Seven Free Online Tools for Scheduling Appointments If you have ever had to organize volunteers for an event, set appointments for parent-teacher conferences, or tried to organize a potluck, you know that it can become a communication mess. Fortunately, there are some good tools to help you out the next time you find yourself trying to organize appointments. Doodle is a free tool for scheduling group meetings with the input of all group members. Doodle is essentially a polling platform. To use Doodle you create a meeting title, select a series of dates and times for a possible meeting, then invite people to choose the dates and times that work best for them. As the administrator of a scheduling poll you can set the final meeting time based on the most commonly selected date and time.
Nik's QuickShout: Multiple Media Search I have to say that I think Spezify has just become my favourite new search engine. I think this is a really great search engine to use in class with students or to get them to use. It's really simple. Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum NEW! Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through choose-your-own-adventure interactive experiences DIGITAL COMPASS - Where are you headed? The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future. Bring a blended-learning approach to teaching digital citizenship DIGITAL BYTES teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas.
About Us PortfolioGen started as a project between two dedicated teachers from New Jersey. We were looking for way to create an online presence that would allow us to share our skills and achievements with our peers and administrators. Sure, there were options available to build webpages and share documents but nothing that gave the features, customization and simplicity that we were looking for. At first, this was a very basic site that we both used for our academic advancement but soon grew into a labor of love and pride as we noticed more and more people inquiring about the site, sending positive feedback and offering up suggestions. We quickly embraced the idea of building a great product that our users find a valuable resource. With over 37,000 teachers, students, educators and professionals from all over the world using PortfolioGen, we are more dedicated than ever in providing a great resource.
The Trusted Leader in HTML5 Document Viewing Interact with your documents Crocodoc comes with a robust set of commenting and markup tools that enable interactive document workflows. These include: commenting tools, drawing tools, highlighting tools, textbox tools, and strikethrough tools. 5 Excellent Free Interactive Tools to Boost Students Learning June 12, 2014 Read Write Think is a must have resource for teachers. It provides a variety of lessons, interactives, calendar activities, printables, diagrams and many other teaching and learning materials for free. I have been using it and recommending it for my fellow teachers for few years now. Read Write Think arranges its materials into different categories searchable by grade level (k-12), resource type (classroom resources, professional development resources, parent and after school resources), Learning objectives ( collaboration, comprehension, critical thinking...etc), and by themes( Arts, Careers, community…etc). Going through the materials of this website, I selected for you the 6 most popular learning activities and tools used by teachers on Read Write Think. These are :
BoomWriter - Schools BoomWriter lets you easily incorporate and experience the benefits of technology as your students are engaged in the following (or similar) standards-based learning activities: Grade 3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Using BoomWriter’s feature allowing teachers to create their own story start, students collaboratively create imagined multi-paragraph personal narratives using a teacher generated prompt (e.g. “When I woke up on Saturday morning, I had no idea I was in for the craziest day of my entire life…”).
ePortfolios with GoogleApps This Google Site has been set up by Dr. Helen Barrett to focus on the use of Google Apps to create ePortfolios. On this site, there are instructions on how to use the different elements of Google Apps to maintain e-portfolios. How to use Mentimeter - Mentimeter Create your question Enter your question at mentimeter.com and click on the create question button Add choices and select a theme
The Top 3 iPad Apps for Learning A New Language June , 2014 Language learning is one of the key academic areas that can be readily boosted by the use of a variety of iPad apps. These apps will allow you and your students to learn a new language and improve your communicational skills in the target language using different activities, games, and practices. The app store is teeming with language learning apps but the best three I would recommend are the following: 1- Duolingo Duolingo is a great web tool and mobile app for learning a new language. Storybird Studio – literacy and writing tools for teachers, librarians, educators and classrooms Professional artwork jumpstarts student creativity, quickly drawing them into the writing process and scaffolding their progress. Simple tools keeps them on track; social feedback keeps them going. Onboard students with or without email, issue challenges, review and share work, and build a beautiful class library. All in a private setting that collects NO data from you or your students. Storybird is free for educators.
Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) tech tools recently that enable teachers to take favorite clips and make them more valuable for educational use. » Query a Google Spreadsheet like a Database with Google Visualization API Query Language ACRL TechConnect Blog Libraries make much use of spreadsheets. Spreadsheets are easy to create, and most library staff are familiar with how to use them. But they can quickly get unwieldy as more and more data are entered. Can Parents Protect Their Kids’ School-Collected Data? Katie Hiscock Gone are the days when parents could tuck all their children’s homework in a drawer or rest assured that their child’s complete records were under lock and key, on paper, in the school’s main office. For the past few years, most American public schools have been moving student records online and many teachers have been assigning homework online. Children are logging on to school assignments in class, at home and on the go, generating a deluge of data.