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Meshing GBL With PBL: Can It Work? Project-based learning has essential components that make it unique to other models of instruction, such as public audience, voice and choice, driving questions, and teaching and assessing 21st-century skills. PBL requires that all of these components be present in a truly great "main-course project." Similarly, game-based learning has elements that make it unique, even in its many implementation methods. GBL can look like gamification, where game elements such as quests and incentives are used to make the unit of instruction into a game of sorts. GBL can also look like using games for instructional purposes, such as the popular Minecraft or even Angry Birds, to support student learning. Cell Models: An Interactive Animation Nucleolus: The prominent structure in the nucleus is the nucleolus. The nucleolus produces ribosomes, which move out of the nucleus and take positions on the rough endoplasmic reticulum where they are critical in protein synthesis. Cytosol: The cytosol is the "soup" within which all the other cell organelles reside and where most of the cellular metabolism occurs. Though mostly water, the cytosol is full of proteins that control cell metabolism including signal transduction pathways, glycolysis, intracellular receptors, and transcription factors. Cytoplasm: This is a collective term for the cytosol plus the organelles suspended within the cytosol. Centrosome: The centrosome, or MICROTUBULE ORGANIZING CENTER (MTOC), is an area in the cell where microtubules are produced.

Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Best Resources for 2015 Social media is a powerful tool for keeping in touch with friends, getting coupons and deals from your favorite businesses, and seeing what your favorite celebrities are up to. It is also handy in your classroom; platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and others have the power to help you forge closer connections with students and parents and enhance the educational experience in your classroom. How can you make it happen? Let the following resources lead the way. Is Social Media Right for Your Classroom?

ITG Virtual Projects : Downloads ***** Please Note: The Virtual Microscope software is not up to date and may not operate on newer platforms. We are working to acquire grant funding to completely update the software.***** The Virtual Microscope interface supports the browsing of high-resolution, multi-dimensional image datasets from our Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and our Light Microscope (LM). Holmes-Marking Student Work on the Computer The Internet TESL Journal Martin Holmesmholmes [at] uvaix.uvic. University of Victoria English Language Centre As more and more of our students' work is submitted in word-processed form, it seems logical that we begin to develop tools to mark and annotate written assignments quickly and clearly using word-processors. This article describes some tools which I have developed for marking electronic documents using a word-processor, and discusses some of the advantages and drawbacks revealed by my early trials of the system. The macros and templates I have developed for MS Word 7 and WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows can be downloaded from links in the article.

8 classroom uses for holographic technology Eliciting engagement and creating excitement among learners is every educator’s raison d’être. One emerging technology, still in its infancy but moving quickly toward classroom application, are holograms. As you may recall from science class — or your favorite sci-fi film — holograms are 3D images formed by light beams from a laser or other coherent light source. The multi-dimensional appearance results from the interference pattern of two beams reflecting an object. Tech companies — and educators — are already imagining ways holographic technology can be used to engage learners in a real-world environment. This week, Microsoft introduced Windows Holographic, which, when paired with the company’s HoloLens augmented reality headset, will allow users to see and interact with 3D images.

free online dice maker, dice generator, worksheets and dice to print Tools for Educators offers free printable worksheets, printables classroom materials, lesson plan resources, and a host of programs for teachers to use in their classes. The is a worksheet wizard that allows you to create dice with pictures, dice with text or printable dice with both images and text. Currently available sets: 5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do On YouTube January, 2015 After the post I shared here on how to create flipped videos via the use of annotations and other interactivity features on YouTube, I received a couple of emails from fellow teachers asking about certain functionalities on YouTube. Instead of answering each one individually, I decided to create this post and include in it the major important things a teacher should be able to do on YouTube. Here is what you will get to learn from these tips:Know how to add subtitles and closed captions to your videosAdd and edit annotationsuse enhancement features to improve your videosHow to use YouTube video editor to combine, trim, add music and customize your clipsHow to search YouTube library for copyright-free music to add to your videosHow to swap the audio track on our videos Click on each title to access its corresponding resource page. 3- How to Add Annotations to Your Videos Annotations help you engage with viewers and make your videos more interactive.

Desktop This software has been renamed to Gapminder World Offline Because of technical problems the software on this page is no longer being maintained! Please visit Gapminder World Offline (Beta) instead. 7 Web-based Tools for Creating Short Video Stories Yesterday, I wrote a post about Adobe's new digital storytelling iPad app called Adobe Voice. After posting that on Facebook I received a few requests for suggestions for similar tools that can be used in a web browser. Here are some nice web-based tools for quickly creating short videos.

Learn to Code for Teachers Part 3, or How I Spent My Summer Vacation - Technology In Early Childhood So this is the third and final installment in my Learn to Code: For Teachers series. See that stack of books in the picture above? That’s my stack of books, and I read them all this summer. I know, it’s not quite your average stack of of summer beach reads. Phylogeny Programs Here are 392 phylogeny packages and 54 free web servers, (almost) all that I know about. It is an attempt to be completely comprehensive. I have not made any attempt to exclude programs that do not meet some standard of quality or importance.