Kahoot! is a new tool for teachers that is similar to apps such as Socrative or Nearpod. Kahoot allows teachers to create multimedia quizzes and present them to students in a game based environment. Teachers design their quizzes and surveys online at the Kahoot website using a very simple drag-and-drop interface. You can also browse pre-created quizzes and use them with your students. When you are ready to present the quiz, you need two things: a device/projector to show the quiz on, and devices for the students to answer on. Unlike some other tools, Kahoot can be used on almost any device with an internet connection – tablets, computers, smartphones, Chromebooks, and more. The quiz is presented in a fun game format, and results are shown on the leaderboard. This looks like a fun way to get students excited when reviewing a subject.
Today’s tip is all about interactive tools! This website has 57 different interactive tools that will help your students interact with their topics. There are a few that require downloading something (which they won’t be able to do on their netbooks…), but a lot of them just open up the projects in a different window. Check some of these out if you get a chance! I hope you find something you can use!
Want to know how to help your students better understand their Google search results? Show them how to change the reading level!
Go to www.google.com
At the bottom right hand corner, click on “Settings”
Click on “Advanced Search”
Type in your search terms
Scroll to the bottom and change the “reading level” to the desired level.
Cite That Image Correctly! By Alma Row
Fair Use guidelines give educators a lot of freedom to use copyrighted material, but all too often Google Images is incorrectly cited as the source of an image. Along comes TinEye to the rescue! After either uploading an image (or supplying its URL), this site will scan for other pictures that electronically match the picture-in-questions characteristics. This program is in beta form right now and you must request an account, but there is an Internet Explorer and Firefox plug-in that will allow you to right-click any image and get the source information. No longer does one have to abandon a picture because it can't be cited properly.
Isn’t it great to start the week on a Tuesday? Today’s tip is all about Common Core alignment! OpenEd is a site that claims to be the world's largest educational resource catalog. On OpenEd you can search for videos, games, and other educational materials. Your searches can be conducted according to content area, grade level, Common Core standard, or a combination of those factors. You can also search according to keyword although when I tried the keyword search option it didn't work well. As a registered OpenEd user (registration is free and takes less than thirty seconds to complete) you can create courses and playlists of videos and other materials that you find in the OpenEd directory. You can align your courses and playlists to standards. If you choose to align your course to a standard, OpenEd will suggest materials to you.
FOLLETT DIGITAL READER APP
(Senior High School use: http://wbb09903.follettshelf.com)
(Junior High School use: http://wbb29207.follettshelf.com)
Do you love Google Docs and want to see what other people have set up? Visit the link below to see LOTS of ready-made templates! https://drive.google.com/templates#
September 11th Resources
Educational consultant Linda W. Braun cites the hottest applications and how to use them to engage teens. Enjoy!PBS Video