Category Archives: article

Literactive

Teacher and Blogger Anne Gardner writes about the Literactive website for early readers.  If you are a primary teacher or even preschool or kindergarten, be sure to check it out.  http://commoncoreconnectionusa.blogspot.com/2013/11/have-you-seen-literactive-wow.html

Green Screen Tutorial

Here is a wonderful tutorial from a kindergarten teacher about using green screens in your classroom to create movies. 

April Kreitzer Wolfe  will walk you through the process step by step.

Read more here: http://wolfelicious.blogspot.com/2012/04/green-screen-tutorial.html

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

It’s Google’s world, we’re just teaching in it.

Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer?

From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

Read More Here: http://www.teachhub.com/100-google-tricks-teachers  

By:                            Amber Johnson

10 Big Concerns About Tablets In The Classroom

This an interesting article that addresses the concerns some people have about using tablets in the classroom.  Check it out:

http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/10-big-concerns-about-tablets-in-the-classroom/

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How The Best Web Tools Fit Into Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/best-web-tools-blooms-digital-taxonomy/  This is a really cool post by Edudemic.

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Technology Timesavers for Teachers

This is a great article about how one teacher uses her iPad and apps to save her time and keep her organized.  She has lots of really good ideas for utilizing an iPad.

http://www.the-teachers-lounge.com/blog/2012/03/technology-timesavers-for-teacher/

by Jill Scott on March 29, 2012

Digital Presentations

Digital presentations are a wonderful way for teachers to present information to students that will engage them and capture their attention.  They are also a good way for students to show teachers what they have learned.   Check out this article for more information.

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/teacher-presentation-tools.html

Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Portfolios

A Great Tool to Continuously Assess Progress

by Kathy Cassidy

This is a wonderful article about using blogs for assessing students who are as young as first grade.  Blogs are a great way to find out if a student has mastered a concept of skill and is ready to move. on.  Really fabulous authentic assessment ideas here!

http://plpnetwork.com/2013/05/30/digital-porfolios-thinking-assessment/

E-Portfolios

As more schools integrate technology into the curriculum, they are going paperless.  Online portfolios are a good option for collecting homework,  assigning projects, and assessing work.  Mary Beth Hertz offers some helpful hints for creating E-portfolios in your classroom.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/e-portfolios-in-the-classroom-mary-beth-hertz

Using Technology To Create Presentations- Move Over Power Point!

Monica Burns’ Blog has great ideas for the 1:1 Classroom.  Her article, “Creating Engaging Presentations With Free iPad Apps” is another wonderful source.  Teachers can create fun presentations to share with their students, or students can use the iPad to create presentations for assessment purposes.  Read her blog for great ideas.  Some of the free apps mentioned are Haiku Deck, Prezi, ScreenCasting, Educreations and Snap Guide.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/engaging-presentations-free-ipad-apps-monica-burns