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Jun 27, 15

A great collection of instructional videos on how to use Pinterest for education, as well as a set of links to other educational sites.

Jun 14, 15

This article also has links to other sites, but it's a nice way to start, if you can not get annoyed with having to stop all the pop-ups!

Jun 12, 15

"Use the intuitive Animatron Editor to design and publish animated and interactive content that plays everywhere, from desktop computers to mobile devices."
This looks like a great tool for creating imaginative learning apps. Get your students to help you!

Jun 12, 15

Absolutely great video (3.56 min.) showing how to observe students learning rather than the tasks or activities the teacher does. Very good way to observe each other's classes and all it takes might be a smart phone on a tripod in a corner of the room.

Jun 10, 15

10 factors that stimulate success in student project-based learning, based on a class participating in a 3-week project at Manor H.S.
"Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school. They are part of the New Tech Network of schools and their approach has yielded remarkable results, including a 98 percent graduation rate, with all of their graduates accepted to college."

Jun 10, 15

"Many students are struggling with writing assignments, and spend huge amounts of time trying to squeeze words on paper. Even if it’s not the case and students just want to improve their writing skills, some writing help services for students may be worth checking out.
Includes tutoring services, skill-building exercises, and services for K-12.

May 20, 15

Upcoming events at Learning2gether usually take place on Sundays. Times and content, and an archive of recordings from past presentations are available.
Volunteer to offer your presentation!

May 20, 15

This tool, imElfin, is recommended (by its owners) for safe download of YouTube videos:
"Sites similar to KEEPVID are SAVEVID, ClipNabber and Deturl.Com. Just like KEEPVID, these sites require Java plug-in installation, fill with ads, and appear less secure. The best KEEPVID alternative I would recommend to you is an independent tool, imElfin YouTube downloader. While online YouTube downloader sites relate a lot with browsers, this program is separate from browsers, does not require a Java applet, and will not risk your computer at all. "
http://www.imelfin.com/is-keepvid-safe-4-things-you-should-know-about-keepvid.html#.VVyYZKbfgUy
It is free for 30 days, but is relatively inexpensive ($30 US).

May 16, 15

This is a very useful collection of articles on the how and why of flipping the classroom. Well worth the exploration.

May 16, 15

Amazing and detailed explanation of how to incorporate Google Calendar for assignments -- and include parent participation. This really works, especially when combined with Google Docs to hold notes and assignments.

May 16, 15

This is an incredibly good tool to shape your video instruction. EmbedPlus lets you annotate any YouTube video with your own comments and then embed it on your own webpage or wiki (also supports WordPress). You could take your own video, upload it to YouTube and insert directions for note-taking, suggestions for other activities, and so on. With the Pro version (currentl $14.99/lifetime!) you can add external links to your annotations, and the interface will inform you if a video you are using has been taken down or moved. A Slow button lets you watch the action in slow-motion. Again, the Pro service lets you crop and splice interesting parts of the video. I hope this tool stay around for a while and remains free.

May 16, 15

Discusses several good tools for videoconferencing including Oovoo, Facetime and Android equivalents, Hangout, and Skype. Also links to articles about how to get the most out of your video chats and conferences.
t/h to Nik Peachey

May 13, 15

R. Stannard shows us how to use any video online, and Ted Ed in particular to create and share lessons based on video content. Shows us how to find pre-created lessons on content we want to use, creating lesson questions and discussion, and sharing. Videos are great for listening speaking and forcontent-based language learning, especially as YouTube has a built-in closed captioning system.

May 13, 15

This site for educators shows how to used video, for example, in flipped classes. Video can be combined with voice-overs, screencasts, and dialogues to leverage learning.

May 13, 15

This is an advanced set of lessons by R. Stannard on how to manipulate the Prezi interface; begins with how to change your pathways, and how to create your own design starting with the blank screen template.

May 13, 15

An intro to explaining Prezi, its features and tools, how it works, and how it differs from PowerPoint. Stannard suggests that Prezi is a good brainstorm tool that will let us collect thoughts, images, and video, and then join them in a path that organizes them.

May 13, 15

R. Stannard shows how to use Quizlet and find ready-made sets in the interface. Quizlet also works inside Edmodo and can be used for tests and assessments. He also recommends that you teach students how to use Quizlet themselves, so as to review concepts and vocabulary for themselves.

May 02, 15

While Cuisenaire rods are used often for maths, they are also used by teachers of the Silent Way (Gategno). Vance Stevens mentioned on the Webheads list that the rods go for around $70 US, but are available in virtual format at this site.
Earl Stevick wrote a classic article on using the rods for the Silent Way, describing how his students created a city of "Islamabad," talking all the while about the city and the things in it. (In Silent Way, students are silent until they are ready to speak, thus replicating some of the natural processes of language acquisition.
Enjoy!

Apr 21, 15

This is Maria Bossa's talk on using Gategno's Silent Way to teach her students. A lively and interesting approach, which has many uses in the classroom.

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