gettingsmart According to Common Sense Media, 95% of teachers agree that using technology increases student engagement and 92% of teachers want to add more technology to their classroom. We at Getting Smart are still basking in an ISTE afterglow… we’d like to share 10 great tools that we were introduced to there and the reasons they are so worth taking the time to master this summer. These are the tools that will transform your classroom in the fall because you will notice the definite threads that run throughout all these applications… real-time, collaborate and creative! Those words together are sure to build a lot of excitement around exactly how educational technology is developing and transforming what school looks like!
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Game Building Resources The best FREE resources of game building for teachers and children: Building games for teaching Teach with Portal – Today, innovative educators are finding ways to incorporate Portal™ and Portal 2 into their classrooms—helping teach physics and critical-thinking skills. It’s eye-opening to see how video games can be used in amazing and unexpected ways to help educate our next generation. You’ll find the beginnings of an engaging set of lesson plans, created by teachers, using the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker.
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Creating a semantic breadcrumb using HTML5 microdata HTML5 is doing a lot for semantics and one of the key features I've been busy implementing in many of my projects is microdata. In this tip I'll share how to build a semantic breadcrumb that uses HTML5 microdata. Sites using microdata to markup their breadcrumbs also have their trail displayed on google search results like so: Marking up our breadcrumb is incredibly simple and in this tip I'll be making use of the ol list element as in my eyes your breadcrumb is an ordered list and should be marked up as such. <ol class="breadcrumb"><li itemscope itemtype=" href=" itemprop="url"><span itemprop="title">Example.com</span></a></li><li itemscope itemtype=" href=" itemprop="url"><span itemprop="title">News</span></a></li><li itemscope itemtype=" href=" itemprop="url"><span itemprop="title">News Story 1</span></a></li></ol> Seems pretty easy right?