Build Literacy Skills with Wordle I've always been interested in quantitative displays of information. I've been having lots of fun with Wordle - a free website that creates "word clouds" (or "tag clouds") for text analysis. Simply copy/paste text and in seconds Wordle gives you a visual representation of word frequency. The example below was created by analyzing all the words used in my blog in 2008. ICT applications in Literacy MP3 commentary Description: Produce audio commentaries to be played back by an individual on a portable audio device as they move around a particular location. Examples:
TKI - NCEA Internal assessment resources Kia ora and welcome to Te Kete Ipurangi’s web page supporting the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). From this page you will find resources to support internally assessed Level 1 and Level 2 achievement standards aligned to (2007) - as well as draft Level 3 standards and resources for internal and external assessment. Registered standards and subject resources can be found on the NZQA website President Obama’s Address to Congress 2/24/09 – Education in the Word Cloud Top 25! Note: For full web version of President Barack Obama's speech to Congress Feb 24, 2009 click here. I think Wordle.net is a great tool that helps teachers and students to analyze text. Read my post to see some ideas for how you can use Wordle to foster literacy and critical thinking in your classroom. I used Wordle to make the "word cloud" below out of the text from President Obama's speech to Congress. I chose a setting to display the 25 most frequently used words in his speech. Glad to see that education made the top 25 of his verbal agenda!
Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts
Podcasting for schools - the basics Podcasting can help reach pupils that more traditional methods cannot. But how does it work? Podcasting is becoming a bit of a big deal in the internet world, doing for audio on the web what blogging has done for text - making the production and dissemination of audio available to all; putting the means of production in the hands of the many. For schools, it offers the chance to provide lessons and learning opportunities in a way more likely to engage students than more traditional methods and can help reach children outside the classroom (for whatever reason). For Teachers Do you want to use Gapminder tools in your classroom? Check out all our resources on this page and the downloads page to get started. For more info, contact our educational staff at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org .
Elections / Hot topics / Themes / Home - WickEd At this year's election we are also having a referendum to decide whether to keep voting with MMP, or, if not how they would prefer to vote. Hover here Use these interactives to explore what a referendum is, what makes a fair election, and other interesting things about elections. Fun things to do Elections Do these activities to find out about what makes a fair election. You will need to enter this Student Pin number to access the activities in the Digistore collection. 50 resources for iPad use in the classroom The transition to the more extensive use of technology in classrooms across the West has resulted in the integration of bring your own device (BYOD) schemes, equipping students with netbooks and tablet computers, and lessons that use social media & online services. Gesture-based technology is on the rise; according to the latest NMC Horizon Report, gesture-based technological models will become more readily integrated as a method of learning within the next few years. The iPhone, iPad, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect technology are examples of these kinds of developments, and in particular, resources for Apple products in education are becoming widely available online. For teachers, some of which are just beginning to use tablets and mobile devices in class, these resources can be invaluable in promoting more interactive classrooms and understanding how best to use and control such products. Tutorials: 1.) iPads for learning: Getting started
Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare. Hello, We launched Writeboard back in October of 2005 as a stand-alone service. A few years later we integrated Writeboards into Basecamp Classic and Backpack. Today, the vast majority of Writeboards are created inside those two products. As part of refocusing on Basecamp, we’ve decided to retire Writeboard.com. You’ll still be able to create Writeboards inside Basecamp Classic and Backpack, but you’ll no longer be able to start new stand-alone Writeboards here at Writeboard.com.