Free Printable Paper Dolls I know today is a miserable snowy day for much of the country so I thought I'd share a fun project that you can do with your little ones! When I was little, me and my sister used to love to make paper dolls and we'd even make custom clothes for them from cutting out pictures from magazines. They are great, cheap fun. Are you enjoying what you see here?
Socrative and Success Criteria I’ve often considered Socrative to be the gateway drug to the world of educational technology for classroom practitioners. It is simple, reliable, and gives you a great resource to judge student progress. You can provide students with instant feedback and you can leave your classes with some readily analysed data and feedback that can inform your planning. Best of all, it works on any popular device and in any web browser. It’s easy and enhances teaching and learning.
Time to level up the use of ICT in your classroom? Most schools and teachers make the same journey when the move from an analogue classroom to a more digital one. ITL Teacher Survey from 2011 contains a chart (page 20) showing this journey in one picture: Most teachers that are new to using computers in the classroom starts by using Internet as a source of information, using the computer to share content (from teacher to student, the other way around or both ways) and as a substitute for pen and paper, just as is shown in the chart above. There is nothing wrong with using computers this way, but this is not what computers excel at. Todays computers are really, really good at calculating huge amounts of data almost instantly as well as creating simulations, animations and multimedia. The next level for using computers in the classroom should be to start using tools for these ”higher level use of ICT” shown in the chart above in the classroom.
For teachers - some storyboard generators to create comics Using storyboards can help us to easily transmit any idea, even the most complex, to our students. Storyboards or comics could make it easier to explain events or processes and could help students remember details and put them on a timeline. I have to say that I really had fun! StoryboardThat is a really enjoyable tool to create your own comics! This is my short example: Click on the link below to enlarge the image: Tips and Tools to Help you Better integrate Technology in Your Instrcution March 30, 2014 Looking for some ideas on how to integrate technology in your instruction? Dr. Kimberly Tyson from Learning Unlimited has these excellent tips to share with you. In this visual she created she outlined 6 practical ideas to help you choose digital tools to support students learning.
How to Make a Simple Paper Spider in its Web: More DIY Halloween Decorations! First, take a square piece of paper and fold it in half. I usually just start cutting out the spider freehand, but if you prefer, draw the spider on the paper first, like this: Then cut out everything surrounding the spider’s body and legs, leaving a border around the edge. Open it up and there you have it: A creepy paper spider to hang up for Halloween.
3 Presentation Tools Teachers Are Now Using Presentations are more than just Powerpoint or Keynote. While those tools will get the presentation-making job done, there are definitely better options out there, especially for classroom applications, where you’re more likely to use all of the multimedia capabilities than someone showing revenue slides in a business meeting. The most obvious use for a great presentation tool in your classroom is for presenting material to your class. 15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) According to Code.org, 90 percent of parents in the U.S. want their children to learn computer science—it will be crucial for many jobs in the near future—but only 40 percent of schools teach it. Critics claim that it is mainly the more affluent schools that offer computer science courses, thus denying those who attend poorer schools the chance to learn necessary skills. A focus on STEM is not enough: Code.org also reports that while 70 percent of new STEM jobs are in computing, only 7 percent of STEM graduates are in computer science.
"Exploding Box" Class... Exploding Box Class - "An Exploding Year" - by Anso Please feel free to use these instructions to make your own boxes. You are free to link to this page from any forum etc if you wish. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: iPad Apps for Multiple intelligences A couple of months ago I read a great book by Howard Gardner called Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice . The book paves the way for a new theory set forth by Howard where he distinguishes between nine kinds of intelligences. Understanding the different types of intelligences will definitely help teachers tap into the real potential of their students. Here is an overview of these intelligences :
Learn to Draw Animals Print and enjoy our Learn to Draw Animals pages for kids of all ages. Kids can use our step by step illustrations to discover how to draw all sorts of animals and build up their skills and confidence in the process...plus they are just good fun! You could build up a whole folder of these printable pages for rainy days - teachers might even want to laminate them and keep them ready as a time-filler or reward. And of course many of them tie into classroom themes, too. We have over 80 of these animal drawing pages so you are sure to find one that appeals! Explore our learn to draw animals printables below...
Technology and jobs: Coming to an office near you INNOVATION, the elixir of progress, has always cost people their jobs. In the Industrial Revolution artisan weavers were swept aside by the mechanical loom. Over the past 30 years the digital revolution has displaced many of the mid-skill jobs that underpinned 20th-century middle-class life. Typists, ticket agents, bank tellers and many production-line jobs have been dispensed with, just as the weavers were. For those, including this newspaper, who believe that technological progress has made the world a better place, such churn is a natural part of rising prosperity. Although innovation kills some jobs, it creates new and better ones, as a more productive society becomes richer and its wealthier inhabitants demand more goods and services.
Numbered Wallpapers How to Save and Set Wallpaper The wallpapers are stored on my Copy account. Copy gives you 15 GB of free storage space (plus 5 extra if you sign up through this link). Compare that to the 2 GB Dropbox offers for free. My Dropbox space is getting low, so I decided to put some of that Copy space to good use.