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TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice

TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice

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Best Presentation Software: A Visual Comparison Guide Have you been looking for a presentation software that will help you stand out from run-of-the-mill PowerPoint presentations? Or an online solution that will help you collaborate with team members and design stunning slide decks in a fraction of the time it takes with traditional tools? If so, we’ve researched some of the best presentation software options out there and visually compared them so that you can choose the ideal one for your specific needs. What is Presentation Software? For the sake of achieving an objective comparison, we should first define the term presentation software. Presentation software, or a presentation program, is a desktop- or cloud-based application that allows the user to present information to an audience using a sequence of multimedia formats, such as images, video, audio and text.

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. Additionally, students who scored less than 70% on the assignment will be highlighted in red. The Flubaroo menu will now offer you the ability to email each student their grades, view a summary report, or regrade the assignment. You might want to regrade the assignment if more students submitted answers, or if you want to throw out a question that most students got wrong.

Literacy In The Digital Age Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators. The majority of the tools mentioned in this post and the four earlier posts in our series, transform the student experience from passive consumers of information to active creators of content, employing multiple English Language Arts standards and skills along the way. We firmly believe this ought to be the new norm in the modern classroom. Chromebooks 101: A Guide to Chromebook Success by Vicki Davis Chromebooks are a fantastic new tool being used by many schools with robust wireless networks and a vision for twenty-first-century learning. Remember: Focus on what you wish to do. The technology should help you accomplish your goals and is not a goal in and of itself. The goal is always to improve student learning. You can make a strong start with the following tips.

Visible Thinking VisibleThinking In Action Every committed educator wants better learning and more thoughtful students. Visible Thinking is a way of helping to achieve that without a separate ‘thinking skills' course or fixed lessons. Visible Thinking is a broad and flexible framework for enriching classroom learning in the content areas and fostering students' intellectual development at the same time. Here are some of its key goals:

Google Slides - create and edit presentations online, for free. One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Slides Mobile Engage your students with unique classroom experiences, on any device! Create your FREE Account Required Or By submitting this form, you accept the Nerpod Terms & Conditions. Word Cloud Generator How the Word Cloud Generator Works The layout algorithm for positioning words without overlap is available on GitHub under an open source license as d3-cloud. Note that this is the only the layout algorithm and any code for converting text into words and rendering the final output requires additional development. As word placement can be quite slow for more than a few hundred words, the layout algorithm can be run asynchronously, with a configurable time step size. This makes it possible to animate words as they are placed without stuttering.

1:1 - The Student Perspective at Leyden High Schools This is the fifth and final post in the guest blog series on 1:1 at Leyden High Schools. By Jason Markey, East Leyden High School Principal The student perspectives below are from Justyna Chojnowski, Amina Patel, and Joaquin Cardenas at East Leyden High School. For a greater perspective on our 1:1 initiative please see our past four guest posts: When Scott McLeod and I first discussed this series, the first four posts seemed obvious. John Hattie: 10 myths about student achievement John Hattie’s 15 year meta-analysis of over ¼ of a billion students worldwide has enabled him to identify what really aids student achievement. In an interview with Sarah Montague for BBC Radio 4, he dispels some popular myths about what does and doesn't matter in your school. Factors affecting student achievement – Hattie’s take: 1.

5 Activities to Make Your PowerPoint More Engaging A few days ago on the Teaching English – British Council Facebook page there was a discussion about PowerPoint – Do you love it or hate it? The discussion linked to an article by Rob Lewis who talked about ways PowerPoint could be used in class. In an earlier post he also wrote about the good points and bad points of PowerPoint.

Classroom idea: Using TodaysMeet to collect anonymously questions and comments: TodaysMeet does not have an option for requiring users to log-in with an email address. This is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because it means that your students don’t have to remember a username and password to use the service. It’s a curse because students can use any alias they like when they join your TodaysMeet room. If you want your students to use aliases in your TodaysMeet room, ask them to right them down for you so that you can determine who is who if you have to step into a conversation that goes awry. by brandiwilliams May 9

Classroom idea: Using TodaysMeet while watching videos in the classroom: Using TodaysMeet for back-channeling while showing a video is a great way to handle clarifying questions and comments in real-time. Prior to using backchannels when I showed a video I would stop it at various intervals to discuss the students' reactions and questions. Now when I show a video in a classroom, I set-up a backchannel using TodaysMeet. The back-channel allows students to record their reactions to what they see while at the same time I am able to answer questions that arise as they watch the video. by brandiwilliams May 9

Classroom idea: Using TodaysMeet to support lectures: What I've done in the past is post my slideshows (which are basically lecture outlines) on the classroom blog two days prior to discussing that content in class. Then in class we discuss the content of the slideshows and I add "spice" to the slideshow content. While this discussion is going on, my students write questions and comments as they pop into their heads. This enables more students to ask more questions and share more comments than if they all had to raise their hands and wait to be called upon to speak. by brandiwilliams May 9

Great for back channelling - can set up a "time stamp" for how long it is available. You can also print off the transcript. Another idea is to copy and paste the transcript into wordle or tagxedo and get the big ideas from the transcript. by fallertn Mar 6

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