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Cutting Edge Learning: tools for the EFL classroom of the future O.Meyer & TEAM EDID Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz/Germany want to share/add to the map? please get in touch: omeyer@uni-mainz.de or follow me on Twitter: @Oliver_T_Meyer by Mind Map: Cutting Edge Learning:
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Cutting Edge Learning: tools for the EFL classroom of the future O.Meyer & TEAM EDID Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz/Germany want to share/add to the map? please get in touch: omeyer@uni-mainz.de or follow me on Twitter: @Oliver_T_Meyer

write

penzu.com

Penzu is a simple online tool for creating a personal journal.  

boomwriter

BoomWriter is a supremely engaging creative writing website that has students reading, writing and assessing content in ways they’ve never done before!

Create your own fun newspaper

The Newspaper Clipping Generator lets you create your own newspaper articles very easily. Unfortunately you can't include any pictures/images, but still great for f.e. tests!

Easybib: Guide to better writing

Create Poems Online

lexipedia - where words have meaning

Work on your vocabulary and improve your writing skills. Find synonyms, antonyms, collocations. Great graphical UI.

50 Free Resources that will improve your writing skills

iFakeText

iFakeText is a tool to create fake screenshots of an iPhone text message. You simply write your name, then choose an operator and write your text in the box that is provided. When you click the link “Create your Screenshot”, it provides you the picture that you see on the left. When it is ready, you can screenshot it or you simply share it with others via different social networking platforms or with a link. Here are some ideas on how we can use this tool with our students: Children can make two characters from a book to text each other. Two famous people can text each other. Children can create short poetry using this tool. We can provide some part of the text and ask children to write their guesses of the other person’s answers. Children can practice a dialogue, or questions and answers. We can provide children the conversation and ask what has happened before and after. We can use this tool to explain the meaning of a vocabulary. It can also be a good idea to use this tool to practice advices or suggestions. I believe, it is a cool tool to practice writing activities with our students in a fun way. As our children love texting each other,this can be a fun tool to bring in the classroom.

tools for digital storytelling

Top 8 Apps for Teaching Creative Writing

telescopic text: make writing fun

Sentence Builder (iPad) helps students Learn to Write

Playfic: Write, remix, share and play interactive text-based games

5 Free Tools for Creating Comics in the Classroom

listen

listen-and-write

- Set listening for homework - You can search for and select audio exercises for your students that are on a relevant topic and at an appropriate level. You could also let your students select their own listening activities for themselves or each other and they could discuss what they learned from the information content in class.• Let students select the listening – You could ask your students to add links to audio files that they want to understand such as song mp3s, news reports or interviews, then you could create the dictation activities and transcriptions to go with the audio (or hope that someone else does)• Create your own activities - You can create your own dictation activities for your students based on the audio files that you want them to understand.Set listening for homework - You can search for and select audio exercises for your students that are on a relevant topic and at an appropriate level. You could also let your students select their own listening activities for themselves or each other and they could discuss what they learned from the information content in class.• Let students select the listening - You could ask your students to add links to audio files that they want to understand such as song mp3s, news reports or interviews, then you could create the dictation activities and transcriptions to go with the audio (or hope that someone else does)• Create your own activities - You can create your own dictation activities for your students based on the audio files that you want them to understand.

Podcasting

Definition: a podcast is an audio or audio-video recording you can listen to live or on demand, and access via the Internet. Potential uses for podcasting in education: news/updates; guest lectures; student-produced podcasts; interviews; short language lessons or other lessons focused on developing listening and speaking skills, and supplementary material such as speeches or music

Podcasting in education

“Education Podcast Network”

3 places to find talking children's storybooks

read

Blue Ribbon Readers: The Detective's Notebook Game : PBS LearningMedia

This WPSU interactive The Detective’s Notebook Game is designed to get students to think about what they are reading and to answer questions that require inferencing. In the game the student has access to an amateur detective's notebook in which several clues or events have been observed. From these clues, some inference or prediction can be made. The game is part of Blue Ribbon Readers, a collection of games designed to help elementary school students learn to read.

Free online teleprompter:

CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter - no extra software needed! Can be used for presentations. CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter -no extra software needed.

Brainpickings: your mental pool of resources

"...full of pieces across art, design, science, technology, philosophy, history, politics, psychology, sociology, ecology, anthropology, you-name-itology. Pieces that enrich your mental pool of resources and empower you to combine them into original concepts that are stronger, smarter, richer, deeper and more impactful."

