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A Great Way to Quickly Turn Notes and Webpages Into Review Activities – Education Article

Last summer I tried a new service called Knowt for making practice activities. At that time it would take your notes and turn them into multiple choice quizzes. Last week I revisited Knowt before recommending it to a student. It still turns notes into quizzes, but now it also accepts importing files including Google Docs and webpages. Knowt takes the notes that you write in an online notebook and turns them into practice quizzes for you. Your notes can be written directly…

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The Answer to the Question I Was Asked the Most Last Week – Education Article

Subscribe to get my tip of the week sent directly to you at the start of the week. Success! Please check your email to confirm your subscription. (If you’re using a school-issued email address, you may need to check your junk folder). This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Richard Byrne Read Full Article

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Ethermap Streamlines Collaborative Map Creation – Education Article

Ethermap is a new tool that simplifies the process of collaboratively creating online maps. Unlike Google’s My Maps, Google Earth, or ESRI’s mapping tools, Ethermap doesn’t require user registration. In fact, there isn’t even a place to enter your email address on the Ethermap site. To create a map on Ethermap simply head to the site then enter a title for your map and click “create map.” On the next screen you’ll see a map that you can search, browse,…

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Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources – Education Article

One of the most difficult skills to teach in school is problem solving. I can’t tell you how many kids–and parents–ask me, “How do I get an A.” My answer: “By thinking,” which oddly confuses them. We talk about what that means–problem solving, critical analysis, logical thinking–but often, that sounds hard to them–too hard. They want an easier way. Why is that? Basically, it’s because there aren’t enough education opportunities that require that sort of skill and those there are,…

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Teaching Pupils About The Realities Of Work – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes How easy is it to link careers to the curriculum? Careers advice in schools is a challenging and critical aspect of the curriculum to help offer pupils develop their employability skills. These soft skills help students become employable, but curriculum restraint is difficult for schools. These free activities from IGD can help teachers develop these skills with our pupils within a congested curriculum. Curriculum planning Career planning in schools used to be the domain of specialist…

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My Favorite Microphone for Classroom Podcasting is Now $20 Off! – Education Article

At least once a week I am asked for a recommendation for an affordable microphone for classroom podcasting and or classroom video projects. For many years I have recommended the Snowball microphones made by Blue Designs. I own two of them. One of them has circled the globe over the last five years and never once let me down despite falling off a TSA security conveyor belt a few times.  This evening I was doing some last-minute Christmas shopping on…

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Amazon Cut iPad Prices, Again! Now $100 Off! – Education Article

Two weeks ago Amazon put new, current generation iPads on sale for $269. Then a day later the price was reduced to $249 which was the lowest price I’d ever seen for brand new iPads. This morning Amazon has brand new iPads for only $229! Why I bought a new iPad I bought a new iPad because my old one was four years old and had gotten to the point that it wouldn’t run some of the new apps that…

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How to Create Animated GIFs in Storyboard That – Education Article

Storyboard That (disclosure, long time advertiser on my websites) has introduced a new option for making animated GIFs. Now when you save your Storyboard That storyboards you have the option to export them as animated GIFs. To turn a Storyboard That storyboard into an animated GIF you simply have to select the “download images” option after you save your storyboard. When you select “download images” you will see “animated GIF” as the fourth option in the menu. Storyboard That will…

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