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How To Start Using iTunes U In The Classroom

How To Start Using iTunes U In The Classroom
Previously I wrote an article about the incredible potential of iTunes U for both student and staff learning. I posed the question: Why Aren’t We Talking More About iTunes U ? I was blown away by the many positive remarks in response to this article from others that have also experienced the benefits of iTunes U. I was recently asked if I would write a follow up to that post. In essence, the request was for me to help those interested in learning more about iTunes U to take the next step and explore how easy it is to build a course. So, here we go, if you are interested in building a course in iTunes U it really is relatively straightforward and easy. iBooks Author As an example, I wouldn’t use the terms straightforward and easy when describing iBooks Author. See another Edudemic article by Fred: ‘ The Early Results Of An iPad Classroom Are In In fact, it’s so easy that even this administrator is in the midst of creating his own course. Public Site Manager Collaborate! Course Manager Related:  robertpjames

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Collection of Great Interactive Sites for Teachers Today as I was sifting through my feeds I came across this awesome treasure trove of educational websites curated in a Weebly page.I spent a couple of hours going through the links included in this resource and I found them really interesting and worth sharing with the readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. I am particularly adding them to the Educational Web Tools section. This Weebly page is a work in progress and there will be more added to it in the future like the Art section for instance is still not ready but I will let you know of any additions.There are also few links which no longer work and apart from that I am pretty sure you will be amazed by the web tools recommended there. These web tools are geared towards k-5 students. They are basically online interactive, educational games and simulations. Here are the main categories featured in the list, click on any title to access its web tools. 1- Math 2- English Language and Arts 3- Science 4- Social Studies 6- Music

Smithsonian Quests We Are The Freedom Riders Overview Key Staff Social Studies/History Teacher to oversee lesson and make connections with history content. Music Teacher may provide musical context and skills as needed Key Skills Global Connections: Connecting to History and Culture Making Art: Producing, Executing and Performing Life and Career Skills: Leadership and Responsibility Creative Thinking: Communication and Collaboration Summary Students will learn about the song, "We Shall Overcome," and the role it played as an anthem for the civil rights movement in America. Learning Objectives Students will: Recognize the impact individual and group actions can have on society Identify individual responsibility in a democratic society Appreciate the influence music has had historically as an agent of change Role play interviews based on freedom rider biographies Create new verses for the song “We Shall Overcome” Teaching Approach Arts Integration Teaching Methods Cooperative Learning Problem-Solving Role Playing Discussion Brainstorming

Abolitionist Speeches by African American Women The first thing that I would do is talk to students about the 19th-century voice and that the 19th-century voice is really quite different from the 20th-century voice and that it takes a while to get used to it. And then to move on from there and to say, okay, well what can I do with this unfamiliarity? And just to, you know, read the passages over to maybe look for the personal voice. But then to realize that part of the 19th-century voice is the omission of the eye, of the personal, and that Truth is in fact much more exceptional in that way than Harper. One thing that you can do, and this involves more primary research, you can go and look for other versions of the speech. If you go to the newspapers of the time, the anti-slavery newspapers, there is in the Anti-Slavery Bugle, which comes out of Ohio and it’s a white abolitionist paper, about two weeks after Sojourner Truth gives that speech there is a rendition, a version, which would then be our first version of the speech.

400 FREE Writing Worksheets As ESL teachers, we’ve all had those students who do great on their grammar exams, speak up confidently in class, and are always first to raise their hands for activities - and yet, when it comes time for a writing assignment, they can barely squeeze out a few short sentences. This can be frustrating for the student and teacher alike - but it’s the symptom of a problem that’s well-known in every teaching community: Speaking and writing are two very different skills. As with any new skill, practice is key - but students who have trouble writing aren’t usually keen to take on even more writing practice. After all, they might think, if their grammar and vocabulary are correct, and they don’t need to write in English for their jobs, what’s the point of drilling this skill? The answer is, of course, that the ability to write in English is key in the world and the workplace - from writing cover letters and CVs to drafting emails and client presentations.

30+ Google+ Accounts and Communities to Follow More professionals are making use of Google+ accounts and communities for its ease of usage and integration with Google Apps. We also see Google is providing more services for education, including the Google Course Builder on which Google offers its Power Search MOOC courses.(new course will start in this week) had pulled together a recommendation list of Google+ accounts and communities around EdTech and education topics, you might find something useful for your interests. Udemy : Udemy represents education of the people, by the people, offering a community platform for building online courses. Follow them on Google+ to learn about their latest developments, how they’re using edtech, and cool courses you can take.Edudemic : Follow Edudemic to learn about the connection between educational technology. Ian O’Byrne : Ian O’Byrne teaches and researches educational technology. Tagged as: education, personal learning network, teaching with technology

Education Podcast Network How Japanese Kids Learn To Multiply – Amazing, No Need to Learn Japanese Thank you to everyone who has shared this post! Before we discuss this great method of multiplying numbers, if you are after a great power point slide show to use in the classroom to improve times tables and multiplication skills then you will find this useful. If you enjoyed using the resource above then make sure to check out the games and tricks available to help develop, practice and learn times tables skills. I came across this method though a Japanese friend and it shows how Japanese pupils learn to multiply in maths lessons at a young age. The great thing is that you do not need to learn Japanese to master this method, all you need to do is to be able to draw and count lines and dots. The Japanese method has proven very popular from the retweets and the feedback I have received from fellow practitioners. How Japanese Kids Learn to Multiply Video Tutorial A good way to introduce this starter is to put up a map of the world and get learners to point out Japan on the map.

Picture Match Picture Match is designed to give new readers practice with identifying beginning-letter and short- and long-vowels sounds through a simple, fun game. Updated in 2008, the game features all letters of the alphabet. In the beginning-letter sounds section, a picture of an object (for example, a car) is displayed, and students are prompted to choose the letter that corresponds with the first letter of the word. In the short- and long-vowel sounds sections, students are prompted to choose the vowel that corresponds with the word. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Gingerbread Phonics "Run, run, as fast as you can." Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson Phonic Generalizations in Chrysanthemum Students learn about word families by reading Kevin Henkes’s book Chrysanthemum, identifying words with certain vowel pair endings, and reading words with similar endings. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson Building Phonemic Awareness With Phoneme Isolation ABC Match Word Wizard