All parents want to keep their children safe. But the debates between the different parenting styles used to keep our kids safe are heated, and safety is defined a bit differently for every way of parenting. Free-range parents would never leash their child. Helicopter parents would never let their child take the subway alone. But when it comes to crowded events, theme parks, or giving our children the independence to venture out in the world alone, will the latest trend in child safety be c
Adobe Slate is designed to help you create a visual story from the pictures on your iPad, from the web, from an Adobe online account, or from a Dropbox account. You start your story by importing a cover picture and writing story title. You then add pictures one-by-one and write captions for each. You can also write headlines for each image. One convenient feature of Adobe Slate is that the integrated image search tool will import Creative Commons attributions with the images you select. Adobe Slate has a dozen or so filters or themes that you can apply to your story. Completed stories can be published online through a variety of channels including Adobe’s platform, Facebook, Twitter, or embedding into a blog post.
I recently had someone email me because she was looking for help moving GarageBand recordings off of her students’ iPads. One solution is to send the recordings to a SoundCloud account. Once you have created a SoundCloud account the process of moving recordings from GarageBand to SoundCloud is rather straight-forward. The screenshots below provide instructions on the steps to take to move a GarageBand recording from an iPad to a SoundCloud account.
The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why. They’re a great way for students to distil and summarize information. They help students get to the crux of an issue, sorting through important ideas and concepts quickly in order to see what’s important. And “see” is the operative word here, because word clouds are certainly nice to look at. They speak fantastically to humans’ affinity for the visual, and are particularly useful for visual learners.
However, it’s important to remember that the process of creating word clouds is just as important as the resulting resources. They’re fun to make and so do a great job engaging reluctant learners. Word clouds have tons of potential to be used in all types of ways.
MathGames provides 1200 different ways to practice math, ranging from Pre-K all the way to the 8th grade. Parents and Teachers get instant feedback on their students progress and can decide which method is best used to reach their students - interactive questions or fun games powered by the very same content. Whatever works best to keep students engaged and focused on practicing math.
While I was surfing around the internet the other day, I came across a procedure that allows you to record the screen of your iOS device using QuickTime Player on your Mac. As someone who could really benefit from this feature for demonstrative purposes, my curiosity was definitely peaked. Add to that the fact that it is built into every Mac running Yosemite and that it’s completely free, and I knew that some of you, too, would really appreciate knowing how it works. Here’s a quick tutorial based upon Aaron Douglas’ Blog post on The Dangling Pointer.
For the last couple of years Storyboard That has offered great guides to using storyboards in the classroom. The latest update to their Teacher Guides section includes new guides for using storyboards to helps students classic works including Lord of the Flies, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Oedipus, The Tell Tale Heart, and Animal Farm. The guides include plot diagrams, character diagrams, and vocabulary diagrams. Each guide also includes references to Common Core standards.
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