"PaperRater.com analyzes documents immediately, 24/7, in real-time. We provide in depth analysis to help the student improve grammar and writing. Some of our features include:
Spelling and Grammar Check
Style and Word Choice Analysis
Vocabulary Builder tool
We may offer premium packages at some point in the future. If you have any features that you’d like to see please contact us."
The Flipped Math Classroom pilot project in Stillwater, Minnesota, included six fifth grade math teachers from five different schools. During its first year, this pilot group expanded to 25 teachers from grades four, five, and six. This book describes the experience of the pilot teachers as well as the transitioning teachers. Chapters about Moodle, video creation, flipcharts, Parents, Students, Teachers, and Transitioning describe current practices. Chapters on Expanding the Human Network and a Future with Accelerating Productivity explore how the flipped classroom can grow in the future. Image galleries, movies, and interactive keynote presentations complement the text of this book.
Use Google Docs with all of your students including those with dyslexia, learning disabilities, struggling readers, and English Language Learners. This Chrome Extension makes any Google document accessible.
Read&Write for Google Docs adds many of the popular support features of Read&Write GOLD to Google Docs documents including:
- Text To Speech with Dual Synchronized Highlighting.
- Talking Dictionary
- Picture Dictionary
- Vocabulary Tool
- Study Skills tools to capture Google highlights
"This collaborative space was created to celebrate the many Apps and Extensions made by developers which serve the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities. Although Google already highlights accessibility features built into the Chrome browser or through add-ons, we have collected numerous other free tools that we feel further contribute to that mission."
"The Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators contains the process and methods of design, adapted specifically for the context of education. Send comments, stories, movies or photos of your experiences designing new solutions to DT"
"I’ll be talking about Inquiry Learning inspired by our new Inquiry Hub school, (more on the school here and here). However, the Inquiry Hub has deconstructed the school day, getting rid of class blocks and it also provides online blended learning opportunities that most schools simply could not duplicate. That said, much of what we are doing can be done in any classroom. So here are seven key aspects we are exploring at the Inquiry Hub that can help transform any classroom into a more engaging, and student-empowered learning space."
Creating a New Vision for Education
Inspiring Education presents a new vision for education which
includes values, principles, and a framework for the development
of policy and governance. Inspiring Education is informed by the
four UNESCO pillars for learning—learning to be, learning to know,
learning to do, and learning to live together. While it is aligned
with the international perspective expressed by UNESCO, Inspiring
Education goes beyond it to reflect distinctive Alberta values and
aspirations, as well as our place in a changing global economy.
"MacOSaiX lets you create a mosaic representation of an image from hundreds or thousands of individual images. The individual images can be found on local disks, created randomly from fonts, found by keyword through Google's or flickr's image database, pulled from iPhoto or pulled from QuickTime movies. You can also choose rectangles, hexagons or puzzle pieces as the shapes of the tiles in the mosaic. MacOSaiX will automatically determine the best location in the mosaic for each image. When you are done you can save the mosaic as a JPG, PNG or TIFF for printing or save it as an interactive web page."
Mr. Khan is not the only one asking that question these days.
Clay Shirky, an associate teacher at New York University and a popular Internet guru, recently challenged his more than 50,000 Twitter followers with a similar thought exercise:
"If you were going to create a college from scratch, what would you do?"
Bursts of creativity quickly Twittered in, and Mr. Shirky collected and organized the responses on a Web site. The resulting visions are either dreams of an education future or nightmares, depending on your viewpoint:
All students should be required to teach as well, said @djstrouse.
Limit tenure to eight years, argued @jakewk.
Have every high-school senior take a year before college to work in some kind of service project away from his or her hometown, said @alicebarr.
"YouTube brings interactive quizzes to videos with Questions Editor beta"
A new page on the YouTube site describes a "Video Questions Editor Beta," which lets channel owners display multiple-choice questions on top of their videos as they play. The page is pretty blank at the moment, but the beta is up and running for those who opt in. Don't get too excited, though: YouTube's disclaimer states the feature "represents work in progress," and "there is no plan for long-term support of the feature."
"Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.
While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.
Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle."
"The best way to get into writing is simply to write . . .
and write . . . and write . . . freely. This practice helps you develop a feel for writing. To get started, you’ll need a topic to write about. Below, you will find lists of ideas to serve as starting points for personal or journal writing"
"10 Sites for Teaching or Learning a Foreign Language
This blog gets readers from around the the world. A lot of them are teachers of ESL/EFL/ELL and teach or know foreign languages. This posted is dedicated to those teachers of foreign languages, as I hope these sites will be of some benefit to them."