“ QwikSlides is that latest tool developed by Russel Tarr at ClassTools.net. Through QwikSlides you can quickly create slideshows that live on the web and can be viewed on any device that has an up-to-date web browser.”
Via Karen Bonanno, Deborah Welsh
Tom Perran's insight:
Lola like this could be useful for flipped or blended classrooms!
How much time do we put into the design of the assessment plans in our online courses? Is most of that time focused upon summative graded assignments that factor into the course grade? Or, do they also include opportunity for practice and informal feedback?
So a couple of months back I posted a short article about Google's Sneaky Timer that is built into it's search engine.
It seems as though Google is forever revealing new tools to us that very few of us know even existed, and the calculator definitely fits that category too.
Simply type a sum into Google ie: 34*6 or 2+2 and shazam it will not only spit out the correct answer but provide you with a decent simple and / or scientific calculator if you really want to settle in for a while.
A colleague of mine also advise me that if you turn your monitor upside down you may be able to spell "boobs." if you punch in the right sum!! Enjoy
After taking you on a trip across the universe, HarperCollins and Prof. Brian Cox are now inviting you to take part in a journey set much closer to home. In fact, it’s set right on our dear home planet, Earth.
“In many respects, teaching online bears many similarities to a traditional on-campus course. You need to deliver your course content, create assignments that build student learning, and design assessments that measure student learning. However, there are several factors that require you to approach your plans from a different angle. One such factor—how to assess learning—may weigh particularly heavy on your mind, because the ability to accurately assess student learning, while maintaining standards of academic integrity, is such a crucial part of your role as an instructor.Below, we provide some answers to three questions instructors commonly ask about online Read More…”
Via L. García Aretio, juandoming
This is a great resource to bookmark and/or print out to help you make the most of Google in your classroom. Suggestions include numerous tips for Google Docs and keyboard shortcuts that make you more productive.
"Thought I would review this basic tip today since I helped two people at work with it on the same day. “I’m out of iCloud storage space! I haven’t backed up my phone since October!” I find a lot of colleagues are beginning to own multiple Apple devices, usually an iPhone and an iPad. With (only) 5GB to share between all devices, it’s important to know which files should be backed up and which don’t necessarily need backup."
Via John Evans
Tom Perran's insight:
Practical strategies to make the most of your free iCloud storage