Blendspace Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! 20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) There’s a reason teachers like Google tools. They’re free, easy to use, and you already have an account on basically all of them. Add in the fact that Google is making a huge push into the world of teacher tools and you quickly realize it’s a good time to be a teacher. There are a ton of Google tools that you should try out. But not all of them are relevant to your classroom.
10 Key iPad Apps for High School Teachers March 6, 2016 After writing about iPad apps for elementary teachers, we are sharing with you today a list designed specifically for our colleagues teaching in high school. Of course there are tons of good educational iPad apps out there but limiting our list to only 10 titles forces us to selectively feature what we believe, based on our long app reviewing experience, are some of the best iPad apps for high school teachers. Have a look and, as always, your feedback is much appreciated. Enjoy 1- Socrative Teacher ‘Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative! California Expands the Smart Meter to Home Area Network Market California’s big investor-owned utilities are under the gun to start turning on their smart meters' home area network (HAN) capabilities -- and they’re starting to make it happen. Late last year, Southern California Edison got the ball rolling with offers to synch up devices from Canadian startup Rainforest Automation and home security player ADT to the ZigBee radios inside their smart meters. Last week, San Diego Gas & Electric joined the party, launching a program that allows customers to buy and install HAN devices and link them to the ZigBee radios inside their smart meters. As with SCE, the program promises that a simple phone call or website visit is all that is needed to get customers’ new devices up and running, at which point they can receive meter data updates as often as several times a minute -- a lot faster than the AMI backhaul data collection that heads back to the utility itself. But the California Public Utilities Commission is speeding up the timetable.
Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: Division, Prepositions, and Robert Munsch! Not that I'm counting the days or anything but it seems that we have 16 days left... 1 is Field Day, 1 is the Field Trip, and 3 are half days (with awards, parties, etc). That means we have 11 instructional days left. That, my friends, is absolutely CRAZY! For those of you that get out before me... Teachers Love Ikea Teachers at my school love IKEA. It's no secret that teachers love to hoard containers, love to be organized, and love to find deals... IKEA is the place to find all of those! So on my shopping trip to IKEA last week I made sure to find all the great products that you can use in your classroom! So here are some of the products that you can use in your classroom from IKEA without breaking the bank! 1.
10 Reasons Why OneNote is the Ultimate Note Taking Tool for Schools It may just be the best thing you have never heard of, but if you take the time to learn how to use it, Microsoft’s free, multi-platform note taking tool will surprise you with how powerful it really is. So, here’s why OneNote is great for the classroom and beyond. (Note: Not all features are available on all platforms, or in the free apps, but all are available in the Office 2013 desktop version) 1. 15 Great Free Android Apps for English Language Learners Below is a set of some important Android apps that you can use with your students and kids to help them learn a new or foreign language. 1- Listen and SpeakThis is an awesome Android app that helps language learners improve their foreign language learning using a set of predefined templates of how words should be pronounced and understood. 2- Busuu