my bookmarks 10/31/2013

  • “All of the best K-5 online, interactive, educational games and simulations in one place!  
    Look for NEW activities added for the 2013-2014 school year!”

    tags: interactive smartboard math music online activities games gamification

  • “Why Membean in Your School?
    Incredibly effective vocabulary learning.

    Membean provides guided, engaging, multimodal vocabulary instruction while our Adaptive Reinforcement Engine helps students retain what they learn.

    ✓ Multiple ways to learn each word
    ✓ Customized learning for each student
    ✓ Web-based, nothing to install.
    Knowing the meanings of words, and being able to use them, is an essential skill for both reading comprehension and effective writing. Researchers have long known that teaching individual words is essential, but it’s even more important to build a student’s word consciousness. “

    tags: vocabulary membean tests tools

  • “The students go through a calibration process to identify the words they don’t know.  Then the Membean system provides each student with a very large set of words they need to learn.  They use words in context, memory hooks, roots, related words, and examples from real life to convey what each word means.  Video, images, and text are all used to explain meaning.  The Membean system knows when students have learned words, and will repeat exposure when words are not learned”

    tags: vocabulary tools efl

  • “Symbaloo for Classroom Curation
    One of the challenges of having online tech tools for your students is finding a way to manage them.  Do you use a tool that bookmarks them in one place, giving students easy access?  I’ve tried a number of curation tools, and always come back to Symbaloo. 

    Symbaloo allows you to set up a “web mix” of tiles, each tile linking to your favorite websites.  You can colorize the tiles, add short titles, and even a small image.  You can then post the link on your class’s web page for all to access. “

    tags: symbaloo classroom curation management dashboard

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my bookmarks 10/30/2013

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my bookmarks 10/28/2013

  • “Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth’s surface is a dynamic green. Data from the VIIRS sensor aboard the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness. The resources on this page highlight our ever-changing planet, using highly detailed vegetation index data from the satellite, developed by scientists at NOAA. The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas. Satellite data from April 2012 to April 2013 was used to generate this map.”

    tags: vegetation map science

  • “The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2002, known as the TEACH Act, is an Act of the United States Congress. The importance of the TEACH Act stems from the previous copyright laws that allow educators to copy documents or use copyrighted materials in a face-to-face classroom setting”

    tags: copyright wikipedia teachact

  • “The goal of education in the 21st century is not simply the mastery of content knowledge or use of new technologies. It is the mastery of the learning process. Education should help turn novice learners into expert learners—individuals who want to learn, who know how to learn strategically, and who, in their own highly individual and flexible ways, are well prepared for a lifetime of learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) helps educators meet this goal by providin”

    tags: udl guidelines education design e-learning

  • “COPYRIGHT BASICS: THE TEACH ACT
    New Roles, Rules and Responsibilities for Academic Institutions
    Signed by President Bush on November 2, 2002, the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act was the product of discussion and negotiation among academic institutions, publishers, library organizations and Congress. It offered many”

    tags: copyright TeachAct TEACH e-learning

  • “The Role of the Online Teacher
    How K¹² Teachers Make Powerful Connections with Students
    Through real-time online sessions, email, phone, and even in-person contact, K¹² teachers give students the one-on-one help they need, right when they need it. The result: a powerful, new connection with learning. K¹² teachers collaborate closely with parents, too. Watch how well it works!”

    tags: classroom management role teacher tutorial education e-learning online

  • “the role of the K¹² online teacher.”

    tags: tutorial education e-learning online courses role teacher classroom management

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my bookmarks 10/26/2013

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my bookmarks 10/25/2013

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