EdTech News Thursday, February 8
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- 30 Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers
- I have recommended your collection to quite a few people. Wondering why you don’t include some of your other creations in this list, such as your Twitter template?
- graphic organizers, Google Drawings, sample graphic organizers, Drawing graphic organizers, official blog post
- 8 Ambient Sound Websites to Help Students Focus
- This would favorably help students in bringing around all those stincts which are either said to be of utmost importance and needs.
- ambient sounds, white noise, individual volumes, Coffee shop, multiple sounds
- 800+ Fantastic Fonts for Google Projects
- Thanks Eric.. i agree, the google web fonts are terrific. Though sometimes i wonder if they slow my browser because i’ve “installed” so many of them.I’ve set my Heading 1&2 formats to current favourites, eg at the moment Ribeye Marrow and Cabin Sketch. (You and i have many favourites in…
- web fonts, Google Fonts website, available fonts, favorite web fonts, traditional fonts
- To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation
- A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here’s how it works.
- students, curation, curation assignment, curation project, Bloom’s Level
- 10 digital bell-ringer activities to kickstart class (Part 1)
- Bell-ringer activities don’t have to be a slow start to class that students dread. Use these ideas to spice up your bell-ringers! (Public domain image via Pixabay.com)
- students, Google Slides, slide presentation, bell-ringer activities, speech bubbles
- What is the social impact of the Tutor Ninja’s NTOK project?
- Traditional jobs are being lost due to technological advances, meaning people need to learn new skills to survive. The idea has been pioneered in Europe by the Swedish National Agency for Education…
- Tutor Ninja, NTOK project, education, NTOK platform, Tutor Ninja NTOK
- 30+ ideas on how to use #MicrosoftEdu in the classroom
- A while ago I created a Padlet to curate some ideas for using Microsoft’s tools in the classroom. The Padlet has had some great engagement and there is a load of ideas shared on there. It really has been brilliant to see all of these coming in onto the wall….
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- ELA Links
- useful tech integration, helpful technology integration, Google Doc, subject area, blog posts
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 01:06:16 +0000 2018
- However, one great choice for graphic organizers is Google Drawings.
- See below for directions on how to create graphic organizers with Google Drawings (including a help guide and a recorded webinar) as well as 30 free sample graphic organizers that you can copy, use, and modify as needed.
- Tutorials – – For written directions on how to create graphic organizers with Google Drawings, see my help guide linked below.
- VIDEO – – – – – Sample Graphic Organizers – – Click the links below to get your own copy of any of these Google Drawing templates for graphic organizers.
- Word Study Diagram – Google Drawing link – – – – – State or Country Research Web – Google Drawing link – – – – – 5 Senses Diagram – Google Drawing link – – – – – Frayer Model 1 – Google Drawing link – – – – -…
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 13:48:23 +0000 2018
- I encourage you to try out these sites to see which ones are a good match for you and your students.
- You may find that the sound of falling rain or a crackling fire or a coffee shop helps some of your students to focus when reading or writing or studying.
- What other sites and tools have you used to provide ambient sounds?
- And what other ways have you found to use background sounds for teaching and learning.
Tweeted At: Wed Feb 07 00:38:17 +0000 2018
- If you create a Google Doc (or Slideshow, Drawing, Sheet, etc.) and use a web font, then anytime someone opens the file, the font will be pulled from the cloud and will display properly for everyone.
- Browsing Google’s Web Fonts – – The easiest way to explore all 800+ web fonts provided by Google is to go to the Google Fonts website as follows: – – – Go to Google Fonts at https://fonts.google.com/ – You will now see a list of all of Google’s web fonts,…
- Sorting – You can sort the results by: – – Trending – Popular – Date Added – Alphabetical – – Finally you can adjust sliders to filter the fonts by: – – Number of styles – How many variations that font has, such as bold and italicized versions – Thickness…
- Some Awesome Web Fonts – – As mentioned before, Google has over 800 web fonts available for you and your students to use in your documents, slideshows, drawings, and spreadsheets.
- Architects Daughter – Font details link – – – – Bangers – Font details link – – – – Bigelow Rules – Font details link – – – – Butterfly Kids – Font details link – – – – Codystar – Font details link – – – – Crafty Girls – Font details link -…
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 02:10:08 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2017-04-15T06:54:12+00:00
Author: Ron Morrain
- Curation projects have the potential to put our students to work at three different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy: – – If we go beyond Bloom’s and consider the Framework for 21st Century Learning put out by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, we’ll see that critical thinking is one of…
- Ranked Collection: Students collect a set of articles, images, videos, or even whole websites based on a set of criteria (the most “literary” song lyrics of the year, or the world’s weirdest animal adaptations) and rank them in some kind of order, justifying their rankings with a written explanation or…
- (Bloom’s Levels: Understand for summarization, Evaluate for judging the quality of the videos) – – Museum Exhibit: Task students with curating a digital “exhibit” around a given theme.
- (Bloom’s Level: Understand if it’s just a collection of representative elements, Create if they are truly creating a new “whole” with their collection, such as representing a particular point of view with their choices) – – Real World Examples: Take any content you’re teaching (geometry principles, grammar errors, science or…
- Favorites: Have students pull together a personal collection of favorite articles, videos, or other resources for a Genius Hour, advisory, or other more personalized project: A collection of items to cheer you up, stuff to boost your confidence, etc.
Tweeted At: Sat Feb 03 03:01:18 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2017-08-21T15:21:56+00:00
- The traditional model for bell-ringer activities — the first activities students do before starting into the substance of the class — is to do some basic, quick questions: – – So, so forgettable.
- My favorite way to do this is with Google Drawings (for creating individual images) or Google Slides (for having each student create a slide in a shared presentation).
- Create a slide presentation with enough slides for each student in the class.
- Students can email you photos from their cell phones and, in less than a minute, you can pull them into a Google Slides presentation to share with the class!
- Here’s how you do it: – – If you’ve done this before and want to do the activity again, follow these steps: – – Example: Students can take photos of the world around them with examples of what you’re studying in class.
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 12:25:01 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-01-09T16:44:34+00:00
Author: Mark Anderson
- A while ago I created a Padlet to curate some ideas for using Microsoft’s tools in the classroom.
- The Padlet has had some great engagement and there is a load of ideas shared on there.
- The wall is still live and so if you’d like to add your ideas to it, go ahead – it’d be great to hear what you’re doing to make an impact with edtech.
- I’ve embedded it just below this paragraph here so if you’d like to add your ideas to it I’d love to see them.
- Thanks again to all of the contributors who have added their ideas here.
Tweeted At: Wed Feb 07 14:12:16 +0000 2018
Author: Lauren Hickman
- As I come across useful tech integration resources each month, I collect them together by subject area.
- Below is a Google Doc with the latest resources, news, blog posts, links, and other helpful technology integration items collected relevant to ELA, ELL and Languages.
- New resources will be added to the top of the Doc, grouped by month, so you can scroll down to view previously added information.
- Please consider sharing some of these resources with your colleagues in your district.
- If you have resources to share, please feel free to type them in the document linked below, or share them with me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or https://twitter.com/ericcurts