29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier There are so many wonderful websites around, and it is difficult to know each and every one of them. The below list provides some of those websites that I find particularly helpful, even though they are not as famous or as prevalent as some of the big names out there. 1. BugMeNot Are you bugged constantly to sign up for websites, even though you do not wish to share your email? Online Quizzes: Take Online Quiz - ProProfs Quizzing is a great way to fulfill the need to learn in the most engaging way possible. Quiz yourself or create a quiz for your peers, students, friends, customers, or employees. There’s something for everyone.
Printable tracing worksheets, alphabet practice templates, custom writing worksheets to print, printing practice sheets Tools for Educators offers to use as resources for lessons, lesson plans and printable materials for classes. The is a teachers tool that allows you to make handwriting worksheets, tracing sheets, or blank lines for free writing activities on any theme with pictures. Animoto in the Classroom: Activity Ideas Looking to enhance students' Web 2.0 competencies and build 21st-century skills? The Animoto tool allows anyone to create professional-looking projects using audio, photographs and video. Fortunately, if you're a teacher looking to bring this fun and easy multimedia tool into the classroom, a free account will do just fine. Free accounts let students generate projects up to 30 seconds long in a limited number of styles and with a Web-streaming level of visual quality.
Some Great Educational Tools Recommended by Teachers November 23, 2015 Ever come across an education tool that you feel you simply must share? Something that colleagues perhaps don't know about yet? Here are some hidden gems recommended by educators on edshelf. DocsTeach Teach history and social studies using primary source documents. Explore the world through photos of cities and natural wonders. How to flip your class with quizzes in 5 steps Measuring a student’s knowledge state is the typical purpose of quizzes in education. Can these short tests do more? Quizzes have long been used as a “stick” in education. Did you ever scramble at the warning from your own teachers during class, “y’all better do your work…or else.. I am going to give you a quiz!” Know Students Better: A Visual Guide to Formative Assessment Tools When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and weaknesses help teachers tailor learning experiences for their students. Formative assessment involves the teacher collecting information about what students know, don’t know, and want to learn. This information takes many forms, including observations, exit tickets, discussions, games, and quizzes. These kinds of informal assessments can also help teachers get to know their students as learners and as people.
Games - The Game Gal Rock-paper-scissors is an easy, fast game that everyone probably already knows. But I like to be comprehensive, so here are some rock-paper-scissors instructions, including a video and a link to some interesting tips at how to win. A people-watching game…or more of an outfit-watching game. If you’re thinking from the title that it’s a mean game, don’t worry. It’s not supposed to be at all. This is a cooperative talking game from the band OK Go.
Things I like about Animoto for Education byonApril 12, 2013 [byline_dns]? A colleague of mine recently showed me a very cool way for students to create good-looking videos. WRITING TOOLS Character Pyramid Tool (PDF) Visualize your character’s FLAWS & associated behaviors (for a deeper understanding of this tool, please reference The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws) Character Target Tool (PDF) Organize and group your character’s POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES by category: moral, achievement, interactive or identity (for a greater understanding of this tool, please reference The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes) Character Profile Questionnaire (PDF) Not your average character questionnaire!