Library Newsblast June 2015

Flushing H. S. Media Center, Vol 1, 8 E. Frank Bayer, LMS

Using New Technology to Simplify Your Teaching

I attended the EdxEDNY 2015 conference on June 4th where I learned about some interesting technology tools other educators are using.

To help you with grading and analysis of questioning, may be more useful for next year, try FLOOBAROO. It is a google add on that automatically grades and analyzes multiple choice exams and sends the results to your students. I practiced using it during the conference at a blended learning workshop and took a pre assessment test with it. A few hours later, I had the results emailed to me with my responses analyzed.

More google apps: Slides. Download the app, you can edit and view slide shows made with google presentation on your phone. 81 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom has interesting tips for classroom use.

Several teachers already use REMIND.com. I recommend it to anyone who wants to remind students about meetings, tests, etc. All you do is invite students to sign up, students get texts or emails with the reminders. Students do not see your email address or your phone number. No limit on number of phone numbers you can enter.

Summer Learning Opportunities

Bootstrap is a curriculum which teaches students to program their own videogames using Common Core mathematics. It consists of detailed lessons, student handouts and software. The workshop will be held August 17-18, location TBD. The fee is $350 but will be waived for New York City teachers. Contact Rosana Sobado @ rosanna@bootstrapworld.org

if you are interested in the program.

CLMOOC: Making Learning Connected

This is a self directed learning program to learn about new technology and gaming. You can drop in anytime between June 18-August 2, 2015. It is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience open to anyone interested in learning about connected learning. It will give you the opportunity to play with new tools, make projects and share projects. Sign up and register to receive more information.

Google Science Fair July 7th, 2015

Tune in to hear about the winners and their amazing projects on JULY 7 at 1 pm, live on air. You need to sign in ahead of time to view the exhibit.