The “make a copy for each student” option in Google Classroom is magic. However, differentiation and group work can require different students and groups to turn in different products. Making a copy for each student in differentiated assignments can produce an assignment folder full of unused files. Even in a simple group assignment with one file submitted for each group, making a copy for each student produces many superfluous files.
Here is a strategy to manage this issue while providing real differentiation.
Google drive is a great tool that is gaining popularity in educational settings. To be honest, when my district began using Google Apps for Education and had accounts for all students in grades 3 & up, my first thought was that this was too much, too difficult for our younger students. I stand corrected!
Scott Besterman's insight:
Google Drive can definitely work with the younger grades.
The growing importance of Twitter as an academic and professional development platform for teachers, educators and student researchers is highlighted in educational and pedagogical literature out there. We have repeatedly talked about the educational potential of this micro-blogging platform in several of our previous posts and today we are adding more to this discussion by sharing with you two interesting Twitter tools to use in your Google Drive.
The apps we have curated for you today allow you to add annotations to your videos on the go. As a teacher, you can use these applications to enrich your videos with illustrative content to guide your students understanding and engage them in the learning process.
Below is our selection of the best iPad apps for creating educational posters and visuals in this year. You can use these apps with your students to design beautiful educational infographics using a wide variety of multimedia materials that include text, images, shapes, audio and video clips and many more.
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On the surface Riddle is a great free tool for creating a variety of quizzes and polls that can have rich media embedded into them, but when you look below the surface it's actually a pretty sophisticated tool for quickly authoring engaging elearning.
As cool as technology is, its intricacies and inner workings are sometimes intimidating, especially for young people who may be more interested in what technology can do for them rather than what they can do with technology. However, when students hurdle that obstacle and see the value of computer science — specifically coding — they gain a broadened perspective and the potential for a rewarding career in the tech field. The following resources will help you teach your students the basics of coding and will provide tips on how to keep kids interested as you go.
Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching. This site can: - Intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension - Effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary - Help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons - Help improve learning outcomes
Pinterest Force Users to Make a Copy of Google Drive Files Here’s an easy way to help users make a copy of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides or Drawings! Ever share something and instruct your students to go to file>make a copy, and instead they all start typing on the document like it’s their own? There …
Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. It also uses Google’s familiar template that many teachers have used for years. As such, it scratches the itch for many teachers in many classrooms right here, right now.
So below are (at least) 60 thing you can do with Google Classroom.
Vidcode is an excellent website to use with students to teach them creative coding in class. It provides students with a variety of tools to help them take their coding experience to the next level. It does so by incorporating the principles of project-based learning.
In yesterday’s post we talked about three main ways students can demonstrate their learning that is through the creation of educational posters, videos and/or digital portfolios. There is also the possibility of creating creative animations as a way to communicate their thinking.
In today's post, we have picked out for you some of the most popular iPad apps for creating digital portfolios in this year. Our selection is based on your feedback on what we have been posting this year in terms of both page views and social media interaction. These apps are ideal for students to use to document their learning in a multimodal format that include a mixture of text, images, drawings, audio, video and many more.
Google Drive has proved to be an indispensable tool in teachers digital toolkit. It provides everything teachers need to write up a document, create a quick presentation or spreadsheet and design beautiful visuals and drawings, creative possibilities in Google Drive are endless.
There was no way we could simply replicate in the online course the presentations that happen in the face-to-face version of the course. But we could use the online setting to do certain things that are uniquely suited to the online environment. So instead of having students present their solutions to problems in class, students presented their solutions to online homework questions by filming themselves and then posting the videos to YouTube.
A Wealth of Wonderful Tools for Teachers and Students to Create Learning Content. At last week’s TLIPAD conference, we had a great “Birds of a Feather” session focused on apps for creating content. We compiled a list of Web and
One of the most popular posts of the past week was my two video introduction to Google Forms for teachers. Those videos are part of my larger, constantly growing, playlist of Google Apps tutorial videos. I now have more than 75 videos in that playlist. All of the videos were created by me using Screencast-o-matic. The entire playlist is embedded below. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel here to be notified whenever a new video is added to my channel. Lately, I've been creating two new videos per week.
Too much time can easily be wasted trying to format documents that have already been put together by someone else. If you use Google Docs, here are 24 time-saving templates that'll let you get on with using the documents, rather than struggling with putting them together in the first place. The templates below have been split…
In my last post, Google forms for E-learning Educators, I mentioned the use of Google Forms to create auto correcting quizzes or assignments. Having the ability to auto correct a quiz or assignment means learners can receive feedback relatively quickly. From an E-learning Educators perspective, auto correct saves vast quantities of time as well as adding interaction and creating engagement for learners.
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