OneNote Class Notebook Creator - Officially Launched - webster Microsoft have officially launched the OneNote Class Notebook Creator, after months of a successful preview and feedback from schools. “Built on Office 365 and SharePoint Online, the OneNote Class Notebook Creator saves teachers time and boosts classroom efficiency by: Making it easier to collect homework, quizzes, exams and handouts.Enabling all student work and teacher feedback to be exchanged automatically in one place virtually anytime, anywhere.Combining real-time, individualized coaching of a shared notebook with the collaborative creativity of OneNote and digital handwriting.” I have been using and introducing the class notebook creator while it has been in preview and I have learned a few things along the way. Here’s a few resources to help schools and teachers get started. What is OneNote?
iPads and iPhones for filmmaking - Learn about film Why use iPhones and iPads for filmmaking? If you own an iPhone, you’ve always got a small, easy-to-use camera in your pocket. It’s great for filming in situations where other cameras would attract too much attention. Video quality can be excellent, so they’re increasingly being used for news gathering and documentary work.
Discussion topics for English language learners TedPower.co.uk Prepare for Discussion A work-scheme for Higher Intermediate & Advanced Level ESL Students 01 Alternative Beliefs 02 Animal Welfare 40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers … because asking the right questions is the answer. In a recent ‘subscribers only’ email (subscribe here) I wrote: “Quiet your mind. Don’t think outside the box of negativity. Think like there is no box.” To my surprise, over 200 people quoted this short line and responded with the same general question: “How?”
Free Icons: 50 Best Sites To Find Beautiful And Useful Free Icons Wouldn’t it be awesome if those icons were free? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the interwebs to find 50 of the best sites for free, but beautiful, icons. A Step-by-Step Guide To Hosting or Joining a Twitter Chat A few months ago we started up a new Twitter chat series, #Bufferchat. So far, we’ve talked about everything from productivity to social media monitoring and lots of other topics in between. These days, we have up to 185 participants each week, sending out nearly 2,000 tweets. It’s a true delight! Along the way, I’ve been learning the ins and outs of operating a Twitter chat and testing new tools and ideas to optimize our chat even further. It’s amazing how much there is to know, both for the chat host and the chat participants!
Book Creator for Windows is here Create ebooks on your desktop PC, laptop and tablet. We are proud to introduce Book Creator for Windows, released on the Windows Store on 23 June. What’s more, we’re giving it away for free (limited period only!). Office 365 News Roundup When we review recent Office 365 updates and improvements—something we do every couple of weeks as we pull together this news roundup—it’s usually easy to spot a general theme that ties those announcements together. Whether the theme is productivity, collaboration, teamwork or some other aspect of how Office 365 enhances the way people work, it’s rarely hard to find. Looking across the large number of diverse announcements during the past couple of weeks, however, we were stumped! So this week, we’ll keep our introduction brief and get right to the good stuff.
App Kickstart Guides from Google Play for Education Kickstart Guides are designed to build your Android app-titude for specific apps in Google Play for Education, by getting you up and running in as little as 15 minutes with videos, best practices, and much more. More info about kickstart guides, including who they are for and how they might be used. Please let us know if you have any feedback. Get the app. Get the guide. You're good to go! The Most Useful Everyday Phrases in English Traditional English language textbooks and courses will do a great job of introducing you to vocabulary and grammar, but they don't always teach you the important everyday phrases in English. When students visit an English-speaking country, they can sometimes be confused by some of these phrases. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses Sometimes the problems are because pronunciation is different in spoken English, and sometimes the problems are because English speakers use idioms that cannot be translated literally into another language. When you are learning everyday phrases, it is important to learn if they are formal, informal or slang.
Evaluation Rubric for Educational Apps Harry Walker is the principal of Sandy Plains Elementary School in Baltimore County, Maryland. Fourth and fifth graders at the school are piloting one-to-one computing with iPod touches. In addition, Harry is a doctoral student at John Hopkins University. He's investigating the impact of iPod touch on student achievement. One of his challenges is wading through the huge number apps available. He's crafted a rubric to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of an app in terms of how it may impact student achievement.
10 Great Tutorials to Create Interacive eBooks Using iBook Author Are you planning to give iBooks Author a place in your classroom? The video tutorials below will definitely give you a hand. As you know by now, iBooks Author is one of the formidable apps available in the iTunes store. It allow users to create interactive ebooks and share them with the rest of the world. The general process behind creating these interactive ebooks is pretty basic; however, there are certain features and tips teachers need to pay heed to in order to tap into its full potential.
A New Era: Teacher As Coach Today’s post is by Elisabeth Bostwick, a passionate educator serving students daily in Horseheads, NY. When colleagues have entered my room, at first glance they thought I wasn’t there. I recall the bewildered look of one administrator that I worked for as he scanned the room thinking I had left it unattended. Typically one of the student leaders in my room will notice and point them in my direction. You see, as a coach I’m beside my learners as I question, reflect and provide feedback. 21st Century Learning Design app for Windows in the Windows Store Students around the world need advanced skills to succeed in the globalized, knowledge based world of today. 21st Century Learning Design, or 21CLD, professional development helps teachers design lessons and learning activities to build students’ 21st century skills. The program is based on rubrics developed and tested in one of the largest ever international studies of 21st Century Skills - Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) Research project ( The 21CLD materials are presented in an easy to use, highly interactive way in this app.