Kami - Annotate and Collaborate on PDFs Disclosure: Kami is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com Kami is a neat service that makes it easy to annotate and comment on PDFs. The folks at Kami describe their service as a digital pen and paper. That is an accurate description of what the core of the service provides. The core function of Kami provides you with a place to draw, highlight, and type on a PDF.
Vetting Web 2.0 Educational Tools: The Web in the Classroom…Part 2 Welcome to another article in a series devoted to facilitating proper student internet interaction in the classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to explore steps to take and reflect on when vetting a Web 2.0 interactive tool for classroom use. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. I promise you will find some great information coming your way this school year…So Sign up now and please pass this on with a retweet!
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. Rethinking SAMR, TPACK and using technology well I used to think of using the SAMR and TPACK tech integration models as “climb as high as you can” models. Now I see them differently. (Flickr / inkknife_2000) I used to think of the SAMR and TPACK — two technology integration models — kind of like a mountain. The higher you climbed the mountain, the better the mountain climber you were.
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Character Scrapbook Teaching Guide The Character Scrapbook and this teacher's guide will work with any fiction or nonfiction book, and can be used by students individually or as a whole class. However you choose to use this activity, it's a great way to engage students and help them form a deeper understanding of a book's characters. Also see the book-specific Because of Winn-Dixie Character Scrapbook, part of the Because of Winn-Dixie Flashlight Readers activity. Part I: Class Discussion of Character Descriptions Step 1: Write the following literary terms on the whiteboard or chart paper: character, plot, setting, and theme. Define each of these terms for the class.
7 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers June 29, 2015 In this month's 'New Educational Web Tools' series, we are sharing with you this selection of interesting web tools we have been curating over the last few weeks. The purpose is to keep you updated about the latest in the EdTech world and introduce you to some useful applications that might be of an added value to your teaching. 1- Riddle Riddle is an excellent web tool for teachers. It allows them to create their own PlayBuzz and Buzzfeed-style quizzes, lists, polls, and more, often in under a minute. Riddle’s goal is to provide best-in-class tools that making creating interactive content simple, so you can concentrate on the content instead of worrying about the tools.
education - OpenLearn - Open University - H817_1 Welcome to the free OpenLearn course on open education. This course runs over seven weeks and is focused around the subject of openness in education. The course is an adapted extract from the Open University Masters-level course H817 Openness and innovation in elearning55 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip56)] (of which this is one of four blocks) and open, informal learners. This is the ‘stand alone’ version of the course, so you will be studying it independently of other students. This means others may not be studying at the same time, so the interaction found through blogs and forums may not be relevant, and is not monitored by the course team.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills This site will provide you with information on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which are the state standards for what students should know and be able to do. TEKS Review and Revision The State Board of Education (SBOE) has legislative authority to adopt the TEKS for each subject of the required curriculum. SBOE members nominate educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on TEKS review committees. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Review by Subject area web page provides information regarding the SBOE’s process and current and previous reviews. Subscribe to updates from TEA. Products Highlighted Products Ashland™ Signature Stems- Wellington CollectionCheck It Out
How to Download YouTube Videos Stripping down your favorite YouTube videos into separate audio and video files is easy. You just need to pick the right tools. A quick Google search will lead you to countless free sites that will convert a YouTube video to an MP3 or your choice of audio file. There are countless Chrome and Firefox extensions that will do the job for you. But don’t be surprised if those tools quickly disappear. Information Security Primer for Evaluating Educational Software The Information Security Primer for Evaluating Educational Software is a toolkit for people looking to learn more about evaluating the information security practices of educational software. While the primary audience for this document is people interested in running information security tests, our secondary audience includes people who will not be running tests but who want to learn more about what "information security" means. As the title states, this document is a primer, not a comprehensive guide. We intend for this document to grow and evolve over time.
The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms. The Best of the Best You can view the live stream of #edchat here and see what people are saying at the hashtag #chickenweb2tools here. We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. The following tools have not been verified and are simply based on the number of times each was mentioned on Twitter during this hashtag discussion.
Sons of Technology - Google's Secret Menu Did you know that Google Docs presents you with the bare minimum of options? If you want to make if fit your needs, just look for these Add-ons: Highlighter Tool - categorize all your highlights and share with one clickRevision History Analytics - See who really is doing all the workWord Cloud Generator - Self Explanatory