5 Things You Might Not Know About Adobe SparkHave you used Adobe Spark with your students? If you’re passionate about creativity in the classroom, you’ve probably heard of the Spark tools. They make movie-making, website creation, and graphic design possible for students. Regular readers of the blog know that I love the Spark tools and often feature them on my site. Ben Forta and I even wrote a book full of activity ideas for students.How to Use Padlet in the Classroom: A Fantastic Teaching ToolPadlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. Let’s learn the basics. At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools.
Using Scratch Jr to introduce coding to KS1? — Hyett EducationThe beauty of Scratch Jr is its simplicity. Children use a range of image-based blocks to instruct characters/objects (known on Scratch as sprites) to move and interact on screen. This image-based block approach means its accessible to EAL, SEN and non-readers; so all abilities can access and achieve computing curriculum objectives with Scratch Jr.
Our Top 20 Ed Tech Blogs of 20202020 is about to come to an end – and I think everyone can be a little thankful for that! This year has been hard. And for the most part, I think we all can agree we would like the year to be scrubbed from our memory. With that said, we’ve been busy at TCEA headquarters trying to give you the tools and resources to survive teaching in a pandemic. Our team created 20+ new, online certification courses, held two virtual conferences, and wrote over 250 blog posts this year. Here’s the countdown of the top 20 posts that mattered most to you.
Tammy’s Technology TipsTammy's Technology Tips for Teachers Helping teachers make better classrooms, one mouse-click at a time. Tammy’s Technology Tips Click a link below to view Tammy’s Technology Tips:Video CreationThis page is designed to introduce and show you how to use various free video creation resources. The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with an audience. For teachers who have never facilitated video creation projects in their classrooms, choosing the right style of video and the right tools can be a bit confusing at first.Digital Citizenship Lesson Ideas for StudentsDo you teach digital citizenship in your classroom? Digital citizenship doesn’t necessarily have to be a part of a set curriculum. Instead, you can integrate digital citizenship lesson ideas into student learning experiences in any subject area.
Back To School with BitmojiI swear to you, yet again, dear reader, that I am NOT a paid spokesperson for Bitmoji! In fact, they haven't even answered, commented, acknowledged, or even liked ANY of my Tweets or Instagrams or blog posts where I've mentioned them. I am just a total fangirl.