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Webinar (G1) | Inclusive Technology Assessment Strategies For Higher Ed | cielo24 - 0 views

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    Recording of assessment strategies relating to accessibility from a panel of university representatives. Helping faculty become more aware of accessibility issues through enhanced assessment processes and tools.
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4 Tools to Teach About Climate Change | graphite Blog - 0 views

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    "As part of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), students need to "ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century." Many teachers have little to no formal training on how to teach about climate change. Along with the ever-changing research and the controversy that comes with it, some teachers inevitably shy away or even prevent students from digging deep into the content.

    Some suggest that teachers might be getting climate change all wrong. Since teachers can't rely on books to stay current with all the new research, digital resources are the only effective way to stay on top of such a dynamic field. Consider these practices when using technology to teach about climate change:"
    Sites include NASA Global Climate Change, Climate Kids for younger learners, Global Oneness Project, and Earth-Now to analyze realtime data.
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SoloLearn - UKEdChat.com - 0 views

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    "Description: A breathtaking array of 'learn to code' Apple, Android and Windows phone apps. Learn C++, Python C#, HTML, SQL, JavaScript, Java, CSS, php and Swift via the site or apps. These are 'must try' tools for anyone starting out with coding. The site even has a 'Code Playground' to experiment with your code."
    I haven't had a chance to try out any of these, but this should be an interesting starting point to get students coding.
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QR Codes Can Do That? | Edutopia - 1 views

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    "This list of five things that you may not know about QR codes contains some simple ideas that definitely pack a punch. These tips include strategies for differentiating instruction, distributing materials, and keeping families up to date on classroom activities. If you've tried one of these QR tips or have another to add to the list, the comments section of this post is the perfect place to share!"
    The article also tells how to make dynamic QR codes requiring a login, for example, for a daily lesson assignment, using Kaywa.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use the New Q&A and Laser Pointer Features of Goog... - 1 views

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    "Google added two fantastic new features to Google Slides. First, Google Slides now has a Q&A feature that lets your audience submit questions to you. Second, Google Slides now has a built-in laser pointer that you can use to call attention to parts of your slides. I've already received some questions about how to use these new features so I made the following short video."
    t/h R. Byrne
    This makes Google slides very versatile for online presentations. Check out the how-to video.
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Vocabulary Strategies - Learning Tasks - 1 views

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    "Direct instruction of vocabulary can help students learn enough words to become better readers, and becoming a
    better reader can in turn help students learn even more vocabulary. So how do we teach students to learn or acquire new vocabulary? Research suggests that vocabulary instruction should include the following components: definitional and contextual information about a word; multiple exposures to a word in different contexts; and encouragement of students' active participation in their own learning of the new words.1 Here are 15 vocabulary activities that you can integrate into your classroom starting tomorrow!"
    Includes a number of visual/drawing activities. Should make vocabulary building more fun. Could be adapted to younger children. Some activities have a downloadable worksheet.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Interactive Videos on Wideo - 2 views

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    R. Byrne: "Wideo is a nice tool for creating Common Craft-style videos. You can create animated videos on Wideo by dragging and dropping clipart and text in storyboard frames. You set the position and animation sequence for each element in each storyboard frame. When you have completed your storyboards Wideo generates a video for you.
    "This week Wideo added a new feature that allows you to build interactive buttons into each frame of your video. The buttons can be hyperlinked to any webpage that you like. When people are watching your video they can click the buttons to be taken to the webpage you want them to land on. For example, clicking the buttons in the video embedded below will take you to the website of my favorite animal rescue organizations."
    Older students could, of course, create videos themselves to instruct others. The new interactive button might also lead to a quiz on Quizlet or in Google Docs, for example.
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eltpics's albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - 0 views

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    The crowd-sourced collection of images on Flickr that is used by teachers for inspiring classes. Includes grammar topics, relationships, even maths.
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By Teachers, For Teachers... | ELTpics - 2 views

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    The blog for the Flickr group that collects pictures to use with EFL/ESL students. Join the crowd-sourcing, and use this blog to get ideas for teaching with pictures.
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Teacher Training Videos | ELT Pics | Words, Vocabulary and Images - 1 views

