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Rhondda Powling

Educational Technology Guy: Read & Write Text to Speech web app comes to iPad and Android - 1 views

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    "Read and Write for Google is an excellent Chrome app that provides text-to-speech functions from your browser. They have just released a free iPad and Android app. The apps provide text to speech functions, which are great for ESL, learning disabled, visually challenged and struggling readers, on your device, just like the web app does in the Chrome Browser and Chromebooks.
Rhondda Powling

Survival Tips for Digital Storytelling | Teacher Reboot Camp - 1 views

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    "There are many free online tools to help their students create and learn through digital storytelling. Many of these online tools have free apps available on i-devices and Android devices. Through digital storytelling we motivate our learners to apply, contextualize, visualize, and personalize the knowledge they learn. In the post there are some great free apps, tools, and resources that will help begin creating digital stories with learners. The slide presentation embedded will explain the process and provide you with tips on managing a digital storytelling project." This is a great resource for any teacher thinking about undertaking digital storytelling with their students.
Roland Gesthuizen

▶ Preview the eSmart Digital Licence - YouTube - 2 views

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    The eSmart Digital Licence is an online challenge combining quizzes, videos and games, to prepare Australian children (aged ten and over) to be smart, safe and responsible digital citizens.
Rhondda Powling

Glean - Find the best videos in education for you - 3 views

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    This could be a very useful site if you are looking for online video lessons . - esp for flipped classrooms. Use it to search video lessons in education, esp maths and science.
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

9 Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use - 4 views

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    The 21st century teacher is in the critical spot-of mastering constantly evolving technology and digital learning tools-the same tools their students use every day.
    In this post 9 such tools are discussed. The list is not meant to be exhaustive or even authoritative and is subjective. As this is the 21st century, things will change but, here and now, the authors suggest that this is a fairly accurate litmus test of what the kinds of tools the average 21st century teacher can be expected to use and master."
Rhondda Powling

An Easy and Quick Way to Grade Quizzes on Google Drive Using Super Quiz Tool ~ Educatio... - 2 views

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    "Super Quiz is an excellent Google Sheets add-on that allows teachers to add some amazing functionalities to the quizzes they create through Google Forms. One example: when you create a quiz, you only need to complete it once with an answer key and all future submissions will be automatically graded according to the answers you provided. Another important feature of Super Quiz is that it enables you to get a break down of class understanding and a list of incorrect students' answers  for each question in case you want to stage an intervention."
Rhondda Powling

A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile... - 1 views

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    "An infogragphic to help explain the differences between formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment as assessment for learning and summative assessment as assessment of learning"
Rhondda Powling

53 Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia - 1 views

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    Formative assessment ideas. Edutopia's document contains 53 strategies to check for student understanding and is available for free download from here.
Andrew Williamson

Scientists discover nature's newest, strongest material, thanks to a snail - 2 views

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    "It's as strong as steel and tough as a bulletproof vest, capable of withstanding the same amount of pressure it takes to turn carbon into a diamond. Scientists have discovered nature's newest, strongest material, and it comes from . . . a sea snail."
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

10 Ways To Use Mobile Devices in the Classroom | Edudemic - 0 views

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    "It is pretty much a given these days that students have mobile phones, tablets, and e-readers. Leveraging what your students already have and already know how to use is a smart idea - even if you aren't implementing a full-on BYOD classroom environment. There are many ways to have students use their mobile devices in the classroom in a format geared towards learning rather than for leisure. The infographic in this post takes a look at ten fairly general ways to use devices in the classroom. The general nature of some of the recommendations makes it a great starting point if this is a newer concept for you or for a particular group that you're working. "
Rhondda Powling

Is Homework Helpful?: The 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask | Edutopia - 3 views

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    "The author suggest that teachers should step back and question the value of assignments they are setting. How often should they be assigned? Where is the line between too much and too little? In this post there are five considerations to help you determine what to assign and why"
Rhondda Powling

Homework: Helping Students Manage their Time | Edutopia - 1 views

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    Two suggests for teachers to assist students in developing their time management skills
Rhondda Powling

10 ways YouTube can engage your classes now | Ditch That Textbook - 3 views

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    YouTube offer many options for teachers. This post offers 10 ideas for using YouTube to improve engagement and creativity within classroom situations.
Rhondda Powling

25 Ways to Help Your Students Learn Responsibility | Michele Borba - 3 views

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    Dr. Michele Borba shares 25 activities that can be used as journal prompts, class meeting topics, paired sharing or individual assignments to teach. Useful to use with the younger students at our school.
Rhondda Powling

Personalized Learning Vs Traditional Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 3 views

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    "A nice infographic that helps to show some of the differences between personalized learning and traditional learning"
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?"
Roland Gesthuizen

#EdFest15 Home page - 0 views

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    "EdFest is a free national virtual conference which will be filmed and the live stream broadcast right here in the Scootle Lounge from 9:00am-4:00pm AEDT on January 27th."
Andrew Williamson

Keyboard classes take over from handwriting lessons in Finland's schools - 1 views

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    "Finland is planning to phase out handwriting classes in favour of keyboard skills, a recognition that this generation will never write a letter, birthday card or love letter. Instead, they'll text, tap and tweet."
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    "Finland is planning to phase out handwriting classes in favour of keyboard skills, a recognition that this generation will never write a letter, birthday card or love letter. Instead, they'll text, tap and tweet."
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