After our collaborative How To writing project, everyone was quick to get started on their own “expert” stories. Making lists of things we’re experts at helps generate ideas, then the stories start to flow!
We’ve published our writing several different ways this year, so I offered an idea menu of apps to publish with to my class. This is by no means a comprehensive list of tools. I just wanted to provide them a jumping off point to get started when they were ready to publish. Please feel free to download the menu here.
Many teachers are starting to code in math classrooms. I have integrated coding in math initially to start a coding club. I soon realized that coding is best suited as an option in learning. There are many benefits to coding that I have found. The benefits are too extensive for one blog post. So I am starting a series of blogs to emphasize the advantages.
For my first post, I would like to highlight that coding is an excellent application of math skills. All math can be applied to daily life. As teachers, we have to apply learning so that our students see relevance. Coding applies so beautifully to math. It emphasizes these skills so naturally.
I recently discovered a new app: Periscope that has been drawing a lot of attention lately. I have been exploring the app both on a personal level and trying to find uses in my classroom. Thanks to my #peel21st pln, I’m finally getting these thoughts down. So I thought I’d begin with a quick overview of what Periscope is all about, explain how I have used it so far, move into future uses, and then some concerns and questions I am still working through.
We have, however, recently expanded upon our Makerspace offerings thanks to being inspired by several of my librarian friends in our amazing #TLChat PLN! Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.
I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library. The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."
Make your Mac your own, without third party software. Whether you're new to OS X or a longtime user, there's probably something in System Preferences you haven't found yet. Here are nine things you might have missed. We've been digging into the Mac preferences for years, but to this day there are things we haven't pointed…
Little Story Creator (not to be confused with the similar sounding Little Story Maker) is a free iPad app that students can use to create multimedia stories on their iPads. The app was designed with students in mind and is therefore rather easy to use. On the app students can create multiple page stories. On each page of their stories students can add images and videos, type text, draw, and apply digital stickers. Students can also record audio on each page to narrate their stories.
Project-based learning is one of the best teaching strategies that enhances students learning and increases their engagement with the learning tasks at hand. Technology and particularly mobile technology takes this concept a step further by empowering students with the tools they need to perform their tasks anytime and anywhere they are. After having published a comprehensive list of iPad apps teachers can use to incorporate the ethos of project based learning in their classroom teaching, we are sharing with you today another list but this time for Android users.
Microsoft has today introduced a new Minecraft Educational portal which has been specifically designed for teachers to be able to use the block building game to help their students learn.
The new Minecraft for teachers portal is still currently in the final stages of development but any teachers interested in signing up for updates can do so over on the Education Minecraft website which has been launched by Microsoft this week.
"When we're reviewing educational apps, we find that the toughest academic subject to find high quality educational apps for is Social Studies. It seems like there must be a million drill-and-kill flag apps, but really strong instructional content is much more rare than we'd like. To make your hunt for high quality geography apps a bit easier, today we're sharing our 10 top rated geography apps.
These apps have stronger instructional design than the bulk of the geography apps on the market that we've seen. Hope they're helpful to you in finding resources and helpful to your kids for learning geography!
Give your smartphone or tablet a workout while you and the kids head outside for some healthy, tech-infused fun. Apps designed for outdoor adventures let kids do everything from study bugs to identify constellations and create a compilation video of bike stunts. Whether you're interested in family fitness, DIY, or survival skills, you'll find plenty to keep kids active and engaged. So grab your device and head outside armed with these amazing tools.
PowerPoint add-in tools are an important category of eLearning authoring software, and a developer or manager can spend a lot of time comparing their features when it comes time to select one. This month’s review will save you much of that effort! Joe reports on six of the most prominent tools, in easy-to-use tabular format.
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