For school teachers looking to keep the little monsters under control, ClassDojo is an engaging and innovative web app. It uses cute monsters and pop-up notices to instantly reward good behavior and admonish naughtiness.
Sounds like a strong behavior management tool. I found that rewarding the class for good behavior was much more effective than punishing for bad behavior. If I were in the face to face classroom (where I spent 25 very memorable years) I'd be working with this app!
So you want to create a digital magazine for your students but still did not find the right web tools to do so. Well now you can . we have just finished reviewing some great web services that you can use with your students to create and publish highly customizable magazines and newspapers for your class.
"Whether it is to record an interview or to send a quick note to yourself, having a voice recording app on your phone or tablet can prove to be helpful. Here are some of the apps that I have had success using on my iPad and on my Android phone."
iBook Author is an awesome free app that allows users to easily create stunning multi-touch textbooks for iPad. It provides all the tools one might need to start creating and publishing ebooks including galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and many more.
I was also adamant that social media had no place in an educational setting, but most of you who read this blog know about my radical change of mind in regards to this. To put it bluntly, no educational organizations in N.J.
Wibbitz is a text-to-video platform that can automatically turn any text-based article, post or feed into a short video. Using Wibbitz almost any article, post or feed on the web can be instantly turned into a short video clip. Rescoop in part because of comments
As teachers work on adjusting curriculum to meet Common Core Standards as well as enhancing learning through engagement they are looking for beneficial resources. In this Edudemic article, written by Felecia Young, Web 2.0 tools are provided based on different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Felcia has also provided a sample lesson plan using Blooms while integrating digital tools. You will find the link at the end of her post.
Read & Write is a free Google Chrome Web App that increases the accessibility of the text of documents in your Google Drive account. After installing the app you will see a Read & Write tab appear at the top of your browser window whenever you have a document open in Google Drive. Clicking that Read & Write tab will open a menu of accessibility options.
"If you’re as busy as I am, you don’t have time to spend all day finding content, and managing your Twitter account. Steven Hughes wrote a great post a few weeks ago about how to manage Twitter efficiently, and spoke about Twitter tools. I’ll expand more on that topic in this post. There are plenty of Twitter tools out there that make it a lot easier for you to do your daily Twitter work. Here are some of my favourite Twitter tools for content and account management that I could not live without:"
T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...
They take a computer science course each and every semester. They build mobile apps. They learn using a visual language, App Inventor, that allows them to create their first app within an hour and sophisticated ones within days.
Present.me is your slides, and a video of you presenting them, side by side on the screen at the same time. It’s the next best thing to being in a room with people you want to communicate with, and as it’s on demand, it’s available for anyone to view whenever it suits them. The potential for Present.me for Educators is endless- it is perfect for the flipped classroom, for students to submit projects, practise their presentation skills and much, much more. And Present.me is now available in a new multi-user version. As an academic institution you can sign up for a Team account which provides your school, college or university with a private portal in which you can create, view and manage presentme’s. Discover Present.me for yourself here: http://present.me/
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