Submit your best images to the ThingLink Interactive Image Contest to win an iPad Mini and a Rosen Database subscription for a year.
The ThingLink Interactive Image Contest invites students to connect audio, video, images, and text in one cohesive presentation. Students will dig deeper into content through research to present knowledge and ideas as they learn, practice and demonstrate digital literacy skills in image creation, selection, content curation, creativity, tagging and sharing.
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Today I shared five different presentations for teachers in Yukon Public Schools in the district’s annual professional development conference. I recorded audio for each session and published them to my secondary podcast channel, “Fuel for Educational Change Agents.” Here are the session titles, descriptions, resource links, and podcast audio links. Of these five sessions, the only “brand new one” (which I’d never presented before) was the third session on Wolfram Alpha. If you’re just going to listen to one of these, that’s the one I’d recommend! Wolfram Alpha is MINDBLOWINGLY powerful and amazing. As co-founder Theodore Gray said in October at the Educause Conference in Denver, Wolfram Alpha has the potential to fundamentally change our relationship to computation and mathematics in the same way Google has (and continues to) change our relationship with information access.
Below is a list of some excellent books for your iPad. I have curated this list over the last couple of months and I kept adding to it every time I stumble upon a resource somewhere online.I don't know if you like reading books on your iPad or not but let me tell you this: having at least a couple of titles installed on your iPad would really be of great help particularly in those moments when you are stuck somewhere and have nothing to do but waiting. Reading is a habit ( luckily a good one ) that we can ACQUIRE by force of habituation at least in the eyes of Skinnerian theory.The more you read , the fluent you get at reading and the more used your mind becomes to the act of reading.
Check out these books I selected for you. All of them are free and require iBooks. Enjoy
Instagram has updated its terms of service, and many Instagram users are not happy about what they've read. If you'd like to jump off the Instagram bandwagon, check out these photo-sharing alternatives.
Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's insight:
It’s exactly the sort of thing many users feared might happen in the wake of Instagram’s purchase by Facebook earlier this year. After all, Facebook’s Sponsored Posts already feature user content.
What are the biggest apps to know about in the upcoming year? Our friends at Education Dive have assembled a useful list!
Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's insight:
Education got a lot more mobile in 2012 as in-school iPad initiatives, the iPhone 5 launch and online learning providers in general made classroom experiences more interesting—and don’t expect to see teaching head back to desktop PC’s in 2013. In fact, as MOOCs and hybrid programs continue to evolve, mobile should have an ever more significant role to play. Looking back at some of 2012′s most significant app launches and updates,
A few months ago, many of you submitted ideas on how we can expand the selection of stock images in Google Drive to add to the categories that you’re most interested in.
Thanks to your suggestions, 5,000 new photos of nature, weather, animals, sports, food, education, technology, music and 8 other categories are now available for your use in Docs, Sheets, and Slides. More than 900 of these photos were selected directly from your submissions -- we really appreciate your help!
Welcome to the easiest, most beautiful way to create and share stunning digital posters with friends and family. Add text, images and videos. Choose typefaces, colours and background. Then share your beautiful poster by email, on Facebook, or anywhere else. Optional registration. Done in seconds – Simple. Free. Exactly like we did with this page.
Tablets are reinventing how students access and interact with educational material, and how teachers assess and monitor students’ performance at a time when many schools are understaffed and many classrooms overcrowded.
I read a great article the other day on iPads in the classroom, over at iSource. The title, as mentioned above is ‘10 Reasons the iPad is an awesome tool for classrooms and education’. It’s written...
Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's insight:
I read a great article the other day on iPads in the classroom, over at iSource. The title, as mentioned above is ‘10 Reasons the iPad is an awesome tool for classrooms and education’. It’s written by a guy who would know, Brad Gurgel,since he serves as a principal and teacher at a school that has adopted iPads on a 1:1 device to student ratio.
Some of you may remember Brad did one of our What’s on Your iPad posts with me last year.
I won’t give away too much of Brad’s Top 10, but I will share my favorite reason on his list:
Digital bookmarking is a pivotal learning skill. It does not only allow you to organize your information into one single platform accessible from anywhere with an internet connection but can also help you in your professional growth. Web2.0 technologies have made it way easier for us to control and curate the content we come across online. I definitely believe that without the power of bookmarking we would never be able to manage the huge influx of information Internet provides. I have already talked in a previous post about the benefits of bookmarking for us as teachers and learner and I said that bookmarking web tools:
E is for EXPLORE is a one stop resource for teachers and parents. We develop unique learning activities, and search the internet and compile additional great ideas from other sources. Our index helps you find what you need quickly and easily. Where we have posted ideas from other sources we provide easy links to those websites. Please visit those as well to see what else they have to offer. All E is for Explore activities conform to state common core curriculum standards.
Blubbr is a neat quiz creation service that I recently learned about on Danny Nicholson's blog. Using Blubbr you can create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips. Your quizzes can be about anything of your choosing. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip then answer a multiple choice question about the clip. Viewers know right away if they chose the correct answer or not.
Welcome. It has been a crazy couple of months for Bookry. We've changed our name from Class Widgets, launched bookry.com and released no less than 9 new widgets for iBooks Author. Thanks for all your feedback and support - helping you create amazing interactive books is still our top priority, so keep sending us your widget requests. For updates follow @thebookry, our blog and YouTube. Happy authoring!
Create a holiday website using Zapd App and enter to win an iPad mini
The holidays are right around the corner, and we’re excited to invite you to enter our Best Holiday Zap contest. Be sure to enter because you’ll:
Get the chance to win awesome prizes!
Grand Prize:iPad mini
Second Place Prizes: iPod Shuffle (10)
Third Place Prizes: $25 iTunes Gift Card (50)
Save and share your wonderful holiday traditions on your very own websiteBe the coolest and most creative kid in your circle
No purchase necessary... no coding necessary!
Just need an iPhone and download Zapd (free) to get started.
How To Enter....
Open Zapd on your iPhone and click "+" to get startedCreate your Holiday ZapAsk others to join in and make it with you if you likeShare it with us to enter. Share it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from your Zapd appSubmit it no later than midnight PST on Saturday, December 29thWinners will be contacted and announced on Friday, January 4th!
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.