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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers
September 25, 2015In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer mediated activities to deliver instruction. The strengths of this instructional approach is its combination of both face to face and online teaching methods into one integrated instructional approach. In today's post, we are sharing with you a set of some useful web tools you can use for blended learning:1- Blubbr Blubbr is a cool web tool that allows users to create quizzes around YouTube videos. These are basically interactive video quizzes ( called Trivs ) that you can create for your students and which they can answer while they watch the selected video clip. The quizzes are also feedback supported meaning students will get feedback as they answer each question. 2- Teachem Teachem is a web service that allows teachers to create lessons around YouTube videos. 3- Educanon 4- VideoNotes

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9 Resources to Flip Your Classroom The flipped classroom model reverses homework and classwork, so that students can learn at their own pace on their own time. Educreations- free accounts and $$ accounts EDpuzzle- students watch videos and add their comments as they are watching; EDpuzzle lessons now integrate with Google Classroom. Educanon- interactive video learning; free Explain Everything- interactive whiteboard; $3.99 iPad app Haiku Deck- presentation software; education account is only $5.00 per month

Use Thinglink to explore identity I’m participating in Thinglink’s Summer VR Challenge, and the first exercise in the challenge is to design your Digital Self, a visual representation of yourself with embedded links to things you feel are important people know about you. A key component of the exercise is to share your Digital Self with your PLN. But I warn you: you’re not ready for this jelly. Mouse over the image above to find out what I shared about my Digital Self. What is Thinglink?

Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking When it comes to creativity, one of our biggest concerns is usually how we can be more creative, or how to come up with better ideas. Research in this area is all over the place, but I’ve gathered some of the most practical studies out there to help you utilize specific techniques that can boost your creativity. All of these studies are useful for everyday creativity in daily life, so try a few out for yourself and see which ones work best for you. Restrict Yourself The research shows an insidious problem that many people have is that they will often take the path of “least mental resistance,” building on ideas they already have or trying to use every resource at hand. 7 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos Short videos from YouTube and other sources can be quite helpful in introducing topics to students and or reinforcing concepts that you have taught. Watching the video can be enough for some students, it's better if we can call students' attention to specific sections of videos while they are watching them. The following tools allow you to add comments and questions to videos that you share with your students.

20+ Google Forms Teachers should not Miss After "The 10 Google Forms Templates Every Teacher Should Know About " that we have posted here a couple of months ago, today we are providing you with another great set of forms created by Kern Kelley who is one of the most reputable guys in the field of educational technology. Kern has really invested a lot of time and effort in creating these forms and on behalf of all you , we send him a big thank you for this work and don't forget to have a look at his fabulous blog The Tech Curve. Kern Kelley has divided these forms into categories as you can see below. Just click on any title and it will automatically copy into your Google Docs board if you are sign in to your Google account. A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers July 29, 2015 We spent sometime during the last weekend sifting through our archive of educational tools we covered in the past and decided to bring to the forefront the titles below.The aim of this multi-purpose collection is to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access some of the best educational tools to leverage in their instruction. This list is a work-in progress and we will be adding more to it in the next coming days. Tools for creating instructional videos and tutorials 1- PixiClip

Flipped Learning Network Ning Supported file types: .doc/.docx, .xls/.xlsx, .ppt/.pptx, .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .bmp Max file size: 25 MB Supported thumbnail types: .jpg/.jpeg, .png, .gif, .bmpMax upload size: 500 kB You completed:Flipped Classroom And Flipping Strategies Next up: Continue » Color Preview (not actual size) 10 Awesome Web Tools Teachers should Be Using Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is back to you with another list of some great educational websites. We have meticulously handpicked this compilation and we want those of you who, because of their time constraints or any other reasons, could not keep up with the sweeping influx of the web tools to have a chance to get to know some useful tools to use both for their professional development and with their students as well. You can also check our archive for other compilations.

The flipping librarian One of the things I am getting ready to do in September is to help a growing number of interested teachers flip. Just in case you’ve missed it, many educators are thinking about flipping. What is flipping? 5 Ways for Students to Create Audio Slideshows For the next few days I'm taking some time off to relax, play with my dogs, and ski with friends. Rather than leave the blog dormant for a few days, I'm re-running some of the most popular posts of the year. Somewhere between a PowerPoint presentation and a full-fledged video is the audio slideshow. Creating audio slideshows can be a good way to add meaning to slides that otherwise might not mean much without a presenter. Here are some ways that students can create audio slideshows. Narrable is a neat service for creating short narrated slideshows.

CloudSchool a simple and elegant platform for instruction I recently discovered CloudSchool, incredibly simple (and free) platform for creating and sharing standards-aligned instruction. The teaching space (LMS) allows you and any teacher partners to deliver full courses or individual lessons. The WYSIWYG interface makes it easy to create and publish media-rich lessons, assignments and homework. CloudSchool can also be a platform for professional development. 12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students If you can access it in your school, YouTube has a ton of useful educational content. Here are ten tools that can make using YouTube in your classroom a better experience for everyone. Removing Related Content and Banner Advertisements. A Cleaner YouTube is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Once installed A Cleaner YouTube allows you to display YouTube videos without any of the "related videos," comments, or display advertising. There are other tools that do the same thing, but what makes A Cleaner YouTube different is that not only can you display videos without the related materials, but you can also search YouTube without viewing any of the "related videos," comments, suggested videos, or advertisements.

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available to students wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students the power of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala. The powerhouse trio of experts shared their thoughts on the concept during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast on October 16, in which they exchanged tips, inspiration, motivation, and their favorite tech tools. “The library has to be flipped. In the classroom, Valenza notes, the flipped model frees up time to be used interactively on problem-based learning, and turns the 100-plus-year-old instruction model on its head.

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