The Ultimate Guide To Using iPads In The Classroom How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 14.60K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be. However, social media offers plenty of opportunities for learning and interactivity, and if you take a moment to think about it, it's not too hard to see how students benefit from using social media. 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes
The Right & Wrong Way To Use Technology For Learning So much in learning is subjective, which makes sense because so much in life itself is also subjective, and we learn in order to live. So it’s natural. Grey areas abound–the usefulness and quality of the Common Core Standards. 5 Free Apps and Sites for Creating Short Animations Creating animations can be a fun element to add to a creative writing project. Creating the animation could be the final piece of the project in which students bring their short stories to life. You could also have students create short animations to use as story starters for their written works. Here are five free tools that students can use to create animations.
39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom Pages - Menu This Blog Linked From Here 13 Style and Grammar Tips for Twitter Success In the conversational, sometimes casual world of Twitter, good grammar and clean style remain essential for keeping your followers tuned into your message. Whether you're a major brand or an individual tweeting from a professional account—even if you just use Twitter in your personal life—the better your style, the more clearly your message will be received. Here are 13 tips to clean up your message and engage your audience: 1. Compose Tweets with Care
Best Free presentation Software and PowerPoint Alternative Everyone agrees that Microsoft Powerpoint is so 20th century. It is not the best free presentation tool (In fact it’s not free at all). So what should you use if you want to make 21st century presentations? A few options come close to claim the best free presentation software. In this article, I’m going to show you why Powtoon is the best free presentation software and the best alternative to PowerPoint. 1. Big History Project The Big History Project is not a for-profit program. Your engagement will exclusively benefit teachers and students around the world. Teaching the course It's easy to teach Big History — all you have to do is register, set up a class, and go! Start a pilot Schools that want to work with us have the option of joining a small group committed to delivering Big History.
what teachers need to know FB # As was expected , Facebook has finally rolled out hashtags for its users. Just like Twitter and Google Plus, Facebook now allows users to include specific hashtags to their posts to create searchable content around different topics. As you probably know, hashtags were first used by Twitter around 2009 and since their introduction into tweets these symbols have gained so much in popularity that nobody can imagine Twitter now without hashtags. I have already written a detailed guide on what hashtags are all about and how you can use them as a teacher. On Facebook, you can click on a hashtag to see a feed of what other people and pages are saying about the same event or topic. If you're looking for something specific, you can search for hashtags, like #edtech, #edchat, or #education, directly from Facebook search bar.
7 Free iPad Apps for Science Lessons Cross-posted from my other blog iPadApps4School.com I'm preparing to do a virtual presentation for a small district next month. My hosts asked for a list of some science apps that their middle school and high school students can use. This is part of the list that has free apps. The Bill Nye The Science Guy iPad app is a free iPad app on which students can watch Bill Nye videos, play games, and discover kitchen table science experiments to do at home with their parents. The app is beautifully designed. 10 Books every college-bound student should read There is a popular reading challenge online that includes the 300-plus books read by Gilmore Girls' character, Rory, to prepare for college and a lifetime of learning. Some of the books are profound, others are obscure. Some are books and writers referenced often in popular discussions and academic circles. Some are books that contain vocabulary words not used in casual conversation, but that every high school student needs to know to prepare for college entrance exams. More: How to create and complete your own reading list When I talk with high school students, there are certain books I always suggest they read to help them prepare for their lives after high school.
Teaching our children to ‘read’ and ‘write’ – the case for computer science - Comment - Voices I don’t doubt that these vocational skills are useful, but ICT simply teaches them how to use technology but gives them no insight on how to create technology. In essence we teach our children how to ‘read’, but not how to ‘write’. Computer science is different. It is a vital, analytical discipline, and a system of logical thinking and problem solving that is as relevant to the modern world as physics, chemistry or biology. And it is from the combination of computer programming skills and creativity by which world-changing companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter were built. Rolls Royce and GSK depend on great programming too as much as games developers and visual effects companies do.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: iPad Apps for Multiple intelligences A couple of months ago I read a great book by Howard Gardner called Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice . The book paves the way for a new theory set forth by Howard where he distinguishes between nine kinds of intelligences. Understanding the different types of intelligences will definitely help teachers tap into the real potential of their students. Here is an overview of these intelligences : The Digital Lives of Teens: Code Switching Recently, NPR launched a new blog entitled Code Switch to examine the "frontiers of race, culture and ethnicity." Blog host Gene Demby explains: "We're looking at code switching a little more broadly. Many of us subtly, reflexively change the way we express ourselves all the time. We're hop-scotching between different cultural and linguistic spaces and different parts of our own identities -- sometimes within a single interaction." Daily, teens confront the challenges and opportunities of code switching in digital spaces, at home and at school.