10 Keyboard Shortcuts Every Chromebook Owner Should Know Do You Know These? So you own a Chromebook — but do you know how to use it like a pro? Just like Windows and Mac OS X, Chrome OS supports a variety of keyboard shortcuts. Some of these reveal extra functionality, some simply speed up repetitive tasks. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teachers' Top Educational Chrome Apps in 2015 July 16, 2015 Over the last weekend, we spent sometime sifting through our Chrome extensions archive and curated for you the list below. We singled out the the apps that have been most popular among teachers and educators during the first six months of this year. The apps cover a range of themes from tools to enhance your productivity and help you stay focused to add-ons for annotating and editing PDFs, you will definitely find something to use in your teaching. Enjoy “Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. Classroom helps students organize their work in Google Drive, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers.”
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. Click on the ‘Create a Rubric’ button and start customizing the rubric form as you want.
How to customise your book in iMovie After exporting your book as a video, you might need to make a couple of custom edits. Let’s look at how to do this in the iMovie app. Watch the video or read the tutorial below. Why would you want to edit your book in iMovie? Exporting your book as a video is a great way of sharing your book, as it gives you the freedom to upload it to a video-sharing site like YouTube or Vimeo and even embed it in your blog. Formatting Tables in Google Docs & Slides The table tool is one of the Google Docs tools that tends to get overlooked. It’s a useful tool for quickly creating charts within a document. I have long used it to give organization to group notes during jigsaw reading activities.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Important Chromebook Tips Every Teacher Should Know about October 30, 2015 If you are using or planning to use Chromebook in your instruction, the tips below are definitely worth your attention. These are instructions to help you make the best of your Chromebook in terms of how to search for and find educational apps to use on it, how to customize its settings to suit your own teaching purposes, how to save files to Google Drive and edit and share images using Chromebook's built-in editor, how to add users and control who can use your Chromebook and several other tips that are integral to an effective integration of this device in your class. 1- Find apps for your Chromebook Apps are web applications that allow you to do specific tasks on your Chromebook. Chrome Web Store is the place where you can look for and download Chromebook apps. Watch this video to learn more about how you can look for and install apps.
Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students Image courtesy of OZinOH Welcome to my list of webtools that don’t require student registration. This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. And it is still growing. I started added comments to each link, but that is taking a long time to complete. Please bear with me as I update it. 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. 1- Texthelp Study Skills
Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 5 Steps for Formative Assessment Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. If you flip your class, you might be able to rid yourself of the bane of many teachers: grading papers late at night. Since the flipped classroom model moves teachers away from the "front of the room," they have more time to interact with students and implement a wide variety of instructional strategies -- including formative assessment. 5 Steps to Check for Mastery