A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true? ☐ Should we teach letter-writing in the classroom? Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teachers' Top Educational Chrome Apps in 2015 July 16, 2015 Over the last weekend, we spent sometime sifting through our Chrome extensions archive and curated for you the list below. We singled out the the apps that have been most popular among teachers and educators during the first six months of this year. The apps cover a range of themes from tools to enhance your productivity and help you stay focused to add-ons for annotating and editing PDFs, you will definitely find something to use in your teaching. Enjoy “Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes.
Google Forms Released Two New Interesting Features September 3, 2014 Google Forms is one of the powerful tools for creating surveys, polls, questionnaires and quizzes. Over the years, many updates have been added to Google Forms that enhanced its performance and made it ideal for classroom inclusion. The last update I covered in a previous post was about how to add images and videos to your forms. Two days ago, Google released another new update that allows users to customize the background of their forms and add new themes and headers to them. You can also now upload your own images and use them as the background of a form you create through Google Forms. 4 Powerful Chrome Apps for Teaching Students to Type Fast March , 2014 Looking for some powerful apps to help your kids and students type fast? The selection below features some of the most popular typing apps in Chrome app store. As usual I only picked what I think are relevant for an educational context such as the classroom. Have a look and share with your colleagues:
Drum Roll, Please! Announcing the Newly Released Doctopus, A Google Add-on for Docs Classroom teachers spend most of the day chasing after students and the rest of their afternoons and evenings chasing after paper. Time and again educators lament not having personal assistants like many of their similarly-educated colleagues. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who could make your copies, distribute papers and help you with grading? Well, it turns out that there is, in the form of a Google Add-on called Doctopus. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 4 Pinterest Boards Packed Full of... My blogging journey this year has been so eventful and busy. I have covered a wide range of topics from reviews of iPad apps to newest releases in the world of educational technology. The driving purpose was and will always be to help those of you working in the first lines, in the trenches teaching our kids; help them better integrate technology into education and introduce them to the recent technology needed to fulfil their endeavour. In today's post, I want to share with you some of the most popular Pinterest boards for Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.
The Best 4 Chrome Apps for Taking Screenshots April 24, 2015 When it comes to screenshot apps, the Chrome app store is teeming with all kinds of apps but only few do the job quite perfectly. We have been experimenting with a wide variety of these apps and ended up with the short list below. These are the apps we trust the most for doing the job they claim to do. Using these tools, you will be able to easily capture all or part of any web page, add annotations to your screen captures that include shapes, text, comments, blur sensitive parts, and many more. Some of these apps are also integrated with Google Drive. Enjoy 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.
This is How to Automatically Grade Quizzes Using Google Forms March 26, 2014 Today somebody emailed me asking for a web tool to use for automatic grading. The first thing that comes to my mind is Flubaroo. Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade assignments and email grading reports to your students. I have been using it with my students and I love the work it does. Formatting Tables in Google Docs & Slides The table tool is one of the Google Docs tools that tends to get overlooked. It’s a useful tool for quickly creating charts within a document. I have long used it to give organization to group notes during jigsaw reading activities. I do that by creating a table in a Google Document then assigning a block or set of blocks to each student taking notes in a shared document. With older students, I let them create the chart and manage the notes themselves. Table Formatter is a free Google Docs Add-on that lets you add a little color to your tables in Google Docs.
8 Steps to Create Engaging Google Forms ( for Teachers ) Today's tutorial is on the use of Google forms. By the end of this guide you will be able to : Create a Google form with different questionsCustomize your Google Forms using a plethora of templatesShare your Google forms Embed your Forms in your Blog or websiteStep 1 Head over to your Google Docs and click on Create then on Form Step 2 Give your form a title and a description