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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking 2382 516Share Synopsis Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught. 1. You are creative. The artist is not a special person, each one of us is a special kind of artist. Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at admin@edtechteacher.org.

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students' Reading and Writing Marissa Broyles taught English and social studies to a class or sixth graders who needed extra support last year. She experimented with many of the tools Levesque has compiled and saw how her willingness to be flexible as a teacher made her students feel supported. One girl with dyslexia could easily have been mistaken for being further behind than she really was because of how much she struggled with writing. “That was her only barrier, and it was so sad for me because she's one of the brightest students I've ever taught, but the dyslexia was really getting in her way," Broyles said. Broyles began allowing the student to use Screencastify, a Chrome extension that lets users record a video of what's happening on their screen while voicing an explanation.

50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning April, 2015 Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has around 50 wonderful educational tools and except for Knowable, an application we didn’t know before, all of the rest have been already reviewed here in the past.

10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help us navigate through certain areas, they also enable us to learn more about the world and what it has to offer. What if you’re someone who wants to create a map instead? Sure, there’s Google Map and Google Earth to help you out but there are actually other tools to choose from as well. Here we’ve gathered 10 free amazing tools that you can use to create your own maps. 10 Mobile Apps Instructional Designers Should Be Familiar With - eLearning Industry Many Instructional Designers already use mobile devices in their eLearning strategy. They give online learners the power to access valuable online resources and improve their skills from anywhere in the world. However, we can also use mobile apps to our advantage.

Pre-writing - Inspired Writing Padlet.com - How To Video Build a Wall to: generate topics to write about, starter sentences, small moments, interesting adjectives.... Include images, links, video to better describe/explain what you added to the community wall. Use this tool for any or all the parts of the writing process to capture your notes and/or media. 10 Essential Online Tools For Distance Learning - eLearning Industry Let’s begin by allaying your fears. Online tools for distance learning will not replace you as the teacher. At least, not yet. Instead, they offer unique opportunities to teach in different ways that aren’t possible in traditional classrooms. And that is something that should always be embraced. But rather than replacing normal teachers, they seem to enhance their lessons.

Mr. DeMaio A fun filled science lesson for kids all about earthquakes. Learn what causes an earthquake as well as a bunch of helpful information about them. Safe for children and a lot of laughs! Please consider contributing to my Patreon. Doing so helps me make more videos like this one! 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication: How researchers are getting to grip with the myriad of new tools. There has been a surge of new scholarly communication tools in recent years. But how are researchers incorporating these tools into their research workflows? Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer are conducting a global survey to investigate the choices researchers are making and why. Insights from these surveys will be valuable for libraries, research support, funders, but also for researchers themselves.

4 Ways to Improve Digital Equity in Your Classroom When we consider students' perspectives, small changes can have a big impact. As a former middle school teacher who taught in a lower-income, majority-minority school equipped with lots of "high tech" tools, I often wondered about equity when it came to edtech. For me, students' access to tech at school wasn't the issue. However, I knew that things were a lot different once students left my classroom. Because the majority of my students lacked internet access at home, I never assigned homework that required technology. But that was over 10 years ago, and a lot has changed since then.

eLearning Press Release Do's and Don'ts - eLearning Industry An eLearning press release tells a story. That story may be fact-filled and to the point, but it’s a story all the same. As such, every eLearning press release writer needs to know how to craft a marketing tale with a newsworthy twist. How One School Creatively Boosted Student Achievement Mr. DeMaio and other teachers star in a video about times tables. It’s not only at Halloween time that the Memorial School students in Union Beach, New Jersey, see their teachers in costumes. Buckminster Fuller and Systems Theory R. Buckminster Fuller and Systems Theory 2004 stamp commemorating Buckminster Fuller1i In addition to being a successful architect and inventor, R Buckminster Fuller was also known as a systems philosopher. He used the phrase “Spaceship Earth” to express the need for mankind to use teamwork to fully utilize Earth’s limited resources.1 Ephemeralization was another systems’ term coined by Fuller to express the concept of accomplishing more with fewer resources.2 His third system philosophy is Synergetics which is an attempt to combine various scientific disciplines to describe the energy output of an overall system exceeding the output from individual parts of a system.3 Table of Contents

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