All Blog Posts Tagged 'tool' (21)

Taking Notes: An Essential Tool for Effective Learning

Taking notes is a surefire, practical way to acquire and retain information during the learning process. It’s also an incredible mental workout, which teaches us the valuable lessons of being smart and organized. Still, the issue is muddled by a dispute between propagators of traditional and digital note-taking. Much has changed in the information age, and both sides have put forward their arguments, so which medium is superior and brings better results?…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on January 23, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

The importance of Graphic Organizers in K-12 Classrooms

As the name implies, graphic organizers are visual learning tools which facilitate the students’ ability to learn and understand better. However, the effectiveness of these graphic organizers depend on the involvement of the teachers and their responsibilities in explaining to students how to use such tools. Graphic organizers are suitable for students in all age groups; it helps them organize complex information into concise visual…

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Added by Charanjit on February 17, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Learn Japanese the fun way! - NihongoUp

I recently finished my new Adobe AIR-based Japanese educational game and reviewing tool NihongoUp. It can improve one’s kana typing speed as well as help one review the kanji, vocab and particles.



Feel free to try it out and learn Japanese the fun way!



If you have any ideas on how to improve it, please post them here or drop me a mail ^^





As it's made with Adobe AIR, the… Continue

Added by Philip Seyfi on December 22, 2009 at 2:58am — No Comments

12 Free Online Quiz Creators for Teachers to Create Online Quizzes

Here is a collection of 12 free online quiz creation tools for teachers to create quizzes for free. These 12 free quiz creators will help teachers make quizzes for teaching online for free, such as ProProfs, Classmaker,…

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Added by SunnyY on September 29, 2009 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Engineering game

Students from Bath University are using a computer car-racing game to help them to learn the principles of engineering.



The computer simulation game 'Racing Academy' allows first-year engineering students to theoretically design aspects of a racing car, such as the tyres, gearbox and engine, before racing it against a computer-generated car.



The teaching tool has now been analysed by psychologists and engineers at the university to gauge how effective gaming can be as a… Continue

Added by Kevin Chilton on June 17, 2009 at 8:03am — No Comments

To know what they know …. That is THE question! Using games to assess trainees:

Have you ever wondered how much of your training really “sticks”? Are you looking for ways to find out what your trainees really know? This lively, 30 minute webinar focuses on the power of games as a tool for formal and informal assessment. We’ll explore the challenges that we face when assessing adult learners and introduce you to tools to meet those challenges. You’ll learn how Audience Response devices can be used to gauge, in real time, the effectiveness of your presentation. Attend this… Continue

Added by John Dillon on May 29, 2009 at 11:20am — No Comments

Women's History Month

Greetings to all of you out there in Classroom 2.0!



Just wanted to let you know that Women's History Month has officially started!



Check out Remix America's new Women's History Channel, where we feature some of the bravest and most groundbreaking women in American History





CHECK OUT THE CHANNEL, HERE: http://www.remixamerica.org/channels/women-s-history-month



Possible classroom ideas: Ask your students… Continue

Added by Erika Johansson on March 2, 2009 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Eric Holder and the History of Civil Rights: How Do Americans Talk About Race?

In light of Eric Holder’s recent speech on race, Americans find ourselves wondering: what is the best way to talk about race? Check out Remix America’s latest blog post to learn how Civil Rights leaders in the past have approached the issue.





Check out the Remix America blog ( http://blog.remixamerica.org ) for the full text of the… Continue

Added by Erika Johansson on February 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Screencasts - Effective Technology Training in Enterprises

We had the rapid technology development of new mobile devices and platforms, virtualization, cloud computing, and more. But we also met the serious financial crisis in 2008. In enterprises, more and more people are upgrading their OA systems and products with new technologies. Nowadays high quality and low cost training of new technology is what enterprises looking for.



