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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 Great Web Tools To Help Students Study Collaboratively

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 Great Web Tools To Help Students Study Collaboratively
May 23, 2014 Students love to work in groups and every teacher knows this fact by heart. Group work has several pedagogical pluses that includes developing collaborative and co-operative skills, enhancing social skills and interactions, promoting critical thinking skills, and nurturing a learning environment of trust and support. Now with the web 2.0 technologies, the potential of group work is even bigger. 1- Examtime Examtime is a platform that allows you to create, share and discover resources, build mind maps, flashcards, quizzes and notes for free. .Examtime also has a feature called "groups" which enables students to create study groups. 2- Thinkbinder Think binder is another platform where students can create and host their study groups. 3- Google+ Circles and Hangouts The social platform Google+ has some excellent integrated tools that students can draw on to study collaboratively. 4- Skype Group Video Call 5- Open Study 6- Wikis 7- Google Docs

Educational Technology Development Stages for Kids Infographic Educational Technology Infographics Elementary School Infographics Kindergarten Infographics Other Infographics Today, most Gen Xers and Gen Yers didn’t receive their first cellphone until they were in high school, maybe even college or later. But these days, children are getting their hands on mobile devices at a younger age every day. According to a new study, kids are ditching their nondigital toys by age three and turning their attention to smartphones and tablets. Via: Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog!

Formative Assessment April 5, 2014 As a follow up to the materials I have already posted on formative assessment, I am introducing you today this wonderful chat that I learned about through Bianca. The chart features 8 strategies teachers can use to conduct a formative assessment. By definition, formative assessment is assessment for learning (summative assessment is assessment of learning ) which usually takes place simultaneously with learning. The aim of formative assessment is to students understanding and plan subsequent instruction. In the chart below, you will get to discover 8 ways you can check for students comprehension, have a look and share with us what you think of it.

4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic Educational Technology Infographics The 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how EdTech alters the way we learn. In particular, there is a transition from individual to collaborative learning and from passive to active or brain-based learning while differentiated instruction is rising and the phenomenon of multitasking is expanding. Via: Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog! 12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers 'FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows teachers to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. All the boards you create can be saved for later use. You can also share your boards up on-screen and have students work on them collaboratively...To set up your new quiz board, you will need to register. Once logged in, click on “ Create a new board”. Then use the editor provided there together with the different tools it offers to design your game boards. You can always edit your boards by clicking on the “edit your entire board button”. 3- Socrative Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. 4- TodaysMeet 'TodaysMeet is a great web tool for creating backchannels with your students. 5- Plickers 'Plickers is a wonderful web tool that allows teachers to collect real-tine feedback from students without them having or using any device. 7- iClicker 9- GoSoapBox 10- AnswerGarden AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool.

The Digital Learning Switchover Infographic Distance Education Infographics The Digital Learning Switchover Infographic explores the differences between an ‘analogue’ style lesson and the new ‘digital’ learning. According to the infographic, analogue lessons are about teacher-led input, which then means checking understanding through receptive practice, eventually leading to revision and assessment. Bringing mobile devices into the classroom opens up this straightforward system into one with more dynamic verbs like “publish”, “contextualise”, “share” and “extend”, allowing students to research and create things for themselves. Via: Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog!

10 Great Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes June 20, 2016 Over the last couple of years, we have reviewed a wide variety of educational web tools to use to create digitally based quizzes. Below is a collection of some of the most popular quizzing tools we have covered so far. Be it a flipped, blended, virtual or even traditional classroom, the tools below will enable you to easily create interactive quizzes, questionnaires and polls to share with students in class. Have a look and share with us your feedback. FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows teachers to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. 2- PurposeGames PurposeGames is a website for engaging learners through creating and playing games.As a teacher you can use PurposeGames to create a variety of game-based quizzes. 3- Riddle Riddle is an excellent web tool for teachers. This is a cool web tool to use to create quizzes and assess your students. Add 3 questions or 30. 7- JeopardyLabs Quizlet is a great website for students and educators.

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology — whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games – and usually more than one at a time. That’s a big chunk of their 15 or 16 waking hours. But does that spell doom for the next generation? Not necessarily, according to Dr. Gary Small, a neuroscientist and professor at UCLA, who spoke at the Learning & the Brain Conference last week. “Young people are born into technology, and they’re used to using it 24/7,” Small said. “The technology train has left. The downside of such immersion in technological devices, he said, is that they’re not having conversations, looking people in the eye, or noticing verbal cues. But that’s not the headline here. Video games, for example, aren’t just about repetitive tasks – many of them have built-in social components that allow kids to communicate. “Texting is an expression of what it means to be human,” Small said. “We can train empathic behavior,” he said. Related

10 Things Students (and Teachers) Can Do With Buncee Buncee is a web- and iPad-based creation tool for both teachers and students. With it, teachers can prepare engaging lessons, newsletters, and how-tos. Students can write interactive digital stories, easy-to build presentations, and more. The drag-and-drop interface makes it simple to put exactly what you want where it fits. Here’s how it works: You log into your account and set up your class. Pros I love that the site is easy enough for kindergartners, but sophisticated enough for teacher lesson planning. The site provides a library of prepared projects that teachers can use on everything from reading to math to science. Buncee offers only kid-safe presentation pieces. Cons As any teacher knows, desktop publishing and slideshows suffer if students simply throw multimedia at a canvas. Buncee uses the freemium model–free for a taste and fee for the full package. Insider information I like that a search of any key word includes all media related to the topic. Education applications How-tos