For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features...
Generator is an free online film resource that gives kids the training and tools to make their own short films. Since it's from the Australian Center for the Moving Image (ACMI), some info is Australia-specific, but it's still applicable to any budding filmmaker. All content is moderated, which keeps the site safe and age-appropriate. Through inspirational videos, step-by-step process guides, and the outstanding Storyboard Generator, where kids can create and save a detailed storyboard, kids will get a full understanding of what it takes to make a movie.
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The topic for the morning was using Chrome apps and extensions in schools. I put together a little slideshow of the 20 apps that I thought they should look at first. As I told the students, for every one of these apps and extensions there are probably three or more that do the same type of thing so if you see one that is similar to one in the list, give it a try
The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success. [Scroll down for list of contents] Book release date (final version): 1 April 2015
World's largest and most advanced online repository of math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Research-proven, inquiry-based learning tools for teachers and students. Web-based for anytime, anywhere learning.
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