Thursday, January 22, 2015

Every week, Edutopia publishes a list or grants and contests involving education. Three of the grants this week are below. Check the link every week for new opportunities!


Differentiate Using Social Media

Here is a nice spreadsheet by John McCarty on Edutopia about 50+ ways to differentiate using social media.

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Three Myths About Teaching

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Spreadsheet Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools

Richard Byrne has done it again! He has created an amazing spreadsheet comparing popular ed tech tools. Tools included:

  • Alternatives to Google Image Search
  • Backchannel and informal assessment tools
  • Building classroom websites
  • Building classroom blogs
  • Creating multimedia textbooks
  • Creating multimedia quizzes
  • Audio editing tools
  • Multimedia timeline tools
  • Mind-mapping tools
  • Mobile video creation apps


Classroom Resources from the National Parks

The National Park Service has curriculum resources, which allow students to explore parks with virtual field trips. Currently, there are 53 free curriculum packets for almost every grade, and they explore topics like immigration at Ellis Island and the Civil War at Fort Scott.