Pixntell adds your voice to your pictures and creates a personalized video you can share on Dropbox, Facebook, YouTube, FocusTrain or email.
● Simple and easy to use ● (NEW) upload videos directly to Dropbox with auto email link. ● Upload videos directly to Facebook ● Upload videos directly to YouTube with auto email link ● Intuitive controls similar to top selling apps ● Creates .m4v movies out of your voice and pictures ● Get more “likes” and “shares” on your Facebook posts ● Share stories with old photos ● Reconnect with old friends and family ● Create a great time capsule
I watched the short video and I am definitely going to get this app for my ipad. What an easy and fun way to create slideshows. If students take photos of their work it could be used as a digital portfolio.
How is it that EdCamp Cleveland is already over? Having never been to an EdCamp, I was impressed that it was just as awesome as what I thought it would be and very much worth all the Twitter hype ...
Rebecca Zullo, M.Ed's insight:
I really wanted to attend this EdCamp in Cleveland, but had another commitment. Christina Hank, as usual, provides an incredible summary to give the reader the essence of what was missed. Thanks Christina!
Schools Test-Drive Common Core Education Week News The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, another consortium developing online tests for the common core, also has piloted some of its prototype...
"The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has heard from a number of districts and schools concerning the Coordinate Algebra EOCT results. We understand that student achievement, as indicated by the scores, is less than desired. It is important, however, to remember that this is our first assessment that has been specifically designed to send a clear signal of college and career readiness. These results reflect the increased rigor of the content standards as well as the increased expectations for student achievement and are not unlike other indicators of college and career readiness for our state."
The main areas where students struggled include:
Representing functions/equations as graphs or words: understanding what they mean and generalizing interpretationsUsing tables: equations representing relationships, conclusions, and specifying data (generalized), extending findings from the table; generalizing the interpretation of resultsGeometry and the coordinate plane: graphing, applying geometric shapes, and transformation using the coordinate planeExponents, especially functions with time change and graphing and interpreting them
Via Mel Riddile
My goal of an entirely student-led “Grand Conversation” about a book was elusive until this fall. Read on to find out how, armed with a class set of novels and a basket of Snap Cubes, I became a happy spectator in this book study.
Rebecca Zullo, M.Ed's insight:
The anchor chart that is embedded in this article would be helpful for teaching students how to use evidence to support their thinking, both in written and oral forms.
This free pdf poster will help kids think through whether or not a photo should be posted. I think the flowchart questions would also apply to most other things students (or anyone for that matter) might want to post online. Great resource!
If it is tech related, some people think it’s my realm and don’t appear to have the personal motivation to gain understanding. This the professional goal I have set for myself, to help bring people the table to gain from the learning that is out there on a daily basis.
"Knowing how to read and write are fundamental skills. Technology coach Elizabeth Espinoza shares her list of recommended apps for reading and writing. Many can be used both in the classroom and at home. She includes some common stand-bys like BrainPOP and Wordle, as well as student favorites like Word Bingo and Kids’ Vocab.
What apps do you use for teaching how to read and write?"
In yet another move to try and spur education reform, the U.S. Department of Education announced last week $300 million in potential competitive grants that would allow schools to redesign teaching, learning, and traditional seat time.