SketchPad Explorer

Review about the Free SketchPad Explorer iPad math app for grades 3 to 12.

Seton Hill University’s iPad rollout

Insights from a iPad model implementation at the Seton Hill University.

Literature Summary / Analysis

Cliff Notes

SparkNotes

Introduction to World Literature

This multimedia series, Invitation to World Literature, provides you an insight into thirteen different literary works from a range of eras, places, cultures, languages, and traditions. The websight will introduce you to the richness and purpose of World Literature, its timeless stories, its living characters, and its diverse cultural origins and contexts. (+ 30 minutes documentaries!)

Shakespeare Searched

Shakespeare Searched is a search engine designed to provide quick access to passages from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. We aggregate search results by topic, work, and character to make it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. From something as simple as identifying the speaker of a particular quote to discovering underlying thematic elements across works, Shakespeare Searched has you covered.

Free Reading Resources from PBS

Pre K-1: Violet's Music

Blue Ribbon Readers: The Questioning Cube Game (K-5)

26 ways to use comics in the classroom

Rewordify: simply ANY written text

Breaking News: News in 7 Levels

Newsela: differentiated reading (non-fictional texts) online

dictionaries

Macmillan Dictionary

Is a online dictionary for pupils, students and teachers which offers pronunciation examples and clear definitions.

Vocabulary.com

On the one hand you will find the world's fastest, smartest dictionary, one the other hand the website offers you the possibility to improve your vocabulary by: 1. Answer a few questions We've created more than 40,000+ questions designed to help you learn word 2. We build a model of your knowledge Our magical technology models your brain. The more you play, the more we know about your vocabulary knowledge. 3.We predict which vocabulary words you don’t know and teach them to you Get a question wrong? We’ll schedule Review and Progress questions so that you’ll learn the word, and won’t forget it in the future. 4.You learn useful words and improve your vocabulary Track your progress as you quickly master the words that are essential to success in an academic or business environment.    

Forvo

Forvo is a multilingual user generated pronunciation dictionary. You can search and find the pronunciation of words from a vast range of languages. You can also add words yourself and record the pronunciation or add words that you need the pronunciation for and wait for someone to record the word for you. Most of the pronunciations have additional information about the nationality, ethnicity, geographical origin of the speaker, so where words have more than one pronunciation example itʼs possible to compare different accents.

Visual Dictionary Online

The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work.

Big Huge Thesaurus

Add an image dictionary to your Chrome browser

Ozdic - Online Collocation Dictionary

Longman Dictionaries Online

Free Online Collocations Dictionary

share & collaborate

VoiceThread

One of the best free tools available to teachers and students who are learning with the world rather than about the world is Voicethread. Known as a “group audio blog,” Voicethread allows users to record text and audio comments about uploaded images. Voicethread has two distinct advantages for classrooms that are communicating and collaborating across counties, countries or continents:   Voicethread is Asynchronous: That means users can work on and enjoy Voicethread presentations at any time--even if their "partners" are sleeping a million miles away! Voicethread is Engaging: Let's face it--sometimes working with digital partners can be pretty boring. After all, email and discussion boards are nothing more than written text. Voicethread gives users something interesting to talk about---pictures! What's more, being able to actually hear one another makes digital communication through Voicethread much more personal.  

eduClipper

eduClipper is your educational digital clipboard. Clip Everything. Share Anything.

DML Central

This collaborative blog and curated collection of free and open resources is produced by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, which is dedicated to analyzing and interpreting the impact of the Internet and digital media on education, civic engagement, and youth.

A Collaborative Guide to Best Digital Learning Practices for K-12

mindmeister

Sie geben hierfür öffentlich +1. Rückgängig machen Einfach Mind Maps erstellen, teilen und gleichzeitig bearbeiten mit der führenden Online Mind Mapping Software.

example for mindmeister:Tools To Enhance Your Personal Learning Environment

Wallwisher

Wallwisher is like a virtual ʻstickyʼ notice-board, though unlike real notice-boards you can post stickies with text images, links to websites and even videos. The notice-board is really simple to use and you can set access rights so that anyone can view and or post to it or only restricted people.

Edmodo | Sicheres Soziales Lern-Netzwerk für Lehrende und Lernende

Edmodo is a secure, social learning platform for teachers, students, schools and districts. A safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content and access homework, grades and school notices. The goal of this website is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.

