I have been using Class Dojo to randomly make teams or select partners, but it isn’t exactly the fastest way to do it. Last week, I heard about an app called, “Team Shake,” which is so much faster! It does cost .99, so I just downloaded it to my phone rather than a school iPad. Once I input the names of the students for a class (or a club), all I have to do is choose the number of groups I want and shake to sort everyone immediately. Since I have multiple classes and clubs, I am able to save each one separately and load them whenever I need them.
"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words. I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"
"With four children at different educational crossroads, I am fascinated by how wireless technology is transforming teaching and learning. From our preschooler who expertly navigates through early learning apps, to our middle school daughters who rely on their smart device to track assignments at home, and collaborate on group projects on Google Drive in class, today's students are astute, digital natives."
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot!
Have you tried Socrative and Moodle Real Time quizzes for whole class quiz activities and/or revision sessions?
If so, then you might want to give Kahoot a go: Its quiz tool allows
Multiple choice questionsUpload (by dragging) images from your own computerAllows video questions (via YouTube) which you can top and tailTop 5 Students appear on leaderboard after each questionTeacher controlTeacher can download results as a spreadtableWorks on any platform, PC, notebook, smartphone, ipad etc
A screencast is a digital recording of a computer screen with audio narration. Screencasts can include telestrator (‘John Madden pen’) annotations. Narrated slideshows include audio recordings synchronized to images without hand-drawn annotations.
Screencasts and narrated slideshows can be created with two kinds of tools:
1. Browser-based: Create an account on the website and use a modern web browser like Google Chrome or FireFox to record, save and share it.
2. Client-based: Download and install software on a computing device to record and save.