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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A New Excellent Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A New Excellent Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students
June 16, 2014 I don't want you to miss this wonderful resource on how to be a Google Drive master. This is basically a Google Doc that features a plethora of video tutorials and activities related to each tool in Google Drive. The main objectives of this guide is to help teachers and students leverage the power of Google Drive tool in education. It provides them with video tutorials covering each of the Drive applications ( Google Doc, Presentation, Drawing, and Google Forms ) and with each of these videos is an attached activity that should be completed to show mastery of the topic under discussion. I have spent sometime going through these tutorials and activities and I found them really helpful. All thanks go back to Vicki Davis through whom I learned about this resource ( by the way Vicki has recently published a new book entitled " Reinventing Writing: The 9 Tools That Are Changing Writing, Teaching, and Learning Forever"

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How to add music to your Google Slides presentation Music is a great way to liven up your presentations and keep your audience engaged. Unlike Microsoft PowerPoint, however, Google Sheets doesn’t include support for audio files. But with the following workarounds, you can add a soundtrack to any slide for a more dramatic deck. Add a link to an online music file Going All In: How to Make Competency-Based Learning Work Getty Images New Hampshire is the first state to change its education policies to credit high school students — and soon elementary and middle school students, too — for progressing based on what they’ve mastered, not the number of hours they spend in school. Known as a competency-based system, the idea is to define the core skills and concepts students should master and only move them forward once they’ve achieved mastery of every competency rather than their “seat time.” In traditional schools, students progress if their average grade is high enough, which may leave room for holes in their understanding of concepts they’ll need in future classes. In the most alternative application of a competency-based system, age-based grade levels would disappear and students would move through concepts at their own pace, regardless of age or grade.

AppsGoneFree Add stylish text to your favorite photos with Fonta. The app is ideal for anyone that wants to tell a story with their photos. Why we picked this? Fonta has a ridiculous amount of text options, allowing you to stand out from the crowd. A Must Have Resource of TED Talks for Your Class June 17, 2014 TED is a a great video resource I have often recommended and featured in several of my posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. TED talks are both informative and inspirational and there are a variety of ways to integrate them in your teaching. For instance, you can use them with your students to enhance their oral and communicational skills through sparking discussions around particular topics. They are also a good way for students to practice their self-expression abilities and learn how to craft cogent arguments and express their opinions.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 New EdTech Tools for Teachers September 9, 2015 In this month's 'New Educational Web Tools' series, we are sharing with you this selection of interesting web tools and apps we have been curating over the last few weeks. The purpose is to keep you updated about the latest in the EdTech world and introduce you to some useful applications that might be of an added value to your teaching. Enjoy ‘Made with Code is an initiative to champion creativity, girls, and code, all at once. The movement is designed to do three things: To inspire girls by celebrating women and girls who are using code to do great things; to engage girls to try coding through introductory projects and resources; and to sustain their interest by creating alliances and community around girls and coding.’

Google Tutorials Upload Twitter Richard Byrne Loading... 20 Great Rubrics for Integrating Bloom's Digital Taxonomy in Your Teaching June 15, 2014 I have always been inspired by the great work of Andrew Church. This guy has been one of my authority sources for everything related to Bloom's digital taxonomy. Andrew provided a detailed account of how teachers can align the thinking levels of Bloom's original taxonomy with the different digital tools.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 6 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on The New Google Forms September 14, 2015 As you know, Google has recently revamped several of its Drive services including Google Forms. This latter has particularly been redesigned to incorporate several of the features that were missing in the old form. We have already written a step by step guide to help teachers learn more about the different functionalities offered by the new Forms. First Time Setup – Kaizena Welcome to Kaizena! The guides in this "Getting Started" section are everything you need to start giving fast, high quality feedback to students. You can also watch this video, which covers the same material: A Handy Google Image Tip for Teachers and Students June 17, 2014 One of the essential features of Google Image, but overlooked by most students, is to search for images using images instead of text. This is especially important when searching for information around a certain image. For instance, in a field trip with class to the local zoo, students came a cross a little bug that they did not know.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Some Wonderful iPad Apps for Organizing Your Class September 17, 2015 Here is a collection of some useful iPad apps to help you better organize and manage your classroom. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: guide classroom discussion using random name selectors, keep track of students behaviour and actions, reduce noise in your classroom, poll your students and do instant checks for understanding, create seating charts with desks on a grid, record and export attendance, choose random students for class participation, make student notes and many more. 1- Stick Pick