'Fakebook'! Create a Fake Facebook Profile Wall using this generator

"Fakebook" allows teachers and students to create imaginary profile pages for study purposes.

Scribblar.com:

This is a nice tool for collaborating. You can easily invite others to participate, and there are plenty of useful tools for drawing and editing. You can also chat or use voice to communicate with each other.

Facebook

5 Reasons Why Educators Need To Embrace Internet Technologies

University of South Florida teacher uses Facebook in class

Texas Kindergarten Teacher communicating with Parents via Facebook

Classroom 2.0 Discussion Forum

Jay Dsfsu's Youtube Channel with describing videos, The Basics of a Facebook Page for Educators, Privacy on Facebook for Educators, Setting up a Facebook Group for Your Class

100 Ways You Should be Using Facebook in Your Classroom

25 Facebook Apps That Are Perfect for Online Education

How To Use Facebook Questions In The Classroom

Facebook Summit 2011

10 Beneficial Facebook Pages For Educators To Check Out

Learning Management Systems

Course Sites by blackboard

Ecto Learning

MyiCourse

rCmpus

Schoology

SchoolRack

Edutopia

Empowering and connecting teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education.

Room 21

Room 21™ is an Online Social Learning Platform where all the members of the learning community (Students, Parents, Teachers, and Administrators) become engaged in the 21st century learning process.

Taking IT Global

The largest community of youth interested in global issues and creating positive change

Free Education Technology Resources eBook

This year’s updated digital booklet contains 65 pages of articles and insights into dozens and dozens of the Internet’s best free Ed Tech resources.

Free Resources For Education Available from Apple

education related resources that Apple Computer has made available

Free Technology for Teachers

Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teaching with Technology

Google Aps for Education

Free email and collaboration tools for schools

Microsoft Live @ edu

Microsoft Live@edu customers will be upgraded to Office 365 for education. This upgrade extends your investment in Live@edu and gives students, faculty, and staff: Free access to key Office 365 tools Ability to work from virtually anywhere and share calendar and files Their same Live@edu email address plus new communication and collaboration tools

Google Docs

Dokumente mit Google Docs gemeinsam online erstellen und bearbeiten

ZOHO

collaboration, business and productivity applications

Dropbox

... is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!

Enter the Group

Making group work easier for students and educators

Onlive Desktop

Fully Functional Windows 2010 on the iPad for free

Bubbl

Mind Mapping

4Great Twitter Apps

These tools offer free functionality that extend and enhance the possibilities for instructional uses of Twitter.

Emerging Ed Tech on Twitter

EmergingEdTech is on Twitter

How to Use Twitter

With Twitter you have the potential to reach millions of users instantly. Use it to issue public safety alerts, broadcast real-time news developments, inform constituents, or solicit feedback. It’s free and easy to use – here's how to get started.

Twitter - in the classroom

In this Vlog, Christine Morris explains how she experimented with the technology with her higher ed students, tapping into Tweetdeck to get the most out Twitter.

Blogging

Blogger.com

Edublogs

Teacher's blog

Free Technology for Teachers: 21 Map Creation Tools for Students and Teachers | ...

Classroom Blogs

Student blogs

How to set up a classroom blog: 10 Essential Steps

Administrator's Blogs

Educational Technologist’s Blogs

WordPress

Eric Blue’s Blog » 15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management

English Raven: Moodle Tutorials from English Raven

Magnoto: Freestyle Blogging & Website Building

Twitter in the Classroom

EDU 2.0

Edu 2.0.org is a learning management system/learning platform where users can teach and learn online. Can be used in grammar schools, universities, facilities...

Learnist

10 Ways to Use Learnist in the Classroom

5

watch

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online (RT @russeltarr)

Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible. On this website you will find websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to anatomy, literature to government.

Khan Academy

Watch. Practice. With over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

HowStuffWorks "Learn how Everything Works!"

This website is great! You can find videos, articles, quizzes and games for almost every topic! It totally is a fun web page!

100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers

This youTube list is provided by SmartTeaching.org, a leading online resource for current teachers, and aspiring education students and student teachers. The list is divided into categories, such as history, science, language, arts, inspiration, classroom-management, how-toes and guides, as well as technology and humor.

