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32 Interesting Ways to Use Wallwisher in the Classroom

32 Interesting Ways to Use Wallwisher in the Classroom

Wallwisher Brainstorm Tool in the Foreign Language Classroom | Foreign language begins with T Many of my lessons start out with a brainstorming session. Why? Because this accurately engages students with the topic that will be introduced. For instance, it is much easier to explain feminine/masculine endings after students have brainstormed and have defined similarities and differences, have divided words in groups according to their ending, and drawn preliminary conclusions. So, why not use a super simple online tool to brainstorm instead of the usual pen and paper or the board? Wallwisher is a super easy to use notice board that is excellent as an online brainstorming tool. Below is a wall that I recently used with my Spanish beginner class. How I use Wallwisher in my Spanish classrooms Brainstorm: as I mentioned above, I use brainstorming activities in my classroom often. Other Wallwisher uses in the foreign language classroom Sentence structure and vocab: write a very short sentence and ask students to expand it. How to use Wallwisher tutorial Further reading Some Related Posts:

Beautiful Word Clouds Una idea es una red Steven Johnson en su libro Las buenas ideas. Una historia natural de la innovación (Where good ideas come from. The Natural History of Innovation) desarrolla en el segundo capítulo el concepto de las Redes Líquidas. Encontramos ahí un punto importante en las conexiones que posteriormente establece el libro, más allá de que quienes hayan leído a Bauman rápidamente podrán hacer otras asociaciones. Destacamos este punto porque Johnson explica en palabras sencillas qué es una idea, cómo operan estas en la evolución y aparición de las buenas ideas y qué papel juega el entorno.Como dice Johnson, son muchas las metáforas que usamos para hablar de las buenas ideas: flashes, chispazos, para los latinoamericanos aplicaría la expresión se me prendió la lamparita, arrebatos, algunas imágenes comunes como las de científicos golpeándose la cabeza y accidentalmente llegar a una buena idea, o esos como repentinos momentos de eureka. Una idea es una red.

Inspiring Example of embedding lessons as videos on a Class Blog Meet Tammy – a high school science teacher with an outstanding class blog which you can visit here. Tammy serves as an inspiration to all of us that are interested in creating an online environment that is a natural extension of our classrooms. She is amazing when it comes to recording her daily classroom notes and embedding them in her class blog as a video. We thought that you might like to get to know her a bit better and how she does what she does, so we asked her a few questions and she was kind enough to reply. What were the main reason(s) why you started recording videos for your students? For years I taught my chemistry and physics students by using dry erase markers on an overhead projector. When interactive boards came along, I was excited, but I needed to be able to see my students while they worked with me. How do you create your videos? I’m able to write on the tablet while facing my students and record both my voice and pen strokes with eBeam and a cordless mic.

7 Tools Students Can Use to Manage Group Projects Any teacher who has assigned group projects to students has at some point had to help those students organize and equitably distribute work. (Or has had to listen to students complaints about other group members not pulling their weight). Here are some tools that you can have students use to manage their responsibilities when working on group projects. Pegby is a good website for organizing the tasks that you and or your team need to get done. Teambox is a free service that allows you to create and manage a collaborative workspace for team projects. Enter the Group is a new free service offering collaborative project management for groups. Todoist and its sister service Wedoist are easy-to-use task management services for individuals and groups. Trello is a free service designed to help individuals and groups manage tasks. Wiggio is a collaboration tool designed to make scheduling group meetings easier. Ta-da List is a simple to-do list creation tool built by 37 Signals.

Tagxedo - Tag Cloud with Styles Usos de Twitter en educación Ha notado que últimamente muchas personas incluyen en su tarjeta de presentación o en la firma de sus correos electrónicos un nombre de usuario precedido por un símbolo de arroba (@); por ejemplo @jordi_a. Pues esta no es una dirección de correo incompleta, es un nombre de usuario de Twitter, una de las redes sociales, posibilitada por la Web 2.0, que más usuarios tiene en el mundo [1]. Crecimiento de la red (Fuente: Inforgrafía Periódico ADN) Y es que Twitter está revolucionando la forma de comunicarse. Es claro el papel protagónico que jugó facilitando a los ciudadanos del norte de África y del Medio Oriente, coordinar y sostener las protestas públicas de comienzo de 2011 en Túnez, Egipto, Yemen, Libia y Siria [2]. También se constituyó en un medio de comunicación esencial en los días posteriores al terremoto y el tsunami de Japón en marzo de 2011 [3]. Además de estos y otros usos de esta herramienta social, muchos docentes la utilizan para enriquecer sus ambientes de aprendizaje.

Tips for Teaching Wikis: How I explain it to students I just sent this out to the Digiteen group and thought some of you working with wikis might like a few tips. (My students do call me the "wikinator" ;-)) Just a tip -- To get started, I always break it down for the kids. I explain it like this. Students, when we have a wiki, there are two phases: content creation and content editing and refinement. 1) Content Creation If the page is blank that is where we are now. Remember, that what you say should have citations by linking to the item on the Internet. Remember that when you come to class you should first: check the discussion tab and RESPOND - people feel ignored if no one responds - even if you agree or say "hi" - they know you're there -- the most motivated teams and best wikis have good "Web 2.0 leaders" who engage with their partners by responding. In about 3- 4 days we'll see that we're getting a lot on the page. 2) Content editing and refinement Here is where you ask these questions as you edit: a) Are all sources cited?

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