Mentimeter Mentimeter is a lightweight service that allows you to vote on any question you specify, simply by using your mobile phones or tablets. Our vision is to improve the meeting between a presenter and his/her audience and turn opinions into tangible data. Step 1: Create your question Step 2: Audience vote using their mobile phones or tablets Step 3: The result is shown in real-time 35 Apps and Tools For Math Teachers If you’re content with a chalkboard and an abacus as a math teacher, that’s cool. But have you seen all the apps and web tools just aching to make a difference in your classroom? They’re robust, built just for you, and most are completely free. We’ve put together a few lists in our day but always seem to focus on either apps or web tools.
10 cool Twitter visualisation tools You might think of Twitter as a way to chat with your friends, keep up with news or to hassle minor celebrities. We think of it as a ceaseless stream of data that only really becomes useful when you filter and sort it. Here are 10 tools for doing just that, with a twist. They take your tweets and turn them into animations, graphs and glyphs for your visual delectation. They're Twitter visualisers, the best the web has to offer.
Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network What Is A PLN? Through the use of my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) , I came across several great examples that both define what a PLN is, and explain the value of creating one for yourself. According to a wikispace about creating PLNs, “Personal Learning Networks are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning.
Collaborate. Create. View and Share. Sights of Varadero, Cuba and Rui Hotel, taken on February 2012... Toy Trunk has Party Packages to offer you all the entertainment and keep children busy. Lets make this version the German Eurovision 2012 Finalist! Like & Share 23 Formative Digital Resources Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator. It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM. Best of all, it will finish with over 50 amazing resources you will want to investigate. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans).
TwitterCamp at Daniel Dura Update: As of November 24, 2008: TwitterCamp has been updated. The latest version now uses the Twitter search API, so users no longer need to authenticate or follow the target user to see their messages on the screen. Also, I added a configuration panel so that you could easily re-skin the application without having to recompile or modify configuration files. 0. Induction: activities This first week is an opportunity to get to grips with how the ocTEL course works and gives everyone the chance to think about some big questions in technology, learning and teaching. We will be touching on several of the issues that will come up in more detail later in the course, but dealing with them in the concrete, practical terms of what you need and prefer as participants, andhow this kind of Technology Enhanced Learning is suited to meeting those needs.
PowerPoint Hyperlinks: Creating an Interactive Deck If you’re exhibiting at a trade show or convention, you need to set up a booth that can catch everyone’s attention. We talked about how to make video loops in the past. This will give people passing by your display a brief introduction to your brand. When that catches their interest, provide more information with an interactive presentation deck. You can easily create on through the use of PowerPoint hyperlinks.
70+ Tools in Bloom's Digital Taxonomy The number of web tools currently available to teachers, administrators, and students is downright absurd. You can’t swing an iPad without hitting a free web tool looking to revolutionize your classroom. Luckily, there are a few brave souls out in the world wide web attempting to organize the chaos a bit. We like to take our best shot here at Edudemic but also like to showcase some of the great organizing done by others. 7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs A massively open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to virtually any person—and as many of them—who wants to take the course. Course activities can be scheduled or asynchronous, and a fluid structure is valuable because students can choose their level of participation and many will do so in an à la carte manner. A MOOC throws open the doors of a course and invites anyone to enter, resulting in a new learning dynamic. Although this dynamic will make some students uneasy and will force instructors to rethink at least some of the elements of their courses, the MOOC can potentially alter the relationship between learner and instructor and between academe and the wider community. As MOOCs evolve, expectations and methods of presentation will likely crystallize, becoming more consistent and more predictable.
6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL Special Needs 6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.