March 31st-April 4th

Another week has flown by faster than a KB on a Gigabit router….never mind! Those of you who actually read this will notice a facelift to the blog. This weeks post has some nice techy tidbits…

This page has a great 9-step process to creating presentations on Google Drive:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/04/9-simple-steps-to-create-good.html

This next page claims to be a comprehensive list of web resources by subject but it managed to leave out ELA:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/04/a-comprehensive-list-of-educational-web.html

This link provides two quiz tool resources which seem good but come with a price tag. Both offer free trials though:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/04/two-new-quiz-tools-for-teachers.html

This think is to a page that highlights the top 50 educational blogs. Actually the main page has access to over 600! Maybe I’ll be there some day LOL:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/04/the-top-50-education-blogs-every.html

This page highlights the 5 elements students should be using to evaluate web content. In my humble opinion this is some great CRAAP-check out the neat video:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/04/the-5-elements-students-should-look-for.html

Stop worrying, technology will never replace teachers and Teacherswithapps tells us why:

http://teacherswithapps.com/technology-can-never-replace-teacher/

Multiple choice tests can be great for formative assessment. Vanderbilt University tells us how to maximize their potential:

http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/writing-good-multiple-choice-test-questions/

For all my History peeps out there, this page promises a treasure trove of timelines to use in your classes:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/a-treasure-trove-of-history-timelines.html

For those who are unsure how to integrate technology into instruction, this page has some valuable tips:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/tips-and-tools-to-help-you-better.html

More on this page regarding project-based learning:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/march-31-2014-project-based-learning-is.html

This site offers 3 tools to create audio infused presentations:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/3-great-tools-students-can-use-to.html

This visual takes Blooms taxonomy to the next level by offering a digital focus:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/04/wonderful-visual-featuring-three.html

The associated video on this page offers a great explanation for students on primary and secondary sources. The Commoncraft tool used to create it is pretty awesome too!

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/04/awesome-explanation-on-difference.html

If you navigate the Twitterverse, check out these educational chats:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/04/a-list-of-all-educational-twitter-chats.html

Thanks for reading and remember:

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
-Bill Gates

 

 

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