Friday, January 31, 2014

How to Add Questions for Students to YouTube Videos

Enhance the Youtube experience for students
Jonathan Wylie discusses 4 ways to add tips, questions and even voice cues to existing video.

"With the popularity of flipped classrooms showing no sign of waning, a new crop of web tools for teachers are emerging to help support instruction. In this post, I take a look at four ways that teachers can add questions to a YouTube video for their students to answer when watching a video at home or on their own."


The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students

ETML Google Drive Guide
Med Kharbach as assembled a convenient list of Google Drive links for teachers who use (or want to use) this this powerful web-based tool.

"Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators. Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation,  design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection.

He's also put together some links to educator created google forms:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Piktochart Infographics

Complex information in an easy to read format.
"Infographics are being used by students to display the assignments, summaries or results of their projects. The process of an infographic creation tests their skills in sketching/planning, researching and distilling large amount of data, as well as graphic literacy. Their ultimate goal is to present a lot of complex information in an easy to read format."

Watch it in action:

How-to PDF

"Tell About This" app

A simple way to tell a story

Easy to use and easy to share. Teachers can quickly create story prompts of their own.

"The app is designed for kids to effortlessly browse and respond to interesting visual and auditory prompts. It also provides families and educators a platform to create a custom experience for storytelling, generating ideas and thinking out loud."