Journey in Technology: What KHAN be done with it! He asked for creative ideas of how to leverage the power of Khan Academy in our school. I believe that Khan Academy can be integrated in our school in two major ways: asynchronous and synchronous. Here are my ideas of what KHAN be done with it: Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans from the Federal Government FREE Features These features originally appeared on the FREE.ED.gov features blog. The features highlight resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics. January How to Create a Course Podcast with Dropbox This will be the first of a series of posts where I will share step-by-step tips for some customized online course development practices that I’ve recently attempted and found to be successful in my own online courses. Many of these tips will specifically deal with building a course in Blackboard, but the principles can certainly be applied to course design within other learning management systems. For years, I’ve been a big fan of podcasts and have found them to be a fantastic tools for professional development as well as for fostering “presence” in my blended and online courses. As an auditory learner myself, I prefer to learn through audio in conjunction with text and have for years looked for ways to incorporate audio into my teaching. While podcasts may not be for everyone, there is indeed no shortage of literature on podcast or evidence pointing to the educational benefits of podcasting. Podcasts, whether they be audio or video, are viewable either online or a mobile device.
Can Tweeting Help Your Teaching? So, what are you doing? If you’re one of the 3 million people on Twitter, you are likely inclined to tell whoever cares right now, in 140 characters or fewer (or, about the length of this paragraph). Twitter, on the small chance that you don’t know, is the free micro-blogging service that enables users to post short messages, or Tweets, that are delivered to friends, enemies, family, colleagues -- anyone who has subscribed. These are your followers. You may have one, several, or, if you’re Ashton Kutcher, 2 million.
Create a Crossword Puzzle On-line (makes a PDF file) Difficulty level selectedPlease review the various options and then click the button to make your crossword puzzle! Select the difficulty of your crossword puzzle.After you have selected the difficulty, you will be able to see all of the options! Change your current difficulty setting. If you change the difficulty setting, the options will change below to the level you select. Online TwistedWave is a browser-based audio editor. You only need a web browser to access it, and you can use it to record or edit any audio file. All the audio is stored and processed on the server, so you don't need to download anything, or save your work when you are done. Close your browser window and your work is saved. Open TwistedWave somewhere else, and all your audio files, with the complete undo history, are still available.
Get in early: sell your teaching materials to millions We have a great, early opportunity for teachers who are interested in selling their high-quality, original teaching materials on the new TES Resources. We are launching TES Resources in the US very soon, and teachers selling and sharing on TES Resources will be able to reach an audience of millions worldwide. We are particularly excited to hear from US teachers, but we are happy to hear from teachers from all over the world. As an early adopter, we’ll work with you through the process of organizing your materials, uploading and categorizing them, and helping you be successful as you make them available for sale. You’ll also be an invaluable part of the process we go through to make sure we build the best platform possible for teachers of all kinds.
4 Free Conference Calling Services This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Salesforce.com removed one free conferencing tool from the world when it acquired DimDim in January, leaving many startups without a free teleconferencing service. Fortunately there are many excellent free options for coordinating remote meetings. "Free," in this instance, means a service that doesn't charge extra call rates or add service subscription fees on top of call fees. Aside from the well-known FreeConferenceCall.com, here are four of our favorite services in this category, listed below, ranging from impromptu team conversation tools to meeting organization powerhouses.
70 Skype Lessons For Active Learning, Sorted By Topic Continuing our mini-series on using Skype in the classroom , I wanted to present a few of the many Skype lessons that are currently available for classrooms and everyone else to try out. What is a Skype lesson, you ask? It’s simply a pre-planned ‘call’ where you can watch and learn from others via Skype.
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