7 Amazing hacks for teachers to use in class today A hack can be defined as a clever solution to a tricky problem. As people who face many tricky problems on a daily basis, teachers could definitely use a few class hacks to help them save time and to be more efficient. Here are some nifty hacks from Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIE), all under one minute, with innovative ways to use existing technology. To hear more innovative class hacks, tune into the live stream of the E2 Educator Exchange Conference happening on March 9 at 9:00a.m.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 of The Best Chrome Apps for EFL... February 27, 2015 Today we are sharing with you some useful Chrome apps to help your students with their language learning. These apps are particularly helpful for EFL and ESL learners. They (the apps) provide a wide variety of activities, games, flashcards and exercises on language practice. Almost all of them are geared towards solidifying students' vocabulary learning and empowering learners with a rich and diversified lexicon to assist them in their writing and reading comprehension.
Learn Play, Design & Code Retro Arcade Games Grades 2+ | Blocks CS First Unplugged Grades 2-8 | Blocks, Unplugged, Scratch Pupils in Italy excel after using Finnish maths book Third graders in the Toscana town of Lucca will continue their studies of maths this autumn using the Finnish series of mathematics textbooks they used in a trial last year. Class maths performance beat out their peers after the trial year and teacher Patrizia Piccinini says that maths has now become the pupils’ favourite school subject. “Can you imagine?
6 Easiest Programming Languages to Learn for Beginners Learning to program may seem like a daunting task. Luckily, it’s not nearly as difficult as it seems. With a bevy of resources available both on and offline, dedicated communities, and experts to follow on social media, learning programming is much simpler than it used to be. Jeopardy Style Review Game Creator The Instant Jeopardy Review Game has been designed and dramatically improved to make it the perfect review game for a wide variety of classroom uses. This tool is a fun and interactive way to review content in your classroom, meeting, conference, or other group setting. The new and improved version of the Jeopardy Review Game includes the following features: Simple insertion of pictures on Question and/or Answer slides Full support for symbols, such as exponents and wingdings style fonts Better support for foreign language Question and/or Answer slides Simpler visual editing process Embed anything in your question slides, even Youtube videos, flash objects, etc. Simple scorekeeping system Works on portable devices such as smartphones, iPad, and iPod Touch!
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12 Useful Math Hacks That They Didn't Teach You In School Life DIY NEXT PAGE 12 Useful Math Hacks That They Didn't Teach You In School by lolaglee from It was Just a Dream 2.4k Halloween Scratch Lesson:Spooky Clones! 9/17/19 UPDATE: All the tutorials below have been updated to Scratch 3.0! With Halloween quickly approaching, we've had many requests inside our Facebook group for teachers, for a Halloween Scratch lesson. As I started to jot down a few ideas, my 11 year old who loves Scratch and is always interested in what I'm doing, started busily working on his own computer. He came up with the game below all on his own!
Need a collaborative recording studio on your Chromebook, PC or Mac? You got it. Soundtrap.com is a Chrome based web app that lets you record sound or create loop based sequences on any laptop or PC. It has a simple interface but a fair bit of power underneath. You can create sound tracks for videos, learn the basics of sequencing dance tracks, record singing or instrumental playing, import sounds, apply effects, and many other features.
Teach Coding in the Classroom: Resources from ISTE '14 I was super excited to attend Hack Education (originally called “EdubloggerCon”), an all-day unconference held the Friday before the formal start of ISTE 2014. This interactive day of learning, now in its eighth year, was touted to me as the event to attend in Atlanta, and it did not disappoint. The informal, small-group conversations were inclusive and welcoming. 21 GIFs That Explain Mathematical Concepts “Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.” Danica McKellar As we usher in the start of a new school year, it’s time to hit the ground running in your classes! Math can be pretty tough, but since it is the language in which scientists interpret the Universe, there’s really no getting around learning it. Check out these gifs that will help you visualize some tricky aspects of math, so you can dominate your exams this year. Ellipse:
5 Hidden Features In Google Apps That Everybody Should Be Using Every application in the Google Apps suite has it’s own deep feature set. Even when you think you have them all mastered, they surprise you with a few more hidden away tricks. Whether you are trying to ignore a group email thread that keeps popping up in your inbox or want real-time analysis of your Google Form results, there are tools that can help you out.