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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. WeVideo allows you to easily create and share videos and short animations. Using WeVideo app with Google Drive will enable you to create videos right from your Drive. The video below will walk you through the entire process of how to do it.

UPDATE: 36 Digital Formative Assessment Tools for the Classroom If you’ve followed our blog here at Teach Learn Grow, you know that we’re a huge proponent of formative assessment. There is no shortage of formative assessment techniques available to teachers to use in their classroom. They provide teachers the valuable feedback they need to adjust their teaching so student learning moves forward. Add to the many techniques the digital tools available these days in smartphones and tablets, and formative assessment becomes easier than ever to implement. We’ve blogged previously about some of these digital tools, and I recently came across Jeff Knutson’s blog at Graphite – Fantastic Formative Assessment Tools that Give Great Feedback.

Alternatives to Free Time at the End of Class My first year of teaching, I would often end my lesson, check for understanding, have students fill out an exit ticket, review the homework assignment, breathe a sigh of relief, glance up at the clock, and develop immediate diarrhea upon realizing that I had a whole 10 minutes of class left. You see, I walk this weird, confusing line of being a teacher who hates giving students "free time" but also hates giving students busy work, so it was really hard for me to figure out what to do on the spot. This still happens every once in a while, but now, instead of succumbing to physical and emotional panic, I simply choose one of my weapons out of my Mildly-Academic-Things-You-Can-Do-With-10-Minutes-Left-of-Class Arsenal, which today I will be sharing with you.

Flipped Classroom Edtech Resources. A Collection of Video Lesson Customization Tools. Image courtesy of Mikel Agirregabiria via Flickr Flipping Classrooms is an increasingly popular teaching practice that involves teachers providing students with a video lesson to watch at home, then going over the learning material through an activity the next day in the classroom. The advantage of having students watch the lecture at home so that teachers have more time in the classroom to help students with activities and provide them with personal one-on-one help. I first learned about flipped classrooms late in 2011 through the blog postings of Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann. They were both science teachers who had their students watch lessons at home and then work on hands-on science activities the next day.

Top 10 Ways iPads Are Key to Teaching Kids With Learning Disabilities By now, saying that “the iPad is a great tool for customizing the classroom” wouldn’t exactly be breaking news. But while this holds true for every student, each of whom learns in their own way, iPads are truly a lifeline for students with learning disabilities and the people who work hand-in-hand with them. For these students, iPads act as a translation, communication, and individualization tool with unrivaled effectiveness. In so doing, these devices reduce frustration, build confidence, and, well, just work in teaching students the skills they need to learn to thrive. Let’s take a look at a few more ways iPads are altering the classroom landscape for students with learning disabilities. fPhoto Credit: Brad Flickinger

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. Teach 9 irregular verbs in one lesson It is much more memorable to teach or learn irregular verbs in a story. The verbs, especially their meaning, are easier to remember and retrieve from memory. Moreover, teaching verbs in a story is fun.

31 Speech And Language Apps For iPad Teachers With Apps brings you 31 super speech and language iPad apps for home, classroom, and/or the therapist’s office. Speech and language is one area of educational apps that has exploded with smashing success. The prices range anywhere from free to expensive–there is a stuttering app that runs almost $1,000! Don’t fret, most are reasonable and many have a free/lite version. More importantly, SLPs feel they are getting results like never before. Below you will find 31 super speech and language iPad apps that we and several SLPs consider to be the most effective.

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