Three Free iPad Apps for Fun Vocabulary Practice Yesterday, I received an email from an elementary school teacher who was looking for some new-to-her vocabulary practice apps to put on her classroom set of iPads. The following were my suggestions. Winning Words is a series of free iPad apps that feature matching / "memory" style vocabulary games. There are six apps in the series.
Using Modern SEO to Build Brand Authority It's obvious that the technology behind search engines' ability to determine and understand web entities is gradually leaning towards how real people will normally perceive things from a traditional marketing perspective. The emphasis on E-A-T (expertise, authoritativeness, trustworthiness) from Google's recently updated Quality Rating Guide shows that search engines are shifting towards brand-related metrics to identify sites/pages that deserve to be more visible in search results. Online branding, or authority building, is quite similar to the traditional SEO practices that many of us have already been accustomed with. Building a stronger brand presence online and improving a site's search visibility both require two major processes: the things you implement on the site and the things you do outside of the site.
Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 If you are teaching with one, a few, or a class set of iPads, finding the right apps and project ideas for your students can be a challenging task. We’ve organized some of the best resources from Edutopia and beyond to help you figure out what tools are best for your early elementary school students. Explore different ways to integrate technology into your instruction! Favorite Apps Saving Time and Sanity with Web 2.0 Tools - TechNotes Blog - TCEA Ask any administrator what he/she needs more of and the first answer will always be “time.” When the technology is invented that will allow us to cram 28 or 30 hours into every 24-hour day, then we can all rejoice and relax. But until then, here are some apps and websites designed to help us be more productive and efficient (and maybe keep us sane). They’ll run on any device with Internet access and are all free. Web 2.0 Tools for Administrators Boomerang for Gmail – This Chrome extension allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date.
Newsela's iPad App Offers News Stories Sorted by Reading Level Newsela is a service that helps teachers find current events articles that are appropriate for their students' age and reading abilities. This week Newsela launched a free iPad app and iPhone app. The Newsela iPad app and iPhone app delivers current news articles to students. The stories are matched to students' reading abilities. At the end of each article students can take quizzes to check their understanding of what they read. Should students find that the articles are too easy for them, they can quickly select a more challenging reading level.
YouTube in the Classroom: Practice What You Teach If there’s one question I get asked a lot from educators, it’s how to download YouTube videos. There are lots of reasons why you might want to do this, but truthfully, there aren’t any good reasons why you should. I realize that this may not be a very popular post with some people, but I feel like it should still be written. In essence it comes down to this. Can you download videos from YouTube? Classtools Countdown Timer EITHER Choose one of these set tunes... NO TUNE | Countdown (30 secs) | Mission Impossible (3mins 30secs) | The Apprentice (1mins 35secs) ...OR search YouTube / provide a YouTube URL here! Classtools.net countdown timer Edit the time! Edit the title! AirPlay Receiver on Windows and OSX Download for Windows Version: 1.2.15 File Size: 600 KB System Requirements: Win10, Win8/8.1, Win7, Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 Other Platform: j If you need LonelyScreen AirPlay Server for MAC OS X, Please click here Download for MAC
Storylistening versus Storytelling? This week’s chat2lrn is a post from crew member Fiona Quigley, who works for Logicearth Learning Services based in Ireland. I just love stories; it was an integral part of my Irish upbringing – two Scottish grannies and family of singers tends to make it that way! And over the last few years, I’ve had a bit of a hobby collecting stories. I’m not a great storyteller myself, but I do love to listen to others’ stories and to collect them. Over the last few years, I’ve collected more than 1500 women’s career stories.
Springpad Get inspired. Get organized. Get more done. Get Started 10 Excellent Apps for 1:1 iPad Classroom November 21, 2015 The massive embrace of technology in education has radically transformed teaching pedagogy giving birth to some new instructional approaches that were, to the very recent past, unheard of. It has also helped in creating teaching environments where personalized and student-centerer learning is encouraged. One such environment is what is known as the 1:1 iPad classroom.