9 Collaborative Projects to Explore & Reuse Week 3 of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge asks participants to Create a Collaborative Student Project. The first of many project have landed in our group channel and it is with great pleasure that we share these 9 Collaborative Student Projects created by talented educators. Ways to Use This Resource This interactive image poster was created for quick access to the 9 interactive projects featured here. It also serves as a cover page for a slideshow Channel of interactive image resources. The 36 best tools for data visualization It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. Get Adobe Creative Cloud One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. And nowadays, there's plenty of free graphic design software to help you do just that.
Vocab Game You can set this page as a homework task for a group of students; doing so will give you a record of who has completed the task. Visit the teacher's section for more information. In the teacher's section you can also alter the sets of content, so that only some of the images appear. Additionally, you can get embed code to add this game to a blog or web page and you can create direct links to the game with content pre-selected.
EPT 015 – Kory Graham @tritonkory Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: iTunes | | Kory Graham has a ton of experience (20+ years) working with kids in grades K-6 and she is just a very lovely person all around! In this interview we delve into Kory’s twitter profile pic, her Kindergarteners 100th day preparations, Skype calls with twitter friends from around the globe (including EPT guest Jordan Lanfair) and much much more… Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating simple videos that are really just automated, audio slideshows. See Animoto for an example of this. There's nothing inherently wrong with having your students use those tools, but at some point you will want to take your video projects to the next level.
Read's Reflective Rants : Embed.ly As I was trying to figure out how to embed my Flipagram today, I accidentally stumbled upon embed.ly All you have to do is paste the URL into the embed.ly site and it formulates a code so that you can embed any content into your blog or site. What a cool new tool! I love being able to embed content into my blog, rather than posting links. It simplifies how you share things with your readers. The Tools to Flip Your Classroom Collection by Jake Duncan edshelf Tools to Flip Your Classroom Curated by Jake Duncan Share: 19 followers 31 tools
40 of the last storybook towns left in Europe Much of old-world Europe has been swept away. Thanks to countless wars, the irresistible draw of modernization, and overwrought tourism infrastructure, the Europe of your dreams is harder to find than ever. However, there are still towns where you can experience that ‘old-world European charm’ almost like it was when Wordsworth and the Romantics first popularized vagabonding the Continent. These are places with well-preserved architecture dating back hundreds and even thousands of years. These are places where the negative impact of tourism isn’t allowed to run roughshod over local aesthetics. These are places where you can find that cobblestone-postcard view.
Learning Resources in Delicious Blog Form How will you obtain a higher education? Some major headlines in 2009 already play on the fears about how to pay for a higher education. Press releases from colleges want to quell those fears about monies for college, and politicians have introduced legislation to make education more affordable. The desire to lure students into college is strong across the globe, and many colleges have learned that education no longer belongs to a select few who can afford a degree. How to Use Periscope for Education Periscope, Twitter's live video streaming app, is taking the education world by storm. Since its debut in early 2015, teachers and administrators are trying to figure out how to use Periscope for education and not just as a way for students to stream silly human tricks on live video to their friends. Before we can get into how to use Periscope for education, let's first define what exactly Periscope is and how you use it for those of you that are clueless for now. An Introduction to Periscope Periscope is a live video streaming app that Twitter purchased before Periscope launched to the public.