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7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms

7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms
Whether you want to have students turn in homework via an online form or simply take a quiz or test, online quiz tools are critical to having a connected classroom. Most tools are free, all are robust, and they’re quite easy to use. What could be better than that? You can use any of these below tools to get feedback from parents, students, colleagues, and more. Below is simply an introduction to each tool in case you aren’t familiar with it so be sure to dive into any that interest you and give them a try in the classroom! Quizlet Quizlet A free and popular online quiz tool, Quizlet lets you easily build – you guessed it – quizzes. Yacapaca You’re going to love the mascot of Yacapaca . Quia Quia Similar to Yacapaca, Quia has a dedicated student sign-on that’s managed by teachers. Google Forms Google Forms You can’t do a post on the best online quiz tools without mentioning Google Docs / Drive / Forms (or whatever it’s called these days). ProProfs ProProfs Here’s one to watch. Quiz ME Online Related:  Test_Quiz

Google Forms: Create a Quiz or Test from a Question Bank 5 Questions To Ask Before Using Tablets In School Tablets are not for everyone. Most people are perfectly capable of making it through the day checking email, reading, and watching videos on their smartphone until they can make it home to their laptop. That being said, tablets were sent from on high for student life. They’re cheaper and easier to transport than laptops, yet they’re more substantial and full-featured than smartphones. Schools and colleges all over the country have taken note of tablets’ potential for enhancing the educational experience and many have begun to provide them for students. If your school has stiffed you but you still want a tablet, here’s a snapshot courtesy of our content partners at Online Degrees of what the market looks like right now for academic users. How Much Does Price Matter? High school and younger students may have a bit more (of their parents’) money to work with when it comes to buying a tablet, but we’re assuming price is the top consideration for you cash-strapped college kids.

Top Five iPad Apps for Teaching Across All Content Areas Ever since I was a kid, I loathed back to school commercials. They always showed parents gleefully skipping through aisles of pencils and notebooks as the kids, sullen and dejected, sluggishly followed along. It's a scene we are all too familiar with, and one that creates a negative stigma around school. But what if that scene were flipped? What if the kids were happy and eager to get to school? Is that possible after roughly 90 days of sun and fun? Although this post is a little early for the back-to-school season, consider it an early reminder that summer is near and that, eventually, the start of the 2013 school year will be close at hand. I’m going to share five applications for the iPad that will take the place of student supply lists, provide savings and replace dread with anticipation. Notability While some may argue that there are better options -- and free options -- out there, I find, along with many of our students, that Notability is the go-to application for note taking.

My Time Organizer – extensión para Chrome para gestionar eficientemente nuestro tiempo My Time Organizer es una extensión para Google Chrome que nos permite gestionar nuestro tiempo de la manera más eficientemente posible, pudiendo trabajar incluso sin acceso a Internet. Una vez lo tengamos instalado y accedamos a él, encontraremos un calendario semanal en el que podemos ir añadiendo eventos, tareas y notas con tan sólo arrastrar dichas etiquetas a los días correspondientes, pudiendo cambiar el contenido de los mismos, incluso a través de nuestra propia voz. Igualmente podemos cambiar su color a través de un selector, e incluso arrastrarlo a la columna perteneciente a otro día si así lo deseamos. Hay que indicar que a cada elemento que introducimos en el calendario, le podemos activar un recordatorio en el que seremos notificados un tiempo antes de que se llegue la fecha establecida en dicho elemento. A pesar de la facilidad de uso a través de su elegante interfaz, si nos cuesta usarlo, contamos con un manual interactivo sobre el mismo.

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10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program Portions excerpted from new book, "iPad in Education for Dummies" by Sam Gliksman iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Apple is reporting that schools are purchasing iPads by a ratio of 2:1 over MacBooks. Stated simply, technology alone doesn’t have the capacity to improve education. Well-planned technology deployments have the potential to have a remarkably transformative impact on schools and students. 1. Do you have adequate incoming Internet bandwidth to connect all the devices and use them at the same time? 2. Can you explain why you have decided to purchase iPads? It’s the question that’s rarely discussed before the decision is made to rush out and purchase new technology. 3. "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. " --Albert Einstein There’s a natural inclination to stay in your comfort zone. 4. 5. It’s important to remember that iPads are not laptops. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012 It’s that time of year again when I start posting year-end “The Best….” lists. There are over one thousand lists now. You can see them all here. As usual, in order to make this list, a site had to be: * accessible to English Language Learners and non-tech savvy users. * free-of-charge. * appropriate for classroom use. * completely browser-based with no download required. It’s possible that a few of these sites began in 2011, but, if so, I’m including them in this list because they were “new to me” in 2012. You might want to visit previous editions: The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011 The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2010 The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009 The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008 The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2007 (You might also find The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2012 — So Far useful) Here are my ranked choices for The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012: Number Twenty-Six

Physion - free Physics Simulation Software Physion is free Physics simulation software that can be used by educators to create physics simulations for their class or by students to create physics simulations to explore concepts or as part of a project. The teacher can even create experiments for the students to use in class (virtual labs). You use the included tools to create physical objects, including gears, and joints (springs and pulleys) that obey the laws of the Physics. It is similar to software I used as an engineer. Below is a video that shows how it works. Here is a video showing some of the complex simulations you can create using it: This is a great resource for physics teachers to create virtual labs and investigations, as well as a tool for students to explore physics concepts and create their own labs. The site has a Wiki and Forums to find help and ideas. Physion: Related: PhET - excellent, free, virtual labs and simulations for science

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Web Tools to Add Comments and Questions to Educational Videos February 8, 2014 If you are looking for web tools to create video lessons or platforms to help you flip your classroom , the tools below are probably what you need. These are the tools I have already covered in separate posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. I invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues. 1- Blubbr Blubbr is a cool web tool that allows users to create quizzes around YouTube videos. 2- Teachem Teachem is a web service that allows teachers to create lessons around YouTube videos. 3- Educanon Educanon is another powerful tool that teachers can use to design lessons based on videos from both YouTube and Vimeo. 4- VideoNotes VideoNotes is a free web tool that allows students to take notes on a video they are watching. TED Ed is a website that allows teachers to create lessons around YouTube videos. 5- Edpuzzle This is a web tool I have just learned about from my colleague David Kapuler.