Creating a Discussion Board While I want threaded discussions in Google Classroom, I do not want them in the stream. Multiple student responses will clutter up the Google Classroom stream quickly. I always say “the answer is always a spreadsheet” so I created a way to use Google Sheets for a threaded discussion and use it in Google Classroom. Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following technology tools for teachers have been organized by academic subjects, topics, and learning activity.
HDEV The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the Earth which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence through the different cameras. Between camera switches, a gray and then black color slate will briefly appear. How To Create Stunning Flowcharts With Microsoft Word Advertisement If man were a logical beast, math would be the easiest subject and love wouldn’t exist. Thankfully, when it comes to logic, the right tools can help simplify any process.
Makey Makey Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to Your World. "four-year-old daughter has managed to connect the kit" ~BBC "Rejoice!" ~Mashable "by far the coolest Kickstarter project" ~Kotaku "turns the whole world into a keybaord" ~Engadget "a lot of enthusiasm and love" ~Wired "crazy, inventive experiments" ~PC World "We love a good diy project" ~LIfehacker "So small, so quirky, so simple, so awesome." ~Contiki "Mind explosion in progress." ~Indie Cookie "turns your alphabet soup into a keyboard" ~New Scientist "Edison meets OK Go" ~Cool Material
Products on EdSurge OneNote is a flexible tool allowing content creation and sharing within the classroom. The tool uses standard Microsoft Office authoring tools and allows students and teachers to imbed voice recordings and other content from the internet. OneNote can be downloaded and used for free, but the full version of the product is available through the purchase of Microsoft Office. OneNote is a flexible tool allowing teachers to create and organize content, from lesson plans to assignments to field trip details. OneNote also allows students to interact with teachers’ lessons and to submit assignments. OneNote was first released by Microsoft in 2003. 10 Great Classroom Management Apps for Teachers May 19, 2015 Below is a collection of some very good iPad apps to help teachers with classroom management. Some of the tasks you can do with these apps include: conduct instant formative assessments in class, create seating charts, record class attendance, randomly pick students for classroom participation, create and share permission slips, visualize and assess students understanding, set timed tasks in class, improve students behaviour by providing real-time feedback, poll your students and many more. The apps featured in this list are among the best titles you can find in the category of classroom management. Enjoy
Ten reasons to blog - even if nobody reads it Building an engaged community through a business blog can be extremely difficult — sometimes impossible. Look at companies like General Electric who do an amazing job with their blog and yet have almost no “community” or comments at all. There must be some good business reason they do it, right? There better be. Every corporate marketing activity must somehow be tied to creating shareholder value and blogging is no different. Let’s look at ten legitimate business reasons why your company should be blogging — even if you can’t seem to build a community of active readers.
3 Easy Methods to Create eLearning Videos Video is fast becoming one of the most popular eLearning formats. Thanks to the popularity of sites like Coursera, Khan Academy, and Lynda.com, online learners are demanding modern, video-based courses that work beautifully across computers, tablets, and smartphones. Recent data shows just how popular video is becoming: Edudemic reports that 67% of teachers believe video lessons are very effective at educating students. 46% of teachers said they have actually created at least one video lesson.A study conducted by Skilljar in 2013 revealed that 67% of online learners reported taking a video-based class.Fast-growing online course sites are largely video-based, including Lynda.com, Skillshare, CreativeLive, Udacity, Udemy, and Craftsy.
Mes 7 favoris Tech Tools pour ma classe So many of my Tweeps have been sharing some of their favorite tech tools that they use in their classroom so I figure I might as well too! In no particular order here are my favorite tools to use with my students and a few I plan to use this year that I'm really excited about! Ever since I found out about Remind101.com in July of 2012 I have been obsessed. I'm a guy who always has my phone on me. In Response to the Top 50 Science List Image by Paige Brown Jarreau This post is in response to the 'top 50 science stars of Twitter' list published on Science Magazine's website today. Regardless of the methods used to put together that list, and whether or not the methods were fair and not inherently biased against women in science (my impression is that they are extremely biased), I've complied my own list of some of the top science stars of Twitter - this time focusing on women.