Tutorials: Tutorial: Elements of good website design If you've spent some time surfing the web you'll have noticed that it's easy to make an ugly website. Luckily, it's just a case of learning to avoid those features that are guaranteed to make a site look amateurish. This tutorial is intended as a guide to the elements of good website design and building attractive Yola websites but also takes a look at broader issues surrounding good website design. It takes you through the paces of conceptualizing a site, structuring its flow, writing the copy, sourcing the photographs and visual material and finally putting it together with the Yola Sitebuilder. By now you must have some idea of what it is that you wish to achieve by having a website.
Teaching Large Classes with an iPad » To this day I remain a big fan of the overhead projector. I truly believe it was more effective a tool for teaching than the projected Powerpoint slides will ever be. I stood facing the students, watching their expressions, which I could see since the lights were sufficiently bright. I could draw on the screen and change directions as questions arose. In fact I will argue that the ‘golden age of college teaching’ if there was one was stimulated by the addition of the roller to the overhead projector. Once Upon a Device: 20 Reading Activities & Apps “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke Epiphany is one of my favorite words. I remember discovering the word in high school and thinking that finally I had the right word to describe the “aha” moments I would get after reading a good book. I want my learners to have several epiphanies throughout their learning journeys.
iPad/iOS - TeachThought 10 Tips For Smart iPad Security In Schools by PJ Gupta, CEO at amtelnet.com Tablet usage continues to expand in schools, colleges, libraries and universities. Students use tablets for taking notes in class, online learning, research… Read Post → Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents Using tablets in the classroom–whether iPads, Androids, or surging Windows devices–is largely a matter of workflow. If you can forgive a mixed metaphor, the traditional classroom…
Owlie Sleep Sack Every new little one needs to cuddle up and be warm. Everyone knows a happy baby is made by snuggling and swaddling in some comfy single ply merino. Below is a pattern for a sleep sack with owlies on the top. Simple enough really. This is one size. THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE SLEPT IN.
Olympic Bodies: They Just Don't Make Them Like They Used To : Shots - Health Blog The Olympic Games seem to celebrate the extremes of athletic physique — from tiny gymnasts to impossibly huge shot-putters. But why are they shaped that way? We've put together an infographic that explores how athletes' bodies have changed over the last century, and the role physics plays in each event.
Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom Updated 01/2014 If I had thirty iPads in my class, what would I do with them? How would I use them to help my students learn better and help me teach better? Perhaps a better question is what would I do with them that I could not do with other tools that are available and cheaper? Certainly iPads are cheaper than computers, desktop or laptop, and they are more mobile. Speaking of computers, they were supposed to be the transformation of teaching and learning as we know it. Unleashing Creativity: Greg Kulowiec App Smashing - from Beth Holland Greg Kulowiec begins his session by asking, “Why limit our students to one tool at one time?” With App Smashing, students can create content with a variety of apps and then publish it to the web – don’t let content “die on your iPad.” The general concept between App Smashing is merging content from a variety of apps. Greg likes the word App Smash, but Lisa Johnson (@techchef4u) calls it App Synergy. Toolkit for App Smashing – keep it simple! The key to App Smashing is the camera roll – use apps that can save to camera roll or take screen captures and bring them in.
How Tablets Can Enable Meaningful Connections for Students and Teachers FUTURE OF TABLETS: SOMEDAY / MONDAY Teaching Strategies Getty By Justin Reich and Beth Holland In this four-part series, we have been charting a course for teachers working in classrooms with tablets. We began by looking at the consumption of content – the default uses of tablets — and then progresses through the the curation of learning artifacts, and the creation of new projects or activities.
Endpaper Mitts Sometimes a tiny little hit is plenty. I've been a little stalled out on the knitting, lately (yes, even the entrelac): my brain is abubble with plans and ideas, I'm loving a lot of projects recently out, but when it gets right down to it - nothing much seems very appealing to knit right now. You know the feeling? Just a general...blah. Seems just now, I'd rather cook, or read, or curl up with a cup of coffee, without ever-present yarn and needles in-hand. Power to Learn - Internet Smarts - Interactive Case Studies Interactive Case Studies Get Certified The Guide Online Resources What Parents Need to Know Explore important topics in Internet use at school or at home. These guided, multimedia activities allow you to examine issues affecting schoolwork, class papers, entertainment activities and online safety. Wireless Social Networking Digital Permanence Cyberbullying Misinformation Fair Use Privacy Music Downloading
Opening Doors and Turning On Lights cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by Tsubaki Kaworu I recently got an iPad 2. Well, I should say my wife recently got one that I have claimed as my own. Being an Apple guy myself, I was prepared for most of what it had to offer, but was pleasantly surprised by many features I didn’t expect. As I played I found that the iPad, in combination with Google Apps, the iOS5 software upgrade, Dropbox, and Diigo, served MANY purposes for me as a classroom teacher, and it got me thinking… I have been in on conversations about the validity and affordability of setting up every student with an iPad or other tablets.