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Check out how Easy This Popular Free Tool is for Gathering Student Feedback During Class or Giving ‘Live’ Quizzes

Socrative is a powerful yet simple Student Response System that lets students respond to ‘quick questions’ or full quizzes using smart phones, tablets, or computers. Teachers love it – its very popular.

Check out the newest 3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial to see how easy it is to get started with Socrative!

 

Check out the full set of 3 Minutes Teaching With Technology Tutorials in this playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKv1W3kJyW4&list=PLVj5ks82jnjBgAct6_jWCgOx3PetmjfMA.

Here’s are some of the other free applications covered in these quick video introductions:

  • LessonPaths: Assemble digital content (yours or web based resources) into a linear “play list”
  • ed.ted.com: Flip any YouTube video, add a quiz and additional resources, and deliver it privately
  • Remind: Free one-way texting to students, parents, etc.
  • BlendSpace: Mashup up digital content (web content, or your own) into a single, fun learning resource
  • Movenote: Record a quick video to go along with one or more pieces of digital content for your students
  • Tackk: Have an online discussion around one or pieces of digital content (delivered privately if you wish)
  • EduCanon: Add quiz questions to any video with ease!

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
How to Easily Insert Questions and Quizzes into Videos Using EduCanon
3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tutorial – Using TedEd for Flipped or Blended Learning Lessons
How to Add Voice Over to PowerPoint 2010 Slides (Using Built-in Functionality)

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This week’s collection of inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets about education and instructional technology articles, resources, etc.

(Originally posted on Twitter by @EmergingEdTech over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers).


A lot of content this week making the case for transforming the “same old, same old” classroom and lecture by leveraging technology, and ideas for getting there. The topic was notably prominent in the media this week. Also this week …  a reflection on 4 years of running a 1:1 iPad program, 27 ideas for using class time in the Flipped Classroom, tools to help students see and hear web pages, and more!

Transforming the Lecture Space
https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-10-14-transforming-the-lecture-space

CC News: Let’s change the internet. – Creative Commons
http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/44022

#Awesome #Teacher building a brighter future for Guatemala’s kids
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/31/world/cnnheroes-romero/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

Report: Students Lack Wireless Access to #DigitalLearning Resources at School
http://thejournal.com/Articles/2014/10/15/Report-Students-Lack-Access-Wireless-Access-to-Digital-Learning-Resources-at-School.aspx

Teachers dive deep into digital Pond
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wairarapa-times-age/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503414&objectid=11342729

5 Tools That Can Help Students See and Hear the Content of Webpages
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/10/5-tools-that-can-help-students-see-and.html

“Lack of internet access affects everything related to providing students w/a quality education”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lydia-dobyns/with-liberty-and-justice-_4_b_5960076.html

Google: more than 40 million actively using Google Apps for Education, rolls out upgrade
http://www.zdnet.com/google-upgrades-classroom-apps-with-more-tools-for-educators-7000034661/

Education ‘Most Progressive’ in Race to Digital Maturity, but Faces Greatest Challenge
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141013005007/en/Education-%E2%80%98Most-Progressive-Sector%E2%80%99-Race-Digital-Maturity#.VED5DxYere1

HS students are sitting passively & listening during approx 90% of their classes (#LAME)
http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/teachers-shadowing-students/

Funding the Shift to #DigitalLearning: 3 Strategies for Funding Sustainable High-Access Environments
http://gettingsmart.com/publication/funding-shift-digital-learning/

Research supports UNC’s move to flipped classrooms
http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/10/research-supports-uncs-move-to-flipped-classrooms

Wikipedia, a Professor’s Best Friend
http://chronicle.com/article/Wikipedia-a-Professors-Best/149337/

27 Ideas for Structuring Your Flipped Class Time
http://panopto.com/blog/27-ideas-for-flipping-the-classroom-infographic/

Franklin Academy 1:1 iPad Initiative: A Four Year Study & Review
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/1-1-ipad-student-achievement/

 

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The Growing Use of Collaborative Classroom Spaces in Higher Education
PowToon – a Powerful Free Tool for Creating Awesome Animated Presentations
Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board

 

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