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Classroom Management Tools for Teachers

Classroom Management Tools for Teachers

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FM openlearn webcams Conf. The Flashmeeting Project includes an application based on the Adobe Flash 'plug in' and Flash Media Server. Running in a standard web browser window, it allows a dispersed group of people to meet from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Typically a meeting is pre-booked by a registered user and a url, containing a unique password for the meeting, is returned by the server. Educational Technology Software LMS Partners Blackboard Blackboard is a leading provider of E-Education enterprise software applications and services. Blackboard’s global clients include primary and secondary schools, higher education, corporation and government markets as well as textbook publishers. SoftChalk, a Blackboard Building Blocks partner, enhances Blackboard (Learn and Angel) by providing tools for creating highly interactive content that can be easily integrated into and delivered through the Blackboard learning management and content systems. As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, “information overload” is something we all seem to suffer. It is becoming more difficult to weed through all the “stuff” out there and pluck out the best, most share-worthy tidbits of information, especially if your topic is niche. Let’s face it, Google definitely has its shortcomings when it comes to content curation and the more it tries to cater to all audiences, the less useful it becomes. The demand for timely, relevant content that is specific to our unique interests and perspectives has given rise to a new generation of tools that aim to help individuals and companies curate content from the web and deliver it in a meaningful way.

How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple By Dolores Gende Apple’s iBooks2 and authoring app has created big waves in education circles. But smart educators don’t necessarily need Apple’s slick devices and software to create their own books. How educators think of content curation in the classroom is enough to change their reliance on print textbooks. As the open education movement continues to grow and become an even more rich trove of resources, teachers can use the content to make their own interactive textbooks. It might seem daunting, but the availability of quality materials online and the power of tapping into personal learning networks should make it easier.

Local Projects Historypin is a great tool to use in local groups and is being used all over the world to run events and projects with families, community groups and libraries, archives and museums. Why use Historypin in local projects? Run natural and meaningful inter-generational sessions and events Help your group share their personal history and memories and feel valued Get families and local residents more involved with your organisation Build positive links between your organisation and the local community groups, schools, libraries, archives and museums Improve the communication, social and inter-personal skills of your group Turn your group into local archivists

How to Export Your Blogger and WordPress Posts Yesterday, I shared directions on how to download the content that is on a Posterous Spaces blog. I shared those directions in response to the distinct possibility that Posterous Spaces could be closing down. Even if you have a self-hosted WordPress blog it is still a good idea to download your content so that you have an offline back-up of it just in case the worst happens. PunBB What is PunBB? PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License. Its primary goals are to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards.

Web 2.0 teaching tools to enhance education and learning — Edjudo 3D Projects Alice – Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment (free) Blender – Excellent open source 3D content creation suite (free, must install) PhotoSynth – A Microsoft web application that takes your photos, mashes them together and recreates a 3D scene out of them that anyone can view and move around in. Windows only.

- Top 100 Sites of 2011 0 Comments November 23, 2011 By: David Kapuler Nov 23 Written by: 11/23/2011 3:54 AM ShareThis The time is finally here for my annual list of favorite sites of the year. Virtual Assistant – humanlike artificial agents for self-service areas A Virtual Assistant is an artificial humanlike representation of an organisation. It is designed for conversations with (potential) customers, members or civilians (audiences of organisations). A virtual assistant does not only answer questions - it also tries to hold a conversation, to manage dialogues on issues relating to the companies’ activities, or its offerings. Typical usage

100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers Tools of the Trade. Oh the joy of the first week of school. Nothing like going with mom to the store and buying your new clothes, school supplies and Snoopy lunch box. Today, students are probably no different. I can see it now... go with mom and dad to get a new laptop, iPod, digital camera and upgrade to unlimited text messaging on the cell phone along with the latest Snoopy lunch box (or not).

MythBuster Adam Savage: 3 Ways to Fix U.S. Science Education When Jamie Hyneman and I speak at teacher conventions, we always draw a grateful crowd. They tell us Thursday mornings are productive because students see us doing hands-on science Wednesday nights on our show MythBusters, and they want to talk about it. These teachers are so dedicated, but they have difficulty teaching for the standardized tests they're given with the budgets they're not given. It's one reason the U.S. is falling behind other countries in science: By 2010, Asia will have 90 percent of the world's Ph.D. scientists and engineers. We're not teachers, but our show has taught us a lot about how to get people interested in science.