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Laborator virtual de Informatică şi TIC - Acasă - Bine aţi venit! Part 1… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Over 40 Resources… Are They in Your School? I hope you enjoyed the past post and welcome you to a series of posts dedicated to Creativity in digital classroom. I have some reflections, ideas, and some amazing resources to share. Please enjoy and share this post via email or a retweet. While you are at it, I would appreciate that you take a moment to subscribe to this Blog by RSS or email and follow me at (mjgormans). Also, feel free to contact me about any conference, in-service plans, or PD you might wish to include me in. I believe that creativity is necessary in today’s classroom. Free software that is stored locally on your classroom computers or network - Current PostWeb 2.0 applications accessible using the internet… with just about any device - be sure to subscribe! 15 Free Software Programs Stored on a Classroom Device to Promote Creativity… Are They In Your Classroom? Free software includes those programs or Apps that are downloaded to the local computer or device. Scratch – I could write post upon post about Scratch.

ReadWriteThink ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Teacher Resources by Grade Home › Professional Development Grades K – 12 | Meeting & Event 2017 NCTE Annual Convention Teaching Our Students Today, Tomorrow, Forever: Recapturing Our Voices, Our Agency, Our Mission Grades K – 8 | Strategy Guide Tracking and Supporting Student Learning with Kidwatching In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to use kidwatching to track and support student learning. Grades 6 – 12 | Online Professional Development Using Formative Reading Assessment to Enhance Content Area Learning Go to Strategy Guides Grades 3 – 12 | Strategy Guide Using Glogster to Support Multimodal Literacy Glogster, a Web 2.0 tool, supports development of students’ multimodal literacy skills. Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide Speak to Me: Teaching with Voki

Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally, Andrew Churches 4/1/2008 By: Andrew Churches from Educators' eZine Introduction and Background: Bloom's Taxonomy In the 1950's Benjamin Bloom developed his taxonomy of cognitive objectives, Bloom's Taxonomy. This categorized and ordered thinking skills and objectives. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy In the 1990's, a former student of Bloom, Lorin Anderson, revised Bloom's Taxonomy and published this- Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in 2001.Key to this is the use of verbs rather than nouns for each of the categories and a rearrangement of the sequence within the taxonomy. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Sub Categories Each of the categories or taxonomic elements has a number of key verbs associated with it Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) The elements cover many of the activities and objectives but they do not address the new objectives presented by the emergence and integration of Information and Communication Technologies into the classroom and the lives of our students. Remembering Applying

5 Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) for Educators Digital Tools Flickr: Editor B Professional development and networking are vital in any field, and that’s especially true for educators. Whether it’s coming up with fresh ideas for lesson plans and classroom activities, seeking mentorship and support from veteran educators, or cultivating resources for technology integration or for meeting state standards, teachers need one another’s expertise. That’s why working with other educators in personal learning networks (PLNs) has become as important in an educator’s day as the time he or she spends teaching in class. Below is a short list of PLNs that already exist, followed by some resources to help teachers build their own The Educator’s PLN is a Ning site (or online platform for creating your own social network) that facilitates connections between educators. Resources for Building or Finding Your Own Educators, which learning networks do you belong to? Related

8 Awesome New Web Tools Teachers should not Miss Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is back to you here with another list of some excellent web tools to try this week. We have handpicked these tools from several blogs and websites over the last 10 days and we hope that you will find this collection useful to your teaching. As we always say in this section of web tools in review, our aim behind such lists is to provide busy teachers and educators with a platform from which they can discover and keep updated with the recent releases in the world of educational technology. Check out these tools. 1- Gnowledge Gnowledge is a free to use education platform where everyone can create, publish, share and take test, exercises and assignments. 2- Moonberri Mooberri is a cool website that allows users to share file with close family and friends via URL links. 3- Real Time Board This web tool allows users to create simple sketches and complex infographics using text, shapes, and mark-up tools. 4- Sendhub 5- KidRex 6- United Class 7- Planboard

A List of Great Checklists Every Teacher should Have Checklists are tools that we the teachers and educators use probably on everyday basis.Obviously, they have several advantages as shown below and I personally love them. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been publishing some great checklists over the last couple of years. We have decided to go through all of them and come up with the list below. Some of the checklists are new and have been included here for the first time. Some advantages of Checklists ? As we said before, checklists have several pluses and here are some of them : Checklists provide you with a roadmap of the trajectory your work, plans..etc will takeThey organize what should be accomplished so that nothing is left behindThey give a sense of priority to the things that need to be done firstThey also help you attain your objectives and plan for next ones Here are some important checklists you need to have . 1- Teaching with Technology A Basic Checklist Download it HERE

Resources - Getting Smart Advocacy Partner Vermont MIDI Project Free Elearning Series : CompTia Security+ 2011 (SY0-301) In September 2012, Skillsoft acquired MindLeaders, bringing together two leaders in learning-offering you comprehensive, targeted learning assets that cover key business issues such as leadership development, IT certification support and talent management. This integration also means organizations in the U.S. can turn to Skillsoft for a wide range of compliance needs including legal, food services and ES&H. Organizations in the U.K. can leverage Skillsoft resources to address their hospitality and adult social care compliance needs. This is an exciting time to be in the learning industry. In addition, the combined company offers unparalleled service-our customers benefit from our decades of experience in the learning space. Learn more Explore some of the resources on our website to learn how we can work together. To access our continued Compliance courses click here.

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