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Did you know that I am other places around these interwebs other than iLearn Technology?  It’s true!  Sometimes I have to remind myself that not all of my readers have been with me since 2007 hanging on my every word (I know, I’m shocked too) and may need a refresher from time to time on where else they can find me. I used to be a computer teacher and technology integration specialist. These days I am still working in education as a consultant, offering PD, writing, and working on starting a school.  When I was a computer teacher, I taught elementary and made this website for my students.  It is separated by grade and subject and has my very favorite websites (at the time- I haven’t updated it recently) on it.  These are what I used most often with my students and needed fast access to.  I bet you will find some fun websites you can use with your students, or pass it along to your students knowing that everything they find there will be a safe place for them to be. Tenkely.org I write another education blog that is a collection of my dreams for what I want education to be. It is called Dreams of Education, not as many followers there but great conversations! I freelance write for The Apple on occasion about a variety of topics, usually technology, always education. I keep a blog where I record great stories of learning, it is called Stories of Learning (imagine that!) I keep a blog all about iDevices (iPods, iPads, iPhone) apps and their uses in education it is called iPad Curriculum. I have a Facebook fan page for iLearn Technology. I write with other incredible bloggers on Cooperative Catalyst and Confident Teacher. I am an Apple fanatic and have written two magazines about using Apple products in education. (I wish I had time to do some more of these!) I am on Linked In here (I’m not very active there but check in on occasion when I remember to). I am on Twitter here (I am good about checking in here). I have created a few websites that I used with my students but will share with you including: Typing Internet Safety for Parents iVerb Project Web 2.0 Advent Calendar (I’m pretty sure I have more of these floating around but this is what comes to mind at the moment- I tend to make a website for EVERY project I have going at any given time :)) I do keep social bookmarks but use a platform that doesn’t seem to be free to use any more (except for me?) Simply Box. When in doubt, search ktenkely it is the name I use everywhere on the interwebs. A few tips and tricks for iLearn Technology- if you are searching for ANYTHING type in the keywords into my search box…9 out of 10 you will find something great!  Don’t know exactly what you are looking for? Do a multiple category search (find it to the right of this post in the sidebar).  Select items from as many of the drop downs as you would like and click “search” Every post or tool that matches that criteria will come up.  I sort posts according to Blooms Taxonomy level, grade level, subject, and resource type.  Go ahead and give it a try, I know you will find something you can use! iLearn Technology has a store- in it I sell lesson plans, flipcharts (for use on the Promethean), and my Bloom’s Taxonomy images (Peacock, Umbrella, Tree, and Pin wheel). They are all $.99/ download.  I use this money to keep my blogs and websites going.  I add to my store occasionally so check back every once in a while for some new finds. I am a Promethean certified trainer (although it has been 6 month since I have done a training!) I keep my Promethean resources here. I hope in all of these resources you find something that is helpful for you!

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Eliademy: Democratizing education with technology

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ilearn Technology: Eliademy- Democratizing education with technology

What it is: Eliademy has a wonderful mission of democratizing education with technology.  The tool makes it easy for anyone to create an online classroom, for free!  Eliademy makes it easy for educators to create, share and manage courses.  Eliademy is a free learning management system and course content created by you.  Educators can engage students through discussion boards, videos, images, news feeds, visual notifications and calendar with a fast and easy to use interface.  Eliademy is available everywhere: Mac, PC, tablet, smart phone. Very handy!  Even better, you can create a course from your tablet (not available in a lot of LMS/online classroom options).

How to integrate Eliademy into your classroom: Eliademy isn’t just for offering distance-learning.  It is a great way to connect your students in new and awesome ways in a blended-learning environment.  Keep all of your digital classroom resources in one, easy-to access place.  Make sure that your students can always be connected to what is happening in class with a shared calendar. Extend classroom discussions with discussion boards, video, and news feeds.

I’ve long been a fan of blending online experiences with offline.  Students begin to see that learning can happen anywhere, not just in your classroom.  They also connect in different ways online.  I’ve found that kids are willing to have deeper, more vulnerable conversations in an online environment.  This is especially true when the relationships are established first in the classroom.

Host your “flipped” materials using Eliademy.  Not only can students access video, they can extend the experience with access to additional classroom materials, the ability to discuss and share resources online, etc.

Challenge students to create their own course to share.  What are they passionate about?  What can they offer to teach others?

Tips: Eliademy makes the promise that it will always be secure, without advertisements, and free.  Outstanding.

What do you think of Eliademy?  How do you plan to use it in your classroom?

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Hi, I am from India, and engaged in IT Training business (both Software and Hardware/ Networking) for last 20 years. My training model is primarily classroom teaching. How can I benefit from Eliademy? Can we synergise our resources to build something mutually beneficial?

Would look forward to your response.

Warm Regards,
Gurvinder

Hello Mr. Gurvinder. Greetings from the support team of Eliademy.

We just saw your comment on this very good website and we would like to contact you to answer your questions. Feel free to send us an email to info@eliademy.com to explain how Eliademy can be perfectly adapted to the business world and thereby, to your company.

Regards
The Eliademy team

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