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How to Do 11 Techy Things In Your Classroom

How to Do 11 Techy Things In Your Classroom
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35 Apps and Tools For Math Teachers If you’re content with a chalkboard and an abacus as a math teacher, that’s cool. But have you seen all the apps and web tools just aching to make a difference in your classroom? They’re robust, built just for you, and most are completely free. We’ve put together a few lists in our day but always seem to focus on either apps or web tools. Why not offer a useful set of resources that are both dedicated apps and web tools? In fact, some of the listings below are both. Fifty of the best ed-tech products for schools These 50 educational technology products and services are the winners of our 2012-13 Readers' Choice Awards From eSchool News staff reports Read more by eSchool News Staff Master List to Create a Blogging Rubric By CheekyLitTeach, on August 18th, 2010 Creating a Rubric to Evaluate Relevant Skills – Image by “Salvatore Vuono” on Free Digital Photos online. First of all, it’s very difficult to ‘borrow’ a rubric that someone else has made for their class, but it is useful for thinking about what criteria you need in your own. Thus, I have made a master list of blogging criteria for the task. Although we teach a spectrum of ages and grades, there are particular criteria that relevant across the grades.

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.

23 Formative Digital Resources Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator. It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM. Best of all, it will finish with over 50 amazing resources you will want to investigate.

10 Great Flashcard Making Tools for Educators Flashcards are awesome learning tools. They elicit students engagement and spark their motivation. They also help teachers teach about different subjects and simplify key concepts. You might have already tried some with your students and probably are looking for more ways and tools to create easy to use flashcards in your classroom. Step 1 – Create A Class Blog The next Student Blogging Challenge starts in March September, 2010 and this time we’ve decided there are tasks that need to be done BEFORE your class actually takes part in the challenge. So we’ve designed a series of nine steps, with how-to info, to help you with your class blogging. Our first step is to create a class blog. Why Have A Class Blog A class blog is always a good starting point if you want to blog with your students.

A teacher’s complete guide to using Google Voice to collect classwork and homework This entry will guide you through the process of setting up and using a Google Voice account for the purpose of collecting spoken homework, such as for a language class. After reading this guide, you will be ready to configure your Google Voice account and collect your first round of homework. The focus of this entry is not to give an exhaustive list of all the contexts and ways in which Google Voice can be used in education, however! Use your creativity and share your ideas in the comments.

70+ Tools in Bloom's Digital Taxonomy The number of web tools currently available to teachers, administrators, and students is downright absurd. You can’t swing an iPad without hitting a free web tool looking to revolutionize your classroom. Luckily, there are a few brave souls out in the world wide web attempting to organize the chaos a bit. We like to take our best shot here at Edudemic but also like to showcase some of the great organizing done by others. One of those fabulous organizers is Phillippa Cleaves ( @pipcleaves – worth following!) from Sydney, Australia who built the Prezi you see below. 8 Great Free Educational Resources for Teachers It is really amazing how technology is transforming education and making it way easier and better than it used to be. If you are a digital immigrant like me ( 30 years old up ), you would exactly not only know what I am talking about but also feel it. When I think back to those pen and pencil days when instruction used to take place in a boring classroom full of chalk dust and how hard and limited our access to information was, I know how lucky our students are to be living in this digital boom where unlimited knowledge is at their fingertips. Internet has definitely changed the course of education. It has revolutionized every facet of it and its train is still moving so you either hop aboard or lag behind and get outdated. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is trying to give a hand to all those of you looking for new pathways to integrate technology into their classrooms and eventually improve their students learning.

How to Design a Beautiful iPad Lesson: This is a beautiful lesson designed and presented by Rob Miller on Scrib. What I really like about this series of activities is that it allows the students or in Rob's case his teachers to articulate their own learning. It is never about a single app. Weavly: Create Mashup Videos With Ease! I stumbled across Weavly the other day and was astonished by the simplicity and creativity it allowed. It is fun, fast, and requires no downloading or uploading of files. Plus, the interface is simple and user-friendly, as you can see from the screenshot below: Digital Scavenger Hunts If you’ve got a smartphone or a tablet in your classroom, you’re ready for the adventure to begin! By adventure I mean, of course, the world of active learning through digital scavenger hunts. In this hunt, students are tasked with finding a particular physical object, person, or place and have to use technology to track it down. Note: an ‘online scavenger hunt’ usually implies that you’re hunting around online and not physically with classmates.

Easily Test your Students Digital Skills Using Microsoft Digital Literacy Today as I was wading through my feeds I came across a great web tool from Microsoft. This is called Microsoft Digital Literacy. It is basically an assessment system that teachers can use to test their students digital knowledge. Microsoft Digital Literacy can be used by teachers especially in the begiining of a new school year to assess and learn about their students technology and internet related abilities.