A free online lesson about St Paul's Cathedral, one of London's most famous landmarks. Learn about the history of St Paul's Cathedral, practise your listening skills, and revise some useful vocabulary for talking about numbers. Part of a free series of interactive lessons about British culture, history, people, and places. (Pre-Intermediate +)
This year, I won’t tell you what EdTech Apps you should use, or what social platforms you should be on, or the gadgets you should choose. Let 2014 be the year when online teachers set a trend for other teachers to follow!
Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.
Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap.
>Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements).
>Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments.
>Export your movies and share them with the world.
>Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.
" Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Here are “50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities:”
"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."
But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.
La Asociación Espiral, Educación y Tecnología nos ofrece una valiosa publicación colaborativa que recopila una serie de tendencias metodológicas amparadas en el uso de las TIC.
“Tendencias emergentes en Educación con TIC” tiene como finalidad dar a conocer planteamientos pedagógicos y didácticos con Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación (TIC), llevados y testados en la práctica docente del aula.
Este libro ha sido elaborado por un grupo de investigadores españoles que no piden más recompensa que ver publicada su obra, pues la publicación está editada con una licencia Creative Commons y se ha financiado a través de un sistema colectivo (crowdfunding).
Si bien algunos casos parten del contexto o de la realidad de España, generalmente, el libro ofrece planteamientos que se adaptan a cualquier realidad.
La publicación contiene quince temas interesantes que ayudan a que se abran las puertas al progreso y a la innovación, dejando de lado el miedo al cambio.
Entre los temas que más destacan, podríamos mencionar: Identificación y regulación de emociones con Scratch; Aplicación de las licencias de Creative Commons en el ámbito educativo; El uso de códigos QR en la enseñanza; ¿Qué se aprende de la historia y el paisaje medieval a través de los videojuegos? Un análisis didáctico; y Dispositivos móviles en el aula. El aprendizaje en nuestras manos.
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