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 Humor in the Classroom “But why do I have to go? School is not fun!” That quote is from a first-grade child, asking his mom why he has to go every single day to this place that he was told was going to be a lot of fun, but has not lived up to the hype. 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.
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? Let’s Laugh! 10+ Resources & Activities for Inspiring Laughter in Your Class “Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity…When people laugh together, they tend to talk and touch more and to make eye contact more frequently.”~Gretchen Rubin April Fool’s day is around the corner and it’s a great time to get your students laughing while learning. 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?
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. The funniest TED Talks Now playing The New Yorker receives around 1,000 cartoons each week; it only publishes about 17 of them. In this hilarious, fast-paced, and insightful talk, the magazine's longstanding cartoon editor and self-proclaimed "humor analyst" Bob Mankoff dissects the comedy within just some of the "idea drawings" featured in the magazine, explaining what works, what doesn't, and why.
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.