What is it like to date someone you met playing Pokémon Go? I can feel my shoulders freckling in the summer sun. The heat borders on oppressive and a thin line of sweat beads at my hairline, barely cooled by a passing breeze. I am standing next to a pond, atop a giant sundial where high noon betrays no shadows, and I am sending a Tentacruel – a giant poisonous jellyfish – to attack the man across from me. There are no tumbleweeds to set the scene, no spaghetti-western whistles or wide-frame cuts to layer on the tension, but my finger still twitches to the countdown of our duel. Three. Favorite Sites for Free Clipart and Photos I use a lot of visuals in my work. I prefer to use my own photographs and to draw my own illustrations. When it's not practical or possible to use my own work, I rely on a handful of websites that provide copyright friendly images. Those images are licensed as public domain or Creative Commons Attribution.
5 Excellent Rubric Making Tools for Teachers June 18, 2016 Rubrics are scoring charts used to assess and evaluate a particular learning or teaching activity. As is explained in this guide, rubrics are helpful for both teachers and students: teachers can use them when designing lesson plans and grading assignments; students can use them to make sure they meet the learning expectations and requirements of an assignment or project work. Rubric making should not be a complicated task, it should only speak to the core requirements of a given task while channeling focus to the learning outcomes. There are a wide variety of web tools and mobile apps teachers can use to create rubrics.
Make Handwriting Worksheets - ESL Writing Wizard The Writing Wizard is a free resource for teachers and homeschooling moms and dads. If you like the Writing Wizard, please tell your friends, mention it in your blog, or link to it from your own website. Having gone through those steps, you should be pretty familiar with what the Writing Wizard can do. So, whether you are making writing practice worksheets for kindergarten or elementary school children, in D'Nealian or Zaner-Bloser, in cursive or manuscript, you should now be able to come up with something. If not, try the FAQ for help. How to Compose a Quality Comment! The fabulous Miss Wyatt, from The Student Blogging Challenge, asked if I would guest post about commenting. I ♥ commenting and am happy to contribute! Blogging has many parts: the post, the comments, and the sidebar.
Using Minecraft To Engage Students In Learning International Teaching Magazine A Descriptive Writing Prompt Descriptive writing of settings is one of my favourite areas to teach. I enjoy enthusing my students and trying to find ways to boost their creativity and imagination. PhotoSpeak App - The Techie Teacher PhotoSpeak is a FREE app that can make photographs COME ALIVE. Warning: It is seriously creepy. This app literally transfers any portrait photo into a 3D moving avatar. PhotoSpeak compares its products to the talking pictures seen in Harry Potter's Hogwarts castle. Check out a few Famous Americans first graders worked on today (The first one was my example that I showed them before starting the project): I find that younger students have a hard time coming up with what to say before recording.
19 Great Web Tools and Mobile Apps for Creating Interactive Timelines July 11, 2016 Besides posters and infographics timelines are great learning tools to help students visualize their learning and enhance their overall comprehensibility. Timelines can be incorporated almost in any subject area and can be used to teach a wide variety of topics from historical events to bibliographical information. Web technologies have immensely facilitated the process of creating a timeline and anyone can quickly design an interactive timeline in few steps. The chart below features a collection of some of the best timeline creation tools to use with students in class. 9 Free Tools to Create Educational Cartoons Below is a list of some of the best free online cartoon making tools. I know how important visual aids are in education and applications such as the ones mentioned down are just what we really need to spice up our learning and teaching. Feel free to bookmark and share the list with your friends and colleagues. You will also find a slideshow below that contains all these tools. 1- Cartoonizer
Using Padlet as a Formative Assessment Tool Padlet (formerly known as Wallwisher) has been around for a while now. It acts as an online bulletin board where users place “digital sticky notes”. These digital stickies can contain text, web links, uploaded files, photos, and even video! They can be anonymous or students can be required to sign in. 9 ways to make your Computing classroom 'immersive' — ICT & Computing in Education This photo was taken in a history lesson in a computer lab. The students were doing research into the assassination of John F Kennedy. As you can see, the wall was covered in photos on the subject. Many of the pictures were stills from the Zapruder film.