Make your own mix and match activities for online devices in the classroom – Quizdini is easy to use and is free.
This blog post from Reflections of a Passionate Teacher clearly explains sound strategies to keep organised as a teacher using apps on the iPad for planning units of work, lessons, record keeping including reflection and more.
Over 500 leading education professionals voted on the best tools for learning and Jane Hart has compiled a list from the results. It also distinguishes “where the Top 100 Tools are mainly being used – ie for Personal/Professional use, in Education and/or in the Enterprise.”
There is so much to think about and to learn about digital media on the JISC site linked below – and all in one place! A framework called DiAL-e is described and the best part about this framework is that it: encourages consideration of context, learners’ roles, content, learning outcomes, activity, feedback and re-usability – [...]
It’s that time of year – end of term evaluation is taking place; evaluation of the products of students’ work, of outcomes achieved, of teaching methodologies… As we move into the use of technology in the classroom using Apps on hand held devices, how should we be evaluating Apps when we purchase them and before [...]
Here is yet another way to present information. Students at Broughton have been learning to present information using Glogster, Prezi and Voki and here is yet another idea. Easel.ly provides visual themes ready for data insertion. It is in early design stages so try this out – and give them feedback.
The illustration below links to a blog post listing free online scientific and graphic calculators. Many do not need downloading as they are used online. Google is now a graphing calculator. Enter the equation in the search bar and you get your graph. You can even do multiple functions, just separate them by a comma. [...]
The following link to the blog post from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning provides access to various tools for 33 different skills. It is wonderful to have such a varied and pertinent list including the tools needed to succeed in each skill all in one place. Both teachers and students shoud be aware of skills [...]
Here is a list of 43 tools and activities for students – to make learning fun at the same time as exercising your brain! Cool Tools to Engage Your Brain over the Summer curated by Lisa Johnson provides activities from across most KLAs with a bent towards K-6 students but with many applications for older [...]
Early in March the new video channel TED-Ed was introduced. The platform is now more than just a repository. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any [...]
This free tool allows a 3D view of the human body and it’s systems – from any angle and any size. It is necessary to use a good browser such as Firefox or Chrome. Similar iPad Apps are available but are expensive and for the average student with only computer access this free tool is [...]
Traditionally schools have collected student work samples to store physical examples of accomplishment and compare individual achievement over a period of time. E-Portfolios have so much more potential. They can be used to “help students find purpose and passion through reflection and goal-setting” as they develop their own record of learning. Dr Helen Barrett explains [...]
This channel follows in the tradition of TED talks but is specifically aimed at educators and students. Nominate an educator, an animator or suggest a lesson. This screen-shot link to their channel shows just a few of the topic areas waiting to be explored.
This wheel includes digital technology for each cognitive process. Note that the four knowledge dimensions are included. It is interactive – a great planning tool for teachers with suggestions of activities and tools for each level.
This morning one of our teachers used an iPad App to teach her PDHPE class about the human heart. The IRC’s new SMART Board attached to an iPad had the students enthralled – as of course did the teacher’s excellent demonstrations,manipulation of the App and her questioning techniques! It was a wonderful example of quality [...]