StrataLogica Educator Review How Can Teachers Use It? Although specifically billed as a resource for the social studies classroom, StrataLogica also can work well in the science classroom, and even in an ELA classroom. Social studies teachers can create projects to help students locate key places on a map or mark key events during a particular time period. For example, a World History teacher may have students locate famous places in Ancient Greece or mark key events during World War 2, while a U.S. history teacher may have students track the Underground Railroad or key events of the Civil Rights Movement. Science students can create custom maps to highlight certain land formations, compare two geographical regions, or even mark the known locations of an endangered species. In an ELA class, the same types of maps could be used as an alternative to a traditional research paper.
Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz! Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this resource! ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagging the locations of the labels. Climate Kids - NASA's Eyes on the Earth Educator Review How Can Teachers Use It? Teachers can use NASA Climate Kids as a toolbox for learning about global climate change. Exploring the Guided Tour of the Big Questions could help build essential background information before you dig deeper. Teachers can have students try games, such as Offset, to make learning about the carbon cycle more engaging. These games could be flipped for playing at home, with follow-up discussions taking place at school.
Earth-Now Educator Review How Can Teachers Use It? While it is not content-rich enough to be a standalone instructional tool, Earth-Now could be a great supplemental resource in the classroom. Use it during an earth science unit to track climate data. An Easy and Quick Way to Grade Quizzes on Google Drive Using Super Quiz Tool February 22, 2015 Super Quiz is an excellent Google Sheets add-on that allows teachers to add some amazing functionalities to the quizzes they create through Google Forms. For instance, when you create a quiz, you only need to complete it once with an answer key and all future submissions will be automatically graded according to the answers you provided. Another important feature of Super Quiz is that it enables you to get a break down of class understanding and a list of incorrect students' answers for each question in case you want to stage an intervention. Also, “By filling out a few cells of information, you can also generate personalized differentiated written feedback emailed to students as soon as they submit a response.
Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country.
8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the useful editing tools that are built into YouTube. The YouTube video editor has some useful features for teachers and students. 1. 200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites... This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we’re missing something good. Free Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks
7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom - Let's Teach With Tech Our school is a 1:1 iPad school. We made the decision to go with iPads knowing that there are relative strengths and weaknesses of the device. For our purposes, it was decided that the strengths outweighed the weaknesses. One strength that factored heavily into the discussion was the camera, and putting the power to create multimedia work in the hands of every student. Here are 7 ways the camera can be leveraged for deeper learning in your class.
Education app of the week: Tickle for iPad The robots have taken over! Well, they’ve heavily influenced this week’s education app review, in any case, as we take a look at Tickle, the simple robot programming app for iPad… What is Tickle for iPad? Arcade Game Generator Arcade Game Generator Input one set of questions and answers, and create a whole batch of interactive, arcade-style games [view examples] Save them for use in the class, embed them in your blog/website/wiki! IPad versions of "Wordshoot" and "Flashcards" already available - more to follow! STEP 1: QUIZ TITLE a. Type the title of your quiz in the box below. STEP 2: QUESTIONS*ANSWERS b. EarthViewer for iPad Takes You Through the History of Earth EarthViewer is a free iPad app that takes you through 4.5 billion years on Earth. EarthViewer allows you to select eons and eras to view. Within each eon and era you can view tectonic plates, continental drift, and other geological events.
Make a Splash with our new App - Ara Sarafian - ABC Splash - The Best of ABC Splash apps give you access to the ten hottest topics across Primary and Secondary year levels. These apps are just another wdonerful way to get Splash's outstanding, award-winning content into the classroom for free. Each topic has five videos and is supported by fun quizzes, teaching guides and curriculum links, so there are many great reasons to check them out. 10 Online Lesson Planning ResourcesLearn2Earn Blog By Silvia Gallagher One of the best things about using technology for lesson planning is that you’re no longer on your own. Tech savvy teachers are now able to share their resources and expertise online, making this invaluable knowledge available to teachers around the world. With all of these resources at your disposal, you can cut down on the effort spent lesson planning and still create engaging, highly interactive lesson plans for students. Use the following resources to do just that. Build Your Lesson Plan