There’s no doubt about it, humans have reshaped the earth more in the last two hundred years than at any other time in our history… and the last 25 years are no different.
Google has released a new “interactive map experience” allowing users to view archived satellite data over the last quarter century, giving us perhaps the most clear and valuable view of our recent impact on earth.
"Learn to build your own Lightsaber just like young Jedi do! Along the way, learn about electronics, basic machining, assembly, and the ways of the Jedi. By the end of the lab, you will have built a functioning, battle-ready Lightsaber that you can wield like a master Jedi. This class is highly engaging and will have you anxious to build! This course also makes for a great parent-child project to do over the weekend or as an enrichment activity for your son/daughter. The online delivery of the course makes it a perfect option for home schooled children as well. What will I learn?"
TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond’s TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy
Hello from Alabama! Last year, our 4th grade Alabama history class Mystery Skyped with classes from all 50 states. We now have a new 4th grade class and we are ready to do it again! To set up a Mystery Skype with us, please complete the form below.
"For this year’s contest, students can create a doodle that tells the world “What makes me…me.” Kids have all kinds of things that make them unique, so they can use all kinds of materials to create their doodles, from crayons, to clay, to graphic design, even food and video games.
Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2015 Doodle 4 Google contest. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from October 19, 2015 to December 7, 2015."
"“Show What You Know With Media” is a book series and website created by Dr. Wesley Fryer to serve as a menu, handbook, andmap for teacher-leaders and learners in the twenty-first century who seek to develop digital literacies as multimedia communicators and help students “show what they know with media.” * Mapping Media to the Curriculum (Volume I) explores the first six products in the framework: Interactive Writing, Narrated Art, Radio Shows, 5 Photo Stories, Visual Notetaking, and Narrated Slideshows / Screencasts. Videos in each chapter (hosted on YouTube) are directly linked for compatible eReaders and also linked via QR codes, so readers can optionally use a smartphone to view them."
A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Assignments in Google Classroom
September 22, 2015 Google Classroom allows you to easily create, share and collect assignments with your students paperlessly. Being integrated with other services such as Gmail, Drive and Google Docs, Classroom provides teachers with an intuitive platform preeminently geared towards enhancing the assignment flow between teachers and students.
As a teacher, you have access to several features related to your assignments. You can, for example, use the same assignment in different classes. You can also choose whether you want your students to work on individual copies of the assignment or work on the same copy. Moreover, Classroom lets you share individualized feedback with your students and track how they are faring on their assignments.
Here is an illustrative visual from Google Class help page explaining the assignment flow between teachers and students:
To create an assignment on Google Classroom, follow these instructions as stated in Help page:
1- Sign in to Classroom at classroom.google.com. 2- Select a class. 3- Click at the bottom, and click Create assignment. 4- Enter the title of the assignment. 5- Enter any additional instructions if needed. 6- (Optional) Click Due date to select a date from the calendar. By default, the assignment is due the next day. To create an assignment with no due date, click . 7- (Optional) Click Time to select a time from the drop-down list or enter a custom time. 8- Click Save. 9- (Optional) To upload a file, click , select the file and click Upload. 10- (Optional) To attach a Google Drive item, such as a Google Doc, a Slides presentation, or another file from Drive:
Click . Locate and select the relevant item and click Add.
11- (Optional) If you attach a Drive item, choose how students can interact with the item. Click Students can view file next to the attached item to set the appropriate option:
Select Students can view file if you want all students to read the same file, but not change it. Select Students can edit file if you want all students to make changes in the same file. Select Make a copy for each student if you want each student to have an individual copy of the file that they can change as needed.
12- (Optional) To attach a YouTube video, click and choose one of these options: To attach a video link:
Click URL. Enter the link for the YouTube video and click Add.
To search for a video to attach:
Click Video search. Enter keywords in the YouTube search bar. Click the video that you want to attach and click Add.
13- To attach a link, enter the relevant link text and click Add. 14- If you decide that you don't need the attachment, click X next to the attachment. 15- (Optional) To give the assignment to another class as well, click the class name next to the attachment icons and select any additional classes. 16- Do one of the following options:
If you want to post the assignment immediately, click Assign. If you want to save the assignment for a later date, click the arrow next to Assign and select Save draft.
Follow us on : Twitter, Facebook , Google plus, Pinterest .
