Sometimes it’s just great to recommend cool stuff for your peers. Here, Social Media and Educational Technology specialist Scott Hayden and teacher / e-learning coordinator Rachel Jones discuss their favourite free resources for the classroom.
Have you noticed a theme to my recent posts? I've been writing a lot about stress and anxiety, but I know it's a relatable topic for so many of us. I'm called on to offer support and guidance to others dealing with anxiety in both my personal and professional life. I want to share current and evidence -based resources. I also want to be able to practice what I preach! Mindshift is a free app by Creative B'stro that can help. It's a joint collaboration between two organizations in British Columbia: Anxiety BC and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services. Both websites feature a wealth of information and additional resources for children, teens, adults and parents. The mobile app is designed to help teens and adults cope with a variety of types of anxiety. The amount of content available in this free app is impressive. Take a deep breath and download Mindshift today.
When I was a classroom teacher, the best “tech” I had access to was a shared VCR/DVD player and a cracked overhead projector. As a result, I was unable to leverage technology for better “personalization” in my classroom, and so I leveraged relationships, instead.I “personalized” by getting to know m
"Sharing YouTube video is easy using options available on the platform, but there is another way, a nicer way to share YouTube™ videos with your students. NicerTube is an amazing platform that allows users to share YouTube videos getting rid of all the fluff, distractions and sometimes-dodgy content around YouTube videos."
"Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.
"It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. It also uses Google’s familiar template that many teachers have used for years. As such, it scratches the itch for many teachers in many classrooms right here, right now.
"So below are (at least) 60 thing you can do with Google Classroom. We’ll be updating this list as new ideas come in, the platform changes, and we learn more about its subtleties on our own."
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.