Research: MapMaker Interactive - National Geographic Welcome to the MapMaker Interactive This tutorial explains how to explore National Geographic Education's interactive GIS mapping tool and tools for customizing outline maps for print. Use the zoom bar to go from a world view to a local view (or in cartographic terms, from a large scale to a small scale). If you zoom out to a world view, you will see that the map is in a Mercator projection.
blackboard Traditionally as teachers, before we start a new topic or theme with our students, we collect a variety of educational resources (activities, worksheets, games, posters, models, songs etc.) to share in lessons or provide as resources for students in the classroom. Using technology, we can also provide multimedia and other interactive materials like graphics, slideshows, videos, files, websites, social media accounts, hashtags etc. to enhance learning in our classroom and perhaps beyond. It would seem then that collecting a variety of traditional and digital materials would be an effective strategy to differentiate learning for students and appeal to our classes full of “screenagers” but not quite teenagers. Here are three sites to help teachers curate educational digital content for discussion, resources and sharing with students. 1. Symbaloo One online tool allows you to create a web page of links (as symbols) to sites on specific theme or topic.
5 Minute Marking Plan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner Marking is an occupational hazard for all teachers. Whilst the “5 Minute Marking Plan” can’t do your marking for you (sadly) it will help you focus on the job in hand and help ensure you maximise your students’ learning and your own. This planner adds to a growing number of 5 Minute Plans produced by @TeacherToolkit including the “5 Minute Lesson Plan” and the “5 Minute Assembly Plan” which are available on @TeacherToolkit’s website. The thinking that underpins the plan seeks to highlight those elements of marking that have greatest impact on learning, namely: Sharing the key marking points (you may refer to these as success criteria).
Tools editor de imagenes y audio Developers Add Aviary to your app Photo Editor by Aviary Get the app Make photos magic. Great Resources to Help Teachers Craft Beautiful Slide Presentations June 15, 2014 Preparing slides that are both meaningful and visually appealing has gotten a lot easier thanks to technology. Whether it is for your classroom, a departmental talk, or a conference presentation, here are resources to help craft beautiful slides. Slidebean Web presentation software that lets you create beautiful slide design in seconds. When you are ready to start filling in your slides, this image search service helps you find royalty-free stock photos.
Research: Islands - National Geographic An island is a land area completely surrounded by water. Familiar islands include Madagascar and the Hawaiian Islands. But Greenland is also an island, as is Cuba, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Manhattan. Education-2020 - 21st Century Learning Blooms Taxonomy has long been used to describe and organize thinking behaviours that are considered important to learning outcomes. Describing differing levels of complexity, Benjamin Bloom organized learning into six major categories, from the simplest behaviour to the most complex. Digital Blooms: Verbs (Learning Outcomes) & Their Nouns (Tools) The Digital Blooms Pyramid represents the new learning outcomes as defined by the hierarchical verbs and some of the sample tools (nouns) that can be used to facilitate learning. with Bloom’s higher order thinking skills and constructivist philosophy, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) describes the types of digital age skills 21st century learners need. In addition, as globalization, free trade, and technology have all converged to turn communities of place, into communities of interest, 21st century learners need to develop global and digital citizenship skills.
TeachMeet East Lancs As It Happened Last night saw the first #TMELancs at St Mary’s CHS in Astley. It was a hot one, but we still had a turn out of over 50 people who shared some amazing classroom practice. Firstly, thanks to everyone involved. One word of advice, don’t apply for internal vacancies and organise a teachmeet at the same time! By 3.30 pm I’d been put through the interview process and was feeling more than a little frazzled, however, it was time to get set up.
yEd - Graph Editor yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button. yEd is freely available and runs on all major platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and Mac OS X. The latest release is version 3.12.2 Make Your Presentations Pop with These Free Tools These days audiences expect more from presentations. We want to interact, and we expect access to the presentation again afterwards. We also expect audio and video, not just stills. Slides seem to have become synonymous with bad presentations, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Used well, slides are a great medium for communicating ideas, providing visual summaries, analogies and illustrations that support the key messages.
Deciduous Forest Biome Deciduous forests can be found in the eastern half of North America, and the middle of Europe. There are many deciduous forests in Asia. Some of the major areas that they are in are southwest Russia, Japan, and eastern China. South America has two big areas of deciduous forests in southern Chile and Middle East coast of Paraguay. There are deciduous forests located in New Zealand, and southeastern Australia also.
Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center: 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants Information for Educators What is a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant? A 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant is a competitive federal grant administered by the Ohio Department of Education to provide before- and after-school programming. These five-year grants award up to $850,000 per cycle for each grant. The main goal of a 21st Century program is to serve students who attend high-poverty schools, their families and their communities.