Potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment.
SpeakPipe's Voice Recorder does not require you to register in order to create and download your audio recordings. The lack of a registration requirement makes it a good choice for students who don't have email addresses or for anyone else who simply doesn't want to have to keep track of yet another username and password.
Over the last year I've made a concerted effort to organize playlists of the tutorial videos that I create and publish on YouTube. The most popular of those playlists is my collection of Google Apps tutorial videos.
Coggle is a free mind mapping tool that I started using a couple of years ago. Coggle is a collaborative mind-mapping service. This week Coggle received some enhancements to bolster the collaborative aspects of the service.
SeeSaw is a free tool for teachers and students to use to create digital portfolios. SeeSaw can be used on iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks, and laptops. Through the service students and teachers can build digital portfolios that feature students' digital work as well as images of physical work.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about using Blogger's webcam recording option to create video entries on your classroom blog. Over the weekend someone asked if I could clarify that process a bit more.
Disclosure: Help Teaching is currently running a banner advertisement on FreeTech4Teachers.com. Help Teaching is a service that offers some good tools to help teachers write tests and create puzzles online.
Yesterday, I wrote a short post about protecting your passwords and online accounts. In that post I shared that you can use Wolfram Alpha as a random password generator. This afternoon I was asked for clarification on how that works.
RefME is a nice service that students can use to create bibliographies. The service offers Android, iOS, and browser-based tools to help students save references, organize them into projects, and create bibliographies.
At the core of progressive pedagogy is the empowerment of students by giving them a voice in class and making them part of the decision making. Unlike traditional instruction where students are viewed as passive receivers of pre-designed knowledge, a progressive instruction is primarily student-centered and dialogic in nature. It views students as subjects with a sense of agency capable of co-constructing their own knowledge. This pedagogical stance is especially popularized by educationists such as John Dewy, Paulo Freire, Maxine Greene, and Vygotsky. For these theorists, learning is driven by curiosity, inquiry and self-discovery, processes which involve students in their own learning and makes their learning meaningful.
1. As a wiki: Google Sites can be used as a wiki if you share your site with others and invite them to be editors. 2. As a digital portfolio: Google Sites can be used by students to create digital portfolios featuring their best works and accomplishments. 3. As a digital file cabinet: If you have PDFs, Word files, or other documents that you want your students to be able to easily download, consider using the File Cabinet option in Google Sites. 4. As a blog: Use the Announcements template to create a blog page within your Google Sites. 5. As a website: If you need to create a place where parents and students can come to find important information about your course(s) or your school, Google Sites provides all of the tools for that.
Being a scholar entails doing a lot of research, readings, and writing of papers. Thankfully, technology can be of tremendous help in the research process. There are a wide variety of web tools and mobile applications that facilitate researchers work and help them communicate and collaborate with the research community and easily share and disseminate research findings.
To sort TED-Ed lessons by grade level go to the TED-Ed lessons page then choose "student." In the "student" drop-down menu you can choose elementary school, middle school, high school, or university. You can combine grade level sorting with content search.
Teachers are realizing the benefits of BoomWriter in more than 25,000 classrooms in 60 countries, along with the poetic justice of using technology to undo some of the negative effects of technology on their students.
Earlier this week I received an email from someone who was looking for way that students could respond to prompts during a slide presentation without the teacher having to keep a separate window open all the time.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.