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AnswerGarden - Plant a Question, Grow Answers! Generate a live word cloud with your audience.

AnswerGarden - Plant a Question, Grow Answers! Generate a live word cloud with your audience.
AnswerGarden is a minimalistic feedback tool. Use it in the classroom as an educational tool or at work as a creative brainstorming tool. Post it in a tweet or you can embed it on your website or blog to use it as a poll or guestbook. How does AnswerGarden work? You create an AnswerGarden by entering a topic on the Create New AnswerGarden-page. We'll show you an example! After pressing the submit button, you'll be redirected to your newly created AnswerGarden. The next step is to share your AnswerGarden with other human beings. As your AnswerGarden draws attention people will start posting their answers to your question, either by entering their own answers or by clicking on and submitting existing answers. If you're satisfied with the results, you can for instance show the AnswerGarden to your friends, tweet about it or export it to Wordle or Tagxedo. Who is AnswerGarden intended for? AnswerGarden is for anyone interested in using an easy and powerful way to get feedback from a group. 1.

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Back to School with Web2.0 - List of Resources - Interactyx I don’t think it matters how old we get there is something about a new school year starting that makes many of us think of new pencils, crayons and paper. And while school looks very different from when many of us went to school there is still that excitement about starting fresh and learning new things. So for the start of this new school year I went in search of new technology tools for students and teachers.

Top 40 podcasts for teachers 1. The Teacher’s Podcast Mark Gura and Dr. Kathy King bring you this series of podcasts, which cover “news, views, research and resources you can use.” Gura and king are educators themselves, and have experience as authors, professors and “ed tech experts.” The duo claim that their podcast won’t offer you the usual fare, but instead includes a fun and crisp perspective, as well as valuable resources. Blendspace (formerly Edcanvas) - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired! Combine digital content and your files to create a lesson

Gmail+1 = Student Email Addresses to Register for Online Services The Gmail+1"hack" isn't a new trick and I can't remember when I first tried it, but it still works and it still provides a solution to a problem that a lot of teachers run into when they want their students to use a new web tool. Let's say there's a new service that I want my students to use but my students don't have email addresses that they can use to register for that service. In that case I can quickly generate Gmail addresses for my students by using the Gmail+1 hack. Here's how the Gmail+1 hack works: 1. Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box. You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore.

The 5 Best Free Tools for Publishing Student Work If you are a passionate educator, you know your students are bright and it’s likely that you want to show the world. However, publishing student work is not always as easy as taping an assignment on the wall. How do you go about publishing student work online so that it’s available to the world? Read on to find out the 5 best free educational tools for publishing student work. FlipsnackAbout Flipsnack Flipsnack is a free online app that allows you to convert images into digital books with a professional look and the ability to flip through pages.How to Use FlipsnackThe first thing you’ll need to do is sign up.

How to use a great resource like eltpics for your teaching #ELTchat Summary 29/05/2013 How to use a great resource like eltpics for your teaching #ELTchat Summary 29/05/2013 Saturday, July 20, 2013 18:29 | Filled in Summary For anyone who is not yet aware of it: #Eltchat is a Twitter hashtag which offers Twitter-based discussions that take place every Wednesday at 12.00 and 21.00 BST/GMT (when the clocks change). Top 10 Websites to Convert Text to Speech Online for Free Like to convert some text to speech in MP3 or other audio formats? Check out below top 10 websites, which will let you do that online for free, nothing to be installed. ABC2MP3 lets you convert up to 2,000 characters per time, there are 4 voices for your choice, the converted speech will be downloaded in MP3 format. Email address is required to receive the recording. Go to ABC2MP3

6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Comics In the days of cold, hard newsprint, only people who could draw were successful comic strip authors. In some cases, this resulted in comic strips that had very nice pictures, but weren't all that funny (cough, Blondie). Thankfully, the Internet has taught us not to accept an inferior form of comic artistry, but a more flexible one. Comic strip enthusiasts who want funny but don't care about pretty drawing can have their strips, those who want artistry have theirs, and even those with very specific tastes can find something just right. The best part about these developments is that they allow you, regardless of any talent as an artist or comedian, to create your very own comic strip.

7 Web 2.0 Animation Tools Written by Mark Brumley Animation projects are a great way to integrate technology, encourage project-based learning and have a lot of fun. This month let’s take a quick tour of seven Web 2.0 animation sites for students young and old. For younger students, Kerpoof is an all-time favorite. This site has a suite of creative tools for children that are perfect for the elementary classroom. 20 Technology Skills that Every Educator Should Have By Laura Turner In 2005 I wrote a similar article and have had requests to write an update. Technology has changed a great deal in the last 5-6 years. Although, realistically, you would not use all of these technologies, you should be knowledgeable in what each of the following technology is and how it could be/might be used in a classroom

Kid's Coloring, Drawing, Stickers & Painting Activity 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. 9 tools for creating great animations Creating animations has always been considered as one of the most complex aspects of graphic design that requires specific software and technological expertise. It is a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and high speed computers. However, over the past few years, the emergence of different online presentation and animation tools have simplified the process of creating animations. Most of these web-based tools are very easy to operate and can create animations that are perfectly suitable for everyday applications. Here we've gathered together some of the best... Read all our animation-related posts here

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