Formative - A Possible Replacement for Infuse Learning There is certainly not a shortage of online tools for distributing quizzes to students and watching their responses in realtime. Formative is the latest online quiz and feedback service that I have tested. Formative provides you with a place to create online classrooms. Five Must-Have Free Visual Marketing Tools by @jessostroff Spin Sucks By Jess Ostroff I’m no artist. And it bothers me sometimes how easy it is for some people to pick up a pen and paper and create a masterpiece. My imagination, unfortunately, just doesn’t work that way. This lack of artistic ability poses a threat to my marketing career, especially now that visual content marketing is the hot ticket to success. It makes me nervous because, even though I have other creative traits, which are key in marketing, I’m worried I’ll get left in the visual storytelling dust.
Updated Comparison of Backchannel & Informal Assessment Tools Last winter I published a series of charts in which I compared popular ed tech tools for things like blogging, informal assessment, and video production. As is to be expected in the tech world, some of the tools in those charts have changed. Therefore, I'm now going through each chart and updating it. Yesterday, I published an update to my blogging platforms comparison chart. Today, I updated my chart comparing tools for backchannels and informal assessment. The most notable difference in this chart compared to the previous version is the removal of Infuse Learning which shut down in April and the addition of Formative.
3 Tips for Creating Engaging, Visual Experiences This blog post was co-authored with our NEXUS partner, CrowdRiff, a social marketing, analytics and insights platform. When it boils down to it, users are visual. According to Zabisco, 40% of people respond better to visual information than plain text. That’s probably because 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and our brains process visuals 60,000 times faster than text.
YouCanBook.Me -Streamline Meeting Scheduling YouCanBook.Me is a meeting scheduling tool that integrates with your Google Calendar. YouCanBook.Me allows people to book fixed blocks of time in your calendar. You identify the times in your calendar that you are available to meet. 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. Meet & greet, talk visual communication techniques, visualize some of your ideas - Managing Projects with Visual Storytelling (Palo Alto, CA Find a Meetup Group Start a Meetup Group Managing Projects with Visual Storytelling Join us! Meet & greet, talk visual communication techniques, visualize some of your ideas Yesterday · 7:00 PM
Designer Creates Cute Animated Job Application To Get An Interview With Ogilvy Based in Dubai, art director and designer Saaniya Abbas has created an adorable animated job application for a position at renowned advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. Featuring a cute egg-shaped character that represents Abbas, the website that houses this creative application is cheekily named “Yologilvy”—in addition to the application, she has also included her personal branding identity, CV and portfolio on the site. By cleverly merging different words with “Ogilvy”—for instance, “hellogilvy” and “herogilvy”—to bring across her strong desire to work for the agency, she hopes to get an interview and ideally, a job offer. Head over here to check out more of her “super awesome creative application”. [via Yologilvy]
4 Great Rubrics to Develop Students Presentations and Speaking Skills February 20, 2014 Looking for some rubrics to hone in your students presentation skills ? The rubrics below will definitely be of great help. I came across these materials on Discovery Assessment in an article written by Dona Criswell and I really liked them specially that they cover different grades. However, it should be noted that these rubrics are the property of Bucket Institute of Education, a leading source on project based learning materials and for some reasons the download link Donna provided is not working so I am hoping you will be able to have rough idea of how to create your own rubric based on these samples here.
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