General Video Lecture Sites

Academic Earth

Apple’s “iTunes U":

The OpenCourseWare Consortium

Free Video Lectures

Videolectures.net

LearnersTV

Lecture Fox

YouTube EDU

Video Lectures Sites from Specific Universities

MIT OpenCourseWare

Open Yale Courses

Stanford University’s YouTube Channel

UCLA “BruinCast”

TED Talks

The wealth and quality of content available from TED Talks is thoroughly impressive. This article, “8 Great TED Talks About The Future Of Education And Teaching”, from June of last year, is a great introduction to the wonderful talks available to everyone through TED.

WatchKnow

A web site that hosts educational videos which are "deeply and usefully categorized according to subject, education level, and placed in the order in which topics are typically taught”

TeacherTube, and other YouTube alternatives for instructional use (part 1 of 2)

Seven Online Classrooms Teachers Can Use to Augment Their Own

Explania: Instructional Videos, animated explanations:

This free page contains hundreds of animated explanations, interactive tutorials and instructional videos, all sorted by topics like "health", "ecology", "sports"...

EmergingEdTech

A Dozen Free Online Video Lecture Sites

Simple English Videos

Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video

This website is similar to YouTube.

ESL video

ESLVideo is a site that enables you to create web based interactive quizzes based around online videos. You can create a variety of multiple choice type questions, add transcripts or translations, add notes , etc. Once you have completed your quiz you can either send students a link to it on the ESL Video site or you can embed the quiz into your own website or blog.

Create Flippled Classrooms from Youtube Videos: Teachem

Simply put teachem allows anyone to create a class from YouTube videos by adding time stamped flashcards and review questions.

NEWS for students: CNN Student News

A youtubefree educational video search engine

create

presentation

280 Slides

wordle

Piktochart

Zoho Show - Online Presentation Tool

Free microsoft tools in the classroom

Slide Transitions

Custom Animations

Templates for PowerPoint from Microsoft, Set of dozen backgrounds, advanced set of templates

Audio elements, Add Audio or Music to Your PowerPoint Presentations, Slideshare Presentations Plus Audio, Audacity

Presentation magazine

Zentation: Webinar software

Advanced PowerPoint Tutorials, More Advanced Features in Microsoft PowerPoint, Advanced Power Point Tutorial Video search results from Bing

Online Presentation Tools for E-Learning, Prezi, Slideshare

Screencasting with JING

Screenpresso

Screenr

Screencast-O-Matic

Screencastle

Webinaria

CamStudio

Faculte

NCH Software

fun free presentation tools, Prezi, Glogster, Vuvox, OneTrueMedia, Voki

Making the Rudolph Music Video (a Web 2.0 story)

5 Reasons Why I Think Camtasia Rocks

8 Great Free Digital Presentation Tools For Teachers

Free screencasting – easy; free video editing – not so much

Screencasting with Debut’s Lite Version

Vuvox Rocks

creating pp games, Jeopardy game, pp file 1, pp file 2, crossword

Smart Exchange

Topmarks

Power Point, Jazz up your pp slides, Tipps on using pp slide animations, Free picture and text effects template, Presentation Magazine, Slide Speech

PowToon: Create Animated Videos and Presentations

videos, movies, quizzes, games, images

CLASSTOOLS

TokBox

Dvolver Moviemaker

Virtual worlds, Second Life, Art Galleries, System Requirements, The Future of 3D Technology, Three great YouTube videos about Educational uses of Second Life, Google's Liquid Galaxy Project, Cool insight into the future of virtual worlds & virtual reality

thinglink.com: Make your Images Interactive

Makeuseof.com: Creating Infographics

Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers

Tagxedo: Word Clouds with Styles

Puzzle maker

John's word search puzzles

Easy Test Maker

Quiz Star

Go Animate

Tech Tools to Support Creativity in the Classroom - LiveBinder

Tech Tools that help you to support creativity in the classroom. Divided into different categories. like creativity, fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. this website is loaded with lots of links to programms that might help you with your preparation for the classroom (e.g. PREZI, sliderocket, POPPLET, and many more).

flubaroo: Creating multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments

Allows you to create multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments in just 5 steps AND grades the assignments automatically.

Tasks

The Differentiator is a website that helps you write objectives based on Bloom's Taxonomy.It is a great tool for teachers to be continually asking themselves how they are differentiating the tasks that they set their students.

Templates

The templates can be downloaded, saved to your hard drive, edited as necessary, and then printed. Or they can be downloaded, printed, and used as is.

