Teacher’s Toolbox

  • Videos on how the brain works – This series of 10-minute YouTube videos by John and Hank Green introduces teachers and students to historical and current research on how the mind works: www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse (accompanied by ads); spotted in Educational Leadership “Research Alert”, October 2015

 

  • Rubric-making tools – This link http://bit.ly/RubricTools from Educational Horizons has five free tools for constructing rubrics assembled by Christopher Pappas: RubiStar, Technology General Rubric Generator, iRubric, Annenberg Learner Build a Rubric, and Essay Tagger Common Core Rubric Creation Tool.

“Bulletin Board” in Educational Horizons, December 2014/January 2015

  • What are teachers’ favorite tech tools? – Book Creator and Livescribe are among the top technology tools touted by educators interviewed for this article. Other tools favored by teachers include Nearpod, an application that allows teachers to create and share presentations with students via iPads or iPhones, and graphic design tool Canva.
    Full Story:

    WTVJ-TV (Miami)

     Skype:
    Educators are using Skype for various activities, such as taking students on virtual field trips and connecting students with their peers around the world. Skype offers access to free field trips to places such as Yellowstone National Park.

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