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Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: This Is Why Handwriting Helps Students Learn Better February 8, 2015 In "what does your handwriting say about you" we learned that the way we write can reveal great deal about our personalities. For instance, the people who use small letters are said to be shy, withdrawn, or meticulous while those who tend to opt for moderate letters are well-adjusted and adaptable. Using wide spacing, on the other hand, indicates a person who enjoys freedom and doesn't like to be overwhelmed or crowded. The shape of letters can also tell something about your personality traits. For example, using rounded letters shows that one is creative and artistic; pointed letters are indicative of aggressive and intense behaviour. In today's post, I am introducing you to another equally important infographic but this time on the importance of handwriting for enhancing learning.

10 Online Tools to Create Content Like a Boss (with infographic) Never has great web content ever been so important. Back in the day, website administrators simply put in keyword-dense material on their sites without regard to the actual value or quality of the content. They paid for that atrocity when the Penguin (not the Batman villain, but rather the Google algorithm) gave them the what-for! Today, if you want your site to rank and get the exposure you need for your business, you have to make sure that your content is not only search engine friendly, but also relevant, organic, and gives value to your audience. Here are 10 online tools to help you create content like a boss.

marymac / Active and Collaborative Learning* - Engage Your Students with Each Other Introduction There are a number of things to consider when designing and selecting instructional activities, whether they be for in-person, hybrid or online classes. At the end of this workshop you will be able to: Explain the concepts of active and collaborative learning.Describe the technologies that can be used to facilitate active and collaborative learning, specifically student-student interaction. About WordSift was created to help teachers manage the demands of vocabulary and academic language in their text materials. We especially hope that this tool is helpful in supporting English Language Learners. We want WordSift to be a useful tool, but we also want it to be fun and visually pleasing. We would be happy if you think of it playfully - as a toy in a linguistic playground that is available to instantly capture and display the vocabulary structure of texts, and to help create an opportunity to talk and explore the richness and wonders of language! WordSift helps anyone easily sift through texts -- just cut and paste any text into WordSift and you can engage in a verbal quick-capture!

10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning September , 2015 As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. Unlike traditional learning methods that focus primarily on drills, memorization and rote learning, inquiry-based learning is essentially student-centered. It starts with posing questions and directly involves students in challenging hands-on activities that drive students to ask more questions and explore different learning paths. In today’s post, we have assembled a collection of some useful web tools and apps that support the ethos of inquiry-based learning. Using these tools will enable students to engage in a wide range of learning tasks that are all driven by a sense of inquiry and questioning. 1- VideoNotes

Elementary Computer Activities & Games - Mobile App Support Frequently asked questions about ABCya.com apps: Q: What does the small "i" button on the main title screen of ABCya.com apps do? A: The small "i" information button takes you to advanced settings such as sound mute, letter case, and other controls for parents and teachers. Q: The sound stopped working on the app. 35 Content Creation Tools Everyone Needs To Know About The success of a website or another type of online project is determined by the content you publish. It doesn’t matter how much you invest in ads and marketing; your efforts won’t yield results if you neglect the power of great online content. First, you should realize what your target audience is, so you can determine the attention span of your average reader. Then, you can use some of the following 35 content creation tools to produce powerful and relevant online publications. Tools for Creating Textual Content Listly: People love lists!

Unusual Writing Ideas for Extraordinary Writers Unusual writing ideas for extraordinary writers When we think about writing ideas, what usually comes to mind are characters, plots, scenes, language, and images. Ideas almost always have to do with concepts and matters of the mind, but what about the physical act of writing? Most of us write at our computers, and many of us still use good old-fashioned pen and paper. Isn’t it Ordinary? It’s all rather ordinary and limiting – always sitting in the same position and using the same tools – day in and day out.

5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram Instagram is more than just an app for photo filters, it’s a community to share stories. And sometimes, the app’s built-in features aren’t good enough to tell the story you want to. But there are some innovative third-party apps that let you get creative with Instagram. Third-party apps for Instagram are nothing new. In fact, some Instagram clients are better than the official app. Tableros Most powerful visual collaboration tool Upload image files, videos and inspiration to a canvas, a virtual blank sheet that can be edited by anyone, anywhere at the same time Synchronized presentations across platforms

Grammar Check, Spell Check & Proofreading for Android – Ginger Ginger Software has created a brand new app for Android. Building on our uniquely powerful grammar and spell checker, we have expanded our Android app to include a standalone area for composition. This enables us to bring the full potential of Ginger directly into the hands of our users, wherever they are, whenever they need us. 16 Little-Known Teacher Tools By Jessica Sanders Educational technology is quickly becoming a normal part of classrooms around the world, bringing the demand for more tools to an all-time high. Because of this, whether you use technology to organize your lesson plans, manage grades and attendance or engage every student in class, there’s a tool for you. However, finding the best ones can be time consuming, not to mention some of the most popular tools are expensive to use, so we did the work for you. Here are 16 little-known tools that every teacher can use to make their life easier and their lessons more fun—and almost all of them are free. LiveBinder

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Developing Your Digital Study Skills Making the move from our safe and trusted traditional literacy habits to newer digital skills can be quite a challenge, but as teachers I think we are really unlikely to be able to use technology and help our students use technology really effectively unless we are prepared to face this challenge. Technology needs to be more than part of the way we teach but it also has to be part of the way we ourselves continue to learn and part of our everyday professional practice. Scrible is one tool that has been helping me to make this step away from my paper and pencil study habits and towards a more efficient and digital way of learning.

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