Awards Certificates

Bookmarks and Book Plates

Calendars & Classroom Organizers

Flash Card - study stack

Flash card exchange

Form filler

Holiday & Seasonal Worksheets

Super Teacher Worksheets

Newsletters

Monthly News

Free Internet Tools for Teachers

Clipart

Add graphics to your next project, whether it’s for home or school. Choose from hundreds of original clip art pieces, including animations!

DiscoveryEducation

School-Clipart

TeacherFiles

ABCteach - Interactive Activities

abcteach has a growing library of fun and engaging interactive files for you to use with your students.

Rubrics

RubiStar

Rubrics 4 Teachers

iRubrics

Flipped Textbook

FlippedTextbook.Com helps you make online textbooks for flipped courses. Anything from one chapter, to a complete textbook.

Picture, Photo, & Image Editing & Organizing

Aviary

Foto Flexer

Photo Funia

Picasa

Pixenate

Fotobabble

Random

RANDOM.ORG offers true random numbers to anyone on the Internet.

Create your own interactive textbooks - Active Textbooks

assess

Digital Literacy tour

At Google, we support the education of families on how to stay safe online. That's why we've teamed up with online safety organization iKeepSafe to develop curriculum that educators can use in the classroom to teach what it means to be a responsible online citizen. The curriculum is designed to be interactive, discussion filled and allow students to learn through hands-on and scenario activities. On this site you'll find a resource booklet for both educators and students that can be downloaded in PDF form, presentations to accompany the lesson and animated videos to help frame the conversation.

A pedagogical framework for mobile learning

Categorizing educational applications of mobile technologies into four types. Keywords: m-learning; e-learning; u-learning; transactional distance theory; cultural-historical activity theory; distance education; mobile technology.

ELS Video: making video quizzes

learner analytics

practice

Vocab

Vivid Vocab

iVerb

Tools for Educators - free worksheet templates, printable game templates, ...

Vivid Vocab Video - YouTube

SpellingCity.com

Vocabster

Highlighting Lexical Chunks with Diigo

Flashcardstash

Grammar

Gramster

English4u

Ego4u

Oxford Practice Grammar

Road to Grammar

Self-Study English Grammar

Check your grammar online: Grammarly

language

Mindsnacks I Gamification Blog

Super Readers Challenge : PBS LearningMedia

Idiom Site.com: Find out the meaning of common idioms

Writing

The Write-n-ator! Writing for younger students:

Easybib- Guides to better Writing

Spelling

SpellingCity.com

Speaking

Voxopop: A voice-based eLearning-Tool

iPhone Apps

..for Educators

collect & reflect: ePortfolios & more

FolioHD

Whether you're a photographer looking for a photography portfolio, a creative in need of an art portfolio, a designer searching for a graphic design portfolio or illustration portfolio, a writer looking for a way to show off writing samples, or even a model, FolioHD is the fastest and easiest way to build your online portfolio.    

WordPress>Simple Portfolio

Manage your portfolio projects easily and use them everywhere you like. This plugin is very powerful and easy to use! You can create and manage your portfolio projects and add specific project information, for example your role and the team you've worked in. Add any media you like: YouTube, code snippets, text or any media from your wordpress built in Media Library. Besides it's easy to assign your projects to clients, categories or tags. This plugin provides an API which gives you the power to fetch all the data you want..

penzu.com

Writing portfolio - You can use it to set written homework task for students. These are then neatly stored and can be reviewed as a kind of writing portfolio and shared with parents or employers.

Padlet

Wallwisher is like a virtual ʻstickyʼ notice-board, though unlike real notice-boards you can post stickies with text images, links to websites and even videos. The notice-board is really simple to use and you can set access rights so that anyone can view and or post to it or only restricted people.

ePortfolio

ePortfolio is a powerful user-centered application for storing, organizing, reflecting on and sharing items that represent the individual learner. Within ePortfolio, users may include documents, graphics, audio files, presentations and more that reflect their own personal learning journey

ePortfolio for advanced purposes

Students can create and customize portfolios for academic for academic, career or personal uses; allows them to share their working progress with advisors, career counselors or employers.

desire2learn

iPad e-Portfolio Apps

Fantastic Tackk about E-Portfolios by TechChef4U

8 recommended iPad Apss by Teachthought

Which portfolio is the best for you?

organize: tools & more

Doodle

Great tool for organizing/planning events (assigning tasks/jobs to the pupils...) or conducting polls; pupils just have to click once and everything works --> no tedious everlasting e-mail communication with the whole class.

