Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources (OER) for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.
The Top Five LMSs Off the Beaten Track Infographicoutlines some of the up-and-coming LMSs out there. These Learning Management Systems are not quite as well known as some of the big hitters in the industry, but they’re up and coming solutions that are quickly gaining traction. They’re well worth checking out and the infographic explains you why they may be preferable over some of the more established names.
Our goal is to provide best-in-class tools that making creating interactive content simple, so you can concentrate on the content instead of worrying about the tools.So we’ve made Riddle - create and share great content, then use our beautifully intuitive dashboard to learn what your fans loved most.
This article lists apps that may have some paid options, but they’re each entirely useful without spending a penny. Not entirely related to teaching some look at music, health tracking apps, and other teachers-as-a-human-being apps, we focus mostly on the kinds of digital content that will help you teach more effectively to a wider range of students in more compelling and dynamic ways than ever before. All free."
Dr. Reshan Richards discusses the use of Explain Everything & iPads to build a Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit. He has recently written about the qualitative formative assessment toolkit (QFAT for short) which is something that has come out of his research on and practice with mobile devices, multimedia, and formative assessment. It is comprised of four media authoring approaches available on most smartphones, tablets, and laptops: making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and screencasting.
Each of these approaches allow teachers and learner to capture and create moments of learning, excerpts of understanding, and reflections of experience.
Passion Tools.... I just love this term to describe different types of tech tools that help students (everyone) take their personal interests or talents to a whole new level, developing and sharing them in the same way a professional would: book publishing tools, blogging and website-building tools, image-making tools, screencasting and podcasting tools, photo editing tools, and tools that help you create and share videos.The game really is so different now, and anyone with the tools can play. Consider this a starter kit.
The classroom has changed massivly over the past century— through digital learning tools, the classroom has been transformed, with student success at the center.
An increasing number of teachers are bringing the best of the physical and the virtual classroom together, with blended learning. Blended learning puts student success at the forefront by empowering students to use the devices at their fingertips to access the content they need, when they need it.
There are many reasons why every teacher should read this article...posing questions is an essential skill for students to harness their curiosity...too much 'teacher talk' limits classroom opportunities for critical and creative thinking.
Editor’s Note: This is the last installment of “Maker Month,” a series on Bright about the merits and challenges of project-based learning. You can check out other parts of the series — and the conversation they generated — here.
“What’s collaboration?” a lanky, curly-haired preteen asked Arjuna Sayeed, grabbing him by the arm as they walked into the “work classroom.” Sayeed is the Admissions and Outreach Director at the East Bay School for Boys in Berkeley, CA.
It was 9:30 am on the Tuesday after Labor Day. Sixteen 8th graders huddled into what’s called “work class” at this private, non-profit middle school for boys, where over half of students receive scholarships to help with the steep $21,250 tuition.
The room, which more closely resembles a fabrication studio than middle school classroom, boasts tools like a drill press, torch, welder, laser cutter, forge, and 3D-printer. Books with titles like Fabrication: Essays on Making Things & Making Meaning and The Geometry of Sheet Metal Work rest on a shelf. Safety goggles and a collection of posters around the room remind students to “respect” the tools and keep in mind “what they can do to you if not used with thought and care.”
This post forms part of series that sees great value in offering its students DIY (do-it-yourself) learning experiences, as opposed to traditional learning via rote memorisation or teacher-led lesson plans. The “maker” movement encourages young people to build new devices from scratch — which apparently has exploded in recent years.
A weekly series devoted to supporting student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. The first post provided some reflection on major ideas to support technology and student centered learning.
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.