Differentiating Homework Using Edmodo Tagged with: elementary schoolGoogle DocsSmall Groups This is a guest post from Jimmy Sapia, a 4th grade teacher at Springdale Elementary School in Stamford, Connecticut. The full version of his post can be found on his blog at mrsapia.wordpress.com. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Edmodo is a tool that transformed how my classroom operates.
70,944 Free PowerPoint templates - High Quality b 58,086 Free PowerPoint Templates and Backgrounds Over time we have built up a collection of 58,086 free PowerPoint templates, themes and PowerPoint Backgrounds. You can download these professional designs for free. 15 Tech Tool Favorites From ISTE 2016 The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference brings together a huge cross section of educators who share a common belief that technology in the classroom can make learning more relevant, engaging and fun for kids. Among the 20,000 or so conference-goers are ed-tech evangelists, teachers new to technology, passionate makers and many others. Educators at the conference are looking for new ideas and tools to bring back to their districts and classrooms. Monica Martinez creates professional development for the EdTechTeam, a partner of Google For Education. She has tried and vetted many of the apps available to teachers on many different platforms and has compiled an in-depth list of resources that can help educators find what they need.
20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. — Edgalaxy: Cool Stuff for Nerdy teachers Automatically add email addresses: If you have Google Apps, the email addresses of the people who fill out the form will automatically be saved. Hide chat: Keep everyone quiet during your presentation by clicking the left side of the chat module. Track edits and changes: In Google Docs you can go back and forth between edits that you or collaborators made. Remove collaborators: If you want to take someone off a project, click none next to the name of the person you want to remove. Turn it into a webpage: Download your document in HTML, and you can share it as a webpage with a minimal amount of hassle. A great starting point for students wishing to create a website.
Gamification with Edmodo created by Bobby Brian Lewis What is Gamification? Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems. How I use Gamification with Edmodo I create small groups under my main group on Edmodo each small groups Creative Commons Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Here are some recently added bits and pieces: Attribution License » 89205806 photos (See more) Attribution-NoDerivs License » 23565894 photos (See more) Zoho Writer vs. Google Docs & Microsoft Word Online: Is It Time to Switch? When it comes to fantastic online word tools you are spoilt for choice. But only three can claim to be complete, full-fledged word processors: Microsoft Word Online, Google Docs, and Zoho Writer. The last of these has recently been overhauled, and the new Zoho Writer 4.0 seems like a real challenge to the big two. The focus of the new app is about reducing clutter in the interface, and making tools easy to find for a writer. Far too often, you might be stuck trying to add a particular type of table, or can’t figure out how to make an index/table of contents for your document. Zoho Writer 4 wants to reduce that effort from you, so you can concentrate on writing alone.
Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future New to Gamification? Check out my post What is Gamification & my Gamification Framework: Octalysis Education Gamification in Action. 5 Best Prezi Presentation Alternatives by PowToon! In the last couple of years many people have been searching for innovative ways to create executive, unique, and memorable presentations. PowerPoint was exciting in the early days of its launch, but too many boring presentations led to the creation of new softwares like Prezi. Prezi presentations helped to prevent us from falling asleep during presentations, but the zooming in and out effects of their software, and limited manipulation capabilities, called for more options and new players in the presentation market. 1. PowToon – Best Prezi Alternative
My Go-to Google Tools for Social Studies Classrooms Over the years I've used a lot of Google tools in my social studies classes. Some of those tools, like Wonder Wheel and Notebook, no longer exist, but many still do. Here are my five go-to Google tools for social studies classrooms. Students Need PD, Too Many times teachers, parents, and administrators refer to students as "digital natives" and simply assume they know how to do everything when it comes to technology. While they may be tech savvy and fearless about adopting and exploring new technologies, I find that they too can benefit from strategic professional development. When I started my first year as an educational technologist for Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, I had the pleasure of working with a phenomenal Latin teacher, Natalie Cannon, on a long-term class project. Though this was a project that she had done for years, we met to see how the iPad and specific apps could elevate student content and delivery. My role in what I came to call student professional development ultimately fell into two categories from there.
100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. But there are so many sites! I’ve spent several weeks combing through resources and have picked some of my favorites.