Shade structures for Monsters! Design thinkers save the day!
Looking for a list of resources to help get the school year started? Check out the updated 16-17 version of The Practical Ed Tech Handbook. You will find linked resources arranged in seven different categories (communication, web search, digital citizenship, video creation, audio production, backchannels & informal assessment, and digital portfolios) along with ideas on how to use the suggested resources.
Source: Free Technology for Teachers: Practical Ed Tech Handbook – Updated for 2016-17
“Learning in Hand Show #31 is about giving your learning centers or stations a makeover. The collection of activities teachers provide their students at a center can be enhanced with technology, even if there’s only one computer or tablet available.”
Source: Spruce Up Your Centers with Technology — Learning in Hand
“A whole culture of remix and creativity has been born on the Web, and many students are taking part whether they know it or not. Creative Commons and OER enable students to take full advantage of what’s possible in a completely legal way with free and open resources and tools, not to mention that CC is a great way to kick off conversations about what sharing on the Web means — and when and how to share appropriately.”
Source: What Is Creative Commons and Why Does It Matter?
“By assigning students a one-minute, social-media-friendly video reflecting on their makerspace experience, you encourage them to bring their learning into the world where they live.”
Source: Makerspace Stories and Social Media: Leveraging the Learning | Edutopia
“Google Forms gives educators a powerful data collection tool. Check out these 20 ways to harness its power in school.”
Source: 20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school | Ditch That Textbook
Beth Holland brings us ten great ideas on creating literacy centers in classrooms
Source: 10 New Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers – Daily Genius
Visit Tony Vincent’s website for a wide variety of digital formative assessment tools that can be used for free. Most of the tools work with any web browser, so they are great for laptops, computer labs, iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones.
Source: Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment — Learning in Hand
“As you consider the following project possibilities, ask yourself: Would this project help my students meet important learning goals? Would my students find it engaging?”
Source: 10 Ready-to-Borrow Project Ideas | Edutopia
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