About Slipp has evolved into If you're not ready for Slipp you can still CREATE A GLOSSI. Dear Glossinauts, Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning This article offers a look at Top 10 tips to use word clouds in your eLearning deliverables. I'll share just a handful of the many ways that word clouds can help to motivate learners, prevent cognitive overload, and simplify even the most complex eLearning courses. Word clouds are ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to visually represent text, whether this is content within an eLearning course or writings of the learners. Color and size can be used to denote a word's level of importance within the cloud, which helps learners to acquire and retain significant ideas (i.e. bolded words) more effectively. While word clouds are often associated with language arts eLearning courses, they can actually be used in virtually any eLearning setting.
The Darien Statements on the Library and Librarians On March 26th, Darien Library hosted an event called “In the Foothills: A Not-Quite-Summit on the Future of Libraries” at which participants were instructed to “come prepared to help sketch out the role librarians should play in defining the future of libraries”. The two speakers, John Berry and Kathryn Greenhill, provoked a conversation among me, Kathryn and Cindi Trainor that began in my office the next day and spilled out across the ensuing week. In companion posts, Kathryn and Cindi have beautifully captured the spirit in which this was written. Be sure to read them. Below is the resulting document (CC License).
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing: Get help with self-publishing your book to Amazon's Kindle Store If you don't have a cover for your book, you can use the KDP Cover Creator to make one based on an image you provide or a selection from our gallery of stock images, customizable with a variety of different layouts and font sets. Starting a New CoverAdding an ImageChoosing a DesignCustomizing Your LayoutPreviewing & Submitting Your CoverEditing or Replacing a Cover Starting a New Cover
5 Tools to Convert and Edit The PDF Format PDF files are the digital equivalent of the paper document: made to be shared and read, and occasionally filled in like a form, but not really intended to be easily edited. You could argue the format is outdated in our increasingly post-paper world, but PDF documents aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The Future Is Here - Your Guide to Having a Paperless Life Today The Future Is Here - Your Guide to Having a Paperless Life Today Paperless – a term that is used quite often now days. But what does it mean? And to what extent does it apply? Certainly we all still use paper to some degree despite the advancements...
Free Digital Magazine Software Lucidpress lets you design a magazine that will turn heads, whether it’s in digital or print format. Your magazine will look great on a computer screen or tablet, and everything you make in Lucidpress can be shared through social media with the click of a button. More Features Graphic Organizers Graphic organizer, concept mapping, and mind mapping examples. Graphic organizers can take many forms as per the table lower down. Graphic organizers can help motivate, increase recall, assist understanding, create interest, combat boredom and organize thoughts. Some more forms: Clock, Cluster/Word Web, Describing Wheel, E-Chart, Fact and Opinion, Five W's Chart, Flow Chart, Four-Column Chart, Garden Gate, Goal-Reasons Web, Hierarchy chart, Ice-Cream Cone, Idea Rake, Idea Wheel, , Inverted Triangle, ISP Chart, KWHL Chart, KWL Chart, KWS Chart, Ladder, Observation Chart, Persuasion Map, Planning Chart, Problem Solution Chart, Progress Report, Sandwich, Sense Chart, Sequence Chart, Spider Map, Step-by-Step Chart, Story Map 1, T-Chart, Think-Pair-Share, Ticktacktoe, Time Line, Time-Order Chart, Tree Chart, Venn Diagram. Graphic organizers are valuable tools for teaching/instruction. Unlike others, graphic organizers demonstrate a felxibility and endlessness in choices of use.
Media Studies: Experimental Geography Reading List This is the first installment of a monthly column by Rhizome's Contributing Editor Marisa Olson. "Media Studies" will explore timely issues within the broader field of technology. Each post will pay specific attention to the relationship between these subjects and artistic practice. For this column, Marisa provides a reading list on the topic of "Experimental Geography".
Best free software for writing: 10 programs to unleash your creativity Writers tend to make a very big deal of their tools, whether those tools are delicate pens or ancient typewriters. Increasingly, though, they'll talk about their software. Even the most genteel literary event can soon devolve into a fist-fight between fans of Scrivener and Ulysses (both of which cost around £27, US$40, AU$50). Microsoft Word is the default tool for many writers, but a subscription to Office 365 costs £59.99, US$69.99, AU$89 per year for one user – pretty steep if you only need the word processing element.
Soundbites for the Classroom In a time-stressed world, it seems that soundbites are all we have time to pay attention to. On public transport, in the media, and yes, even in the classroom. One of my regular routines is to project soundbites (or more commonly referred to as quotations) on the board as students walk into the classroom and settle down to a lesson. In other contexts I have used music, these days however, I tend to use visual images to indicate a different space, a change of pace, a moment to transit from the outside world into the rhythms of practice and learning. Sometimes there is a nudging to remind students that success is a result of dedicated work; other times, an image with words can turn on smiles and lighten up the burden of having to sit for another hour and focus on learning.
7 Excellent Tools to Publish Students Work There is nothing much rewarding for students than to see their accomplished work being published and celebrated with others. This is very much motivating and is a strong impetus for them to achieve more and work harder. Can you imagine how happy a student would be to share his classroom work with his parents in a neat and clean online platform that they access anywhere and anytime ? There are several online tools that you as a teacher can use to host your students work and share them with the whole class and as well as parents .Below are some tools that can help you do that. Check them out : 1- Flipsnack
PowToon in Your Classroom Read Time: 6 minutes I recently read a study on creativity that blew my mind: “A major factor in creativity is education: not whether you had a ‘good’ or ‘expensive’ or ‘public’ education, but whether you were encouraged to develop your creativity starting at an early age and continuing throughout your school years.” — Adobe Powtoon in Your Classroom — Creativity & Education
Delete Unwanted Accounts Painlessly Have you ever wanted to delete an account only to find that no matter how hard you look, you can’t find the option to do that anywhere? Me too. Isn’t it funny how it only takes a few seconds to create an account on these sites but it often takes forever to find out how to delete the account?
15 Great Tools to Publish Student Writing - Practutor Blog Why do kids give their best when playing baseball? It isn’t a test, and nobody is going to invite them to join the Major League only because they performed well in one game. Why do children love devoting themselves to a baseball game, even though, it is not being assessed? Simple, because everybody is watching them play. They play for the cheers, shouts and the boos. Children play to show the world, that they are as good as everybody else.