The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with an audience. For teachers who have never facili...
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The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with an audience. For teachers who have never facilitated video creation projects in their classrooms, choosing the right style of video and the right tools can be a bit confusing at first. To help bring clarity to the styles and tools, I have a rather simple outline that I use in my video creation workshops. That outline with suggested tools for creating videos in each style is included in the PDF embedded below. You can download the PDF here.
Writing is a pretty low tech activity. All you really need is a pen. So you don't need any of the following apps. But if you're a busy writer who enjoys things like eating and electricity, you'll find this list helpful.
Whether you're introducing pre-algebra topics like factoring and exponents or looking for resources to support teaching more advanced concepts like matrices, polynomials, and linear equations, these great apps and sites have you covered. Take a look to find lessons, reference...
Wave is a distributed, near-real-time, rich collaboration platform that allows users to work together in new and exciting ways. Wave allows for flexible modes of communication, blending chat, email and collaborative document editing in to one seamless environment. Wave provides a lively and responsive environment that promotes more fluid and dynamic collaboration between users. The addition of Robots and Gagets allow the Wave platform to provide intelligence, integration, and customizability to the users experience.
We live in an age where the internet has evolved into a nearly infinite pool of knowledge, but the tools we use to access it are stuck in the past. By providing better tools, we hope to empower people to learn and achieve more than ever before.
When I taught current events to ninth grade students the first unit I taught was about recognizing bias, propaganda, and logical fallacies. The Guide to Common Fallacies is a resource that I wish I had back then. The Guide to Common Fallacies is a series of five short videos from the PBS Idea Channel. Each video covers a different common fallacy. The fallacies are Strawman, Ad Hominem, Black and White, Authority, and No True Scotsman. I have embedded the playlist below.
Short videos from YouTube and other sources can be quite helpful in introducing topics to students and or reinforcing concepts that you have taught. Watching the video can be enough for some students, it's better if we can call students' attention to specific sections of videos while they are watching them. The following tools allow you to add comments and questions to videos that you share with your students.
I can see many website owners' frustration when they are asking for help online and hear the "Build it and they will come" cliche again and again. Yes, it is great advice ... except that it doesn't work.
Building great content is the foundation of your online success -- but no one will come unless you put an extra (often huge!) effort into giving your content exposure.
MyBlogU helps with both: It lets you crowdsource your epic content (from idea to implementation) and get cited for your expertise and digital assets. MyBlogU also provides a powerful knowledge base of actionable tips to help you succeed online.
IprediaOS IprediaOS is a fast, powerful and stable operating system based on Linux that provides an anonymous environment. All network traffic is automatically and transparently encrypted and anonymized.
Many applications are available in IprediaOS, including mail, peer-peer, bittorrent, IRC chat and others.
Input is the fastest way to capture information and take actions without hunting and pecking through a bunch of different apps. Add tasks to your to-do list, create calendar events, jot down notes, make payments, and more — all with fast and simple text commands.
UltraViolet connects you with your entertainment, on your terms. Buy movies & TV shows once, add them to your online UltraViolet Library at no cost, then instantly stream and download to a wide variety of devices at home and on the go. With your UltraViolet Library, you have choices for where to buy and watch - at any time, you can choose from a growing number of participating UltraViolet retailers. And, you can share your UltraViolet Library with your chosen circle of family and friends.
One of the most frustrating experiences you can have in a classroom is trying to get twenty-seven kids to land on the same webpage at the same time. Nothing can kill the momentum of a lesson like having to spend five minutes saying, "click here" or "you mistyped the address" to a bunch of students while the rest of the class is ready to move forward. Over the years I've put shortened URLs on my whiteboard for kids to copy, posted links on my blog and told students to go there to click a link, and I've used QR codes to direct students to webpages. While all three methods have been helpful, none has been perfect. Now there is a new method that I'm excited to try.
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How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
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Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.