4 Free Tools for Creating & Playing Interactive Quiz Games Earlier this week I wrote about "ghost mode" being the talk of the Future of Educational Technology Conference in Orlando. That post prompted a few people to ask me about other quiz game platforms. I've used a bunch of them over the years. The following are interactive quiz game tools that I've used with great success in my classroom and or in my workshops.
Click and Drag to Make A Face ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. Limnu - The Online Whiteboard - #EdTechInnovations Limnu is the most realistic interactive whiteboard that I have run into yet. The writing features in this tool look just like you are writing on a whiteboard, and the tools help build collaboration in the team. The openness of this tool allows you to have a one of a kind experience when your team needs to get some work done.
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World By Films For Action / filmsforaction.org/ Jun 10, 2015 Documentaries have an incredible power to raise awareness and create transformative changes in consciousness both at the personal and global levels. Over the last 8 years, we've watched hundreds of social change documentaries and cataloged the best of them on the site. There's now so many that we realized we needed to filter this down even further. So what follows is our list of the very best 100 - hand-picked for their quality, insight and potential to inspire positive change.
Wonderful Free Templates to Create Newspapers for your Class Earlier this year we wrote about web tools teachers can use to for their classrooms. This post turned We have selected for you today a host of awesome templates for your Power Point presentations. These are basically newspaper templates provided by Newspaper.net for free. If you want to create a newspaper for your class, you can do it through one of these templates. Best of 2015 - 7 Free Tools for Building Review Games As I do every year, I am taking this week to relax, recharge, and ski with friends. While I'm away I will be re-running the most popular posts of the year. This was one of the most popular posts of March, 2015. This week I received at least a half dozen emails from people who were looking for suggestions for creating review games or practice quizzes for their students.
Free Worksheet Generators Not ready for a Premium Account yet? We've made the following worksheet generators available to you for free! FREE Word Scramble Worksheet Maker This vocabulary worksheet generator automatically jumbles the spelling of up to 26 words and generates a worksheet with letter spaces for the correct spelling of each word. You can choose difficulty options such as whether to display hints or a word bank. 20 ways to use a tablet in the classroom Whatever model of Android or iOS tablet you have available, it’s a hugely versatile tool when it comes to educating and entertaining children. Here are some of the best apps and features you can make use of in the classroom – some of which you have to pay for and others that are free. 1 Dive into 360-degree videos This is the most basic form of virtual reality, a full sphere of video centred on the spectator who can view an environment in any direction. The content works with VR headsets but is also available through browsers and mobile devices.
Can you solve the locker riddle? - Lisa Winer The locker problem is often used as an introduction to factors, multiples, square numbers, prime numbers, and sequences. It shows that some problems can be solved using a smaller, simpler problem rather than brute force (also known as the method of exhaustion). Here is a more detailed video solution to the locker problem, and here is a related problem that uses Othello pieces instead of lockers. If you enjoyed the locker problem, you might enjoy studying figurate numbers. Another fun problem to investigate is the handshake problem. An interesting extension is to write square numbers as the sum of odds.
A Great Educational Tool for both Flipped and Blended Classrooms October 8, 2015 The Answer Pad is an interesting educational platform for teachers. It combines two powerful functionalities: it is both a student response system and a grading solution for your quizzes. It is an ideal tool for engaging students in a flipped or blended learning classroom. As a teacher, you can use Interactive to directly involve students in their learning by providing them with an outlet through which they can show what they know. Students-generated feedback is a great source of data to inform and guide your teaching and also makes you aware of areas that need more work .