Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Have a lovely summer!

Well, I'm off on summer vacation starting tomorrow, and first I'm looking forward to a few days in London. I really wish you all a happy summer and I'll be back here in about a month or so (if not before)... All the best! /Pernilla

Monday, June 15, 2015

Digital tools for educators and students

Today I dove into an ocean of web sites, apps and other digital tools during my study day. I'm looking to refresh my digital skills and I had lots of ideas pop up today, while looking at some old and new web pages. Here I've tried to collect many of the ones I was introduced to today and I've also commented on some tools that I've used myself, at least a few times.

Digital tools for responses/quizzes/surveys/exit tickets: 
(* = my favorite ones right now)

AnswerGarden    *



A web whiteboard

GoSoapBox

Kahoot     *

MeetingWords

Mentimeter

Padlet

Socrative     *



TodaysMeet

Tricider    *

Voto


Other digital tools for education (for formative assessment, podcasts, presentations, storytelling ...):

Animoto

Canva - love to make posters with this one...

ClassDojo



Coggle

Flipgrid

Geddit

Inklewriter



Jing

LetsRecap

Lino

Lucidchart

Movenote

Nearpod

Pearltrees - this is where I collect my favorite web pages...

Pixton

Plickers

Podbean

PodOmatic

Popplet



Powtoon - I've made a few videos using Powtoon, it takes time, but works well!

Prezi- make presentations in an easy way

Puppet Pals

Rubistar - make your own rubrics

QuickCast

Quizalize

Screencast -o-matic - I've used this one to record instructional videos for my students - easy to use when flipping the classroom

Screenr

Sock Puppets - animation

Soundcloud

Storybird - write stories

Storyjumper

Tagxedo

Tellagami

Thinglink - great! I love this one!



Thinkbinder

Tweetping - this one I'll use when the next school year starts....tweets as they happen...

Twitter - you'll find me @PernillaElma

Zaption

Videoscribe

Vocaroo

Voki

Wordle

Wordsalad




 Is your favorite educational web page/app not here? Please, let me know in the comments!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Learning Challenge with James Nottingham


The Learning Challenge with James Nottingham from Challenging Learning on Vimeo.

I'm looking forward to reading "Challenging Learning" by James Nottingham this summer, I'll keep my eyes open and look for it in London on Wednesday....

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Peek of the week 21 - London

In about ten days I hope to board a plane for London, one of my favorite destinations in Europe. This will be my sixth time in London and I always get to see new and fascinating landmarks each time I'm there. This "peek of the week" takes a closer look at London, the big city with 8 million inhabitants, a slithering river that runs through it, a colorful history filled with eclectic people and languages and so much more, of course. This time I'll have a closer look at the SkyGarden, the Parliament building, St. Paul's, Camden Market, Covent Garden, the Warner Bros studio outside of London, the Tower, Buckingham Palace, many parks and some shopping thrown in too....can't wait!




Strip The City - London from MonkeyPuzzleMedia on Vimeo.




Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Perky Nanas from New Zealand! What's not to love?!

Today I happily welcomed a package from my global colleague Kerri in New Zealand, (remember we sent Swedish candy to them a few weeks ago) and now "the Kiwi" dito arrived. I was happy to see the Perky Nanas - as I love the name and was curious as to what they tasted like. Banana and chocolate - can't go wrong! I made a video with my students tasting the treats and after editing it it'll pop up here in a few days' time. Thank you Kerri, Jemma and students!

Cutting up the candy for the students and our tasting session! 





Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Six word stories - a future project

I'm trying out a new digital tool - Thinglink - and I find it very useful. I'm also looking into future projects for next school year and I'm going to work on a project called "Six word stories" - inspired by Banksy. I found inspiration where another teacher, Annika Sjödahl, had worked with flash fiction and Banksy. The project is still in the early stages of planning but I was intrigued to use Thinglink to learn it and I think I'll be able to use it once in a while in the future. It seems versatile and fun.

The six word stories in the picture below are all from www.sixwordstories.net.