The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2014 – So Far It’s that time of year again when I start posting mid-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,300 lists now. You can see them all here. As usual, in order to make this list, a site had to be: * accessible to English Language Learners and non-tech savvy users. * free-of-charge. The 5 Emerging Educational Technologies You Should Know about January31, 2014 The educational landscape is witnessing a drastic change due to the use and integration of emerging technologies. However, though these changes are revolutionary but they are still far from being transformative because the gap between the technologies our students are using out of school and the ones they have access to inside the walls of school is widening. With the emergence and massive uptake of these new emerging technologies, there appeared a new learning culture one which is catalyst of the culture schools should encourage and cultivate.
bloomin peacock Last week I blogged about my Bloomin’ Peacock, a new Bloom’s Taxonomy visual I made to share with teachers in a training. Over the years, I have created a number of Bloom’s Taxonomy pictures to hang in my classroom for students to refer to. My Bloomin’ Peacock was such a hit with you all, I thought I would start sharing the others I’ve made. Today I revived one that I created for my classroom and added the digital version (again the digital tools displayed relate directly to the Treasures reading curriculum). This is my Um-bloom-ra Bloom’s Taxonomy: 18 Ways iPads Are Being Used In Classrooms Right Now iPads are quickly becoming a popular and powerful educational tool for classrooms. Beyond the immediate benefit of engaging students, iPads can improve education efficiency and standards. However, many teachers are unsure of how to use them effectively.
12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers January 11, 2015 TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond’s TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback.
The Elementary Entourage: Technology Tips & Tricks: Do you Symbaloo? Hello friends! It's Kim here from For a Love of Teaching to introduce you to one of my favorite technology organizing tools! Have you heard of Symbaloo? Do you have websites bookmarked here, there, and everywhere? Do you have amazing websites you've found over time to use in your classroom or with your students, but can never find them when you need them?
40 Technologies for the Classroom This was my presentation delivered at the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) annual conference on February 23rd, 2013. As the society was celebrating its 40th birthday, I decided to share 40 different technologies that can be used in the classroom. The presentation is a mixture of recommendations of websites, apps and technologies. It was difficult deciding which technologies to include and which to exclude. Suffice it to say, this is just a snapshot in time and if you ask me to carry out the same exercise in a few months time, the list could be totally changed.
Free Websites that Teach Coding for Kids Free websites that teach coding for kids are a wonderful tool to help kids (and adults) learn the language and style that computers are written in. We live in a very different world now than 30 years ago. Thirty years ago nobody I knew had smart phones, used the internet, or carried tablets. Today, my toddlers can navigate all three and my preschoolers want to know how they work. My 3rd grader started looking for help to code her own apps a few months ago. I started this collection as we browsed the internet for something written for her.
13 New EdTech Tools to Boost Engagement 2016 By Learn2Earn Blog Team When students are engaged in learning, they experience increased attention and focus, are more motivated to practice higher-level thinking skills, and have meaningful learning experiences. Luckily, technology makes it easier than ever to engage your students. Make 2016 the year you master the art of creating an engaging learning environment. These 13 tools are sure to help you do just that, whether students are reviewing for an exam or logging their reading online. Mentimeter How The Best Web Tools Fit Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy There are some very popular tools and apps out there. We showcase a boatload of them here on Edudemic. But there’s been a growing trend of figuring out how to actually integrate all these together and how to effectively use the best web tools to enhance learning in the classroom.
10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love If your classroom is far from a 1:1 environment (more like 1:32), it can be hard to find great technology projects that really work. Here are some simple tech tools students can use to create awesome projects. Students can work together in cooperative learning groups or independently depending on your access to technology in your school district. Bonus: They're all free! 21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech For years, PowerPoint reigned supreme as presentation software of choice for just about everyone, including teachers and students. In recent years though, upstarts like Prezi showed us that there was more than one way to move through traditional slides. We complied a list of 21 of the best presentation apps for educators.
10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools) Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning. I believe that if you can get students involved and motivated effectively enough, you can improve their learning habits over the long term. With that in mind, here are 10 highly engaging uses of technology in the classroom, along with dozens of tools and resources for implementation. Most of these involve free web based tools, so that’s an added bonus!