Best Blog Posts of 2014 – Learning in Hand
Here is a great list of top blog posts from Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand site. Topics include QR Codes, favorite Apps, all about iOS8, Ed Chats, etc.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Flipped Classroom, Videos | Posted on March 3, 2015
EDpuzzle allows teachers to crop a video, add their own voice, embed questions and quizzes, find and upload videos. This is a great free tool for teachers wanting to “flip” the classroom.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Storytelling, Writing | Posted on March 3, 2015
From their web site — At Write About, we believe that writing should be fun for students. This starts with great ideas that spark student curiosity. Whether it’s a visual, a scenario, or a deep question, we believe kids will fall in love with writing when they can chase their curiosity and express their voice to an authentic audience.
This is part of why we use the term “idea” rather than “prompt.” It’s less about giving an assignment and more about inspiring students to write. The goal isn’t to limit student writing, but to expand their options.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Coding | Posted on February 27, 2015
Our school district always participates in the Hour of Code – here is a wonderful resource for teachers wanting to integrate coding into their curriculum.
David Kapular’s Programming and Coding Pinterest Page
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Using AudioBoom in the Classroom to Improve Reading Fluency is from the Ed Surge blog. Great ideas for using this App to help students achieve better fluency.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Infographs | Posted on January 12, 2015
5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics not only gives you links to online tools but also evaluates their ease of use and effectiveness.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Interactive White Boards, iPad | Posted on January 12, 2015
10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen is another post from Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand blog. If you are trying to use your iPad for presentations to your class, he has some practical advice to offer.
The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” is a page on Larry Ferlazzo’s blog. As more states move to Common Core standards, there is the need for non-fiction articles for students to analyze. These sites give you the same article on various reading levels.
50 texting acronyms your kids might use that you need to know
Now that more schools allow cell phones in schools, it might be good for educators to know what all those texting acronyms mean. This is a good guide of the top 50.
Where to Find the Best Free Photos and Graphics is a collection from the Site Builder web site.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Internet Safety | Posted on January 12, 2015
How to Teach Internet Safety in K-6 is from Jacqui Murray’s web site and gives a grade-by-grade breakdown of important Internet Safety skills to be taught and links to content to facilitate the lessons.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Videos, You Tube | Posted on January 12, 2015
The Daring Librarian Video Tips and Tricks
If you haven’t heard of Gwyneth Jones better known as The Daring Librarian, you are missing out on a wealth of educational resources. I find this page on using video in the classroom particularly useful. Want to download You Tube videos or just show a portion of the video – it’s all here on the site.
The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources is a post on the Edublogger blog. For those of you who maintain web sites, blog, update Facebook pages, etc. this is an excellent guide to finding Creative Commons images that meet Copyright requirements.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in QR Codes | Posted on January 12, 2015
What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas is a post on Tony Vincent’s wonderful blog – Learning in Hand. He gives some great advice on creating, sharing, and implementation of QR codes in the classroom.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Seasonal/Holidays | Posted on January 5, 2015
Microsoft One Note for Teachers Series
With Microsoft OneNote, educators can create digital notebooks that support academic standards and outcomes across disciplines. Students may use OneNote across content areas and grade levels. OneNote also supports research, collaboration, information management, communication, note taking, journaling, and other academic requirements.
BioMan Biology is the fun place to learn Biology! Here you will find learning games, review games, virtual labs and quizzes that will help you to learn about cells, ecology, genetics, physiology, and much more!
Note: If you are a teacher, please check out the teacher section for ways to use the site to increase student engagement and learning. Remember, everything on this site is completely FREE to use!
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in QR Codes | Posted on January 5, 2015
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Science Resources, STEM Resources | Posted on January 5, 2015
TryScience.org is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. Science is exciting, and it’s for everyone! That’s why TryScience and over 400 science centers worldwide invite you to investigate, discover, and try science yourself.
TryScience is brought to you through a partnership between IBM Corporation, the New York Hall of Science (NYHOS), the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), and science centers worldwide.
New interactive content is added regularly to these areas:
Adventure: Thematic interactive experience
Experiments: Hands-on (offline) activities with an online component
Field Trips: Interactive science center features, plus a science center locator
Curious?: Short polls and activities based on a hot topic question, plus related news links
Live Cams: Live views from webcams at science and technology centers worldwide
Peep and the Big Wide World is a wonderful site where parents and teachers can find hands on science activities for preschool students.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Math Resources | Posted on August 19, 2014
What Works in Math Clearinghouse WWC products allow educators to better understand what works in different contexts. WWC intervention reports show which tools increase mathematics achievement by grade, while WWC practice guides show effective practices for topics such as fractions. Search our publications here.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Science Resources | Posted on August 19, 2014
Ology – American Museum of Natural History Science Web Site for Kids has information, games, videos, etc. on all the major science topics – the “ology” topics.
12 Great Web Based Image Editing Tools that do not Require Registration All the tools are free to use and do not require any software installation. Another great thing about these tools is that they are all very simple to use and have a user friendly interface. Students will definitely enjoy working on them.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Response to Intervention (RTI) | Posted on August 19, 2014
Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²) Learn more about RTI² and its implementation from experts at the Tennessee Department of Education.