4 Useful Tools for Creating Non-traditional Quizzes July 29, 2015 Here are four great web tools for creating online quizzes to share with your students. We have already reviewed these tools in separate posts in the past and some of you might already be familiar with them. However, for those of you who haven't seen them before, these are web-based platforms for creating a wide variety of interactive quizzes. For more choices on quiz making tools, check out this page. 1- FlipQuiz Top Tweets and Resources for Teachers and Leaders About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.
The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the larger educational scene. It’s been one of the hottest topics in education for several years running and doesn’t seem to be losing steam. Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos. The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved.
6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures June 25, 2015 In today’s selection we curated for you some useful apps and web tools to use to add text to pictures and create classroom posters. Students can use these tools for different educational purposes including visually explaining a given topic, creating greeting cards, designing inspirational quote posters and many more. 1- Picfont ‘With Picfont you can easily : . Add text to a picture : uploaded from your (Computer, Url, Ipad...). . The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education Ed Tech Trends The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education Makerspaces, wearable technologies and adaptive learning technologies are three of the six technologies that will have a profound impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition, released Wednesday by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative.
To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom To Flip or Not to Flip: The Only Question Should Be When! Guest post by South Florida State College and Florida Keys Community College instructor, Erik Christensen, written for the quarterly educator newsletter The Learning Lounge. What would you do if all of your students read the textbook and studied online lecture videos BEFORE each class? This would enable you to shift the focus of classroom time to higher order thinking and application of knowledge. This is not a dream but can be a reality in your classroom. Six ways to boost classroom participation: Part Three – Embracing different learning styles This is the second article of a six-part series on boosting classroom participation. Last week, we heard about overcoming both teacher and student anxiety in the EFL classroom. In this article, Zarina discusses different learning styles and how to support those students who may not be as receptive to our usual forms of teaching. “There are no difficult students – just students who don’t want to do it your way.” Revell, J. and Norman, S. (1999): p.65. In the previous article in this series, I looked at the presence of anxiety in the EFL classroom, and the various techniques you can employ in order to reduce it.
20 Ways to Use ThingLink in Education When I first learned about ThingLink late last summer, I was immediately impressed. My mind started racing about all the ways that ThingLink could be used by teachers, students and even beyond the classroom. If you’re not familiar with ThingLink, it makes images interactive. The flipped classroom: six myths What is the flipped classroom? According to many in the educational technology business, it’s using online video to deliver lectures to students and personalize the learning process. However, if you read the work of education researchers, the flipped class model is more about promoting active learning in class, in pursuit of higher-level, critical thinking skills. So which is it?
Capture for Chrome: create and upload vi... MediaCore Capture for Chrome is a free Chrome extension that lets you capture picture-in-picture video from your screen and webcam, record a Chrome tab, any desktop window or your entire screen, or simply record from your webcam. Once you’re finished recording you can easily upload your video to MediaCore. 1) Start by downloading MediaCore Capture for Chrome from the Chrome store. Focus on Real-World Problems with Flipped Learning Einstein’s famous formula changed the world. We believe the following equation will change education: FL + PBL = GL (Flipped Learning + Project Based Learning = Great Learning) In a nutshell, lectures are done at home and projects are done in the classroom, though there is much more to it. By definition, project-based learning involves the real-world problem that you are trying to solve. This is your hands-on learning piece that involves critical thinking and collaboration.
Welcome A warm to the learning event Over the past few years there have been many changes in the way we live, work, play, teach and learn. Learning online, atttending webinars, collaborating in virtual teams are all now taken for granted as they are easily accessible, efficient and cost effective.