100 ways to use Google docs 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by onlineuniversities.com Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection. The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports.
6 reasons to use Pearltrees Pearltrees is the first and largest social curation community on the Internet. It’s a place to organize, discover and share all the cool content you find online. However, beyond this basic definition, a question remains: why would I want to use Pearltrees? Well, what I want to share with you are six major use cases (or reasons) we’ve identified as being most popular across our entire community of web curators. Pearltrees Pearltrees refers to itself as "a place for your interests". Functionally the product is a visual and collaborative curation tool that allows users to organize, explore and share any URL they find online as well as to upload personal photos, files and notes. The product features a unique visual interface that allows users to drag and organize collected URLs, and other digital objects. that themselves can be further organized into collections and sub-collections, (URLs). Users of the product can also engage in social/collaborative curation using a feature called Pearltrees Teams. Pearltrees was founded by Patrice Lamothe, CEO, Alain Cohen, CTO, Nicolas Cynober, Technical Director, Samuel Tissier, Ergonomy/UI and Francois Rocaboy, CMO. History Development of Pearltrees began in 2007. In July 2012 Pearltrees launched their iPhone app.
iSpraak: Automated Online Pronunciation Feedback - The FLTMAG Dr. Dan Nickolai, Saint Louis University, iSpraak Developer and Director of the Language Resource Center iSpraak is a new web application developed at Saint Louis University that allows language teachers to create pronunciation Picture 1- Student using iSpraak.
Techmamas – Curating the Best of Tech and Social Media for Families Many people search the web, read content every day and share that content. While advances in search technology has made finding information easier and easier, saving and organizing information in a way that captures a story or conversation can still be very challenging. I just posted on Techmamas.com about my first experience with Pearltrees.com; I was on a Traveling Geeks trip to LeWeb and Pearltrees was one of the French companies we met. Being a visual person, the Pearltrees online application offered me the tools to capture and organize online information in a visual format that also reflected the storyline behind the issue being discussed. I decided that my next step was to use it and see what happens.
7 Useful ESL Websites Every Professional ESL Teacher Should Have Bookmarked - YourEnglishSource We have put together a great team to help teachers and students with all things ESL.2015 is going to be a productive year for Haps Education Corner & YourEnglishSource.com as we roll out our new section dedicated to our readers who are studying or teaching English. For Teachers: We have 100’s of lesson plans, teaching tips, e-books and a podcast coming.For Students: Video lessons, online activities and an educational take on great Hapsarticles. Be sure to join the Haps Facebook Page and YourEnglishSource Facebook Page to make use of all the free content we are generating this year and to tell us what you want to see! Another community-contributing powerhouseAnother mind-blowing compilation of print & teach lesson plans. Look in their “More” menu for some unique things like a word search maker, flash card builder and other ESL website reviews. They advertise their own premium content a lot but still there is so much for free, Who cares?
Product Strategy Means Saying No If you’re building a product, you have to be great at saying No. Not ‘maybe’ or ‘later’. The only word is No. Using Pearltrees to Differentiate Instruction How can I use Pearltrees to differentiate content in the classroom? Pearltrees offers a great way to organize, share, and acquire resources in a very user-friendly format. In my classroom I would use Pearltrees to differentiate instruction by making a pearl tree into an assignment with the assignment being connected to a variety of resources and web 2.0 tools for students to use to complete the assignment. Giving students choices when doing assignments allows students to learn and create giving students creative freedom. So if the assignment was to learn about a certain concept and make a model or visual representation of that concept, students could be given resources and tools as pearls that the students could pick from to complete the assignment. I need to develop this further as I am not exactly sure how to manage this with students.
blog Yesterday, Yahoo announced their intention to shut down Delicious. It is a sad piece of news. Delicious has been a great source of inspiration to us and a major contribution to the possibility of a humanly organized web. This announcement is not the end of the idea, though. It is a signal that it is time to move to a new generation of human organization: curation communities. We believe curation communities are the next generation for two reasons: Grammar poems Present poem The present simple is simply I go,It’s a very useful thing to know,But the continuous is I am going,Which is really worth knowing. I go, sometimes, often, always,But I am going now, today, these days.Although they are both present in name,These two tenses are really not the same. A Two-part poem contrasting Active and Passive.