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.
Want to create your own Rubik’s Cube? Of course you do.
And now you can, and right from your web browser thanks to the Chrome Cube Lab. On this interactive site, you can create a digital Rubik’s Cube, try to solve one with your keyboard, or check out some of the existing “experiments” (samples other have created). We did the latter, and found that some of the links are dead or lead to “make money today” pages. And because of the nature of mobile browsers and older approaches to coding (e.g., Flash), most of the Cube’s don’t play nicely with mobile browsers like iOS. (Though this one somewhat worked for us.)
But if you’re on a desktop, most work. Maybe a quick/fun student project? To get an idea what it’s like to solve a Rubik’s Cube on a desktop, you can check out Google’s Rubik’s Cube, or our favorite, the Static Cube.
Our goal is to provide best-in-class tools that making creating interactive content simple, so you can concentrate on the content instead of worrying about the tools.So we’ve made Riddle - create and share great content, then use our beautifully intuitive dashboard to learn what your fans loved most.
Our free next webinar is designed to help educators transform teaching and learning with ThingLink with Google Docs. Educators can use a Google Doc to collect information, automate tasks and make the workflow progress smoothly throughout a student driven learning experience. ThingLink’s media rich platform displays published Google Docs right on top of any image or video. Better yet, those Google Docs are live and interactive. This is a truly great combination of tools for the classroom. We hope you will join us by signing up to participate live or on demand.
With iOS 9 came a lot of new iPad functionality, as well as settings to manage those capabilities. Some are not very useful in the classroom environment, but others can be difference between purposeful work and “My iPad isn’t working!”
When optimizing your iPad apps and settings, be sure to make use of the new search function in Settings. The app itself has become so big and unruly that searching can save a lot of time. You can find the search function at the top of the Settings app main screen. Once you’re there, check out these five new settings that are definitely worth a look for educators:
Forget the cat videos, YouTube has matured into one of the biggest resources for educational content ever. While it may not be as organized as Khan Academy, it’s likely got what you need if you do a little digging. You can find videos that make the subject of your lesson more applicable to students’ everyday lives. You can teach students video production and editing skills through projects and upload the videos to your classes YouTube channel.
There’s tons of reasons YouTube should be a part of most classrooms:
Reflector 2 is an awesome application for your computer that allows you to mirror your iPad in the classroom. It offers some amazing features that make it stand out in my opinion as the best mirroring solution.
You can easily connect any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a TV screen or even many projectors with the help of a wired connector adapter and HDMI cable. As long as the recipient TV, display, or projector has an HDMI input port, you can mirror the iPhone or iPad display directly to that screen. This is great for presentations, demonstrations, watching videos or movies, and so much more. The output video can be a maximum of 1080p HDTV resolution, and yes both video and audio are transmitted, mirrored from iOS to the TV screen.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.