Skip to main content

Home/ Groups/ Literacy with ICT
John Evans

The Book - Computer Science Unplugged - 0 views

  •  
    "All the English-language CS Unplugged activities are available in book form as a free download."
John Evans

Getting Creative With Video in the Classroom | Jonathan Wylie: Instructional Technology... - 0 views

  •  
    "While watching the Oscars tonight, I was intrigued to see a promotion that Walmart was running to celebrate the craft of film making. I don't normally pay a lot of attention to  commercials, but these ads managed to catch my attention, and I think that they have some interesting potential for teachers who are looking to add some creativity to video projects in their classroom.

    Walmart contacted four award-winning directors, Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Neighbors), Antoine Fuqua (Southpaw, The Magnificent Seven), and Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, The Kite Runner). They sent each of them a receipt with the same six items and challenged them to make a one minute movie that was centered around the six items on the receipt. You can learn more here, but take a look at the videos below to see what these talented directors came up with…







    The three stories are very different, but they would be, wouldn't they? I mean, if you challenged your students to do something like this, the results you got would likely be very different too. Wouldn't they?  Because although the parameters are the same for every student, this is still a very open-ended activity that just screams for a creative outcome."
John Evans

Teacher PD: Purposeful Tinkering and Application | User Generated Education - 1 views

  •  
    "Teachers and librarians, like their students, need hands-on experience with tools and with playing to learn as that helps them build creative confidence. (https://www.edutopia.org/blog/crafting-professional-development-maker-educators-colleen-graves)

    Teachers, during PD, should be provided with time, resources, and materials with which to play. It sets the expectation that they will be active agents of their own learning. It gives them the message it is okay to play and experiment with the materials; that tinkering is often needed as a part of learning new skills."
John Evans

Which Robotics Kit Is Right for You? - 2 views

  •  
    "There are an amazing variety of robot kits available, but which one is right for you? There is no such thing as the best kit, just the one most suitable for your purposes. Still, the number of choices can be confusing.

    Why start with a kit? Well, there are several advantages. Generally, kits will be cheaper than buying all the same parts. The companies that put kits together buy parts in quantity, usually passing the savings to you. You also save on shipping costs, since you buy one box from one supplier. It is often a challenge to get all the parts you need for a robot from a single source, so you end up paying a significant amount in shipping costs."
John Evans

15 iMessage Tips and Tricks All iPhone Users Need to Know - 0 views

  •  
    "Even with the proliferation of third-party entrants like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber, Apple's Messages app remains the most popular in the iOS messaging app space. Of course, this is mainly because Messages is one of the built-in apps on iPhone. It also has a great deal to do with the fact that the Messages app supports not only SMS but also iMessage, Apple's proprietary messaging service. But if you think that you already know all that is useful and worthwhile about Messages especially as it relates to iMessage, you probably need to think again. Check out the following iMessage tips and tricks and you might find something you didn't know that's so nifty you'd be compelled to tell your friends and family about it - where else but on iMessage?"
John Evans

16 Great Apps for Learning An Aboriginal Language ~ Educational Technology and Mobile L... - 0 views

  •  
    "For those of you interested in learning and exploring an aboriginal language, the collection below has you covered. Curated from iTunes 'Explore an Aboriginal language' collection in App Store, this selection features 16 great iPad apps to introduce you to a wide variety of aboriginal languages spoken by First Nations in countries like Canada, Australia, USA and New Zealeand. More specifically, the languages covered are: Innu, Nakota, Ojibway, Denesuline, Atikamekw, Maskwacis and Manitoba Cree, Tlicho Dene, Mi'kmaw, Michif, and Saulteaux. "
John Evans

4 Tips for Discussing School Violence With Your Kids - GeekDad - 0 views

  •  
    "On the morning of Wednesday, February 22, 2017, my cell phone rang at 5:30 a.m. The caller ID told me that the call was from our school district. Even before I swiped to answer, the pop-up notification on my phone told me the nature of the call. School had been canceled for the day. That's not such an odd occurrence in February in southwest Missouri. Snow and ice have canceled school as late in the year as early May. However, we'd been enjoying a stretch of record high temperatures, and while I wasn't really awake enough for my rational mind to rule that out, I knew something was off.

    There has been a lot of construction to and around a few of the school buildings in our district. In December 2016, I happened to be privy to a conversation regarding low water pressure at one of the schools due to a water main issue at a construction site near that particular school. So, non-functioning utilities was certainly a possibility for canceling school that zipped through my not-yet-awake mind.

    I was not prepared for what the recorded voice of our district superintendent told me. School had been canceled because of the threat of violence."
Nigel Coutts

Why do we teach? - The Learner's Way - 0 views

  •  
    Only those who have taught a class for a year, who have struggled with the challenges faced by students and who have shared in the moments of success will truly understand why we teach. Maybe that is why we seek out opportunities to gather and share what we do, to spend even a Saturday in the company of those who "get" what it is that we do and why we do it. Teaching is a beautiful thing to be a part. 
John Evans

Best 3D Pen 2017 - Buyer's Guide to 95 3D Pens incl. 3Doodler | All3DP - 2 views

  •  
    "As of today, there are 95(!) 3D pens on the market. Read our comprehensive guide to find the best 3D pen for kids, hobbyists, and artists.

    3D pens are fun, whether you're a kid, a hobbyist or an artist - they can enhance your creativity and help you get a better understanding of three-dimensional objects."
John Evans

How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone with a Snap & Crop Trick - 2 views

  •  
    "Have you found an Instagram picture you want to save to your iPhone? You have probably noticed that Instagram doesn't offer a direct way to download photos, but if you want to save a picture for sharing, backing up, or setting as a wallpaper, there are a few ways to accomplish this in iOS."
John Evans

9 Very Good iPad Apps for Teaching Kids (American) Sign Language ~ Educational Technolo... - 1 views

  •  
    "Here is a collection of some good iPad apps for teaching kids and students sign language and American Sign Language (ASL). The collection which we have curated from iTunes App Store and App Advice, embeds some of the most popular sign language apps out there.  We have based our selection mostly on user reviews and ratings. Whether you are a parent, a teacher dealing with deaf or hard of hearing students, or simply interested in learning an extra important communicative code, the collection below is definitely a great place to start with."
John Evans

15 New New EdTech Tools to Try Out in Your Instruction ~ Educational Technology and Mob... - 2 views

  •  
    "Below is a collection of some new educational websites we unearthed from the accumulated  piles of emails in our inbox. These are tools that you can use for a variety of educational purposes including: provide students with engaging arithmetic exercises to practice multiplication tables, easily create animated and explainer videos to share with students, develop educational apps appropriate for your own students or kids, upload and share large files, enhance students critical thinking and spacial awareness skills using a number of challenging puzzle games, and many more."
John Evans

8 Great Exit Ticket Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 1 views

  •  
    "Exit tickets or cards are informal assessment tools teachers can use to assess students understanding at the end of a class. They can also be used for formative assessment purposes to help teachers design better instructional content based on students feedback. Exit tickets can take the form of a prompt or a question related to what have been taught in the lesson. Here are some examples of questions and prompts to use in your exit cards as featured in "
1 - 20 of 37570 Next › Last »
Showing 20 items per page