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Powered by Translate DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION: V4 published Mar 2015. This PDF Poster has links to 122 of the latest and most popular educational apps. Now these resources are available in 19 different languages. The poster also has app selection criteria according to Blooms taxonomy. I am still a little numb at the amazing interest in, and discussion about, the Padagogy Wheel from teachers and educators around the world. So why yet another version only one week later? Graduate Attributes and Capabilities: Without this your learning design will drift. These capabilities should be identified as part of our graduate attributes and woven into the fabric of our courses in the activity design. Please visit the blog post and listen to the podcast episode at: “If you exercise these capabilities.. you will be employed!” The Puzzle of Motivation: Teachers use the term engagement all the time.

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Reading Response Forms and Graphic Organizers Independent reading is a key component of my reader’s workshop and the favorite time of day for many of my students. It allows them time to practice skills and strategies that they have been taught in a real-world setting — their classroom. Following our mini-lesson, my 3rd graders head into their independent reading with a task, knowing that they will be held accountable for writing about or reflecting upon what they’ve read. A few times a week, this task involves completing a reading response sheet in their reading binders. This week I will share with you a few of the response forms and graphic organizers that I created for my students to use with fiction throughout the year. These forms are used one to three times a week in my room, and they take about 15 minutes to complete.

35 Sources for Curated Educational Videos Like explorers approaching an unfamiliar landscape, teachers who are ready to take the plunge into flipped classrooms and blended learning often approach the opportunity with a mix of excitement and trepidation. Just dipping a toe into the virtual waters of online content can be overwhelming, and there’s a risk that even the most fearless educator can become paralyzed by the bottomless depths of content and endless pools of resources. While many teachers begin by creating their own content and videos, most start by sifting through free online sources. Get your free Kahoot! account Your account details Make sure your username is 6 to 20 characters long, with letters, numbers or underscores only Unfortunately someone's already taken this username Username must be suitable for all audiences This doesn't appear to be a valid email address This email address is already in use

The iPad as a research tool I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog lately reflecting on Big Education ideas. During that time, my little buddy the iPad has felt a little neglected and unloved. So I thought I’d get back to talking about everybody’s “favourite little tablet that could”. Today, I want to explore the possibilities the iPad has as a tool for researching information. As I’ve said many times, what I describe here can be done on laptops but the purpose of this post is to show how the iPad can be used for all tasks if you have decided to use iPads as your main computer.

Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources Interactive whiteboard resources are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students to further their use of technology in the classroom. Here is a list of some great interactive whiteboard resources and activities guaranteed to stimulate learning: General Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers Plus App Ideas don’t stop when the meeting ends The Post-it® Plus App takes the momentum from your collaboration sessions and keeps it rolling. Simply capture your notes, organize and then share with everyone. It’s that easy. How does it work?

20 Tools to Showcase Your Portfolio Working in a creative industry often means that you need to present your work on a global stage, using an attractive and professional platform. A great portfolio can help you land clients while building your brand and network, so it's essential to get it right. However, creating a beautiful, functional portfolio can be complicated and time-consuming, especially if you have no prior design or coding knowledge. Not to worry — there are plenty of online tools that can help you get your portfolio up and running in no time. We've gathered 20 of the best tools and platforms to build a custom portfolio that shows off your creative work perfectly. 20 Tools to Showcase Your Portfolio Working in a creative industry often means that you need to present your work on a global stage, using an attractive and professional platform. A great portfolio can help you land clients while building your brand and network, so it's essential to get it right. However, creating a beautiful, functional portfolio can be complicated and time-consuming, especially if you have no prior design or coding knowledge. Not to worry — there are plenty of online tools that can help you get your portfolio up and running in no time. We've gathered 20 of the best tools and platforms to build a custom portfolio that shows off your creative work perfectly.

Free online courses Press Space or double-click to edit Top 100 Tools for Learning Completely revised and updated, the 2015 GUIDEBOOK will provide you with even more information about each of the tools on the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 list – to help you make use of them for personal learning as well as for your professional practice. Each tool page includes basic information (website, cost, availability as well as their rankings on the list 2007-2015) – as displayed on the web pageskey features together with screenshot(s)links to useful free guides and resources Note, each tool could be a book in itself, but to ensure this is a manageable resource, it’s been kept as succinct as possible. Some tools are discussed on just on one page, whilst others take 3 or 4 pages. [Preview a couple of pages and tools in the Guidebook, by selecting preview underneath the book image.]

Teacher Playground For the Children's Publishing Industry 29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier There are so many wonderful websites around, and it is difficult to know each and every one of them. The below list provides some of those websites that I find particularly helpful, even though they are not as famous or as prevalent as some of the big names out there. 1. BugMeNot Are you bugged constantly to sign up for websites, even though you do not wish to share your email? If yes, then BugMeNot is for you.

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