50 Resources to Use Animation as a Teaching Tool A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know. Educators need only utilize the tools available, most of them for free. Some of the animation links catalogued here will give educators very basic tools and histories of animation while others have the animation already created and set in motion, it’s just a matter of sharing it with students. Educators need to decide which tool is best for them. If you want to create your own animation from scratch, then you want to go to sites such as Animwork. One of the easiest ways to animate, however, isn’t with your own camera and modeling clay, it’s with your links to sites that hand you everything within their own forums. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. For those who prefer to draw, there’s Make It Share It. 9. 10.
Create Digital Learning Content Combine Video Images Text Audio What Is Metta? Metta (www.metta.io) is a digital storytelling tool that allows you to create lessons using audio, videos, and images from your computer or from the web. It is a great online app for creating short flipped or blended lessons for students to help them learn outside of the classroom. With this outstanding web application, teachers can easily create a digital content based story, supplemented with images and text. Teachers can also include poll questions in order to test the knowledge of students. How To Use Metta For using the Metta app, you first need to create an account or login using your Facebook id.After you log in, you’ll be presented with a screen where you need to enter the title of your story or lesson. [Editors Note: I used Metta to put together the video below as an exercise in getting familiar with the tool. Using Metta in the Classroom Here’s a few helpful features that make Metta more powerful for classroom use: Print This Post
The ESL Times: Teaching phonics: A children's passport to literacy Developing phonological awareness Year 1 students. Colegio San Gregorio. A couple of years ago I started to teach English to Year 1 students through a new a method for me, Synthetic Phonics. Most of you maybe know the Jolly Phonics method . PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS: It is the ability of listening to the sound of a letter or a group of letters (phonics). It is a very important ability to know for our bilingual students because it will be the foundations of the following abilities as recognizing words, or reading. To achieve these skills in our students it is very important to be systematic and work with this as a daily basis in our English lessons. ● Teaching phonics with the flashcards of sounds. ● Reading sounds inside words. ● Reading words and introduction of the “sight words” in the cloud. ● Write simple words through the teacher’s dictation. ● Write sentences through the teacher’s dictation. ● Write paragraphs following the grammar pattern the teacher should offer them. I hope you like it.
Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there. 1- Educlipper Educlipper is a wonderful tool for creating video tutorials and guides to share with students. Pixiclip is another wonderful tool to create step by step instructional videos to use in your flipped classroom. 3- Explain Everything Explain Everything is a great interactive whiteboard that allows you to create screencasts and video tutorials using annotation, animation, narration, importing, and exporting almost anything to and from almost anywhere. 4- Knowmia Knowmia Teach is a new free lesson planning and recording tool for teachers and their students. 6- Educreations
Photovisi - Photo Collage Maker A Great New Google Drive Cheat Sheet for Teachers July 28, 2014 Here is a new excellent Google Drive cheat sheet created and shared by Shake Up Learning (one of my favourite blogs for Ed Tech). This cheat sheet is created after the latest updates to Google Drive and as such it is the most recent visual guide to the new Google Drive. The main things covered in this cheat sheet are : Create, upload, and organizeFiles, folders, and searchDetails, activities and settingsGoogle+ Integration. This cheat sheet is available for free download from this link.
fluentu Do you find yourself nagging your students about their incorrect pronunciation? That’s okay—ESL students with a great grasp on English pronunciation are hard to come by. They usually walk in the classroom already at an advanced level, having lived abroad or having an English-speaking parent. As for the rest, English pronunciation can be a tough area to master. Do you get tired of trying to correct them, and just let them keep saying it wrong because it’s too much trouble? How to Solve ESL Student Pronunciation Problems There are some sounds in English that can be difficult for any learner, and there are also distinctions between sounds that some students find confusing because there is no such distinction in their mother tongue. First, they need to be able to hear the difference between the incorrect and the correct sound.Then they need to learn how to make the correct sound.Finally, they also need to be able to recognize (when reading, for example) when and how to make the correct sound.
32 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Augmented Reality (AR) is a growing field of technology where real life is modified and enhanced by computer-generated sights and sounds. The most common use of AR can be seen through mobile apps. Want to see how it works? App developers are building AR apps for fun, educational, and commercial uses. Which augmented reality apps do you use? 32 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom From edshelf Image attribution flickr user turkletom Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. The following technology tools for teachers have been organized by academic subjects, topics, and learning activity.