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7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know

7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know by Tony Vincent, learninginhand.com While there are so many iPad apps that deliver content, one of the best uses for technology in education is to make something with what you’re learning. This might include producing a video, authoring a digital book, recording a puppet show, …

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3 Simple Ways Teachers Can Work With PDF Files

3 Simple Ways Teachers Can Work With PDF Files Ed Note: This post was created and sponsored by Wondershare PDFelement Teaching is a noble profession and can utilize the benefits of technology to improve teaching and learning. To improve teachers’ work, effort must be made to improve information sharing between teachers and students. One great tool for …

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The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy

The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy by Allan Carrington, TeachThought PD Workshop Facilitator *Visit TeachThought Professional Development if you’re interested in our workshop options on the Padagogy Wheel. The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about …

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Two Collaborative Learning Tools I Use To Motivate Students

Two Collaborative Learning Tools I Use To Motivate Students  by Derek von Waldner As many educators know, students often come into a classroom ranging below or above a certain grade level. Even the most experienced of teachers find this disparity challenging. Self-paced and differentiated learning can help strike a balance among student grade levels, but …

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Free Explain Everything Lesson Ideas For Your Classroom

Free Explain Everything Lesson Ideas For Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff If you use Explain Everything–or you don’t but perhaps should give it a look–there’s a free iBook of lesson ideas that you might appreciate. First things first: Explain Everything is a whiteboard and screencasting app that is a wonderful flipped classroom companion, allowing teachers and …

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4 Coding Resources From The Khan Academy

4 Coding Resources From The Khan Academy by TeachThought Staff The Hour of Code–or rather, week of code that is itself composed of hours–began yesterday. There are, according to the HoC website, 75004 individual events happening worldwide, which is stunning, and good news if you believe in digital literacy. With that in mind, below is information …

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A Reading Comprehension Tool To Simplify Text

A Useful Reading Comprehension Tool To Simplify Text by TeachThought Staff Need a reading comprehension tool to simplify texts for students? Something practical, along the lines of our “How To Google Search by Reading Level,” and Conversion Chart For Reading Level Measurement Tools? You may find some use in rewordify. In short, you copy/paste text to …

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5 Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own

5 Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own by Viviana Woodbury, appdeveloper.org What with the almost universal proliferation of smartphones among students, even at the elementary school level, it would seem like a no-brainer for an educator to utilize mobile apps as effective and readily-accepted learning tools. And if an educator can’t …

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21 Smart Games For Game-Based Learning

21 Smart Games For Game-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff Game-Based Learning is a slippery beast. For one, it promotes students playing video games, which is somewhat radical in many learning environments for anything other than recreation. And two, there is seemingly a disconnect between what students learn while playing games (e.g., problem-solving, visual-spatial thinking, collaboration, …

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5 Less-Known iPad Apps For The Flipped Classroom

Nothing can replace the physical presence of a teacher. But with so much technology available these days, some teachers and professors are choosing a different way to structure their classes by flipping them. A flipped classroom occurs when a teacher flips the traditional class method (lectures taught in class, homework done at home) to allow …

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30 Of The Best Flipped Classroom Tools

by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Jake Duncan is technology integration specialist at Region 6 Education Service Center and actively curates tools for educators on edshelf. He also blogs regularly on technology and education. Here are a set of websites, mobile apps, and desktop applications that can be used to create a flipped classroom …

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25 Top Concept-Mapping Tools For Learning

25 Top Concept-Mapping Tools For Learning by TeachThought Staff Concept-mapping–or mind-mapping, idea-mapping, or some other variation that makes sense to you–is the practice of demonstrating the relationship between ideas in a map-like form. Concept-mapping allows creators to articulate nuance, context, and interdependence between ideas in a very user-centered way. This makes them especially useful in …

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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading …

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