mats, and accessories, individually or in discounted bundles.
YopMail - Alternate E-mail Address As you know YOPmail inboxes are public and password free. Hence it is suggested that you choose unique or difficult inbox names. However, some users choose simple names for the sake of convenience. YOPmail is aware of this and is concerned with such user’s safety. Thus, each YOPmail inbox has an unique alias as an added security feature. The 4 Ps of delivering a webinar presentation With much of learning and teacher development moving online, webinars are becoming a welcome alternative to the costs and risks of travelling to conferences. Delivering an online presentation though can be a very different skill from presenting at a conference with a physical audience present. Here are a few tips and suggestions that I’ve gathered over the last 10+ years of delivering online training. 1.
Mr Bit Lots of people are talking about the BBC micro:bit and what you can do with it: It's a pocket-size microcomputerYou can program it to show images and messagesIt can be connected to external devices and control themYou can design and play games with itIt can make measurements and do calculations Insight Mr Bit can help you learn to do all these things.
121 Tools for Distance Learning & Strategies for Student Engagement With the rapid growth of preventative responses towards the COVID-19 outbreak, it seems distance learning is trend here to stay at least for the next 6-12 months. Being prepared to take your classrooms fully online can be stressful, and finding the right curriculum resources challenging when it may be your first foray into the EdTech space. In this article, you’ll get a comprehensive list of helpful learning tools, learn common benefits and drawbacks of remote learning, and learn a few strategies for keeping students engaged while remote to help you through this challenging time. If we missed any helpful resources along the way, please let us know and we’d be happy to add it to our list.
Balabolka Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as an audio file. The program can read the clipboard content, extract text from documents, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys. Balabolka supports text file formats: AZW, AZW3, CHM, DjVu, DOC, DOCX, EML, EPUB, FB2, FB3, HTML, LIT, MD, MOBI, ODP, ODS, ODT, PDB, PRC, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TCR, WPD, XLS, XLSX. Download Balabolka How to Create Annotated Screen Capture Images This morning I got an email from a reader who was looking for a screen capture tool that included tools for drawing straight lines, arrows, boxes, and generally making screen captures look a little more professional. One of the tools that I recommended was Nimbus Screenshot. Nimbus Screenshot is available to use as an extension in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
Tips and Tools for Teaching Remotely Over the last week I've received a bunch of emails and Tweets from people looking for my suggestions on tools and tactics for teaching online if schools are closed due to COVID-19. I'm going to start this post with some tips for giving online instruction then get into some recommended tools. Tips for Giving Live Online Instruction