Using Metta will enable you to create powerful presentations that embed pictures, texts, voice recordings, and even feeds from your Pinterest and Twitter. Another distinctive feature about Metta is that it is integrated with Google Drive allowing you thus to easily save your presentations to your Drive. Metta is also available on some other popular platforms including Edmodo and Schoology.
Many of the tools used by professional designers cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. But you don't have to spend anything if you want your students to try their hands at creating a data visualization in the form of an infographic. Here are five free tools that your students can use to create infographics.
"Nathan's list is divided into twenty-five categories. Some of the categories of most interest to teachers are online whiteboards, survey/ poll tools, chart/ graph tools, annotation tools, document creation tools, and photo & drawing tools." (Richard Byrne)
The graphic outlines 5 ways to prepare students for future. It also features some interesting stats concerning the digital behaviour of today's learners. In a nutshell, to prepare learners for tomorrows job market, teachers need to draw on these strategies : Using videos, embracing video games, encouraging on the go study or mobile learning, teaching digital citizenship, and flipping the classroom. Have a look below to learn more about these strategies.
Wether you want to start a new project, write an essay, or plan an event, brainstorming is an effective method to outsource ideas and create mind maps. Brainstorming a topic before writing about it can help students focus their ideas and direct them in the writing process.
One of the challenges of getting some students to read independently is finding books that engage them. The next time a student says to you, "there aren't any books I like," have them try one of these tools to find a book that they might like.
Thinking about using Twitter with your students ? The visual below is one of the best guide I have come across online. The graphic is created by Langwitches and provides a cognitive incentive for those reluctant teachers out there to start using social media with their students and particularly Twitter.
In mathematics, countries like Brazil, Mexico, Tunisia and Turkey rose from the bottom; Italy, Portugal and the Russian Federation advanced to the OECD average or close to it; Germany and Poland rose from average to good; and Shanghai-China and Singapore have moved from good to great. Indeed, of the 65 participating countries, 40 saw improvement in at least one of PISA’s three subject areas. These countries did not change their culture, or the composition of their populations, nor did they fire their teachers; they changed their education policies and practices.
Here is a useful list of more than two dozen (and growing) sites that let you easily create interesting quote images. These can be useful for presentations or project-based learning in just about any classroom.
Have you ever tried Google search by image functionality ?This is a service that allows users to identify potential sources of images on the web. This is a good way for students to pool resources and additional information on images they want to use in their multimedia projects.
"When information is abundant filtering becomes a necessity" a quip which speaks to the core problem underlying much of our digital literacy practices today. This tsunami of digital content overflowing from all sorts of digital media and social networking websites has brought about so much junk raising thus a serious concern about the quality of what we consume online.
Last year my students designed infographics for the first time. I enjoyed the process and the products. It was a fun strategy to teach my students crucial research skills while encouraging them to think creatively about how to visually communicate information.
This year I was literally blown away by the work my students did on their infographics. I wanted to share my process and examples of student work to help support other teachers."