20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas. Google Apps is beginning to revolutionize education. With its highly collaborative, online/offline format — and its attractive price tag (free!) — many schools, businesses and other organizations are ditching their expensive, clunky software for this powerful suite of tools.
5 Powerful iPad Apps to Enhance The Way You Grade Students Assignments June 26, 2015 After posting about the best web tools to help you create gradebooks, today we are sharing with you this collection of iPad apps to use when grading students works. From grading tests and quizzes to calculating percentages for any assignment, these apps will definitely transform your grading experience. 1-Quick Key Mobile ‘Quick Key eliminates hand-grading of quizzes, tests, and formative assessments, even for teachers working in paper-based classrooms, without a computer...and even without a network connection of any kind. ’ 2- ZipGrade ‘Grade multiple choice tests, quizzes, and assessments instantly in the classroom by using your iPhone or iPad's camera as a scanner.
Tips and Tools to Help you Better integrate Technology in Your Instrcution March 30, 2014 Looking for some ideas on how to integrate technology in your instruction? Dr. Kimberly Tyson from Learning Unlimited has these excellent tips to share with you. In this visual she created she outlined 6 practical ideas to help you choose digital tools to support students learning. For each of these ideas she provided a bunch of web tools that you can use to attain them. While the web tools Dr Kimberly suggested serve the purpose pretty well, however, based on my long experience with reviewing education tools, I picked some more titles to add to her visual.
Children 'in complete meltdown' over exams Teachers in England are seeing unprecedented levels of school-related anxiety, stress and mental health problems among pupils of all age groups and abilities, particularly around test or exam time, according to a new report. Children aged 10 or 11 are said to be “in complete meltdown”, in tears, or feeling sick during tests, and problems can be made worse by their competitive parents, according to the Exam Factories? report commissioned by the National Union of Teachers and conducted independently by Merryn Hutchings, emeritus professor at London Metropolitan University. Teachers complain that low achievement at tests or exams is resulting in low motivation and low self-esteem. Multimedia-English How to tell the time in English. Look under the KEY tab for the correction of the exercises at the end of the video. TELLING THE TIME 3:00 = It's three o'clock 3:15 = It's (a) quarter past three (or: it's three fifteen) 3:30 = It's half past three (or: it's three thirty)3:40 = It's twenty to four (or: it's three forty) 3:45 = It's (a) quarter to four (or: it's three forty-five) 3:05 = It's five past three (or: it's three o five) 3:25 = It's twenty-five past three (or: it's three twenty-five) 3:55 = It's five to four (or: it's three fifty-five) 3:12 = It's twelve minutes past three (or: it's three twelve) 3:27 = It's twenty-seven minutes past three (or: it's three twenty-seven) 3:48 = It's forty-eight minutes past three (or: it's three forty-eight)
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom 100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom by onlineuniversities.com Students and educators have a wealth of learning and productivity tools available to them online. Google offers some of the highest-quality resources on the web to meet all your study and teaching needs, and all you need to access them is an internet connection. The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive.
Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that all learners are supported in the learning process. With good assessment practices, PBL can create a culture of excellence for all students and ensure deeper learning for all. We’ve compiled some of the best resources from Edutopia and the web to support your use of assessment in PBL, including information about strategies, advice on how to address the demands of standardized tests, and summaries of the research. PBL Assessment Foundations
29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier There are so many wonderful websites around, and it is difficult to know each and every one of them. The below list provides some of those websites that I find particularly helpful, even though they are not as famous or as prevalent as some of the big names out there. 1. BugMeNot Creating student accounts using one email account Educators often don’t want their students to use their own email address for creating online accounts. Unfortunately unique email addresses are important for password resets and deleting blogs. The gmail+ method provides the solution! How it works is you create one gmail account for your class. For example, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's time to throw out grades @MsSackstein SmartBlogs SmartBlog on Education will shine a light on back-to-school teaching and learning trends during July. In this blog post, Starr Sackstein challenges traditional grading and assessment systems, calling for a paradigm shift in which educators model the growth mindset and foster conversations about learning. Students are actively engaged in the process of learning, asking questions and participating in their assessment. English Grammar in Use (app) English Grammar in Use Activities provides supplementary practice activities for the grammar points presented in the book of English Grammar in Use. Go further with grammar. A massive bundle of fun grammar activities with imagery and sound, written specially for intermediate learners of English. Turn spare time into study time, and strengthen your grasp of English grammar.
Here Is A Handy Tool for Creating Rubrics to Use in Class July 19, 2015 ForAllRubrics is another cool web tool for easily creating rubrics, checklists, and badges. The site provides a wide variety of interesting features for teachers including: the ability to score across different mobile devices, issue digital badges with evidence, view the status of your whole class at a glance, access assessment results on ForAllRubrics website, one click sharing of assessment results by email with students and parents and many more. ForAllRubrics enables students to view their assessment results on the website and provides them with a variety of tools to support capturing reflections and learning artifacts. ForAllRubrics also seamlessly integrates with Edmodo classrooms. Teachers can save and share their Rubrics as PDF file or print them to complete on paper.Follow us on : Twitter, Facebook , Google plus, Pinterest .
21 Writing Prompts for Setting a Scene in Your Novel When you’re writing (or rewriting) a scene, do you ever get the feeling you just don’t have enough to say? Sure, there’s the action–but what about all the extra bits meant to flesh out your story? While I don’t encourage overwriting for the sake of word count, meaningful details can help you establish setting and atmosphere. Last week, I sat down with John Banville’s Booker Prize winning novel, The Sea–a book that features prose I admire–and took careful notes about how the author managed to effectively set certain scenes. Here’s just one of its many beautiful passages : The most simple and effective Evernote Tagging System - EuroProductive Last week my friend Francesco D’Alessio reached the milestone of 500 subscribers for his YouTube Channel. In his celebration post he asked for an effective Evernote Tagging System. @Area/Things:Firstname-Lastname#Status