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The Ultimate Teacher's Guide To Creating Educational Apps It’s no secret that students love their smartphones. Most were seemingly born with one in their hand. They use them to chat, talk with friends, get news, and to learn. Wait, learn?! That’s right, EduDemic is pleased to share with you some of the best ways teachers can make iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch apps that will help students learn and feel a bit more engaged in class. We have tutorials for both tech experts and also teachers who are new to the tech game. Why Make An App? You may have decided to create an app simply so you would seem hip. A 24/7 learning store at your fingertips. Shop the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch to find apps for learning. Apps aplenty. Whether students need help defining a word, locating the lumbar spine, or practicing French vocabulary, there’s definitely an app for that. Wi-Fi wherever Voice Memos Record interviews, reading samples, study guides, or class lectures with Voice Memos — included on iPhone and iPod touch. VoiceOver Zoom White on Black Mono Audio

Recommends: Apps for Students More than half of middle and high school students carry smart phones, and the numbers are even higher among college students. Lots of apps promise to help students cram for exams and boost their grades. Read on for our pick of the app that jumps to the head of the class. We dove into study apps and found that most are not free, but price isn't always equal to usefulness. Those apps that were focused on study skills tended to be age- or grade-specific, which is fine if you want to buy study apps every year. There are plenty of great education apps. Our Recommendation: StudyBlue StudyBlue combines all of the things we liked in the apps mentioned above and it's free (there is a premium version, but most students can probably get by with the basic app). Presentation Tips for Public Speaking Public Speaking Tips Know the needs of your audience and match your contents to their needs. Know your material thoroughly. Put what you have to say in a logical sequence. Ensure your speech will be captivating to your audience as well as worth their time and attention. Practice and rehearse your speech at home or where you can be at ease and comfortable, in front of a mirror, your family, friends or colleagues. When you are presenting in front of an audience, you are performing as an actor is on stage. Body language is important. Speak with conviction as if you really believe in what you are saying. Do not read from notes for any extended length of time although it is quite acceptable to glance at your notes infrequently. Maintain sincere eye contact with your audience. Speak to your audience, listen to their questions, respond to their reactions, adjust and adapt. Pause. Add humor whenever appropriate and possible. Have handouts ready and give them out at the appropriate time.

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-07-22 YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate students about YouTube’s policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities. Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Or you can download the Full Teacher’s Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF . The killer feature for this curriculum is the extra features that come with each video. Category: Videos Tags: digital citizenship , guide , How To , presentations , Videos You may also like Second Grader Shows How She Uses Evernote For Fluency Added by Jeff Dunn 1 week ago 10.04K Views 3 Comments 0 Likes If you're learning a language or trying to organize your learning, check out this second grader sharing how she uses Evernote for fluency and organization. How Flipping The Classroom Is Working In Turkey Added by Katie Lepi 2 weeks ago

The Best Guides For Helping Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks Personal Learning Networks (PLN) is the phrase often used to describe connections that educators develop with other educators throughout the world by using online social media. I’ve previously written more specifically about how ESL/EFL teachers can best create this kind of network, but I thought it would be useful to bring together a broader collection of resources that could be used as guides by any educator. Please feel free to offer additional suggestions in the comments. Here are my choices for The Best Guides For Helping Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks: “PLN Yourself” by Sue Waters 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network at the Innovative Educator Building your own PLN with Twitter at Teach Me Tech Build A PLN: A Newbie’s Guide at a Teacher’s Thoughts The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Blogs & Blogging A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Facebook

Why Are Textbooks So Expensive? The beginning of a freshman’s college experience is an exciting time. Dining halls! No bedtime! Taunting your RA! Exorbitantly expensive textbooks! Wait, that last one is no fun at all. Publishers would explain that textbooks are really expensive to make. There’s certainly some validity to this explanation. In the simplest economic terms, the high price of textbooks is symptomatic of misaligned incentives, not exorbitant production costs. Professors pick the course materials, and faculty members don’t have any strong incentive to be price sensitive when it comes to selecting textbooks. Moreover, many students aren’t all that price sensitive themselves. Publishers also counter that widespread sales of used books cut into their bottom line. Is there any truth to this argument? Luckily for students, some external forces are placing downward pressure on textbook prices.

What Makes People Compelling by Maria Popova The art of mastering the vital osmosis of two conflicting qualities. What makes a winning personality? How can some people walk into a room and instantly entrance everyone into a state of amicable submission? What makes someone like Carl Sagan at once so beloved and so respected? It turns out that when we assess someone’s personality, we pay heed to two main criteria: “strength,” which as a personal quality is a measure of how well a person can will the world into obedience, and “warmth,” which induces a sense of belonging or being cared for, often through shared interests or concerns. Strength is a person’s capacity to make things happen with abilities and force of will. They illustrate this with a few examples of where that vital osmosis of strength and warmth works or fails: The waitress’s sweet talk projects warmth, while her level gaze suggests she does not put up with nonsense. Strength and warmth are in direct tension with each other. Donating = Loving

25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms The 50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online 12.05K Views 0 Likes Colleges, universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, but there is also a wealth of educational material available on the web for those who prefer to learn at their own pace or take a more individual approach. 10 Education Blogs You Should Know About What’s the one thing that is making you read this post right now? Are you looking for interesting classroom technology, current trends in edtech, or just trying to have a laugh? That’s what Edudemic offers on a daily basis but we have a slew of other friends out there who you should know about as well. We haven’t included ourselves on this list since you’re reading this on Edudemic and already a HUGE fan I’m sure. Want to let us know about your site? Launched in 2004, this Washington DC-based daily online publication dishes daily news and analysis from college to university level in the US. The blogger has himself been a teacher for eight years and Richard Bryne is now hell-bent on sharing stuff that can help teachers make their classes interactive. Launched by a journalist Tina Barseghian who is also the mother of a grade-schooler, this blog is another innovative step towards learning through technology. Linking and thinking on education by Joanne Jacobs:

Big Fat Online Education Myths | Cheating Like Weasels in Online Classes An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about ignited a fireball of blogging last week about how online learning will, once again, be the ruination of all higher education. The Chronicle article focused on anecdotal evidence that students enrolled in free massive online courses (MOOCs) are plagiarizing their essays in literature courses. So what’s the problem with online learning this time? It lacks credibility because it encourages people to cheat. To which I say: A business blogger for Forbes immediately picked up the sensationalist torch from the Chronicle and wrote, Says this Forbes blogger: Again: I have taken many tests for courses, both online and on-campus. I was graduated from a residential liberal arts college Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, and I can assure you no one, not once in all my years of residential learning, ever checked my I.D. when I sat down to take an exam. But enough of my opinion. Belief is Not Reality – Online Education Myths on “Rampant” Cheating