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10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning

10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning
The following post was co-authored by EdTechTeacher’s Beth Holland & Tracy Sockalosky. When we think about the tools and resources that benefit all learners, certain key attributes come to mind: multiple modalities, scaffolding, communication, collaboration, and support. While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 strategies to maximize the learning possibilities through creative uses of All Things Google . 1. Google Docs At its most basic level, Google Docs provides students with a foolproof means to access their work from any device. On a deeper level, working in shared Docs also creates an almost real-time feedback loop. Docs do not have to be used only for assessments. 2. Imagine having the ability to know your students’ comprehension level before they walk into class or immediately after you introduce a new concept. 3. What if your students could hear your thoughts as you read their work and provided input? 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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a year of many firsts: summer review websites for kids As the school year starts to come to a close, I’m beginning to receive e-mails and questions from parents wondering what they can do over the summer to ensure continued progress. I made a summer review packet for first graders entering 2nd graders a few weeks ago. I also just recently made one for second graders entering third grade here. In addition to summer review practice pages, I also offer my parents a list of fun and educational websites that their child can cool off with on those hot, summer days. Here are a list of the sites I offer to my parents: Here’s a copy you can give your families.

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Our role as educators is to encourage learning experiences that increase the ability to recognize and listen to our inner voice. Let us begin by shifting emphasis from finding the right answer to creating school cultures that encourage risk-taking and embrace ambiguity. Guardian Education Centre: primary school workshops All activities are designed to complement the teaching of the curriculum across a variety of subjects. We welcome groups and individuals with special needs. The offices and teaching areas are accessible to wheelchair users and the mobility impaired. All primary school workshops are free of charge. Full day workshops run from 10am-2.30pm and two hour after school workshops can start from 3.15pm.

10 Techy Icebreakers for The 21st Century Teacher Here are some great icebreakers you can work on using technology : 1- Self PortraitHave your students draw themselves. After they have done this, collect the papers and hang them up for the whole class to see. The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning By Justin Reich Imagine walking up to a stream. On the far side lies our ideal learning environment — student-centric, inquiry-based, resource-rich — our Someday.

Primary schools We offer a range of free workshops for Primary school groups which use our gallery spaces to develop creative thinking, visual and verbal literacy and research skills. Click on the links below to find out more. Make a Book! A practical and creative bookmaking workshop that draws on the Library's collections for inspiration. Read Alouds and Short Text Recorder 16 May There are some teacher tools that have changed my instruction immensely and this is one of them! QuickVoice allows you to record your voice and I use it for read alouds and test prep throughout the school year. You can record your own voice reading a short text or picture book and play it back to your students. I usually use this with my iPhone and then plug it in to speakers to play back for students. I work with a CTT group of students whose IEPs mandate that test passages are read and reread and quick voice is a great way to record and replay short texts.

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10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo This is a guest post from Vance Kite, a science teacher at City of Medicine Academy in Durham, North Carolina. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Introduce yourself to Vance or follow him on Twitter at @Lab_207 In the summer of 2011, I was sitting in a professional development institute in preparation for starting a new position.

Reading List Obviously I’d be a fool not to recommend my own books, The Perfect English Lesson and the new one, The Secret of Literacy: making the implicit explicit, but these are some of the works which have inspired me to become a better teacher: Philip Adey & Justin Dillon (ed) Bad Education – Debunking myths in education Geoff Barton Don’t Call it Literacy Phil Beadle Dancing About Architecture & How To Teach Isabelle Beck, Margaret G. McKeown and Linda Kucan Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction English: Learn Languages for Free Learn English for free online. Download free audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and start learning English instantly. To learn more languages, please visit our complete collection of Free Language Lessons. Connect with English - WebFeaturing the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a journey across America, Connect With English offers 50 fifteen-minute video programs that will teach English as a second language to high school students, college students and adult learners. To learn more languages, please visit our collection: Learn Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & Beyond.

Common Core requires publishing. Technology makes that happen There are a variety of overarching themes in Common Core–’integrate technology into classroom inquiry’, ‘encourage collaboration and sharing in student work’, ‘use technology to prepare students for college and career’. Each of these could take weeks to wrap into classwork, but there’s one organic tool that accomplishes all three of these while fulfilling a fourth recurring Common Core standard required at all grade levels: Publish student work. Look at this (credit: NGA Center and CCSSO: This vertical planning is typical of Common Core where grade-level standards are built from core constructs and scaffolded off prior years.