Seven Ways to Build Your Own Educational Games There are hundreds of places to find educational games and quizzes on the Internet. That said, sometimes you still cannot find quite what you're looking for. In those cases you're better off creating your own games. Here are seven good tools you and your students can use for creating games. Sharendipity makes it possible for students and teachers to quickly create and share simple video games.
New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods. However, with new upgrades in touch technology, and the emphasis on Common Core State Standards and school reform in general, we’ve come up with a new list of the best Apple- and Android-based education apps for 2013. This year’s list includes some of the most highly rated apps, both by educators and by parents, and features a range that spans from interactive iBooks to current images of the universe, and from free video software to award-winning STEM curricula. For every app we’ve listed, we’ve included a brief description, device compatibility, suggested use, features, price, and a link to a more in-depth summary with an option to purchase on iTunes or Google Play. Don’t see an app you love on this list? Be sure to let us know—or leave a suggestion in the comment section.
Ten Good Video Sources for Social Studies Students and Teachers Yesterday, I published a post about Ten Good Video Sources for Science Students and Teachers. Part two in this series of posts is Ten Good Video Sources for Social Studies Students and Teachers. As a Social Studies teacher, I have used all but one of these sources in my classroom at least once and most of them I've used multiple times. The first source that came to mind when I started to think about this list is Keith Hughes's Hip Hughes History videos. Because of his quality work Keith was recognized as a YouTube EDU Guru last fall.
WJEC Question Bank Question Bank is a free tool which allows you to create practice question papers from thousands of past paper questions. In just a few clicks, you can create your own customised paper from our bank of WJEC examination questions. Find the questions you need, add them to your paper and export your paper with accompanying mark scheme and examiner's comments as a PDF ready to use in the classroom. Question Bank is currently available for:
Make a Crossword Puzzle ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. AIR Portal, Science and Social Studies English language arts and Mathematics Sample Items Released Sample items for Ohio’s State Tests are now available in the Student Practice Site. Students may log in as guests to access five to eight sample items for each of the following tests: Grade 3 and high school English language artsGrades 3-8 mathematics and high school mathematics, algebra and geometry These new items join the practice tests for science and social studies on the site, offering students more opportunities to learn what to expect on state tests.
AdobeEducation Exchange About the Train the Trainer Course Overview The Train the Trainer course is a ten-week online course designed to equip education trainers worldwide with the knowledge, skills, and tools to successfully design and deliver effective and engaging Adobe professional development workshops. Upon course completion, participants will be able to design professional development sessions that empower and inspire students, teachers, and faculty to foster creativity and design innovative digital media.
Web we want You have the right to remain private, but anything you post can and will be used against you! Or maybe not… What are your rights and responsibilities according to the terms and conditions of websites? 1.1. The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using Classroom Tools | Feature The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using By Andy Jeter07/22/13 Even the most tech savvy teachers face challenges when it comes to selecting and implementing the right tools to enhance instruction. One of the biggest: Engaging students in rigorous and relevant learning using tools they’re already accustomed to amidst the ocean of potential distractions provided by the web.
5 Ed Tech Resources Low-Income Class This past year I worked for a public school in New Orleans. More than 80% of my students received free or reduced lunch and the school in general was under-resourced compared to the average U.S. public school district. Often times low-income classrooms lack resources that include anything from textbooks, to craft supplies, to a lack of technology. Here are five resources I used in my class last year that turned up my learning a notch, and saved me from extra hours of figuring things out for myself: 1.
Curriki WELCOME NEA MEMBERS! Find lesson plans, units, student games, interactive resources and more. Get started with a TOUR or search for materials below. On Forbes.com: What Is The Purpose Of Education? Fluency 21 - Unit Planner Our cloud-app Fluency21 Unit Planner was created to help you make the shift to a learning environment where students use higher-level thinking to create products as solutions to relevant real-world problems. Aligned with the 21st Century Fluencies and the processes outlined in our book, Literacy is Not Enough , this tool will allow you to create units that develop the essential skills so that students will not only be prepared for the tests, but also be prepared for life. You're not alone, we designed this cloud-app so that you can collaborate and share with like-minded educators around the world that are also committed to making a difference. Standards are Standards We understand that every teacher, at every level is accountable for ensuring the curriculum standards are met. The very nature of the 21st century learning environment is that it addresses multiple curricular objectives in multiple subject areas.
Common Craft It's just too much. Did you know that there are over 15 billion web pages? To make sense of it all, we need to pluck out the best pages and save them for later. We have choices. Tech&Learning Magazine March 31,2014 An independent study, published in theInternational Journal of Evaluation andResearch in Education and sponsored by theSchool Improvement Network, shows a directlink between professional development andgains in student achievement. More »