Scrivener “The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.” —Michael Marshall Smith Grow your ideas in style Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. Riddle Adds More Features Teachers Will Like for Creating Online Quizzes Late last spring a new platform called Riddle was launched for creating online quizzes. The first time that I tried it, I liked it. Since then the developer of Riddle has steadily added features to it. The latest batch of updates to Riddle is particularly useful to teachers. The most important update to Riddle that teachers should note is a new option to require user names when replying to questions on a Riddle quiz. Second, you can now build Riddle quizzes based on embedded YouTube videos.
A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy by TeachThought Staff The modern learner has to sift through a lot of information. That means higher level thinking skills like analysis and evaluation are necessary just to reduce all the noise and establish the credibility of information.
Typography In eLearning: 5 Key Tips For eLearning Professionals Typography is critical for eLearning design and development; it can make your eLearning course look professional and well organized, or amateurish and sloppy. Most importantly, it affects your learners’ attention. In this article, I’ll share 5 key tips for great typography in eLearning, so that you can make sure that you use it effectively in all of your eLearning courses. If you ask any graphic designer, they will tell you that typography is art; indeed, typographic details have been created from thousands of years of written language and when used effectively they can communicate great beauty. As eLearning professionals, we are expected to have some basic knowledge of typography, as no matter how many images, graphics, videos, or audio files we use, the main source of our eLearning content is text; and while good typography makes your work look professional, bad typography conveys amateurism.
12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation tools for teachers There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments! 1.
How to Write Screenplays Using Microsoft Word: 9 steps Edit Article Edited by Moneybox35, Teresa, BW, Antarctica and 11 others Why should you pay hundreds of dollars for script writing software when you already own the most powerful program out there: Microsoft Word! We'll accomplish this through something called macros, which are programmable shortcut buttons. We will program them by recording the actions we want them to do. We will make macros for 1) Scene headings 2) Description 3) Character names 4) Dialog 5) Parenthetical.
5 Tools to Create and Administer Quizzes Online Other than attending staff meetings, writing and grading quizzes might be the least enjoyable part of teaching. Fortunately, there are some tools that can make the process a little bit easier. Here are five tools teachers can use to create and administer quizzes online. There are many other quiz and survey tools on the web, but not all of them provide the option to see quiz takers' results. These five were chosen because teachers can see their students' results. I use Google Forms for giving short multiple choice quizzes.
No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down Anton Oberländer is a persuasive speaker. Last year, when he and a group of friends were short of cash for a camping trip to Cornwall, he managed to talk Germany’s national rail operator into handing them some free tickets. So impressed was the management with his chutzpah that they invited him back to give a motivational speech to 200 of their employees. Anton, it should be pointed out, is 14 years old. The Berlin teenager’s self-confidence is largely the product of a unique educational institution that has turned the conventions of traditional teaching radically upside down. At Oberländer’s school, there are no grades until students turn 15, no timetables and no lecture-style instructions.
To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing I strive to teach my high school students the value of criticism, especially when it comes to improving their writing. To do so, I model how criticism continues to help me become a better writer. Earlier this year, for example, I shared a draft of one of my education feature articles, which included detailed feedback from an editor at a prominent media company. I asked my classes for advice on how to address several edits, dealing with sources, transitions, terminology, and structure. A few days later, I directed my budding writers to the much-improved final draft. This easy but worthwhile activity helped more of my students feel comfortable receiving criticism, and not view it as an affront.
Tips for Writing Better Quiz Questions Quizzes are a popular evaluation tool used within eLearning all the time. As an eLearning professional, I’m always on the hunt for new ways to measure the knowledge and retention of my learners. If I learned anything about working in “Corporate America,” it’s that reliable data is worth its weight in gold. As most of us know, when it comes to measuring knowledge retention, it’s not always easy to find data that supports the ROI of our eLearning efforts.