Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them Like a Boss Tips and Resources for Using Free Video Conferencing Tools in Your Classroom Video conferencing and chat tools can be a wonderful instructional resource, as most educators know. You can bring the outside world and guests into your classroom, enable a sick or disabled student to present from home and interact with the class, get to know online students better and have more constructive conversations than voice alone permits. The possibilities are endless! As I am putting the final touches on the 2015 update to The Free Education Technology Resources eBook (which will be made available this week!), and I’ve added a chapter focused on free video conferencing and chat tools.
The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. It’s designed to make it abundantly clear which skills you should have, who should consider themselves ‘digitally competent’ and more. We know the audience of Daily Genius is a lot more than just teachers – so we hope you find some value in this graphic even if you’re not a teacher. Twitter Search, Monitoring, & Analytics With iOS 9, Search lets you look for content from the web, your contacts, apps, nearby places, and more. Powered by Siri, Search offers suggestions and updates results as you type. There are two ways to use Search on your iOS device.
Nine Do's and Don'ts for Cultivating Student Autonomy Published Online: March 19, 2014 By Sandy Merz I'm on a quest to find how students learn best and what they need to know most—and every day I'm moving toward the conclusion that the sweet spot is student autonomy. Through reading, professional development, and classroom practice, I'm learning how to implement "Build Your Own Unit" projects. These projects are special because students are (mostly) in control of their own learning—they plan and create units that they themselves execute.
FastTrack Office 365 Education includes Microsoft Classroom, a homepage where teachers can manage all of their classes and assignments online. Teachers can manage multiple class sections (like Biology A and Biology B), create or manage assignments and grading, collaborate with other teachers in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and provide feedback to students with built-in Class Notebooks. In Classroom, students can collaborate with their teachers, their classmates, and access all the materials to be successful in the class even when they are absent. With Sway integrated, teachers can create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project recaps, newsletters, and more—right from a phone, tablet, or browser— and even embed a quiz with the new Microsoft Forms. Students can access all their assignments on their mobile devices (Classroom app).
Bringing it back to the classroom Image by Carla Arena for eltpics One of the first ELT blog posts I ever wrote was for an incredibly tall, almost Scottish-looking (blood runs thicker…) chap from Brasilia. We’d ‘met’ online, as he is an integral part of the vibrant, dynamic and incredibly friendly Brazilian EFL ‘set’ (more posts to come soon from other BRAZ-TESOL stars ;) ) and he’d subsequently invited me to write about Sugata Mitra, Neil Postman and Scott Thornbury (a mighty trio, if ever there was one) – but I’d never been able to return the honour until now (I may need to make it two blog posts by this gent, though, considering how patient he was with my wandering words).
6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom 6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom by Dr. Monica R. Martinez In the U.S., millions of middle and high school students attend schools that don’t match the reality of their lives. By their teenage years, young people should be solving complex problems, thinking critically about tough concepts, and communicating their ideas effectively.
A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services. Can't find what you're looking for? Help make justdelete.me better. easy Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand If you have ever lived with another person and come home to find them in a bad mood, how long did it take you to figure it out? Hours? Minutes? Seconds? Most people say "seconds," and some can tell before they even enter the same room. That's how children feel when they enter your classroom. Mount Orange School: Log in to the site To explore this site, log in with the role of: Student - with the username student and password moodle Teacher - with the username teacher and password moodle
friendly mp3 audio recorder for microphone, line in and internet radio streams Stepvoice Recorder is real-time recording software with MP3 file format support. It allows recording from any sound source, such as microphone, line in or any sounds currently playing on your PC (internet radio, movie sounds, etc.). Real-time mp3 encoding saves hard disk space and time, because you don't need to encode recorded sounds later. Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students.
Framapad Lite Connected. This pad seems to be opened in more than one browser window on this computer. Reconnect to use this window instead. Your permissions have changed while viewing this page. Fostering Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom As educators, we do everything we can to create a nurturing classroom environment for our students — but sometimes, they face obstacles we just don’t know about. That’s why we’ve created the following lesson plan, designed to help you establish and maintain positive connections within your class. Last spring, Channel One News reported about the “I Wish My Teacher Knew” activity as the story broke. Let this video help your class understand what this exercise has done for other students. Invite your students to: Watch: Wish My Teacher Knew That