Check out our entire list of quotes for teachers. “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” Unknown “Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them.” Unknown “What a teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” Karl Menninger and many more...
Plagiarism is the enemy of creative thinking. Students who plagiarize often do so because they don't want to bother thinking hard to come up with their own ideas, With the uptake of digital media and the widespread of mobile handheld devices, plagiarism becomes a serious threat in the face of productive scholarly achievement.
The copy-paste culture is so widespread now among students. Teachers are left with some limited options one of them is to use the same technology that is causing this plagiarism to fight it. In this regard, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already reviewed a set of some powerful plagiarism detectors tools I would recommend for every teacher.
Raising awareness and sensitivity about the dangers of plagiarism among students is also another way to lessen from the gravity of this epidemic Below is a set of wonderful video clips I compiled from Please Don' Cheat that you can share with your students to help them become aware of the dangers of plagiarism.
Earlier today, through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page, I was asked for suggestions for tools for creating and sharing online quizzes. Many online quiz services allow you to create quizzes that give your students instant feedback. Some of the services provide the option to include picture and video prompts in your quizzes. And all of these services save you the hassle of printing your quizzes. Here are seven ways that you can create and deliver quizzes online.
Rapid Typing Tutor is designed to teach adults and kids to use their computer keyboard more efficiently than ever. Learning to type is fun with the typing game included with Rapid Typing Tutor, while its extensive training statistics and customized lessons are rarely seen in the much more expensive products.
April 7, 2014 After we have seen the difference between summative assessment ( assessment of learning) and formative assessment( assessment for learning), today I am introducing you to Mia's list of the 27 tips to reliably and validly assess your students learning performances. This work is based on Gagne et al book "Principles of Instructional Design".
Here is a quick round-up of the tips Mia included in this graphic:
Observe the student individually and with others as they perform the task.Ask the student to repeat the performance multiple times for reliable results.Use an evaluation form. Ask student to evaluate himself. Ask other students to evaluate the group. DiscussInterview the students. Ask the student more in depth follow up questions.and more...
Creating presentations and slideshows is one of the needed skills for both teachers and students. Unfortunately many teachers still find it hard to arrange data into a catchy slideshow to share with students. Below is a list of some of the best free tools teachers and students can use to create awesome slideshow and presentations. I have already reviewed all of these tools and therefore attest to their usability.
TwistedWave is a new audio recording and editing toolthat is now included in Next Vista's list of recommended tools. Through TwistedWave you can create and edit spoken audio recordings from scratch. Your completed tracks can be exported to Google Drive and SoundCloud. If you have existing audio tracks in your SoundCloud or Google Drive account you can also import it into TwistedWave to edit those audio tracks.
TwistedWave's audio editing tools include options for fade-in, fade-out, looping, sound normalization, and pitch adjustments. The editor also includes the typical track clipping tools that you would expect to see in an audio editing tool.
If you're an educator, aspiring educator, or generally anybody with a pulse you should watch this TED video. Rita Pierson, a teacher of 40 years, discusses education, human connection/relationships, and the role of an educator. Awesome for professional development. Click here for a link to the original video.
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