This site was born out of a workshop I presented as part of my previous school's regular workshop weeks - one week of each term regular meeting times are turned over to teachers (and the occasional outside presenter) to share their skills, knowledge and passion for education.
I used Mentormob.com to create a resource for the workshop (you will find that resource here, it is a fantastic format for curating resources for a specific time or place) but soon realised that it wasn't the best format for the dynamic resource that I hope this will become.
Every day someone publishes a blogpost, a screencast or releases a new tool that could help teachers streamline their work and become more efficient and productive - this Scoop will be where I share everything I find that fit's the bill.
App smashing is a phrase used to denote the process during which teachers and/or students create content by starting with one app and using another app to enhance its creation process. It’s similar to adding bells and whistles to your smartphone to make more out of what you’ve got. And oftentimes, the eventual hope is that the content you create will be posted on the web.
Using Google Apps on the iPad can get sticky! Historically, Google and the iPad have not played well together. But we have come a long way in the last couple years! There are now tons of apps for iOS devices that integrate well with Google, and Google has release several official apps for the iPad. There is hope, Obi Wan, Google and Apple can play nice! - See more at: http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog#sthash.q1UEtjY3.dpuf
Teachers think about a lot during the course of a school day — from planning lessons tied to the core curriculum to making sure Jimmy gets home on the right bus. One thing teachers often do not think about is saving themselves time, but they should.
You may feel like it’s just one more thing to add to your plate. In reality, figuring out more efficient ways of working means you have more time to devote to your students, more time to be creative, and more time to relax and recharge your batteries.
Quick Key eliminates hand-grading of quizzes, tests, and formative assessments, even for teachers working in paper-based classrooms, without a computer. With Quick Key, you can spend your time addressing the different learning needs of your students, not messing around with grades and grade books. Quick Key is easy to use, and doesn't require you to change anything about how you teach. But you might, once you discover what you and your students can accomplish when assessment is effortless!
Heather Bailie's insight:
I already have a lot of Chrome extensions installed but I found a few new ones to try.
Via @stevebrophy3: I recently have been introduced to the app Verso and have been blown away by the possibilities for capturing true student opinion, understanding and feedback. The aim of Verso is to flip your thin...
11 Awesome Apps To Take And Make Perfect Videos On Your Phone Waynesville Daily Guide Cameo is an excellent tool for aspiring filmmakers. You'll practically receive a full film school education using Cameo.
Heather Bailie's insight:
There's even one to make sure you shoot all video horizontally - hallelujiah, it should be compulsorary!
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