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Infographic Tools and Templates to Visualize Data – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! When students design an infographic they visualize data and present their research in a dynamic way. They can use icons, charts, shapes, stylized fonts, borders, photos, and more to make data more engaging and understandable. Students can also tell a story with numbers. They are sharing with others their interpretation of statistics, queries, facts, and survey data to tell a bigger story. The web tools below will get you started with…

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. One way to motivate students to continue using the knowledge acquired in our classes is to set up a virtual learning community. The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others. These platforms…

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Tools to Inspire Collaborative Discussions – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. One way to motivate students to continue using the knowledge acquired in our classes is to set up a virtual learning community. The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others. These platforms…

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Comic Creation Tools to Engage Learners – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Students of all ages enjoy learning with comics and creating comics. When students create comics they use props, scenery, dialogue, text, and characters to visualize and contextualize vocabulary and knowledge. The free comic creation tools below are easy to use and allow learners to choose from a library of characters, props, scenes, and templates to visualize a word problem, retell a moment in history, illustrate science, explain a theory, or make…

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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. There are many different types of digital assessment tools and apps that allow teachers to quickly see what their students understand in a variety of ways through exit and entrance tickets, quizzes, student response systems, peer feedback, self-evaluation, graphic organizers, polls, and games. Below is a list of free web tools…

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Recommended Hashtags to Discover Top Edtech Tools and Apps – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Many people ask me how I keep up with the latest technology trends and find so many free resources to share on Twitter (@ShellTerrell) and on this blog. Hashtags, text starting with a # sign (#word), are the key to discovering amazing education tools and apps and finding examples of how teachers use these tools with their students. Below are awesome hashtags to explore on Twitter related to education technology. 💡Discover…

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The Thinking and Creativity That Goes Into Game Design – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Students can design a game in any subject to assess their peers. When students design games they use a lot of creativity and critical thinking skills. Students must imagine and design worlds, characters, levels, sound effects, game elements, and more. Students must determine what they want their peers to accomplish in their games and strategize different levels, bonuses, easter eggs, and traps. Below is a graphic illustrating the type of skills…

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Motivate Students with Digital Badges – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Motivate students with digital badges. The Mac Arthur Foundation defines a digital badge as “an assessment and credentialing mechanism that is housed and managed online. Badges are designed to make visible and validate learning in both formal and informal settings.” A digital badge looks similar to a Girl Scout or Boy Scout patch. The badge is small with icons and awarded when the student accomplishes a specified task or demonstrates great…

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Video Project Ideas, Resources, and Tools – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Students of all ages enjoy producing their own videos. Each year I meet younger and younger learners who have their own YouTube Channels. Not surprisingly, Forbes reported that the highest paid YouTube star of 2018 was 7 year-old Ryan of the Ryan Toyreviews Channel. This year make a goal of motivating students to share their knowledge through a video project. In my books find lesson plans, handouts and rubrics for creating…

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Help Students Soar! Social and Emotional Learning Resources – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! We want to inspire our students to transform the world with their ideas, creativity, and knowledge. Innovation is a difficult journey. The greatest inventions that transformed the world took thousands of attempts and years of frustration and problem-solving. Many students want to give up after one attempt at a solution. They need a lot of support to develop the determination and perseverance to understand that each attempt helps us understand a…

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Find the Right Tools for Student Projects – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! The majority of our students use technology daily to learn and share their voice, creativity, ideas, and passion with the world! When we integrate technology effectively into the curriculum students discover how to use technology to problem solve, create, and better their future and world. Before students embark on any digital project, you need to find the right tools. Below are some websites, blogs, and Twitter accounts where you can find…

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Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Technology impacts every aspect of our students’ lives and will continue to play an important role in their lives. Teachers who integrate technology effectively help their students realize the potential we have to transform the world with our use of technology. They inspire their students to innovate, create, collaborate, and problem-solve with technology. They also encourage students to reflect on the ethical issues that arise, such as fake news, proper attribution,…

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Ways to Learn with Technology – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Technology surrounds our students and gives them a platform to share with a global audience. Technology is how our students learn, communicate, entertain themselves, collaborate, and seek advice. This is why students need their teachers as guides to inspire them to make a positive impact on the world with their use of technology. In the graphic below are 20 ideas for getting students to create, problem solve, and critically think with…

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Document Learning in a Digital Portfolio – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Digital portfolios are powerful learning tools for students of all ages. A digital portfolio allows students to upload and keep a record of work over time and share this work with family members and school staff regularly. When students regularly look back and reflect on their work they are able to see what they have accomplished and set goals for improvement. In this way portfolios facilitate ownership of learning, goal-setting, and…

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Timeline Tools to Document and Analyze the Past – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! Students can create digital timelines to analyze the past and help teach others. Timelines help students display their research in a dynamic way with photos, clickable links, video, and audio. Creating a digital timeline is engaging and also inspires students to teach others. The timelines students create present history and research in an interactive display. The free web tools below will get your students started. 💡Discover more ways to integrate technology…

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