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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers May 11, 2015 Our round-up list today features some interesting new educational web tools we have curated in the last couple of weeks. These tools have been emailed to us for separate reviews but we thought it would be best to feature them all in one list. As is the case with all of our Educational Web Tools series, we only include the ones that we think will be an added value to your EdTech toolkit. If you have other suggestions to add to the list, share them with us for review. Educator’s Guide to LiveBinders The way Educators teach and the way students learn has changed dramatically over the last several years. Instead of assigning worksheets, teachers are now assigning online projects that bring a richer environment of learning to the classroom. Instead of students putting together a folder with all their work and assignments to be shared with one person at a time, students are now creating e-portfolios to be shared with hundreds of people at once via social media.

Web 2.0 teaching tools to enhance education and learning — Edjudo 3D Projects Alice – Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment (free) Blender – Excellent open source 3D content creation suite (free, must install) PhotoSynth – A Microsoft web application that takes your photos, mashes them together and recreates a 3D scene out of them that anyone can view and move around in. Windows only.

5 Ways to Use Your Mobile Device to CREATE Content The majority of us have a smart phone with us everywhere we go. What’s more, we’ve all become rather efficient at using them to send and receive text messages and email, schedule appointments, take photos, and sometimes even make a call. But there a few functions we have failed to maximize. Just as we use mobile devices to push learning and information to people, we can use them to create learning and information, such as audio and video elements. Here are five ways you use your mobile device to create content for an upcoming learning solution. #1.

3 Google Drive Tools for Creating Professional-looking Diagrams and Flowcharts April 9, 2015 We received a couple of requests from teachers asking for Google Drive add-ons to use with Google Docs to create and integrate diagrams and flowcharts. The first tool that came to mind is Gliffy for we have reviewed it here a couple of times but then we did a further search in Google Drive app store and picked two more to add to this list. For those of you looking for apps to create concept and mind maps in Google Drive, this selection is a good place to start with. 1-Gliffy Workshop Bratislava Rooms with a view Home Workshop Bratislava Socrative Mentimeter GlobalizingGenZ Globalizing Gen Z - This site is intended to provide educators with resources to infuse their curriculum with activities and lessons to develop globally competent students. Curated by Kathy Beck, Instructional Technology Coordinator

Discovery Education: Tech Tips Blog iMake iLearn Looking for a fun easy way to engage your students in three dimensions for free? SketchUp Make from Trimble is your answer. SketchUp is a software program that allows you to draw and design in 3D. Teachers Guide to Creating Rich Interactive Visuals Using ThingLink July 22, 2014ThingLink is an excellent web tool that allows you to create interactive images online. The images you create can come alive by adding to them text, video, music, and links. ThingLink has also recently rolled out a new feature, which is still in beta, that allows you to add interactive pinmarks to YouTube videos. These pin marks can be links to other videos or websites. The ability to enrich images with different media content makes ThingLink an ideal tool to incorporate in your instruction. There are a variety of ways you can use ThingLink with your students and the visual below provides 27 examples of activities that students can do using this platform.

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