ClassDojo: Tips to Get Started as a Teacher Here's some really helpful advice written by Meghan B., a teacher in Philadelphia: ClassDojo has been a part of my classroom over the last few years, and I will continue using it because it's SO easy, and families love it. I'd highly recommend you watch ClassDojo's Getting Started video, but I've also shared my top 5 tips and how to introduce ClassDojo to your students! My top 5 tips for getting started: Make ClassDojo a regular part of the school day: Record attendance, give homework points, points for being on time, etc. Consistency is key.Allow students to take ownership: Let students vote on rewards, encourage them to customize their avatars, check their reports, and make time on the class computer for kids that don't have computers at home.Focus on positive reinforcement: Communicate that ClassDojo is in your classroom to help the team. The first day of school: An introduction to ClassDojo "Now, you know how much I'm looking forward to having a successful, but very fun, school year.
3 Minute Teaching TOOL-torials | Emerging Education Technologies Be sure to share these great resources with your friends and colleagues! Access all of these videos in this YouTube Playlist How to Add “Time Tags” to Youtube Vids (so Viewers can Jump to Tagged Sections)It’s Super Easy to Create These Simple ‘Bookmarks’ so Viewers Can Pop to Different Section of Your EdPuzzle 3 Minute TOOL-torial Add Questions to Videos, Monitor Progress, etc. Create Top Notch Graphics With Ease, for Little or no Cost with Canva (fun for Students too!) Share Videos With no Distractions or Inappropriate Content, Fast & Easy with SafeShareA quick overview of the SafeShare.TV application that makes it easy to safely share YouTube and Vimeo videos without the distractions of ads and other extraneous content, or inappropriate content! ThingLink: Creating fun interactive learning content with ThingLink is a blast. Movenote: Using Movenote to Deliver Digital Content That Includes YOU (on Webcam)!
Thinglink – Online Tools for Teaching & Learning ThingLink is a tool for creating interactive images by tagging content to a photo or drawing. Tags can link to websites, Facebook or Twitter pages, videos, maps, other images, audio, or google resources. Users can also create interactive videos with a professional or premium account. Interactive images can be shared on social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. Another feature that Thinglink offers is 360 degrees tours with tags. ThingLink & the SAMR Model Substitution: Interactive images can substitute linear PowerPoint presentations, educational videos, presentations, and posters.Augmentation: Creating interactive images can improve the processes of searching and curating online content. Screenshot of the Thinglink database Learning Activities Thinglink can be especially useful for science, geography, history, language, and visual arts. Science: Students can create an interactive image to develop or demonstrate their knowledge about a scientific concept or topic. Step 1 .
Learn How to Use Twitter in 15 Minutes This how-to Twitter tutorial is designed to get you up and running on Twitter in 15 minutes or less. You'll learn the basics of how to use Twitter by setting up your Twitter profile, sending your first tweet and deciding how you want to use Twitter. Fill Out the Sign Up Form on Twitter's Home Page First, go to twitter.com and fill out the three sign-up boxes on the right, entering your real name, real email address and a password you'll need to write down and remember. It's generally a good idea to give Twitter your real name because Twitter is all about real people. Be sure to give your real email address, too. After filling out your name, email and password, click "Sign Up." Choose Your Twitter Username After you click "sign up," Twitter will display another page with the three items you just filled out and a suggested Twitter username at the bottom. Twitter's suggested username will be based on your real name, but you are free to change it. Click "create my account" when you are done.
11 Digital Education Tools For Teachers And Students Hundreds of digital education tools have been created with the purpose of giving autonomy to the student, improving the administration of academic processes, encouraging collaboration, and facilitating communication between teachers and learners. Here we present 11 of the most popular. 1. Edmodo Edmodo is an educational tool that connects teachers and students, and is assimilated into a social network. In this one, teachers can create online collaborative groups, administer and provide educational materials, measure student performance, and communicate with parents, among other functions. 2. Designed by a group of entrepreneurs and engineers passionate about education, Socrative is a system that allows teachers to create exercises or educational games which students can solve using mobile devices, whether smartphones, laptops, or tablets. 3. 4. Thinglink allows educators to create interactive images with music, sounds, texts, and photographs. 5. 6. cK-12 7. 8. eduClipper 9. 10. 11.
