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The Anatomy of the Perfect Blog Post

Talk about pressure. Writing a blog post about how to write a perfect blog post is the most meta of burdens. It’s a bit different than writing about perfect tweets or ideal Facebook posts. The Best Free Video Editors For Windows. Video has become an incredibly common part of everyday life.

The Best Free Video Editors For Windows

People take videos on smartphones, upload them via YouTube, and share them on Facebook. You’d think, then, that free video editors would be common, but it turns out the selection is limited for anyone not blessed with Mac OS X (and, as a result, access to iMovie). Here are the five top choices for Windows users. Windows Movie Maker Introduced originally in 2000, came with its release as Windows Live Movie Maker in the Windows Live Essentials software suite. WMM’s best feature is its ease-of-use. There’s also a fair selection of features. You can download Movie Maker directly from Microsoft’s website. Lightworks If you’re looking for a more serious editor, . As you might expect, this professional-grade editor comes with a professional-grade learning curve. 32 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom - Google Slides. Time to retool? End of year EdTech questions teachers ought to ask themselves.

Education blogger, consultant and speaker John Hardison of Getting Smarter listed 50 questions educators should consider at the end of each school year.

Time to retool? End of year EdTech questions teachers ought to ask themselves

While self-reflection is valuable toward improving one’s craft, here are some of the more poignant educational technology related questions Hardison recommends you consider, as the school year winds to a close… How efficiently did I work this year? Are you still handwriting notes during professional development sessions (and trying to relocate them later), are are you taking notes online using tools like Evernote? Are you still standing by the photocopier making notices to send home, or have you considered implementing parent and student texting tools like Remind101 that maintain the privacy of your phone number? Was our class set up strongly with a solid, carefully crafted classroom management plan that included current educational practices like B.Y.O.D. and utilizing an LMS? Were 21st Century skills embedded within daily assignments? Tech Twins - Home. Teacher Rollout Resources. Edmodo. A List of Great Free Math Websites for Teachers and Students.

This is the third post in a series of posts covering a wide spectrum of free resources on different subject areas.

A List of Great Free Math Websites for Teachers and Students

After reviewing Social Studies and Science resources , today we are providing you with a list of some of the best free Math websites where you can have access to a plethora of Math lesson plans, free printables, games, activities, video tutorials and many more. Check out the list below and share with us your suggestions : 1- PBS Teachers Math PBS Teachers Math provides some great Math resources organized into different grade-subject pages. 2- Education World. Irvin Smith - Irvin Smith. DS106: The Open Online Community of Digital Storytellers by Jim Groom. On March 29th, 2012 we launched this Kickstarter project as a way for the community to contribute to the cost of the server for the DS106 website.

DS106: The Open Online Community of Digital Storytellers by Jim Groom

In less than 24 hours we met and exceeded that initial goal of $4,200 and over the course of the following 2 weeks we raised over $12,000 to fund further innovation of this open online community. Digital Storytelling - We jam econo.

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Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios. I have yet to find the perfect Digital Portfolio app that I think I would use exclusively in a Visual Arts class.

Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios

Some apps can be used as graphic portfolios or as beautiful sketchbooks, others are great at sharing. Not all of the apps available are great at all of these things. I have spent a heap of time trying to find one and would be more than happy for someone to send me the name of one they are using successfully. Having said that the following are apps that I would consider using; Evernote: FREE Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use.

Paper: FREE Paper is an easy and beautiful way to create on iPad. Three Ring: FREE Three Ring is a fast, flexible, and simple way to organize and present your students' real world work, from handwritten assignments to classroom presentations. Coolibah: FREE Coolibah is a digital scrapbooking app that could just as easily be used to present student's work as a digital portfolio. Dropbox. Easy scheduling.

The Flipped Classroom Defined. Instant Screen Sharing. PicMonkey. Landmarks for Schools. Techchicktips.wikispaces. Mr. Andrade's Class Web Site. Welcome to my home on the World Wide Web! To my students, welcome to class. 11 Free Tools for Creating Websites and Simple Webpages. Last week I wrote about Codecademy's new programs for teaching basic HTML, CSS, and other fundamentals for building websites.

11 Free Tools for Creating Websites and Simple Webpages

Welcome to Flubaroo. SugarSync. Create your free Blog. My Favorite Resources for Teachers and Students. I've recently posted lists of the most popular posts for past weeks and for the life of this blog, but I thought I'd post a list of my favorite resources too.

My Favorite Resources for Teachers and Students

Click the links for more detailed information and discussion about each resource. 1. EVERNOTE - Evernote is my favorite, and most used resource. I have all of my lesson plans, resources, web clippings, lesson schedule, meeting notes, misc. notes, task lists, reference materials and much more on here. I can access my notes anywhere and can even share notes with others. 2. 3. 4. eSchool News. DROPitTOme - Securely receive files from anyone to your Dropbox. Android 4 Schools.

Chrome « TweetDeck - Your social world, centre stage. Free Technology for Teachers. Create a Personal Learning Network. Creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN)

Create a Personal Learning Network