15 Tips & Tricks To Help You Master Prezi If you need to create presentations for high-powered clients, or impress lecturers and professors in university, you may have heard of (or are already using) Prezi. Prezi is a cloud-based presentation tool and is known for its zooming user interface (ZUI) allowing you to easily break down or go into things in detail. As it was created to replace slide presentations, Prezi’s interface and visual story-telling makes it ideal for conveying information interactively. Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 5 Steps for Formative Assessment Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. If you flip your class, you might be able to rid yourself of the bane of many teachers: grading papers late at night. Since the flipped classroom model moves teachers away from the "front of the room," they have more time to interact with students and implement a wide variety of instructional strategies -- including formative assessment. 5 Steps to Check for Mastery One formative assessment strategy has the side benefit of not taking papers home to grade. This strategy, called a mastery check, has five specific steps:
How To Use Socrative In The Classroom Even If You're A Brand New Teacher I love hearing real-world stories of how people are implementing technology in the classroom. My work here feels very validated when someone moves beyond the theory of using tech in the classroom and actually does it, then goes a step beyond and provides some tips that others can use to do the same in their own classroom. A friend of mine, Jeremy Shultz, who was doing his student teaching at the time of this activity, was kind enough to send me a small snippet of what it was like using the awesome Socrative in his classroom. I spoke with Jeremy and he gave me permission to share his email with all of you, o fearless blog readers. I think you’ll find his thoughts informative and incredibly practical. Remember, this is not someone that is just talking about how to use technology in the classroom, this is from someone actually doing it.
Learning Pod - Practice, Create, and Distribute Quizzes Learning Pod is a free service through which students can review thousands of practice questions on a wide variety of topics. Teachers can use Learning Pod to create sets of questions to distribute to their students. When a student visits Learning Pod he or she has the option to sign-in or to use the service without registering. Definition / Definition Definition of Flipped Learning Released March 12, 2014 To counter common misconceptions and bring clarity to discussions about “Flipped Learning,” the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announced a formal definition of the term. They also released the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™ and a checklist of eleven indicators that educators must incorporate into their practice. The group of experienced flipped educators also draws a distinction between Flipped Learning and a Flipped 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
How to customise your book in iMovie After exporting your book as a video, you might need to make a couple of custom edits. Let’s look at how to do this in the iMovie app. Watch the video or read the tutorial below. 16 Apps That Will Motivate Even Your Most Resistant Readers For every kid who is caught hiding beneath his covers with a flashlight and a novel at midnight, there is another who has to be begged and pleaded with to read. And the latter might need a little extra—shall we call it encouragement?—to become a great reader. To help, we've rounded up a list of the top apps that not only teach essential reading skills but also motivate kids—even the most book-phobic—to read, read and read some more. Apps For Early Readers
Online TwistedWave is a browser-based audio editor. You only need a web browser to access it, and you can use it to record or edit any audio file. All the audio is stored and processed on the server, so you don't need to download anything, or save your work when you are done. Close your browser window and your work is saved. Open TwistedWave somewhere else, and all your audio files, with the complete undo history, are still available. With a free account, you can edit mono files up to 5 minutes in length.
Best Free presentation Software and PowerPoint Alternative Everyone agrees that Microsoft Powerpoint is so 20th century. It is not the best free presentation tool (In fact it’s not free at all). So what should you use if you want to make 21st century presentations?