Posters are great learning tools that we use in our classrooms. They attract students attention and they can seamlessly communicate various concepts and ideas . These ideas can range classrooom rules to key grammatical structures. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started a section called Educational Posters where we feature some awesome posters we come across online and that have a great educational value.
This week was Literacy Week at our school and the students had the chance to work with students from different classes to participate in writing tasks. Early on in the week we met with Room 19, who are our regular class ...
Educators can use this tool to provide instructions for students in the form of an animated avatar. The site also offers lesson plans for a variety of subjects. An easy to use tool and can be embedded into most sites, though not all. If embedding into google sites, check you tube for process.
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
Smart phones are an incredible educational tool for both educators and students. I have an Android Smart Phone and I can do pretty much everything with it that I can do on my computer or laptop or tablet. This means that I always have access to my data, files, information, and can do work anywhere. Students have the same ability with their smart phones. They have access to information, class resources, and so much more at any time. Instead of buying a $200 graphing calculator, they can buy a $0.99 app. There are tons of great apps out there for educators and students to use.
Here are some mobile / smart phone apps and resources for students and teachers:
What apps should I use? The number one question when an educator receives an iPad. Whether it is training colleagues with the technology, or educators finding their own way, the ‘best’ ...
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QR codes are gaining momentum in todays technology. They are popping up everywhere and across all the business and social landscape. QR stands for quick response. They have been around for more than 15 yeras now and are found mainly on billboards, magazines, on TV, and even textbooks. You might probably be asking yourself " what these codes have to do with education ? "Well that is what this article is trying to answer.
Gust MEES: Be aware when using QR-Codes and install protection against malware on your computer and on your smartphones; my selection here:
Do you create a class handbook each year? It's a great way to let your students and parents know about your expecations for the school year. It's also a great introduction to your classroom for new students who arrive later in the year. You can download a free class handbook to customize from Laura Candler's Corkboard Connections blog.
Stephanie Moorman of Teaching in Room 6 offers a photo tour of her 5th grade classroom and shares how she organizes her work space. These photos may inspire you about how to organize your own classroom this fall.
I am convinced that these little devices can, and will, change education for the better. ... This has two desired consequences: first, there's loads of high-quality apps and websites that are built specifically for the iPad.
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