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. 5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices When adopting technology in the classroom, one of the key concerns for teachers and administrators is classroom management. I am often asked if there is a way to “lock down an iPad screen” or “ensure students cannot go to inappropriate websites” (e.g. Social Media). In other words, how do we keep students on task and are not distracted by the novelty of gadgets or communicating with friends via texting or social media. Often, teachers will take up devices (such as mobile phones) to avoid the issue of students texting or checking Facebook on their phones (eliminating access to a powerful, pocket computer in the process).
7 Excellent Tools to Publish Students Work There is nothing much rewarding for students than to see their accomplished work being published and celebrated with others. This is very much motivating and is a strong impetus for them to achieve more and work harder. Can you imagine how happy a student would be to share his classroom work with his parents in a neat and clean online platform that they access anywhere and anytime ? Two Great Tools to Create Image Based Quizzes May , 2014 Quizzes can take different format and while the traditional way of delivering quizzes was textually based, now web 2.0 technologies allow us to create quizzes that embed multimedia elements such as images and videos and not only text. In a previous post I shared here in EdTech and Mlearning, I featured a slew of useful web applications that teachers can use to create video based quizzes. Today, I am sharing with you two important tools to create quizzes around images. 1- ImageQuiz
The Teacher's Guide To Writing In The Cloud Preface In part 1 of this post we took a look at the writing process itself–the relative awkwardness of the process for many developing writers, and how live modeling can help support writer growth . In this part, we are focusing on using cloud-based word processing and general productivity suites like Adobe Buzzword and Google Docs. We also recently looked at 10 Ideas for Using Technology to Teach Writing .)
Top 10 eLearning Statistics for 2014 Infographic e-Learning Infographics The rise in eLearning’s popularity isn’t showing any signs of slowing. In fact, judging by the following Top 10 eLearning statistics for 2014, the future of the eLearning Industry is brighter than ever.I highly encourage you to read the Top 10 e-Learning Statistics for 2014 You Need To Know. Want to know more about designing and implementing awesome e-Learning courses? At the Awesome e-Learning Course Guide you will find the top 10 tips for creating awesome e-Learning courses that are effective, engaging, and immersive. The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there. 1- Educlipper Educlipper is a wonderful tool for creating video tutorials and guides to share with students. As a teacher you can create an Educlipper board for your class and share the link with them.
MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs Part 4 of my Top 10 Ed-Tech Trends of 2013 series Barely a week has gone by this year without some MOOC-related news. Much like last year, massive open online courses have dominated ed-tech conversations. But if 2012 was, as The New York Times decreed, the year of the MOOC, 2013 might be described as the year of the anti-MOOC as we slid down that Gartner Hype Cycle from the “Peak of Inflated Expectations” and into the “Trough of Disillusionment.” For what it’s worth, Gartner pegged MOOCs at the peak back in July, while the Horizon Report says they’re still on the horizon.
7 Essential Tools for a Flipped Classroom - Getting Smart by Guest Author - classrooms, EdTech, flipped classroom By: Erin Palmer The flipped classroom uses technology to allow students more time to apply knowledge and teachers more time for hands-on education. It’s a continually changing strategy that evolves with technology. Innovative educators are usually on the lookout for the latest technology breakthroughs that will help them better organize and conduct flipped classrooms. Google Drawings interactive posters (no glue sticks necessary!) Forget the glue sticks, markers and magazines to cut for pictures. Create interactive posters with Google Drawings with links and Creative Commons photos. Here’s how! (Google Drawing created by Matt Miller … feel free to click through to check it out!)
The Best Web-based Audio Recording and Editing Tools for Teachers and Students April 6, 2014 In today's post I am sharing with you a bunch of useful web tools that you can use with your students to record and share audio clips. One of the pluses about these tools besides having a friendly interface and being easy to use is that they do not require any software installation. They are all web based. Also they do not require any advanced tech wizardry to operate them. As a teacher , you can use these tools to record audio clips to share on your classroom blogs or send them to students parents.
New eBook: 158 Tips on mLearning: From Planning to Implementation by Jennifer Neibert by Jennifer Neibert October 15, 2013 “In the process of developing and implementing mLearning, many learning professionals have discovered what works and what doesn’t.