Four Videos on Instructional Design CSU Resources Here are some resources you may find helpful from the workshop. When you are in the classroom or teaching online, you may want to find new and interesting ways to engage students. Here is a course titled How to Increase Learner Engagement which provides ten great ideas for breaking away from the lecture and working toward engaging […] Continue Reading → A conversation with GamEffective Mentimeter Review for Teachers Mentimeter helps to minimize the "death by PowerPoint" conundrum. The ability to create presentations where students ask and vote on questions, and take polls, allows teachers to involve their audience in ways that a traditional presentation can't. Letting students submit questions as you teach, using the Upvote feature as a gauge, teachers can use class time more effectively by addressing the needs of the many while still being aware of the needs of the few -- or even the one. The flexibility of the question types along with the ability to have students respond, see responses, and ask questions in real time, enables students to make relevant connections during a lesson rather than wait until after teachers present the information to be assessed. Student creation offers even more possibilities, allowing students to become teachers by creating interactive presentations for small groups or whole classes and bringing authenticity to classroom content.
Create Digital Learning Content Combine Video Images Text Audio What Is Metta? Metta (www.metta.io) is a digital storytelling tool that allows you to create lessons using audio, videos, and images from your computer or from the web. It is a great online app for creating short flipped or blended lessons for students to help them learn outside of the classroom. With this outstanding web application, teachers can easily create a digital content based story, supplemented with images and text. Teachers can also include poll questions in order to test the knowledge of students. philologus.co.uk Educational Activities, Games, and Resources for Classroom use by Teachers The game starts with twenty-two numbered boxes each containing an unknown value between 1p and 250,000 which are then chosen by the twenty-two contestants. One contestant is then chosen to sit in the hot seat for that game with their chosen box. They then play a series of rounds in whic they chose to open the other boxes. At the end of each round the Banker offers the contestant a sum of money to buy their box and end the game. The Banker's offer is based on the amount of cash left in the remaining boxes.
The Ultimate Guide - Googoo English It’s hot and sticky. The kids are tired. It’s nearly the end of the year. So what better than a summer class outside, in the cool shade, playing fun games and learning English. If you’ve got some outside space and you’re allowed to use it, taking your EFL ESL class outside is a fantastic idea. The kids will be more comfortable and relaxed and there are lots of ideas you can use to make this a slightly different but still very effective learning experience.
A New Use for MOOCs: Real-World Problem Solving - Zafrin Nurmohamed, Nabeel Gillani, and Michael Lenox by Zafrin Nurmohamed, Nabeel Gillani, and Michael Lenox | 9:00 AM July 4, 2013 There’s been no shortage of media coverage on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the past year. Universities have touted the value of free on-line courses offered to millions of learners from all walks of life. Some MOOC critics have argued that the “MOOC revolution” has been characterized by the Gartner Hype Cycle and that 2012, the Year of the MOOC, has given way to a new trough of disillusionment. Timeline Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing.
The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there. 1- Educlipper Educlipper is a wonderful tool for creating video tutorials and guides to share with students. untitled I always keep a bag of 15 dice in my bag because they are so versatile. 15 dice may seem like a lot but for me it is the perfect amount. I always have enough dice if I am playing games that require multiple dice or if I am working with large classes. There are a lot of different ways that dice can be used in the classroom. They are a great way of randomizing vocabulary, practicing grammar structures, and playing games. There are also a lot of different types of dice.
Telling the Time This is a mini-game to learn and practice telling the time in English. Students can interact with a clock to change the time and there is also a mini-game which involves matching a time phrase to a clock. The first screen shows an analog clock displaying a time - initially 9 o'clock - and a pane below showing the matching time phrase.
5 Creative Ideas for using Break-Out Rooms 65 Flares Twitter 7 Facebook 46 Google+ 5 LinkedIn 7 inShare7 65 Flares × Break Out of conformity, Unleash your Creativity, The walls are gone, Story-telling lives on!! What can you do with more than one room to teach in and why would you need it? If you think about collaborative learning or language games, you will soon get the bigger picture. I spent over a year experimenting with the Edupunk movement and we did a lot of creative collaborative work. However, there were times when I wished I could convert traditional offline language games into an online version. PPL100: Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019 – Top Tools for Learning 2019 Here are the Top 100 digital tools and services that individuals use for their own self-improvement, learning and development . The number in brackets is the tool’s ranking on the overall Top 200 listing. Underneath the table is an analysis of this list with an infographic. Analysis This year’s PPL list – together with the comments on to how the tools are used – shows that many individuals are clearly Modern Learners.
A Great New Google Drive Cheat Sheet for Teachers July 28, 2014 Here is a new excellent Google Drive cheat sheet created and shared by Shake Up Learning (one of my favourite blogs for Ed Tech). This cheat sheet is created after the latest updates to Google Drive and as such it is the most recent visual guide to the new Google Drive. The main things covered in this cheat sheet are : Create, upload, and organizeFiles, folders, and searchDetails, activities and settingsGoogle+ Integration.