This is a complete draft and I would love some suggestions and feedback. I want it to be a go-to source for all teachers and students from G3+ in our school... Let me know what you think :)
Doug Peterson of 'Off the Record' fame created this amazing Symbaloo of loads of creative commons image resources. This is a perfect go-to resource for students who need high quality images. I decided to take these sites and add them to a Google Custom Search to make it easier for students to search for specific images - I hope Doug doesn't mind! I have embedded it below - not perfect but a start - let me know of any suggestions. How can we improve this?
Someone flagged an eSchool News post from way back in April, "Ten of the best virtual field trips" written by Meris Stansbury. It reminded me of a couple more go-to sites when I want to virtually explore the world - the next best thing to actually being there! Here are THREE online sites that are visually stunning (watch out though - these sites are genuine time stealers but are so worth it!) and can be used as a teaching resource in most subject areas...
Google Maps - Street View
Enjoy rediscovering our world...!
Maryam, a colleague from Winchester - Dubai, shared a thought-provoking video with me yesterday (see below) and it has inspired me to collate several of my favourite "educational technology" clips. I have brought them together here - and below.
What have I missed? What would you consider to be the some of the more inspiring or thought-provoking videos to do with education and technology? Please share as a comment to this post!
There are many more tools which do a similar job - like Pic Collage, Fotor & Tagxedo - Click here for a previous post with other similar tools!
I get really frustrated when it presentations take longer to prepare for than they do to actually present. With the following tools, that no longer needs to be the case - these LITERALLY take MINUTES to create professional looking, high quality products... the only slow part is uploading the photos - but remember you can resize them first...!
With a Computer
Accessible from your browser, www.fotor.com is a 'no registration required' photo presenting tool. It is VERY easy to use and there are lots of features to keep you busy. Throwing together these photos took less than 60 seconds.
With an iPad
A colleague in school showed me this yesterday. Since then I have probably already made TEN collages and none of them took more than 60 seconds! Pic Collage (also available on Android) is the easiest - and most effective photo presenting app I have ever used.
Hello, I am Tony Potts, Primary Assistant Principal at the American International School of Lusaka, Zambia. Please feel free to ask me ANY questions...
I was previously a tech integration specialist, ManageBac Coordinator, iPad Coach & ICT/MYP Design Teacher in the same school and before this I was the PK-12 Director of Digital Learning, ICT Coordinator, teacher and technology integration specialist at GEMS World Academy, Dubai.
Here are some of the sites that I have been involved in creating:
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