there are many brilliant educational games out there that can actually engage and inspire students and equip them with the tools and ambition to approach a whole host of exciting careers and academic path - See more at: http://www.fractuslearning.com/2013/10/29/students-online-games/?utm_content=buffer84f72&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer#sthash.rrIskbiQ.dpuf
"Google Earth's Street View, 3D imagery, and historical imagery is good for showing students what London looked like in the 20th Century and today. But if you want to show students what London looked like in the 17th Century you'er going to have to go looking for some historical maps and drawings. Or you could show them this award-winning animated tour of 17th Century London. Pudding Lane Productions created the three and one half minute video tour to show viewers what London may have looked like prior to the Great Fire. The tour is based upon historical drawings and maps that the Pudding Lane Productions team researched. The video is embedded below."
"This TED Talk style video was created to inform students on effective presentation tips and techniques. This presentation was filmed and documented to help students prepare for their very own TED Talk projects in school.
The presentation, filming, and video editing were all created by Bradley Lands, with the help of one student operating the main video camera."
"They’re not just tweeting, snapchatting, and Facebooking. Okay, maybe that’s what they do most of the time. But modern students are doing some pretty innovative things with technology these days. From blending up all their online and offline courses to integrating iPads into activities outside the classroom, there’s a lot happening that you should know about.
The Lexile ® measure of text is determined using the Lexile Analyzer ®, a software program that evaluates the reading demand—or readability—of books, articles and other materials. The Lexile Analyzer ® measures the complexity of the text by breaking down the entire piece and studying its characteristics, such as sentence length and word frequency, which represent the syntactic and semantic challenges that the text presents to a reader. The outcome is the text complexity, expressed as a Lexile ® measure, along with information on the word count, mean sentence length and mean log frequency.
"How often do you take selfies — pictures of yourself, with your cellphone camera — and send them to someone, or post them on social media? What kind do you take, and what reactions do you usually get? Why do you think there has been such an increase in this kind of picture-taking in recent years?"