It's the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that improve our lives (and the developers that make them!
We’ve all heard about Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Some teachers out there may have heard of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers. Here is Mark Bates' infographic of the 7 habits of highly effective teachers who use technology:
Conducted as a blended approach to professional development, the Educator 2.0 program will nclude face to face and online workshops, together with online networking and forums.
As part of the tour, Steve will hold full day face to face workshops (from 9.30 to 4.30 pm) in
Adelaide - Thursday 14 February 2013 - Rydges South Park Brisbane - Thursday 7 February 2012 - Traders Hotel Melbourne - Monday 4 February 2013 - Rydges Melbourne Perth - Monday 11 February 2013 - University Club
Participants of these workshops will also be involved in online workshops, forums and networking.
Alternatively, organisations can choose to engage Steve Hargadon for individual and customised full or half-day masterclasses or consultancies for their own staff/organisations.
I heard about Little Bird Tales from my PLN (Personal Learning network) and because everyone has been raving about it, I decided to try it out with the Grade 3s today. It was wonderful! I gave them the topic of ‘My holiday news’ and they first created five pictures about their holiday in Storybook Weaver and saved them as jpegs. Then we went to Little Bird Tales and added the pictures one by one with a sentence or two about each picture. The class loved the experience. WE didn’t get as far as narration – that is for another time!
So here starteth the mystery... Tait Coles and I were conversing about the SOLO taxonomy on twitter when I sent him an article by David Leat and Adam Nichols on the use of mysteries to concretely demonstrate learner understanding.
A slideshow of the "30 Best Web 2.0 Tools" that contains many popular tools. Most are free (although a few have costs involved) and chances are there may be one or two that are new to you. "Each slide...contains the name, description, link and screenshot of what each tool looks like and does."
Have fun exploring and bringing a new tool into your classroom.