Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired! Combine digital content and your files to create a lesson Teacher? – appear.in – one click video conversations Learning how to communicate is one of the core things we learn in school. Whether it's reading words written by others, writing our own opinions, presenting our work or collaborating in a group, students develop their communication skills every day. With new technology, the way we communicate also changes.
You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide At the last on-campus Humphrey leadership seminar, the topic was effective ways to successfully lead people through change. A Fellow said something that really resonated with me, “You can keep your beliefs and identity on the inside and adapt to the environment on the outside.” As an immigrant who came to the United States in 2001 when I was 20, I’ve been sitting on two chairs. 32 Innovative (Free!) Online Educational Tools to Try in 2015 Want to be a better student? There are literally thousands of apps for that. Not to mention a wide array of other online learning tools. They’re not all changing education — but a few innovative ones are. 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:
7 Habits Of Highly Influential People Real influence rarely comes from title or position. It comes from understanding people and their deepest, most fundamental wants and needs. Everyone at some level wants to be heard, understood, and appreciated. While it appears that some people have a natural ability or charm that allows them to have a great deal of influence, the art of influencing others can be developed. All we need is a basic understanding of what other people want, and to be constantly aware of this in our dealings. Here are seven ways we can increase our influence. The Aesthetics of Game Art and Game Design The Aesthetics of Game Art and Game Design By Chris Solarski What can we learn from the techniques of the Old Masters to help us create more varied and emotionally meaningful gaming experiences? And how must we go about adapting these classical art techniques when we add video gaming's unique element of interactivity? To explore these questions, this article examines the psychology of shapes and dynamic composition, which are the focus of a series of talks I recently completed around North America (kindly supported by Gbanga, Swissnex, and the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia). I firmly believe that dynamic composition should be the topmost consideration for developers wishing to shape the emotional experience of their video games.
Write and Improve: An Online writing helper Writing is probably the most difficult area for learners to improve on by themselves. Writing demands an audience and if you have no-one to tell you how successful your efforts are – or not – then you are doomed to repeat your failures into eternity. Cambridge English have, however, just released a beta version of an online, browser based writing helper. Currently free to use and requiring only a facebook login (or email registration), the service allows learners to input their answers to one of the five questions provided (or submit a piece of writing of their own choice) and to get feedback on their efforts. In the screenshot above, the highlighted text at the bottom of the image is the submitted text. The colour coding represents the program’s opinion of the learner level the different sections of the text represent.
Entrepreneurial Skills - Career Development from MindTool.com The Skills You Need to Build a Great Business © iStockphotoboboling What skills do you need as an entrepreneur? 7 Tools for Creating Multimedia Quizzes Compared in One Chart Last winter I made a series of charts in which I compared popular ed tech tools. I'm now going through those charts and removing some tools and adding some new ones. The chart embedded below is the updated version of my chart comparing seven tools for creating multimedia quizzes. At the bottom of the chart you will find links to video tutorials on each of the tools featured in the chart.
Teachers get Basecamp for free Over the years, Basecamp has proven to be very popular with teachers, classrooms, and students. We want to take it to the next level by absorbing the cost and offering it free for teachers to use with their students. We know budgets are tight these days, so hopefully this can help reduce the strain and improve school projects at the same time. Here’s how teachers can get a free Basecamp account.
5 Skills Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Master While the debate rages on as to whether entrepreneurs are born or made, one thing can’t be disputed: polishing certain skills can help you be a better entrepreneur. Whether you’re already great at the following skills or could use a few pointers, these are the areas you should focus on for success. 1.