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It's Easier Than You Think

It's Easier Than You Think
Always wanted to make a WebQuest but not sure where to start? Education World has all the answers and can make the process easy for you. WebQuests are probably the most talked-about and widely used Web-based activities in today's classrooms. What are WebQuests? What accounts for their popularity? And how can you use—and create—WebQuests in your own classroom? "I hear and I forget. "A WebQuest," according to Bernie Dodge, the originator of the WebQuest concept, "is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. Education World asked two educators who have created their own WebQuests to share with us the benefits they bring to their classroom. WebQuests, which use the constructivist approach to learning, are a super learning tool, said Kenton Letkeman, creator of a number of excellent WebQuests. "WebQuests allow students to explore issues and find their own answers," he added. Looking for WebQuests to check out? The Topic.

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Getting started The basics of getting started include: creating your first poll question, presenting the live results, and customizing the look and feel of your poll. You can also publish the results via email, Twitter, or a website. Types of poll activities Poll Everywhere offers several types of activities you can use to interacct with the audience: Multiple-choice polls: The audience chooses from the response options you provide (for example a choice of either true or false.) You can also upload images to serve as response options. 7 Great iPad Apps for Creating Comic Strips 1- Strip Designer Select one of the many included page templates. Insert photos into the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like "Boom", "Splash", or "Bang" to spice up the story. When you are happy with your new graphic novel, share it with friends and family. 2- Comic book

WebQuests Check out the following Education World articles for more WebQuest lessons and information. * Creating a WebQuest: It's Easier than You Think! * Cinco de Mayo WebQuest Includes a Fiesta! * Meet Bernie Dodge -- the Frank Lloyd Wright of Learning Environments! Building Your Class Website Lesson Plans and Teacher Timesavers - Huge Collection - Instant Lessons View Collection Need Tons of New Worksheets? - 50,000+ printables - Save Time!

The Teacher's Guide To Pinterest Pinterest has quickly become one of the biggest ways for teachers to share resources and information short of Twitter. It lets you build ‘boards’ and easily ‘pin’ parts of the web (text, images, videos, websites, etc.) onto those boards. Simple enough, right? Here’s our Teacher’s Guide To Pinterest that gives you a few more ideas about how to properly use Pinterest in an education setting. The Best Digital (& Non-Digital) Storytelling Resources As I’ve mentioned, I was able to raise some funds to purchase some Flip camcorders and digital cameras for my classes to use. Though I’ve had students create some VoiceThread presentations using simple storyboards, and many of my students have created very simple online slideshows, I thought I should spend some time learning a bit about digital storytelling. Our new equipment creates some great opportunities to create more complex “learning objects” and, though them, more ways for students to develop their English and higher-order thinking skills.

Top 10 Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes 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. Have a look and share with us your feedback. Teaching with Google Earth Created by Glenn A. Richard, Mineral Physics Institute, Stony Brook University A Complete Guide to Using Google Earth in the Geoscience Classroom What is Google Earth? How to Use Piktochart in Any (and Every) Classroom This post is part of our guide to using infographics in education. For more information, check out the guide here. I’m the instructional tech coordinator in a rural school district in Michigan. I love to think about transforming education. On a day to day basis, though, I have to be more concerned with small steps rather than radical change. The teachers I work with want simple, somewhat different, and effective.

Educational Technology in ELT: Storytelling websites and apps Storytelling in all its forms (traditional pen and paper or digital) has always been a favourite of mine. I always include some kind of storytelling activity with my classes so I decided to write about some available tools for use online (digital storytelling) or in the classroom to support pen and paper storytelling. To support storytelling in the classroom

ESL Games and Game Board The ESL game boards found on this page are in the form of Microsoft Word documents. It may take a few second to open. Just click, print, and photocopy. A great motivating TEFL activity. How To Use Wiki In The Classroom - eLearning Industry What is Wiki? Wiki is an online application that allows users to contribute to or edit its content. Meaning “quick” in the Hawaiian language, wiki is a creative and open environment where everyone has a voice. The significance of wiki lies in the fact that there is no assigned “leader” or “head writer”. The founder of wiki, Ward Cunningham, described his creation as “the simplest online database that could possibly work”.

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