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10 Excellent Google Drive Apps Teachers Should Try This School Year

10 Excellent Google Drive Apps Teachers Should Try This School Year
August 28, 2015 Here is another back-to-school goodie for teachers. This is basically a selection of some of the best educational Google Drive apps to use in your instruction. As is the case with Mac, Chromebook, and Chrome lists, all of these apps have been covered in separate review posts in the past and are also deemed to be among the most popular among teachers and educators based on the feedback we received following their publication. "This extension allow you to save web content directly to Google Drive through a browser action or context menu. You can save documents, images, and HTML5 audio and video all by right clicking and selecting 'Save to Google Drive'. You can save the currently viewed page using the 'Save to Google Drive' browser action." MindMeister is a very good tool students can use to create mindmaps and brainstorm complex topics. 3- GeoGebra DocHub is anther excellent Google Drive tool for filling, editing, and signing PDFs. 5- WeVideo 6- Pixlr Express

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Here Is A New Simple Tool to Create Educational Rubrics October 3, 2015 Quick Rubric is a new tool from the folks in Photos for Class. This is a new web based application that allows you to easily set up criterion-referenced rubrics to score your students performances and assignments. You can use Quick Rubric to create rubrics to help you assess things such as oral presentations, writing projects, reading comprehension, storytelling and many more. Rubrics are also proved to be of great help when grading students works especially essay and long narrative writing. The way Quick Rubric works is simple and easy.

A web whiteboard Web whiteboard is a web-based shared whiteboard application. This means you can use the Web Whiteboard to draw, sketch and doodle together with your friends, colleagues or students, no matter where they are or which computer or device they're using. It is simple to use and there's no registration needed. Advanced features If you need more advanced features than what's available out-of-the-box in Web Whiteboard, you can register and subscribe for a premium plan. Premium plans allow you to save the boards you create so you can reuse them later, invite guests to watch you draw without allowing them to draw in the board, and even have a voice call with all the board participants (on compatible browsers and good-enough Internet connections). Transliteracy- QR Codes and Art Transliteracy is defined on Wikipedia as The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. The modern meaning of the term combines literacy with the prefix trans-, which means “across; through”, so a transliterate person is one who is literate across multiple media. Ryan Nadel, in an interview on Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning, defines transliteracy even further: “The most fundamental notion of transliteracy is the ability to adapt.

8 free apps that pump up Google Drive Don't let its weird name scare you: Wappwolf Automator for Google Drive is one of the most powerful apps around for dealing with files (and maybe also wolves) in the cloud. Wappwolf is kind of like an IFTTT for Drive: It allows you to set up recipes for advanced automation based on files being added to specific folders. You could create a Dropbox folder, for instance, and tell Wappwolf to upload any files placed in that folder to a matching folder in your Dropbox account. Wappwolf also works with Amazon Cloud Drive, Basecamp, Box, Evernote, Facebook, Skydrive, and an array of other services. In addition to cloud-to-cloud syncing, it can automate a variety of Drive-contained actions, such as converting files, removing EXIF info from images, and stamping logos onto images. The app allows up to 10 automations to be configured for free, with up to 10 files a day being processed.

fortune © Time Inc. All rights reserved. Fortune.com is a part of the Time.com network of sites. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 4 Great Google Docs Add-ons to Help Students with Their Writing October 13, 2015 Today we spent sometime going through Google Docs add-ons store and selected for you the titles below. These are particularly ideal for helping students with their writing from spell checking to providing feedback on writing assignments. Also, some of these tools are freemium and offer pro versions with more advanced features. Scratch Help - About Scratch Who Uses Scratch? Scratch is designed especially for ages 8 to 16, but is used by people of all ages. Millions of people are creating Scratch projects in a wide variety of settings, including homes, schools, museums, libraries, and community centers.Learn to Code, Code to LearnThe ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.Around the World Scratch is used in more than 150 different countries and available in more than 40 languages. To change languages, click the menu at the bottom of the page. Or, in the Project Editor, click the globe at the top of the page.

15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning Project-Based Learning is a 21st century approach to learning that acts both as a curriculum and instruction tool, as well as a new way for students to think about school. Rather than strictly academic lessons and units, real-world problems can be solved, and students gain experience with long-term management of the learning process, and the possibility of self-direction. Project-Based Learning allows naturally embedding of “school” in authentic environments whether those are digital or physical. Back to school: Canada lagging in push to teach kids computer coding Armed with rope, pictures and elephant headbands, it looks like this group of nine-year-olds is setting up a huge game of hopscotch. But they're really laying out the biggest thing to hit British schools in a century. As the students direct each other through the grid they've built, they're learning the basic fundamentals of computer coding, in the process moving beyond how to use computers to how computers work. "We're actually enabling them and empowering them with skills and capability so that they can choose how they solve problems using technology," says Peter Gaynord, a teacher at Histon and Impington Junior School near Cambridge, England. This class is far from unique.

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