The Differentiator Try Respondo! → ← Back to Byrdseed.com The Differentiator The Differentiator is based on Bloom's Taxonomy, Kaplan and Gould's Depth and Complexity, and David Chung's product menu. Sketch Nation Create BECOME A GAME CREATOR! With our new and improved “Sketch Nation Create”, you draw, play and share the games you want, with your own characters, obstacles, challenges and rules. It's gaming, drawing, coding, story-telling and problem-solving in one simple-to-use and fun tool. Prior users of our apps have made millions of games, calling Sketch Nation software “really simple to use and great fun”, “awesome”, an opportunity to “flex your creative muscles and experiment”, “admirably easy and more than a little fun”. For gamers, Sketch Nation gives you nine genres, with some going from simple to expert modes, and multiple levels and settings so you can get the game just right. For students, our app lets you tell stories, explore ideas, challenge yourself and show your skills through personalized video games, while learning some of the techniques involved in creating the types of games you are already familiar with.
How Integrating Physical Art Into Digital Creations Expands Creativity Students in Cathy Hunt’s art classes are constantly blurring the lines between physically created art and digital creations. In one project, students created fish out of clay using old pinch-potting techniques. But the project didn’t stop there. They then took photos of their creations and used digital tools to paint on the photos, adding color and design without fear that an unknown glaze would ruin their vision. Once they designed their fish, they developed a storyline featuring their creations for a stop motion animation created by the whole group. When the project was completed students had artfully blended the physical world with the digital one, using the best of both, and creating a finished product that can be put online and shared with the world.
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: Pastels Plus Links to Tutorials - Hodgepodge Welcome to our Hodgepodge free listing of chalk pastels, acrylics and video art tutorials for all ages. This list of free tutorials is always being updated. Rather than 50, we now have 100+ free art tutorials! Please scroll down for a list of printable lessons. Click on each link to view and print individually…
MPT Annotator Tool In recent years many educators have been experimenting with the pedagogical model called Flipped Classroom. Basically, to flip the classroom means to reverse the usual "order" in which knowledge is gained. Instead of learning new content in the classroom, students learn at home by watching videos, previoulsy made by their (and other) teachers. The classroom time is dedicated to discussions, hands-on activities and projects. Students have more time for inquiry, for applying their knowledge and for interaction with other students as well as with the teacher. In a flipped classroom, every student can learn at their own pace.
12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments!
The complete guide to virtual reality – everything you need to get started Until recently, virtual reality had been something of a fantasy for storytellers and technologists. As long ago as 1935, American science fiction writer Stanley G Weinbaum described something like virtual reality in a short story called Pygmalion’s Spectacles. “But listen – a movie that gives one sight and sound. Suppose now I add taste, smell, even touch, if your interest is taken by the story. Suppose I make it so that you are in the story, you speak to the shadows, and the shadows reply, and instead of being on a screen, the story is all about you, and you are in it. 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.
Wassily Kandinsky Notebooking Study I’ve had this resource post in my drafts for a while. On one of our many trips to the library this summer, we found an awesome art book that helped spark our idea to look into history through the eyes of art for Raven’s 7th grade transcript. Since Wassily Kandinsky is one of her favorite artists of all time, she chose him for her first artist study of the year. We haven’t really done artist studies in the past, but she has studied various artists in co-op class back in Kansas. This post contains affiliate links. For more details please see my full disclosure. Viewer - Learning Designer Who is an entrepreneur? 95 minutes) The teacher ask to the students ”Who is an entrepreneur?” Students consult the following resources Who is an entrepreneur? Epic Fail or Win? Gamifying Learning in My Classroom Every week for 17 years, I've heard my students ask, "What do I need to do to get an A?" Historically, many have focused on their grade rather than on fundamental skills. My attempt to change this mindset started two years ago when I gamified learning in my classes. After researching gamification and its potential to help students master skills and processes, I used the 3DGameLab and then Gradecraft to develop and implement game-based learning. In each class, students could choose "quests" that, if completed successfully, earned them badges and experience points.
How-To 3D Print a Virtual Reality Headset So last month I shared how excited I am about my Makerbot 3D printer and the potential for 3D printing in education (read the post here). Although I’ve been creating some of my own designs in Tinkercad, one of the coolest things I’ve found on are instructions to print virtual reality headsets. If you follow my blog, you know how excited I’ve been about Google Cardboard and virtual reality this year. Thingiverse is a fantastic resource for teachers full of designs that are ready to be sent to your 3D printer. In my last post I shared some of the things I found on this website, including customizable designs.
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