All Things Topics - Home Free iPad Apps to Teach Current Events My students use their iPads as creators every day, whether they are recording their thoughts, using virtual tools or publishing authentic assessments. Content can be both created and consumed using an iPad, and my students take on both roles. There are abundant resources for content consumption, and these apps can be used to teach current events. Many schools are increasing their use of informational and multimedia texts in order to align their instruction to the Common Core Learning Standards. It's important to acknowledge that current events are more than just articles in a newspaper. There are a variety of free iPad apps that students and teachers can use to access high-interest texts and video clips that will connect your classroom to the world. Watchup This app is in my top ten for personal use, and it has a clear place in your classroom. SnagFilms There are lots of ways to introduce current events into your classroom, and documentary films can be a powerful tool. NBC Nightly News
NETS Implementation - home The 21st century pedagogy teachers should be aware of Interpersonal learning , personalized learning, second life learning , 3d learning, collaborative learning and virtual learning , these are just some of the few buzz words you would be be reading so often in today’s educational literature. Things have changed , old methods and pedagogies are no longer relevant. The teacher-controlled learning where pre-constructed information is presented in a formal and standardized classroom settings becomes very obsolete. The urgent questions we should , as educators , ask ourselves are : what are the driving factors behind this huge transformation in learning ? and Do we need a new pedagogy to better enhance learning ? Advancements in technology and particularly social networking technologies are changing the whole educational framework . It is evident now that we are in front of two different versions of learner one is labeleed the the 20th century learning and the second is called the 21st century learning. 20th century and 21st century teachers
26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom 26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom by TeachThought Staff The paperless classroom is a compelling concept for what it symbolizes as much as anything else. While it sounds sleek and futuristic and easy to organize and environmentally friendly, the reality is that paperless classrooms aren’t that simple. The same with being organized. But what a paperless classroom represents is important. But if you’re looking for tools to give it a go, the following 26 ipad apps for a paperless classroom can help. 26 iPad Apps For A Paperless Classroom; Related Posts 14 Teacher-Recommended Classroom Management Appsby edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education One of the top frustrations of classroom teachers is behavior management.
The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom I have many “Best” lists related to using online games with English Language Learners, and you can find them all at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Learning Games. I’ve also written a lot and published a number of posts and resources related to playing non-online games in the classroom, but just realized I had never brought them all together in one place. Here they are (feel free to offer more suggestions!): Here are two excerpts from our book on teaching ELLs: Using Games in the ELL Classroom, Part I Using Games in the ELL Classroom, Part II Awhile back, I invited ESL teachers to send in their favorite games and posted them: The Best Language Learning Games (That Are Not Online) In Pursuit of the Excellent Game is an excellent piece from TESOL on using games with ELL’s. Articles on TEFL games is by Alex Case. Humanising Language Teaching is one of my favorite online journals, and they’ve just published the newest issue. A homemade revision game is by Sandy Millin. This Is Wild! Kaboom!
17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos When you're trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you're trying to help. Here are some free tools that you can use to create screen capture videos and images. Vessenger, producers of a group messaging system, offers a free program for capturing and annotating images on your computer screen. Using the print screen key on your PC or "command+shift+4" on your Mac are easy ways to create a screen capture. Monosnap is a new, free screen capture tool for Mac and Windows. Szoter is a free online tool for annotating images that are stored on your computer. Explain and Send is a free Chrome extension that I have just installed in my browser. Pixlr offers a large set of image creation and editing tools. Screenr is a very simple, easy-to-use tool for creating screencast videos. Screen Castle is a simple screencast creation tool that is completely web-based.
School and Education Technology Webinars eSchool News is proud to present a variety of webinars on the hottest topics in education technology. Our webinars are a great place to learn about new technologies, how your colleagues are solving concerns you may have and more. All of our webinars are free, just click on the links below to register. All you’ll need on the day of the event is internet access. After you register, you’ll be supplied with a link to log-in at the scheduled time. Can’t make the date or missed a previous webinar — don’t worry, our webinars are also recorded and archived. Introduction to 3D Printing Modules in the Classroom Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST Date: Tuesday, November 24th Time: 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST About the Event We are thrilled to be offering this upcoming webinar on how to incorporate 3D printing course content into your own K-12 classroom! How to Deploy a 1:1 iPad Program in Education Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST
Teachers And Social Media: Finding Your Comfort Zone by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Social Studies & Educational Technology Teacher Teachers And Social Media: Finding Your Comfort Zone “You’re a teacher. You shouldn’t blog.” My friend was serious–and concerned. Social media has the potential to strike fear in the hearts of many educators. As more and more teachers reach out in the public sphere, they wonder if this leaves them overexposed, and if so, the best practices that they should use. “Well,” I reply, “I want them to use my Learnist boards, and there’s nothing I wouldn’t say in public on my blog, though I’m not sure the topics are of interest to them. The payoffs are huge. I now have a PLN, (Professional Learning Network) of national experts in education, tech, writing, blogging, social media, sustainability–any interest I develop. If you’re just jumping into social media, you might appreciate the following Learnist resources. Teachers & Social Media: 6 Resources For Finding Your Comfort Zone 1. 2. 3. 4. 21st Century Leaders: Connected Principals
12 Apps For Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication Quick & easy setup of any size groups with voice, text and email communication with any or all group members, even those without a smartphone!. Ringya – Real Groups, Real Communications, Real Easy! Use Ringya to: ◆ Easily create any size groups; just snap a picture or email a file and you’re done! ◆ Call, text, email and chat with individuals, groups and subgroups ◆ Group chat that everyone gets even if they don’t have Ringya ◆ Know who’s call you and how they fit into your world (e.g. Dan, Mike’s dad, Grade 2) ◆ Search by title or role to find people even if you don’t remember their name ◆ Great for work teams, parents, teachers, communities, clubs and more Ringya is the first communication solution especially created for groups like work teams, class lists parents, sports clubs, community organizations, and other institutions. Ringya is great for parents. Be the office Hero!
ESL Plans EFLWeb (English as a Foreign Language Magazine). EFLWeb is an on-line magazine for those teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language. Includes articles, Web resources, information on books and software, product reviews, events and conferences and more. ELT Newsletter. Teachers of ESL and EFL can read weekly articles on topics of interest, gather teaching tips from the weekly articles, discuss their thoughts on anything to do with English Language Teaching in the ELT Forum, find links to other sites of interest to English teachers (and learners) and submit articles to for publication here in their weekly column. English as a Second Language. English Forum. English Grammar Links for ESL Students. English Grammar Online. EnglishLearner.Com. English Programs Around the World. English Second Language Resources. English Teacher's Assistant. ESL Emporium A Public Service for Learners of English. ESL Hub. ESL-Lounge. ESL Online Catalog: ESL Software. ESL Standards for Pre-K-12 Students.
iPad Curriculum Google Forms for Teachers- A Must Read Guide In today's post, we are sharing with you one of the best and simplest guides I have ever read on Google Forms. This visual tutorial is created by Eric Curts and covers a wide range of tips and tricks on anything you need to know about Google Forms. Check it out and, as usual, your feedback is most welcome. Enjoy Here is a cursory look on the table of content of this guide : What is Google Forms? 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking 1. This team-building game is flexible. You can recycle this activity throughout the year by adapting the challenge or materials to specific content areas. Skills: Communication; problem-solving 2. This activity can get messy and may be suitable for older children who can follow safety guidelines when working with raw eggs. Skills: Problem-solving, creative collaboration 3.