Top 148 Lists Top 148 Lists We’re keeping track of various top lists in the iTunes App Store. Most lists are also available as an RSS feed. Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015 Technology Evolves Quickly! When I started teaching in 2004, I used any/all available technology. I had an overhead projector and a CD player. Then I scored an InFocus machine and a laptop because no one else in the social studies department had use for it. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: Explosive Fun Timers: Sports Themed Timers:
Design and publish beautiful maps Search Search for a city, state, or lat/lon coordinates to jump to any place on the map. Draw or import data Downloading , Cutting or Editing Audio : Everything you need is here! Blog de Cristina is also on Facebook. Follow me! It is the beginning of the school year and there are some tools that I need to make sure are working properly. 5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos Over the last few days I've featured a couple of free tools for adding interactive elements to your videos. In the last year I've reviewed a few other services and methods for doing the same thing. This is a round-up of the ways that you can add interactive elements to your videos. The first four tools could be used by students to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. These tools could be used by teachers to enhance the short videos that they create for flipped lessons.
How in questions -ENGAMES The word “HOW” is one of the most productive words in English. It helps us create meaningful questions and sentences. The word “HOW” combines with many other words to create these questions. Jeffrey’s Lightroom Goodies (Plugins and Tools) Jeffrey Friedl's Blog Home • Photo MapTOC • Photostream 松中ジェフリーのブログ文書は英語ですが、写真は共通 Not a photo blog. Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions by Terry Heick Essential questions are, ask Grant Wiggins defines, “‘essential’ in the sense of signaling genuine, important and necessarily-ongoing inquiries.” These are grapple-worthy, substantive questions that not only require wrestling with, but are worth wrestling with–that could lead students to some critical insight in a 40/40/40-rule sense of the term. I collected the following set of questions through the course of creating units of study, most of them from the Greece Central School District in New York.
Fixing Problem With Windows 7 Shared Files and Mapped Drives Unavailable Over VPN One of our IT consulting customers using a Windows 7 laptop was experiencing a problem with access mapped drives while connected to their company using VPN. Doing some research I found that Windows 7 and Vista both have what’s called “slow link mode”. The behavior is that if the latency of the network connection exceeds 80 milliseconds (ms), the system will transition the files to “offline mode”. Learning Battle Cards: A New Tool For Instructional Designers One of the biggest challenges for Instructional Designers is to keep track of constant changes in Training and Development (T&D). You know how to handle workshops and seminars, but do you know how to match them with a back channel or community in practice? Do you know how to use big data to shape your Training and Development plans, or how to engage virtual agents in developing skills of people you are responsible for? Many of us educators know or remember only a few Training and Development methods; and even when learning about new methods, we are used to stick to those we are most familiar with. There are at least 2 barriers limiting the optimal usage of Training and Development methods by educators: Knowing the method.Understanding how to effectively use it.
Asking Questions The Key to Engaging Students in Learning Good questioning skills may be the world's most unsung talent. Ask the right questions in the right way, and you'll engage people; do it differently, and you'll put them off. Anyone who's ever worked with kids knows how hard it can be to elicit information or opinions from them when they've got a case of the "idunnos." Certainly, for an inquiry-based learning program there's no more important talent, and by understanding the art of the question, you'll not only get children more actively involved, you'll help them learn this important skill themselves. Who knows?