Happy Teaching w/Tech Thursday!
Educators on EdTech: Gaining Teacher Buy-In
Writing Lesson: Better Blogs - Students explore blogs and learn about best practices for this type of writing. They gain information literacy skills that help them become educated consumers of this digital medium.
Educators on EdTech: Involving Parents, Managing Devices and More
Best Instructional Videos: History of Music - March is Music in Our Schools Month, and a number of free videos can give students everything from a broad overview to the history of a specific musical genre. We highlight the best below.
Common Core-ify Student Assessments
Tech in the Classroom: Strotter Across Case - This hands-free iPad carrier helps educators remain mobile while they’re using the device.
TechCHAT: Stacy Holcombe Henderson - The TechCHAT series invites teachers, media specialists and other educators from across the country and around the world to share how they’re using technology to enhance instruction and student learning. Contact us about sharing your classroom tech ideas and lessons learned.
Ten Great MOOCs for Teacher Professional Development - EducationWorld is pleased to present this article by Christi Wilson, a credentialed teacher of highly gifted students in Northern Nevada. She has 11 years of classroom teaching experience, including K-12 education online, and writes for TeacherPortal.com.
Seven Ways to Make Classroom Games More Effective
Student Discussion Guide: Crisis in Ukraine
Thanks to EdWorld partner TCEA for the awesome mLearning content!
Using Instagram in the Classroom: Five Activities - Instagram revolutionized photography with an engaging and simple social platform that allows photo editing and sharing. Use this free app in your classroom with both smartphones and tablets. You can even start an account just for your class!
Make Something! 5 Free “Creation” Apps for iPad - When it comes to enabling creative projects, iPads have ruled the tablet market thus far. Over 150 million are using them to view media, gain inspiration and churn out music, visual art and other original works.
Best Instructional Videos: Rome from Beginning to Republic - Roman civilization existed for 12 centuries, and from the legend of Romulus and Remus to Romulus Augustus, Education World has collected the best educational videos the Internet has to offer on this topic.
Site Review: The Academy’s Teacher’s Guide Series Oscars - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in cooperation with Young Minds Inspired, produces a series of teacher’s guides that explore motion pictures. The activities are designed to capitalize on students’ interest in current films, as well as the excitement generated by the Academy Awards, to teach valuable lessons in critical thinking, creative writing and visual literacy.
Montel Williams Brings 12 Years a Slave to Schools - The National School Boards Association has partnered with New Regency, Penguin Books and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the acclaimed film, book and study guide 12 Years a Slave to America’s public high schools.
National Pancake Week Scavenger Hunt!
Congratulations to Teacher of the Day Rick Sheridan!