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"Most writers would agree that pre-writing—e.g., brainstorming ideas, plots, characters, situations, scenes–is the best way to get the writing juices flowing, and actually get stories and novels to completed."
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Great infographic depicting what kids think about social media in school.
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Thinkstock Has the Internet changed the way students conduct research? Yes, and not always for the better, reports to a study released last week by the Pew Research Center, “How Teens Do Research in...
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Recently TeachThought and Edudemic collaborated to produce the following spectrum for using twitter in the classroom.
On a typical paper worksheets a question would normally look something like this: What are the different figurative language techniques used in in this text.”__________________________________________________________The lines on the paper gives students the space to write their answers. Unfortunately, iBooks Author only allows you to put in multiple choice questions. The iBookWidgets app does allow you to put in text questions but they’re not always aesthetically pleasing and can be a time consuming process.An easier option is to write the question in your iBook and let students type their answers in a note like below.An added bonus is that all notes are automatically saved to the “My Notes” part of the iBook.
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…...
One of the most difficult challenges for the teachers at my school is changing from workbooks and worksheets to get students to work and monitor their answers.
Label 59 is an online browser based application that lets you label any image interactively. With its rich annotation toolset. The free version allows you to create upto 10 slides with interactive features. This is a nice tool for adding interactivity to images.
Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success.
"David Wiley had an eye-opening post earlier this week where he compared different types of digital content pricing from a student’s perspective. In his view:Online, on demand access to one textbook (~$19/month) costs more than online, on demand access to every major movie, TV show, and song produced in the US in recent memory ($7.99 + $9.99 = $17.98/month). Really. One textbook costs more than the entire output of the film, television, and music industries combined..."
This is a great tool for creating short audio files which can be posted to Facebook, Twitter or shared by email. The tool runs in the browser but there are also apps for iPhone and Android. In the settings you can also change the speed and pitch of the wudio file. Very Useful.
For those of us who are not gamers, this blog details some excellent selection criteria to evaluate learning games for education. Just what I was looking for!
I really like Symbaloo! A place where you can organize and share your favorite websites. How do you like Symbaloo?
Want to create your own interactive eBook for the iPad? It's actually really simple using the iBooks Author program that Apple provides for free! Writing eBooks has so many awesome business applications and benefits.
Would you like some brain food for your iPhone? Here's a list of the 88 best iOS mobile learning apps to get smart on-the-go.
some interesting apps
I was skeptical as I purchased my 4th iPad, the new iPad mini on Friday when it arrived at my local Apple store. I was expecting lower performance or at least to be unimpressed by the smaller screen size. But in the end, this could be one of the best holiday gifts this season, especially for children.
Overall, the iPad mini is great for reading, including book apps and has access to a sea of iPad content for education and gaming. The smaller size can be a downside for video (especially since the iPad Mini lacks the retina display & processor of the latest iPad), and this tablet may not be ideal for advanced gaming experiences, but is more than enough for most users.
See our device comparison grid, including our ratings of content selection & prices for education and reading apps for the iPad Mini, full size iPad, Nook Color, Kindle Fire, and Nexus 7.
Arshad has done the hard work figuring out Word’s quirks and his simple approach will enable you to create a hybrid file that can easily be converted to a number of different formats, including Kindle, EPUB, and Smashwords ebook editions, as well as Createspace print editions. It is designed to be used with MSWord 2010, and results may vary with other versions.
Collaboative scrapbook app for creating multimedia scrapbooks. Ideal for group events projects or dihital narrative. Create multimedia scrapbooks from your mobile phone.
We’ve talked about how augmented reality can be used as a learning tool. Now see how Google’s budding Project Glass takes us a few giant leaps into the … [visit site to read more]... [[ This is a content summary only.
This collection, from the Palm Beach school district in Florida, contains over 80 apps grouped by catergory. A real labor of love!