Battle in the Cloud – What productivity suite is best for Education?

I (And other contributors) have written at length previously here about the undeniable benefits of cloud based tools and applications in the classroom. Granted, these have been primarily based on Office 365 but Microsoft’s ubiquitous productivity suite isn’t the only game in town, In fact, Google’s G Suite (Formerly Google Apps for Education) was the ground breaker, …

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Appolearning

As an IT coordinator and Learning Support teacher in my school for the past 20 years, one of the questions that I am asked ALL of the time is…. “Do you have any software that you recommend for x….” Be it place value, reading, spelling or maths concepts… teachers and parents want to give their …

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HP Teacher Exchange

Despite having a difficult web address to remember (http://h30411.www3.hp.com/) Hewlett Packard have one of the most interesting sections on their web site for teachers. I follow them on Twitter (@HPTeachExchange) and they often come up with some lists of great resources for teachers. For example, I used their list of animation resources for a project …

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SENteacher

The SENTeacher http://www.senteacher.org website is a long time favourite of mine for accessing quick, easy to use, adaptable printable resources in Literacy and Numeracy. With a renewed focus on Literacy and Numeracy in all our schools it is an opportune time to visit SENTeacher and take a look at what it offers busy teachers. While …

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Teacher Professional Development via Twitter

As the summer approaches many teachers will again engage in a range of continuous professional development courses, on topics ranging from the environment to the Internet. But did you ever consider using Twitter as a source for your own professional development? Will Richardson, http://weblogg-ed.com/, author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and other powerful web tools for …

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Rethinking Teacher Professional Development for the 21st Century

I am currently attending the Consortiuum of School Networking Conference (CoSN) in Washington DC and had the pleasure this morning to attend an excellent session on the future of “long-term embedded teacher professional development”.  The session was led by Will Richardson and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach who described a world where teachers build their own learning networks.  …

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How to Embed Almost Anything in your Website

Web 2.0 tools have made it possible for anyone to use digital media in their webpages or blogs.  This article from the Digital Inspiration Blog provides a handy reference forembedding almost anything in your HTML web pages from Flash videos to Spreadsheets to high resolution photographs to static images from Google Maps and more.

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