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This infographic lays Twitter out in a clear, step by step visual format that every Twitter rookie can understand!
A very visual and easy way to understand how to use Twitter, but it is important to understand how to use this tool from an educational point of view. A really useful article on how to use Twitter educationally is the one I scooped from Edudemic, "100 ways to use Twitter in education". Please read the Edudemic article after this one.
By Aaron Couch
"Microsoft Office has dominated the market of text documents, spreadsheets and slide shows for years, and for good reason – it’s one of the very best. However, there’s one drawback and that is the price. Sure, it’s a relatively good investment, but for one reason or another you choose to not pay for it. What do you do?
"Thankfully, there are other options – and good ones. These range from web-based apps and local software to free and paid. Although some do cost, all have free options and the price you pay for the paid software is a fraction of what you would pay for Microsoft Office. Through this article I will touch upon any unique features such as mobile capability, cost, user interface and compatibility with Microsoft Office files."
I have been using Open Office for many years with good results. Also try
the Ipad app OnLive Desktop which provides access to Office programs free of charge. It is available free at the App Store.
3D printing, text messaging, and the many other trends are going to shape your classroom. Here's a look at what they are and how it'll all work.
Google has really ramped up its education efforts lately, and it looks like it's paid off: according to the Mountain View company, its Chromebooks are now in use in 2,000 schools, which is twice as many as there were three months ago. Three of the more recent participants include Transylvania County Schools in North Carolina with 900 devices, St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Florida with 2,200 and the Rocketship Education charter network in the Bay Area with 1,100. The education team has been making efforts in the global community as well, with cloud-promoting appearances at various education conferences such as the Florida Education Technology Conference in Orlando and the British Education Training and Technology show in the UK. We're not sure exactly which flavor of Chromebook the students are getting their hands on, but we're sure no matter what they use, they'll grow up well-versed in what could be the future of computing.
Here are 20 of the most promising new apps, websites and online education technology tools or services every teacher should be using to help improve classroom learning.
My "go to" favorites are Edmodo, which keeps my classes and assignments organized. I love dropitto.me as a way for students to submit assignments.
My favorite Ipad app is Educreations for creating white board/audio presentations.
1. Popcorn Maker allows users to infuse Web content, video and pop-ups into an image, creating dynamic, interactive images. Check out this example.
2. GoAnimate helps teachers create tutorials by writing scripts for animated characters. Thisexample offers a lesson in counting.
3. Screenleap gives educators the ability to share a code with students so they can access a presentation on a teacher’s computer even if they are using a variety of devices in the classroom or at home.
4. Remind101 provides a means of communication with parents and students using text messages. After you register and create a class list, you’ll be able to send reminders to students from a program-generated number, and students and parents cannot text back.
5. InfuseLearning brings students into an interactive learning environment in which teachers can create quizzes to gauge students’ understanding in real time. Students can even respond to teacher prompts by drawing pictures. InfuseLearning also has a built-in language translator.
Google Forms just got a nice little refresh and now allows you to build questionnaires and collect the data in a Google Drive spreadsheet a bit easier.
I've used Google Forms before and found them a bit counter-intuitive. This refresh should help.
I use google forms a lot, and any featuers to add for ease of use will he helpful.
Infographics are always fun to read. Making them, it’s something else.
Great Infographic elements in EPS format...
Could be a useful tool someday :)
When you learn to read, you can then read to learn. And it’s the same thing with coding. Here, 10 venues where you can learn coding.
Usually when someone wants to conduct a Google search they go to Google.com and then type their search query into the search bar. However, if you use Google Chrome as your browser, you can just enter your search term into the URL bar at the top of the page to achieve the same result.
Love this feature....
There are thousands of useful education technology Pinterest boards out there and we've only just scratched the surface. Hope you find some of these boards useful!
GradeCam is online software that allows teachers to scan grades directly into the gradebook that they are already using.
I have tried this several times, but since I need multiple version tests it becomes awkward. It is great for quick quizzes though!
