Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: Explosive Fun Timers: ProjectWriter- A Great New Tool for Group Writing Projects January 8, 2015 I just learned through this press release that the popular Boom Writer announced today the release of ProjectWriter. This is a tool that teachers can use to conduct engaging nonfiction group-writing projects with their students for Science, History, & more. "ProjectWriter is ideal for dissecting whole units of study into smaller sections, letting students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and terms being taught." 1- Create a project First up, create your project.
Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015 Technology Evolves Quickly! When I started teaching in 2004, I used any/all available technology. I had an overhead projector and a CD player. Best Presentation Software: 10 PowerPoint Alternatives Choosing the best presentation software for your needs can mean the difference between closing an important deal and blowing the opportunity of a lifetime. Think this is an exaggeration? Just remember how many times a badly designed presentation–with slides chock full of text and outdated animation effects–instantly made you think twice about the credibility of the person presenting their product or idea. Design and publish beautiful maps Search Search for a city, state, or lat/lon coordinates to jump to any place on the map. Draw or import data Add markers, lines, or polygon data to your project. Need help? Map style
Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet The Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration was developed to help teachers use the Internet to "reach out" globally. These materials were prepared as part of the Department of Education's International Education Initiative. This guide is designed for online access. On every page, teachers will find many projects and suggestions to begin or expand classroom projects that reach across the globe. In every section of this on-line guide, we have also provided links to elementary, middle and high school projects and links to organizations that are involved in international education via the Internet. Disclaimer: Please note that many new online projects are continually beginning, while some projects are ending.
Downloading , Cutting or Editing Audio : Everything you need is here! Blog de Cristina is also on Facebook. Follow me! It is the beginning of the school year and there are some tools that I need to make sure are working properly. You know how everything works on the Internet. Some sites close down, others that promised to be free are now charging you and some others are still there but they don’t seem to work anymore. Anticipating these problems that I may encounter ,I am almost sure, one of these days when I am up to my eyes with work I have searched the net for some new tools that I know are working right now and therefore won’t let me down.
How in questions -ENGAMES The word “HOW” is one of the most productive words in English. It helps us create meaningful questions and sentences. The word “HOW” combines with many other words to create these questions. In this post I try to introduce the basic phrases “How much”, “How many”, “How often”, “How well”, “How long”, “How far” and “How old”. How in questions – mindmap Here the students can practise the basic usage of the word HOW in questions. Education Apps – Apps for Coding on Tablets Updated 17/03/2014 – 18 Apps for Coding on Tablets With an increasing focus on programming and coding finding the way onto the curriculum in many different countries across the globe, developers are creating materials which can help educators skill themselves, and also to support pupils in this area. Coding and programming allows for individuals to show their creative side, but also embodies key, logical skills which need to be understood and mastered to create a successful programme.
PingPong: Simple, Interactive, Free Q&A App For Teachers I’ve recently met with the creators of PingPong, an app that is aimed at providing a higher level of interaction between teachers and students. It works by simply letting teachers create questions either on the spot (during class), or as a series or prepared questions (exam-style) that students will have to answer, possibly in a limited time. The beauty of the app really resides in its simplicity and the fact that it is free. The user interface may appear a little Spartan, but that’s exactly why it works so well: it is extremely easy to build questions, and answering them is even easier. This means that it could work with very young children, although I don’t see why it couldn’t be used for adults.
Scratch 2.0 Mobile Apps - Download Now! (iOS and Android) - Discuss Scratch Tried the updated app on my Galaxy S5, cause I didn't have my Nexus 7 with me at the time. The view is still zoomed out, so it made it hard to press things.Sprites, backgrounds, and sounds can now be imported.I only got one sound to play (a woman's cough). It probably just takes a long time to load. Once the sound was imported, I couldn't get it to play.Paint editor, for sprites and backgrounds, seems to work now.I think you can import your own sounds, the only sound files I had were .ogg, so it gave me an error and said to try an MP3 or WAV.I couldn't switch between sprites, because every time I tapped on the sprite in the sprite pane, it thought I was dragging it.It was hard to switch between backgrounds and costumes, because it thought I was dragging them.Got a simple “When this sprite clicked”, “say Hello for 2 secs” running. The zoomed out view seems to be the biggest problem at the moment. It lagged for a while at first, but after, maybe 10 seconds, it ran silky smooth!