kcalderw.sharedby.co/share/Jd7WQK Google Docs has revolutionised the way we create and edit content on the web. It is a genuine collaboration tool like nothing that has come before it. Up to 50 people can simultaneously edit a spreadsheet, presentation or document at no expense, and it is available on all mobile and desktop platforms. Today we are going to look at 20 great tips every teacher and student should be using to get the most of the collaborative learning opportunities Google Doc’s offers. Allow editing without signing in: If you’re sharing a document with classmates who don’t have a Google login, just make it available to edit without signing in. Chat away: In Google Docs, you can see anyone who is currently editing the document, and if needed, send a message to chat with them. Embed Docs anywhere: Get a link to your document or spreadsheet, and you can embed or publish it anywhere, including Facebook or a class blog. Create graphs: Visuals are great tools for getting your point across.
Flubaroo Overview - Welcome to Flubaroo The grades created by Flubaroo will be located in an adjacent worksheet called "Grades", as shown: For each submission, Flubaroo will show which questions were answered correctly ("1" point"), which incorrectly ("0" points), and which were not graded. If less than 60% of students got a question correct, the question will be highlighted in orange to alert you. The Flubaroo menu will now offer you the ability to email each student their grades, view a summary report, or regrade the assignment. If you choose to email each student their grade, you'll be given the option to include an answer key in the email. Choosing "View Report" shows you a summary report of the grading. Want to try it out? Like Flubaroo, or have some ideas or comments? Advanced Flubaroo Tips More than one correct answer: Want to allow for more than one correct answer to a fill-in question? If a student submits either answer, Flubaroo will mark it correct.
Perform Amazing Feats With These Useful Google Spreadsheet Functions Many who know me may know that I’ve always had a “thing” for spreadsheets and data. For years now, I’ve offered the occasional VBA article with a few tips and tricks to do funky things in Excel, like automatically sending emails from inside of Excel, exporting tasks from Outlook to Excel, or otherwise using Excel to manage your life. I am ashamed to admit that I’ve only recently decided to start experimenting with Google Spreadsheets, and what I’ve discovered is that whatever allure or power Excel had over me due to the amazing things you could do with VBA scripting, is completely overshadowed by the awesomeness of the sorts of things you can do inside of Google Spreadsheets. After playing around with Google Spreadsheets for just a few weeks, I can barely contain my excitement. Honestly, I feel like a kid in a candy store here. Fun With Google Spreadsheet Functions A good majority of functions that are used in Excel, can also be used in Google Spreadsheet. Playing With Text Easy peasy.
Rubrics for Teachers - Assessment Learn more about our Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept map, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects. Quick Links to Rubrics Social Media Project Rubrics Wiki RubricCriteria for assessing individual and group Wiki contributions. Blog RubricAssess individual blog entries, including comments on peers' blogs. Twitter RubricAssess learning during social networking instructional assignments. Discussion, Teamwork, and Group Work Rubrics Online Discussion Board RubricAssessing ability to share perspectives, refine thoughts through the writing process, and participate in meaningful discussionPrimary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (PDF)Features of a sandwich to graphically show the criteria PowerPoint and Podcast Rubrics A+ PowerPoint Rubric Joan Vandervelde's rubric provides 10 performance categories
Grade Student Papers Using Google Forms | Andrew Cullison If you can break down what you’re looking for in a good paper into a set of categories and assign a numerical value to each category, then you should definitely consider using Google Forms to help you grade. I just developed a quick and easy way to do this. Here’s what I do. My students submit their papers electronically, and I download their papers (all at once) into a single folder. I create a Google form to use as my grading tool. The first question on the form is a text entry for the student’s name. With all of the above complete, I’m ready to start grading. Here’s a screenshot. What To Do Enter Their Last Name/First Name in the Form on the RightGrade the Paper I read through the paper and type detailed comments in the margins, bold & underline awkward words, phrases etc. Odds and Ends Transfering to Gradebook When you’re finished. Emailing to StudentsSomeone once asked me something like “So…do you…like…email each student their paper?” Why Do This?
