Classroom Techniques: Formative Assessment Idea Number Three We’ve touched on a couple of formative assessment ideas in our blogging thus far, namely using Popsicle™ sticks as an all-student response system during class and using exit tickets to assess student learning. These formative assessment ideas involve all students, while giving teachers the information they need to make adjustments to their teaching. Ideas like these and others have proven to increase student learning. Another formative assessment idea that engages the entire class and provides evidence of student learning is the white board. Small, personal-sized white boards are inexpensive and if each student has them at their desk they can provide answers and information by simply raising them. Teachers can quickly grasp student understanding and adjust how they move forward.
Zaption Presenter - Make Interactive Video Presentations Zaption is a tool for creating video-based quizzes. Unlike some services like TED-Ed that have students watch a video then answer questions at the end, Zaption allows you to display questions for students to answer as they watch a video. To create a quiz on Zaption you start by creating a "tour" in your account.
GoSoapBox Classroom Response System Engages Students Key Takeaways This case study explores the use of a classroom response system in Spanish language classes that seemed too small to benefit from the approach. A survey of students using GoSoapBox in class found that they enjoyed using the tools provided, from discussions to question and answer sessions, and recommended continued use of the program. The instructor liked having everything in one place for easy access during and after the class, including by students, and found the benefits worth paying for.
4 Great Web Tools for Creating Educational Games June 15, 2016 Below are five of our favourite platforms that you can use with your students to create a wide variety of learning games. No coding skills are required. Designing learning games is a great way to develop students analytic thinking and foster self-expression. How to Customize Kodi v15 (was XBMC) with All the Bells and Whistles Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is a great entertainment center software. But, here’s the deal: Like many other open source projects, it is driven by a very technical community, and it is not necessarily user-friendly enough for the average person to use and customize. Fortunately, with a bit of time and the right skin, you can set things up properly and make Kodi (XBMC) very user-friendly and rock solid.
Classroom Management System Don’t have a Voki Classroom account? Easily manage your students' work with class accounts. Manage Students Add and manage your students. Assign students to one or more classes and give them each a unique login. There's no need for students to register! Three Free iOS Apps for Test Prep Last week my post about the test prep app Gojimo was one of the most popular posts of the week. This morning someone emailed me looking for a simple app in which students could create their own review materials. The following three apps let students create their own review flashcards that include explanations for questions. Through the Quizlet iPad app students can access their own sets of flashcards or search for those created and shared by others.
Get Started with Social Q&A Today - Social Q&A What if I just want to use Social Q&A one time, for a single event? Even if you're using Social Q&A for one keynote session on a single day, you still have to subscribe to a monthly plan. When your event is over, you can cancel your plan. The game machine W2L Info Published on December 1st, 2013 | by What2Learn Are you looking to make your own study game? At What2Learn you can quickly and easily create an incredibly wide range of interactive learning activities including hangman games, quizzes, interactive word searches, extended writing activities and much more.
The Only Raspberry Pi 3 Kodi Tutorial You Will Ever Need In this updated guide, you will learn how to set up Raspberry Pi 3 as a complete Kodi (was XBMC) entertainment center solution with the right accessories. Over the past couple of years, I have had mixed feelings about Raspberry Pi as a Kodi based front-end device, because even after using all possible optimization tricks it simply was not responsive enough for my requirements. Fortunately, with the latest Raspberry Pi 3 this is not the case anymore. In this complete and up-to-date tutorial, you will learn Free Step-by-Step eBook: Learn how to install and configure your Raspberry Pi and Kodi installation to make it more user-friendly.
Turn Assessments into Fun Classroom Quizzes with Quizalize Quizalize is a great online tool that lets teachers turn quick classroom quizzes into exciting multi-player games. Teachers can create a quiz on any subject they want or use one of the hundreds of quizzes teachers have already created in the Quizalize Marketplace. Students can take the quiz on any device with a browser – laptop, tablet or smartphone – making it a great choice for BYOD learning environments.
Quizalize - A Fun Quiz Platform Quizalize is a newer quiz game platform that reminds me of Kahoot. Like Kahoot, students play your quiz games on their laptops or tablets by going to the Quizalize website then entering their names and a class code. Students are awarded points for correctly answering questions quickly.
Seven Good Student Response Systems That Work On All Devices Earlier today I received an email from someone who had found this comparison chart of student response tools. He was interested in learning a bit more about each of them beyond what was in the chart so I put together this collection of information about popular student response tools. Each of these tools can be used on iPads, Android tablets, and in the web browser on your laptop or Chromebook. Infuse Learning is a free student response system that works with any Internet-connected device. Infuse Learning allows teachers to push questions, prompts, and quizzes out to students' devices in private virtual classrooms. Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students Image courtesy of OZinOH Welcome to my list of webtools that don’t require student registration. This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. And it is still growing. I started added comments to each link, but that is taking a long time to complete.