November 13, 2015
Tool of the Week: Zaption
In Zaption, you build what they call a "Tour". You start by adding a video. Then you add questions (in the free version you can add multiple choice and short answer) at points during the video. With the free account you can add six "interactive elements" like these
A student would go in and watch the video, and the video would stop at the points you selected and answer the questions. Students do need accounts for this.
Check out the sample below!
Tip of the Week- Google Classroom
ISTE Standard of the Week
Part D states that students will "Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems"
Again we see the emphasis on creation over consumption of digital media, and an emphasis on teamwork. The ability to work on a team is (of course) a highly sought after skill and extremely important to foster in our students,
Be sure to add Vicki Davis is one you can follow @coolcatteacher. SHe has a cool article on her web site right now about Note taking for 21st Century students that you should read if you have students who have trouble taking good notes. Which, I think, is all of you.
Another good one is Dr. Justin Tarte @justintarte He tweets things that make you think.