5 Excellent Rubric Making Tools for Teachers June 18, 2016 Rubrics are scoring charts used to assess and evaluate a particular learning or teaching activity. As is explained in this guide, rubrics are helpful for both teachers and students: teachers can use them when designing lesson plans and grading assignments; students can use them to make sure they meet the learning expectations and requirements of an assignment or project work. Rubric making should not be a complicated task, it should only speak to the core requirements of a given task while channeling focus to the learning outcomes. There are a wide variety of web tools and mobile apps teachers can use to create rubrics.
Six Alternatives to TechSmith's Snagit, Knowmia, and ScreenChomp This morning TechSmith announced that they are closing down Knowmia, ScreenChomp, and Snagit for Chrome. In other words, half of their free products that teachers loved. Here are some alternatives to those tools. Three Alternatives to Snagit for Chrome:Nimbus Screenshot is a free extension that allows you to capture screen images and create screencast videos. Vizia - Create Interactive Video Quizzes Vizia is a free tool for creating video-based quizzes. On Vizia you an import a video from YouTube or from Wistia and then add questions along the timeline of the video. You can ask multiple choice questions as well as short answer/ open-response questions. Adding a poll question into the video is also a possibility in Vizia. All of the responses to your questions are collected in a spreadsheet that you can download and or open in Google Sheets.
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19 Great Web Tools and Mobile Apps for Creating Interactive Timelines July 11, 2016 Besides posters and infographics timelines are great learning tools to help students visualize their learning and enhance their overall comprehensibility. Timelines can be incorporated almost in any subject area and can be used to teach a wide variety of topics from historical events to bibliographical information. Web technologies have immensely facilitated the process of creating a timeline and anyone can quickly design an interactive timeline in few steps. The chart below features a collection of some of the best timeline creation tools to use with students in class. Create an Interactive Video Summary of the School Year As the end of the school year approaches you might find yourself looking for a way to create an audio slideshow of highlights of the school year. YouTube's photo slideshow tool, Stupeflix, and Animoto all offer easy ways to create audio slideshow videos. Wideo does that too and also allows you to add interactive elements to your video. On Wideo you can insert interactive buttons into each frame of your video.
Five free video editors that deliver impressive results To be competitive, businesses need to promote themselves in multiple ways. And as modern society has developed a short attention span and become highly social-centric, many businesses are developing a video strategy to aid in marketing. Most small companies don't have the budget for the industry standard video editors (nor the time to learn their complex processes). Fortunately, smaller houses can turn to free solutions that offer enough features to create quality video. What are the best tools in this category? I have selected five that should meet the essential criteria.
Google Released A New Educational Tool to Wirelessly Share Computer Screens in Class July 17, 2016Google Cast for Education is a new Chrome app from Google to help teachers and students wirelessly share their computer screens from one Chrome browser to another. The app is still in beta version and is available only for Google Apps for Education users. The way Google Cast works is very simple: teachers install the app on their devices then install the Cast feature in Chrome for students. The Cast feature will be available by default to all Chrome users in the upcoming release expected by the start of the new school year. Once Chrome Cast is set up on the computer that is connected to the classroom projector, ‘Teachers receive casts through the Cast for Education app, and students share their screens using the upcoming version of the Cast feature in Chrome.’
Create & Find Multimedia Lessons in Minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired! Combine digital content and your files to create a lesson 5 Best Video Editing tools : Free Video editing software are for creating quality videos. You can cut and edit videos. These software are easy to learn and use. They can do complex editing of video like scene transition, loops, audio overlays, splices, trim and join video contents.
Here Is A Great Feedback, Grading and Rubric Making Tool for Teachers October 27, 2016JoeZ Express is an excellent feedback and grading tool integrated with Google Classroom and Google Drive. It s available as both an add-on that you can install and use on your Google Docs (best for independent teachers) and also as an app called JoeZoo (best for schools and districts). The app has, besides all of the add-on tools and features, more exclusive features that include student monkey checker, teacher monkey checker and rubric sharing. JoeZoo Express allows teachers to give students better and direct feedback. With the new update, feedback is now visual and colour coded to help students with recall , and to make things even easier for teachers, JooZoo provides over 90 most commonly used comments.
Capture Student Ideas with VideoNot.es & Google Classroom This is a guest post from Avra Robinson (@AvraRachel) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site. If you’ve used VideoNot.es, you know that it is a powerful application that allows users to take time-stamped, synchronized notes alongside a YouTube, Vimeo, Khan Academy, edX, Udacity or Coursera video. Students using this app can record their thoughts and ideas to share with their peers, their teacher, or to refer to later as they review concepts. CoSpaces Description: A superb platform for creating 3D virtual reality environments to view on your mobile device. Choose from the bank of 3D models or upload/search for your own. You can create sequential scenes like a presentation which is great for story writing or even teaching.