Easy-to-Use Educreations Helps Students Show What They Know. We’re spotlighting an app this week that we think is versatile enough, and easy enough to use, that even the most time-strapped educator can take advantage of it: Educreations.
Educreations is a free mini whiteboard for students or teachers. You can write on it, record a video or just audio, and much more. These mini creations can get kids involved in the lesson in new ways. Teachers can create lessons or a slice of a lesson to share with students. Students can demonstrate what they know. And best of all, it’s very easy to use, which is not surprising given that the creator of “Pieces of Flair” on Facebook, Wade Roberts, is behind the design.
As he told Mindshift’s Katrina Schwartz of ed-tech software generally: “If this is the future of learning, there needs to be a platform for the average, non-tech savvy teacher to participate.” Here are a few examples that Mark Thomas, a teacher and educational computing strategist at Vincent L. The possibilities are endless.
Related Posts: 15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education. Google Drive has enabled Google Add Ons and there are some that you and your students will want to enable right away.
Others may appeal more to professional developers or those who work remotely . I have updated this post and also held a free webinar talking about my favorite Google Drive Add Ons. I’ve updated this post originally written in 2014 to reflect current information. This remains one of my most popular posts to date, so I want it to be current and to remove links that no longer work.
At the bottom, I include a list of all Add-Ons removed from this post and why. Want a video tutorial? Here’s a tutorial on enabling add ons. Add-On #1: Extensity The biggest issue that teachers and students often have is having too many extensions and add ons enabled. Ok, it isn’t really an add on, but it can be accessed through an add on.
Then, if you want to use Google Voice typing everywhere, all you need is the Read Write Toolbar for teachers (see below.) Add On #4 Grammarly. 17 Free Tools for Creating Screen Capture Images and Videos. When you're trying to teach people how to do something new on their computers having screencast videos or annotated screen capture images can be invaluable to you and the people you're trying to help.
Here are some free tools that you can use to create screen capture videos and images. Vessenger, producers of a group messaging system, offers a free program for capturing and annotating images on your computer screen. The free program, called Snaplr, is available for Windows and Mac. With Snaplr installed you can capture all or part of your screen. Snaplr's annotation tools include text boxes, highlighting, and free-hand drawing tools. Using the print screen key on your PC or "command+shift+4" on your Mac are easy ways to create a screen capture.
Monosnap is a new, free screen capture tool for Mac and Windows. Szoter is a free online tool for annotating images that are stored on your computer. Explain and Send is a free Chrome extension that I have just installed in my browser. How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios. The following post is written by Greg Kulowiec & Beth Holland from EdTechTeacher .
You can hear them both present at the April 10-12 EdTechTeacher iPad Summit in Atlanta! As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen. In other words, how can we curate this content into portfolios for assessment as well as reflection. Portfolio Curation with Google Drive With recent upgrades to the Google Drive app on the iPad , it is now a viable solution for student portfolios that can be created in their entirety on iPad. The Google Drive app now allows for the creation of Documents, Spreadsheets, and Folders. The video tutorial below explains the process of creating, uploading and sharing within the Google Drive app on an iPad.
Using Portfolios to Make Connections with Evernote Evernote provides one possible solution to the challenge. A Crowdsourced List Of The Best iOS Education Apps. We’re proud to introduce you to a new set of resources we think you’ll enjoy .
It’s a curated list of the best education technology resources. But it’s not just organized by us. It’s now YOUR turn to share, vote up, and learn about all the best education technology out there. 47 Core Teacher Apps: A Visual Library Of Apps For Teachers.