Wednesday, September 23, 2015

PETA wants court to grant copyright to ape that snapped famous selfie

Interesting conversation on Copyright Laws for others...  Check out the article here.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

How To Use Padlet In Your Classroom

Richard Byrne from "Free Technology For Teachers" blog, posted a video playlist on how he has used Padlet as a task management tool, as a blogging tool, as a multimedia collage platform, and as a tool for collaborative bookmarking of websites.  Be sure to watch all three videos.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Visual Notetaking on the iPad

A Comparison of 5 Tools for Building Classroom Websites By Richard Byrne

The Free Technology for Teachers blog, written by Richard Burne, posted By Request - A Comparison of 5 Tools for Building Classroom Websites.  This chart below compares five popular tools for building classroom websites. You can find a Google Docs copy of the chart here or download it through the widget embedded below.

Byrne, Richard. "Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - A Comparison of 5 Tools for Building Classroom Websites." Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - A Comparison of 5 Tools for Building Classroom Websites. N.p., 28 Dec. 2014. Web. 30 Dec. 2014.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Educational Technology and Mobile Learning blog posted a great article, "All the Resources Teachers Need To Start Using Edmodo in Class."

As a teacher, Edmodo can help you:
  • Provide your students with an enriching writing environment where they can compose, collaborate and share their writing projects with peers, teachers and family.
  • Encourage real-time discussion and extend learning beyond the classroom through using Edmodo as a backchannel.
  • Create a global classroom where you can invite students from other parts of the world to meet your students and develop language skills, communicational skills, skills of initiative, problem solving, self awareness and working collaboratively in teams.
  • Maintain a  communicational channel with parents and keep them updated on the classroom activities throughout the whole year.
  • Create book clubs where students can get to develop their reading and writing skills.
  • Create a teacher lounge where teachers from your school can discuss ideas and share content.
  • Create a group for your class and use it to communicate upcoming assignments, quizzes, tests, due dates, class events, announcements and many more.
  • Create alumni groups where students can keep in touch and stay connected with each other.
Edmodo Resources
PDF Resources
Edmodo Apps for Teachers
Edmodo Tips for Teachers
Edmodo Student Resources
Edmodo Professional Development Resources
Edmodo Parent Resources
Edmodo Cheat Sheet