All Blog Posts Tagged 'education' (326)

EDUCATIONAL SIMULATIONS IN SCHOOLS

Do you use simulations in education? Maybe your answer is “No”. But is it true?

I remember my years in primary school. Once a year the principal and the teachers prepared a large simulation for the whole school. It was a simulation of a chemical gas…

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Added by Peter Tomasovic on March 19, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Add a little humor to your class website with a Voki

Use Voki to create an Avatar for you or your class and embed theVoki into your website or blog.

Added by Brian Weir on December 26, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Create video and audio PowerPoint Presentations for your students with Knovio

Knovio allows teachers and business leaders toadd video and voice to common PowerPoint presentationsand then be shared through email, your blog and website through embedding the presentation.

Added by Brian Weir on December 26, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Avoid Boredom in Your Classroom With Creative Tools

The article initially appeared here

This morning when my dad gave me a ride to work (it was pouring outside), we had some chit chat while waiting in traffic. He was telling me about the start of the new university year and about the fact that he didn’t prepare anything for his courses with the students. I told him “Well, you still have…

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Added by Laura Iancu on December 16, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

3 Reasons Why You Should Not Be Worried About The Common Core State Standards

How do we solve the Common Core Conundrum? Or is there really a problem?

Let me begin by saying that I do not believe that the Common Core State Standards are an example of communism run amuck in the public school system.

If you do…I don’t blame you. It is all over the internet. But I dare say there are …

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Added by Tim Villegas on December 6, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

Colleges shift focus to high-density coverage for BYOD accessibility

This year, the bill for college gear – including computers, smartphones, wireless printers, tablets, iPods, Xboxes, handheld gaming systems, e-readers, smart TVs, Blu-ray players and Wi-Fi-enabled pens – will reach $45.8 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.

You name the device, today’s college student will bring it to campus, connect it to the campus network and use it simultaneously…

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Added by Anthony Sargon on September 18, 2013 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Blended Learning

Have you been thinking about things like: how can you get the students more engaged in the classroom? Are we really preparing our kids for the real world? That’s probably because you are realizing that times are changing, and that the things that may have worked in education back in the 19th century, don’t necessarily work on the 21st century. It’s not a surprise to know that in the future many jobs will be based online, or at least will require tech-skills. Your job is already an example.…

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Added by Leo Martinez on August 23, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Intonatio, the mobile app for improving your musical intonation

The mobile app Intonatio is an educational application that will help music students and amateur musicians improve their intonation through lessons, games and audio…

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Added by Daniel Portillo on August 13, 2013 at 3:20am — No Comments

Interact with students using your Smartboard with the Extreme Collaboration Add-on.

New Smartboard tip and trick worth giving a shot this coming school year in your classroom. The Extreme Collaboration add-on has the potential of revolutionizing the way we use the Smartboard with our students and in classes that have mobile devices. Take a look at this tutorial to get an…

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Added by Brian Weir on July 4, 2013 at 11:52am — No Comments

Create geographical and statistical maps using TargetMap.

For educators who teach statistics or anything that deals with geography check out TargetMaps. This is a great web 2.0 tool that will allow you and your students tocreate visually appealing presentations about data that they have researched.

Added by Brian Weir on June 27, 2013 at 12:04am — No Comments

Create dynamic flow/organization charts with Popplet.

Popplet is a unique method of creating dynamic concept maps/organization charts as a classroom tool to discuss ideas. Very easy to use. You can add images, video, and share your finished product on your blog or website by embedding the code.

Added by Brian Weir on June 25, 2013 at 9:04am — No Comments

Create graphs for your math class with this excellent web 2.0 graphing calculator tool

Desmos is aweb 2.0 graphing calculator that allows easy demonstrations for students in math classrooms on how to graph mathematical formulas. Extremely easy to use. Print, save, or share your graph in multiple formats.

Added by Brian Weir on June 22, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Practice writing in the classroom with Carnigie's MyStory Maker

My Carnigie's story maker is an excellent tool that can be used for teaching creative writing to your students. With this tool, students will be able to create a story in minutes, with animation if desired, and then share their story with somebody else or even create a print…

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Added by Brian Weir on June 21, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments

Disable/Turn off Smart Ink for the Smartboard Notebook software.

Demonstrates how to disable the peskySmart Ink toolbarso that it doesn't show up on your Windows.

Added by Brian Weir on May 27, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday Tchaikovsky!

Today is a day to celebrate and pay tribute to this musical genius. Teachers, students, lovers of music, everyone, can take a journey back in time and meet Tchaikovsky in a way that will captivate all.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky led a somewhat troubled life, despite achieving immense success.  He…

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Added by Marion Andersson on May 7, 2013 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Fellowship of Open Spokes -- Education in 5 Years



Something awesome is happening on a new channel in YouTube. Ben Wilkoff has gathered together a few everyday educators who are sharing weekly vlogs about education.

 

This week we're discussing what education might look like in five…

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Added by Sheri on April 21, 2013 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Education Case Studies - Seeking Teachers

How Teachers can introduce Amazing People to Students…

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Added by Marion Andersson on March 21, 2013 at 7:21pm — 2 Comments

Gamification in Education: Innovation from the 90's On

Gamification in education can be an effective motivational tool for engagement. Some educators spot increases in student engagement while others see skill acquisition benefits. It can also be a tool for enabling teachers to guide and reward their students and in terms of game mechanics, urgent optimism is a powerful force to get the classroom to take action quickly,…

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Added by Rachel M Angres on February 23, 2013 at 3:57am — No Comments

Top 10 Things Colleges Look For In An Applicant

"This is Fern"

Top Ten Things Colleges Look for in a High School Student

1. A high school curriculum that challenges the student. Academically successful students should include several Honors and Advanced Placement classes.

2. Grades that represent strong effort and an upward trend. Grades should show an upward trend over the years. However, slightly lower grades in a rigorous…

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Added by Rachel M Angres on January 14, 2013 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

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