Diigo in Education

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout

Posted: July 4, 2015, 2:52 am


  • "Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout" - great ideas for using images to tell story. With the iPad, taking images of hand-drawn pictures and adding text is a great way to combine analog/digital modalities. - Glenn Hervieux

Tags: webapp, writing, storytelling, Digital Storytelling, languagearts

by: Glenn Hervieux

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Five Options for Creating Videos on Chromebooks

Posted: July 4, 2015, 2:41 am


  • "By Request - Five Options for Creating Videos on Chromebooks" - great options for creating videos in Chromebooks, iPads, and other mobile devices. Some work on conventional computers, as well. WeVideo is one our district used w/high school students and it worked well. - Glenn Hervieux

Tags: video, apps, chromebooks, ipad

by: Glenn Hervieux

Making the Most Out of Teacher Collaboration | Edutopia

Posted: July 2, 2015, 11:34 pm


  • Collaboration: Build relationships, observe the best, ask questions, share, come prepared - Sharin Tebo

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effective teacher collaboration

the attitude of professional privacy is not conducive to professional development

  • Build relationships
  • Observe the best
  • Ask questions
  • Share
  • Come prepared

preparation sparks much deeper conversation, more complete answers and better solutions. For informal collaborations, before I attempted to try out any new idea, I would ask one of my esteemed colleagues what they thought of it. In terms of assessments, the easiest way to improve the validity of the assessment is to have a colleague or group of colleagues review it.

develop a list of "how to" and "why for" questions regarding student data, instruction, discipline, etc.

bring my list of questions pertinent to the agenda in order to pick the groups' collective brain for answers.

one of the reasons that schools do not improve as fast as we would like them to is that when teachers get together for a purpose, rarely has research been done by the teachers, neither have ideas been mapped out prior to the meeting.

teachers, when it comes to their performance in the classroom, tend to stick to themselves.

Personal Steps to Effective Collaboration

Tags: SDW, PLC, teacher collaboration, teachers, teacher, collaboration, Professional Development, professionallearning

by: Sharin Tebo

Toyota Mirai

Posted: July 2, 2015, 11:57 am


  • es el vehículo con mayor autonomía entre los que presumen de "cero emisiones" - agabla
  • Seguimos probando - agabla

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Toyota Mirai es el vehículo con mayor autonomía entre los que presumen de "cero emisiones

Tags: toyota, vehículo, hibrido

by: agabla

When a Bookstore Closes, an Argument Ends - The New Yorker

Posted: June 30, 2015, 5:09 pm

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once a bookstore is gone we lose the particular opportunities for adjacency it offers,

Restaurants, bookstores, cafés—on a grander scale railway stations, on a lesser one chessboards near park benches—are the sinews of civil society.

Enlightenment happened more often in a café than a classroom.

By atomizing our experience to the point of alienation—or, at best, by creating substitutes for common experience (“you might also like…” lists, Twitter exchanges instead of face-to-face conversations)—we lose the common thread of civil life.

Books are not just other luxury items to be shopped for. They are the levers of our consciousness.

Tags: bookstore, argument, ends

by: Matt Renwick

Twittervention | Teacher Tech

Posted: June 29, 2015, 5:38 pm


  • Alice Keeler has several posts on using Twitter that are linked on this page. I've been on a webinar with Classroom 2.0 Live for teachers using Twitter and she has a very nice approach. - Glenn Hervieux

Tags: twitter, tutorial, blogpost

by: Glenn Hervieux

Projeqt, Web 2.0 teaching tool supporting 21st century learning skills

Posted: June 29, 2015, 5:07 pm


  • I tried this tool on my iPad, but the interface was so small I couldn't even read the dashboard buttons. In today's mobile world, the tablet experience must be at least as good as if not better than the web. Too bad as it looks as though it could be an exciting tool. - Vicki Curtis

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by: Amber Spiller

ISTE | Build student-centered learning the right way

Posted: June 29, 2015, 2:49 am


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when you ask Tiarra Bell, a rising senior at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, what student-centered learning means to her, she doesn’t mention a word about tools and software. Instead, she embraces school because “the teachers are human and care about your life.”

Bell prefers projects over standardized tests “because those don’t show what I can do or who I am

Let the students own the classroom.

she encourages her students to move desks, sit on the floor, change the physical environment every day if they like.

Lean on the kids to tell the community about their schools.

He’s not above using the substitute teacher budget to fill classrooms with instructors for a half day to give his full-time educational staff time for these discussions.
  • I think this approach has been used in our school district in some cases. Creative! - Sharin Tebo

Understand you are asking for a paradigm shift.

In a student-centered learning classroom, the teacher doesn’t have to know everything. It’s OK for students to teach each other

The students themselves can be your most enthusiastic ambassadors showing how powerful learning is shaping their lives.

Ask technology to do the heavy lifting.

Tags: SDW, iste, student-centered, personalizedlearning

by: Sharin Tebo


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KaganOnline.com - Kagan Mobile Apps

Posted: June 28, 2015, 9:00 pm

Google Translate

Posted: June 28, 2015, 9:00 pm

Jeopardy PowerPoint

Posted: June 28, 2015, 9:00 pm


Posted: May 12, 2014, 3:05 am


  • I had to look at some YouTube videos before I really understood how this works. A student response system that you can do without any computers for the students. Love this, I'm trying it this week!

    Undate: I tried this wonderful student response system this week. It worked great and the kids were into it! - Deborah Baillesderr
  • Instant feedback using your phone/tablet. Students have cards to show their answer (A, B, C, or D). Quick formative assessment data without the need for student devices. - Jamie Martin

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Tags: clickers, assessment, technology, education

by: mrsemaxon

Main Page - FreeMind

Posted: May 9, 2011, 9:37 pm


Tags: mindmap, mindmapping, tools

by: mrsemaxon

bubbl.us - brainstorm and mind map online.

Posted: March 7, 2011, 5:41 pm


  • Very simple graphic builder and easy to use - Randolph Hollingsworth
  • brainstorm and mind map online - Marc Patton
  • Great for creating bubble charts for brainstorming, note-taking, or categorizing. - teacherboyle
  • Concept mapping tool - Kate Pederson
  • Brainstorm online with bubbl.us. Easily create colorful mind maps to print or share with others. Almost no learning curve. Businesses, universities, and other schools are using bubbl.us worldwide to generate ideas, map out processes and create presentations. - kellidgegroup

Tags: brainstorming, mindmap, graphic organizer, web2.0, mindmapping, tools

by: mrsemaxon

Birmingham Grid for Learning - Multiple Intelligences (Secondary)

Posted: September 17, 2010, 4:17 pm


  • A website for MI theory; includes a test to determine intelligences - Raymond Terhorst

Tags: multiple intelligences, assessment, test

by: mrsemaxon

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