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We Need You to Vote on Whether these Explorers are Heroes or Villains! Fourth grade has been hard at work. They have been researching multiple explorers in their social studies standards and considering whether those explorers are heroes or villains. It all started with a lesson in the library using a video about Christopher Columbus, Encounter by Jane Yolen, and Tagxedo. After that, students selected an explorer and began their research. They took their information and used that to write a persuasive piece convincing an audience that their explorer is a hero or villain.

Learning through Earning: Digital Badges and Professional Development 50 Fantastic Open Courses for Small Business Owners If you are a small business owner, forget about going into debt to get an MBA and learn online. Inside Online Learning is on the move! Thank you for visiting and for the support you’ve given the Inside Online Learning blog over the past several years. While the blog will no longer be featured on this site, you can follow it over to where blogger Melissa Venable will continue to provide information about current trends in online education and […] Online Student Verification: Is that you?

This is How to Add Audio Narration to Your PowerPoint Presentations May 30, 2014 For those of you who use PowerPoint to create presentations the tips included in this post will definitely enhance your PowerPoint presentations. These tips are about how to record and add audio narration in your slide show. All the instructions mentioned below apply to PowerPoint 2010, for PowerPoint 2007 check out this resource from Emerging Ed Tech from whom I learned about these tips. Here is how to record a narration for your slides as explained in Microsoft Office blog: When you record a narration, you run through the presentation and record each slide.

GoAnimate A web app that lets you generate fully animated cartoons where you can make animated characters act out whatever you’d like (from Resources links and/or class examples This is a short and sweet example of an animation helping to explain Newton’s Laws. Perfect as an introductory video. In this blog a teacher made an Underdog Anti-Smoking P.S.A.

70+ Web Tools Organized For Bloom's Digital Taxonomy The number of web tools currently available to teachers, administrators, and students is downright absurd. You can’t swing an iPad without hitting a free web tool looking to revolutionize your classroom. Luckily, there are a few brave souls out in the world wide web attempting to organize the chaos a bit. We like to take our best shot here at Edudemic but also like to showcase some of the great organizing done by others. One of those fabulous organizers is Phillippa Cleaves ( @pipcleaves – worth following!)

Create Digital Learning Content Combine Video Images Text Audio What Is Metta? Metta ( is a digital storytelling tool that allows you to create lessons using audio, videos, and images from your computer or from the web. It is a great online app for creating short flipped or blended lessons for students to help them learn outside of the classroom. With this outstanding web application, teachers can easily create a digital content based story, supplemented with images and text. Teachers can also include poll questions in order to test the knowledge of students. So, with Metta, you can easily combine multimedia elements together to produce an awesome digital lesson. These 6 questions determine if you're technology rich, innovation poor Think your school is innovative with tech? Answer these 6 questions and prepare to reassess At the start of a webinar I recently conducted for school leaders, I asked attendees if they felt they were leading an innovative school as a result of the implementation of technology.

The Ultimate List of Cloud-Based Learning Management Systems I see an increasing interest for cloud-based eLearning. Are you looking for a Cloud-Based Learning Management System? Of course you are! At the following post you will find a list of 20 (updated 06/25/2014) Cloud-Based Learning Management Systems that will being updated regularly. 5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking for Tips). Do you know a teacher who just always seems to know about the latest technology, and makes it look so easy to produce cool content that students find fun and engaging? Maybe you are one of these teachers? It doesn’t have to be hard to use slick tech tools in the classroom. There are so many free, easy to use tools out there. Here are five of my favorites to recommend.

Free Webinars from Microsoft Help Educators Get up to Speed New to Windows 8.1? Looking for great ideas for Windows-using classrooms and schools? If so, Microsoft has some helpful webinars for you! The Evolution of Online Schooling Embed This Infographic <a href=" src=" width="500"></a><br /><br />An infographic by the team at <a href=" Degree Search</a></br> What humble beginnings begot the massive explosion of online schooling? Let’s take a look.

Two Great Tools to Create Image Based Quizzes May , 2014 Quizzes can take different format and while the traditional way of delivering quizzes was textually based, now web 2.0 technologies allow us to create quizzes that embed multimedia elements such as images and videos and not only text. In a previous post I shared here in EdTech and Mlearning, I featured a slew of useful web applications that teachers can use to create video based quizzes. Today, I am sharing with you two important tools to create quizzes around images. 1- ImageQuiz

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers by Terry Heick and TeachThought Staff Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning.