Teaching Students to Fail ExitTicket Student Response System Teaching Students to Fail I write on the interactive whiteboard as we discuss preliminary opinions Failure, when done well, can lead to tremendous success. The experience can be enlightening: It can lend perspective, provide actionable feedback and be the impetus for students’ drive to do better. But failure can also be a crushing emotional experience that cripples motivation. This Is How to Create Videos in Google Drive July 29, 2014 This week's tip for teachers is about creating videos in Google Drive. As you know, since the time Google made it possible to integrate third party apps into Google Drive, there appeared a wide variety of excellent applications that are deemed to enhance the overall performance of your Drive . One of the essential apps that I think every teacher should connect with Google Drive is called WeVideo. WeVideo allows you to easily create and share videos and short animations. Using WeVideo app with Google Drive will enable you to create videos right from your Drive. The video below will walk you through the entire process of how to do it.
The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the larger educational scene. It’s been one of the hottest topics in education for several years running and doesn’t seem to be losing steam. Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos. Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – Look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here. No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing). We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one.
PowerPoint In Action: How to be Persuasive Course Description Learning how to use PowerPoint effectively is a lot different than just knowing how to build slides and memorizing some keyboard shortcuts. Most presentations are bloated, boring and loathed by those forced to watch them. This course was designed to teach you a better way. How you can harness the power of a few basic principles of presenting information that will persuade your audience and inspire them to action. Connect with Your Audience by Using the Magic Formula s Guide to the Flipped Classroom for 2014 For the past few years, Edudemic has covered the rise of the flipped classroom and its subsequent evolution. Each year, we find that more teachers are testing this new learning strategy and creating new ways to improve current methods. While some teachers are trying it out for the first time this fall, others who used the flipped classroom method in 2013 are making changes to build on their lesson plans for the 2014-15 school year. Read this brief guide to learn why flipped learning is an increasingly popular choice, and review a few steps for teachers wanting to try it out.
Video Playlist: Flipping the Classroom - benefits and challenges Welcome to YouTube! The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.To change your location filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Click "OK" to accept this setting, or click "Cancel" to set your location filter to "Worldwide". The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.
The 100 best free fonts If you overspent in the holiday season, never fear, we've scoured the web to present you with a fine and varied selection of free fonts to help you kick off the new year in style. Including scripts, serifs, and a range of ligatures, these fonts will give you greater flexibility in your designs, and add to your arsenal of design tools. This list represents the 100 best free fonts we've found in a variety of styles. We have many other articles covering specialist font types including handwriting fonts, graffiti fonts, web fonts and more, but we have sectioned our main list under these styles: Mixbook - Free Digital Storytelling for Educators #1 Rated photo book service by TopTenReviews Mixbook is an easy and fun way to engage students, parents—and build school spirit. With Mixbook, there are no contracts, no commitments, and no fees to create and share a project among students, faculty, and parents online. With a community of over 5 million, Mixbook is the most trusted and secure site of its kind. Here are a few ways educators have used Mixbook: Photo Book Ideas
Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms I really enjoyed Mary Beth Hertz's excellent blog published earlier this week, "The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con" -- one of the most concise and balanced views I've read on the buzz-wordy concept of flipping the classroom. Advocates say that "flipped classrooms" help overburdened teachers differentiate their instruction to reach more learners, provide an avenue into more hands-on and student-driven learning during classtime, and shift the teacher's role from "sage on the stage" to learning coach and facilitator. Critics say it's just a fad, relies too heavily on rote instruction, and doesn't go far enough in making the needed changes for teaching and learning reform.
Educational Technology in ELT: Digital Storytelling I have just come back from IATEFL Glasgow 2012, where I presented on Digital Storytelling for the Technology and Teens Symposium organised by Graham Stanley. Digital Storytelling is any combination of images, text, audio and music to create a digital story, either fictional or non-fictional. The presentation focused on ways of implementing digital storytelling with teens. I described what I believe are its benefits and then showed three examples of projects I did with my students from Instituto San Francisco de Asis in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Some digital storytelling tools you can use:
Flipped Class - Edutopia Discussion In-Class Flip is Not Flipped Learning A Letter to Edutopia’s Guest Blogger: In-Class Flip Is Not A Version of Flipped Learning? A few weeks ago @cultofpedagogy blogged about “The in-class Flip” and I tweeted a response. Because of this so called “in class flip”, I have received and read comments from teachers curious and possibly confused ... 4/18/2014 in Personalized Learning | 2 comments