If you’re still going “yuck” at the thought of eating insects, please haul yourself into this century. Not only have folks from Thailand to Tanzania been snacking on crickets, mealworms and caterpillars for quite some time, renowned chefs from Copenhagen’s Rene Redzeppi (of Noma fame) to Canada’s own Rene Rodriguez (the Ottawa winner of last season’s Top Chef Canada) have lately been including the crunchy creatures in top-notch dishes.
"Thinglink is a powerful tool, and some new uses are making it even more compelling. Beyond creating pictures with links, images, and videos, a “next level” exists that turns ThingLink into a powerful organizer, aggregation tool, and curator."
TEST 15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching by Terry Heick 15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching–And 15 That Are Not So Much On Sunday, we’re going to release a basic framework to begin to make sense of what “student-centered learning” mean in...
"Need more convincing that Minecraft can be a powerful tool for learning? Check out this fun video from PBS Idea Channel’s Mike Rugnetta, who specifically (and very quickly) lists a number of ways the video game can and has been used to learn everything from physics to history."
"Pic Collage is a simple and free app for both phone and tablet that can turn photos and images into real works of art. With pre - made collage templates and backgrounds, the app is unique in how easy it is for students to manipulate their photos into beautiful layouts and patterns.
The app also features built-in effects and stickers that give students the ability to truly personalize their work, providing endless classroom uses, applications and fun."
"I shared this idea on Free Technology for Teachers earlier today and I’m sharing it here to bring an iPad slant to it. At the beginning of the new school year it can take a while for new students to open up to each other and to you. One way to get them to share stories about themselves is to have them put it into a fun comic story. Through creating comic stories you can have students share favorite stories from their summer vacations. In the process students learn how to use a new tool, practice developing storylines, and they let you in on a little bit of who they are as people. Here are three iPad apps that I like to use to create comic stories."
"Instructure has launched a suite of massive open online courses (MOOCs) for K-12 teachers, students and parents, including two that use Minecraft to help teachers implement gamification best practices in the classroom.
The first Minecraft MOOC, Getting Started with MinecraftEDU, is designed to introduce teachers to using the game as an educational tool and provides help on planning the first two lessons with the game. The course will run October 20-November 17."
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