Thursday, November 29, 2012

Have You Tried TED ED? Here Are 6 Sample Videos

If you haven't taken a look at TED-Ed, you are missing a wonderful resource for your classes. With 11 subject categories, each video comes with multiple choice and short answer questions, resources about the video 's subject, information on the creator of the video and the ability to flip the lesson. Take the TED-Ed tour here.


1. DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY: How Inventions Change History (for better or worse)



2. HEALTH: How Breathing Works


3. MATHEMATICS: Logarithms, Explained


4. PSYCHOLOGY: Rethinking Thinking


5. SCIENCE: How Do Nerves Work?



6. SOCIAL STUDIES: Why Do Americans Vote on Tuesdays?

The Holiday Listing from September to June


 In August of 2011, I posted a mega-listing of resources for holidays from September to June. Since Chanukah, Kwanza and Christmas are right around the corner, I want to remind you to bookmark this post so you'll have it close by all school year.

Have I missed a day? Please let me know and I'll post resources for that day.

Monday, November 26, 2012

My 2012 Edublog Nominations

Here are my 2012 nominations for the Edublog Awards:

Administrator Blog- A Principal's Reflections

Free Web Tool-Google Apps for Education

Individual Blog- Free Technology For Teachers

EdTech Blog- Educational Technology Guy

Librarian Blog- The Daring Librarian

Individual Tweeter- Steven Anderson's Web 2.0 Classroom

Lifetime Achievement- Larry Ferlazzo

340+ Sites with Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts for the iPad

A while back I did a post on 39 Sites for Using iPads in the Classroom. It has become my most popular post so far, so I decided to look into tips, shortcuts and tricks for the iPad. There are  many sites devoted to the most popular tablet in the world, so it is quite possible that you'll find duplicates on some of these lists:

9 Fun iPad Tricks 

10 Useful Apple iPad Tips and Tricks- from Mashable

11 Tricks for iPhone, iPad and iPod Earphones

17 iPad Tips and Tricks:


32 iPad Tips and Tricks
- from PC Magazine

40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts

50 Really Useful iPad 2 Tips and Tricks- from a great site, Apps in Education; you should bookmark this site!

100 iPad  Tips and Tricks- this pdf download has a table of contents so you can see what's inside

Setting Up Shortcuts for iPhone and iPad:


Seven iPad Keyboard Tricks- from Macworld:

The Best iPad Tips and Tricks
- from Gizmo's Freeware, this site has a great quick select index to find tips

The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks and Tutorials- about 55 on this site from How to Geek.

Ten Tips and Tricks Every iPhone and iPad User Should Know- from the Wall Street Journal




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