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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Good Web Tools to Create Video Quizzes for Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Good Web Tools to Create Video Quizzes for Your Class
Vialogue (Video + Dialogue ) is an online video with a group discussion feature. Vialogue allows users to interact with videos by adding time stamped comments to them. This can be a great tool for teachers to use with their students to get them engaged in video prompted discussions.To get started, upload a video, grab one from YouTube, or choose one from the growing collection on our site. Once you’ve created a vialogue, you can encourage thoughtful conversations by posing questions, adding polls, and replying to comments. You can even embed a vialogue into your website, LMS, or blog! VideoNotes is a free web tool that allows students to take notes on a video they are watching. 3- Edpuzzle This is a web tool I have just learned about from my colleague David Kapuler. 4-Google Forms Google Forms has made it possible for users to insert YouTube videos into their forms. 5-TedEd TED Ed is a website that allows teachers to create lessons around YouTube videos. 6- Educanon 7- HapYak 8- Blubbr

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3 Google Drive Tools for Creating Professional-looking Diagrams and Flowcharts April 9, 2015 We received a couple of requests from teachers asking for Google Drive add-ons to use with Google Docs to create and integrate diagrams and flowcharts. The first tool that came to mind is Gliffy for we have reviewed it here a couple of times but then we did a further search in Google Drive app store and picked two more to add to this list. For those of you looking for apps to create concept and mind maps in Google Drive, this selection is a good place to start with. 1-Gliffy Gliffy is a very good diagram editor that is integrated with Google Drive allowing users to easily and instantly create and share beautiful diagrams and flowcharts. How to Take the Risks out of the Social Learning Aspects of Online Training Social learning—or learning with and from others (with or without social media technology)—is a force to be reckoned with. But how do you entice your online training learners to participate to take learning to a higher level, and make it participatory and social? Re-reading the book, The New Social Learning, I came across an interesting sentence: “Social tools leave a digital audit trail, documenting our learning journey—often an unfolding story—and leaving a path for others to follow.” Personally interesting phrases in that sentence, and why, are: “Learning journey”—For learning practitioners, the term has beautiful connotations.

Examples of Videos / Videos Looking for examples of flipped videos, or wish to share yours? If you are willing to share an example or two of your videos with others, please fill out this Google form. If you are looking for examples of teacher or student-created videos, check out this list of samples to get an idea of how you may wish to curate or create your own. Teachers Guide to Creating Rich Interactive Visuals 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.

Turning Stale Managers Into Stars: How to do that? 5.0 from 1 votes Posted on 09/16/2015, by: A new report from Gallup, based on extensive polling, finds only 10% of managers have what it takes to be "a great manager." Deep breathe before you fire the lot or cry foul. First, Gallup didn't just make up these numbers. Google Classroom Adds New Features Learning Management Systems Google Classroom Adds New Features Google has added several new features to Google Classroom, the company's platform for creating, sharing and grading assignments, and has other features set to roll out in the coming weeks. One of the new features is support for question-driven discussions including debates and question-and-answer sessions.

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink This is a guest post from Shawn McCusker of, an advertiser on this site. While there are some very creative web tools out there, ThingLink is one of my favorites. It has earned this status by passing several of my key benchmark-tests for the classroom: It is dependable and accessible.Students need not fear that their work will be lost as it automatically saves.It is relatively easy to learn and use.Rarely does a lesson become more about “ThingLink” than the topic about which students are trying to express their knowledge. Seven Free Platforms for Teaching Online Courses More and more high schools are embracing online courses to reach more students and all times of the day. While you can spend a lot of money for online course software, you don't have to. Here are seven free platforms for teaching online courses.

Flipped Classroom Survey Highlights Benefits and Challenges Perhaps no other word has been as popular in higher education during the past few years as the term “flipped.” As a result, there is no shortage of ideas and opinions about flipped learning environments. Some faculty consider it another way to talk about student-centered learning. Others view flipped classrooms as an entirely new approach to teaching and learning. Still others see flipping as just another instructional fad that will eventually run its course. Faculty Focus recently surveyed its readers to gain a better understanding of their views on flipped learning.

21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D., Update: This post was originally published in February, 2013 Vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. The Khan Academy Finance Mindmap If you have not heard of the Khan Academy you are really missing out on something special. This is one of the most revolutionary learning websites you will ever experience. It’s a website that’s helping adults and children learn a wide range of subjects, including:

Focus on Real-World Problems with Flipped Learning Einstein’s famous formula changed the world. We believe the following equation will change education: FL + PBL = GL (Flipped Learning + Project Based Learning = Great Learning) In a nutshell, lectures are done at home and projects are done in the classroom, though there is much more to it. By definition, project-based learning involves the real-world problem that you are trying to solve.

Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at

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