Learn How to Use Piktochart! Become an expert Piktocharter by watching our videos, and you’ll be making infographics in no time! Our video tutorials are live on our Piktochart Youtube page, and you can also check out additional user-created guide on our Video Tutorial page here. Ready to get started with Piktochart right now? Subscribe to the Piktochart Blog below and immediately receive your free copy of "The Untapped Potential of Infographics". Editing Blocks and Arranging Content What is a block? How to Add Items like Icons, Images, and Text Add icons, upload your own image or photo, resize an item, add and edit text, and change the background. Customizing Charts and Data Visualization Add a chart to your infographic, input data, and customize your chart. Adding Videos and Map Visualizations Insert a video, insert a map, and customize them. Sharing, Publishing, and Downloading Infographics Download and share your infographic. Looking for something?
How to Assign Assignments on CK-12 Are you tired of lugging piles of papers home at night to grade? What would you do with your free time if it wasn’t filled with scoring assignments? CK-12 recently announced a brand new feature to the CK-12 STEM toolkit that promises to make grading easier than ever! Whether you’d like your students to review a concept recently taught in class or take a stab at something brand new to them, CK-12 assignments are the way to go. Using CK-12 Assignments you can easily choose one or more concepts you’d like your students to practice and assign them with just a few clicks. Once your students have completed the assignment, their score will show up on their own personal CK-12 dashboard as well as on your own teacher dashboard. Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions for creating your very own STEM assignment from CK-12 concepts. Isn’t that easy?! Now you can go home after a long day of teaching and actually relax.
TED Ed – Online Tools for Teaching & Learning TED-Ed is a “lesson creator” platform that allows you to structure an assignment around a video and assess students’ engagement with the material. The lesson format consists of a lesson title, a written introduction (“Let’s Begin”), a series of multiple choice or open-ended questions (“Think”), a place for additional resources to encourage further exploration (“Dig Deeper”), an interactive class discussion (“Discuss”), and a closing (“And Finally”). Ever watch a great video on YouTube and wish you could share it with your class? Have you ever assigned a YouTube video as homework and wondered what your students learned from it? Or, maybe you are curious about “flipping” your classroom. TED-Ed is a “lesson creator” platform that allows you to structure an assignment around a video and assess students’ engagement with the material. Privacy: In order to create lessons you must open an TED-Ed account, which requires an email address or Facebook account and password. TED Ed & the SAMR Model
Start a Quiz in Socrative Launch your quiz to share with students for them to complete Written by Carvin Palanca Updated over a week ago Launching a quiz in your teacher account is how you share your quiz with students. Once students connect to your room, they'll see a message that says "Waiting for next activity to begin". Once you launch a quiz, they'll automatically be shared to students so they can start working on it. On the main Launch page, click on Quiz: Select the quiz you want to run: You can use the search function to find your quiz quickly. Choose your delivery method: Instant Feedback—Students receive immediate right/wrong feedback and explanations (if applicable) after every question. You may choose additional settings using the toggles (blue means on, grey means off): Click Start and your students will get the quiz automatically.
Seesaw: How do I set up my class? Getting started with Seesaw is easy! Watch the video or follow the steps below and then check out our grade-specific Get Started Guides. 1. 2. Try out some features in your class by using Sample Student! 3. Class Code Sign In: Finish adding your students’ names by tapping + Students. Email / Google Sign In: Tap “+ Students” (bottom right, under the class list). Google Classroom Rostering: When creating your class, tap 'import from Google Classroom' to select a class to import into Seesaw. 4. Extra credit: To customize your class settings, click on the Wrench Icon (top right). Student sign in mode: Change how students sign in.Class Code Sign In: Designed for young learners (PreK-3) and shared devices.