8 Great Web Tools Teachers Are Using Right Now After publishing My Top 10 Tools as a Teacher, I received over 35 emails from my readers , some asking me why not include certain tools I did not feature in that list and others suggesting other additions. If I had known it I would have made the list longer to have more than just 10 tools but again when I say those are my best 10 tools as a teacher I do not mean that I am confined to only these tools , in fact I use more web tools than I could ever remember their names. I love exploring new tools and trying new services and that is part of the job I do here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. However, I am extending my list to include other tools and again I will not be able to cover all. The new thing about the list below is that it comes from you , which means it is not my personal selection and that is why I named it web tools teachers are using now. Enjoy 1- MentorMob This is a great web tool that I love so much. 2- Edshelf 3- ClassDojo 4- Scoop.it 5-LiveBinder 6- Wallwisher
14 Best Practices For Advanced Mind Maps: Infographic Jul 25th, 2013 | By Chuck Frey | Category: Resources So you’ve invested in mind mapping software and have created some basic visual diagrams with it. What’s next? This infographic (click on the image above to view the full version) summarizes 14 best practices for utilizing the deep capabilities of mind mapping software – from tasks and linked documents to callouts and boundaries, knowing how to use these elements correctly is critically important, especially if you plan to share your mind maps with others. Download this diagram as a PDF file View it as a large format PNG image View it on Pinterest Want to learn more? For more details on the elements of mind maps and how to use them effectively, please visit my Elements of Effective Mind Maps How-to Guide, a collection of blog posts that goes into much greater depth on each of these topics. Please share this infographic Tags: best practices, infographic
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15 Useful Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools Concept mapping and Mind mapping software are used to create diagrams of relationships between concepts, ideas or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that the mind mapping technique can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note taking. It is also a popular planning technique with applications across all business sectors and industries. It is used by individuals, corporate teams, students and teachers alike for various purposes. It is also great way to add structure to brainstorming sessions and visualize your ideas. The most obvious benefit of online collaboration is that it lets people who aren’t in the same location work together on a project. Advertisement 1. SpiderScribe is a user friendly, free and online collaborative mind mapping tool for project management and brainstorming. 2. MindMeister is by far the most simplistic mind mapping tool in the top five, but its simplicity is definitely an asset. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15.
5 Great Sites for Student Collaboration The education technology revolution has been fantastic in helping teachers get closer to students and communicate with them better, but another commonly overlooked benefit has been its ability to get students collaborating successfully and productively with one another. Check out these great tools for electronic student collaboration… 1. Debate Graph This fantastic tool enables students to participate in exciting, illuminating collaborative debate or group brainstorming. 2. This great online collaborative tool enables students to have instant, shared web-meetings where documents can be shared and pored over together no matter where participants are, as long as they each have a computer and a web connection. 3. Primary Wall is a web-based sticky note tool designed for schools that allows teachers and students to work together in real-time, adding sticky notes to a group ‘wall’ like a pinboard. 4. 5. What are your favourite sites for helping student collaboration online?
instaGrok: Mindmap Style Scrapbook To Share Forms - Kern Kelley Google Form Templates If you are logged into your Google Account, these form templates will automatically copy into your Google Docs Dashboard. Many of the forms are designed to work with an iPod Touch. For more information about educational uses of that device, go to Test and Quizzes Self Grading 10 Question Multiple Choice Quiz - Provide a link to this form or embed it into a website. Administrative Forms Professional Performance Evaluation - Teacher observation form that the administrators can use. Miscellaneous QR Code Generator - Creates QR Codes from URL's collected in a from.Science Fair Judging Form - This is the scoring form used in a middle school science fair.Story Board - Used by student groups to write and produce a video project.
Mind42 - Mind Mapping Online - Free, Fast & Simple 25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible. Here are websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to anatomy, literature to government. 7 Wonders Panoramas – 360-degree views of the Seven Wonders of the World. Arounder Virtual Tour of the Moon – 360-degree panoramic views of the moon, courtesy of the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions. Frissiras Museum – A virtual art gallery from Athens, Greece that allows you to explore paintings by clicking through their entire collection. Google Earth – Explore the geography of both land and sea (free download). Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Vital Signs: Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases – A virtual gallery teaching about heart disease. Louvre Virtual Tour – Virtual tour of the world-famous Louvre museum in Paris. Mount St. Supreme Court Tour – A 360-degree exploration of the U.S.
Home 12 Top eLearning Tools for 2012 and Beyond - Getting Smart by Melissa A. Venable By Melissa A. Venable, PhD What’s new in learning technology? What’s most interesting about the 2012 list, the 6th year of the project, is a sub-list of 12 tools that appeared for the first time this year, some of them making their debut fairly high. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. From professional development and content curation to online communication and classroom teaching, these tools are worth watching. In the meantime, what are your favorite learning tools? Melissa A. Open-Source Argument Mapping The latest version of Argunet features new tools that make it easier to organize the debates and to search through debates located on the Argunet-server or on your computer. To help you organize your work you can label the debates using private and non private tags and search for existing debates using a search-engine. The label-feature [...] The latest version of Argunet fastens Client-Server communication. The Argunet Server is up again. The Argunet Server at the FU Berlin is temporarily down for maintenance and updates. After more than a year of work, we proudly present you Argunet 1.0.0!