This is a really useful tool for getting a bit more productivity out of your day. It turns articles from RSS feeds into downloadable mp3 files that you can listen to on your mobile device while you are on the go. Nice time saver and good for developing listening skills too.
Read&Write Gold has released a great study skills toolbar that works in Chrome. The tool bar provides; a dictionary, a picture dictionary, a reading tool bar (with read, pause reading and stop reading), and more.
Great resource from one of Northern Ireland's top EdTech companies: TextHelp
Digital Spy: "Alt-Minds, from Orange and Lexis Numérique, has been described as "transmedia" and "total fiction" - a game which blends reality and fiction together. Running for eight weeks, the story plays out in real-time as players are tasked with investigating the disappearance of five students."
As schools across the nation move from printed textbooks to digital materials and digital learning environments, school libraries are adapting to keep pace—and new advancements are changing the very definition of school libraries and library media...
"The choice of which apps to use with your students in the classroom is not an easy one. It ,in fact , calls for a lot of attention from the part of the teacher. You are responsible for your students learning and this responsibility grows riskier when learning becomes digitally based.This is particularly the case when integrating apps into your teaching."
Can we prepare, record, and finally produce a better audio narration? Of course we can. However, we should consider some aspects such as, budget, time, technology, and our available resources in general.
This site looks like an interesting cross between Wallwisher and Prezi. User can work collaboratively to create a multimedia notice board with snippets of information from around the web. They can then arrange them into a zooming presentation to display them live. Useful tool.
Thinkstock Has the Internet changed the way students conduct research?
Yes, and not always for the better, reports to a study released last week by the Pew Research Center, “How Teens Do Research in the Digital World.” According to a survey of more than 2,000 middle and high school teachers, “research” for today’s students means “Googling,” and as a result, doing research “has shifted from a relatively slow process of intellectual curiosity and discovery to a fast-paced, short-term exercise aimed at locating just enough information to complete an assignment.”