There's nothing like a book recommendation from a friend. Encourage students to share their opinions by creating a student-driven book review site. Richard Byrne shows you how in the accompanying screencasts.
This guide brings together some of the best tips on using Twitter in the classroom. We’ve sourced some of the best education blogs from the web to bring you these useful resources from influential bloggers. Our tips come from Jeff Dunn from Edudemic and Christopher Pappas from eLearning Industry plus other education bloggers who really know what they are talking about.
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
Students worked in partners with a classmate to chose a picture book by Jan Brett. After reading their books, we learned about internal and external character traits and they chose a charcter to focus on from their story. We used a free app called Tellagami to record 30 sec. videos about a one character from each of our books. Students were asked to talk about their character's internal traits or personality. They were also asked to draw a picture of their character to show what their character's external traits are or how they look on the outside. They all did an amazing job! Enjoy!
Great idea here to use tellegami to have students present short book talks. And handy way to display them using padlet.
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
... It’s a Mind Mapping Tool which works inside your browser letting you save your maps locally or saving it as a file. You can also save your maps as images so that you can share it with others easily. Here is a screenshot of MindMapr in action...
Overall, this is a complete Mind Mapping Application which you can run inside your browser and can even work on it when you’re offline. The first Screenshot shows the ToDos and Blog Posts Nodes, in a similar way, you can also create a mind map and start brainstorming on your next project or on your blog. MindMapr App’s Minimalism makes it look good and the interface is distraction free.
By Joyce Kasman Valenza Shift happens. It disrupts. Next year, it’s critical for our profession to see opportunities where others might see obstacles. We can scout. We can innovate. We can harness disruption and lead. Or, we can opt out and let others do it instead.