ExamTime - Changing the way you learn APPS For more apps connected to English, please visit Skolappar and Kunskapsplattan! Here is a compilation of 25 iPad Apps for Learning Spelling Scroll down for more iPad apps! Apps for iPhone (iTunes Store) Google Translate - translate words and phrases between more than 50 languages using Google Translate for iOS. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations. New Oxford American Dictionary - With more than 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, and hundreds of explanatory notes, this dictionary provides the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of American English available. Wordbook English Dictionary & Thesaurus - professionally recorded pronunciation for every single entry, word origin information, built-in spell checker with pop-up spelling suggestions, user’s bookmark and note management, unmatched sounds-like and wild card search and a powerful word puzzle solver. Norstedt’s English Dictionary Pro with 276.000 words and phrases. English is Easy.
The 5 Most important Google Drive Updates in 2017 February 24, 2017 Since the start of the new year, Google Drive released a number of important updates geared towards enhancing the performance of its services. The one we liked the most in this series of updates is the ability to add Google Drive videos right into presentations created in Slides. Before, you could only add YouTube videos but now you can easily embed videos stored in your Drive into your slides. 1- Preview password-protected files in Google Drive Users are now able to preview password-protected Microsoft Office files, presentations, and spreadsheets in Google Drive.’When you attempt to open one of these file types in Drive on the web, you’ll be prompted to enter the password and, upon doing so successfully, you’ll see a read-only preview of that document.’ 2/3- Google Sheets updates Google Sheets has added some interesting new updates most important of them are : A-Rotated text ‘You can now rotate the text in a cell in Sheets (Format > Text rotation).
How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article we originally ran on March 22nd, 2014, updated to reflect the latest Google innovations. Since its inception, Google Drive has been a source of excitement for innovation-minded educators. However, as with any new teaching technology, you may find yourself thinking “it sounds intriguing, but will it really make a difference?” In regards to Drive features like audio feedback, the answer to that question is an unequivocal yes. Image via Flickr by Ben Marvin Conversational Grading: Red ink is synonymous with financial debt and academic failure. Unfortunately, there’s only so much that can be said with traditional grading methods. Language Learning: Whether English or Mandarin Chinese, learning another language can undoubtedly seem like a daunting task. Speaking Tests and Oral Essays With Drive apps like Kaizena, voice commenting isn’t just a one-way street. Disability Friendly Learning: Distance Education: How to Use Google Voice Commenting
A Short Guide to Creating and Sharing Google Calendars Creating a public Google Calendar and embedding it into your classroom blog is a great way to keep your students and their parents informed about what is happening in your classroom. I often included my lesson plan outlines and important handouts in the events on the public calendars on my classroom blog. If you would like to do the same thing, just sign into your Google Calendar account and follow the directions included below. Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Step 6: Step 7: Step 8: (The embed code can be pasted into a Blogger or Wordpress-powered blog).
Using ThingLink July 22, 2014ThingLink is an excellent web tool that allows you to create interactive images online. The images you create can come alive by adding to them text, video, music, and links. ThingLink has also recently rolled out a new feature, which is still in beta, that allows you to add interactive pinmarks to YouTube videos. The ability to enrich images with different media content makes ThingLink an ideal tool to incorporate in your instruction. The process to create your first interactive image is pretty basic. 1- First register with ThingLink. 2- There are four ways to upload an image to your ThingLink account: you can upload one from your hard-drive, import it from Facebook, use a public Flickr image, or use one hosted online. 3- When your image is uploaded click on " click to add a tag" to start adding content to your image. 2- The content you can add to your image can be links to websites, videos, music, photos and text.
Otus - A Great Online Learning Environment Otus is a free online learning environment that I first learned about in July. One of the founders of the company recently gave me a hands-on tour of the environment, I was impressed by the possibilities of what I saw. Otus was originally designed to be a service for teachers to distribute assignments, quizzes, polls, reading materials, and essential information from their iPads to their students' iPads. Otus has expanded to support use within a web browser on laptops and Chromebooks. To get started with Otus sign up as a teacher either on the iPad app or in your web browser. Once you have registered as a teacher you can create classrooms. The possibilities for teachers using Otus seem limitless. The resource libraries in Otus are called bookshelves. In the assessment section of your Otus classroom you can create multiple choice, true/false, and open response questions. Applications for Education I only listed my favorite options in Otus, there are many others to explore.
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. The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. Ed note: This is an older post, so some of these features or links may be out of date. Keyboard Shortcuts Navigate your documents and screen a lot faster when you use these keyboard shortcuts for formatting and more. Productivity Hacks These hacks will make your Google Docs experience even more efficient and streamlined. Features & Tools Make use of features and tools like Docs Translation or CSS Editing to customize your docs and make them work for you. Collaboration One of the best things about Google Docs is that you get to share and collaborate on projects with others. Files, Folders and Filters Organization Color code folders: Color-code the names of folders.
Google Team Drives Now Available Late last year Google announced a new Google Drive option called Team Drives. At that time G Suite administrators had to apply for access for their schools. Beginning this week all G Suite administrators can enable Team Drives for their schools. Team Drives is a Google Drive product designed specifically for team use. It is important to note that Team Drives can only be created by G Suite domain administrators at this time. Applications for Education The default sharing settings in Team Drives might be a bit too open for use by younger students. The Best 10 Google Docs Tips For Teachers As They Go Back To School Back-to-school time is underway, and I’m sure you teachers are already balancing your lives, your classroom, and your pesky administrations. What could make life just a little bit easier for you? Google Docs, my dear educator friend. Google Docs. Below, we have ten awesome tips to help you out when handling your students and their parents. Monitor Revisions For Lengthy Papers And Reports Google Docs allows the owner (and whoever the owner chooses) to view all changes and revisions in papers. Viewing revisions is very easy to do. Accommodate Tech-Fueled Minds For Group Projects Group projects suck, but they don’t have to. Google Docs offers the ability for multiple students to work on various projects together simultaneously. This can be simply done by inviting students via email to a document and giving them all permission to edit. Work With Your Student Even While They Are At Home As a teacher, I’m sure you know that there always are the occasional students who need a little extra help.
How to Make Copies of Google Documents Shared With You As "View Only" Have you ever come across a Google Document or Google Presentation on the web that you wanted to have a copy of for yourself but discovered that it was shared as "view only?" Most of the Google Documents and Presentations that I share on this blog are marked "view only." Even if the document or presentation is marked "view only" you can still create a copy for yourself. Step 1: Step 2: Step 3:Applications for Education Sharing Google Documents and Presentations as "view only" is a good way to distribute directions for assignments or templates for completing assignments. Skaffl - classroom workflow Flippity.net: Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff