Little Bird Tales: Capture the Voice of Childhood. We offer a fun,unique way to create,record and share stories online. Kids can make drawings,upload photos or artwork and record their voice online,creating a slideshow format book,then share it with family and friends as gifts or a keepsake. Environmentally friendly and great for schools,too.
Dale Borgeson's insight:
Can you imagine how excited your students will be when they can publish their own stories online?
If teachers ran the government, we wouldn’t have a national debt. Teachers are frugal. Very frugal. I’m not saying I reuse dental floss or anything, but the lengths I’ve gone to save money are amazing. This is because the money I’m saving is often…mine. Still, sometimes a teacher has to spend. I buy tons of …
Looking for some ideas on how to integrate technology in your instruction? Dr. Kimberly Tyson from Learning Unlimitedhas these excellent tips to share with you. In this visual she created she outlined 6 practical ideas to help you choose digital tools to support students learning. For each of these ideas she provided a bunch of web tools that you can use to attain them.
The web is teeming with all kinds of content and as a teacher with a busy time schedule you probably find it hard to go online and start sifting through this tsunami of information to find relevant digital resources to use with your students.
ClassDojo, a popular student behavior recording service, has launched an excellent new messaging feature in their Android and iOS apps. The new messaging feature allows teachers to send messages to parents about their children. The messaging featuring can be used to send messages to parents on an individual basis and on a whole group basis.
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A safe, free way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.
Dale Borgeson's insight:
Remind 101, the popular free service for sending text messages to groups of students and or parents, has added a fantastic new feature in the form of the option to add attachments to your messages. The attachment option allows you to add pictures and other files to your messages.
Classroom management can sometimes be a daunting task particularly to new teachers.Though there is no ready made recipe or silver bullet to solve all problems related to classroom management, experience and practice remain essential assets for gaining more insights into what works and what does not work in a classroom setting. Technology too can give a hand with classroom management and there are several web tools designed specifically to assist teachers in managing their classrooms.
Class Charts, a free service for creating online seating charts and behavior charts and reports, recently added a fantastic new feature. The latest feature uses an Artificial Intelligence Engine which uses student behavior profiles to automatically create seating charts which are optimized to minimize negative behaviors and disruptions.
Designs for Democracy is an online exhibit created by the National Archives and Records Administration. The exhibit features drawings, sketches, and pictures that demonstrate the creativity and ingenuity of Americans through history. The exhibit is divided into three sections tracing the development of the United States from its early beginnings through the 20th Century. Each of the three sections contains images in the categories of symbolism, improvements, science and technology, and artistic expression.
Cyberbullying poses a problem for students that teachers and parents often can’t help with – because they don’t always know. The internet (and mobile technologies) has brought bullying to a place outside the easy access of adults, who can’t intervene if they don’t know there’s a problem. With over 80% of teens using cell phones …
Dale Borgeson's insight:
This is a topic that we all need to be more aware of.
Audio slideshows are good way for students to use when narrating a story or explaining a process. Audio narrations give pictures louder voice and are an effective tools in storytelling. You can use audio presentations in your class to engage students and to draw out important higher order thinking skills.
Learning how to evaluate online content is an essential step in the process of developing digitally literate students. I have already featured several materials on strategies and skills for students to evaluate web content and today I am adding a great resource from Lisa Hartman.
Spent is an online game designed to teach players about the challenges of living on minimum wage (or slightly higher) employment. Players begin by selecting a job which will provide the wages they have to survive on for a month.
Lingua.ly is a free language learning service that initially launched as a Chrome app. This week Lingua.ly released an Android app (iOS coming soon) to help you learn a new language. The Lingua.ly mobile app creates flashcard activities based on the words that you select.
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