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Doing More with Less in digital Classrooms

Doing More with Less in digital Classrooms
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Study Vibe - How to study - study skills for primary and high school students Matt Gomez Blog Toontastic App Is Now FREE Google has acquired one of my favorite storytelling apps and it is now FREE (was $9.99) If you don’t already own this app grab it and get those kids creating. Listed below are a few posts I have made previously about the app and you can read about the announcement here. Toontastic and MLK Toontastic App 101 Toontastic Storytelling App Like this: Like Loading... Online Reader QR Code Center! I recently shared two sets of 50 Online Readers for young kids (here and here) and Jeannine Freeman shared with me this amazing resource with QR codes that link to many of the books. Find the QR code document here! Another 50 Online Readers (with audio) Here is another 50 readers from Unite For Literacy (find the first 50 here) They work on the iPad, read to the kids, and are available in various languages. Set 2 click here or click on the picture below Top 14 Nature Pictures of 2014 If you didn’t already know one of my main hobbies is photography. 420mm f/4 1/640 ISO 3200

Classroom Aid | Game Building Resources The best FREE resources of game building for teachers and children: Building games for teaching Teach with Portal – Today, innovative educators are finding ways to incorporate Portal™ and Portal 2 into their classrooms—helping teach physics and critical-thinking skills. It’s eye-opening to see how video games can be used in amazing and unexpected ways to help educate our next generation. Machinima (from Knowclue’s wiki) – Film making in virtual worlds can have many roles in education from digital story telling and making documentaries by students in the K-12 classroom to creative expression in the Arts to training farmers about climate change in developing nations. ClassTools – Over 20 free web tools for teachers … create quizzes, diagrams, and educational games, you can host them on your own site free of charge (licensed under creative common). … plus no log in. Purpose Games is a free service that allows users to create custom games, share, and play. Others Bookmarks undefined

Kynan Robinson | Education, Music, Writing and Art Interactive Learning Sites for Education - Home Lifelong Learning Resources | A Brief Guide to Mission to Learn If you are new to Mission to Learn, or have simply decided to spend a bit more time exploring what is here, the posts listed on this page represent good places to start. It’s also good to know that the whole focus here is on lifelong learning. I mean that not so much in the sense of accumulating knowledge about specific topics but rather in the spirit of how we can continually learn, grow, and live the most fulfilling lives possible. You will find plenty here about specific learning resources, but you will also find general perspectives on what it means to be a lifelong learner in a hyper-connected world, how to develop and improve learning habits, and how to actually get the most out of what you have learned (which is nearly always more than you realize!) in every day life. Naturally, you can also read more about Mission to Learn on the About page. A Definition of Learning A Definition of Learning Perspectives on Learning Learning Tools Learning Experiences The Organizational Perspective

Richard Byrne Free Technology for Teachers Classcraft - Gamification Games and Culture With the advent of video games, games have returned in full force as a cultural product, with more people in North America consuming video games than movies and music. In point of fact, 58% of Americans play video games, 45% of gamers are women, and 58% of parents play video games with their kids as a way to socialize with them (1). Games are part of the cultural landscape, and they aren’t going anywhere. While Classcraft isn’t a video game, it is inspired by them, and its power on learning is very similar. With that in mind, it makes sense to want to bring gaming into the classroom to ‘gamify’ learning. Criticism This idea isn’t new. However, gamification has received its fair share of criticism. These criticisms have merit. Creating Experiences In this modern era, students could learn everything in the curriculum by staying at home and surfing the Internet. Classcraft Is a Designed Learning Experience That’s what makes Classcraft different and innovative.

Annie Murphy Paul Innovative Educators hosts superior conferences and training sessions focused on the most critical issues facing higher educators: Recruitment, Retention and Teaching & Learning strategies Laurie L. Hazard holds an Ed.M. in Counseling and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Boston University. Laurie's experience with academic support began as a graduate student at Boston University and later as a reading and writing specialist in an innovative, team structured learning assistance program at Boston University. For two years, Laurie served as the Director of Academic Support Services at Becker College, a department which housed advising services for at-risk students, learning assistance programs, and tutoring services. Laurie has been the Director of the Academic Center for Excellence and Writing Center at Bryant University for the last nine years. Laurie has been teaching and designing curricula for first-year experience and study skills courses for the last seventeen years. Laurie is a New England Peer Tutor Association Board member and has hosted their Annual Forum at her institution.

Carl Hooker Hooked On Innovation | When Innovation slaps you in the face, we slap back. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games Here’s yet one more “The Best…” list — this time focusing on web tools that let teachers and students create their own online learning games. If you find this list helpful, you might want to also review The Best Online Learning Games — 2007 (a couple of the sites on that list are repeated here), The Best Online Video Games For Learning Language & Content Knowledge, and The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too. You might also be interested in: The Best Ways To Create Online Tests The Best Tools To Make Online Flashcards When I talk about “learning games,” I also mean sites where students can easily create online video games that might not have an overt learning purpose. In addition, of course, there are sites that let you create games with an overt learning purpose — for example, to review content that has been covered in a class. Since these sites fall into these two distinct categories, it’s difficult for me to rank them as I’ve done in the majority of my lists. … free. Related

Norsk Pedagogisk Dataforening / Nettbrett apper / Gode nettbrettapper - TIME Gode nettbrettapperPublisert: 04.03.2014 Vi vil her prøve å samle inn en oversikt over gode nettbrettapper for hele utdanningsløpet. Dette er bare en liten start... Håper flere, kanskje du også, kan hjelpe oss å utvide den... Denne lista tar utgangspunkt i App-store fra Apple. Send gjerne mail om tips, både flere gode apper og bedre beskrivelser... De generelle, musikk, samfunnsfag, RLE og forming finner du ved å trykke "les mer" under her. Generelle: Musikk: Samfunnsfag: Forming: Lag nytt debattinnlegg Jackie's Young Adults Blog Graduation Ceremony Survival Monday April 14, 2014 If you've got a high school or college graduation ceremony coming up, it's time to start thinking about packing that survival bag. Sitting in the glorious sunshine for a few minutes is a lovely thing. Sitting under that blazing orb for four hours is a recipe for pomp, circumstance, sunburn and heatstroke. The Lowdown on Dorm Options Saturday April 12, 2014 As parents, we obsess over those housing forms - is it better for junior to opt for a double in the freshman wing or a suite on the special interests floor, the Triton dining package or the basic-plus? This is the month when housing decisions must be made. Dorm Crafts: Luggage Tags Wednesday April 9, 2014 As summer approaches, everyone's thoughts turn toward vacation. The 10 Most Expensive Colleges Monday April 7, 2014 Oh wait, he is? A Passover Care Package Friday April 4, 2014 Thinking about Easter instead? Dorm Crafts: Draft Stoppers Wednesday April 2, 2014 The low-tech, old-school solution?