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50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom
Added by Katie Lepi on 2012-11-15 Collaborate! Meet with other classrooms : One of the most common projects educators utilize Skype for is setting up exchanges with classrooms around the world, usually for cultural exchange purposes or working together on a common assignment. The program’s official site provides some great opportunities to meet up with like-minded teachers and students sharing the same goals. Practice a foreign language : Connect with individual learners or classrooms hailing from a different native tongue can use a Skype collaboration to sharpen grammar and pronunciation skills through conversation. Peace One Day : Far beyond classroom collaborations, the Peace One Day initiative teamed up with Skype itself and educators across the globe to teach kids about the importance of ending violence, war, and other social ills. Communicate! Connect! Art crits : Schedule time with professional artists and receive thorough crits about how to improve a piece. Comments are closed.

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7 Cyberlearning Technologies Transforming Education  The year was 1984 and in addition to the chalkboards and alphabet posters, our 2nd grade classroom was equipped with an odd, beige box at a table in the back behind the students. It was an Apple II computer and over the course of the year we'd learn how to operate it - mainly to make a turtle-shaped cursor shuttle across the screen. We would get dedicated time to interact with the computer and, through trial-and-error and with a few tips from our teachers, I and hundreds of thousands of other students across America learned how to turn a turtle into a rocket ship or fill the screen with colors using a computer programming language called Logo on a platform that had less computing power than today's microwaves. Apple Logo II splash screen - Photo credit: Apple2history

How to Record Screencast Videos on your iPad or iPhone This detailed guide describes the various options that will help you record movies (screencasts) of your iPad or iPhone screen. You can use it for capturing app demos, game walkthroughs and more. Whether you are an app developer building iOS apps and games or a tech blogger who likes to review such apps, what you definitely want is a screencasting tool that will help you easily record video demos, or screencast movies, of your mobile app. Now there are tons of screencasting apps available for your Windows or Mac desktop but if you wish to capture the screen of your iPad or iPhone, the scene is very disappointing. A search for “screen recorder” or “screencasting” shows zero results in the iTunes app store. That said, there are ways, or rather workarounds, by which you can capture the screen activity of your iPad or iPhone and convert that into a movie.

How To Know If You're Correctly Integrating Technology A common question that we hear from teachers about integrating technology into their classrooms is, “how do I know if I’m doing it right?” We love to hear this question because that tells us that the teacher is starting to analyze and evaluate how they are integrating technology and are looking for a way to gauge their effectiveness. We feel that the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) best addresses the question of “doing it right.” According to the Arizona K-12 Center at Northern Arizona University , “the TIM is designed to assist schools and districts in evaluating the level of technology integration in classrooms and to provide teachers with models of how technology can be integrated throughout instruction in meaningful ways.”

50 Interesting Ways To Use Skype In Your Classroom How To Use Vine In The Classroom 2.89K Views 0 Likes Students can quickly create their very own six-second videos for free. Here's a quick look at using Vine in the classroom for active learning. 10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner 7.43K Views 0 Likes The Complete Guide to The Use of Skype in Education Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been diligently engaged over the last couple of weeks in writing a series of simple and easy to use guides to help teachers and educators better leverage the use of technology in education and empower them with the necessary tools to better carry out this task. What started as a simple guide on the use of social networking, expanded to be a series of similar guides covering blogging, personal learning networks, Evenote, Facebook and iPad in education. Our purpose is to give hand to both novice and experienced teachers in integrating technology within their classrooms. We are still working on several other guides which will be posted here intermittently and there will be a comprehesive ebook that will contain all these guides, so stay tuned. Today's guide is about Skype and here is the outline :

The problem with the SAMR model By Trevor Shaw April 27th, 2015 It’s easy to get hung up on the definitions. It isn’t hard to tell the difference between a use that is a simple substitution and one that is a redefinition. It is not always so easy to tell, however, whether a particular use of a collaborative tool is modification or merely augmentation. I firmly believe that it doesn’t much matter.

5 Innovative Mind-Mapping Tools For Education What do you do when you have an elaborate project, assignment, or paper that needs to be quickly organized? Do you fire up Microsoft Word and whip up an outline? Do you pull out a pen and paper and start sketching? What if you could have the best of both options with a free online tool? It’s called ‘mind mapping’ (“Mind Map” is a trademark of the Buzan Organization .) and it’s basically a fun and intuitive way to visually organize your thoughts.

Increase Student Engagement with Skype in the Classroom Pages Sunday, July 8, 2012 Increase Student Engagement with Skype in the Classroom Guest Post from Lisa Mims.It’s always amazing to me how educators, can grab hold of something that wasn’t developed with us in mind, and make it our own. Undercover Teachers or Imaginary Friends? Nicholas was curious about my identity and the question I had posed to him. He clearly thought the notion of writing to me, a computer, was bizarre—yet he spoke to me with the easy irreverence of a boy addressing an imaginary friend. It was as if I was an echo in the abyss, and the 11-year-old Nicholas was perhaps beginning to wonder if the conversation he was having was in fact with himself. the Evolution of Animals posted by Nicholas 5 on February 05 2015 at 08:40 AM Dear Question-writer[a.k.a. the Computer]I think that Michigan is trying to say that different kinds of animals live on top of her, and the different species of animals evolve into different animals, and become even more different as those evolve too.

35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy Integrating technology in the classroom and engaging students in higher order thinking creates the ultimate learning experience for students. Bloom’s Taxonomy and digital tools creates an innovative learning environment where students are engaged in their assignments. The following is a list of digital tools as it relates to Bloom’s Taxonomy. 1. Creating – In creating, students create projects that involve video editing, storytelling, video casting, podcasting, and animating.