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How to set up a QR Code Treasure Hunt

How to set up a QR Code Treasure Hunt
1. The Background For several lessons, the students had been slowly piecing together the Mystery of the Franklin Expedition in History lessons. Through pictures, snippets of evidence, and a roleplay exercise, the students formulated their own questions for investigation, framed provisional answers, and then reframed their assumptions as more evidence was progressively provided to them. This 'History Mystery' format is explained in more detail here and is designed to encourage students to help students find problems as well as to solve them. At the end of the research phase, students were required to produce an essay introducing the mystery and answering the five key questions they settled upon as being the most important to solve. 2. With students just about to start their essay assignment, a series of 20 codes were hidden in random locations around the school. Each code, when 'read' by the mobile device, turned into a quiz question relating to the study topic. 3.

QR codes in education SmartBlogs Senior education editor Melissa Greenwood is blogging this week from ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2012 conference in Atlanta, Ga. Here is a blog inspired by a recent conference session on student engagement. Does school have to be fun? No, but it should be engaging, according to Tim Dwyer of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. Dwyer recently presented the session “Sharing Creative Ways to Engage Students” at CareerTech Vision 2012 where he offered innovative ideas for increasing student engagement and success. Dwyer assigns students a specific car part and asks them to explain in a video how the part operates. “I like watching them make a movie. Melissa Greenwood is SmartBrief’s senior education editor, with responsibility for the content in a variety of SmartBrief’s education e-news briefs.

CC Search Skip to content Free Sound Clips | Downloading videos from websites like YouTube to play offline on Welcome to > downloading videos from the internet (and putting them on your iPod) Click on the links below to see how to: 1. Download Videos from the Internet to play offline 2. Put Maths videos from YouTube onto your iPod to revise on the move! 1. Downloading Videos from the Internet If you wish to play videos from YouTube, or similar websites, on your interactive whiteboard or laptop computer for your class to see, but either: (a) your classroom does not have access to the internet, or (b) your school network has banned websites like YouTube, then this little guide will hopefully help you get around this problem. If you follow the steps below, you will be able to download any video from YouTube, save it as you would any other file, and then play it back on a computer or a whiteboard, even if you are not connected to the internet. Basically, there are two ways of doing this: Option 1: Use the latest version of Real Player Option 2: Use a file converting website Option 1: Using Real Player

Jing, Record and share videos on your computer, by TechSmith The always-ready program that allows you to instantly capture images and record video on your computer—then share them with anyone. Jing is a great tool for adding basic visual elements to all of your online conversations Jing for Screenshots Capture What You See The Jing sun sits nicely on your desktop, ready to capture your screen at a moment’s notice. Jing Loves to Share Send your screenshots all over the web. Make a Point Need to emphasize a point or explain a tricky concept? No Need to Wait Simply paste the link into an IM, email, forum post, anywhere…and when the person clicks it they see your freshly–uploaded screenshot. Share Images Instantly Jing will place a hyperlink on your clipboard when you send your screenshots to a destination like or Flickr. Jing for Screencasts Record What You See (and Do) Select any window or region that you would like to record, and Jing will capture everything that happens in that area. Instantly share Jing video on: Narrate on the Fly

50+Ways - home North Hills teachers write a textbook for online curriculum In eighth-grade social studies classes at North Hills Junior High School, there's no sleeping through videos, no hiding in the back of class to avoid being called upon and no student excuses about forgetting the textbook, notes or class materials. That's because just about everything students use for class is online, including the textbook, which was written this past summer by social studies teachers Rich Texter, Joe Welch and Larry Dorenkamp. It was edited by reading teacher Jill Brooks, who made sure it was written at the appropriate reading level. The result is the students spend their class time multitasking with technology. The idea of creating an online curriculum started among the teachers about three years ago, when the trio approached Jeff Taylor, assistant superintendent for curriculum, assessment and special programs, about "starting a technology-based social studies curriculum that would revolve around no conventional textbook." Mr. In North Hills, Mr. Mr. In Mr. In Mr.

Most Memorable Blog Posts of the Year With it being Thanksgiving weekend, I thought it appropriate to share my appreciation for some of the posts I remember most from the past year. About a year ago, I began my own blog. My first post was a simple copy and paste of an email exchange I had with an author. Since then, I have posted 81 times. In all of my efforts, I aspire to write something as thought-provoking, reflective and meaningful as these bloggers have in the following posts. They aren’t listed in any kind of order. Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do by Larry Ferlazzo When I shared this article (not technically a blog post but again, my rules) with my staff via Pinterest, they responded very positively. Reflecting on My iPad Grant Thus Far…A Story of Celebrating Failure by Jenny Magiera I like this phrase, “celebrating failure”. Reducing Instruction, Increasing Engagement by Peter Johnston The Power of the Principal by Peter DeWitt Peter is an elementary principal and a regular blogger for Education Week.

Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Erin Scott By Jennifer Carey A good rule of thumb for any classroom use of cellphones: the lesson/activity must be engaging as well as productive. Here are some ideas: IN-CLASS POLLING/QUIZZING. IN-CLASS BACK-CHANNELING: Backchanneling refers to the use of networks & social media to maintain an online, real-time conversation alongside spoken remarks. Backchanneling can be a great way to give quiet students a voice, to introduce additional facts and insights during a lesson, or simply to encourage “conversation” during lecture or group readings when you don’t want to actually interrupt the presentation. While Twitter is probably the most popular medium for backchanneling news and entertainment events (using #hashtags to create an instant network), teachers may want a more controllable platform than Twitter provides. Poll Everywhere can also be used for this purpose. IN-CLASS READINGS AND HANDOUTS. ORGANIZING RESEARCH. Related

Creating Blogs and Websites This page is where you can find resources related to my presentations about creating effective blogs and websites to complement instruction. How to create a Blogger blog. How to turn on comment moderation in Blogger. How to add or subtract contributors to your Blogger blog. How to create an Edublogs blog. How to create a blog. How to create a Posterous blog. The Basics of Creating and Editing a Wikispaces Wiki.More, including a video tutorial, about using Wikispaces. Creating a Google Sites website. Ten Options for Creating Websites. Yola (formerly Synthasite) is the tool that I am currently using to build websites for my department and other departments in my high school. Webs (formerly Free Webs) is another service that I have first-hand experience with in a school setting because my girlfriend (a teacher in another school district) uses it for her classes. Snap Pages provides a free service as well as a premium service for creating your custom website.

Infuse Learning - A Great Student Response Tool There is no shortage of student response services that teachers can use in their classrooms. Socrative and Poll Everywhere are my two favorite. But a new service called Infuse Learning is definitely challenging for that ranking. Infuse Learning is a free student response system that works with any Internet-connected device including iPads and Android tablets. Infuse Learning allows teachers to push questions, prompts, and quizzes out to students' devices in private virtual classrooms. In an Infuse Learning room a teacher can give students a wide variety of formats in which to response to a question or prompt. Infuse Learning offers a couple of helpful accessibility options including support for multiple languages. To get started using Infuse Learning go to the site and start creating classes. Learn more about Infuse Learning in the video below. Applications for Education Infuse Learning has fantastic potential as a student response system.

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