Newer Post Older Post Home 0 comments: POST A COMMENT
Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest RSS Email
Subscribe via Email Popular Posts
A Simple Tool to Create Stunning Video Animations for Your Class Wonderful Free Templates to Create Newspapers for your Class Here Is An Amazing Tool for History Teachers Mathspace- An Interesting Educational Platform for Math Teachers 12 Great Free Keyboarding Games to Teach Kids Typing
Educators Technology Educators Technology 3D Printing A New Educational Tool for Adding Notes to Videos (Ideal for Flipped Classrooms) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Assignments in Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Some Great Resources for Teaching Lireracy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Everything Teachers Need to Know about Close Reading ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 4 of The Best Text to Speech Apps for Android ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning An Excellent iPad Interactive Guide to Explore The World of Big Data ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Here Is An Amazing Tool for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning A Handy Periodic Table of the Elements for K12 Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning A Simple Tool to Create Stunning Video Animations for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Mathspace- An Interesting Educational Platform for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 4 Excellent Apps for Taking Screenshots on Mac ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Some Very Good iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning A Must Have Tool for Teaching Kids about Digital Citizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Great iPad Apps for learning Science Through 3D Technologies and Interactive Simulations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Is Technology Revolutionizing Education? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Here Is A New Tool for Creating Interactive Videos to Share with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Some Wonderful iPad Apps for Organizing Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 6 Great Chrome Games to Boost Kids Strategic Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 4 Excellent Library Apps to Use on Your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Some Useful Resources to Reinforce STEM Curriculum ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 7 Google Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 6 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on The New Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Excellent Resources to Help You Integrate Mindfulness in Your Instruction ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning The Popular Whiteboard App Stickyboard 2 Is Now Free (was $9,99) Grab It ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Here Are 5 Good iPad Apps That Are Free Today ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 10 of The Best Windows Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Discover Great Educational Android Apps with This Handy App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Access Over 9000 High Quality Audio Books for Free Today ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 5 Helpful Resources to Get You Started Teaching with iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 5 Great TED Talks to Help You Work Smarter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 7 important YouTube Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Some Excellent Android Learning Apps for Kids 5 and Under ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning A Great App to Create and Edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel Docs on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 7 New EdTech Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 3 Important Google Calendar Tips Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Here Is How to Print High Resolution Maps to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Add Text and Captions to Photos and Create Educational Posters with This Handy App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning A Great App for Extracting High Quality Photos from Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Teacher's Guide on How to Create Forms Using The New Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Some Student-tested Tools to Try in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 5 Great Books On Using Minecraft In Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 3 Powerful iPad Apps for Creating Diagrams and Flowcharts ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Some Very Good Apps for Science and Chemistry Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning 4 Significant Apps for Social Studies Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning see new changes Sway- A Handy Tool for Creating Interactive Presentations and Reports ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning A Must Have Guide on How to Evaluate Apps for The Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Google Released An Amazing Speech to Text Feature in Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning See On
Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that begins with developing empathy for those facing a particular challenge. It serves as a framework that helps to define problems, empathize with others, develop prototypes of possible solutions, and hone those prototypes through multiple iterations until they have generated a viable solution to the challenge at hand. Design thinking encourages a bias toward action and, because of its reliance on rapid prototyping, frees practitioners to embrace the notion of failing forward because it's OK to make mistakes -- that's where breakthrough ideas are born.
While a growing number of schools around the world are using design thinking in classrooms and empowering students to solve authentic challenges as part of an inquiry-based curriculum, this powerful process can also be used to improve the overall school experience. Many successful businesses embrace design thinking to improve their products and enhance their customers' experiences to great effect. Why, then, would we not do the same with our schools? As a school administrator, I've seen design thinking effectively used to improve daily operations as well as enhance both the in-class and out-of-class experiences for teachers, students, and parents.
Crucially, the outcome of being digitally fluent relates to issues of responsibility, equity and access. We all have the right to fully participate in a digitally-enabled education system and in an increasingly digitised society. If we work with fluency in the way we use technologies, we are able to keep ourselves safe online and take full advantage of life chance opportunities such as being able to apply for work, manage our finances, or be part of our local community
This week I had the pleasure of presenting a sneak peek of my Librarian’s Guide to littleBits through a webinar with School Library Journal. (You should be able to access the archived webinar soon!) The guide itself will be published on SLJ and the littleBits website for you at no cost and should be up in about two weeks. You can be sure I’ll let you know as soon as it is live!
The webinar coincided with the end of a design challenge I’d held in my library makerspace for the last couple of weeks. One of the things I’d mentioned during the webinar is that free tinkering time is awesome and necessary. However, you eventually have to guide students with a Design Challenge to introduce the concept of long term projects. To quote myself from the Librarian’s Guide to littleBits, “A design challenge will give your makers a time limit, test their abilities, and most importantly give them a chance to show off their work.”
Providence Day School believes that there is a responsibility to train our students and faculty to be engaged, ethical, and productive digital citizens which why our resource guide has been updated. Each chapter now has a Take Action section to guide Educators to meaningful ways to engage their students. We also are seeking your input. We…
."Where 3D printing has yet to really make a huge impact, but provides an ample amount of opportunity, is within educational institutions. These range from elementary schools to high schools, universities, and maker spaces around the globe. One reason that 3D printing has been quite slow in making its impact in these institutions is simply because of the lack of knowledge of the technology by the decision makers in charge.
Because the technology is so relatively new, the greatest impact may come via the introduction of 3D printing into public and private grade schools. The younger a person is, the easier it usually is to introduce new ideas and methodologies. This is why young children are so quick to learn new languages, when compared to their older adult counterparts. This is what makes elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools the perfect place to begin really introducing a curriculum based around 3D printing.
Just about every subject within a school curriculum could benefit from 3D printing technology. We will outline a few of these below:"
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.