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From the Counselor's Office Brain Rules: Brain development for parents, teachers and business leaders | Brain Rules | 20 Creative Ways To Use Instagram In The Classroom The buzz around Instagram might have you thinking about jumping ship. Instead, why not consider a few ways to use the app in your classroom? Teachers who want to reach their students must continue to evolve their curriculum for the world now- not as it was five or ten or fifteen years ago. Instagram may not be as well known as Facebook or Twitter, but this photo-sharing social media platform could be a great tool in your classroom. 1. Students can make a photo collage of all the books they’ve read throughout the year. 2. Turn a dry subject with numbers and formulas, and connect it to art through visual expression. 3. Have each of your students take a photo of themselves in different parts of their town and city. 4. If you are doing a unit on ocean life, take a field trip to the ocean and have students take photos of all the things they find. 5. Every month, take a few photos of the student’s progress. 6. Connect your classroom account with other classrooms across the country. 7. 8. 9.

35 Digital Tools That Work With Bloom's Taxonomy Integrating technology in the classroom and engaging students in higher order thinking creates the ultimate learning experience for students. Bloom’s Taxonomy and digital tools creates an innovative learning environment where students are engaged in their assignments. The following is a list of digital tools as it relates to Bloom’s Taxonomy. 1. For a sample lesson using digital tools with the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy visit my post at: .

The 100 Best Learning Tools Of 2012 As Chosen By You Word Cloud of this list of learning tools! It’s a magical time of year. The time when we start seeing some of the best roundups of web tools and apps being used to enhance learning around the world. We’ll be doing our darnedest to bring you the most useful lists and guides created by the many amazing edtech enthusiasts to ensure you don’t miss a thing. In case you missed the first in our series, check out The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) . More than 500 learning professionals took part in voting for their favorite tools, apps, and learning resources. Be sure to check out the full voting records and a look at how each resource is being used (personal, professional, enterprise) at Jane’s terrific site, C4LPT.

50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education 5 Ways To Be A Better Public Speaker 7.16K Views 0 Likes If you've been asked to speak at a conference or host a seminar, you may be shaking in your boots. Not only is the thought of speaking in public nerve-wracking, but being in charge of a seminar that no one wants to at... My 10 Favorite Learnist Boards Of The Year 2.66K Views 0 Likes I wanted to take a moment and share my favorite Learnist boards from the past year. 8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad Want to self-publish a novel? Get your classroom materials into the hands of others? Share your brilliant insight and call yourself an author? Then publishing on the iPad may be something worth considering. So try out some of these apps and it should hopefully inspire you to become a digital author sooner rather than later. Book Creator Book Creator is simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Book Writer Book Writer is useful app to make books with iPhone/iPad! StoryBuddy 2 Create stories with drawings, photos, text, and audio recording! Scribble My Story Scribble My Story is a junior version of the popular Scribble Press App. StoryKit Create an electronic storybook with StoryKit . Picturebook: School Edition Create and share your very own illustrated stories in a few simple steps! Story Creator With Story Creator you can easily create beautiful story books containing photos, videos, text, and audio all in one gorgeous collection. BONUS!