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5 Easy Ways to Dramatically Improve your Slides — Slidebean Blog. 13 Ways to Use Socrative as a Formative Assessment. Socrative is a smart, student response system that empowers teachers to collect data from their students via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

13 Ways to Use Socrative as a Formative Assessment

I find Socrative to be the most useful SMS app because students can use it on any platform with internet service, rather than phones with text messaging services. I let my students use Socrative with my laptops and iPod Touches in the classroom. It is a great way for teachers to assess students and collect immediate feedback. Its so Simple Teachers login through their device and select an activity which controls the flow of questions and games. Quick and Easy Assessment Student responses are visually represented for multiple choice, true/false and Short Answer questions. Socrative was created by a group of teachersIts interative and engagingIt provides immediate feedback via formative assessmentsIt is paperlessIt saves time when grading assignmentsStudents can use Socratic on any device, on any platform.

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Blogs. Microsoft Teacher Resources. Animoto - Video Maker & Photo Slideshow Maker. Fostering an Active Online Discussion. Heather VanMouwerik is a doctoral candidate in Russian History at the University of California, Riverside.

Fostering an Active Online Discussion

Follow her @hvanmouwerik or check out her website. When I was an undergraduate, in those heady days of invite-only Gmail accounts and “Heather is…” Facebook statuses, there were only two ways to communicate with classmates: seeing them in class or stalking them after. If you wanted to hold a study group, were confused by the reading, or wanted to work on a group project, then you had to plan to meet in advance. At the time collegial community could only be built through face-to-face contact—students physically occupying the same space with the same goals and the same schedule.

This model works great within a certain set of parameters: at a university with an in-residence student body, small student-to-teacher ratios, and in courses with high attendance and daily discussion requirements. Despite the changing realities of higher learning, course community continues to be important. EDUCAUSE Homepage.

Learning Strategies for Higher Ed. Pear Deck. The Top 10 Ed-Tech Tools Suggested by Teacher Experts - The Startup Blog: Ed Tech From the Ground Up. What 10 Edtech Tools Will Educators Use This Fall? EdTech Toolbox: Ultimate Web 2.0 List. 51 Essential EdTech Tools By Category. “50 Essential EdTech Tools By Category” was first seen on TeachThought.

51 Essential EdTech Tools By Category

Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. 1.

Social Learning 2. 3. 4. Social Learning. Tech Tools by Subject and Skills. Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all.

Tech Tools by Subject and Skills

In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at The following technology tools for teachers have been organized by academic subjects, topics, and learning activity. 50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. April, 2015 Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development?

50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has around 50 wonderful educational tools and except for Knowable, an application we didn’t know before, all of the rest have been already reviewed here in the past. And if you ask us about our top 10 from this collection we would mention the following : 1- Socrative Socrative lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. 2- TED Ed Offers a collection of excellent educational video covering a wide variety of intellectual topics. 3- TodaysMeet TodaysMeet is an excellent backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners. 4- Pearltrees Pearltrees lets you organize all your interests.