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Rhondda Powling

Exploring Microsoft OneNote for Teaching and Learning - Emerging Education Technologies - 2 views

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    "OneNote is a unique tool that makes it easy to gather lots of information in one place, and is great for collaboration, sharing, projects, group work, and much more. It is free for use in education, and is often included with MS Office "
Rhondda Powling

App Smashing For Educators: Leveraging Tools To Maximize Communication | Imagine Easy Blog - 2 views

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    "For decades, schools have attempted to build and maintain this crucial bridge to lasting learning. Research shows that the stronger the connection between home and school, the greater the academic achievement can be for students.
    There are some new tools listed here that all educators can leverage to easily maximize parent-teacher-student communication"
Rhondda Powling

How To Get Started With Sketchnotes - Smashing Magazine - 1 views

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    "Making your notes more interesting doesn't have to be a huge undertaking. If you think sketchnoting looks fun, Some tips in this post to get you started."
Rhondda Powling

6 Collaborative Social Tools and Platforms for Better Writing and Collaboration - Emerg... - 1 views

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    "Collaborative, socially-enabled tools can provide excellent opportunities for practice, assessment, better writing, and better communication. In this post are some good collaborative web apps and resources, with social functionality, that can play a valuable role in classroom lessons and assignments:"
Rhondda Powling

Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - 3 views

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    "Formative assessment is useful tool assist teachers assess the learning needs of their students. Such knowledge allows teachers to modify their teaching to meet the needs of their students. The digital formative assessment tools listed here offer a range of approaches to help teachers undertake this task. "
Rhondda Powling

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes | MindShift | KQED News - 2 views

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    "Rachel Langenhorst helps teachers in her district find solutions for those issues. She used to teach social studies, but is now the K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach at Rock Valley Community Schools in Iowa.

    "Really be cognizant of the digital tools you're picking and why you are picking them."
    She put together a list of favorite digital tools for the social studies classroom and shared them during an edWeb webinar. She emphasizes that, as with any classroom technology, teachers need to be careful not to just substitute a tech tool for an analog one. Instead, technology should be used to enhance classroom learning in ways that wouldn't be possible otherwise, including expanding learning beyond the classroom walls."
Rhondda Powling

StudyJams - 0 views

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    Human Body Study Jams are from Scholastic. There are six human body Study Jams; skeletal system, nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, muscular system, and circulatory system. Study Jams are slideshows and animations that provide a short overview of various topics in maths and science. Some of the other sections in science include Plants, Animals, Ecosystem, Landforms, rocks and minerals, Weather and climate, Solar System, Matter, Force and motion, Energy, light and sound and Scientific enquiry. They offer photographs and some text with background music. There is a short test that viewers can take after watching the slides. These are like study cards. They may be a good starting point or could be used as a revision guide
Rhondda Powling

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Edutopia - 3 views

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    Some interesting tools and how they might be used mentioned in the post. "In the past, limited access placed a hardship on teachers to meet the diverse needs of their students, especially when school resources are limited. In this brave new world, we are fortunate to live and work in an environment where the possibilities are endless for getting students what they need when they need it, and in a format that works best for them. How are you tapping possibilities to meet learner needs?"
Rhondda Powling

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools | Edutopia - 3 views

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    Post from @coolcatteacher (Vicky Davis) " Formative Assessment done as students are learnin makes better teachers." Some great ideas discussed here.
Rhondda Powling

Bitstrips - Comics starring YOU and your Friends - 1 views

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    This is an online comic creator. It offers flexibility and quite a lot of customization with the options and features. This flexibility in Bitstrips comics allows you to create virtually any story that you can imagine.
Rhondda Powling

Clarisketch - 2 views

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    Through the narration and illustration of photos, Clarisketch saves time and improves the quality of messaging using a combination of photographs and annotated commentary. Clarisketch enables you to quickly comment and draw on diagrams, map routes, photos etc and share it with friends/colleagues via email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter or other social networks.
Kerry J

Take Control - YouTube - 1 views

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    Take Control aims to support gamers whose gaming has gone from fun to harmful. It also has information for parents and friends of gamers who may have gaming problems.




    We tapped into expert advice from ten computer/console/phone gamers aged 12-17 as well as from university researchers and experts on gambling addiction to put together some screening tools, checklists and resources.

    Visit www.rasa.org.au/takecontrol to learn more.
Kerry J

Sit down and get charged up! Registration - Eventbrite - 1 views

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    Knowledge is power - but how do you plug into new ideas when organisational budgets are flipping the switch on PD? 
    There is a wealth of opportunities that won't cost the earth or force you to travel it to be found online - and there's more to explore than MOOCs and webinars. 
Sue Tapp

Age article about non-web based app for creating rubrics on iPads - 1 views

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    Rubrica a non web based iPad app for creating rubrics for teachers
Rhondda Powling

15 Best Tech Creation Tools | graphite Blog - 6 views

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    These useful tools give students the right tools to narrate, animate, and dictate. The post will explains them to teachers by giving some examples of how to incorporate art and design lesson plans into their existing courses.
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