Are you dropping?

Are you dropping?

Super easy to follow guide for using Dropbox. I find that I am using this more and more. I use it to share files with other people that are too large to email and also for back up. There are some advanced features in here as well. Just takes a few minutes to read and it was definitely worthwhile.
http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/download-using-the-magic-pocket-a-dropbox-guide

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Memorizing Facts

To help students create flashcards or question and answer sets use http://www.quizlet.com or http://www.studyblue.com.  Both sites are free and there are pre-made flashcards ready to go on these sites.  A student or teacher can also create their own flashcards or Q & A.  

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What Stuck With You Today?

What Stuck With You Today?

Give students a post it note to place on door on their way out. Variation of the ticket out the door.

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Twitter Door

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Create a Twitter door.   Make a laminated strip for every student to do an update status.  Give students a couple minutes to share about something they learned, liked or happened during school that day. 

Print What You Like

http://www.printwhatyoulike.com

This is probably one of the websites that I use the most.  This website enables the user to print a website without all the junk on the sides.  It can also condense the page.  Saves me a lot of ink at home.

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Flip Text

I’m not exactly sure how you might use this in the classroom but it sure is fun.  Who doesn’t love upside down text?

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History Pin

What it is:  History Pin is a really neat website that lets students (and anyone) electronically “pin” historical pictures, videos, audio clips, and stories to a digital globe.  There are three main ways to use History Pin: exploring it, adding to it, or curating things on it.  History Pin has some great collections and tours that have already been created that can be used in the classroom.  Collections bring together content around a theme.  Students can explore collections or create one of their own.  With a Tour, students can go step-by-step through content, a story, explore a place or walk through time.

How to integrate History Pin into the classroom: History Pin is a neat place for students to learn about history.  They can see history through pictures, video and stories submitted by people around the world.  History Pin is also a fantastic place for students to demonstrate learning.  They can add pins, create collections or tours around their learning.  In many states in the US, students have standards that are related to learning about the state history.  In Colorado, this is true of our 4th grade students.  History pin is a great place for them to demonstrate their learning of their own state.  The best part?  This learning can be viewed and used by others all over the world.  Our students get really excited about sharing their learning when they become the “experts”.  History Pin lets them be the experts.  Way cool!

Depending on which Collections and Tours your students engage in, there are great opportunities for incorporating other subjects.  Our students enjoy comparing statistics from history with statistics of today.  They are really enjoying knowing how to use ratios these days!

I love the way that Geography is so ingrained in History Pin.  Students can easily see (and track) where history occurred in the world.  This helps students understand how movements, revolutions, immigration happen as a result of geography.

Credits:  iLearn Technology

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