SurveyMonkey

Free tool for creating "top-notch web based surveys". You can then send them to anybody you want to in the form of links (via facebook, e-mail, twitter,...). SurveyMonkey then automatically analyzes the results, you don't have to do that yourself! Seems to be a real time saver!

kubbu.com

Kubbu.com is a free e-learning tool designed to facilitate teachers' work and enhance the learning process by means of the following tools:1. Create activities, crosswords and quizzes for online practice, revision and examination2. Easily create and manage stundents' and groups' accounts3. Track students' and groups progress using result database4. Quickly preparing papers (quizzes, crosswords...)5. Send individual group e-mails6. Creating online space7. Share activities with other teachers

Android Apps

Attendance

Grade Book

Grade Rubric

Grade Ticker

lesson plans

A to Z teacher stuff

Discovery Education

Scholastic

Teacher.net

Lesson Plans Page

Evernote

Evernote erinnert sich für Sie an die kleinen und großen Ereignisse Ihres täglichen Lebens. Über den Computer, das Handy, den Tablet-PC oder das Web.

Read it later

save time and your thoughts with read it later

EDU 2.0

Edu 2.0.org is a learning management system/learning platform where users can teach and learn online. Can be used in grammar schools, universities, facilities...

25 killer dropbox tips and tricks

MERAKI: manage your mobile devices from the cloud (for iPAD, MAC, Android and PC)

What it is: Meraki lets you centrally manage mobile devices, macs and PC’s from the cloud based dashboard.  The systems manager makes it simple to centrally manage applications on iOS, Android, Mac and PC devices.  It integrates with Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Apple App Store and Apple’s Volume Purchase Program.  In addition to being able to manage apps, Meraki makes it easy to enforce and deploy restrictions on mobile devices. Choose how your students access the app store, gaming and content, how they connect wirelessly, security settings and remote VPN access. Meraki has a virtual backpack where content can be shared with devices.  Files and documents can be added and sent wirelessly.  Separate backpacks can be delivered to different classrooms so that the correct documents are shared with the students who need it.  The cloud platform makes 1 to 1 projects and BYOD (bring your own device) roll outs manageable.  The best part?  Meraki is 100% free.  You just can’t beat that! How to integrate Meraki into the classroom: This is one of those tools that I WISH I had seen before I spent $3,000 on another solution.  Blerg.  Live and learn, right?  Next year, this is the solution I will be using to manage all of our BYOD iPads at Anastasis. It has everything that we need.  The integration with Apple’s Volume Purchase Program is pretty fantastic.  This is a great way for the school to purchase and manage educational apps that we want to share with students.  The cloud management means that we can manage devices from anywhere and we don’t have to have a dedicated server to do it.  I can do a lot of things, but managing servers is not one of those things that I want to spend my time doing! Meraki is a great solution for whole schools or single classrooms that need to manage devices.  I love that Meraki can be used for a school initiated roll-out or in a single classroom BYOD initiative.  Either way the tools are easy to use and will make the integration of technology in the classroom run smoother.

gamify: interactive games & more

Games

Preloaded:Games with purpose

Crickweb

Funbrain

Discovery.com's Games

Shepphard Software

National Geographic Games

FunSchool

Primary Games

Educational Games on NobelPrize.org

Prongo

Childtopia

Knowledge Adventure

Learning Games for kids

Multiplication.com

Play Kids Games

Hooda Math

4Kids.org

Math Playground

Mission US: For Crown or Colony? : PBS LearningMedia

Blogs

Play to Learn: Digital Games in ELT

learn: moocs & friends

EDU 2.0

Edu 2.0.org is a learning management system/learning platform where users can teach and learn online. Can be used in grammar schools, universities, facilities...

Open Educational Resources

Online College Classes

Educate yourself. Online College Classes is a free online educational resource center for students like you. Learning is a thrilling, rewarding experience that everyone should have a chance to pursue. Feel the same way? You’ve come to the right place.

500 free Online Courses

differentiate

Using Digital Tools for Differentiation

This page provides digital tools and strategies for improving lessons in a differentiated classroom (mixed pupil abilities).

