There are a lot of web tools out there. Many of which are free or, at the very least, freemium. In other words, you can do a free trial to see if you like it. With so many to choose from, it’s tough to figure out which ones work best, are popular, are well supported, …
Here is anther great resource for high resolution images that you can use with your students in class. The Wellcome Library has announced that over 100,000 images are now available for free through the Wellcome Images.
One of the challenges facing teachers in BYOD classrooms is finding apps and sites that will work on a wide variety of devices. Creating multimedia projects like videos and interactive images is a great way for students to share things they've learned through research and or share their thoughts about things they've learned.
Many kids and teens dread presenting. One way to help them get over their fear is to make presentations fun. These jazzy multimedia gems will help take some pressure off and add a layer of sophistication to talks.
Over the past year our district adopted a new reading series. One of my favorite components is a unit inquiry project in which students self-select a unit-related question, research information, and compile it in a finished presentation.
Educational apps are filling our student and staff iPads. Which app deserves the title of Championship App? Just like the NCAA tournament, teams from all different conferences compete against each other.
Screencasting is getting a lot of attention as a tool for teachers when using the flipped classroom model. Certainly, screencasts are a great tool for teachers to create presentations for their students to view at home. But I think that screencasting is most powerful when it is used as a student creation tool. Screencasts take …
Arthur Family Health is a new resource from PBS Kids. Arthur Family Health is designed to help parents, teachers, and students learn about common health challenges children face. Through videos, games (online and offline), and data sheets visitors to Arthur Family Health can learn about asthma, allergies, nutrition, fitness, and resilience (dealing with tragedies).
“Augmented Reality (AR) allows teachers and students to extend the physical world with a virtual overlay. Whether you have iPad, Android, or a smartphone, scanning a trigger in the physical world with an AR app allows a new layer of information to appear. This information could be a link to a web site, a video, …”
"I teach at a technical school in Verona, Italy. Last year I started converting my ESL/ESP classes to "flipped" courses, as I have found that this new methodology allows teachers to use their time and resources in the best possible way. The flipped approach has changed the way teaching and learning occur in my classes. Perhaps the most appealing aspect of this teaching technique is that it allows students to review lessons anytime, anywhere on their digital devices. They can watch educational videos at home, reserving class time for in-depth discussions or class projects."