Educade is a new, free site that allows teachers to easily find, create, and share lesson plans for any grade level and subject area. The service is incredibly well organized and each lesson comes with a step-by-step plan, standards alignment, and even reviews from other teachers. It's an excellent resource, so, let's check it out!
BloomBoard is a new, free service that helps teachers and administrators organize and personalize classroom feedback. The system guides educators through every step of the feedback process by scheduling meetings and observations, cataloguing evidence, and even directing participants to possible professional development. It's an excellent service, so... let's check it out!
TouchCast is a new, free app for the iPad that lets you create and record videos with interactive web components. Within your video, you can embed web pages, twitter feeds, images, maps, and more, all of which are completely interactive. It's an incredibly exciting new tool... so, let's check it out!
Degreed is a new, free service that tracks your lifelong learning through accredited and non-accredited universities, online courses, and other learning activities. The site seeks to "jailbreak the degree" by opening up education to include the huge variety of learning options that are now available.
It's an excellent service and one that students can start to benefit from at the high school or even junior high level. Plus, Degreed will verify all diplomas, badges, and degrees to provide actual proof that a person has accomplished what they say they have. It's incredibly user friendly and definitely worth checking out, so, let's dig in!
ChemDraw is a new iPad app from CambridgeSoft that lets you easily draw and share chemical structures. If you've ever used the computer software by the same name, it's fairly similar, just redesigned for the iPad. With a price tag of $9.99, ChemDraw is an affordable and beneficial tool for the high school chemistry class. It has a host of great features, so let's dig a little deeper!
EduClipper is a relatively new web application that is often called the "Pinterest of Education." The free tool allows teachers and students to design and curate a digital portfolio of websites, documents, images, and videos. And, like Pinterest, users can follow others, comment on material, and interact at just about every level. It's a wonderful educational tool, so... let's check it out!
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