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Google Forms: Submitting Drawings - Teacher Tech. In Google Forms you may want to ask students a question that requires a visual answer. Google Forms limits student responses to text submissions. Google Drawings allow students to draw and model their learning, work collaboratively with images, create projects and provide evidence of their work. Using Google Drawings as an assignment for students can allow for easy assessment if you try these steps for combining Google Drawing with Google Forms. You will want students to submit their Google Drawings to your Google Form. Instruct students to go to Google Drive and create a Google Drawing. Google Drawings are great for modeling mathematics or filling out graphic organizers. Instead of submitting the link to the Google Drawing to the Google Form, students will link to the published version of the drawing. Students will click on the blue “Publish” button and confirm that they want to publish.

Copy Link Students will want to copy (Control C) the link to the published drawing. Published Link. 10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have -- THE Journal. Smart Classroom | Feature Page 2 of 2 10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have 6) Unlocking the Potential of Mobile DevicesThe bring-your-own-device implementations in many school districts mean that more students than ever are bringing tablets, netbooks or smartphones to school. "So many schools are going with tablets, or kids have them at home," said Carole Zei, a technology teacher in the McHenry School District in Illinois. "Teachers need to know at least a few basic apps to use in the classroom.

" A respondent who chose to remain anonymous said, "Teachers should use the technology that comes in the building with students to show how they are not just for personal 'fun' use, but also for gaining additional knowledge," adding that, "Students seem to have a disconnect with why they would use their phone in the classroom. "E-mail really is essential," said Barb Podkowka, a teacher and director of professional development at Virginia Beach Friends School. About the Author. 170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom.

Welcome to a post I always have fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a half year went by, and I was up to 125 ways to use Word Clouds in the classroom. I am so proud that this post now includes 170 ways. I was able to put together this list because of you and a lot of reflection.

Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? 170 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom - by Michael Gorman at ( Once again, I am amazed every time I talk to groups and find out so many educators have not used word clouds with their students. This is an update I promised from my previous 125 ways to use word clouds. All Subjects Put your lesson plan into a word cloud to create a word cloud of what you will be learning about.

Science Language Arts Social Studies Math. ORS_TechNews - Technology and Curriculum Integration Notes. ISTE 13: My Delayed Ah-Ha Moment!! This was my first trip to ISTE. I dreamed of attending ever since Maureen Brunner shared at an ILF (Indiana Library Federation) conference session 2 years ago. I literally felt myself drool at the possibility of being surrounded by educators who saw the wonder and potential in using technology as a tool to further our students' education. After watching two ISTE's come and go, I knew it was time to make things happen. After working on my husband for months, planning out how to make the trip as affordable as possible since my district was unable to send anyone, I finally won his support.

I was bound for ISTE13 in beautiful San Antonio!! I arrived early where I was able to participate in HackEd. The next day the conference officially kicked off. Leading up to the conference, many veteran attendees warned about the sheer-vastness of it all. As I was mowing, racing the incoming huge gray rain clouds rolling in, I started mulling over all the ideas that I picked up from different sessions.

Make Your Images Interactive - ThingLink. PadwheelposterV3.pdf. Presentations. Resources. Blooms Digital Taxonomy: Category 1 - Remembering | Digital Learning World. Music. Common Core Activities with Frolyc. 8 Jan Frolyc is a terrific tool for teachers looking to design their own lesson-based activities.

Teachers can create activities for students like: completing a graphic organizer, identify cause and effect in a passage, draw a response to a question or take a quiz. Students can access activities that are assigned to them by a teacher using Frolyc’s iPad app Activity Spot. As students complete the activity, teachers will receive feedback on student progress in real time! Not only does Frolyc let you customize your students’ experience by designing activities, teachers can access a library filled with Common Core aligned activities created and shared by other teachers. Frolyc makes it easy to design activities – in only a few minutes you can create a unique learning experience for your students. A learning and assessment tool, Froylc is a powerful platform for increasing student engagement and monitoring student progress.

Sign up for a free account and check out their student iPad app! Common Core Activities with Frolyc.