When an enterprise is going to adopt the new software product or a new system to provide them higher productivity… Continue

Added by Tim on February 11, 2009 at 5:48am — No Comments

Create Video & Edit Photos

The newest additions to the Teacher Toolbar include:



StoryBlender



* Blend Studio lets you make your own custom web videos! Use your photos, webcam video and audio, YouTube videos, custom animations, and more!

* Make Me Talk lets you add your voice to photos of your family and friends, politicians, celebrities, animals... whatever!

* E-card Creator but with… Continue

Added by Ellen on January 19, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Jing Goes Pro: One of Our Favorite Screencasting Tools Just Got Better

News from ReadWriteWeb:



Jing, one of our favorite free screenshot and screencasting tools, just received a major update. Besides adding a new look and feel, TechSmith, Jing's parent company, also announced a new Pro version of Jing, which, for $14.95 a year, allows users to record their screencasts in HD H.264 video, directly upload them to YouTube, and remove the Jing logos that appear at the beginning and… Continue

Added by Sabrina Fu on January 6, 2009 at 8:34pm — 1 Comment

What is it?

I'm always looking for tools and resources that making teaching and learning online easier for both educators and students. In that quest, I was intrigued by the ease implied in the name EditMe. So, what is it?



It's a Blog. It's a Wiki. It's an Intranet. It's a Website.



And, not only is it super easy to use, it's also respectful:

Instead of demanding credit card information in exchange for a free trial and then hoping users… Continue

Added by Ellen on December 26, 2008 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

Your Take?

Generally when I discover a new resource I'm pretty good at extrapolating its use across a myriad of situations. This isn't the case with YourTake http://www.yourtake.org. This is probably a non-issue that I need to "get over" because Your Take looks to be an intriguing tool for developing thought, as well as empathy, among students.



I think my reality is that I really want a reason to be able to use it and in writing this out… Continue

Added by Ellen on December 26, 2008 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Read the Words

Just added this great resource to the Teacher Toolbar.



What?! You don't have the FREE Teacher Toolbar (listed among Jane Hart's BEST eLearning Tools in Education)?

Take a look and download it here: http://professionallearningboard.ourtoolbar.com…



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Added by Ellen on December 20, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Exam 2.0: Host Your Next Exam Online at Online-Quiz-Creator.com

News from sameshow blog:





Though little research indicates how we can upgrade our traditional exams with newly educational technologies, taking the advantages of Internet really will change any traditional ways. That’s what we expect from Exam 2.0: the efficient solution to host exams anywhere anytime. Transferring traditional exams… Continue

Added by Sabrina Fu on November 18, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Great Teacher Organizer Tool for Free....



Let me know if our online bookmark site is useful for you. I have description on my profile but here is what it does in a nutshell...



The site is called www.43marks.com



It's a free customizable bookmark site. We give you a unique URL (43MARKS.com/username) where you can upload bookmarks that are of interest to the class your teaching. You can have unlimited pages one for each… Continue

Added by AnALiSA on October 20, 2008 at 12:45am — 2 Comments

Ga-Ga Over Google Pages

I love Google Pages!

This sample work portfolio needs updating, but check it out: Sample Work Portfolio



Its completely, super-duper fast (took me 20 seconds to create a webpage, but I'm somewhat tech-savvy. Best to plan for about 20 minutes) and easiest (absolutely no programming or tech knowledge required) way for teachers, and even schools or districts, to keep students and parents… Continue

Added by Ellen on July 23, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

LessonWriter

Sometimes there are tools that are so useful they make me wish I was back in the classroom just so that I could use them. LessonWriter is such a tool!

Of course it's been added to the Teacher Toolbar under Tools.

Check it out and huge kudos to Stephen Churchville for this practical, easy to use teaching and learning resource!

Added by Ellen on July 21, 2008 at 10:56am — 3 Comments

Glogster a graphic new tool for make blogs and scrapbooks

I used Glogster with my students to improove their communications skills. Funny experience and great way to construct their identities.

Best wishes
Rodrigo Vieira Ribeiro

Added by Rodrigo Vieira Ribeiro on June 7, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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