Fantastic Formative Assessment Tools that Give Great Feedback Formative assessments are an important way to meet our students' learning needs. When we can see what our students know (or don't know) we can better adjust our teaching to meet them right at their level. Beyond giving feedback, the best formative assessments help students recognize and value the process of learning, not just the outcomes. These reflective, metacognitive moments can foster kids' genuine excitement, engagement, and lifelong learning.
This Is How to Create Videos in Google Drive July 29, 2014 This week's tip for teachers is about creating videos in Google Drive. As you know, since the time Google made it possible to integrate third party apps into Google Drive, there appeared a wide variety of excellent applications that are deemed to enhance the overall performance of your Drive . One of the essential apps that I think every teacher should connect with Google Drive is called WeVideo.
7 free flipped classroom creation apps you might not know You might not know these apps for creating lessons, video, and more—perfect for the flipped classroom The flipped classroom gives students more time in class to do, not just listen, and gives teachers new opportunities to revamp their lessons in creative, multimedia ways for at-home consumption. But for all that you need the right tools. Here, we’ve gathered a handful of apps for content creation, from video to podcasting to slideshows, summarized on APPitic.com, an app resource site with more than 6,000 apps in more than 300 subcategories. And this time, we’ve selected apps that don’t typically crop up on flipped classroom lists, so you and your students can try something new.
Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools About the Course Are you overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners? Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in your classroom! This course is designed to provide teachers with strategies to effectively integrate Web 2.0 technologies into their instruction. You will learn how to use these tools effectively in your classroom through unique problem-based scenarios that will help you understand how to choose the best Web 2.0 tool. Time Lapse Camera - Apps on Google Play Lapse It is an award-winning full featured app for capturing amazing time-lapse and stop motion videos with your Android camera. It is simple, fast and intuitive.No need for expensive photography equipment, you just need Lapse It. ★ Featured on the English TV Show "The Gadget Show" ★ You can watch a great video review at ● Capture stunning shots using the full potential ( Full Sensor ) of your camera
Know Students Better: 17 Tools for Formative Assessment When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and weaknesses help teachers tailor learning experiences for their students. Formative assessment involves the teacher collecting information about what students know, don’t know, and want to learn. This information takes many forms, including observations, exit tickets, discussions, games, and quizzes. These kinds of informal assessments can also help teachers get to know their students as learners and as people.
Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) tech tools recently that enable teachers to take favorite clips and make them more valuable for educational use. Whether you use videos to flip your classroom or you just appreciate the power of video to engage kids, maybe one of the tools in my playlist below will help you go deeper in 2014. Inclusive conversation series Resources from the inclusive conversations series workshops to promote ongoing discussion around what it means to be inclusive in teaching practice. Pirate pedagogy: Inclusive teaching project launch Professor James Arvanitakis (University of Western Sydney) talks about inclusion and exclusion and shares his personal perspectives on inclusive approaches as both a learner and teacher. Inclusive Teaching project launch Killing your PowerPoints and engaging students
Using QR Codes to Share Videos with Parents Ever since I discovered QR codes last year, I knew I wanted to find a way to use QR codes to share videos with parents. Thanks to one of those serendipitous hallway conversations with a parent/co-worker, I was finally able to figure out how to make it work using dropbox! To read more about how to create basic QR codes that aren’t linked to videos, visit this page on this website. To learn how to attach a video to a QR code, keep reading! Créer des photos animées Loopsie is the best app that lets you shoot stunning 3D PHOTOS and living photos in motion on the go.No tripod or professional tools needed. Just a bit of creativity and your photos will come to life with a stunning cinematography effect! With Loopsie you can create original video motions effects that you can not create with Enlight Pixaloop, Dazz Cam, or similar apps that uses images as source.