Magazine article Techniques

E-Connect

Magazine article Techniques

E-Connect

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With over one million students dropping out of high school each year, educators have struggled to find ways to keep students engaged and on track. using the following online tools will give you the resources to expand beyond classroom learning and revolutionize your teaching.

BrainPop

Web App

www.brainpop.com

The 411: BrainPOP is an online web app that creates animated videos that are designed to teach traditional educational topics that engage students, support educators and bolster achievement. Along with each video, an optional multiple-choice quiz is provided that tests students' retention and comprehension. Students can explore videos that align with the common core standards in STEM, language arts, technology and health topics--with their classmates or at their own pace.

Scoop.it

Website

www.scoop.it

The 411: Scoop.it allows you to create a web page to share what you find interesting from around the web. If you are teaching about a specific topic, you can use Scoop it to create a page that is constantly updated with the latest articles or information on that specific topic. Use your Scoop it page to collect educational videos, online quizzes or spelling resources--all on one single webpage to share with your students or colleagues.

Tildee

Website

www.tildee.com

The 411: Tildee is a great site to help continue learning outside the classroom. Tildee is useful for creating, sharing and locating tutorials for all kinds of technology-related subjects. With Tildee YOU can design your own how-to page on just about any topic. You can easily construct simple step-by-step tutorials by adding text, maps, videos and photos into. your guides. Once you're done, Tildee will assign you a specific URL that you can share.

Upcoming Webinars

ACTE's winter/spring series, "Spring into Advocacy for CTE," is your to61 for professional development. Join us for our upcoming webinar on January 10, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. EST to learn more about CTE Month[R] and how you can become involved. ACTE Media Relations Manager Ashley Parker will share in-depth knowledge on CTE Month 2013, the new student contests for CTE Month, promotional materials, ideas that you can use to recognize CTE Month in your community and tips for getting coverage in your area for your GTE programs around the CTE Month 2013 theme, "Career and Technical Education Works!" Webinars are free but are open only to ACTE members. Check out upcoming and archived webinars at www. …

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