» Tech Tools & Pedagogy II – Word Clouds TEFL Matters In this post, I am going to look at Wordle, Wordsift , Word it out and Word Mosaic and try to briefly compare them as I think they all have great potential for a variety of learning activities. This post was inspired by a great discussion in the SEETA course on EasyWeb 2.0 tools run by Nik Peachey and as the course is still available for viewing, I would encourage everyone to visit the related section (as well as the rest of the sections) to find many more great ideas on these tools. This is perhaps the most popular of all these three tools and, I think with good reason. ISTE 13: My Delayed Ah-Ha Moment!! This was my first trip to ISTE. I dreamed of attending ever since Maureen Brunner shared at an ILF (Indiana Library Federation) conference session 2 years ago. I literally felt myself drool at the possibility of being surrounded by educators who saw the wonder and potential in using technology as a tool to further our students' education.
Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos May 20, 2013 By: Emily A. Moore in Teaching with Technology From Web-enhanced face-to-face courses to MOOCs, flipped, blended, and fully online courses, videos are an integral component of today’s educational landscape—from kindergarten all the way through higher education. But there’s a big difference between watching a video and learning something from it. Videos are great for presenting visual information and emotional appeals, but not particularly effective at diving below the surface of non-visual theoretical or abstract topics or for driving critical thinking.
Excelsior College To Integrate Game-Based Learning in 5 Courses Gaming Excelsior College To Integrate Game-Based Learning in 5 Courses By Dian Schaffhauser09/09/15 Excelsior College will integrate gaming and advanced simulation in five of its courses over the next year. It is one of the first steps in an initiative to integrate game-based learning across its entire curriculum. Word Cloud Analysis of Obama's Inaugural Speech Compared to Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Lincoln's Barack Obama was just sworn in as President of the US and though he stumbled in repeating his oath, the speech that followed was delivered flawlessly and was widely praised around the web. (Several readers have told us that it wasn't Obama that stumbled, it was Justice Roberts.) There were quite a few concepts discussed that we suspect haven't been a part of past inaugural speeches. What words were used most often? We ran the full text of the speech through tag cloud generator Wordle.net for one view of the event, and just for the sake of historical context we ran George W. Bush's second inaugural speech through as well.
Common Core Activities with Frolyc 8 Jan Frolyc is a terrific tool for teachers looking to design their own lesson-based activities. Teachers can create activities for students like: completing a graphic organizer, identify cause and effect in a passage, draw a response to a question or take a quiz. Students can access activities that are assigned to them by a teacher using Frolyc’s iPad app Activity Spot.
Twitter for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide Technology is a growing part of the classroom, with tablets and smart TVs quickly integrating themselves into the curriculum. But fast-paced change – and the fact that students are often miles ahead of both teachers and parents when it comes to the latest apps and social networks – can intimidate even the most tech-savvy teacher. Here’s a quick-start guide for teachers who are looking to incorporate Twitter into their classroom as a learning tool, without getting lost in the millions of tweets sent every day. There are a variety of ways that teachers can use Twitter to augment their student’s time in the classroom, a number of which we outline below. To broadcast On the simpler end of the spectrum, Twitter can be used as a secondary, online bulletin board.
Research Suggests Students Learn More When Working Together in Virtual Reality Games Gaming Research Suggests Students Learn More When Working Together in Virtual Reality Games With the help of a virtual reality game their professor created, some students at Cornell University have gathered evidence that interacting with other people in a game-playing atmosphere may help them learn more. Using a language-learning game, "Crystalize," created by Cornell Assistant Professor of Computer Science Erik Andersen, a group of students conducted a study with two different groups in which players, using an avatar, take a virtual tour of Japan. In the game, which is intended to help students learn Japanese — although it is designed to teach other languages as well — players go on "quests" to learn new words by watching game characters talk to each other. For instance, as one character walks away, another that is left behind says, "Sayonara."
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6 Entertaining Games Made Entirely in Microsoft Excel Excel — your friendly (and perhaps most dreaded) office tool. But it's not just for spreadsheets anymore. Believe it or not, you can turn the data-analyzing, number-cruncher into one unbelievably cool game. The Microsoft software has a few secrets up its sleeve; many people have managed to design new games or recreate classics like Monopoly from its offerings. Below, we've highlighted six games made entirely in Microsoft Excel. Game-based e-learning: The next level of staff training Combining the convenience of online learning with just plain fun adds a new dimension to staff training E-learning is taking hold in popularity in many fields, including long-term care. However, Fortune 500 companies, to take one prominent example, are discovering that e-learning is often simply “e-boring.”
Poetry Fun With Word Clouds We are in the middle of one of my favorite reading units in kindergarten – poetry! This unit was actually removed from our mandatory curriculum, but I still spend a few weeks on it with my kids because I love it so much! (And so do they.) Google Forms: Submitting Drawings - Teacher Tech In Google Forms you may want to ask students a question that requires a visual answer. Google Forms limits student responses to text submissions. Google Drawings allow students to draw and model their learning, work collaboratively with images, create projects and provide evidence of their work. Using Google Drawings as an assignment for students can allow for easy assessment if you try these steps for combining Google Drawing with Google Forms. You will want students to submit their Google Drawings to your Google Form.