Add tech slowly into your classroom; quizzes are interactive and a fun way to check on understanding and comprehension without hearing the inevitable groans from the students. Here is a comprehensive list some of which I haven't personally tried out yet but will them out later.
The infographic title "five tips for making your class as addictive as a game" ... if only I hear you say.
Game designers have mastered certain tricks that make games so addictive that teens can’t stop playing them. The infographic lists the top secrets that game designers know, and shares some tips on how you can use these same game dynamics to make learning in your classroom as addictive as gaming!
Since Xtranormal ceased trading last year .. I have searched the web for a replacement without much success. However, Plotagon runs a good close second; it is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.
I am piloting it now it's completely free and currently in beta stage, but you can start using it right now.
Think about it: when children are young, they're encouraged almost constantly to be creative.
Linda Buckmaster's insight:
Edudemic's infographic lists four steps to boost students’ confidence in their creativity. Central to all of them is the idea of positive influence – which you need to supply whatever subject you teach. By developing their creative thinking skills, they will be able to more effectively and efficiently address the complex problems they will face in a fully connected, globalized world.
Many people associate 21st century learning with digital technology; this is a misconception since 21st century education goes far beyond technology. The principal purpose of 21st education is to provide students with a set of skills that will be needed for success in the global workplace (creativity, collaboration, critical-thinking and communication); Med's infographic illustrates 21st century learning and thinking skills perfectly ... thanks for sharing
The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills. Have a look and share with your colleagues.