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10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog

10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog
There are several web platforms that allows users to easily create their website in a matter of minutes. We have handpicked a list of the most popular platforms to start with. Check them out below and if you have other suggestions, share them with us in the comment form below. Enjoy Platforms to create websites for your class 1- Google Sites This is by far our favourite and anyone with a Google account have access to it. 2- Weebly for Education This is another popular platform for creating websites. 3- Webs Webs has a solid site builder that allows users to set up a website in as few clicks as possible. 4- Yola This is another great platform where you can create your websites for free. 5- SchoolRack This is more education focused and might be a good platform where you can build your classroom website. Platforms to create blogs for your class 1- Blogger Like Google Sites, Blogger is a service provided by Google and is completely free. 2- Wordpress 3- Edublog 4- KidBlog Related:  Ressources et documentation sur la création de blogs/sites webClasswebsiteDigital Learning

10 Ways for Teachers & Students to Build Websites The lines between blogging platforms, website platforms, and wiki platforms are not always clear. I have a somewhat simplistic explanation that I give to teachers who don't have a web presence yet, but want to create one for their professional work. Here's the explanation: websites are good for providing a static resource of information, blogs are good for frequent updates and communication, and a wiki is great for collaborating on the creation of a reference site. For the teacher who wants to create a website, here are ten good platforms to try. If you already have a Google Account, Google Sites is already available to you. Weebly was one of the first website building tools that I played around with when I got started on my technology integration journey. If you're looking for a tool for students to use to create websites of their own, Weebly for Education is a good resource. School Rack offers a free service for teachers to build and host their own classroom websites.

Teacher's Simple Guide to Creating an Effective Classroom Website Being able to record audio content will give you many options when building your website. You can leave messages for students or parents that can tell about assignments or upcoming events. These tools can be used to create podcast for a variety of needs. It is important to include contact information on your homepage. Make sure you include somewhere on your homepage information such as: email, phone number, and address. This is a new area for me this school year. Images Adding images is the easiest way to enhance your website. Logos Now that you have created a website for your class how about adding your own logo? Graphic Springs - free logo creatorSupalogo - create an attractive text logo Photo Editing You and your students can have a great time being creative with all the fantastic free photo editing sites that are available with more arriving just about every day. Polls & Surveys I have enjoyed creating numerous free polls for my site. ScreenCasts Slideshows

Comfortably 2.0: Creating & App Smashing with App Dice I have to give all the credit for this awesome idea to Ryan Read. Ryan is an Integration Specialist in Illinois and boy does he have some great ideas! I ran across his #appdice idea while perusing my Twitter stream last Spring and was immediately intrigued. It's a simple way to get students to creating in your classroom and #appsmashing. I wanted to create a set of my own geared towards using the iPad to create, so I created two types of die for my set (and other sets I created and gave out to our teachers). For the creation apps I used Popplet Lite, Pic Collage, Doodlebuddy, Trading Cards, Skitch and Word Clouds. For the showcase apps I used ShowMe, Educreations, Tellagami, Thinglink, 30Hands, and iMovie. Have your students roll the "creation" app, then the "showcase" app.

Mappe concettuali | Docenti Cerca Ideata e sviluppata dal prof. Joseph Novak all’inizio degli anni ’60, la mappa concettuale si realizza tramite la riproduzione grafica – come ad esempio un disegno schematico o un quadro riassuntivo – di una nozione relazionata ad altri concetti collegati tra loro. La valenza formativa e didattica di questo metodo di studio utilizzabile dalla scuola primaria in poi, è quella di indurre a riflettere sulle proprie conoscenze, a riordinare, rielaborare e a correlare i concetti, e a sforzarsi di essere precisi e chiari nella comunicazione. Di conseguenza le mappe concettuali consentono di ottimizzare i tempi e le modalità di studio, di semplificare i concetti più ostici, di avere una panoramica generale dell’argomento da studiare, di migliorare la capacità di sintesi e di esporre in maniera efficace e chiara le nozioni di qualsiasi disciplina. Scopri la rassegna di idee e contenuti dedicati alle mappe concettuali. Affina la ricerca Ordina per Mind Maple Vai » XMind Vai » Vai » Essay Map Vai »

Free Vector Characters, Mascots and Illustrations, Business, Animal, Fashion, Man, Monster and more | Vector Characters How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning The excerpt below is from the book “Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom,” by Esther Wojcicki, Lance Izumi and Alicia Chang. This excerpt is from the chapter entitled “Trick in the Blended Classroom,” written by Wojcicki. It all started in 1987, when I got a grant from the State of California. The state sent me eight Macintosh computers, never asking if I knew how to use them, and when they arrived I had no idea how to even turn them on. I realized then that I was going to fail if I didn’t get some help quickly. The students were absolutely thrilled to help me (can you imagine being asked to help a teacher?!) I was soon sold on the idea of collaboration, respect, and trust in the classroom. Computers, tablets, and other electronic devices alone are not going to change the classroom. To help everyone remember what it takes to set up a culture that works, I have come up with an acronym, TRICK. The students also put out a newspaper or magazine. David M.

Curation Tools Share your own uses of curation tools or other great examples here: --Ideas for Using Curation Tools Curation means to select, collect, preserve, maintain, organize and archive. One dictionary definesa "curator" as someone in charge of a museum or library! So in that sense, librarians have always been curators. generate information and resources far beyond the walls of the school library media center. so it follows that we would want to find ways to curate information in digital form and help teachers and students learn to do the same. An Overview of Curation Tools with Lisa Johnson (TechChef4U) and Carolyn Foote (@technolibrarian) 6/5/15 Scroll down to see more: Curated in Bag the Web Scroll down to see more: Curated in Blendspace For more about curation and curating tools see: Curated in Bag the Web (with some annotations) Curated in List.lyNote: Rubistar is an excellent web-based source of rubrics for any project or topic.Search by the specific type of rubric you want, or make your own!

IWB | Ideas For Teachers My of my favourite tools ( … and yet one I have not yet blogged about!) is Tag Galaxy. Tag Galaxy is a great flash application that uses Papervision3D with beautiful transition effects to explore Flickr photos via virtual planetary systems. To use the Tag Galaxy, you enter a tag in the search box (see below) and related tags appear with beautiful planetary systems – Easy! The site will search for all photos tagged in Flickr with the tag (topic) you have entered, and will then create a 3D ‘globe’ that you can grab with your mouse and spin – very cool! Each picture can then be clicked once to enlarge it, and clicked again to view any further information attached to the photo. I have used this site many, many times in my classroom! As the photos are gathered from Flickr, and have not been moderated for educational use, I recommend using this site with caution on individual computers.