Top 10 Online Tools to Create Infographics Infographics have become extremely popular online tools to create a compelling visualization. Imagine the difference in conveying the beauty of Irises by telling someone about them vs showing them the Iris painting by Van Gogh. There is a world of difference in an image and how much information it can pass through to the viewer. Infographics convey a message much more effectively than a stand alone written article or photo. 8 Ideas to Kick-Start Creativity in the New Year As a maker, tinkerer, writer, and designer, every January my brain goes into creative mode with the question, how can I kick-start creativity in the new year? Because I know that I’m not alone in this quest, I dug through my notes and archives to raise eight ideas that can help add some creative flair to life. Whether you’re already a die-hard artist or a dabbler who could use a little boost, these ideas should present a bit of inspiration for us all (me included!). Since I’m a super visual person, a sketchbook is my go-to spot for recording ideas. If you like to set up daily rituals for yourself, try to set aside just ten minutes each day to draw, paint, stencil, etc.
60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place. Teachers and educators around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom. Communication
Mystery Skype Call With Langwitches! Mystery Skype call with a group of teachers! ♪ ♬ ♫ We opened our call by singing the Hello Song! ♪ ♬ ♫ Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Documentation for the Printing Press includes instructions for using the tool.
10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. Sock Heel Patterns Glossary – Curls and Q I’ve created this page to show all of the sock heel patterns I can find. It’s a page I can quickly use as a reference. If you have a heel you love leave a comment and a link and I’ll add it.
21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year The Past mixing with the Future #selfie A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it’s almost 2015. TOEFL iBT Quick Prep TOEFL iBT® Quick Prep is a free practice tool with real TOEFL iBT questions from past tests. Each Quick Prep volume includes questions from all four sections of the test. Volumes 1 and 2 have transcripts of the audio portions of the test, but do not include audio. Volumes 3 and 4 include both transcripts and audio files. Cube Creator Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Specific prompts ask students to describe a person's significance, background, and personality. Mystery Cube: Use this option to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories.
Diagramly – A Handy Tool For Creating Quick Flowcharts The best thing about Diagramly is how accessible it is. You just click a URL, and you’re in. There’s no download, no account registration, and you don’t even need Flash to use it. It really couldn’t be simpler to get started. The worst thing about Diagramly (I’ll just get this out of the way right now) is the utter lack of documentation. For example, check out this diagram I made for you, showing the ideal MakeUseOf reader’s workflow: Kitchen Confections in Moda's Vintage Modern: Pleated Apron It's Week Two of our Kitchen Confections Series for Moda Fabrics! If you're a regular Sew4Home visitor, you know we love aprons. So of course there was no question we'd whip up a fab apron in Bonnie & Camille's Vintage Modern collection. We combined coordinating Bella Solids by Moda, matching rick rack, form-flattering waist pleats, and a quilted accent along the top of the bodice.
5 Features of Google Docs you Are Probably Missing Out On While just about EVERYBODY’S using Google Docs these days, there may be some important features you’re missing out on, so if you’re having GDocs FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), read on... Suggesting ModeThis relatively new feature allows you to highlight a mistake in a document, type a suggestion on top, then lets other document editors choose whether or not to accept your suggestion. Writing teachers and peer editors: Don’t miss this feature! Test Takers - Test Sample Academic Reading sample materials The Academic Reading test is 60 minutes long. It has three sections with 40 questions to answer. Here is a sample of one section. (Note that candidates for IELTS Academic do a different Reading test to IELTS General Training) ... Academic Writing sample materials