One of my favourite classroom resources is Mat Sullivan's book - Developing Writing Through Comics! Not only is it packed with fantastic ideas to improve writing but it uses a camouflage learning approach by focusing on children's love for comics!
Within the book, Mat discusses using comic strips as a storyboard for writing. Adapting this approach, I have been looking at how iPads can enhance this idea and gave it a go with year three today.
Today we planned to create a comic strip to be used as a storyboard for our writing. We were creating narratives about visiting a Winter Wonderland where we would meet Father Christmas. First step... setting! There was only one way to hook children to write well about the setting... let them build it!
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THE TECH-BUYING PUBLIC is all abuzz about drones! Even drones are abuzz about drones, because that’s generally the sound they make! But there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all drone. Whether you’re looking for a fun flying toy, a UAV that can take some serious lumps, a high-speed racer, or a professional flying camera, here are the hot picks this holiday season.
Have some fun! Get your ‘Meme’ on. It’s Probably Easier Than you Think. Well, to be clear, Wikipedia defines a Meme as “an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via
Thanks to OnlineUniversities for this list of the Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology. Blogs and Twitter aren’t the only social tools out there that can help you keep up with the latest and greatest developments in educational technology. Pinterest is rapidly becoming a favorite tool of educators all over the nation, and many have amassed some pretty great collections of edtech-related pins that teachers and students alike can use to explore new ways to learn, share, teach, and grow.
Writing a research paper does not actually take long at all. Your students can do a 10-page paper in one day if they really knuckle down and get going. The most annoying things about this academic assignment are at the beginning and the end of the process: the research and the bibliography. Your students will…
“The future is here; it’s just not evenly distributed.”
"A variation of the prophetic quote attributed to cyberpunk novelist, William Gibson, introduces the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP) released today by the U.S. Department of Education.
“If the technology revolution only happens for families that already have money and education,” writes Arne Duncan, outgoing Secretary of Education, “then it’s not really a revolution.”
This emphasis on equity, and ensuring that all teachers and learners of all backgrounds have access to quality technology tools, anchors the many ambitious goals laid in this fourth and latest national education technology plan. The 106-page document envisions what education could look like in coming years, describes how technology can play a role, and outlines steps that education leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, researchers, policymakers and others can take."
Last year, Help Teaching brought you our Top 100 Free Education Sites. Since technology and new websites are always being discovered we decided to update our list with some awesome new websites and new categories.
"Extreme By Design - Watch & Do" is an interactive experience designed for 4th through 12th grade students, to be completed after watching the Extreme By Design documentary. Learning Episode 1 ("Being an Innovator") will help students think and act like innovators using the design thinking approach. Scenes from the documentary are used to illustrate concepts, and a protagonist acts as a guide who provides instructions and explanations to the students. The learning continues in Episode 2. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
Batman Syndrome: A temporary state of angry enchantment whereby an individual fantasizes about abandoning their real-life identity in order to instill a deep fear and/or kick the snot out of someone that has caused them discomfort.
5 Simple Tips For Teaching With Technology by Terry Heick With instructional strategies, data collection, curricular planning, personal communication, and classroom management to consider, where technology fits in to a...
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