How to use Padlet (and why) EdTech Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson About 6 years ago, a web 2.0 tool came along called ‘Wallwisher’ which everyone raved about and it really was the belle of the edtech ball. It was very popular indeed, but over time, it became more unpredictable and thus unreliable. As time rolled on so less and less teachers used it in the classroom. 22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom Using Twitter in the classroom is a no-brainer. It’s a powerful and free tool that already has wide adoption among educators, students, administrators, and parents. So how do you effectively use Twitter to resonate with students? Why not start by using the following methods that are organized by Bloom’s Taxonomy? The below visual showcases a variety of cases that should be of use for any teacher looking to effectively integrate Twitter into courses, lessons, projects, etc.
3 Principles for great online courses I love teaching. It’s all about that “ah-ha” moment someone gets. You see their eyes light up as the revelation sweeps over them. How to Set up Email Templates in Gmail - Flashissue Blog - Flashissue Blog by Chris Barber Step 1: Go to the top right of your Gmail browser and click on the round settings button. Pull the menu and scroll to click on “Settings,” as shown below. Step 2: At the top of the page, click on the “Labs” tab. Socrative Student Response System My name is Dennis Villano and I am the Director of Technology Integration for Burlington (MA) Public Schools. Thank you to Richard for this great opportunity to guest post about the Socrative student response system. Socrative is a rapidly evolving free web application that provides the easiest and most user-friendly experience I've seen from any student response system. Socrative will ultimately provide full-featured apps for iOS and Android devices. The system was developed by MIT graduates.
Google URL Shortener Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people more easily share links and measure traffic online. Since then, many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the ways people find content on the Internet have also changed dramatically, from primarily desktop webpages to apps, mobile devices, home assistants, and more. To refocus our efforts, we're turning down support for goo.gl over the coming weeks and replacing it with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL). FDLs are smart URLs that allow you to send existing and potential users to any location within an iOS, Android or web app.
Create an Authentic Global Audience with Kidblog App: Kidblog Cost: Free Why Download? Kidblog is a secure blogging platform specifically designed for students and teachers. With this site, students can create, customize, and maintain their very own blog. Social Media in Higher Education “Social Media Manager” was recently named one of the Best New Jobs in America, according to CNN. Looking ahead to 2013, social media is set to become a required skill-set, as demand for professionals experienced with social media continues to rise. Social media is gaining adoption company-wide, and currently there are over 13,000 job postings per month requiring social media skills.
How To Create An Email Sign Up List For Gmail Contacts - Flashissue Blog byPhil Hill - Founder & CEOFollow me on Twitter here. I asked myself this question last week and couldn’t find a simple answer: How do i create an email sign up list for Gmail Contacts? You know, if you use Mailchimp or one of the other email service providers they provide you with a nice way to add a sign up form to your website so visitors can sign up for your newsletter. When someone adds their email to the form, their email address is automatically added to your Mailchimp mailing list. Well, not everyone wants to use a Mailchimp like service to send out newsletters. The Flipped Classroom: Tips for Integrating Moments of Reflection February 17, 2014 By: Barbi Honeycutt, PhD and Sarah Egan Warren in Instructional Design “Students in inverted classrooms need to have more space to reflect on their learning activities so that they can make necessary connections to course content” (Strayer, 2012).
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10 Real-World BYOD Classrooms (And Whether It’s Worked Or Not) With budgets tight, many schools are hoping to bring technology into the classroom without having to shell out for a device for each student. A solution for many has been to make classes BYOD (short for “bring your own device”), which allows students to bring laptops, tablets, and smartphones from home and to use them in the classroom and share them with other students. It’s a promising idea, especially for schools that don’t have big tech budgets, but it has met with some criticism from those who don’t think that it’s a viable long-term or truly budget-conscious decision. Whether that’s the case is yet to be seen, but these stories of schools that have tried out BYOD programs seem to be largely positive, allowing educators and students to embrace technology in learning regardless of the limited resources they may have at hand. Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy This Florida college prep recently expanded its BYOD pilot program to include sixth through 12th grades.
Ask3 for iPad: Put an end to homework confusion! The second students walk out of a classroom they often leave behind their ability to collaborate and problem-solve. Many are unable to get help at home and have to wait to ask questions until the next time they’re in class. Ask3, our new iPad app, aims to solve this problem. Ask3 is a free app that allows teachers and students with iPads to easily share knowledge and collaborate via threaded, text and video conversations. By recording voice, drawings, and images, Ask3 can be used to quickly create videos that are shared directly through the app to a small group or class through a private code. To foster collaborative learning, students can pin questions at exact points within a video that are visible to the entire class, and other students can create responses in real-time by adding their own text and video responses.
How do I Create a Mailing List in Gmail - Flashissue Blog - Flashissue Blog by Chris Barber Once you’ve created your mailing list – or Contact Group as Google calls it – you can then very quickly create an email mailing list using Flashissue to send and track emails to your audience (watch the video at the bottom). 1. Click on the “Gmail” logo in the top left hand corner and pull down and click on “Contacts.” 2. In Contacts, scroll down in the left hand column and click on “New Group.”