The Differentiator

promote higher order thinking

Taxonomy of Socratic Questioning

The taxonomy of Socratic questions, created by Richard Paul, is not a hierarchy in the traditional sense. The categories build upon each other, but they do not necessarily follow a pattern or design. One question's response will lead into another category of questioning not predetermined by the teacher/facilitator. In keeping with the PBL philosophy, this aspect of the model is most conducive! The role of the skilled teacher/facilitator is to keep the inquiry "train on track," but, also, to allow the students to "travel to a viable destination" of their own design.

Blooming Apps

Bloom's digital taxonomy wheel and knowledge dimension

practice critical thinking skills

visualize:

Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. They can help you brainstorm, organize, and visualize your ideas. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Once you’ve downloaded an organizer, type in your comments and print it out. Each graphic organizer below includes Teaching Notes with lessons and tips on how to use graphic organizers in the classroom.

5 Steps to Create a Powerful Visual

Visual Storytelling

piktochart

create wow infographics for your audience

creately - online diagramming and collaboration

periodic table of visualization methods

visual.ly

visuwords

easel.ly

gliffy

infogr.am

Lucidchart: Create Charts Collaboratively

Guide to Creating Effective Posters

get in touch with others

United Classroom

United Classrooms is a FREE platform that connects classrooms around the world. When a teacher signs their class up, students can log in to a secure classroom profile page where they can share content with their own teachers, classmates and parents AS WELL AS collaborate with other classrooms across the globe. It unites students from diverse backgrounds in the creation of a safe and dynamic global community where knowledge, experience and relationship are shared beyond the classroom walls.

eTwinning

embrace new technologies

Interactive White Boards

9 insightful videos about using SMART Boards in the Classroom

PolyVision ēno whiteboards: A great alternative to the SMART Board

The Eno Interactive Whiteboard – A Teacher’s First Glimpse

Taking Mimio’s low-cost, portable Interactive White Board device for a test run

Using The iPad As A Digital Whiteboard (Plus 4 Cool Free Apps To Try It Out)

ZigZagBoard

SyncSpace

Jot!Free

4Free Digital Whiteboard iPad Apps

Dabbleboard

Whiteboards: Promethean Planet

6 free online collaborative interactive whiteboards

Augmented Reality

AR Apps

iPad

Apps in Education

iPads in Primary Education

EmergingEd Tech iPad Apps

Free iPad Apps for Educators and Parents

Apple iOS 6 Guided Access Boon for High-Stakes Testing with iPads

School Edition - BuzzMath

Preschool Memory Match

Times Tables Quiz!

Trainyard Express

BrainPOP Featured Movie

Amazing Shape Puzzle Lite

My Math App Flashcards

Math Puppy

Factor Samurai

40 Apps for Science

Animations & Drawing: Do Ink

go mobile/BYOD

elearning 3.0 (Steve Wheeler)

effective mobile learning (S. Terrel)

Resource Roundup (Edutopia)

cell phones in the classroom wiki

BYOD Toolkit

Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes

become net smart

90 Videos for Media and Tech Literacy

digitalliteracy.gov

thinkb4u

great list of resources from classroom-aid

crap detection 101: evaluating websites

teach information literacy

partnership for 21st century skills

factchecked.org

digital literacy and citizenship classroom curriculum

article_ digital transliteracy as the social intelligence of the 21st century

15 lesson plans for making students better online researchers (edudemic)

Seven myths about young children and technology (Lydia Plowman)

TTV (Russel Stannard): free online tutorials for learning to use ICT in the classroom

speak

Create Speaking Avatars: Voki

What is Voki? Voki is a FREE service that lets you: Create customized avatars. Add voice to your Voki avatars. Post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile. Take advantage of Voki's learning resources.

voxopop

Voxopop is a web based audio tool that enables users to record their speaking for others to listen and respond to. It allows teachers and students to build up threaded audio discussions online similar to those on a text based bulletin boardVoxopop is a web based audio tool that enables users to record their speaking for others to listen and respond to. It allows teachers and students to build up threaded audio discussions online similar to those on a text based bulletin boardVoxopop is a web based audio tool that enables users to record their speaking for others to listen and respond to. It allows teachers and students to build up threaded audio discussions online similar to those on a text based bulletin boardVoxopop is a web based audio tool that enables users to record their speaking for others to listen and respond to. It allows teachers and students to build up threaded audio discussions online similar to those on a text based bulletin boardVoxopop is a web based audio tool that enables users to record their speaking for others to listen and respond to. It allows teachers and students to build up threaded audio discussions online similar to those on a text based bulletin board

CLIL Tools

CLIL-Store, Wordlink and Multidict