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Tip #10 Text2MindMap

Dec

18

2012

Tip #10 Text2MindMap

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What is it? A free tool for teachers or students to create a mind map.   What do I use it for? To help students visualize concepts and see connections with the material they are learning.     How do I use it? *  As a whole class, it can be used with a projector so students can contribute...

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Tip #9  Google Website Readability Level

Nov

7

2012

Tip #9 Google Website Readability Level

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What is it? A google advanced search tool that checks the readability level of websites   What do I use it for? To determine the reading levels for websites so I can differentiate online tasks for students and for students to use when researching   How do I use it? When I am looking for websites...

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Tip #8  Weebly

Oct

21

2012

Tip #8 Weebly

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What is it? A free tool for teachers to create their own website   What do I use it for? A place to keep all kinds of class information for students to easily access.   How do I use it? I built my slowly over the years, adding more content and ideas as I went.  I started out with a home page...

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Tip #7 Poll Everywhere

Oct

7

2012

Tip #7 Poll Everywhere

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What is it? An online polling application where students can text in their answer (or use the computer) and live results can be viewed. What do I use it for? A way to gauge student understanding, start discussions, or receive student input in a quick and engaging way for students.   How do I use...

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Tip #6 Online Timers

Sep

10

2012

Tip #6 Online Timers

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What is it? An online timer that can count down or up.   What do I use it for? 1.)  Keeping students on pace during group activities 2.) transitions between activities in class 3.)  free writing time 4.)  timed practice ACT style questions or readings 5.)  when students need to be back in their...

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Tip #5 Bubblr

Jul

31

2012

Tip #5 Bubblr

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What is it? Bubblr is a great tool to create a presentation generated from images you can find in flickr.  You can either use a tag to search all photos or access photos from a single user’s account. Images are easily dragged onto your strip and on each one you can add a title, speech, or thought...

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Tip #4 Quizlet

Jul

16

2012

Tip #4 Quizlet

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What is it? A site to create online flashcards and be able to play educational games with the vocabulary words and definitions   What do I use it for? I use it with my students to review vocabulary any time during a chapter, especially before a test.   How do I use it? I create the flashcards...

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Tip #3 Identifying Similarities and Differences

Jul

15

2012

What is it? A website I use to help students to identify similarities and differences.   What do I use it for? To get students to compare two concepts, items, or even pictures so they can think critically.   How do I use it? I use this site for students to work independently, as a think-pair-share,...

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Tip #2 The Circle Map

Jul

14

2012

What is it? The circle map is one of the 8 Thinking Maps.  It is a specific visual graphic organizer for students to place their ideas or thoughts in.   What do I use it for? 1.  brainstorming before a topic (checking prior knowledge) 2.  during or after reading as a way to gather information 3....

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Tip #1 Wallwisher

Jul

11

2012

What is it? Wallwisher is an online site where you get a blank page that students can post comments on.   What do I use it for? I love using this tool for having students post answers, links or comments.  I have used it for many things such as 1.  formative assessments – quick check if they...

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