Four Great Online Resources For All Learners These free websites have tools and information for every learner: 1. For Younger Kids. Each evening, Bedtime Math e-mails a quick, fun, math-centered bedtime story to parents of preschoolers through elementary school. 52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 by TeachThought Staff This post was sponsored by CK-12, a non-profit foundation that creates and aggregates high quality curated STEM content. What are the best apps for your classroom?
5 Ways to Use Your Mobile Device to CREATE Content The majority of us have a smart phone with us everywhere we go. What’s more, we’ve all become rather efficient at using them to send and receive text messages and email, schedule appointments, take photos, and sometimes even make a call. But there a few functions we have failed to maximize. The Best Language Learning Apps For 2015 The Best Language Learning Apps For 2015 by TeachThought Staff This post was promoted by HelloTalk, a highly-rated language learning app. Skills like vocabulary and foreign language speaking are right in the sweet spot of what unattended and automated–often considered the very worst kind–can do. But it needn’t be that way. Handing a student a tablet as they practice basic skills with an app–especially one with adaptive design–is a perfectly legitimate use of edtech as far as we’re concerned, and language learning is very much a part of that.
How It Works Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers by engaging their classrooms with a series of educational exercises and games. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to login. Socrative runs on tablets, smartphones, and laptops. Teachers login through their device and select an activity which controls the flow of questions and games. How to Migrate WordPress website? There are times when there is a need to move blogs from one WordPress site to another. One common reason is when changing website hosts. However, keep in mind that you need to keep the slugs to those blogs as close as you can to the originals. It is ideal to move blogs only when moving the site they are on to a new host.
News Detail - e-Skills The webinar will present educational robotics and coding and will also showcase how to integrate it in the science and mathematics school curricula. A special emphasis will be placed on engaging students across cultures, linguistic and social barriers, age, learning styles and gender. Educational robotics is a methodology that involves the use of robotics to generate competences inside the regular curricula. It aims to involve students of all ages - from kindergarten to upper secondary school - in the study of STEM subjects with a new approach. It can easily find a place in traditional maths and science curricula, increasing learning motivation, communication, and the development of mathematical, scientific and digital skills. Robotics has also the potential to engage students across cultures, linguistic barriers, age, learning styles and gender.
Ten Reasons New Teachers Aren't Using Technology Note: While this post points to a problem I have noticed with tech adoption and teachers, I want to point out that there is a free resource I developed with coaching questions for teachers on the technology journey. These correspond with a post I wrote about the eight stages in the technology journey. Last week, I met with a group of twenty-four candidates for our Masters in Arts of Teaching program. I loved the excitement in the room and the idealism of the group. They wanted to change the world. And they will.
Beyond the Chalkboard: 5 Apps That Will Change the Way Your Students Learn Despite technology’s onward march, the fundamentals of teaching have remained relatively unchanged. Sure, phones are smarter and software is freakishly advanced, but the role of a well-informed, caring adult is more important than ever — someone who connects to the student on a human level, shepherding the often overwhelming path to subject comprehension. In light of this, the mere notion of altering tried-and-true methods of teaching is met with skepticism, even outright hostility by many lifelong educators. Be that as it may, turning a blind eye to the unprecedented needs of digital natives benefits no one.
12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes I often receive a lot of questions about how to make online quizzes for free. Here is a collection of 12 free online quiz making applications I collect after days’ collection. These apps will help you make quizzes for online use for free. Do you know of any other free online quiz makers that can be helpful? Please add your favorites in the comments.
10 open source software tools for developing IoT applications The Internet of Things is turning into something of a nebulous concept, as more and more devices enjoy connected status it’s become more difficult to draw a line in the sand between what does and does not constitute as an IoT device. Smart homes and connected cars can include so many different IoT devices it’s easy to see that this multi-faceted market shows no sign of slowing, and development continues marching towards progress. According to Gartner, six billion IoT devices were installed in 2016 giving the IoT market a valuation of over $1 trillion. Similarly, HPE Aruba found 57% of companies have adopted IoT technologies, with that number set to increase to a huge 85% by 2019. Initially one of the main driving forces behind this IoT revolution was the open source community whose constant experimentation, combined with accelerating technological possibilities, created many new and interesting applications. CBR lists some of the best open source software tools for IoT development.
European Youth Portal Welcome to the Ideas Lab! This new initiative from the European Commission creates a space where young people across Europe can generate new ideas and solution on a wide range of topics. These ideas will then be rated by other young people online, before the ideas are sent to policy and decision-makers for evaluation, feedback, and hopefully even to be turned into reality. Over 600 young people took part in 40 national Ideas Labs events during March and April this year, and created new ideas under the four topics listed below.