Articles Archive for December 2010
2010 is coming to an end. What have you had time to accomplish this year?
It seems that everyone, especially everyone in education, could use a little extra time in each day. When I’m organized, I manage my time better, which means not only do I get more accomplished, but I feel better about the work that I’ve done. Let me know what you think about these tips for staying organized.
6 Organizational Tips for Teachers
Recycle — Choose a day each year to rid your classroom of old …
You’re interested in learning about technology and incorporating it into your classroom… what better way than to learn from the experts? Allow me to introduce January’s EdTech UNconference Presenter: Cory Plough. His LIVE Session will take place January 25, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST (USA). (To see a listing of ALL upcoming LIVE Sessions, click here.)
Cory Plough is a graduate from California State University-Northridge and earned his M.Ed in Technology from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. He is currently an online social studies and …
Looking for a fun seasonal project for your classroom? Why not have your students create their own snowflakes….but this time, using a fun free tool on the web.
A cool twist to an old favorite craft, Make-A-Flake allows your students to create their own, individualized snowflake online. A fun application, Make-A-Flake allows students to manipulate a pair of scissors to precisely snip away to create their original work of art.
After getting your snowflake just right, you can share it with a friend or even print it out. You will have the …
2 Min EdTech Talk »
I’ve been having a blast with our 2 Minute EdTech Talks… meeting some great new movers and shakers across the educational globe and reconnecting with old friends.
Here’s who we’ve talked to so far… click on the links below to check out their video interview.
Dave Dodgson, English as a second language teacher in Turkey, talks about Wordle.
Cory Plough, online course developer, facilitator, and instructor in Nevada, talks about Screencast-o-matic and tips for educators new to teaching online.
Steven Katz, Technology …
Looking for a fun classroom activity for your students? This holiday season, why not create a holiday scrapbook? But this year, you can save money and avoid creating a mess in your classroom by making a scrapbook online! Smilebox is a good site for anyone to use (newbies, professionals, students, teachers, etc)… and the best part -It’s FREE!
You can quickly download Smilebox to your computer and then create a free account, which will allow you to email, post, print or burn your scrapbook to a DVD. Once you choose your …
The holiday season is upon us. We at SimpleK12 have been scanning the web for our favorite 2010 holiday video. Take a look at what we found.
This clever video incorporates some of the most popular free technologies into the nativity story. Notice the modifications made for when Mary rents a car and plans their route to Bethlehem.
What is your favorite holiday video this year? Add a comment to this post so we can check it out!
PS – We need a favor, can you help?
We’ve all heard the phrase “Pictures are worth a thousand words” …so why not embrace that concept and try to incorporate images into everything we are working on — PowerPoints, blog posts, websites, handouts, homework assignments… you name it. But to do so, it’s important to realize that some images are off-limits. That’s why I asked my Twitter PLN (Personal Learning Network) what copyright-friendly photo websites were available for educators and students to use.
The following sites are great for teachers and students to find images and use them for FREE: