In a few weeks I will present this Learning Station Session at ISTE 2013 in San Antonio. Here's a sneak peek:
If you're going to ISTE, stop by and say hi!
eBooks are a powerful tool for Language Arts educators that can help engage students and get them excited about writing. Numerous resources are available online that allow free eBook creation and collaboration without having to print the final product. The possibilities are exciting!
This activity includes a complete lesson plan for teachers to incorporate a similar project in their classroom. It is geared for 3rd-6th grade students, but could easily be adapted for other age groups. I created this sample eBook about Nepal on Mixbook. This site allows students to create a digital storybook and publish their work online for free. Its editing tools and templates are simple and students can work individually or collaboratively on a project.
The purpose of this lesson is to motivate and encourage students of all ages to read. This lesson will be an introduction to reading in and of itself and encourage students to read. Through various videos and class discussion, students will see what reading can mean to them in a fun and exciting way that will keep their attention.
This English assignment is for high school or college students and is designed to take students' persuasive essay writing skills to a new level using social media. It contains three main parts: research, writing, and sharing. Students will select a topic according to syllabus instructions and use three social media tools in their work. Click on the image above to visit complete activity details and rubric.
In Defense of Powerpoint:Using Multimedia Presentation Effectively in the Classroom
Multimedia presentations are very much alive and can be extremely effective in the classroom -- but only if used well. Students also can learn how to create better presentations. This activity demonstrates the academic advantages of integrating presentation tools into the classroom effectively. Basic design and attribution principles are discussed. It concludes with a Jeopardy-style quiz to assess how well the students were listening. Click on the slide above for lesson plan, rubric, and assessment tools.
In Nepali, didi means older sister and is often used to describe one who works for you, one you respect, one who walks beside you on your journey. I work hard to bring teachers, parents, and students the best educational technology tools out there that educate, engage, and empower. Enjoy!