Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Instant Opinion Polls in the Classroom For a long time now I have been looking for a tool that enables instant polling in the classroom or in the lecture room. I specifically wanted something that: doesn't require registration (especially from the people I'm polling)updates very quicklyworks on any platform from computers to mobile devices It looks like I have finally found what I've been looking for and best of all it's free. The tool that I have found is Mentimeter and it does all of the above.Here's an example of a poll I created where you can add your vote: Here is a link to the results (if you are one of the first to read this article there may not be many results yet). Creating the poll was really quick and easy I just went to and typed in my question, then I clicked on 'Create Question',
iPad As.... iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. In other words, begin with..... heyjude In a world where libraries are completely reinventing themselves, where universities and schools are moving away from labs to BYOD, and where the focus of everything seems to be on mobiles —what will be the role of technology in the next decade? What do leading institutions need to be doing now to prepare? What are the strategies that will provide them the most flexibility? The greatest competitive advantage? These are the overarching questions that recently drove the discussions at 10th anniversary New Media Consortium Horizon Project special convocation and retreat. Over its decade of work, the Horizon Project has grown to the point that it may very well be producing the single most important body of research into emerging technology within the world of education.
Awesome Note - Brilliant Idea Finally, combine notes with to-dos in one app! Organize your life today with Awesome Note, and start making every second count! Top ranked and steady app for Productivity section. Redefining classroom learning. Empowering instructors. Teaching Functionality Easy Lesson Plan Development Use the web-based app to build, edit and manage your lesson plans in our Show-Explain-Ask framework. Here you can infuse your lesson plans with media elements & videos (things you want to show), notes & examples (things you want to explain) and real-time assessments (things you want to ask). Project Project videos, images, documents, questions, notes, real-time scribbles/annotations and more to large screen surfaces using the built in projection feature.
iPad As.... iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. Free Audio Tools for Teachers ( Presentation ) I have been receiving several emails recently asking me for a presentation about free audio tools that teachers can use in their classroom. I know I am a little bit late but I hope you would understand it is just because of the constraints of my thesis studies and work as a teacher. There are several audio tools out there online and a single querry in a search engine would generate a plethora of links but the question of how useful these tools are they to you will depend on how smart you are with search algorithm and all that bubble. Speaking from the" in the trenches " perspective, I know exactly what kind of audio tools you are looking for as a teacher. You might be in need of a simple web application, easy to use and above all free . Well this presentation has 12 such tools.
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Wolfram announces Wolfram Education Portal Wolfram, the makers of Wolfram Alpha, the computational search engine, and Mathematica, announced yesterday the launch of the Wolfram Education Portal. The portal will have dynamic teaching and learning tools, organized by course, such as dynamic textbook, lesson plans, interactive demonstrations, widgets and more. It is in Beta at this time, but anyone can sign up for a free account and access the materials.