New! ThingLink & Google Docs Integration New! ThingLink & Google Docs Integration Great news! ThingLink now supports a rich-media tag to embed a Google Doc right on an interactive graphic. Now it’s easier than ever to transform teaching and learning with just two tools, ThingLink EDU and Google Docs! Help Learn how to use ThingLink to register your students and manage your classroom! Creating Student Accounts# Check That You Have a Teacher Account#
SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds. SAMR is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use in your class. Here is how the video below shared by Candace M explains the SAMR's four levels: Substitution In a substitution level, teachers or students are only using new technology tools to replace old ones, for instance, using Google Docs to replace Microsoft Word. the task ( writing) is the same but the tools are different. Augmentation Though it is a different level, but we are still in the substitution mentality but this time with added functionalities.
60+ Free Online Educational Tools to Try Out in 2016 There are more free online educational tools out there than you can shake a yardstick at. Innovative minds are at work everywhere in education. As often as they can, teachers try to reap the benefits of this. Build Your ThingLink Classroom The start of the New Year seems like the perfect time to review teacher management features to make it simpler for students to signup, create and collaborate with ThingLink. We hope you will find these quick video tutorials with accompanying written directions to be helpful. In addition, we invite you to attend our upcoming webinar, Build Your ThingLink Classroom, on January 13th at 8:00 PM EDT for a comprehensie overview of features with ideas for integration. Create a ThingLink If you are new to ThingLink, watch this video to help you create your first ThingLink. Teacher Signup
101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher’s, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier. The categories are listed in alphabetical order and the links to each tool are also listed alphabetically within those categories. Aggregators
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Eight Free tools for Teachers to Make Awesome Infographics 1- Easel.ly This is a great tool that allows users to create visually rich infographics from pre-designed themes. It is very easy to use and only drag and drop. It actually supports Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. 2- Stat Planet This one here allows users to create amazing visualisations and share them with others. 10 Sites Teachers Really Love 10 Sites Teachers Really Love (Sorry Admins) Though it’s the administrators’ job to steer the ship with regards to technology use in school, every teacher has their favorite edtech websites and apps they love to use with their students. After all, teachers are the ones who work most closely with their students and know which technology best meets the specific needs of their class. I’ve heard from many teachers over the years I’ve been writing this blog of new tech tools and their standby favorites. Here’s a list of some of teacher’s most talked about edtech websites and apps that might not yet be on your admins’ radars:
Help Learn how to use ThingLink to register your students and manage your classroom! Creating Student Accounts# Check That You Have a Teacher Account# The'TEACHER' stamp is located under the ThingLink Logo at the top left of the screen. 175+ Beautiful Photos of The U.S.A. - The Shutterstock Blog From Florida to Alaska, explore The United States of America with this week’s Around the World in a Lightbox. Here are some of our favorite images from the collection, to see the rest of Around the World: USA click here. Antelope Canyon, Arizona | Manamana New York City Skyscrapers, New York | Scott Norsworthy Aerial View of Golf Course, Florida | FloridaStock San Francisco Bridge, California | upthebanner
Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 This is an analysis of the 2014 Top 100 Tools List. The list was compiled by Jane Hart from the votes of 1,038 learning professionals from 61 countries worldwide – see the demographic breakdown below. Like last year there were also a number of unverifiable or invalid votes. Highlights of the 2014 List Twitter is the No 1 tool for the 6th year running.Google Docs/Drive and YouTube remain at No 2 and 3 on the list.PowerPoint moves up one place to 4 (for reasons that will become clear below).LinkedIn moves up into Top 10 (knocking Google+ out of the Top 10)The highest mover up the list is Kindle (& App), up 43 places to No 35 – undoubtedly due to the fact that you don’t actually need to have a Kindle reader to read Kindle books, simply the App on your desktop or mobile device.
Technology: A Catalyst for Teaching and Learning in the Classroom This Critical Issue was researched and written by Gilbert Valdez, Ph.D., director of North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium and codirector of North Central Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortium (NCEMSC). Editorial guidance was provided by Barbara Youngren, director, NCEMSC. The Critical Issue team would like to acknowledge the following experts for reviewing this article: Marla Davenport, director of Learning and Technology, TIES; Kathleen Fulton, director for Reinventing Schools for the 21st Century at the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future; and Robert Nelson, Learning, Leading and Technology. Download an Adobe® Reader® (PDF) version of the this Critical Issue (276KB) The interface between educational technology and science and mathematics instruction is integral and symbiotic.
Educators Guide to the use of Pinterest in Education Some educational Pinners to follow This is the editor of the famous blog cool cat teacher. It has over 69 boards all with more than 600 pins. Some of her best boards include "Teaching Ideas and App", Collaborative Writing", and " Global Collaboration in Education ". This guy is one of our favourite educational writers. He has several boards covering different topics such as: Google chrome extensions, Twitter apps and resources, web2.0 tools for educators and his own personal learning network.
How in questions -ENGAMES The word “HOW” is one of the most productive words in English. It helps us create meaningful questions and sentences. The word “HOW” combines with many other words to create these questions. In this post I try to introduce the basic phrases “How much”, “How many”, “How often”, “How well”, “How long”, “How far” and “How old”. How in questions – mindmap