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Surfing for Substance II: 50 More Apps for Educators

Posted on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @ 13:06 PM

best apps for educatorsIf your students are anything like ours, they respond enthusiastically when we bring technology into the classroom. We’ve also seen how technology can help us stay organized and even become more efficient classroom managers.

But keeping up with rapidly-changing technology—and weeding out what is useful and what isn’t—can be challenging. We want you to get your hands on the best technology out there, but we also want to help you get back to what you do best: teaching. That’s why we’ve done the legwork for you and gathered 50 of what we consider to be the most useful websites and apps for teachers out there.

As with our previous guide, Surfing for Substance, we strove for quality, not quantity. Our descriptions of each resource are brief and lighthearted—and hopefully, substantive enough to give you a sense for whether or not they will fit your students’ and your needs.

You may be a “tech-head” already, but you don’t have to be to make any of these 50 user-friendly websites and apps a part of your everyday life.

Inside you'll find apps for: Click here to download our free guide

  • Classroom Management
  • Reading and Literacy
  • Writing and more!

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Topics: Best Apps for Educators, apps for educators, Free Downloadable Resources

Download our free guide: 50 Apps for Teachers

Posted on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 @ 11:09 AM

Surfing-for-substance-apps-for-teachersIf you are like most educators, you’re on an incessant prowl for new ways to engage your students. As someone who doesn’t have a lot of time—and is determined to make good use of what time you do have—it is likely that you’re also looking for ways to streamline your curriculum and stay organized.

You may be a “tech-head” already, but you don’t have to be to make any of these 50 user-friendly websites and apps a part of your everyday life.

If you do a quick Google search for  “Top Apps for Teachers," you’ll find plenty of compilations out there. Too often, though, these “greatest hits” err on the side of quantity over quality. As a result, you end up wading through a laundry list of clunkers and dead links.

Instead of striving for quantity, we’ve boiled down our favorites list to what we consider to be the best, no-filler-added websites and apps for teachers out there.

Our descriptions of each resource are brief and lighthearted—and hopefully,
substantive enough to give you a sense for whether or not they will fit your students’
and your needs.

We've broken down our compilation like this:

  • Apps for the Unorganized
  • Keeping Connected (Social Networking)
  • Apps for Enhancing Your Curriculum
  • Media & Miscellaneous

 

Download our FREE guide:  50 No-Nonsense, No Fluff Apps for Teachers

 

Topics: Educational Leadership, Educational Leadership Degree, Educational Leadership Master's Programs, Educational Technology, Educational Technology Master's Degree, Educational Technology Programs, Instructional Technology Graduate Programs, Best Apps for Educators, Master's in Educational Technology Online, Developing Teachers, Free Downloadable Resources

Poverty and Education: What's the Connection? What's the Solution?

Posted on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 @ 13:09 PM

UnderstandingPovertyandItsEffectsOnEducationTo educators with little experience teaching economically-disadvantaged students, the behavior of their students often seems jarring and confusing.

It may be tempting to respond by demanding respect or condemning the behavior, but unless we understand why students do what they do and model the appropriate response, we can’t expect our students to change.

Our guide offers 15 must-have solutions that will not only help educators better understand economically-disadvantaged students, but offer suggestions for fostering respect, embedding social skills and creating an inclusive learning environment.

Click here to download our FREE guide!

Topics: Educational Leadership, Educational Leadership Degree, Educational Leadership Master's Programs, Role of Principal in School, Online Master's in Educational Leadership, Free Downloadable Resources

Translation and the Empathetic Imagination: An Interview with Dr. Chae-Pyong Song.

Posted on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 @ 13:08 PM

Translation_and_the_Empathetic_ImaginationDespite the fact that most American readers are familiar with the long-sustained success of translated works, few of us have thought to peek behind the velvet curtain to thank the unsung poet-hero who allows us to experience them: the translator.

Consider successful contemporary novels like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Reader. Who wrote these? If you don’t know, I can either tell you—Stieg Larsson and Bernhard Schlink, respectively—or you can check the cover of the book. Next question: Who translated them? I have no idea. Both texts sit before me, cover up, but the translator is, as Chronicle for Higher Education writer Jennifer Howard would say, “Like a discreet waiter who keeps the glasses filled while remaining practically [and unjustly] unnoticed.”

We all know bad translation when we see it—that’s easy. But when it’s seamless, when it’s impeccably on, the translator etherizes and the author bows before us. 

To offer not only a defense of why translation matters, but to walk us through his translation process, we are pleased to share with you Translation and the Empathetic Imagination, a free download from Marygrove College associate professor of English, Dr. Chae-Pyong Song.

Enjoy.

 

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Topics: Modern Language Translation, Spanish Translation Course, Translation and interpretation studies, Translation Classes Online, Free Downloadable Resources

Principal Coaching: Building a Community in 3 Simple Movements

Posted on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 09:07 AM

Principal Coaching GuideWithin the last few decades, the role of the principal has changed dramatically. In addition to all of the administrative and managerial duties he or she organizes behind the scenes, principals are also expected to:

• Design, implement and refine effective curricula

• Offer instructional support and improve teaching and learning

• Understand and implement ongoing student and leadership assessment

Motivate and inspire their community of students and teachers

How does one person accomplish all of this? Our guide will help answer this question; it will also help get you started on

• Building a community

• Improving teacher quality

• Improving student performance

Click here to download our Principal Coaching Guide

Topics: Educational Leadership, Educational Leadership Degree, Educational Leadership Master's Programs, Role of Principal in School, Online Master's in Educational Leadership, Successful Schools, Developing Teachers, Free Downloadable Resources

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