dropbox: the best way to share, sync and back up your files Dropbox is one of my best applications that i use on a daily basis . Dropbox offers a very handy and most of all intelligent way to store and share files online . It is very simple and has no complicated set up .You just need to install a folder in your computer which takes about 5 minutes and then fill in your information .Let’s say for example , you have installed Dropbox on your laptop and have uploaded some documents to it ; when you are on another computer ,say at school , you can view all the documents you have uploaded and you can even download them and do any changes you want , whatever changes you did will instantly appear on the Dropbox folder you have in your laptop .Isn’t that pretty cool ? . wait till you finish this tour and you will see how important Dropbox is in our life . Watch this very short video to have an idea about what Dropbox is all about : Some features of Dropbox How can i get started using Dropbox ? Log on to Dropbox main page and sign up for a free account
Reasons Why Facebook is Revolutionizing Education The 21st century has witnessed a stunning technological revolution touching every facet of our life. The way people used to interact with internet has radically changed , users are no longer just static consumers of the information but active contributors and makers of online content. It is thanks to the introduction of web 2.0 technologies that human knowledge has finally been liberated and is made accessible to everyone and at anytime. I will not be talking about internet in its general scope but will rather tailor my topic to cover just a very important element called social networks and particularly Facebook and its uses in education. Teacher's Guide to Using Facebook (Read Fullscreen) Why Facebook and not other social networking websites ? Generally speaking, all social networking websites have their own importance in education but the degree of each one of them vary accordning to its widespread, popularity and the usefulness of its features. Pros of Facebook in education
Why Teachers Need Social Media Training, Not Just Rules 6.2.12 | Under a new set of social media guidelines (pdf) issued by the New York City Department of Education, teachers are required to obtain a supervisor’s approval before creating a “professional social media presence,” which is broadly defined as “any form of online publication or presence that allows interactive communication, including, but not limited to, social networks, blogs, internet websites, internet forums, and wikis.” The guidelines also call for notifying parents about the social media activities their children will be invited to participate in, and they prohibit online teacher/student communication, including “‘friending,’ ‘following,’ ‘commenting,’ and posting messages” on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google+, and YouTube. Teachers will likely have to stop playing interactive games such as Draw Something with their students. “[Conversations] occur at church, in neighborhoods, scouting groups, volunteers,” he said.
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Teaching Strategies, Teacher Resources, Secondary Career Education, Glencoe, 2002 Teaching Strategies Your role as teacher is to create an environment in which all students can participate to the best of their abilities. One of your greatest challenges is to provide a positive learning environment for the students in your classroom. Because each student has his or her own unique set of physical and intellectual abilities, perceptions, and needs, the learning styles of your students may vary widely. Once you determine the special needs of your students, you can identify the areas of the curriculum that may present barriers to them. GiftedSecond Language LearnersStudents With Behavioral DisordersStudents With Learning DisabilitiesStudents With Physical ImpairmentsStudents With Visual ImpairmentsStudents With Hearing ImpairmentsStudents With Speech Impairments Gifted Overview Although no formal definition exists, gifted students can be described as having above average ability, task commitment, and creativity. Teaching Strategies Back To Top Second Language Learners
A List of 20 Free Tools for Teachers to Create Awesome Presentations and Slideshows Below is a list of some of the best free tools teachers and students can use to create awesome slideshow and presentations. 1- KnovioKnovio gives life to static slides and with a simple click you will be able to turn them into rich video and audio presentations that you can share with your friends and colleagues via email or popular social media websites. Knovio does not require any software installation or download, it is all web based. 2- AheadAhead is a great presentation tool for educators. 3- HelloSlideHelloSlide is a cool web tool that allows its users to create awesome slides together with voice narration. 4- JuxJux is one of the best showcase for your stories. 5- SlidestaxxSlidestaxx is a great presentation tool. 6- Present.meIt allows its users to record and share their presentations using their webcams. 8- SlideboomSlideboom is a slide hosting service where you can store your presentations and share them with the rest of the world. 11- Zoho Show
Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education. Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently. The purpose of this post is to: Provide background for this model of learning with a focus on its use in higher education.Identify some problems with its use and implementation that if not addressed, could become just a fading fad.Propose a model for implementation based on an experiential cycle of learning model. Background About the Flipped Classroom This first section provides information from various articles that describe the flipped classroom, and how it is being discussed and used in educational settings. In its simplest terms, the flipped classroom is about viewing and/or listening to lectures during one’s own time which frees up face-to-face class time for experiential exercises, group discussion, and question and answer sessions. It’s called “the flipped classroom.” Sal Khan, of the Khan Academy, states: Personal Experiences Basic Tenets
9 Great Classroom Web Apps You May Have Missed There are so many useful websites for educators; it is inevitable that some get missed. Here is a list of some lesser known classroom web apps that might come in handy next year… 1. A touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets you use your device to easily draw, collaborate with others, and even share them. 2. Ever had files at home that you wanted to use in school? 3. Yes, it is another word cloud generator – but it allows for much more configurability. 4. This resource is a free, open-source, online, collaborative word processor. 5. A ridiculously simple way to share your screen with others. 6. This service allows you to upload a few of your videos, add some music, and then it automatically picks the best parts, and edits everything into a more suitable, edited final video. 7. FotoFlexer is the world’s most advanced online digital photo editor. 8. Recording a screen is a very useful, efficient way of teaching something or sharing a resource. 9.
Teaching Methods Each pedagogic approach is described succinctly so you can quickly understand how the technique might be relevant to your teaching. Written by fellow educators, these descriptions include tips for effectively using each technique, related research on their impacts on learning, as well as a set of example activities. This list is by no means comprehensive. It reflects the interests and priorities of the partners and projects that have contributed to the library so far. If you'd like to contribute to the library and help this list grow we'd love to hear from you. Assessment Assessment provides educators with a better understanding of what students are learning and engages students more deeply in the process of learning content. The approaches to assessment are presented in the following 2 categories: Assessment Strategies and Teaching and Assessing Communication. Assessment Strategies Teaching and Assessing Communication Engaged Pedagogy Engaged Pedagogy Visualizations Field-Based Instruction