The word "gamification" has left the marketing world and entered the world of education. Superfunner is the latest app to take on gamifying education.
I remember a certain teacher in high school whose reputation was built upon years of making students work extremely hard in order to achieve good grades in his course. He was tough. His course was tough. You had to be tough to make it through… or at least it felt that way. In retrospect, I’m fairly sure that his reputation intimidated his students more than he did. There was one year, though, that seemed different. His entire character seemed to change, and even he admitted that he could identify a bit more with his students. What happened? He took a course. The teacher who was known to push his classes to their limits suddenly had an awakening and learned what it was like to be a student.
Skitch is a remarkable app that allows students to annotate over images. I am currently working daily with Bree Campbell , @breeanneshay, at Bellevue East to implement iPads in her English classroom. We used Skitch in the classroom to it’s fullest potential in our effort to create a paperless classroom and a learning environment that is ubiquitous, not device dependent.
A great way to implement App use in the classroom
JotNot was the first and is the leading document and whiteboard scanner for the iPhone. JotNot converts your iPhone into a portable multipage scanner. You can use JotNot to scan multipage...
On sale for $.99!
I can see at least two of the Apps discussed here - JotNot Scanner and JotNot Signature as being extrememly useful for me both personally and professionally.
I've been experimenting with JotNot and it seems to work well. When I get a business card or a stray reciept, I'll zap it with the JotNot. Very clever.
The second annual Digital Learning Day is on February 6, 2013. We've compiled some useful resources on digital learning to help you celebrate the day with your class.
iPads are neat little devices that can pretty much do it all: play music, support interactive content, reshape how we think of textbooks, produce high-quality videos, and even take a step back and function as a good old-fashioned typewriter.
The iPad does, however, have its share of flaws ranging from those hardware related (proprietary connections that work with Apple and only Apple products), to software (if you want an iPad, you must go through iTunes). And one of the educators’ biggest gripes with the iPad is its lack of storage space.
Educators need to be able to share things that they have collected and created on their iPads to support their PLC's
If you are a teacher interested in the latest developments in training programs, and want your students to create their own virtual contents, Aumentaty will provide you with the right tools necessary to empower your student´s imagination, creativity and learning…
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Gr8 looking app, need to try the same.
I definitely have to try this!
You've probably heard people tell you should back up your computer, or you should have more secure passwords.
The article lists important skills we should all master in or out of the classroom.
My first take on 'special needs' is: Don't all students have special needs? Aren't we beyond the cookie cutter education that lines students up and feeds them from the same trough? Yes and yes, but...
What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. It’s difficult to measure success, and in the world of academia, educators are continually re-evaluating how to quantify learning. But the first and most important question to ask is:
Are teachers reaching their students?
Read more: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/25-things-successful-educators-do-differently/#ixzz2J5RAOYTh
Students can tell their story in a digital manner the same as they would orally or on paper. Digital storytelling is simply applying one's creative ideas in a manner that allows him or her to add multimedia (video, images, and audio) to their voice.
I would add Xtranormal to this list, it's a great option for older students.
As iPads are increasingly infiltrating our educational systems the question of the pedagogical implications ensuing from the use of these mobile gadgets in the classroom come to the surface. Some do look at them as an added distraction and that learning can be more focused without students having access to them during the class. Traditionalists do advocate this view and are , in fact, against the " over-digitization " of education. To these people I say what John Dewy once said " If we teach today as we thought yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow "
Gone are the days when teachers would spend hours creating a single quiz. Technology has now facilitated the task making it very easy to generate quizzes very quickly and in different forms.The following are some of the best free tools available online that can help teachers create quizzes.
If you are looking for quiz making software there are a lot of choices.I like to use the quiz tool built in to Edmodo, I briefly subscribed to Pro Profs as i is the only program that will randomly choose a certain number of questions from a larger bank so that each quiz is a little different.
Great resource! Thanks
Edmodo is fantastic!!