For young learners, there are a plethora of apps out there to help learn how to count, and for older learners, often times a graphing calculator or scientific calculator app will do the trick. But what about all of those students in between?
You know, the ones who already know how to count, but have to learn a multitude of math concepts that most of their parents have long forgotten? We’re taking a look at 6 apps that are easy to use and teach more than just counting.
Eat a pound of marshmallows, and you’ll have added one pound to your mass, at least until your body starts to excrete the food or use it for energy. So until metabolic processes kick in, the amount you gain from Thanksgiving dinner depends exactly on the amount you’ve decided to stuff down your gullet.
What Can You Do With Google is a nice infographic from GCFLearnFree that provides a nice summary of some of the tools and apps that Google has and what you can do with them. The web page also has an interactive with more details and information.
The term “new normal” is the lingo used to describe drastic change in doing something or life after a major event. The change is usually quick and immediate. It alters one’s approach to something or way of life. In the educational world a slower transition is happening that will create a new normal.
That change agent is social media. Social media has been around for some time but its practical use is relatively new to educators. As I engage more and more educators in the use of social media for educational purposes I hear a lot of the same questions. Here are some of the most common questions with my responses.
No one can predict the future. But that’s never stopped us from trying. Educators are notorious for this. Just imagine how much money and effort we’d save if we could somehow convince the Magic 8 Ball to tell us exactly what our schools and classrooms will look like five, 10, even 20 years from right now?
We can guess, even make a few educated predictions — perhaps publish a few more of those forward-looking reports that our colleagues seem so fond of. But sometimes the best and most accurate means of projecting what’s next is simply to ask.
Technology has made tremendous inroads into education over the past couple of years. It's been ramping up to a fever pitch and you can't swing a mouse without hitting a classroom.
So how exactly has education been affected by technology? A new infographic from DeVry University spells out how it’s helped teachers, students, and modern education as we know it. I refuse to use the term 21st century learning.
Naivety in the Digital Age means not realizing and accepting the dangers of the Internet, the ignorance of the need to secure its computer and any other device connecting to the Internet (smartphones + TV, fridge …), having no clue about Cyber-Security and people who think that Internet-Safety ALONE is enough!
===> Naif means ALSO thinking that a certain Operating System is secure and perfect! Nobody is perfect: <===
Twitter may very well be the single most important tool for teachers right now. Considering many are not even using the service, that says a lot about how effective the platform is for learning, engaging, development, and more.
In the article you can find an interesting list of tips and tricks how to get the most out of Twitter.
To cut to the quick, Schank thinks Higher Education is a con. You pay through the nose for not very much more than a three or four year vacation and a good social life. The courses are poor and the system designed to select researchers.
Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool.
Read on, and you’ll be able to check out the very best sources for educational videos on the web.
I came across this infographic recently created by Fuzion PR Agency based in Cork. I think that it really sums up visually the message of how to stay safe online when using Social Networks like Facebook.
They’re inviting schools to print it out here and put it up around school buildings to hopefully remind students on the best ways to avoid and deal with any cyberbullying issues.
iPads are quickly becoming a popular and powerful educational tool for classrooms. Beyond the immediate benefit of engaging students, iPads can improve education efficiency and standards.
However, many teachers are unsure of how to use them effectively.
As the case studies demonstrate, iPads are being used in education environments around the world with great success. Teachers can have paperless classrooms, take attendance, share interactive presentations and test their students—all on their iPad.
Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers. Instead of enduring hours-long workshops a few times a year, teachers could reach out to peers on the Internet in real time for advice on things like planning a lesson (or salvaging a lesson that’s going wrong), overcoming classroom management problems, or helping students with disabilities.
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals.
Check out our guide to growing your personal learning network with social media, full of more than 30 different tips, ideas, useful resources, and social media tools that can make it all possible.