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New Tutorials for using Excel at http://www.excel-easy.com/ "Our website is 100% free and always will be" "Do you have an Excel question? We can help you!"
New PD offered online with VESI. Advanced Classroom Management:Children as Change Agents, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching, Autism & Asperger's Disorder:Information & Effective Intervention Strategies ,Behavior is Language:Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior.
New PD Courses Professional Development Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching -starts June 1st, Classroom Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning- starts June 1st, What Now? Emerging Technologies and Their Practical Application in K12 Teaching and Learning -starts July 11th, Implementation and Evaluation of Educational Technology- starts July 14th.
Adobe Spark is a new suite of free tools for creating images, videos, and simple web pages. The blog-o-sphere was all abuzz about Adobe Spark late last week so I gave it a try too. Adobe Spark can be used in your web browser or you can download the Adobe Spark video, image, and web page iPad apps. You and your students could use Adobe Spark to create short informational videos. The recording feature in Adobe Spark's video editor makes it very easy to precisely control the audio on each part of your videos. The Adobe Spark web page tool provides students with a great way to tell stories through pictures. And the image tool provides you with a good way to create a graphic that can grab students' and their parents' attention in a social media posting from you or your school.
Create & Track Reading Goals in Chrome with Stack Up. Stack Up is a free service that aims to help you give students credit for time spent reading quality articles online. On Stackup you can create reading challenges for your students. A challenge could be something like "read current events for 60 minutes this week." After creating the challenge you invite students to join it. Students can join by entering a challenge code on Stackup or you can invite them by email.
Zing is a service that offers thousands of free fiction and non-fiction ebooks to teachers and students. On Zing you can browse for books by topic, language, or reading level. You can read the books in your web browser on a laptop or tablet. Yes! Zing is free for educators, parents, and students. This is NOT a temporary free trial.
Read Write Think is a great place to find story starters and interactive writing templates. A good example of that is found on Read Write Think's Compare & Contrast Map. The Compare & Contrast Map is a template for creating a comparative essay. Using the template students are guided through writing three styles of comparison essays. To get started students identify two things that they wish to compare and or contrast. Then they choose if they want to write a "whole to whole" essay, a "similarities to differences" essay, or a "point to point" essay. Whichever essay type they choose, students are guided through the types of information they should put in each part of their essays. When their essays are complete students can share them via email or print them. If you haven't spent much time exploring the resources on Read Write Think's classroom resources page, I encourage you to do so.
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The shift toward technology in education has been accelerated, and the vast array of digital tools now available to educators has had a significant impact on instruction, in many ways revolutionizing the field. But the fact remains—teachers are the driving force behind every student’s education. They are the ones who animate learning.
As we continue to implement new instructional tools into our curricula, educators must continue to develop a collective knowledge base of best practices grounded in critical thinking and provide sound pedagogical support to new teachers.
freetech4teachers.com 5 SpeakPipe Voice Recorder - A Quick Way to Create MP3 Recordings. Students could use SpeakPipe's Voice Recorder to record short audio interviews or to record short audio blog entries. To create a recording with the SpeakPipe Voice Recorder simply go to the website, click "start recording," and start talking. You can record for up to five minutes on the SpeakPipe Voice Recorder.
edX joins White House to Transform Education:Free Teacher Professional Development & AP* Level Courses- Free Verified Certificates for U.S. Teachers. These courses, developed by the nation’s best colleges and universities, will focus on blended learning and integrating technology in the classroom. Only U.S. teachers will be able to earn free verified certificates upon successful course completion. Register today! Courses will be available on edx.org over the next 12 months. Sign-up here to stay informed about edX and ConnectED courses.
Professional development- Udemy Launches Free and Reduced ($10) Computer Courses for Teachers!! As educators, you help chart the course of our future. You’re pioneers preparing the next generation, and we want to equip you with the latest skills. Get access to Udemy’s top tech courses for $10 each. The first 1000 teachers to register also get a free course! Learn top skills in tech so that you can inspire your students and pursue your passion.
"A free eight-week Science of Happiness course that will offer practical, research-backed tips on living a happy and meaningful life." We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That’s where this course comes in. Delivered by UC BerkleyX
Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.The online courses are designed for a wide range of people around the world, among them self-directed and life-long learners, educators, and high school and college students.
Teachers will need district code to enter Pulling for Kids portal to access Master Teacher PD, NBC Learn, and Greenbush for Scratch. A collaboration between NBCLearn, MasterTeacher, and The Greenbush Education Service Center
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