A great way to cut down the hours of lesson planning is by looking at standards-based learning opportunities for your students. The Library of Congress has a tool to help teachers find classroom materials that meet state standards.
Google Forms is a great free service by Google and that has a huge potential in education. Google Forms is very easy to use and does not require any advanced technology skills to run it. It is automatically built in Google Docs meaning it is completely web-based and does not require any software download. Anyway you can check this simple guide if you are not yet familiar with Google Docs .
Whiteboard apps on tablets and in your web browser can be great for diagraming and explaining concepts. Here are seven good options for creating diagrams and other drawings on your iPad, on your Android tablet, or in your web browser.
A new statewide license for mapping software will bring geographic information systems to K-12 classrooms for free. The mapping software is an analytical tool designed to help students make deeper connections between ...
NICHCY offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability.
This paper discusses the educational literature pertaining to IEPs in relation to access to the general curriculum and presents a framework to be used in evaluating the extent to which IEPs reflect access to the general curriculum. The literature pertaining to IEPs in general is vast, and only those articles pertaining to access to the general curriculum are included.
Part One provides a literature review of relevant articles that predated the inclusion of the access to the general curriculum requirements in IDEA '97.
Part Two outlines the specific requirements in IDEA '97 that pertain to IEPs and access to the general curriculum. Part Three summarizes recent articles that have appeared in the aftermath of IDEA '97. Finally, Part Four presents a framework to analyze the extent to which the IEPs of students with disabilities reflect access to the general curriculum.
Your brain, amidst all this mess and disorder, just can’t keep up with what it has to remember. The mental filing cabinet begins to overflow and you start to get all muddled. Enter Evernote to bring order to that chaos. With Evernote, you can transfer the contents of your brain to your computer. Everything you need to remember can now be stored in your Evernote account for future browsing and searching.
Mark O’Neill, our illustrious editor at MakeUseOf and host of http://www.markoneill.org/, will take you through everything you need to know about Evernote.
Today, most students in a classroom have a smartphone with them. Rather than giving them physical papers to take home, teachers can simply give them QR codes to scan to view any documents that needs to be shared.
Wikispaces now works even better with iPads! With our latest release for mobile devices, you’ll find a sleeker interface, seamless navigation, and the same rich wiki functionality you’ve come to expect from Wikispaces.
The Center for Research on the Educational Acievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) conducts a program of research designed to address specific challenges in the education of English language learners in the middle grades...
There are a ton of Android apps out there -- 600,000 in the Google Play store alone, the company said at this summer's Google I/O conference -- but there are only a few that rise to the status of being a critical, everyday app for a lot of people.
On October 3, Instructional Technology hosted a brown bag for faculty using iPads and/or tablets in the classroom or for those thinking of doing so. The goal was to provide faculty with a venue for sharing tips, tricks, and pitfalls ...
Special educators have a tremendous amount of expertise to share, especially about individualizing instruction for students with specific kinds of disabilities and taking into account each child’s special needs. Take advantage of the knowledge base that’s built up over years of providing special education services to children with disabilities, starting with the section below on Special Education Websites. These will take you into the heart of more, more, more.
The Lifelong Learning Imperative (LLI) project was initiated to assess current practices in lifelong learning for engineering professionals, reexamine the underlying assumptions behind those practices, and outline strategies for addressing unmet...
One way to find the right tool (or app) for a learning context/activity/situation, is to look through the eyes of Bloom's taxonomy. Although, I am not a fan of dumping a tool within a level of Bloom's taxonomy, which is often very misleading, it can be helpful for educators to discover new tools and possibilities.
But, please keep in mind that many tools/apps can easily be used for all the levels of Bloom's taxonomy with an open and creative mindset. Therefore, don't be fooled by these Bloom's digital taxonomies shared below, and use them instead to discover new tools and ways to inspire more engaging and creative learning.
Google Drive lets you keep all your stuff in one place. Upload all your files from your computer - even the big ones - and you can access them anywhere, including your iPhone or iPad. We get you started with 5 GB free.
Capturing and sharing your inner most creative genius has never been easier. Introducing the first multi-device collaboration tool from Universal Mind. From iPhone to iPad with just a flick of the finger, iBrainstorm has set the bar and has redefined the very nature of collaboration. Think it. Share it. Love it!
EmergingEdTech is delighted to announce the publication of the new eBook, iPads in Education: Implementations, Apps, and Insights.
This rich learning resources is now available here on the iTunes, and here on LuLu.com, for just $5.99 (also soon to available on the Nook store).
This new eBook is rich with examples of, and informed insights into, using the iPad in academic programs, offers overviews of dozens of applications for teaching, and provides evidence of measurable successes in using the iPad to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.
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