I found an awesome website that has over 100 early readers with audio! The site is Unite For Literacy and I took the first 50 of the books and created a Symbaloo webmix for my class. The best part is these books work on the iPad as well! I will make another webmix of 50 more books soon.
Since the Internet first became a major part of our society and our general everyday living, it has fast become a major part of not just businesses looking to increase their global reach and presence, but driving the Worldwide economy which now heavily relies on the Internet in this technological age. Despite thinking most of [...]Continue →
Math Charts is a handy free iPad app that provides students with explanations of mathematical terms using illustrations and visuals. Topics covered here range from early grades to early high school. These definitions are provided in poster format so you can print them or display them on interactive whiteboard. You can also use these charts for a variety of purposes including classroom displays, math walls, display boards, student handouts, home work help and many more.
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.
"Being a student right now is difficult. There’s that nagging feeling that you could always ‘just Google it’ and know the answer to something. It’s an urge many students must fight on a day-to-day basis if they want to actually get some reliable answers. Sure, you could punch in a simple question or keyword and get millions of results.
But what happens when you need to do a ‘Google A Day’ style level of research? An instance where you need to dive into dozens of actual books or figure out how to sort the good resources from the less-than-reliable sources?
That’s where figuring out some of the best Google tips comes in handy."
"I am starting to see the light… and somewhat emerging from the fog of iPad enrollment and technical logistics. After a full weekend of ACL (yes, the TechChef does find time to enjoy in the Austin music scene), I spent half a day with Randolph ISD sharing some timely tips for managing iPads in the classroom. As I am never one to hoard resources and I imagine that there our other teachers and districts that might benefit from some tried and true management techniques, I thought I would crank out a blog to share these with the greater edusphere."