10 Awesome Web Tools Teachers should Be Using Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is back to you with another list of some great educational websites. We have meticulously handpicked this compilation and we want those of you who, because of their time constraints or any other reasons, could not keep up with the sweeping influx of the web tools to have a chance to get to know some useful tools to use both for their professional development and with their students as well. You can also check our archive for other compilations. Have a look at the list below and share with us your feedback 5 Reasons Why Web Publishing is Changing (Again) We're witnessing another sea change in Web publishing. From Pinterest at the beginning of this year to the launch this week of a new product from two Twitter founders, Medium, 2012 has been a year where the norms of publishing are being challenged. It wasn't that long ago that Tumblr and Wordpress were the cutting edge of publishing.
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Turn your picture into Cartoon Using Choggers Chogger is an awesome comic strip building platform. It looks like Pixton and Make Beliefs but offers extra services. Choggers has a good editing tool that allows users to create their own cartoons out of imported photos. Users can even hook on their camera and snap images to edit on Chogger.
2012 Digital Publishing Industry Report Curious as to how your peers are using digital publishing to promote and grow their businesses? Planning to publish a book in the near future, but wondering how your colleagues are going about this? And if you have already published, do you want to know what next steps your colleagues are taking to leverage digital publishing even further? In our first annual digital publishing study, more than 1000 online entrepreneurs…including coaches, consultants, trainers, speakers and other small business owners…reveal how they are currently using and plan to use… digital publishing in their businesses. 5 best iPad apps to teach programming - (Private Browsing) While Scratch continues to be my favorite gateway-drug to computer programming, my current students don’t have ready access to desktop or laptop computers. We do, however, have iPads so I’ve been looking at apps to introduce the concepts of branches, loops and conditional statements. Here are my top 5 favorites so far: Daisy the Dinosaur Price: FreeDifficulty: BeginneriTunes link:
Dr. Rod Ellis: TESOL Written Corrective Feedback - matbury.com Professor Rod Ellis, gave a presentation which is available on YouTube.com. In it, he focuses on written corrective feedback. I’ve written a basic summary below. Masthead Online Blogs - Gadget Blog I attended some great conferences and parties in Toronto and Vancouver this past June; conferences are a good time for reflection and to learn something new. In Vancouver, I learned about a site called “Creative Commons” ( that protects a writer’s digital distribution rights through licenses. I attended an entertaining seminar, “What it really takes to get Paid for Digital Content” at Magnet in Toronto, presented by Kevin McKean, VP/Editorial Director Consumer Reports. This seminar is the inspiration of this month’s posting.
Python Programming Guide I've just finished creating this children's guide to programming in Python 2.7.5, in readiness for the introduction of the new primary computing curriculum in 2014. It has been tested using the Pythonista iOS app (I chose this particular app because it: works on iOS7, offers predictive text to speed up typing for the children and has excellent reviews). Please let me know how you get on using it as I would really value your feedback on how child-friendly it is (indeed a lot of it is adapted from my old A Level computing notes)! Download LI for Pythonista Download Python programming guide
Examples of Formative Assessment When incorporated into classroom practice, the formative assessment process provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are still happening. The process serves as practice for the student and a check for understanding during the learning process. The formative assessment process guides teachers in making decisions about future instruction. Here are a few examples that may be used in the classroom during the formative assessment process to collect evidence of student learning.
Exercises Exercises If you act like an idea person, you will become one. It is the intention and going through the motions that count. If you want to become an artist and paint a picture every day, you will become one.