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This topic is all about new technologies and resources which are of particular use to teachers and those involved in education or eLearning. It is an amalgamation of our previous topics on 'Ed Tech' and 'e-Learning and e-Teaching', the content of which often crossed over.
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Wide reading is important when assessing technology in the classroom. Add this to your reading list.
You need to read widely as to what is happening in the world of teaching and tablets.
Here's my weekly Treasure Chest of EdTech resources you just may have missed over the past week. Once again, you've got two choices for your viewing pleasure! Storify and Flipboard have proven to be very nice in sharing these resources. Enjoy! View my Flipboard Magazine. Flipboard Version http://storify.com/jdthomas7/edtech-resources-april-4-2014
Chromecast is a great (and cheap) device that allows media to be streamed to your HDMI TV. Google has put out a list of apps that work with Chromecast here. Unfortunately, TED and Vimeo are not supported. Although many Vimeo and TED videos are also on YouTube, some are not. In addition, YouTube may be…
Easily create and track online pages to share information, grab attention, and get results.
Given that much of the British education system is currently enjoying the Easter Holidays, it’s important for a school’s website to show information such as contact details, facilities and, of course, term dates. As Ian Richardson of Schudio points out, a school’s website needs to be managed properly; here are some of his finest tips.
Flipgrid is simple: Teachers create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Flipgrid boosts community and social presence in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.
A handy tool to share discussions and create 'buy in' on relevant issues, thank you for sharing!
Los profesores crean redes de preguntas y los alumnos responden a través de videos.
Google Drive, and the apps in it--Docs, Sheets, and Slides--are great for people looking for a simple Office suite. It's free, makes collaboration easy, and pretty much anyone can use it. But if you're used to something more traditional, like Microsoft Office, you may be hesitant to use it. Here's how to make Google Drive work more like the desktop suites you're used to.
In a world where the cloud is important and ever more part of your practice - why not try this?
Taking the Google drive journey?
"Make your own song within minutes and sound like a pro. Just for fun, or for serious music production. Compose, record and arrange your song. It’s free and no download is required."
Ideas from Steve Dembo's Awakening Possibilities Story Telling for the YouTube Generation:
- Students created their own tunes with times tables, capitals, provinces, etc. etc.
- So many possibilities!!!
Another tool to learn and use!
Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or
The key finding is that only 30% of the teachers surveyed felt their job was to help prepare students for future jobs. Students learn what is important now. They aspire to things, but those dreams are fluid and skills, dispositions, attitudes, etc. become essential.
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.
Now... To help staff to try!
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow
Here’s my weekly Treasure Chest of EdTech resources you just may have missed over the past week. Once again, you’ve got two choices for your viewing pleasure! Storify and Flipboard have proven to be very nice in sharing these resources. Enjoy! View my Flipboard Magazine. FlipboardVersion Storify Version http://storify.com/jdthomas7/edtech-resources-march-27-2014 Related articles 66…
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