Going Google in Education: its hard not to use hyperbolic statements when describing Google Apps for Education. Its that good and its free! The diversity of apps you get with a Google account is astounding.
Almost all of us use MS Word in our daily work on computer to perform different tasks. Some of us are very expert for it and other may not be very skilled to use MS Word for all of its features. Li...
This is an easy way to add audio to a document. This could be used by people who have difficulty reading the text. this way the person can choose which method is more accessible for them. Great for the classroom to increase engagement and it requires only a few seconds to create a file using WordTalk ( Google that) and embed it into the document.
This may also be a very useful addition to home school communications via email.
Oxford Owl: Help your child’s reading with free tips, phonics support, free ebooks, and the latest reading news. All from Oxford University Press.
This is an excellent site for introducing parents how to help their children access text. It has a number of inter active books which have relevant activities that help with phonics grammar and comprehension and is closely linked to the oxford reading scheme.
The site uses Flash so using a tablet is out of the question which is a downfall especially as Flash is starting to be phased out - let’s hope they update their resources to work with tablets.
I agree with Alistairm we all use different tools which are constantly being developed - the improvements can often pass us by but if we had only realised then it could have increased our productivity and give us more time to read about all the undated features!
Paper is becoming a medium that is being used less and less in the working world but this still has not filtered into school. There are some schools out there that have moved to electronic paperless medium for documents and they reported saving £60 000 in one year on photocopying. With budget cut throughout education it makes sense.
The popular student behavior tracking service ClassDojo has just released a new Android application. The new ClassDojo Android app brings the utility of the ClassDojo website to your phone or table...
Children do seem to increase their engagement when preforming tasks with technology. This is a way that the students can take control of their own behaviour and a way of monitoring any behaviour patterns that the child experiences.
A wonderful and outstanding tool of MS Word 2010 is “Track changes” which allows editing your documents without making the amendments permanent. For example, if you delete a word, Track back will h...
Using tracking to show your students how to edit their own work and to add comments to specific points in their work is invaluable here are some hints and tips hoe to accept tracking changes in MS word.