MindMup 2.0 Includes Vertical Mind Mapping MindMup is a nice mind mapping tool that can be integrated into your Google Drive account. MindMup works like most mind mapping tools in that you can create a central idea and add child and sibling nodes all over a blank canvas. MindMup nodes can contain text and links. Earlier this week MindMup released a new feature in MindMup 2.0. Applications for Education Creating mind maps is one of my favorite ways to organize ideas and information. H/T to Jen Deyenberg Formative - A Possible Replacement for Infuse Learning There is certainly not a shortage of online tools for distributing quizzes to students and watching their responses in realtime. Formative is the latest online quiz and feedback service that I have tested. Formative provides you with a place to create online classrooms. Your students join your classroom by entering the assigned class code after registering on the Formative website. Once your classroom is established you can begin distributing assignments to students. The best feature of Formative is the option to create "show your work" questions. Applications for Education When Infuse Learning shutdown earlier this year many teachers were disappointed by the loss of a great tool that allowed students to draw responses to questions. The "show your work" question format in Formative could be great for gathering responses to math questions or any other question that isn't easily answered by using standard keyboard functions.
Zaption vs EdPuzzle - AHS Technology Integration There are some great video resources out there today that allow for students to get assistance in learning a new idea or concept as well as furthering their understanding of that idea or concept. Zaption and EdPuzzle both allow the teacher, or anyone for that matter, to places questions and feedback into the videos to create a better learning experience for students. We do not just want our students to consume, we want them to be actively thinking even while watching a video. The questions we place into the videos also allow for some form of formative assessment to allow us to see how they are doing at understanding the ideas or concepts being shown in the video. Both of these tools are very simple to get started, allow you to log-in using your Google account and make it easy for students to get to the videos. Both record their results so that you have data to use to adjust your plans and to let you know how your students are doing. Most of all, try both out and play with them.
Dahl's Dugout: Zaption, EduPuzzle, edCannon: What is the difference? **UPDATE** Oct 20th, 2016 - Zaption was bought by edPuzzle, Zaption no longer exists. Many of you may have heard of one of these or maybe even used one of these assessment tools. When I have worked with others teachers these tools I often get asked about how it compares to another tool like it. What does that one do that this one doesn't? Which one do you recommend? Have you heard of this one? Anyway, I did some research on the top three that I get asked about the most. I have used Edpuzzle and Zaption the most because I like the public search access that is provided the free version. These are all great websites to gather feedback from students. 1. I would love to hear your thoughts on these tools, or other tools you use for assessment.
Brainstorming and Voting Amazingly Easy. Free Online Tool | tricider Save Kahoot Quiz Results In Your Google Drive Account Kahoot is featured at the end of nearly every Best of the Web presentation that I give. Kahoot provides a fun way to gather feedback from a group through their phones, iPads, Chromebooks, or any other device that has a web browser and an Internet connection. You can include pictures and or videos as part of each question that you create and share in a Kahoot activity. Players are awarded points for answering correctly and quickly. Or you can turn off the points system to use Kahoot in a non-competitive environment. The latest update to Kahoot, one that I failed to share a few weeks ago when it came out, enables you to save the results of a Kahoot in your Google Drive account.
