Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
This post in the Socrative Garden describes how to visualize the text your class inputs into your Socrative questions.
Pro Tip - Use wordle to cut/paste the presidential/historical speeches into. You will be amazed at the results.
Monday, February 25, 2013
This smart student response system empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
For those of you who are using Socrative in your classrooms, did you know you could share the quizzes you create with your colleagues? When you create a quiz, in the settings it will ask if you want to enable sharing. Then you will get a SOC #. Share this with others to tell them about your quizzes, and they can then import the quizzes to use with their classes.
You can also share with Socrative Garden. Click here to share your quiz with the Socrative Community. Once you share one, you get a link to the spreadsheet of quizzes people have already shared. Awesome!
Friday, February 15, 2013
If you have not had an opportunity to check out Edmodo, make that your mission for the day. You are probably wondering.....how can Edmodo help me in the classroom?
ENGAGE: Edmodo is designed to get students excited about learning in a familiar environment. On Edmodo, teachers can continue classroom discussions online, give polls to check for student understanding, and extend learning beyond the 4 walls of the classroom.
COLLABORATE: While on Edmodo, students are able to solve problems and ask clarifying questions. It is a social space, similar to Facebook, that allows
Want to try it out? Just head over to www.edmodo.com to start your free account today. Once you create an account, you can create "groups" that students join. They would go to the same site and then enter your group code to get started. You can create multiple groups within a class. For example, I might have a group for the entire class and then create subgroups for their book clubs.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Check out Sharri Gerdel's latest screencast explaining her most recent tech jazz lesson. Love the lesson ideas too!
Tips for Creating a Successful Screencast:
- Have a plan (script) so you can be brief and to-the-point
- Be cautious about background noise.
- Watch your mouse movements.
Friday, February 1, 2013
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