Some great ‘Top 10 posts’ showing great collections of useful, free web resources for the classroom

Every now and then you come across a great blog that shares really interesting resources and shows how to use them in the classroom. Today I came across such a blog called Raki’s Rad Resources and on this blog were a number of great posts I would like to share with you http://www.rakisradresources.com I really liked the Top Ten Lists that she has placed on her blog. These are collections of resources she has collected and feels they are worth sharing: 1. 10 best reading websites for the elementary cl...

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Get your students thinking critically and interpreting datasets with TuvaLabs – have you tried using it?

Submitted by Fiona Beal Have you seen this Data Literacy Skills site called TuvaLabs https://www.tuvalabs.com? It really is worth exploring. I thought I would giveTuvaLabs a quick review in this blogpost outlining how I experienced it.   TuvaLabs is a site that contains all kinds of data from ‘reliable’ sources, and the goal at TuvaLabs is to help students develop their data literacy skills, enable them to be critical thinkers and persistent problem solvers, and empower them ...

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How much do you know about the wonderful ReadWriteThink website?

What is ReadWriteThink.org? I have always known about the amazing ReadWriteThink website (http://www.readwritethink.org/) and its wonderful templates but when I attended ISTE 2013 I suddenly saw what a great potential this programme has in the classroom. Lisa Storm Fink gave a wonderful session entitled ‘A day with ReadWriteThink.org.’ ReadWriteThink describes its mission like this: “to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices ...

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Use Zoom.it to display group photos on a blog (e.g. Google Teacher Academy NY cohort)

Often when you are at a life-changing professional development event, such as the recent Google Teacher Academy in New York, you want to have a group photo to remember the occasion and the people – and you may want to display it on a blog or website. Zoomit is the perfect tool to use for this. Here is the example and then I’ll tell you how to go about it:   1. First you need to put your photo somewhere on the web so as to obtain a web link.  2. Open http://zoom.it/ and add y...

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A quick, free way to run meetings

Submitted by Fiona Beal Today I came across this meeting site which said. “Meet Face to Face Online, hang out with co-workers and teams, run as many meetings as you want, no software or signups needed. Best of all, it’s free”. This sounded great – almost like a free group Skype but maybe with video? The site is called ‘meetings.io’ and the address is http://meetings.io/   Step 1: To start off you click on ‘Get a meeting room’.   Step 2: This takes you to a meeting room ...

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How to use Tweetchat for Twitter discussions

Submitted by Fiona Beal It all started when Philemon Kotsokoane tweeted me (on Twitter) saying “… I’d like to follow last night’s chat on tweetchat.com How do I access all the chat & remove smart pausing message?#edchatsa”  Up to that point I had only been using a free programme called Tweetdeck for Twitter chats. I wrote a blogpost on how to use Tweetdeck last month  https://www.schoolnet.org.za/2012/03/why-not-install-and-use-tweetdeck-for.html  The reason I ...

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SA teachers – why not join the conversation from 20h30 to 21h30 each Monday evening on #edchatsa?

Submitted by Fiona Beal  Not too long ago I came across an article that posed the question ‘Is Twitter the Driving Force Behind Upcoming Educational Change?’ and that question constantly echoes in my mind. Twitter is an incredible tool for sharing, summarising, communicating, sending quick messages, using a hashtag for conferences and events – the list is endless. Undoubtedly, for the educator Twitter is a must. I, for one, have learned SO MUCH from my Twitter PLN. So, for this reason...

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Why not install and use Tweetdeck for Twitter group chats?

Last Monday night from 8:30pm – 9:30pm one of our social media in education activitists in South Africa, Arthur Preston, Head at Elkanah House Primary School in Cape Town, introduced a Twitter chat for South African teachers on the #edchatsa hashtag. It was a wonderfully stimulating chat with many teachers from around the country participating. Teachers only got to know about it via Twitter and had a great chat about the topic, “If there was one piece of technology that could change South African educ...

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Please visit e-classroom.co.za – a wonderful South African resource site for R-3 teachers

Do take a look at our wonderful ‘proudly South-African” site, http://e-classroom.co.za,  that provides a delightful array of FREE beautifully created worksheets for our South African teachers. This site, e-Classroom,  has reached over 500 000 hits and is the number one “e-classroom” website on Google! e-Classroom is a portal which provides free support resource material for educators and parents and is aimed at learners in Grades R-3. Their content is very much in line with 21st cent...

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A lovely South African site with free downloadable worksheets in several subjects

Isn’t it great when right here, in South Africa, you come across a site with lovely, free, downloadable worksheets in : Mathematics, English, Science, Environment, Health, Nutrition, Hygiene, Arts, Crafts and Colouring. This site is called the e-learning classroom  and it can be located at: http://e-classroom.co.za/ When you explore the site you find so many excellent worksheets and other classroom aids. Take a look. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! ...

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