Using Technology in the Classroom: eduCanon vs EdPuzzle Hello all! I cannot believe it has been so long since my last post! I apologize for not getting back to blogging regularly, but I am sure you all understand how much life happens. Anyway, I am very excited with the two tools I am going to share with you today. Video tutorials are becoming very common in classrooms today especially if a teacher is "flipping" their classroom. The two tools I am sharing with you today are great for breaking up longer videos and also for assessing if your students are understanding and following along. I am hoping to have more tutorial videos on how to set this up for our district specifically to the staff soon. eduCanon: EDpuzzle: Larissa
App Tested: Zaption, EDpuzzle & EduCanon | Mr. Kamrowski Description In the winter and spring of 2013, I piloted a one-to-one classroom using the flipped learning model. Content lectures were recorded and assigned to students as homework. In the 2014-15 school year, I incorporated the use of Zaption and EDpuzzle in some of my classes to see how they could benefit my instruction. Analysis When I break down the features of the apps, it becomes interesting fast. Price Zaption and EduCanon have a free and paid version. Being a thrifty educator, I am most curious about the features offered in the free editions. Video Curation An example of how different these three programs are can easily be found when simply pulling video content into the platform to add interactive elements. Click/Tap the images below to enlarge. Photo: EDPuzzle’s search interface. Photo: Zaption’s search interface Photo: Zaption’s search results interface. Photo: Zaption’s Gallery search interface. Interactive Elements The interface for adding interactive elements are intuitive. Sharing
An Easy Way to Quickly Create Vocabulary Lists from Documents - Best of 2015-16 School Year All of this week I am on the road working with teachers in Texas, Kansas, and Arizona. Rather than scrambling to write blog posts at the end of each day, I'm taking this time to feature some of the most popular posts and new tools of the 2015-2016 school year. Last winter I was contacted by a high school student who had developed a neat tool for generating vocabulary lists and study sheets from a document. That tool is called Vocabulist. Vocabulist enables students to upload a document and have it extract words and definitions from it. Each word in the document is matched to a definition. Applications for Education Vocabulist could be a nice aid to students when they need to learn a set of definitions.
Poll Your Students With Google+ Polls Google has added a new option to Google+ in the form of polls. Google+ polls allow you to create a poll to share with the whole world, one of your circles, or members of one of your Google+ communities. You can add multiple pictures to your poll to add a visual component to your questions and answer choices. Your poll respondents can add comments to the poll just as they can with any other Google+ discussion. Applications for Education If you're using Google+ Communities to communicate with students, Google+ polls could be a good way to quickly gather feedback about a question that you pose to them.
Rendre ses vidéos interactives pour ses élèves dans Partage TIC J'ai fait l'analyse des différents outils qui permettent de rendre les vidéos interactives. Je souhaitais que mes élèves soient davantage actifs dans leurs apprentissages lorsque je réactive leurs connaissances en utilisant la vidéo. Dans les lignes qui suivent vous pourrez lire mes commentaires en lien avec plusieurs outils gratuits utilisables directement en ligne. Edpuzzle Il est possible d'utiliser des vidéos provenant de différents sites tels que: YouTube. J'ai adoré cette application par sa simplicité et sa rapidité à donner de l'interactivité à mes vidéos. Blubbr Il est possible d'utiliser des vidéos provenant de YouTube seulement.Il ne fonctionne pas sur le iPad.Il est fait sous forme de challenge, chaque question vaut un certain nombre de points et plus l'élève répond rapidement, plus son nombre de points est élevé.Chaque question est limitée dans le temps ce qui peut occasionner un stress pour l'élève. Zaption Kahoot EduCanon : TedEd: Thinglink Teachem Adventr Videoant MoocNote Vibby
Testing…Testing…EDpuzzle vs. Zaption – This thing called…Teaching Recently, or at least not too long ago, a colleague attended a workshop I did on flipped learning. After I commented that my next growth step was to try out EDpuzzle, he asked if I would also test Zaption in my classroom and let him know which I preferred. So after piloting both of these…wait! They really are both pretty awesome. Uploading Videos Both E and Z allow you to upload videos from your computer or from a myriad of online resources. Interactive Features This is where I go into oped mode…I found the Z elements much easier to use. With E you can add narration, audio notes, an open ended question, multiple choice question, or comment. With Z on the other hand, you can insert text slides, image slides, drawings, open ended questions, multiple choice, check boxes(survey), drawn response, a discussion thread which is similar to backchat, and a ‘jump to target’ that ‘jumps’ to a specified location in the video. Sharing General sharing is also a breeze with links or embed codes. E Overview
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