Animation Desk is an iPad app (free and premium versions available) for creating short, animated videos. The app allows you to create drawings using just your finger on your iPad's screen. In the free version of the app you can create up to 50 scenes in each of your projects. In each scene you can include as little or as much as you want to draw on the canvas. There are a few different brush and pencil effects that you can use in your drawings. The opacity of the colors you choose can be altered too. When you have completed drawing all of your scenes hit the play button to watch your animation unfold. If you're happy with your animation you can export it to YouTube. If you don't like an aspect of your animation, you can go back and edit one scene or all of the scenes.
We’ve been trying to figure out what the classroom of the future will look like for, well, years. But it’s been all discussion, analysis, and data. Lame, right? What we really need is a visualization that spells out exactly how a major tech company (Intel) thinks the classrooms of tomorrow could look.
Watching Derrell Bradford -- here talking for 2:48 about "school reform, 3.0" at AEI on Tuesday -- is always fun, if only for the thrill of seeing if he can complete the thoughts tumbling out without losing track (or cracking himself ...
Pencils down. Time to take a quick quiz and figure out exactly what kind of learner you are! Do you like to make flashcards? Use mind maps? Learn online? According to a new infographic by onlinecollege.org, there’s a whole array of ways people learn. And, as you probably guessed, everyone learns differently.
Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market. Therefore, it is our responsibility as teachers and educators to fully understand the components of this set of skills in order to better focus on them in our instruction.
- 91% of teachers have computers in the classroom - Just 20% think they have the right level of technology in the classroom - More than half of all colleges surveyed say their biggest priority is upgrading their wi-fi system - 43% of teachers surveyed have used online games in the classroom - 29% of teachers use social networks… 80% of college professors do too.