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Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps for Making Comics | Common Sense Education

Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps for Making Comics is a list of 15 apps, games, and websites curated by the Common Sense Education editors. Find it here: Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps … Continue reading

February 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

Cultivating Emotion Regulation and Mental Health | Scientific American

Susanne Schweizer is a neuroscientist investigating the development of emotional regulatory processes and their role in mental health across the lifespan. We found that the impact of emotional information on … Continue reading

November 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Twenty-Five Useful Thinking Tools | Scott H Young

You’re only as smart as your thinking tools. Here are twenty-five tools, drawn from different professions, you can apply to your most difficult challenges! Find them here: Twenty-Five Useful Thinking … Continue reading

August 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Instacap – Instant annotation & visual feedback tool

Instant annotation & screen capture tool for visual collaboration & feedback, available as a free Chrome extension. Try it for free; paid individual and team plans are also available. Find … Continue reading

March 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Vocabulary Ninja

Vocabulary Ninja provides a wide variety of high-quality products and systems that help to support pupils, teachers and schools. Visit the website here: Vocabulary Ninja – The Home of High-Quality … Continue reading

October 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Use a Class Google Site to Improve Organization and Engagement | Edutopia

This free tool helps students in the classroom and at home stay on the same page – and there are benefits for teachers as well. I have always prepared well … Continue reading

September 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Free Tech Assets for Learning Improvement

The general problem with educational technology is that it is designed by people with computer expertise. They are not educational experts and too often are enticed by the ‘art of … Continue reading

June 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Set Up a School Science Fair During the Pandemic | Edutopia

Last year we brainstormed together, writing ideas like these on sticky notes in the classroom. This year, we’ll use Padlet or so that both in-person and remote students can … Continue reading

February 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dialogue Generator

Free creative writing exercises and prompts, from The aim of these writing prompts is to help with dialogue writing. This can be useful for narrative writing. When you click … Continue reading

January 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Helpful Remote Teaching Tips and Resources for Teachers | ETML

One of the key questions that faces you as you make your transition to online education is that of resources. In order to make the best of your online teaching/learning … Continue reading

November 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

An Insult For All Seasons… (Updated) Thou mangled dizzy-eyed measle!

We live in cantankerous times and the moral turpitude of our age leaves us short of effective insults. This can lead to the slovenly use of the usual profanities. Never … Continue reading

October 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

CBeebies releases new mindfulness app experience voiced by Stephen Fry | BBC

Children can learn and develop mindful habits to help them through these unprecedented times with the launch of Your Mindful Garden, a new CBeebies activity voiced by Stephen Fry. Developed … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Own It – A place to help you boss your life online | BBC

The BBC have launched a specific area of their website featuring questions, answers and tools to help young people make the most of their time online. The Own It app … Continue reading

January 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Random First Line Generator

Free creative writing exercises and prompts, from The aim of these writing prompts is to spark off a short story. When you click the button, a random first line … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Word of Commendation for Plasq and Comic Life!

We’ve all been in those online conversations with customer relationship departments which seem to be endless, tedious, circuitous and fail to resolve a problem. It would be perhaps asking too … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You | EdSurge

Who has the time to read the fine print of terms and conditions… especially when it is an enticing new app which promises you the world? Well we certainly should … Continue reading

February 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

BBC game challenges young people to spot “fake news” | BBC News

Young people can play the role of a newsroom journalist, making their own decisions on what is true or false in the new BBC iReporter interactive game. The new interactive BBC … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Building a Digital Portfolio | ETML

Via: Best Practices for Building A Digital Portfolio | ETML And here are some great suggestions for apps to get you started: 6 of The Best Tools for Creating Digital … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

An Excellent Tool to Help You Stay Focused | ETML

Internet addiction can be a serious productivity killer. The net is full of all kinds of digital distractions and unless you know how to effectively manage your online time, you … Continue reading

May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Periodic Table of STEAM Apps | ThingLink

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Shape of Things to Come… Augmented Reality and Learning

The problem with many leading-edge learning technologies is that the cost of adoption is so great only large corporations, the military or research programmes can afford them. However the last … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Charity launches gaming app to boost maths skills | BBC News

School maths leaves too many young people unprepared for the work and for running their lives, the charity National Numeracy says. A maths charity hopes its new mobile gaming app … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

19 Great Tools to Create Educational Infographics | Teachers Tech Workshop

Source: 19 Great Tools to Create Educational Infographics | Teachers Tech Workshop

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

ShakeItUp – Mixital

‘ShakeItUp’ lets you remix the work of the Bard. Cast a scene, give it your own spin and invent new endings. Get creative with Shakespeare. ShakeItUp is part of the Shakespeare … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dendrite launches Bloodhound Supersonic Car Ed App for students

Those clever people at the Dendrite Learning platform have just launched the first official Bloodhound SSC Education App. Available on iOS and Android here: Test your knowledge on the … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bloom’s Taxonomy – Digital Pathways

This is an incredibly useful summary on how to apply digital resources to scale Bloom’s Taxonomy. Thank you to our friends at Educator’s Technology for their work in compiling this. … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Revise on the go with the new Bitesize app | BBC Bitesize

The new BBC Bitesize app is now available to download on your mobile phone for free (iOS and Android). Whether you’re studying GCSEs, Nationals or Highers, we’ve broken down your … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Free Templates to Create Newspapers and Magazines

Source: Google Docs Newspaper Templates Source: Blank Newspaper Templates | PaperZip Source: Editable Newspaper Powerpoint Template | Presentation Magazine Source: Newspaper Templates Primary Resources | Twinkl Source: Newspaper Templates | … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Apps to Support Diverse Learners in the Classroom | Edutopia

Apps can help diverse learners by gamifying their tasks, coaching them on social cues, prioritizing their time, strengthening their math skills, and sharpening their language abilities, and are a terrific and … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · 1 Comment