The 18 Best Free Web Tools Chosen By You It’s the start of a new year and that means there’s infinite possibilities that lay before you. But you can’t move forward without arming yourself with the best free web tools and apps. I was perusing some of my favorite education blogs, social networks, and other time-sucking online spots when I came back to the Edublog Awards . I’m proud that Edudemic was nominated for a bunch of awards (didn’t win but what can ya do) but more importantly I’m impressed with the amount of effort put forward by the Edublogs team. They’ve rounded up some of the best education and technology resources on the planet. Then they even orchestrated a worldwide vote!
12 Free Online Quiz Makers to Create Online Quizzes I often receive a lot of questions about how to make online quizzes for free. Here is a collection of 12 free online quiz making applications I collect after days’ collection. These apps will help you make quizzes for online use for free.
Chalkup- A Wonderful Google Drive Tool for Teachers February 6, 2015 I just learned through an email from Justin Chando about this interesting update to Chalkup. The folks in Chalkup have finally made the move to Google Drive and created a seamless integration of Chalkup with Google Drive. Chalkup is a great web tool that allows teachers to create classes and share different study materials on a message board that students can access in real-time.
10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs Since Google officially changed Google Docs name to Google Drive and a number of updates have been introduced to improve its overall performance. One very recent update is an increase of cloud storage capacity to 15GB usable across Gmail, Drive, and Google Plus. It is quite obvious that Google is trying to outsmart its immediate competitor Dropbox and I think Google is successful in its strategy so far. To make Google Drive stand out from the crowd, Google opened it to apps developers and allowed users to select from a wide variety of web apps to integrate into their Google Drive accounts. How Seesaw accidentally became a teacher’s pet at 1/4 of US schools It began as just another photo sharing startup founded by a Facebook exec. It ended up in 200,000 classrooms from kindergarten to 12th grade in 25,000 schools across 100 countries. All because of one truism: When a student’s audience is the world, they want their work to be good. When their audience is only their teacher, they just want it to be good enough. Seesaw’s educational app lets students save and share their assignments with their teachers, parents, and fellow classmates.
How to Make Multiple-choice Quizzes with PowerPoint via VBA PowerPoint is a multimedia courseware to create multimedia courses to enhance the classroom experience. Also, it is a great assessment tool to create quizzes. The VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) feature in PowerPoint gives educators an accessible way to easily create interactive multimedia quizzes. Here I will teach you how to create multiple-choice quizzes with VBA in PowerPoint with step-by-step illustrations. The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students January 26, 2014 Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators. Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation, design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection . Given this huge importance of Google Drive for teachers, I have created an entire section here packed full of tips, tricks, ideas, and third party tools to enable you to better tap into the full educational potential of this platform. Today, I am sharing with you a treasure trove of practical guides on how to use each tool in Google Drive. This is the same list I have been using to create guides I share with you here in this blog.
How To Create A Test That Grades Itself Using Google Forms How To Create Self Grading Assessments With Google Forms Google Forms isn’t the first thing you think of when you think of assessment. It’s not especially elegant, it won’t wow students, and the learning curve isn’t as mild as it might be. But with a little bit of work on the front-end, Google Forms can return the favor in spades on the back-end in the form of self-grading assessments. While there isn’t an app (yet) that can uncover the true nuance of understanding, if you’re using multiple-choice assessments–even just as pre and summative assessments–this trick can save you time, allowing the real potential of assessment to shine through in consistently extracting data to revise planned instruction. Mike Reading from Google Apps For Edu gives the following itemized rundown on how to use Google Forms to accomplish exactly that in the video below.
The app that lets you create Khan Academy-style videos in 60 seconds How flipped educators can create video tutorials a la Khan in no time flat Blended learning and flipped learning just got a whole lot easier. Anyone can now create learning resources for students in little more time that is required for a normal explanation of a topic. Recording solutions to math problems — almost as quick as solving the problem on paper.Highlighting important text, and explaining concepts along the way — a breeze.Sketching, labelling and explaining diagrams with audio annotation — child’s play.Providing personal feedback on a student’s work — super simple.Taking a photograph of anything – an art work, an experiment, a building – and then drawing on it while explaining concepts — quick and easy. The recordings can then be played on virtually any device, and are easily placed in a LMS or OLE (Online Learning Environment). It makes blended and flipped learning much easier, as these types of learning resources are now easy for anyone to make.
Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 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! Teachit Timer - A Slick Classroom Activity Timer As I do every year, I am taking this week to relax, recharge, and ski with friends. While I'm away I will be re-running the most popular posts of the year. This was the most popular post in January, 2014. I've tried a bunch of online timers in the past. Until now Online-Stopwatch.com was my favorite. Yesterday, Peter Vogel introduced me to an online timer that will be my go-to timer from here on.
10 Surprising Ways to Use Instagram in the Classroom - WeAreTeachers It’s not just the tweens and teens that are addicted to Instagram, it’s the teachers too! So instead of scrolling through your celebrity crush’s feed, we’ve rounded up some legitimate, educational ways you can use Instagram in the classroom. Of course, it’s important to protect students’ privacy, especially when using a public channel like Instagram.
Crossword Puzzle Maker Instructions: Complete the crossword below We have premade word/clue sets. Or use our Copy-n-Paste Quick Add Feature *NEW* Word List Saving Options Save your entered words for our other puzzle makers! You can save your WORD LIST for later use, or transfer it to other puzzles! 60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers 60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern, Mobile Teachers by TeachThought Staff In the conversation around teacher quality and performance, crucially missing is the notion of time.