Google just announced Google Connected Classrooms, which allows classes to take virtual field trips using Google+ Hangouts. Field Trip locations include the Seattle Aquarium, Minnesota Zoo, American Museum of Natural History, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and more. More trips are coming also. The field trips are live hosted events, but past events are archived and can be viewed later. Teachers can also work together on plans and activities. This is a great resource for teachers and students to be able to learn and explore without ever leaving the classroom.
If you don't use Evernote, check it out. It's free, easy to use, and cross platform. I used it for lesson planning, lesson notes, class notes, student notes and logs, and more as a teacher. As a CIO I use it for meeting notes, project management, contacts, web clippings, research and much more.
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"The ease-of-use and engagement factor of an iPad can really liven up a lesson. Combine that with an apps’ ability to simulate real-world conditions, such as chemical reactions, and you have a tool that is both safe and fun for your students.
High school science teacher Kimette Witt curates this collection of her favorite chemistry, physical science, and general science iPad apps. And the best part – they are all FREE! A teacher’s favorite price!"
Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.
Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/
"One of the distinctive features that sets Google Drive apart from the other competing cloud storage tools such as Dropbox is its ability to integrate third party apps and extensions. Google has made it possible for developers to create apps that would integrate with Google Drive to render its productivity more powerful.
Chrome Drive store features a wide variety of such apps. However, today I am sharing with you 5 great apps that, I believe, are important for you to connect to your Google Drive. Check them out below and share with your colleagues."
Creating books on the iPad doesn’t seem like the first thing you might do with one of the popular little tablets, but it’s really quite capable of doing so provided you’re not trying to write the next great novel.
If you are a teacher hesitate to use Google Docs, this will take you step by step with templates and ideas. Online webinar recording sponsored by EasyBib. Of course, check out Susan Oxnevad's website Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners - Google Docs
"Google Drive is one of the best cloud storage services available online . Beside its being free to use, it also offers 15 GB of free storage capacity with the possibility of buying more. Apart from storing your files in the cloud and being able to access them from any computer or hand-held device, Google Drive is a strong productivity suite with services that allow users to create forms, documents, spreadsheets, and drawings. users can collaborate, edit, and work on these documents synchronously.Given its huge potential in education, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has devoted an entire section to everything teachers and educators need to know to tap into this educational potential. Check it out HERE for more resources."
"I love word clouds. It is the best way to deconstruct a piece of text with students. It lets you start that conversation about language, text types, literacy and the power of the written word. It is also a great way to do a text analysis. Marco Torres talks about using them to compare two political speeches to analyse the types of words each of the candidates use but this idea would work just as easily with characters in a book, types of poems or even a series of artists you are studying."