The 18 best tools for online collaboration Individuals in design teams don't always work together in the same office. You may be positioned in distributed groups, or working from home, and clients can come from all over the world. This is where collaboration tools come in – they make it easier and faster for designers to get feedback and approve artwork in a professional manner, and they come in all sort of forms, from free Android apps to Chrome extensions. Here we gather together some of the best available online tools to allow designers to collaborate together in real time. Some are created specifically for designers, some serve as a concept crafting whiteboard, and we've also included some more full-on project management tools for when you need to take your collaborative project to the next level.
Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-) Classic Classroom Timers: Explosive Fun Timers: Fun Classroom Activities Using Technology Times have changed. Gone were the days when teachers deliver the same old lectures day after day. Now, everyone expects teachers to integrate technology in the classroom. Why not, technology has become the best learning tool in the classroom making more students engaged in the lesson, improving collaboration and making learning more fun! The good thing is that the Internet is loaded with tools that can enable teachers to bring a sense of fun and engagement to their lessons. However, it is important to seamlessly incorporate these activities into the lesson and not to force to use them for the sake of using technology.
Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press Welcome to our free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3 - 11 years old. Help your young child learn to read with The Oxford Reading Tree (featuring our much-loved Biff, Chip and Kipper characters), watch your child develop their love of reading with Project X, or simply browse our range of over 200 eBooks for inspiration. All our free eBooks are tablet-friendly. 20 incredible apps teachers can use in a single-iPad classroom - BookWidgets Yes! You finally got your brand new and shiny iPad for the classroom! There’s only one tiny (read: enormous) problem.
Useful Apps and Resources to Help Students Learn Coding April 29, 2017 Coding is an essential skill for 21st century students. 'When kids learn to code' , Mitch Resnick states, ' it enables them to learn many other things, opens up many new opportunities for learning. It's useful to make an analogy to reading and writing, when you learn to read and write it opens up opportunities for you to learn so many other things, when you learn to read you can then read to learn, which is the same thing with coding, if you learn to code you can code to learn.' An Awesome Infographic Featuring The Benefits of Using Tablets in The Classroom April 28, 2017 Mobile tablet computers have made their way into classrooms all over the world, with mixed responses. The phrase m-learning (or mobile-learning), the next stage after e-learning, has recently made its way into education literature. A recent YouGov study showed that over three quarters of teachers are using a mobile device in school, this is a development that cannot be ignored any longer. Mobile e-learning solutions have the potential to change the ways that learning and teaching are carried out, enabling more comprehensive, collaborative, flexible and adaptive approaches. A study carried out by Romney (2009) showed greater retention and performance in maths students using tablet PCs.
5 of The Most Popular Student Interactives to Use in Your Class April 29, 2017 One of our favourite resources for student interactives is ReadWriteThink. It provides a wide variety of educational materials to help teachers make the best of technology in their teaching and to enhance students learning. Check out this section to view ReadwriteThink tools we have reviewed so far. In today’s post, we are sharing with you the five most popular students interactives in ReadwRiteThink as rated by the site itself. These are tools you can use in different literacy learning activities in class to help students ‘ accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun.’
untitled Ever since we first produced our wheel of iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties, we've had regular requests for a similar wheel for tablets and smartphones that use the Android operating system. IPads are used much more frequently than Android devices in schools, but over the past few years more schools have started to allow the use of Android tablets and many parents have been buying them for home use. More educational apps are now available for Android tablets and smartphones. The first version of our Android Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties was created in October 2015. 12 Great Books to Help Kids Learn Coding April 30, 2017 A few days we shared with you this interesting resource featuring some of the best apps and tools to help kids learn everything about coding. Today, we are adding another important resource to our coding archive. This is a collection of some good books to introduce kids to coding and help them master the world of programming. Links to the books are under the visual.