What’s the Game? Avatars in the Classroom : TEACH Magazine What’s the Game? : Avatars in the Classroom By Lisa Tran Everyone likes to learn. How to Build Your E-Learning Portfolio – Part 2 This post is one in a four-part series for How to Build Your E-learning Portfolio. You can read Part 1 here. Common Challenges I understand that building your portfolio can be challenging. As are most things in life. Maybe you aren’t legally allowed to share your work samples because they’re controlled goods or you’ve signed an air-tight Non-Disclosure Agreement;Maybe you don’t have time…we’re not all Beyonce; orMaybe you don’t know where to begin.
How can I access YouTube or other videos with the new content filter? - H-B Woodlawn APS moved to a new content filter in the beginning of September. Filtering is now done by policy: default – everything is blockedhigh school student – can access some videos on You Tubestaff – can access some videos on YouTube, Facebook and other sites
Avatars Teach Teens About Self-Image Even as the national beauty obsession grows, a new virtual world has emerged to give kids another perspective about image. Credit: David Julian Eighth graders type furiously on the keyboards in a middle school computer lab. Their spirited online chat is all about appearances: Who looks gross? Who wants a makeover? 50 Must-Have Educational Apps It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? The Teacher's Guide To Twitter Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. Whatever skill level you may be, Twitter is downright fun and worth your time. So here’s a useful guide that we curated from Edudemic’s archives in an effort to put something together that was a bit easier to read than random blog posts.
Avatar (computing) The word avatar originates in Hinduism, where it stands for the "descent" of a deity in a terrestrial form. (Deities in India are popularly thought to be formless and capable of manifesting themselves in any form.) In Norman Spinrad's novel Songs from the Stars (1980), the term avatar is used in a description of a computer generated virtual experience. In the story, humans receive messages from an alien galactic network that wishes to share knowledge and experience with other advanced civilizations through "songs". 10 Free iPad Creativity Apps for Young Learners Teaching our kids to be creative is just as important as teaching them critical thinking skills.Creativity open up students mind to new learning horizons and makes them capable of tackling new and novel situations way better than any explicit instruction would do. We, in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning , strongly believe in the importance of creativity in education and we have dedicated a whole section in this blog to articles covering this topic. We have also reviewed some web tools that teachers can use to integrate creativity in their instruction and today we are going to introduce you to an awesome set of iPad apps that can do the same job but this time for young learners in primary schools.
APS 3-5 Year Action Plan - Arlington Public Schools Please note, the APS 3-5 Year Action Plan webpage is currently under development. More information will be added in the coming weeks. APS is working tirelessly, both inside the classroom and behind the scenes, to create the best learning experiences for our students. thedaringlibrarian - Avatar_Generators An ever growing list of more than 21 websites & apps that you can use to create fun avatars. Some allow you to save the finished creation as a jpg for free. If not, then use the print screen button to copy the screen, paste into a paint program, crop and save as a jpg. For MACs use either Shift + Command + 3 to take a whole screenshot OR Shift + Command + 4 to cut out a square around the desired part of the screen. If one of these sites is blocked by your firewall, go on to the next one....OR....do this at home!
Using Cartoon Avatars in the Classroom There are many sites available which provide you with options to create avatars, which are comic representations of people. Avatars can have many uses in the classroom. Here are some suggestions.Make own avatar and use in a personal profile listing hobbies, interest and goals.Make own avatar with background and accessories which represent their interests. The students can explain what the visual images represent, eg. A guitar because they love to listen to music.Students divide into pairs and make avatars of each other.Make own avatars, print them out and collect them. 45 Minute Goals Can Transform Your Teaching Don’t walk in the classroom defeated. Make professional development personal. Start tomorrow. It is easy in simple, small steps. For the last seven years, Shelly Terrell’s 30 Goals Challenge has ignited teacher learning.
#3399cc hex color (#39c) In a RGB color space, hex #3399cc is composed of 20% red, 60% green and 80% blue. Whereas in a CMYK color space, it is composed of 75% cyan, 25% magenta, 0% yellow and 20% black. It has a hue angle of 200 degrees, a saturation of 60% and a lightness of 50%. #3399cc color hex could be obtained by blending #66ffff with #003399. #3399cc (or #39c) is a websafe color. #3399cc color description : Strong blue.
Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs Here are a few trailers made by teachers and students. Next to each one is the iMovie trailer template it uses. My Dream Destination - Italy uses the Expedition template.Verbs uses the Superhero template.Properties of Ionic Compounds uses the Adrenaline template.The Giver Book Trailer uses the Adrenaline template.Project-Based Learning uses the Swashbuckler template.Stylus Status uses the Retro template. Because trailers are so short, the information you convey has to be concise. iMovie’s templates do not leave much room for text. And, the more you write, the smaller the text becomes and harder it is to read. iMovie provides an outline and storyboard for each template.