Modern Lessons Welcome to the new online learning platform for the Global Education Database! It’s a free, simple, and quick way to learn new skills, find new education resources, and figure out how to do just about anything a modern teacher or student needs. Take as many courses as you like – they’re free and all you need to do is sign up to get started. Register To Start Learning Free View More Courses Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said.
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If You Like Socrative, You’ll LOVE Kahoot With summer vacation just a few weeks away it can be easy for students to become distracted, but teachers are still focused on preparing students for final exams. Many teachers look for ways to make review sessions fun and engaging and use tools such as Socrative. As an alternative, teachers can try the free, web-based, device agnostic classroom response system Kahoot. Kahoot allows teachers to create quizzes, discussion questions and surveys. From a student point of view, I’d much rather play a game of Kahoot against my classmates versus complete a review worksheet. Teachers Using Trello: How To Foster Genius In The Classroom D’aww… the feeling is mutual, guys. Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Surely not these Geniuses, because they’re using Trello to answer the tough questions. The concept of Genius Hour has become a popular mechanism for educators to encourage their students to explore their interests. To avoid gaps in learning, much of the US curriculum is standardized.
2014 Update: Apps We Use in Kindergarten RED Links- New Apps to the list Underlined Apps- What I consider MUST HAVE apps for Kindergarten! Storytelling/Creating: Lego Movie Maker, Aurasma, Venn Diagram, Write About This, Tell About This, Balloon Stickies, Audioboo, 30hands, Magnetic ABC, Hello Crayon, Pic Stitch, Pic Collage, PicPlayPost, Chatterpix Kids, Toontastic, Felt Board, Little Bird Tales, Educreations, Sock Puppets, StoryBuddy 2, Explain Everything, Doodlecast Pro, Book Creator, Strip Designer, Toontastic Jr, Draw and Tell HD, My Story, Puppet Pals, Kid in Story, Skitch, Popplet Creativity/Play: 100 Tools For Teachers Here are 100 tools to make teachers lives easier, most are free and all are allowed to be used in the classroom Organization & Collaboration Save your bookmarks, collaborate with colleagues, and stay in touch with parents using these web tools. Search Engines & Directories Make use of these search engines and directories that offer the best of the web.
15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management Since I started my quest a few years ago searching for the ultimate knowledge management tool, I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information. There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information. However, I’ve noticed a trend in recent years, and some newer applications are focusing more on the visual representation and relationship of knowledge. I believe this is in part due to the wider adoption of mind mapping (and concept mapping), and leveraging concepts and advances in the semantic web community. Patent Attorney Encourages 5th Graders at Glenbrook via Google Hangout I was able to observe an amazing learning opportunity today! Fifth graders at Glenbrook Elementary have been spending some valuable time learning about inventions and creating their own invention to solve a current problem or fill a need on the market. Prior to today, they shared pictures and descriptions of their creation with a Patent Attorney, Kerri, from Minnesota. Today, the Patent Attorney participated in a Google Hangout with the 5th graders to discuss the importance of and need for patents as well as to provide feedback on their inventions!
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15 Great Timeline Creation Web Tools and iPad Apps for Teachers and Students January 28, 2014 The possibilities for the use of timeline tools in the class are endless. Whether you want to teach salient historical incidents, chronological order of events, or explain a developmental process in biology or simply outline the major learning curves for the year, timeline creation tools are the ideal platforms to implement. A timeline is a visual representation that features information in connected sequences over a given period of time. The importance of timelines lies in the fact that they enable students to easily comprehend and internalize information, chronological sequences, and dates.Students can also use these tools to participate actively and in building new learning experiences.
7 Tools Students Can Use to Manage Group Projects Any teacher who has assigned group projects to students has at some point had to help those students organize and equitably distribute work. (Or has had to listen to students complaints about other group members not pulling their weight). Here are some tools that you can have students use to manage their responsibilities when working on group projects.
Automator: Learn Automator is used in a wide variety of ways within Mac OS X and its hosted applications. This section provides links to training videos and example workflows and collections. Automator Workflows