Are you looking for ways to bring experts or collaborators into your connected classroom?
For many the answer is quite easy – Skype.
The challenge becomes just how to identify quality projects to join; how to find the expert or class to join yours.
The Skype website has you covered there. There are a couple of interesting ways to browse what’s available.
First is to find a project. From a search/browsing page, explore what’s available. Via a search or a filter, zero in by age or just what is being sought by projects already in progress.
What I found even more productive was to take a look at available projects by collection.
Here, you’ll see projects organized by a theme or concept. If you have a rough idea of what you’d like, browse until you find something suitable.
If you’ve been tentative about bringing the world into your classroom, take a look at what others are up to. Absolutely, you can.
So far, you’ve just been browsing. Now that you’re serious, register for an education account and start to make those connections.
First Person Tutor: A Game of Grading
So, you want to be a teacher – how are you at marking essays?
SPEEDbit Video Downloader – Download free video from YouTube and other sites
Just One-click to download and convert videos
Filemaker’s Bento 4 for iPad is da bomb | ZDNet
The latest update to Bento for iPad gives users a powerful, customizable data collection platform at a killer price. With its new features, the app now works as a stand-alone information manager away from a host Macintosh.
Reader Idea | Personal Inquiry Projects With The Learning Network – NYTimes.com
Personal Inquiry Projects — independent research into topics students care about — with side lessons on judging the reliability of sources.
SAMR and the Integration of Tech Standards | Learning for Life
How can teachers and schools ensure that students are meeting technology standards in their school within an integrated model?
What Happens When You Report a Post on Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]
Facebook’s Social Reporting is a set of tools people can use to report offensive images and status updates. With Social Reporting, you can tell Facebook whether a user uploaded an image or posted a status message to threaten, bully or harass you, or whether there’s an impostor on the site pretending to be you. You can also use it to kindly ask a friend to remove a photo you don’t like or get help for a friend who posted anything that denotes self-harm or possible suicide attempt.
7 Great Tools to Annotate Webpages and Documents
Internet is one of the main sources of information for us in education. As teachers and educators, we should always make sure we are equipped with the proper kit to dig into these sources and get what we are interested in. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been posting articles about different tools to help teachers get the maximum out of technology in their classroom teaching.
Microsoft Announces Surface: New Family of PCs for Windows
Today at an event in Hollywood, Microsoft unveiled Surface: PCs built to be the ultimate stage for Windows. Company executives showed two Windows tablets and accessories that feature significant advances in industrial design and attention to detail.
Learn a Language for Free While Helping to Translate the Web with Duolingo
Duolingo is a fantastic new way to learn a new language for free—while also helping to translate the world wide web. The interactive lessons teach you the fundamentals of the language and motivate you with points and community features. Currently Spanish, German, French (in beta) and English (for Spanish speakers) are offered.
Facilitating Online Discussions with Sarah Haavind – About this Case Study
Developing or redesigning blended courses is not a straightforward process. In addition to developing new skills and abilities as blended educators, faculty need time to consider their course goals and to identify which aspects of the learning could take place best online and which aspects could take place best face-to-face.
quickmeme – make & share your meme
Create your own meme.
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