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Free Stuff - Advertisement How can you make your ICT lessons even more interesting? Please visit our ebook section to find the book that tells you! Written by Terry Freedman, this inexpensive book summarises the main reasons that ICT lessons are all too often described as “dull” by pupils. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Here Is A New Simple Tool to Create Educational Rubrics October 3, 2015 Quick Rubric is a new tool from the folks in Photos for Class. This is a new web based application that allows you to easily set up criterion-referenced rubrics to score your students performances and assignments. You can use Quick Rubric to create rubrics to help you assess things such as oral presentations, writing projects, reading comprehension, storytelling and many more. Rubrics are also proved to be of great help when grading students works especially essay and long narrative writing. The way Quick Rubric works is simple and easy. Click on the ‘Create a Rubric’ button and start customizing the rubric form as you want.

5 Ways to Get Going with the New Expeditions App Jim Sill Director of Global Development EdTechTeam 1. Get the app for Android: bit.ly/downloadexpeditions Start playing right away; press and hold an image to highlight a region. Starter Sheets The Starter Sheets are resources for the classroom teacher. The intention of each sheet is to introduce a tool, technology or activity that could be easily adapted for use in the classroom. Each sheet is created to a template design and should have the following features:must be two pagesmust have pictures that illustrate process and outcomesprocess must be straight forwardmust be simple to read and understandmust have clear benefits for the teacher in the classroom, the exemplar should be easy to adapt to a variety of classroom settingsmust have an alternative - web based or applicationmust be linked to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and Sensory learning styles using VARK Title: Formative assessment using Crocodoc Link:

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 4 Great Google Docs Add-ons to Help Students with Their Writing October 13, 2015 Today we spent sometime going through Google Docs add-ons store and selected for you the titles below. These are particularly ideal for helping students with their writing from spell checking to providing feedback on writing assignments. Also, some of these tools are freemium and offer pro versions with more advanced features. 1- Texthelp Study Skills

Newsela Certified Educator – Newsela Newsela Certified Educator is a training program designed to recognize leaders in the Newsela community. The online lessons will review the basics of Newsela features, tips, and classroom applications. You will follow short courses and complete an assessment with application exercises. We anticipate that the entire course, including exam, will take 3-5 hours. Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go. Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content. Imagine your students learning by creating, playing, translating, editing, curating, researching, and brainstorming digitally on cell phones, mobile devices, laptops, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, and consoles.

iPad Literacy Apps by Shelly Fryer (June 2016) This is a recording of a presentation by Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) at the 2016 iPadPalooza Conference in Austin, Texas. The title of the session was, “iPad Literacy Apps.” The description was: Survival Tips for Teaching with Technology “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” ~ Bill Gates I have been integrating technology with students since 1997. I remember some of the first technologies I used with students were a TV/VCR, cassette recorders, cameras, polaroids, large video cameras, large desktop computers, microscopes, telescopes, the Internet, a transparency projector, and a video projector. 4 Useful Tools for Creating Non-traditional Quizzes July 29, 2015 Here are four great web tools for creating online quizzes to share with your students. We have already reviewed these tools in separate posts in the past and some of you might already be familiar with them. However, for those of you who haven't seen them before, these are web-based platforms for creating a wide variety of interactive quizzes. For more choices on quiz making tools, check out this page.

Shake Up Learning ISTE 2016 – bit.ly/istesul Presentations and Resources © Shake Up Learning 2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on ShakeUpLearning.com. Shake Up Learning with Google Apps (Pre-conference: Saturday, June 25, 10:45-12:00, Ballroom D)

Goal 23 – 10 ways I Utilize a Computer with No Internet Connection in the Classroom Goal 23 of the 30 Goals Challenge is to integrate Technology Effectively. Here’ s what I do with our classroom computer, which has no Internet connection (we got this up-to-date computer less than a year ago): 1) Showcase students’ slideshows. Every year we would reserve the computer room and see the slideshows pupils made for their literature project. Wonderful Free Templates to Create Newspapers for your Class Earlier this year we wrote about web tools teachers can use to for their classrooms. This post turned We have selected for you today a host of awesome templates for your Power Point presentations. These are basically newspaper templates provided by Newspaper.net for free. If you want to create a newspaper for your class, you can do it through one of these templates. The procedure is very easy.

Live Broadcasts from ISTE 2016 🌏 Global Collaboration Sunday, June 26 7pm-8:45pm MDTCo-hosts Jen Williams & Rosy EscandonNotes Document • Replay Part 1 • Replay Part 2 🎒 Digital Age Teaching and LearningMonday, June 27, 8am-10am MDTCo-host Rosy EscandonNotes Document • Broadcast Link ⚖ Collaboration and Digital CitizenshipMonday, June 27 11am-1pm MDTCo-host Sara CrawfordNotes Document • Broadcast Link 🤖 Robotics, Programming and MakerMonday, June 27, 2pm-4pm MDTCo-host Bryan MillerNotes Document • Broadcast Link

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