Top 13 web 2.0 tools for teachers Every day in my K-8 tech classes, I use a variety of cloud-based tools to enhance the learning experience for my students. There are more of these 'Web 2.0' tools than I can keep up with, but when you teach tech or coordinate technology for your school, 'keeping up' is part of your job. Here's how I determine which of these hundreds (thousands?) of tools are student-ready: Before I introduce a tool to my class, I try it myself. If a tool passes these two tests, I try it in class. Here's my list of 2011 favorites that have run that gauntlet: BigHugeLabs - create trading cards, posters, puzzles, mosaics using the student's own images. Here are a few more great ones that I didn't consider in my Top 13 because most educators already know about them: Edmodo - a micro-blogging service (like Twitter) for teachers and students. Should be on the list, but I've had too many problems either in their set-up or stability of their platform:
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teachers Easy Guide to The Most Important Web Tools in Education When it comes to using web resources with our students, time plays a decisive role.It is next to impossible for a busy teacher restricted by curriculum constraints, day to day lesson preparations, assignment corrections, to mention but a few of his chores, to effectively search the web and find the adequate resources to share with his/ her students. Most people just do not have the time to learn all these technologies and some educators pick just one or two websites of interest and start exploring them. This is definitely not the right thing to do particularly if you want to leverage the huge potential of technology into your classroom.There is, however, a simple roudabout to this problem. Look for educational technology blogs ( such as the one you are reading now ) and subscribe to their feeds to stay updated about the latest web tools to use in your instruction. 1- A List of The Best Video Editing Tools for Teachers 2- A List of The Best Digital Story Telling Tools for Teachers
12 Tips to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom! 12 Tips to Manage Time and Increase Efficiency in the Classroom! By Susan Fitzell closeAuthor: Susan Fitzell Name: Susan FitzellSite: About: Susan Fitzell is a nationally recognized speaker and author of several educational resource books. She has over two decades of experience with differentiated instruction, teaching youth with special needs, students with behavioral and anger management issues, and students who experience bullying. Susan’s company, AIMHI Educational Programs, focuses on building caring school communities. Authors Posts (45) From the archives 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Susan Fitzell is a nationally recognized speaker and author of several educational resource books. Susan Fitzell, M. Keep up with Susan! This entry was posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012 and is filed under *ISSUES, October 2012, Susan Fitzell.
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Teacher Reboot Camp 100 High School Teacher Blogs To Start Reading No matter what grade you teach, high school teacher blogs are some of the most important resources for teachers and school administrators. They feature insight, in-depth discussion, and usually quite a few bits of humor and personal experiences. What could be better? The following list courtesy of Online Degrees should get you more than started on finding some fascinating new educators to add to your RSS reader! Confessions from the Couch - This history teacher and cheerleading coach uses her blog to discuss her thoughts and opinions on the state of education in America’s urban schools. Failing Schools – This political blog is written by three different authors, all of whom have experience in teaching as well as opinions on educational reform. MathNotations – This blogger posts numerous math, algebra, geometry, and calculus problems that any middle or high school teacher could use in their classroom. Mr. New England Mr. Mid-Atlantic Midwest Mr. J.P.
Weblogg-ed Recursos Puebla se consolida como uno de los principales destinos turísticos de México... Cuando se tienen políticas claras y objetivos serios como los del gobernador Rafael Moreno Valle y del gobierno federal, es posible consolidar a Puebla como uno de los principales destinos turísticos culturales de México, destacó la secretaria de Turismo, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, al inaugurar con el mandatario estatal y el alcalde Tony Gali, los trabajos de conservación de la Catedral de Puebla, reconocida como Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad y orgullo de los mexicanos. Por su parte, el mandatario estatal ratificó que continuará trabajando para fortalecer este sector y así atraer más turistas, inversiones y desarrollo para la entidad. La secretaria federal y el mandatario poblano coincidieron que para detonar y fortalecer el turismo es necesario diversificar su oferta, por lo que la visión de ampliar destinos resulta atractiva y benéfica para el país.
Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more. - Microsoft SMS&P Partner Community Blog - By Eric Ligman Throughout the year I try to share resources and information with you that I think will be helpful for you. Often times these resources will include links to free eBooks that we make available on a variety of topics. Today, I thought I would post a large collection of eBooks for you here so that you can find them in one place and consume them as you see fit. Also, if you find this list helpful, please share it with your peers and colleagues so that they too can benefit from these resources. Due to the incredible popularity of this post, I’ve added a second post on even MORE free Microsoft eBooks and Resource Kits available for you, in case you are interested. I hope you find these resources to be helpful in learning about and using the various solutions and technologies referenced. Did you find this information helpful? By the way, another great place to find free books is the E-Book Gallery for Microsoft Technologies on the TechNet Wiki. Thanks again for being a reader of my blog!
10 tips for (reticent) bloggers… A colleague who teaches writing, draws incredible poetry and prose out of her students. Yet she has what she calls ‘writer’s blog’ (block) which prevents her from starting a blog. Another has just had an incredible learning experience and spent four hours organizing her thoughts and experiences by writing blog posts… despite not having a blog, as she feels uncertain whether others will be interested in what she writes. It seems they are not alone… When I started blogging, I struggled to find my voice. 10 tips for reticent new struggling teacher student bloggers… Write in your own voice, as if you are talking to people you know.Don’t over-think and over-plan, just write what’s in your head. Like this: Like Loading... Instructify Teach smarter, not harder. Instructify is a blog from LEARN NC where teachers can stock their toolboxes with practical, time-saving classroom ideas and cutting edge methods of instruction. It’s where to find useful, free technology to utilize in the classroom. And it’s a fun place to spend your planning period. Instructify is also a verb. To Instructify means to find new ways to present the same old content. Whether you’re looking for a graphing calculator without having to drop a hundred bucks, or you want a faster, more accurate way for your English students to cite their sources on research papers, or if you’ve got some bright ideas you’d like to share with the rest of the class, Instructify is the place for you. If you’d like more information, you may as well go to www.instructify.com already and see for yourself.
65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources Interactive whiteboard resources are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students to further their use of technology in the classroom. Here is a list of some great interactive whiteboard resources and activities guaranteed to stimulate learning: General Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers TeacherLED – TeacherLED is a site dedicated to making the use of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) easier and more productive. A few ways that you can stay and healthy fit this school year. Learning isn’t as one-way as we tend to think. Our goal-setting teaching strategies to pass along to your students. Our guide to purpose drivel learning, a classroom management technique you... A few classroom management suggestions that can help to reduce a child’s...
15 Conflict Resolution Tricks Every Educator Should Know Teachers wear many hats: counselor, coach, referee, probation officer. With the pent-up energy and (later on) the raging hormones wreaking havoc on students’ sanity, conflict is bound to occur in classrooms and on school playgrounds, meaning teachers have to be ready to put on their “mediator” hat at a moment’s notice. If you’re a young educator and want to have some conflict resolution tricks up your sleeve before you’re thrown into the ring, or you’re an experienced educator looking for some new ideas, we’ve lined up 15 techniques to help you win the fight. Like your students: Isn’t it true that we treat people we like differently than people we can’t stand? We’re probably more patient, more understanding, and slower to become angry with them. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking students shouldn’t have conflicts at all, so they don’t deserve praise when they solve conflicts.