10 Great Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes June 20, 2016 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. FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows teachers to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom.
Distance learning solutions More on UNESCO's COVID-19 Education Response The list of educational applications, platforms and resources below aim to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure. Most of the solutions curated are free and many cater to multiple languages. While these solutions do not carry UNESCO’s explicit endorsement, they tend to have a wide reach, a strong user-base and evidence of impact. Are Professors Worth It? The Value-added and Costs of Tutorial Instructors Jan Feld Nicolás Salamanca Ulf Zölitz⇑ 12 building blocks to use learning technologies effectively – Building Block 1: Activating relevant prior knowledge Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner The world is in the grip of the corona virus. Schools are closing (Mirjam’s children have been home since Friday and will stay home for at least 2 weeks) and people are urged to work from home if possible.
Data Was Supposed to Fix the U.S. Education System. Here’s Why It Hasn’t. Executive Summary Data collection has become so common that in American school districts that you can now find calendars marked “Data Days,” when teachers are expected to spend time not on teaching, but on analyzing data like end-of-year and mid-year exams, interim assessments, science and social studies and teacher-created and computer-adaptive tests, surveys, attendance and behavior notes. The big numbers are necessary, but the more they proliferate, the less value they add. Data-based answers lead to further data-based questions, testing, and analysis; and the psychology of leaders and policymakers means that the hunt for data gets in the way of actual learning. The drive for data responded to a real problem in education, but bad thinking about testing and data use has made the data cure worse than the disease.
Integrating ICT self-study booklet It forms part of a series of self-study booklets, in which teachers will find useful theory and practice for teaching English effectively, including short case studies and professional development activities to do individually and with colleagues. Featuring a range of engaging and accessible activities, the booklets help teachers to: identify areas for development find a variety of ways to improve their teaching knowledge develop the skills they need in and out of the classroom. Teacher educators can make use of these materials to work with developing teachers to help assess and address their learning needs. Each booklet covers one of the professional practices in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for teachers and is based on research into what effective professional development involves. In this booklet, you will look at:
HSBC launches ‘sound identity’ in next phase of global brand refresh HSBC is launching its first ‘sound identity’, the next phase of its global brand refresh, as it looks for new ways to build its brand at a time when consumers are increasingly busy and distracted. The sound, named after the HSBC‘s brand promise ‘Together we thrive’, is a bespoke musical piece composed of seven different edits created to be relevant to the 66 markets in which HSBC operates. Created by electronic music producer Jean-Michel Jarre, it includes pieces such as ‘stadium’, which will be used at events including its sponsorship of the rugby competition Hong Kong Sevens and ‘In flight’. The decision to launch a sound identity comes a year after HSBC refreshed its visual brand identity to focus on its hexagons in a bid to make its brand more consistent.
E-safety training for teachers of young learners This training session is aimed at teachers working with young learners and looks at the topic of e-safety. Nowadays more and more tech tools are emerging which can be used to help young learners practise their English. If we choose to integrate these into our classroom contexts, how can we guarantee maximum safety for the students and for ourselves? In a world where data is shared often with little consideration for privacy and the serious consequences which can occur, we might prefer to avoid tech altogether. However, by raising awareness and promoting good practice, we can help YLs become more aware of the dangers and encourage positive online behaviour. Aims:
Training Standards Flipped Learning Global Initiative Collaborates with Pioneers from Harvard University, Stanford University, and MEF University to develop International Standards for Flipped Training – February 2, 2018 Why are Flipped Learning training standards needed? The short answer is that interest in Flipped Learning is breaking out all over the world. The ranks of people doubting the efficacy of Flipped Learning is shrinking while the numbers of people embracing Flipped Learning are expanding.