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5 Cloud-Based Tools That Could Revolutionize Your Teaching This Year http://t.co/It1vANOfkg via @zite
Focuses on 5 excellent teaching tools for teachers working virtually or in the classroom. Check them out!
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Easy to use and a clear path to achieve what you have always wanted to create: a meaningful web presence.
KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.
KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.
Flipped and Blended Interactive Video Learning Platform
Easy to sign up and easy to use, offering tools for facilitating adding assessment to videos. Check it out and give it a try.
This is a tool that launches a classroom in an instant! Check it out - open whenever you need it to collaborate.
Being part of the learning industry, most of us have seen how e-learning has changed and evolved with time. As e-learning comes of age and newer ways of instruction gain popularity, let us ask ourselv
Important to remember in creating content for learners.
"Getty Images’ new embed tool is huge news for those of us who look for great images to use in teaching, digital storytelling and presentation.
We’re talking 35 million photographs. Up until right now, over the course of years, some folks paid serious money for the use of this art. Other folks have not."
Huge announcement for all of us who search for graphics and photos. Check it out.
This is amazing news for teachers and students...access to phenomenal images at no cost. Joyce Valenza provides an excellent overview of how to use the website and the background to this decision. Learn more from the post and then head over to Getty Images and have fun exploring.
Sometimes you're just stuck in a creativity rut. Check out these 27 simple ideas to boost your creativity!
Appropriate when considering my personal creativity focus. Excellent visual.
and who can't use a creativity boost?
A bunch of down to earth advices to help you catch up and/or keep your creativity flowing.
I love this infographic. What do you think about the ideas?
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein We do not need to teac
New apps listed in this article and some enduring favorites, but all are worth taking a look at in the spotlight of creativity. Edutopia scores again!
Amazing - you really need to read the accompanying article and see what you think.
Create stunning surveys, polls, and quizzes in minutes. Collect responses via your website, e-mail, iPad, Facebook, and Twitter. Generate and share easy-to-read reports.
Here's another software potential for surveys.
polls, surveys, quizzes,
A Virtual Oil Change for Your Online Presence
This doesn't take a lot of time but makes a huge difference in your online presence. And let's face it, whether we are working at it or not, we all have a "presence" and we want it to be accurate.
Online education gives students access to courses that may not be available locally, but they must have the right tools to take full advantage of these classes.
Makes sense but bears spotlighting.
So many tools to make life easier - check it out!
Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology -- whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games –
Must-read analysis of what is really happening as we engage in all things tech.
An important approach for all learners and no more so than for reluctant or at-risk learners.
Old school flashcards made new...and free!
Starting to think about digital resources to support teachers and students as we move 1:1.
Easy to design gameshow-style quizz board
Tagul is a web service that enables you to create beautiful looking tag clouds and place it on your web page
You have Wordle and now you have Tagul Clouds....create in shapes, words within words, and more. Check this out - easy and engaging creativity.
Oppia is a tool introduced by Google for better learning, interaction and knowledge sharing.
If you enjoy beta opportunities, check out Oppia, created by several Google employees (but not a Google app). It is a simple creation process and will have potential. Give it a whirl!
Connected learning — education that uses digital media to engage students and encourage communication, collaboration and critical thinking — is the key to student success in the information age, according to a new report.
Excellent article and don't miss the free pdf download at the end on Connected Learning.
"If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people..."
Excellent - important to consider for our students - and ourselves!
How can we teach students the importance of managing their digital tattoo (or footprint)? It is not an easy task. This post provides 11 suggestions that you may want to share with your students (and perhaps with staff members and parents). The suggestions are more detailed than what is below so make sure to click through to the post to learn more information.
* Use privacy settings
* Keep a list of accounts
* Use a password keeper
* Sending is like publishing - forever
If you are concerned about this and would like to see a detailed infographic that look at How to Disappear Online you might want to check out this infographic: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2013/12/12/how-to-disappear-online/
Not just for my future students, but for myself as well!
'Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process.'
We want creative people teaching our children, encouraging them to explore, experiment, think in original ways.
Share with students!
This includes a list of things creative people do. Many of the things on this list we should all be doing - like making time for solitude.
Give you and your students time to be creative.
Many resources listed to show ways to relate students' needs to the use of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Best online survey software for fast, easy feedback. Create FREE online surveys, polls and quizzes in minutes.
Zoomerang is not a new name - check out to decide if it is a good option these days.
PollSnack is an easy to use online poll & survey software that allows you to create and publish questionnaires and then view the answers in real time.
Online survey tool used by teachers - would it work for you?
This is a simple tool for creating polls which you can then embed into websites. It looks like these use Flash, so there may be problems with mobile compatibility though. Good quick tool for getting students doing basic research or for you to do action research.
Excelente para mi tesis de magister!!
Now THIS is awesome: Introducing POLLSNACK - a funky format for polls and surveys that learners could use in their projects, or you could use in the classroom to gauge interest or collect information!
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.
The innovation and use of educational technology just grows and improves, no longer an after-thought. No matter your role, you need to stay informed or risk being left behind.
New Year's Day is traditionally the time when we look back on the past 12 months and make resolutions for the next 12. If you're looking to set a goal for yourself professionally, why not focus on te
Simple and consistent persistence and practice will help you become better informed about the power of 2014 tech tools. Don't be left behind!
Three Ideas for Rewarding and Recognizing Your School Staff Today
Nothing more critical than recognizing teachers for their work and dedication. To ignore this need leads to burnout, fear, complacency, and often, educators leaving the profession. Excellent resource.