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9 Web 2.0 Sites to Publish Student Work

9 Web 2.0 Sites to Publish Student Work
Written by Mark Brumley Publish and Share Student Work Publishing educational technology enhanced content online, in eye-catching formats, is easier than ever. And, students love to publish their projects online and share with their family and friends. Use these easy-to-use web 2.0 sites to publish, share and celebrate student work. Two Publishing Categories Online content publishing (leaving out the massive blogging category) falls into two broad categories. Yudu Yudu lets you upload all sorts of content including Word documents and PDF’s. Flipsnack Flipsnack is very similar to Yudu and is extremely easy to use. Issuu Issuu (pronounced “issue”) is another option to upload almost any document format and transform it into a virtual flipping book. Tikatok Tikatok is aimed at younger students and is a wonderful tool for story creation. Mixbook Mixbook is very similar to Tikatok but features some sophisticated editing tools perfect for middle or high school students.

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Assessing Web 2.0 Projects Through Bloom And Time « Education with Technology Harry G. Tuttle Assessing Web 2.0 Projects Through Bloom And Time I offer the following mini-assessment of any Web 2.0 project as a way to refocus our attention on student learning rather than the Web 2.0 tool. Take the highest level of Bloom achieved during the project 1- Knowledge 2. Comprehension 3 – Application 4. 5.5 Synthesis 5.5 Evaluation and multiple it by the number of days in the project. So, if Susan produces a Social Studies podcast that simply restates (Comprehension) information about George Washington after five days, her score is 2 (Comprehension) x 5 (days) or 10. If Pablo produces a Social Studies podcast in which he goes through the problem solving steps that George Washington went through and evaluates his final solution (5.5) in two days, his score would be Evaluation (5.5) x 2 = 11 Based on this analysis, a two day project of higher level thinking rates a higher score than a longer project. My book, Formative Assessment: Responding to Students, is available through Eye-on-Education.

21 Ways to Use Edmodo in your Classroom Edmodo is a learning platform that is increasingly popular among teachers and educators. It is really amazing the popularity Edmodo gained within a very short time since its introduction. In my past articles here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, I talked about the importance of Edmodo as a tool to flip your classroom, I also emphasized, in another post, on its use as a community building platform for your class where teachers and students get to share learning resources and interact with each others. Another good thing about Edmodo ,which I like so much, is its security. Edmodo is also one of the best means of teacher-student communication. Here is an awesome slide that features 21 ways to use Edmodo in your classroom.

Education Program & Free Digital Storytelling Software for Educators At Mixbook, we offer discounts for bulk and volume custom yearbook orders for Elementary School Yearbooks, Middle School Yearbooks, High School Yearbooks, as well as education centers and academic programs. Transform your sports team, student and school photos into lasting memories with our premium, professional quality custom school yearbooks. Whether you’re looking to capture the baseball team photos, create a custom school yearbook or class project photo book, or celebrate your student’s art projects in a class calendar, Mixbook has hundreds of unique and easy to create photo products that can be customized to your heart’s content. Creating photo keepsakes for your students and teachers has never been easier than with the Mixbook editor.

Clicker Docs: Review Bottom Line : a powerful, fully customizable tool for writing support that makes technology previously only available to schools accessible to individual families, teachers and therapists. If you would like to purchase Clicker Docs ($28.99, iPad only) or Clicker Sentences ($23.99, iPad only), please support Smart Apps for Kids by using our links: Docs: Sentences: The ability to write well has been my bread and butter, first as a litigation attorney and most recently as an app reviewer. It's an area that many students, especially those with special needs and learning differences, struggle with. Crick Software has for many years been providing programs like Write Online, Clicker 6 and Cloze Pro to enable students to improve their reading and composition skills. Clicker Sentences is for users just beginning to express their thoughts in complete sentences or those who require substantial modeling of language. The essence of this app is that it's a Smart word processor.

Technology for education vs. technology for learners The New York Times last week ran an irresistible profile of Sylvia Todd, a ten-year-old who produces and stars in a YouTube show that features herself doing all kinds of science and DIY projects. She’s received over 1.5 million views and collaborated with Make magazine, with companies that make science kits for kids, and to speak to teachers; she even presented at the White House Science Fair and met President Obama. Sylvia’s Maker Show is an example of what two education researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rich Halverson and Benjamin Shapiro, call “technologies for learners”–as opposed to “technologies for education.” “Technologies for education assume that the goals (or outcomes) of teaching and learning are stable, and that the challenge of technological innovation is to fashion efficient, viable, and successful means to reach these goals,” they write. “Technologies for learners, on the other hand, are designed to support the needs, goals, and styles of individuals.” Make in minutes, share online. Build a web booklet from your own content or convert an existing PDF. Our design tool is code free, drag and drop simple. One click publishing to multiple locations on the web and a curated classroom web booklet gallery. What To Know About Google Play For Education Yesterday at Google I/O (the company’s annual developer conference), Google released a major new education program called Google Play for Education that organizes and manages the way teachers share apps, books, and other learning content with their classes. The new store is scheduled to launch this fall and it aims to simplify content searching for schools, and to give teachers and students access to the same tools that are now native to the Google Play experience. While much of the technology news that is presented at these large companies’ conferences may seem unimportant until the products are actually released – and in many cases, completely irrelevant to classrooms – this is one of the most education-relevant announcements that has been made in recent memory. It also marks the first big push into the tablet classroom by a company that is not Apple. Google App Store For Educators Easy Classroom Content Sharing What Does This Mean For BYOD? Things Teachers Should Know

5 Excellent Tools to Convert Photos to Cartoons 1- Cartoonize It allows you to make a cartoon of yourself. You can cartoonize your photo in one click. 2- Befunky This is another awesome web tool that allows users to not only cartoonize their pictures but also customize them the way they want by using different effects and colors. 3- Cartoon, Pho.To Photo caricatures and photo to cartoon in one click! 4- Dumpr Create digital photo pencil sketch, just upload a picture and we will do the rest. 5- Portrait Iluustrator Maker Portrait Illustration Maker is a service which provides character icons completely free of charge!

Managing: The Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom Awhile ago, I wrote about the beginning of the one-to-one iPad journey in my classroom. I have always appreciated when others have shared not only their pedagogy, but the organization of their tools or classroom as well. I’ve also had more people ask me questions about my set-up than how I use iPads to actually teach in my classroom, so here’s my “share”. Purchasing the iPads was the easy part. Organizing Each iPad was named with a number. Before we purchased the iPads, the students had been storing their headphones at the other end of the classroom. Ipad Storage The iPad shelf in my classroom has become as hot an item for discussion (at least for the adults who visit us) as the iPads themselves. To power the iPads, I used four Belkin charging stations, which are fastened right onto the back of the shelves. Students Making the Rules Up to this point, we had had a couple of the original iPads in our classroom, so Use two hands to carry the iPads.Don’t leave the iPad on the floor.