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How many times have you sat through a presentation that was just one, boring PowerPoint slide after another? Better yet, how many times have you gotten motion sickness from a Prezi? Instead of going with the norm, try Tackk as a simple tool that...
For a long time, I’ve called myself the “King of the Stick Figure” in my own classroom. It turns out that this practice, which you could loosely call “art,” was actually a better idea than I had ever imagined.
There is cool stuff out there for younger kids studying STEM subjects. Many apps that address STEM material are specifically geared towards younger learners, making them perfect to expose kids to STEM without being too complicated or overwhelming.
PowToon is a great tool for creating animated videos online. The standard free version of PowToon is fairly limited (videos are limited to 45 seconds). Currently, PowToon is giving away 50,000 classroom accounts for free.
Using Legos in the classroom is not a new concept at all. There are so many different classroom applications for the popular brightly colored bricks, and despite the myriad of uses, the go-to task for Legos is most often math.
Do you know what a flipped classroom requires? How about a 1:1 classroom? If you’re a regular reader of Edudemic, then you probably are more than informed about what these terms mean and how they’re implemented in modern classrooms.
A growing number of states have begun to require community colleges to allow more students with academic deficiencies to skip remediation and enroll directly in college-level courses. New research shows this approach can work, particularly if those students receive additional academic support.
Many of the articles include classroom tips devised by K-12 teachers, and a few articles condense edWeb webinars into a quick read. Here are some of this month's topics:
-- Using Minecraft to teach Common Core math -- Getting started in Minecraft -- Exploring games and learning -- A list of free Continuing Education classes -- MathTech: Algeblocks -- Game Review: Crayon Physics Deluxe
It’s hard to talk about “Digital Learning Portfolios” without really knowing what they are. At theDreamyard Project, a collaboration between the Bronx’s Dreamyard Preparatory School and theParsons New School of Design, this illustration below is what we think it is, and what we all agree that a digital portfolio should be.
We are huge fans of Big History Project, and we’ve featured their rich content in a blog series we are writing about next gen tools for classrooms focused on inquiry pedagogy. We recently conducted a Google Hangout with 2 teachers who use Big History Project in the classroom. Check it out!
If you haven’t read Dave Burgess’s book “Teach Like a PIRATE”, you’re missing out on the inspiration and the great practical ideas to create memorable experiences in class for your students — and greater learning.
By making classroom management a priority in your teaching, students are able to get the most of themselves and you. Hear from one teacher who believes this, and shows us how it all starts in the first day of school.
When app-smashing on iPad, students and teachers use multiple apps to create individual pieces of content that are then merged or smashed together into one culminating product. Applying this concept dramatically increases creative potential, and the rate at which apps are developing allows for new, unique, and dynamic creations to consistently challenge what seemed possible …
There are many reasons a student can lose focus in school. It can be bad grades that will discourage them to be inactive and to rebel. It can be the environment that can be stifling and suffocating for the students. It can be the fact that many of them don’t find it easy to see …