- Study Finds Benefits of Using iPads as Education Tool- .......Students Want More
Overwhelmingly, students wanted to make more use of their iPads and indicated a variety of activities that they felt should be further incorporated into their academic programs, including: Photography editing and animations, Making videos/movies, Word games to help teach spelling, Use of the iPad in place of pen and paper, More writing assignments on the iPad, Taking tests on the tablet, Replacing text books with ebooks, Designing games, More science Apps (June 2012)
- Photoshop Express - free, online, photo editing from Adobe Photoshop. Click ONLINE TOOLS link, create an account, and begin working with photos.
- 7 Myths Debunked About BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
- Myth No. 7: BYOD will necessitate the standardization of apps and software across all devices.
Students are not widgets and don’t have to use the same tools and do things in the same way. When teachers work with students to understand learning goals, they challenge students with ways to meet them, which enables real learning to take place. ..... when we let students explore, discover, and create, they meet learning goals in ways that teachers and administrators never realized were possible. Students enjoy the opportunity to choose to use their own devices because they have customized them to their personalized needs and interests instead of being standardized.
- Welcome to Teaching Generation Text
- CES 2012 Gadget preview (always cool to see tech of the future)
- World War II live twitter feed by LIFE. (interesting way to use twitter) @RealTimeWWII
- Great list of Web 2.0 Tools
- Google Tools for Teachers, Guide I, Guide II, Google Earth, Blog and more
- 10 Sites and Services You May Want to try this Semester - great links and descriptions of how these 10 tools are being used. Tools include: Posterous, Blogger, Google Voice, XTimeline, GoogleMaps, Apeture, We Video, Today's Meet, and Avairy. Take a look when you have some time.
- 10 Free E-book sites for iPads
- Top 20 Social Networks tools for educators
- Moodle - 3 Best Practice for Grading
- Social Media Revolution 2011 video - need to watch
- 47 Alternatives to YouTube including creating teacher accounts to store video on TeacherTube.
- Free Real Player Downloader - download videos to your computer (do not install Google Chrome)
- 10 Ways to Create Comics Online
Blogs to Watch
Updates from July 2011
Updates for May 2011
Updates for April 2011
Updates from March 2011
- Video - What is Coming Our Way - Microsoft Future Labs (click watch video link)
- Massive Size of Google (chart)
- Moodle for iPhone
- iPads - Considerations Before Launching iPads (good ideas)
- 11 Online Tools for Story Telling
- Digital Story Telling - ideas by Microsoft, free tools, and examples to view
- KHAN Academy - videos on How to - especially math. Scroll down to see enormous list of videos.
The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
All of the the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
Updates from February 2011
Updated January 2011
- Scribblar - free interactive online collaboration tool
- FlixTime - create free 60 second video online. Upload video, images, and music.
- Art of Digital Storytelling (pdf) - This is GREAT resource for all departments. Take the time to read the topics to find what you are missing. Items include resources, how to include video clips, audio, etc.
- YouPublisher - Add some flash to your website by using this free resource to make your publication flappable and quick to load.
- Running for Office - politcal cartoons drawn by renowned cartoonist Clifford K. Berryman
- JeopardyLabs - create free online Jeopardy Games
- Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally
- Word It (Much like Worlde)
- Voki - free service that allows you to create speaking avatars and use on blogs, moodle or website.
- 5 Resources for Creating and Hosting Podcasts (Free Technology for Educators)
Audio Owl - public domain for free audio books.
6 Ways for Student to Publish Their Writing Online
EarthPulse - National Geographic has released their Earth Pulse State of the Earth 2010 features. Earth Pulse is comprised of essays, photo galleries, links to additional resources, and an interactive vital statistics map. The Vital Statistics Map provides mapped displays twenty different sets of statistics. The data sets cover population change, migrations, and resource consumption.
Smithsonian Institution - Search more than 2 million records with 265,900 images, video and sound , electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian
Great video from Edutopia!
The DIGITAL GENERATION!
Watch this video to learn a little more about how are students are learning in their Digital World!
Want to Learn More
For Fun (all free)
- Calcoolate: Calcoolate provides users with a simple calculator with advanced expression support, mathematic functions, and history for viewing past calculations.
- Calcr: Similar to Calcoolate, Calcr is a web-based calculator with mathematic expression and function support as well as history logging in a very minimalist design.
- Create a Graph: Create a Graph is a free tool by Students’ Classroom that aims to make it easy for students to create bar graphs, line graphs, area graphs, pie charts, and point graphs. Navigate through its easy to understand visual interface to add data and customize graphs.
- e-Tutor Graphing Calculator: Advanced web-based graphing calculator allowing students to enter one or more equations and view them with position/intersection indicators and zooming functionality.
- Stikipad - A collaborative wiki service that you can use to keep track of group notes on a project.
- Backpack - All your notes, lists, and ideas in one shared space.
Updates from March 2011