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    R. Stannard shows how to use ELT Pics, which is hosted by Flickr. You can also get an email feed to show pictures as they are updated. A nice way to garner resources for writing or student projects. Pictures are crowd-sourced, and curated by EFL teachers. I use pictures often for teaching writing: description, emotions, cultural comparisons, if-clauses, etc. Don't miss the "Making Collages" part of this video, as it includes PicMonkey, which has templates for collages. ELT Pics also has its own blog with ideas for using images.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents - 0 views

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    R. Byrne: "One of the most useful new Add-ons for Google Documents is the EasyBib Bibliography Creator. The EasyBib Bibliography Creator makes it easy to properly cite resources and format a bibliography in APA, MLA, or Chicago style. The screenshots below provide directions for the process."
    This can also be a learning process, as the student will have to figure out what format is most appropriate -- and collect the resources first.
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Teaching the Teacher: Creating assessments WITH your students. Pt. 3 - 3 views

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    This blog entry shows two examples, one of a teacher-created rubric, and the other of a rubric created with the help of the students. The comparison shows that the students had a slightly different idea of what was being evaluated -- always good information to have.
    See also Parts 1 and 2 on creating assessment rubrics.
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iPad Apps for School | The Best iOS Apps for Students and Teachers - 2 views

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    Cleverly presented in a slideshow at the head of R. Byrne's blog.
    "On iPadApps4School.com you can sort app reviews according to grade level category. Simply click on the grade level category in the sidebar to find apps appropriate for the age of your students. You can find elementary school apps here, middle school apps here, and high school apps here. I also have a category for pre-K students. If you want to be notified when a new app is reviewed, you can subsc"
    Take a look at this great resource for mobile learning for a wide variety of levels/grades/ages.
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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia - 1 views

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    "What strategy can double student learning gains? According to 250 empirical studies, the answer is formative assessment, defined by Bill Younglove as "the frequent, interactive checking of student progress and understanding in order to identify learning needs and adjust teaching appropriately."
    A great short article to make one aware of the nature and value of formative assessment.

    Unlike summative assessment, which evaluates student learning according to a benchmark, formative assessment monitors student understanding so that kids are always aware of their academic strengths and learning gaps. Meanwhile, teachers can improve the effectiveness of their instruction, re-teaching if necessary. "When the cook tastes the soup," writes Robert E. Stake, "that's formative; when the guests taste the soup, that's summative." Formative assessment can be administered as an exam. But if the assessment is not a traditional quiz, it falls within the category of alternative assessment."
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Google Computer Science for High School - 2 views

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    This page holds a list of essential sites for teaching computer science and coding to high school students. Spark interest by having students create their own games and apps while learning math.
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Teacher Training Videos | Introduction To Blogger 2014 | Blogs & Wikis - 3 views

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    "These videos give you an up to date outline of using the program Blogger. They start off with how to create your first blog all the way through to adding more pages and authors to your blogs"
    R.Stannard takes you through the updated Blogger program. I have used Blogger for years, but now tend to just use Diggo and Scoop.It, the latter for the more reflective, pedagogically oriented discussions. Blogs are very helpful as a place for student portfolios, and are easy to tag and search.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Novels on Location - Read Your Way Around the World - 0 views

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    "You could use Google Maps Engine Lite to create your own classroom version of Novels on Location. Ask your students to write short short book reviews in the placemarks that they add to a shared Google Map. If you have students creating video book trailers, those videos could be added to their placemarks too. If could be a fun challenge for your call to try to collectively "read around the world" by locating stories set on each of the seven continents. "
    A nice tool and an interesting lesson using it.
    T/H R. Byrne
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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Short Lessons on Snow - 0 views

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    These lessons include Scholastic's Interactive Weather Maker, showing how humidity and temperature levels relate to rain and snow storms; Bytesize Science on the chemistry of snowflake making; and why the full moon gives more light in winter. Video explanations are embedded in R. Byrne's site.
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Block Posters - Create large wall posters from any image for free! - 0 views

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    "Upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster to be once printed.
    "Once you're happy with your selection, you can download the PDF file containing your newly created images and print each one massively blown up, resulting in a huge pixel poster to stick on your wall ..."
    A very useful tool for display of your students' work, or to make a giant jigsaw puzzle.
    T/H to R. Byrne
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Teacher Training Videos | Google Forms | Microsoft, Google & Prezi - 4 views

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    Another superb teacher-training video from R. Stannard on using Goggle Forms to create questionnaires, surveys, and quizzes.
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