We've found engaging images to be quite like a magic wand on social media - wave a beautiful, eye-catching image, and watch the engagement on your updates go up, up, up!
And to make it even easier to design these images in a snap, we've built a new, free tool we'd love to share with you.
Meet Pablo, the simplest way to create engaging images for your social media posts, in under 30 seconds. :)
Jim Lerman's insight:
I've tried this out; it's very easy to use and makes very effective images. This is also a good way to make PowerPoint slides, just create and download. You can use Pablo's own stock images, any visuals from the web (observing copyright, of course), or your own .
Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with students that are getting crazier by the day, there are plenty of technology resources that can make their teaching job more effective.
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"It’s an age-old saying, “Give a man a fish, and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and feed him for a lifetime.”
"What separates good teachers from the excellent ones? The excellent ones are handing out fishing poles; creating a culture in the classroom of independence and self-reliance. These students don’t just recite facts or regurgitate information- they have learned how to learn. They know that if the answer isn’t in front of them, they have the tools to do the investigation and research.
"So how do you cultivate a culture of “I can…” in your classroom?"
I have a confession to make. It’s a shameful, dark secret that I fear may be common to many adults around the world. And, when I was teaching, it was certainly one that I saw shared by many students I came into contact with.
"Chromebooks are getting more and more popular in education, the workplace and at home. They are very useful and capable, but I still hear, "but they are only a web browser, they can't do much", etc. when in reality, they can do pretty much everything [needed in everyday situations]. UPDATE: They also work offline, contrary to popular belief."
Jim Lerman's insight:
Andrade is a savvy participant/observer in edtech. Lots of great aids posted here.
Lecturing with an iPad by Perry Samson with iBooks.
In an attempt to give students more opportunities to interact with me I've created an iPad app that allows student response to instructor questions, note-taking, student questions to the instructor and even allows students to indicate when they're confused. All is stored to the cloud an can be accessed via web apps as well.
"Long-time education advocate and investor, Tom VanderArk's team at the GettingSmart blog have been working hard with Digital Learning Now! to release one white paper a month on the intersection of Common Core and digital learning. This month's package: a version 1.0 of their Blended Learning Implementation Guide. Check it out; they're eager for your feedback and updates! (An updated version of this report will be out in a few months). Best of all, of course: the (free) infographic!"
Attended a great Blended Learning Conference in Alban, NY this past week. Blended learning turns traditional teaching on it's head. You have to develop a plan that fits for your district or workplace environment though.
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