avatars creators Posted on January 27, 2011 by eduhowto This past week I moved my students in to the blogosphere to start participating in the great conversation. One of the big things we talked about however was privacy and keeping all personal information and images off of their blogs. So I had them create an Avatar to represent them online. Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning. Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program.
Note-Taking with iPads I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes. My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down precisely what he said, and to this day, I still take notes in outline form. However, consider Sunni Brown's TED Talk, "Doodlers Unite." She argues that engaging in sketching while listening to complex ideas further supports learning. While outlining may work for me, what about those who value taking notes in the margins?
Tutorials: PHP The purpose of this tutorial is two-fold. Number one, we’re going to demonstrate how all of the basic fundamental concepts you’ve learned with Processing (variables, conditionals, loops, functions, objects, arrays) extend to programming in other languages. Second, we’ll see how there are certain types of tasks that you can farm out to a server-side script (in this case, written in PHP) that cannot be done easily inside of your Processing code itself. 12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes I often receive a lot of questions about how to make online quizzes for free. Here is a collection of 12 free online quiz making applications I collect after days’ collection. These apps will help you make quizzes for online use for free. Do you know of any other free online quiz makers that can be helpful? Please add your favorites in the comments. ProProfs |QuizCreator | Classmaker | QuizBox | Google Docs | MyQuizCreator
Split PDF - Extract pages from your PDF The online tool that let's you select and extract pages from a PDF and then saves them in a new document - splitting a PDF has never been so easy. Drop PDF here From Google Drive From Dropbox How to split PDF files Upload your file with drag and drop or press 'choose file'. Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios I have yet to find the perfect Digital Portfolio app that I think I would use exclusively in a Visual Arts class. Some apps can be used as graphic portfolios or as beautiful sketchbooks, others are great at sharing. Not all of the apps available are great at all of these things. I have spent a heap of time trying to find one and would be more than happy for someone to send me the name of one they are using successfully. Having said that the following are apps that I would consider using;
iPad teaching is NOT about iPads I’ve covered technical and workflow ideas on this blog a lot but it’s time to properly summarise a teacher’s first priority when the kids have iPads. Now here is where I have an issue with terminology… Maybe not an issue of “Pedagogy” (As many know it) Until a few years ago, I would have used the word pedagogy in this post but this now has the wrong connotations for me as it is linked more strongly to ‘teaching’ and not ‘learning’. To many I’ve worked with, the word pedagogy still implies “the way in which I deliver the content to the students” The tiers collapse
Video Tutorials From Processing by Jose Sanchez In an intent to give back to the open source community of processing and also help students to re-visit some subjects that may be unclear, I have developed some video tutorials, please send some feedback to keep improving them. Help - Minus.com What is Minus? Minus is a fun new way to share photos and chat with people nearby. Join the live photo stream around you in real-time. Look around and interact with the people and world around you and make new friends! We are the location based photo sharing and chat app connecting you with those physically around you. Why sign up for Minus?
9 Free Tools to Create Educational Cartoons Below is a list of some of the best free online cartoon making tools. I know how important visual aids are in education and applications such as the ones mentioned down are just what we really need to spice up our learning and teaching. Feel free to bookmark and share the list with your friends and colleagues. Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning. Inside, you will find chapters on A good place to start -- In this chapter I identify the characteristics, strengths and limitations of authentic assessment; compare and contrast it with traditional (test-based) assessment. Why has authentic assessment become more popular in recent years? When can it best serve assessment needs?
The Best Language Learning Apps For 2015 The Best Language Learning Apps For 2015 by TeachThought Staff This post was promoted by HelloTalk, a highly-rated language learning app. Skills like vocabulary and foreign language speaking are right in the sweet spot of what unattended and automated–often considered the very worst kind–can do. But it needn’t be that way. Handing a student a tablet as they practice basic skills with an app–especially one with adaptive design–is a perfectly legitimate use of edtech as far as we’re concerned, and language learning is very much a part of that.