Drawing tool Bubbl.us Mind Map Create a new Mind Map Once you are signed in, click the "New Mind Map" button. A tab titled "New Mind Map" will appear with the editor underneath. Create new bubbles To create a 'child bubble', click the button on the bottom of the bubble. To create a 'sibling bubble', click the button on the right side of the bubble. Bubble Controls When you hover over a bubble, you will see a menu that lets you do the following: Text Formatting You can use pseudo tags to format the text in bubbles. For example: [b] will become bold [/b] = will become bold [i] will become italic [/i] = will become italic Note that the formatting is only visible when bubble text is not being edited. Saving Work To save a mind map, click on the "Save" button in the upper right-hand corner of the editor. The mind maps you save will show up in the Mind Map Browser panel. Share a link to your mind map Want to show off your work via Facebook, Google+, Twitter or e-mail? Open a mind map and click on Share button on the toolbar.
QR Code Generator: QR Stuff Free Online QR Code Generator And Creator For Brochures, Print Advertising, Business Cards & Stickers About-ALSong ALSong is a music player that provides real-time synchronized lyrics of the music playing. ALSong provides plenty of convenient additional features from playing music files in compressed archives to managing playlists, providing web radios and managing tags. Basic Functions Diverse Color Themes - Able to change hue and saturation of ALSong to decorate with your favorite color. ALSong Mini Player - A controller to use ALSong functions on the task bar when ALSong is minimized. System Requirements 6 Easy Steps for Getting Started Using Free Plickers for Assessment Data is an essential component in education, yet sometimes it can be viewed as a necessary evil for educators. In the past, a teacher may teach a lesson and require students to complete an exit ticket assessment activity to show mastery of the concept(s) reviewed over a certain time frame. Passing out the materials and grading individual student responses can be a time consuming task. As the year goes on a teacher’s attitude toward data collection may change and decline as assessment becomes more overwhelming. Fortunately, today's technology provides useful tools for educators to gather, analyze, and save data in record time. One such tool is enabled through the tablet and smartphone, but does not require students to have any technology, making it essentially free. What is a Plicker? In my classroom, students’ desks are grouped in pods to allow collaboration during activities. First, here is the website for downloading this must-have app to your device:
How to Make a QR Code in 4 Quick Steps "Really? We're talking about QR codes?" Fair reaction. For a few years now, QR codes have been one of the technologies at the center of the popular "___ is dead" trope we marketers love to argue. Do some more research on the data behind it, and you'll find it can support either claim if you really want it to: QR codes are dead; long live the QR code. Download our full guide to creating and using QR codes effectively here. So this post is to help marketers who are interested in experimenting with QR codes, anyway. How Do QR Codes Work? QR Codes, short for "quick response" codes, are little black and white squiggly barcodes that usually look something like this: (I say "usually" because they can be different colors and shapes, but you get the picture.) Originally designed in Japan for the automotive industry, marketers adopted the barcodes because of their large storage capacity and ability to translate additional information to consumers beyond what creative and/or packaging could convey.
10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom - 10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom by Mike Acedo In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods to give students the best opportunity to succeed. However, this can be difficult for some students, who may struggle in traditional, lecture-based class styles. We’ve talked about designing your classroom like a video game before. Though some teachers may use game-based learning, such as having students play games like Little Big Planet (featuring Sackboy, pictured above), Minecraft or Civilization to reinforce content, Gamification uses game elements such as challenges, feedback, levels, creativity, and rewards to motivate students to learn, and master concepts. How To Gamify Your Classroom: 10 Specific Ideas To Get It Done 1. Present the class syllabus as a form of Gamification. 2. Like in video games, students should be allowed second chances. 3. This one isn’t always easy, so you may need to use your noodle a bit. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom Many critics of Twitter believe that the 140-character microblog offered by the ubiquitous social network can do little for the education industry. They are wrong. K-12 teachers have taken advantage of Twitter’s format to keep their classes engaged and up-to-date on the latest technologies. The following projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to Twitter in the classroom to create important and lasting lessons. 1. One of the simplest ways that teachers can use Twitter in the classroom involves setting up a feed dedicated exclusively to due dates, tests or quizzes. 2. Subscribe to different mainstream and independent news feeds with different biases as a way to compare and contrast how different perspectives interpret current events and issues. 3. Set up an interesting assignment requesting that students set up Twitter for education lists following feeds relevant to their career goals and keep a daily journal on any trends that crop up along the way. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
25 Fun Ways to use QR Codes for Teaching and Learning I’ve culled a bunch of ideas from different teachers who have shared their approaches to using this simple but powerful construct in the classroom. Once your students are equipped with a device that can read QR codes and they know how to scan them, you’re ready to use ideas like these in your classroom! If you’re not already familiar with it, scroll down to the bottom of the article to learn how to easily create QR codes, and find QR Code readers. Ideas, Ideas, and More Ideas! The article, Ways to use QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom and Using Google Docs to Create Them, by Jill Thompson, offers these uses: Library Book Add-On: Put QR codes on classroom library books, linking out to information about the author and or book. These ideas come from the web page QR Codes – What are they and how can I use them in my classroom? Assistive Technology: “Provide an alternative access format for students who need additional support in reading and writing.” Creating and Reading QR Codes
How To Make an App With No Programming Experience (Updated Guide) by Chris Ching Today I’m going to show you how to make an app even if you don’t have any coding experience. Introduction Thousands of people have gone through this guide on how to make an app and given me praise for publishing it! You’ll learn the core skills and foundation that you need in order to create any app. I don’t care what your app idea is; I know you’ll need to do the following 5 basic things at the very least: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. In the following lessons, you’re going to learn these 5 things and more! Learn how to build your own apps Instead of paying freelancers and contractors to build your app for you, once you learn this skill, you’ll be able to create your own apps for free! It’s really not that far fetched as long as you have the desire to learn and the persistence to keep at it and get better. Programming can be self-taught and yes, you can start your own career in iOS development even if you don’t have a formal background. Many of my students have done exactly this! Handy Resources
Classroom QR Codes With Words March 18, 2017 A SeeMeQR is a QR code made from a specially crafted URL that creates a recognizable word in the QR code. SeeMeQR QR codes display words like 'INFO', 'READ', and 'VIDEO', 'MAP', 'VOTE', and more in big letters. The eye-catching words tell people up front what they will see when they scan with their smartphone. When people know what they are getting, they are more likely to follow through. These are good for any classroom use anywhere you would use a regular QR code - displays, notices, homework, etc.
10 Common Misspellings You Never Want to Make All of us have at least one language we’re really good at, and it’s typically our first language. I wouldn’t say I’m a master at English, but I’m pretty good at it. If you’re reading this, you’re probably pretty good at it, too. That makes a lot of us who are pretty good at English. Here’s the bad news: there are a lot of native English speakers who should be good at English but aren’t. Let’s do a quick refresher lesson, so we can all live in a world where spelling errors don’t exist and we never look dumb (at least not for spelling reasons). So, if you happen to be one of the millions of people who forgot to pay attention in English class, or if you just don’t remember, because remembering things can be hard, this lesson is for you: 1. Your – something belongs to you You’re – you are Ur – not actually a real word Example: Excuse me, your tag is sticking out. You’re going to tuck your tag in, right? 2. Its – possessive form of it It’s – contraction of it is or it has 3. There – a place or idea