A Wonderful Chart of Educational Web Tools to Use in Class September 22, 2014 Here is a wonderful chart featuring a plethora of diverse tools arranged according to the task they are to perform. From web tools to create digital quizzes to note taking and brainstorming tools, this chart is definitely a must have. The only inconvenience I see in it is that the web tools mentioned are not hyperlinked so you need to Google them yourself to access them. I am not really sure who has created this chart. Check out the full graphic from this page Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 8 Best Pinterest Boards about Educational Technology Happy New Year everybody. I hope 2013 will be a better year for you , one that is full of achievements, joy, and happiness. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is thanking you warmly for your loyalty and promising you another year full of great posts and outstanding educational resources. As you might have noticed during this week, I have been publishing round-up posts of the best content published here during this year. I am really glad to see the huge interaction with these posts and this encourages me to work even harder. 1- Free Mobile Technology for Educators This is our official Pinterest page where we post everything that has to do with educational technology. 2- Vicki Davis Who does not know The Cool Cat Teacher? 3- Jennie Hoffmann Jennie is another pinner you should consider following if you are interested in staying updated about educational web tools. 4- Kathy Schrock I love Kathy's work both in her blog and in her Pinterest boards. 5- Eric Sheninger 6- Shelly Terrell
3 Excellent Tools for Backchanneling in The Classroom To help you implement this concept of backchanneling in your classroom, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has handpicked some great tools for this purpose. Check them out below and share with us your suggestions or additions. 1- TodaysMeet TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime.Encourage the room to use the live stream to make comments, ask questions, and use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs. 2- Chatzy Chatzy is another great tool that enables you to create a free virtual chat room. · Custom welcome message · Access control by password or email · Options for long messages, read-only mode, etc. · Permissions: Who can invite, see who is online, etc. 3- GoSoapBox GoSoapBox is used by educators around the world to break down participation barriers, keep students engaged, and gain insight into student comprehension.
Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version So much have been written about Bloom’s taxonomy; one click in a search engine will flood your page with hundreds of articles all of which revolve around this taxonomy. Only few are those who have tried to customize it to fit in the 21st century educational paradigm. As a fan of Bloom’s pedagogy and being a classroom practitioner, I always look for new ways to improve my learning and teaching, and honestly speaking , if you are a teacher/ educator and still do not understand Bloom’s taxonomy then you are missing out on a great educational resource. The following article is a summary and a fruit of my long painstaking research in the field of Bloom’s taxonomy. Bloom’s taxonomy of learning as Wikipedia has put it is “ a classification of learning objectives within education proposed in 1956 by a committee of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom ”. 1 – The cognitive : The intellectual or knowledge based domain consisted of 6 levels . Let us now go through the different domains stated here.
Thank You for Downloading the Excel Timeline Template There are many ways to create a timeline in Excel. Some methods use drawing tools or bar charts, as in my other timeline examples. Another popular method, especially for project timelines, is to use a gantt chart. This page descibes a method that I developed to create timelines quickly in Excel using an XY scatter chart with events as the data labels. Advertisement The technique explained on this page is particularly useful for creating historical timelines and project timelines, as well as genealogical timelines that highlight events in a person's life. Figure 1: An Excel chart showing an example timeline. The template has improved over time through feedback from many users. Figure 2: Timeline with images and a little formatting. If you want to start creating your own timelines right away, you can download the Excel timeline template. Excel Timeline Template Buy Nowvia ClickBank.net Required: Excel 2010 or later 60-DAY MONEY-BACK Guarantee Try it out! Template Details License: Private Use
A Set of Educational Web Tools You Might Not Be Aware of June 7, 2014 From elementary school to college, students of all ages have a growing pool of educational tools available to them. Here are a set of tools you might not be aware of, and have been recommended by students to their teachers. A student planner that also tracks how long assignments should take, based on teacher estimates and classmate feedback. This free website helps students write science or lab reports using scaffolds for each step of the writing process. An iOS app designed so early childhood to elementary school students have an easy way to publish a online journal. Need a handy comprehensive world atlas and encyclopedic info on all the countries of the world? Perhaps a bit snarky, this website can also be a useful demo of complex Google search queries. This collection is curated by high school district librarian Shonda Brisco.
5 Favorite Technology Integration Projects by Kelli Erwin Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, April 30th 2010 Part of the Cool Sites series The end of the school year is upon us and students (not to mention teachers) are ready for a break. Do you need to bring a little technology into the way students study novels? Ok, so I said only 5. This blog post is a part of the I Heart EdTech Blog Swap brought to you by SimpleK12.com. Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education I think it's fair to say that Twitter can no longer be dismissed as a trivial passing fad. Though I had dabbled with a personal account, my entire opinion changed when I started my @VideoAmy account and dove in to the conversations educators were engaged in. While some people certainly do tweet about what they're having for breakfast, teachers, administrators, and educational organizations use Twitter in a whole different way -- making smart use of those 140 characters to share resources, wisdom, and inspiration. With the wealth of information out there, you have to cut through the noise a little to figure out how it will work best for you.
10 Pinterest Boards Every Teacher Must Know about We are providing you with some great boards where you can have instant access to educational resources, links, and ideas you probably have never known before. Check out the boards below and share with us other boards you know of. 1- Free Technology for Educators This is our official Pinterest board where we have created 6 interesting pins. We pin every single post we publish here so if you want to stay updated about our work make sure you follow us. 2- My Future Classroom This is an awesome board full of teaching ideas and several other resources. 3- Teaching ...One Day Again This board is packed with creative and innovative ideas on how to organize your classroom and teaching materials. 4- Teaching This board is a real treasure trove of teaching resources . 5- Printable As its name indicates this board provides great printable materials for teachers. 6- Kid Blog Network Activities and CraftsThis is a collaborative board from amazing bloggers that focus on activities and crafts for kids.
Print Friendly & PDF Using Technology | Electronic Portfolios in the K-12 Classroom The use of personal portfolios for assessment and presentation long has been a component of higher education. In fact, personal portfolios are a graduation requirement at many colleges and universities. Now, electronic portfolios have begun to enter the world of K-12 education as well. Learn what electronic portfolios are and discover how they can help you and benefit your students. Included: Guidelines for developing personal portfolios. "A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work demonstrating the student's achievement or growth as characterized by a strong vision of content," according to Todd Bergman , an independent consultant and a teacher at Mt. Helen Barrett, an assistant professor and educational technology coordinator for the School of Education at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, provides another definition, one developed by the Northwest Evaluation Association: "Portfolios can serve multiple purposes," Barrett told Education World.
Technology for the Classroom | Social Networking Inspires Collaboration in the Elementary Classroom | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt By Denise Phillips Fostering strong communication skills. Creating confident speakers and writers. Encouraging collaboration and respect among peers. With the help of social networking? Great teachers and innovative educators are constantly looking for ways to make classrooms more positive and foster camaraderie among students. For many parents, encouraging early exposure to social media and networking sounds scary—and it is! One key issue to keep in mind is that every successful school experience starts with a positive learning environment. There are many resources out there for educators. Any classroom networking site needs to have certain built-in safety guards. Two popular sites among educators are Edmodo and Diipo. Parents also appreciate these sites, because a parent code is automatically generated for every student who receives an account. For student learning, it’s as much about learning how to network and share safely as it is building collaboration skills.
The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers 3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class 4- Exploit digital images for classroom use Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Web Tools to Edit Pictures without Installing any softwareTools to Convert Photos into Cartoons