“ The learning management system marketplace is ripe for change as older providers are being sidelined by new innovators.Learning Management Systems (LMS) are currently alive and well.”
Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print; website banners, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.
Via Baiba Svenca
Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.
Via Nik Peachey
Thanks to TinyLetter and the demise of Google Reader we're all emailing like it's 1999......TinyLetter is to MailChimp what Tumblr is to WordPress: It's newsletters for dummies. "I think my mom could use TinyLetter," claims Kiefer Lee. Unlike MailChimp, which caters to businesses and offers all sorts of testing and analytics features, TinyLetter provides just the basics. Writing a message is just like writing an email in Gmail, meaning the process takes only as long as crafting the body text.Getting people to subscribe to letters is just as easy. TinyLetter provides an embed code for those who want to put a box on their website. Or interested readers can head straight to a letter's TinyLetters landing page, which consists of a short description, a place to subscribe, and a link to previous messages, all against one big, bold, and beautiful image.Oh, and unlike MailChimp, it's free. The service does have a limit on subscribers to a given newsletter, but the company works with very popular mailers on that....
Via Jeff Domansky
A very simple online quiz maker that is well designed and easy to use. Ideal way for measuring progress in a lesson. Multiple choice questions. You can add images and give feedback. Students playing it see their score and percentage and overall results No need to log in although there is a paid for option which can track scores etc. Try my one and spot the deliberate mistake.. www.quizbean.com/r/qbjnhg7sCzmb
“ If you teach middle or high school English but struggle with getting students excited about literature, you should try a mystery novel study, especially if you enjoy mysteries or puzzles yourself.”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.
By switching to Edmodo, I was able to shift the focus of my blog away from classroom management and towards the work of the students. Through this post, I hope to communicate some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.
Via Nik Peachey
“ Here's a very slick new tool that allows students and teachers to share a Google Doc or Presentation, record themselves along side the presentation or doc and email or embed the video on a blog. It...”
Via Skip Zalneraitis
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