EverSlide Turns Evernote Notes Into Slideshows | TechCrunch ”EverSlide is a basic, but potentially very useful tool built by TechCrunch. The service turns your Evernote notes into slideshow presentations, and it is simple to use. Basic at the moment but has a lot of potential if developed further.
4 Ways To Improve School Communication Using Social Media | Edudemic Discussion on Edudemic. Social media can no longer be ignored by schools. Computers and other forms of technology have filtered into the classroom in all sorts of ways and into the average person’s daily life as well. The ability to understand and use social media to improve school communication via computer has also become very important.
Expanding the Classroom with Mobile Learning | Cornell IT News ”When used effectively, mobile-enabled web sites and applications have the potential to engage learners, reinforce best practice, and change the context of the classroom.” The article discusses how teachers might work out what apps would best suit their classroom needs.
Apps for the writing process | (innovate) educate ”There are many writing apps recommended for the iPad, but most are only good for one or two aspects of the process but not all of them. @becdavies00. has listed a collection of apps that can work together to make the writing process painless for students.”
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Some of the tools that allow you to create infographics. There are many and varied types of Infographics. The offer an interesting way to use visuals ( symbols, shapes, and images) with added relevant character-based data (numbers, words, and brief sentences).They offer teachers a way to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency in their classrooms.
Educational Origami – What is the role of the librarian Andrew Churches thoughts on a starting place for discussion and ideas/thoughts on the role of a librarian. Some good points. “The Librarian is still the curator, but they have three key roles or features of their craft. They are the: Media Expert; Ethicist; Scholar.”
Writers Write Offers some practical tips on writing – with some examples from recognised writers
Research Credo in partnership with libraries. They discuss the results from surveys that try to assist people learn the information skills that are most critical to success in personal, academic and professional life.
TaLe – Writers talk feature Writers talk is a collection of video and learning resources designed to instill a love of literature in young people and help them improve reading and writing skills. Writers talk is available through Learncast, a service providing online video for teaching and learning.
You Are Your Words – AHD A web tool from The American Heritage Dictionary. It enables users create a self-portrait using their words. You can link to places where you have already written (Facebook or Twitter) or write something unique specifically for the portrait. The unique image can be shared, saved and printed. It works best in Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari Internet browsers. Pictures with high contrast generally work better than pictures with similar coloring and low contrast. You can adjust the colors, contrast and font after you have created an image.
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