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. Have a look at the list below and share with us your feedback Here Is An Excellent Web Tool for Creating Classroom Newspapers February 2, 2016 Printing Press is a great web tool from ReadWriteThink that you can use with students in class to easily create beautiful newspapers, flyers and brochures. The tool is very easy to use and students will definitely love working on it. Printing Press provides multiple pre-made templates to choose from when creating a newspaper. Finished works can be saved and shared with others through emails or you can print out paper versions to distribute in your class. Additionally, you can save your unfinished newspaper as a draft and use a simple WYSIWYG to edit it later on.
Custom Memes Now you can create your own custom memes on Quizizz! Ever wanted to make a meme of your school mascot? Hungry for the praise of your pet cat? Well, now your imagination is the only limit! 5 Ways to Share YouTube Videos Safely and Privately (Without the Distractions) Do you want to be able to use YouTube in your class, but are concerned about exposing students to the distractions that surround it? Worse yet, inappropriate content may be displayed, which is a huge concern for younger students in particular. Well I am here to provide a few approaches to solving that problem. You can use YouTube to host and deliver videos safely, without the distractions. This Image is Licensed CC BY SA 3.0 21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year The Past mixing with the Future #selfie A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it’s almost 2015. Gone are the days when we can use the excuse that “we don’t do technology”.
10 Types of Infographics: Which Works For You? Do you have your next big infographic idea but know how to get it on paper? Do you have all the data you need but aren’t sure how to visualize it? Creating a really cool, memorable and–above all–shareable infographic comes down to investing the necessary time and attention in all the steps that lead up to an awesome data visualization. In a previous series of posts, we discussed the steps to creating your own infographic. One of the key elements in this process is understanding that information can be categorized in one of five ways:
Class Quiz Games with Quizizz (an Alternative to Kahoot) I love hosting classroom quiz games. They can be great for formative assessment as can be a great way to help students review before a test. You’ve probably used (or at least heard of) the multiplayer gaming website Kahoot. There’s a lot to like about Kahoot: it’s free, works in web browers on tablets, computers, and smartphones, and you input your questions (or copy a pre-made quiz from their library). Quizizz is an alternative to Kahoot, and there’s also a lot for educators to like. It is very similar to Kahoot, with a few key differences. 6 tools for real formative assessment Delivering formative assessments is made easier with classroom technology tools As education policy moves away from the much-maligned No Child Left Behind and toward new legislation focusing on learning outcomes, technology-enabled formative assessments are moving to the foreground as a way to gauge student learning in real time. Assessments have long presented a challenge for educators in their various forms and frequency. Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the summative assessment pressure of NCLB eases and formative assessments become more important.
Create an Impressive Class Website in Under an Hour Have you ever admired other teachers’ websites and wished you had the know-how to create one for your classroom? For years I wished I had a class website. I had tried my hand at creating one using both FrontPage and Dreamweaver, and even though I’m pretty good with technology, I gave up in frustration. The system my district provides is easy to use, but every site looks nearly the same.
Bad Infographics: 11 Mistakes You Never Want to Make In an increasingly visual world, bad infographics have become the bane of the Internet. Just ask users who are bombarded on a daily basis with everything from poorly designed visuals to flat-out inaccurate data visualizations. This pandemic has gotten so bad that up to 95% of infographics from unknown sites have distorted the truth or just plain lied. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Here Is A Great Alternative to Google Forms July 27, 2015 For those of you looking for a good alternative to Google Forms, JotForm is a great tool to start with. It allows you to easily create beautiful forms that you can share with others or embed in your class website or blog. It also provides a wide variety of themes and ready-made templates to utilize when building your forms.
10 Great Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes June 20, 2016 Over the last couple of years, we have reviewed a wide variety of educational web tools to use to create digitally based quizzes. Below is a collection of some of the most popular quizzing tools we have covered so far. Be it a flipped, blended, virtual or even traditional classroom, the tools below will enable you to easily create interactive quizzes, questionnaires and polls to share with students in class.
Step 1: Set up your class blog – Teacher Challenges Welcome to our latest free professional learning series on class and student blogging! This series guides you step by step through the process of class and student blogging. It provides class blog examples so you can check out how they are used by educators. Many of the examples are from primary grades but the same principles apply regardless of student age (including adult learners). Refer our personal blogging series if you want to set up a personal or professional educator’s blog. The activities can be completed at your own pace and in any order!
How to Create Infographics Whether you’re a marketer, entrepreneur, writer or educator, odds are that you’re itching to create some awesome visual content–something that will really impress your audience–but just don’t know where to begin. You’re not alone. Like you, many non-designers nowadays find themselves in the same predicament: full of ideas worth listening to but lacking the know-how to visualize them in a way that will really captivate readers, even in the midst of a crowded web.