Create interactive and informative educational timelinesin an extremely easy manner. Students will love being given the option of creating a timeline. Use Timerime for history, art, science, social studies or just about any subject in which they are required to understand the time frame at which events occurred.
Added by Brian Weir on February 27, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments
GoingOn Networks, in conjunction with Emory University, today announced that it is a hosting a free webinar for higher education professionals interested in understanding the role of social academic networks in helping modernize communications and to increase engagement across faculty, students and staff. The webinar, “Building an Engaged Campus,” will be held on February 9 at 11am PT (2pm EST) and led by Alan Cattier, Director of Academic…Continue
Last year we published the first edition of this compilation of free web based apps and other resources for teachers, and this year we’re excited to offer an updated version.
We’ve added a lot of new content, including chapters focused on…Continue
Added by Kelly Walsh on January 30, 2012 at 6:20am — No Comments
Today in class, I guided students through the steps of creating their own introductory wikipage for my Language Arts class. On this page, they included a welcome greeting using a “cool” text generator, uploaded a favorite picture using Morguefile.com, and added a favorite quote from a quotation site. These pages will be linked from a Student Pages site on our class wiki, and students will be responsible for maintaining them throughout…Continue
Added by Melissa Johnston on September 26, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments
Since reading Bill Ferriter's post on whether or not true formative assessment is possible, I've been wondering how I could make my own formative assessments more efficient. This post features a screencast of me looking at student work for the purposes of formative assessment.
Formative assessment is continuous assessment. In the context…Continue
I shied away from tech productions projects. I was a scaredy-cat. Why? Whenever I gave my students a video project, the products demonstrated fun and engagement, but little learning.
I needed to learn how to help students create quality productions.
Over the past three years, I've discovered a system that helps me help students create media productions that…Continue
Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 19, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments
I happened across the Twitter 25 Word Story writing experiment and challenge a few days ago and thought this would be a great idea to share with my 6th grade gifted class. The goal is to tell a story in exactly 25 words. To introduce them to the concept, I shared Kevin Hodgson’s Prezi titled “Sixty 25-Word Stories”. I really didn’t do much more than that and hoped that some of them would take interest.…Continue
Added by Melissa Johnston on September 16, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments
It's never too early in the year to begin thinking about Parent Night.
The thought of talking for an hour to a group of adults seems daunting. Even with children, I try to speak no more than five minutes before directing them to an activity that synthesizes what was shared.
I have parents and students do the talking. Here are some suggestions if you want to get parents and students more active in the process:
1. Have parents active from the…Continue
Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 16, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments
One of the most important things we can teach students is to be a critical viewer of visual media. Can we believe everything we see?
My teaching partner and I created a 17-second iMovie: http://youtu.be/bnYYyL0wq30
We then gave students access to the 18 smaller clips from which the movie was…
Back To School Giveaway. Winners Will Be Randomly Selected. First Place Prizes, The…Continue
Added by Donnie Smith on August 27, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
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Marshall McLuhan was a key thinker in the early days of electric media – when television and radio were emerging forces. He achieved near guru status with his concept of “The Global Village”. The…Continue
Added by nevbar1 on July 19, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
For the past few weeks I have been trying to keep my head above water in the gigantic sea of technology that is available to teachers and students. It's almost more than I can handle. It is no surprise that many teachers get frustrated and don't want to make any changes to their daily routine by including technology. I have always been able to work through technology to figure things out, but I know there are those out there who hit the first stumbling block and give up. There is just so…Continue
Added by Janet Abercrombie on July 10, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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I have a fear of commitment...to bookmarking sites.
Maybe I'm too picky. I'm waiting for the "Holy Grail" of sites: The free site that easily organizes both documents and websites and then pushes those items to my mobile devices. I want to put everything in one place - for free. I dream that this perfect system will one day appear on my dashboard and it will be love at first sight.
Here is a link to my blog post, along with videos and related links:
Note: I am not marketing this application- I just like it. I've been following the evolution of this app. since it was PHUN beta.
Added by Lynn Marentette on April 24, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments
Added by Lynn Marentette on April 23, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments