Today while I was working on a post outlining the best web tools to create a flipped classroom ( to be published tomorrow) I came across this awesome video explanation from Keith Hughes. In this short video clip, Keith talks in details about the fundamental idea behind the concept of flipped classroom and he also provided some important tips and tools on how teachers can use video lessons with their students.
Now with the start of a new school year, it is about time you start looking for some new web tools to use with your students. I am sharing with you a one of my favourite edshelf list created by Julie Jacobs in which she features 15 top web tools to show case students creations, check them out below and let us know what you think of them.
The Teach Your Monster to Read games are designed to help students improve the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters, sounds, and word. The games have eight levels (or islands as they're called in the game) each containing four activities. Students play the game as a friendly monster avatar. On each island students can earn prizes for their monsters and customize the look of their monsters.
Math Tappers apps are not intended to be stand-alone game-based learning programs – rather they are designed to support teachers and students. The apps are FREE, very simple and each with a narrow focus designed to lead to the mastery of a single concept.
Tigtag is an online video resource that helps teach science to elementary students. Tigtag’s 600 videos offer spectacular footage from NASA, CBS, the BBC, and other sources, and all are original and purpose-made. It also includes ready-made lesson plans as well as a library of images, diagrams, worksheets, and quizzes that help ensure a memorable experience.
Sketchlot is a wonderful web whiteboard for educators. With Sketchlot you can easily create sketches and share them with your students. The good thing I like about this platform is that it does not require students to sing up their accounts.
Picadilo is a 100% free online photo editor that's both easy to use and powerful. Transform your photos using eye catching effects, versatile editing tools and classy textures - plus the flexibility of multiple editing windows.
Students like to watch videos.Teachers like videos, too. They can bring relevant material to the classroom in a format that will garner students’ interest and in many ways, help them to learn something without feeling that they’re being ‘taught’ in the same way that a lecture might.
The new eduClipper portfolio tool allows students to create portfolios of things they have clipped (AKA bookmarked) online, things they have stored in their Google Drive accounts, content they've created on services like Prezi and Animoto, and files they have stored on their computers.
Into the Outdoors is a new site featuring videos and lesson plans about a wide variety of topics related to nature. The site is divided into six main topic areas; life science, farm science, social science, physical science, environmental science, and natural resources science.
Teachers use our mobile app and website to create quick short form messages in categories like Homework, Reminders, Surveys, Meeting Requests and more. Parents and Students get their messages from the app, website, email, push notification or even text message if they prefer. It's private, two-way, direct and ensures that everyone stays informed.
Comics are good learning materials to use in your classroom. The use of comics in instruction has several educational benefits for students, Carol L. Tilley, a professor of library and information science at the University of Illinois, believes that comics improve students reading comprehension, and foster vocabulary and a love of reading.
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