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. 1- Presentation rubric for grades k-2 click here to see a larger version. 2- Presentation rubric for grades 3-5, click here to see a larger version. 3- Presentation rubric for grades 6-8, click here to see a larger version. 4- Presentation rubric for grades 9-12.
6 Must Have Google Drive Extensions for Teachers Today while I was editing a shared document one of my colleagues sent me over Google Drive , it dawned on me to compile a list of some interesting extensions I am using on my Google Drive. Using these apps will make your Google Drive experience way better than you have ever imagined. They will also increase your productivity and overall workflow. Needlesss to say that these extensions are only for Chrome browser. related: 10 Great Tools to Integrate with Your Google Docs Try them out and share with us what you think of them. 1- WatchDoc If you have shared some documents with others on Google Docs, before you had to go check whether anyone's modified them. 2- Save to Google drive This extension allow you to save web content directly to Google Drive through a browser action or context menu. Allows you to upload a pdf version of the current page to your Google Drive using the pdfcrowd service. 4- Google Drive Quick Search 5- Save Text to Google Drive
Super Teacher Tools Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: This is How to Create Rubrics Using Google Form After the recent updates Google brought to its productivity suite in Google Drive things have become way more interesting there. With a slick design and the introduction of new templates your Docs and Presentations will definitely have that new refreshing feel. I have been tinkering around with some of these features and I will very soon share with you a visual guide on the how to use the new features. Google Forms has also been revamped with a set of great updates such as the ability to insert images in Forms, you can also now integrate YouTube videos into your forms. And today I am sharing with you how to create your own rubric using Google Form. Watch this excellent video from Alex to learn more.
Brainstorming and Voting Amazingly Easy. Free Online Tool | tricider 5 Design Tricks Facebook Uses To Affect Your Privacy Decisions Editor’s note: Avi Charkham is Head of Product & Design @ lool ventures, an early stage, value-add venture capital firm based in Israel and the incubators of MyPermissions personal cloud security service. Do you know how many apps access your personal information on Facebook? Check your Facebook apps permissions and get ready for a surprise. In fact, Facebook keeps “improving” their design so that more of us will add apps on Facebook without realizing we’re granting those apps (and their creators) access to our personal information. After all, this access to our information and identity is the currency Facebook is trading in and what is driving its stock up or down. It should be no surprise that in the new App Center Facebook made another leap forward in their efforts to get you to expose your personal info without realizing you’re doing so. #1: The Single Button Trick In the old design Facebook used two buttons – “Allow” and “Don’t Allow” – which automatically led you to make a decision.
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. Your students join your classroom by entering the assigned class code after registering on the Formative website. Once your classroom is established you can begin distributing assignments to students. The best feature of Formative is the option to create "show your work" questions. Applications for Education When Infuse Learning shutdown earlier this year many teachers were disappointed by the loss of a great tool that allowed students to draw responses to questions. The "show your work" question format in Formative could be great for gathering responses to math questions or any other question that isn't easily answered by using standard keyboard functions.
ePortfolios with GoogleApps This Google Site has been set up by Dr. Helen Barrett to focus on the use of Google Apps to create ePortfolios. On this site, there are instructions on how to use the different elements of Google Apps to maintain e-portfolios. Are you a K-12 educator wanting to use Google products with your students? See the following Google Websites: See these Pros and Cons of "public" accounts vs. Google Tools for Schools (a clearinghouse of Google resources to support Google Boot Camp workshops) Here are a few great blog posts about a school implementing GoogleApps: There is also a Google Group on developing electronic portfolios in K-12 using Google Apps:* Group name: Using Google Apps for ePortfolios in K-12 Education* Group home page: Group email address email@example.comI am hoping that other K-12 educators can join the group, and share their experiences developing ePortfolios with these free online tools.
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.