You know that Minecraft is massive. But, did you know it is transforming learning?
Geeky teachers have brought Minecraft to subjects ranging from history to biology to probability. The game is being rolled out to every secondary school in Northern Ireland this month. If you're a parent, you've noticed Minecraft offerings spawning in your local summer camp listings. The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers a Minecraft camp for budding builders. Ninety-two libraries participated in the International Games Day Minecraft Hunger Games tournament, and crowned a 13-year-old girl as its champion. And, I've helped launch Connected Camps' Summer of Minecraft, a new in-game online camp.
Participating in Twitter Chats is a great way to interact with other educators from across the world to discuss some of the hot or important topics in education today. Every day there are Twitter Chats taking place that cover a variety of topics. Check out this list here of chats in which you can participate. […
As an online learner, you already know that participating in your eLearning course online discussions contributes to your critical thinking and writing skills' development. However, there is a netiquette code for online discussions too. In this article, I’ll share the 10 top netiquette tips for participating in online discussions, so that you will be able to make the most of your eLearning experience.
Papyrus is a simple online editor to create ebooks.You can edit the cover using a simple drag and drop cover editor, import content from the web, or create new content as easily as writing a blog post.If you want to sell your ebook, all you have to do is set a price and click publish.
Drop Messages is a fun app that allows you to share experiences with friends and family in a whole new way. Drop a digital message to a friend or group of friends anywhere in the world and they will discover your Drop when they are in the vicinity of the selected location.
FlipQuiz™ was created to provide educators with a quick way to create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. Traditionally, these are created (tediously) using posterboard, chalkboards, or dry-erase markers on an overhead slide. The review questions are usually even written on a separate sheet of paper.
"Yesterday was my last class with my 2nd grade GT students. I like them to do some sort of reflection at the end of the year, and we usually spend a lot of time reviewing the events of the past 9 months. (Otherwise, their favorite memory tends to be the very last thing we did.) This year, I decided to try something different.
I showed the students how to access the categories of our class blog so they could view all of the posts for 2nd grade for this year. Then they went through the posts, and chose pictures that were meaningful to them. As they were on iPads, I taught them how to hold their finger on an image to save it to the Camera Roll (fair warning – this is a tricky skill for 2nd graders). After about 30 minutes, I showed them the Pic Collage app. They were allowed to add any pictures that they wanted to their collages. Many added text (and stickers, of course!) They loved the activity. When they were finished, each student had a personal poster to remind him or her of the year in GT. If we had more time, we would have made ThingLinks with reflections, similar to last year."
Storytelling is a very useful skill. It helps kids reel in listeners and requires them to remember material by heart. Use these fun apps and sites to help kids find their unique voice as storytellers, orators, individuals.
Too much time can easily be wasted trying to format documents that have already been put together by someone else. If you use Google Docs, here are 24 time-saving templates that'll let you get on with using the documents, rather than struggling with putting them together in the first place. The templates below have been split…
"Interactive Science Glossary: Earth Science http://bit.ly/1jr1M82 and Interactive Science Glossary: Life Science http://bit.ly/1oR6zTA are two fantastic resources for the science classroom. These completely free interactive science glossaries are a great tool for teachers and students. With videos, diagrams and flashcards, you’ll find that these apps are great study tools. The tutorials can also be shared with students straight from your device during whole class instruction or for small groups that need extra help."
"One of the most exciting pieces of technology I’ve tried with my students this year has been Augmented Reality…There are many different apps for Augmented Reality, but the one I’ve had the most success with is Aurasma (available for iOS and Android)."
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