4 Free Web Tools to Boost Student Engagement When students use tool technologies to create content, their engagement is largely based on how successfully teachers craft the learning assignments, rather than on the technology itself. This is different from what happens with other types of technologies, such as tutor technologies (e.g. software for learning). Here, student engagement depends principally on technology, taking teachers almost completely out of the equation. Having said that, there is ample evidence that when meaningful instruction designed by the teacher is combined with motivational tool technologies, students' cognitive, emotional, and behavioral engagement can be significantly increased -- more than technology could ever achieve alone. Motivational tool technologies, amongst others, possess the following key characteristics: myBrainshark myBrainshark is a superb tool that allows students to add a voiceover to PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, videos, and photo albums -- or to simply produce podcasts. Padlet
Best Free Windows Softwares 2013 You Must Have on Your PC| TechnoJourney ▶ Here in this article, we have listed some of the best free Windows softwares 2013 you must have on your PC. ▶ The World didn’t end as scheduled on 21st Dec 2012 and here we are in a brand new year – 2013. ▶ So, to give your new year a flying start, here are some of the best softwares you wouldn’t probably heard of before. ▶ Just make some time to browse through these handy applications and pick the ones that best suits your needs. ▶ Most of these softwares will work on all versions of Windows while some are dedicated to certain versions. If you liked this collection of some the coolest softwares, please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Also Read: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49 Free Video to GIF Converter - can convert any video to gif animation with ease. 50. Last Thoughts Ohh!
Four Ways for Students to Create Multimedia Magazines Years ago, one of the first uses of the iBooks issued to Maine's middle school students that impressed me was a magazine project completed as part of a civics lesson. If I recall correctly, the students used Pages to create their magazines. The students seemed to be highly engaged in creating the best magazines they that could. Their final products were printed. The students were quite proud of their work. Today, students can create multimedia magazines and distribute them globally through the web. Lucidpress is a slick for collaboratively creating multimedia documents. Simple Booklet is a service that I've shared with teachers for a few years now. Glossi is a service for creating digital magazines. This post would be incomplete if I did not mention iBooks Author. Kinetic Media has a nearly one hour video that takes you through every aspect of creating an iBook with iBooks Author.
The 32 Totally Essential (and Free) Apps for Every New PC You have to admit, Windows is a pretty barebones operating system, feature-wise. After a fresh install of XP or Vista (perhaps following a Clean Start), you're faced with a barren Start Menu and an empty desktop that's beaming with limitless potential. The problem is that it's up to you to hunt and download those applications that you really need in your day-to-day computing experience. We've put together a list of what we think are the most essential PC apps for every Maximum PC reader. And at the end of the feature, we'll even show you how to install these apps in one fell swoop with a special configuration file we've created. WinDirStat Have you ever sorted a folder by file size, hoping to track down a hard disk hog, only to be frustrated by the fact that Windows doesn’t let you see the size of nested folders’ contents? AnyDVD For hassle free rips of DVD, Blu-ray, and even HD-DVD content, there's no simpler app to use than AnyDVD. Foxit PDF Reader VMWare Server Steam Dropbox
Two Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on Edmodo May 19, 2014 Edmodo is a great online platform with huge educational potential for teachers. Since its launch a few years ago, Edmodo is being used now by huge number of teachers and schools from all around the globe. Given this mounting importance of Edmodo in teaching, I created a section where you can find a plethora of resources, guides, and materials on how to leverage the power of this web tool in your classroom, check out here. Today, I am sharing with you two important things every teacher should be able to do on Edmodo. 1- Create a classroom group One of the great things I like about Edmodo is the ability to create a group for your class and invite students to join this space. To create a group click on " Groups" then "create". Give your group a name and select the grade of your class and the subject area. Customize the setting of your group as you see fit. Invite students to your group There are two ways to invite your students to join your class group. First way Second way
22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom 22 Of The Best Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff In education, perhaps one of the least utilized talents of iOS hardware is creating exceptional video. While it’s not uncommon for teachers and students to use iPads to create videos, creating stunning videos that are compelling, well-produced, innovative, truly social, and/or something worth sharing with the world isn’t so easy. Truth be told, that’s less about the technology and more a matter of teaching, learning, and planning–who is creating the video, why are they creating it, and who are they creating it for. Below are 22 apps we’ve handpicked as powerful teaching and learning tools to work with digital media in your classroom. How can I help students turn these iPads into tools for magnificent creation? 22 Of The Newest Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom; 22 Of The Newest–And Best–Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom
Fakebook - let's have fun with biographies This is a very interesting tool to study biographies in a different way. With Fakebook you can invent a profile of any historical or fictional character. Your result will be a Facebook-like page!You can add images, links, videos, "friends", comments and "likes"! I think it could be very useful to study history or literature. Nelson Mandela Bill Gates I personally created the following brief example with my students. There are some quotes, original pictures and links to original videos, as well. Albert Windsor fakebook page
iPad Multimedia Tools Keynote can do much more than simple slides with text and images! In this hands on session, we’ll explore new tools that let you draw, annotate, animate, audio record, and make videos. We’ll look at how students are using these tools to create animations, digital storytelling, clipart, and more. Lafayette Regional eLearning Conference - Lafayette, Indiana, Thursday, June 7 12:15 and 3:15 - Show What You Know: Illustrate and Annotate It! In this hands-on session, we will explore iPad strategies that help learners of any age visualize their learning. Book Snaps - post and tutorials using Pic Collage Edu to annotate text 1:15 - The Shape of Things to Come: Learning in 3D Room 148 Curious about getting started with 3D printing? MACUL Conference 2018 - Grand Rapids, MI The Shape of Things to Come/No More Flat Stanley: Learning in 3D Friday, March 9, 2018, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Learning with Apple Playground Hosted by Apple Distinguished Educators Thursday, March 8, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Fonetik med iPad och dator I veckan har mina 9or för första gången fått möta fonetisk skrift. Vissa lärare arbetar väldigt mycket med det, själv berör jag det knappt alls i varken tyska eller engelska. När jag undervisade i franska lade jag mer energi på det av den enkla anledningen att stavningen och uttalet skiljer sig så markant åt i franska språket. De här skillnaderna mellan uttal och skrift finns ju också i engelskan, men då eleverna hör så mycket engelska i sin vardag blir behovet inte lika tydligt. Fonetik nämns inte i kursplanerna för engelska och moderna språk i Lgr11, men i det centrala innehållet finns en punkt som lyder "Språkliga företeelser för att förtydliga, variera och berika kommunikationen som ut- tal, intonation och fasta språkliga uttryck, grammatiska strukturer och satsbyggnad." Jag introducerade ämnet med en kort film om uttal från BBC. När de hade fått ungefärlig koll på hur man skulle läsa ut dem gick de vidare till kartan med ljuden, där de själva fick klicka fram ljud.