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Benefits of Using Backchannels In Your Classroom. Over the years I've introduced a lot of teachers to using tools like Padlet, TodaysMeet, and Socrative in their classrooms.

Benefits of Using Backchannels In Your Classroom

All three of these tools can be used as backchannel and informal assessment tools. I've written about various ways to use each of these tools in the past. (Click here for TodaysMeet, here for Padlet, and here for Socrative). Here are some of the key benefits of using backchannels in your classroom. 12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers. 'FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows teachers to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom.

12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers

All the boards you create can be saved for later use. You can also share your boards up on-screen and have students work on them collaboratively...To set up your new quiz board, you will need to register. Once logged in, click on “ Create a new board”. Then use the editor provided there together with the different tools it offers to design your game boards. You can always edit your boards by clicking on the “edit your entire board button”. Create QR Codes for Any Item in a Seesaw Digital Portfolio.

Seesaw is a fantastic tool for creating digital portfolios and blogs with your students.

Create QR Codes for Any Item in a Seesaw Digital Portfolio

With the Seesaw mobile apps and web app students can upload digital artifacts as well as save pictures of physical work they've done. Once uploaded to their digital portfolios students can annotate items with text, drawings, and voice comments. Portfolios that students create in Seesaw can be shared with teachers, peers, and parents. Recently, Seesaw added a new option for sharing portfolio artifacts. Snapchat Explained by Students to Teachers. New- Teachers Can Now Create Polls in Google Classroom. I- Post a question‘Sign in to Classroom at classroom.google.com.Click the class.At the bottom, click Add Add and click Create question.Enter the title of your question.

New- Teachers Can Now Create Polls in Google Classroom

(Optional) Enter instructions. (Optional) By default, the answer is due the next day. To change it:Next to Due Tomorrow, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.Click the date and select a date.To set a due time, click Time and type a time.To post a question with no due date, click Due date and click X at the date.’II- Post multiple-choice questions'To create a multiple-choice question, click the Down arrow Down Arrow at Short answer, and update to Multiple choice.At Option 1, enter the first answer option.Click Add option to add further answer choices.

QR Codes Can Do That? There are tons of quick and easy ways to integrate technology into your instruction -- with powerful results.

QR Codes Can Do That?

I've been a fan of Quick Response (QR) codes in education for years and even wrote a book all about how they can be used to promote deeper learning in your classroom. When speaking to teachers about these black-and-white squares, it's so much fun to see the "aha" moments as we explore different ways to use scannable technology in the classroom. This list of five things that you may not know about QR codes contains some simple ideas that definitely pack a punch. These tips include strategies for differentiating instruction, distributing materials, and keeping families up to date on classroom activities. If you've tried one of these QR tips or have another to add to the list, the comments section of this post is the perfect place to share! New Google Forms Templates.

Drawing / graphic tools. Quickly Dictate Notes in Multiple Languages on Dictation.io. Quickly Dictate Notes on MicNote. MicNote is a free Chrome and Android app that allows you to create voice recordings, text notes, and image-based notes on one concise notebook page.

Quickly Dictate Notes on MicNote

The notes that you record with your voice can be time-stamped by clicking on your Mic Note note page while you’re recording. You can also take notes without recording any audio. All notes support inclusion of images and links. The best part of Mic Note is that you can sync all of your notes to your Google Drive or Dropbox account. Watch the video below to see how you can create notes in MicNote. Here are this week’s most popular posts from FreeTech4Teachers.com: 1. 5 Things We Can do to Prepare Students to Work Independently 2. Professional Development Opportunities! There will be two Practical Ed Tech Summer Camps this year.

Infographic Design: VIsme Introduces 20+ New Comparison Infographic Templates. Infographics are perhaps one of the most effective visual content types for comparing two ideas, people, places or things.

Infographic Design: VIsme Introduces 20+ New Comparison Infographic Templates

This head-to-head layout helps viewers instantly identify the differences and similarities between two different concepts and can be used to compare any of the following: Old and new concepts: If you are introducing a brand new concept, system or method to an audience and want to give them a point of reference, you could compare the concepts they’re already familiar with the new concept.Before and after: Another way to use comparison infographics is to compare something before it was revamped with the new version. Tagul - Gorgeous word clouds. Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class. July12, 2014 Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content.

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class

Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) has undergone several great updates that make it an ideal tool to use with students in class. Before we see some of the ways to use this platform with students, let us have a look at some of its features . Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: google docs. Literature Map Helps You Find Authors You Might Like. Turn Your iPad to A Blackboard Presenter with This Cool App. QR Codes Can Do That? Some Excellent Web Tools to Give Students A Voice in Class.

September 24, 2015 At the core of progressive pedagogy is the empowerment of students by giving them a voice in class and making them part of the decision making.

Some Excellent Web Tools to Give Students A Voice in Class

Unlike traditional instruction where students are viewed as passive receivers of pre-designed knowledge, a progressive instruction is primarily student-centered and dialogic in nature. It views students as subjects with a sense of agency capable of co-constructing their own knowledge. This pedagogical stance is especially popularized by educationists such as John Dewy, Paulo Freire, Maxine Greene, and Vygotsky. For these theorists, learning is driven by curiosity, inquiry and self-discovery, processes which involve students in their own learning and makes their learning meaningful. Three Free Tools Students Can Use to Dictate Notes.

Food speech recognition software can be very pricey, but it doesn't have to be.

Three Free Tools Students Can Use to Dictate Notes

Online voice recorder. Evernote: organize your work. Collaborative Tools. Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! Guest Join | Help | Sign In cooltoolsforschools Home guest| Join | Help | Sign In Home Presentation Tools Collaborative Tools.

Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world. Padlet Adds Helpful New Attachment Previews. Padlet is a fantastic tool that I have used and recommended countless times over the years. My tutorial video about it is the most viewed video in my YouTube channel. This week Padlet introduced some improvements that might not jump out at you right away, but will be helpful to you in the long run. You have always been able to add attachments to your sticky notes on Padlet. Now those attachments will be color coded to give you a better preview of the file.

Attachments will be color coded as follows: Audio = purple, Video = yellow, Image = pink, Document (including slideshows and spreadsheets) = green, Link = blue, Everything else (zip file, e.g.) = grey. Applications for Education Here are five ways that I frequently use Padlet: Padlet as a simple blogging platform: Padlet walls can be arranged in free-form, grid, or stream layouts.