Teachers Easy Guide to The Most Important Web Tools in Education When it comes to using web resources with our students, time plays a decisive role.It is next to impossible for a busy teacher restricted by curriculum constraints, day to day lesson preparations, assignment corrections, to mention but a few of his chores, to effectively search the web and find the adequate resources to share with his/ her students. Most people just do not have the time to learn all these technologies and some educators pick just one or two websites of interest and start exploring them. This is definitely not the right thing to do particularly if you want to leverage the huge potential of technology into your classroom.There is, however, a simple roudabout to this problem.
Hypatia Project - Expect Everything Toolkit: Hypatia offers an accessible, practical and ready-to-use digital collection of activities (modules) for teachers, informal learning organizations, researchers and industry. The modules focus on gender-inclusive ways of educating and communicating STEM, empowers teenagers and explores the range of skills that are needed for a great variety of STEM studies and careers open to young people. The modules are developed by science centres and tested by teenagers and colleagues in other countries. In this way they are applicable internationally. National Hubs: EDpuzzle Is An Innovative Video Site EDpuzzle is a new innovative site that lets you take just about any video off the web, edit it down to the portions you want, add audio notes and questions for students, and create virtual classrooms where you can monitor individual student work. For free. Though I’m not a big fan of the flipped classroom (see The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea), I would imagine the site might be an ideal tool for that strategy. You can see a quick example I created here (unfortunately, the videos are not embeddable).
10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer You’ve reached the time of year that EVERY teacher dreams of from the first day of school: summer break. Now, as you pack your bags and head for that beach vacation and some quality “you” time… Don’t forget that another school year is quickly approaching. Yes, you should take some time off, but you should also prepare for the new year by learning some new tools. Trust me, you’ll have plenty of time to finish that pina colada in your hand… ClassFlow — Do More with Your Flipcharts ClassFlow is the all-in-one teaching tool for creating & orchestrating interactive multi-media lessons across a connected learning environment. ClassFlow won the Tech & Learning ISTE Best of Show Award this year and received 2014 commendations from prestigious organizations such as the SIIA and The ComputED Gazette. With ClassFlow You Can... Bring Your Classroom Devices to Life Deliver interactive multi-media lessons throughout your connected classroom. Gain Real-Time Insight and Feedback
Formative Assessment Tech Tools - Keystone Area Education Agency Formative Assessment or Assessment for Learning Formative assessment is a process, not an assessment tool or instrument, which includes collecting information on student progress toward a learning goal. The information is used to adjust instruction and increase student learning. The assessment for learning process is not an add-on to instruction, but an integral part of instruction necessary to identify and close the learning gap for each student. Assessment for learning is used by both teachers and students. Teachers use feedback to check for student understanding during the instructional process and to make adjustments to their instruction as necessary.
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The Circus: Superlatives and Comparatives Read through the text about a circus, then answer the questions below. The Rodriguez Brothers Circus is in town! Every year, the circus arrives and stays for a week. Then they go to the next town. How to Use a Blog to Improve a Student’s Education Matt Banner is a seasoned blogger and entrepreneur with a decade of experience in the online world of blogging, SEO, and marketing. You can find him online @BlastYourBlog. Education is the foundation of our society. The things we teach the next generation directly affect their success.
Five Platforms for a Classroom Back-channel Chat Over the last month since I shared my positive experiences (here and here) of using a back-channel chat in my classroom, I've received quite a few questions about services that can be used for hosting back-channel discussions. The following are five free platforms that can be used hosting a back-channel chat. You'll notice that a couple of times I refer to a service called Tiny Chat. While you could use Tiny Chat, I don't endorse it for classroom use because the Tiny Chat homepage at times displays content that would be inappropriate for a classroom. Chatzy is a neat little website that I learned about from Wes Fryer.
Raven Steals the Light: Comprehension Questions In the beginning there was no light in the world, because an old magician kept it hidden in a box inside his house. Raven, who was always hungry, didn’t like the darkness because it was difficult to find food. One day he was looking for food near the old magician’s house. He heard a voice saying, “I have a box, and inside this box is another box, and inside this there is another box, and inside the smallest box is all the light in the world.” Raven decided to steal the light.