Blubbr - Create Interactive Quizzes Using YouTube Clips Blubbr is a neat quiz creation service that I recently learned about on Danny Nicholson's blog. Using Blubbr you can create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips. Your quizzes can be about anything of your choosing. Flipped Learning: A response to 5 Criticisms -What’s Flipped Learning? Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures to be viewed in new locations. While the debate goes on, the concept of Flipped Learning is not entirely new. Dr. Eric Mazur of Harvard University has been researching this type of learning since the early ’90s, and other educators have been applying pieces of the Flipped Learning method for even longer.
Infographic: 14 best practices for advanced mind maps Jul 25th, 2013 | By Chuck Frey | Category: Resources So you’ve invested in mind mapping software and have created some basic visual diagrams with it. What’s next? You need to learn how to use its more advanced capabilities, because they’re the key to getting the majority of of the business value out of it.
Encourage critical thinking by turning your class into a Socratic Seminar With so much talk about the Common Core standards and truly increasing our student’s argumentative powers and critical thinking skills, some teachers are starting to think critically themselves about how best to engage students in thoughtful debate and discussion around texts they need to analyze anyway. One method, called the Socratic seminar, challenges to students to formal discussions about a text based on open-ended questions. Throughout the exercise, students must alternately employ good listening, critical thinking, creativity, and rhetorical prowess. The Socratic style of discourse lends itself quite well to establishing critical thinkers due to the fact that Socrates believed that enabling students to think for themselves was more important than filling their heads with knowledge.
A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers July 29, 2015 We spent sometime during the last weekend sifting through our archive of educational tools we covered in the past and decided to bring to the forefront the titles below.The aim of this multi-purpose collection is to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access some of the best educational tools to leverage in their instruction. This list is a work-in progress and we will be adding more to it in the next coming days. Tools for creating instructional videos and tutorials 1- PixiClip
Quiz-Busters Plenary and Revision Quiz from teachers Quiz-Busters is an interactive plenary quiz for two teams based on the popular television quiz program Blockbusters. The resource is designed to be used on an interactive whiteboard as a teacher led activity but can be played by individual students. Hopefully you and your students will find this a fun alternative to traditional question and answer plenary and can actively contribute to Assessment for Learning (AFL). Educational Technologies: Center for Scholarly Technology What does it mean to “invert” or “flip” a class? Inverting or flipping a class is a blended learning approach that intentionally moves lectures, content and asynchronous activities into an online learning environment. Instructors can use face-to-face class time for homework and active learning methods that increase student engagement, deepen understanding of concepts and advance mastery of skills. Students are expected to go online in preparation for in-class activities as outlined by the instructor.
The Method - Information Mapping Information Mapping® is a research-based method used to analyze, organize and present information based on your audience’s needs and the purpose of the information. Introduction video Organizational challenges Poorly written documentation, training, memos, reports and emails can cause significant problems for organizations.
5 Simple Tips For Nervous And Overwhelmed Online Students First, congratulations on taking this huge step! You’re a new online college student! Secondly, take deep breaths. It helps with the panic attacks. How to play Print coloring pages fromhere Paint inside the bordered figures as well as you can