Tuesday Tech Tips
October 21, 2014
In this issue: Infuse Learning, Electronic Bingo Baker, Time Test App, Audio QR Codes, Kahoot, and Clearly.
Upcoming School Visit Dates
Lakers - October 21
Bad Axe - October 22
Ubly - October 24 (a.m. only)
North Huron - October 29
Bad Axe - November 5
Owen-Gage - November 10
I am constantly scheduling schools for full/half day visits. During these visits, I can sit down with individual teachers or a group of teachers at times convenient for you. This could be prep time or I could sit in on a lesson in your classroom. Being there would allow me to give you suggestions and tips to better use technology with your students. Either way, I look forward assisting you.
Infuse Learning also has the ability for teachers to create planned quizzes, including the same seven types of assessment questions. Quiz creation also allows for the correct answers to be put in which will give students and teachers instant results. The results can be downloaded in an Excel file.
Try this - Use the "draw response" feature to have all your students' work displayed on your projector or teacher computer. This will allow teachers to quickly see where mistakes are being made. Excellent for any level of math class.
Head to http://www.infuselearning.com/ to create your free account today. Create a class or use "Open Enrollment" to get your students connected. Students will click on "Student Login" and will enter the Room ID number (they will never need a login username, just the Room ID number located at the top left of the webpage).
Bingo Baker - Create bingo games and play them on any mobile device or computer, or you may play the traditional way and print off your cards. To play online, create your own card or use previously made cards. Give students the URL link to your game (which is listed to the right of your bingo board), and each board will be unique for each device. Instead of bingo chips, students need to tap on any square they have won.
Time Test App
Here is probably one of the best timed test apps out there. It is a 99 cent app but comes with so much customization. This app allows for creating 30 plus student users on one iPad, reviewing past tests for each user, changing the setup of each test (choosing the operation, the range of numbers, the number of problems, the timer, instant feedback sounds, and allowing to email the results when finished). This would be a great app to track student growth and provide documentation of ability.
There is also a free app similar to this, but the free version only includes addition.
Text to Voice QR Code Maker
Here is a great QR tool great for all ages. QR Voice allows you to enter words or sentences into a text box which will then spit out a QR code. When the code is scanned, it will be read off in an audio version. Not only does it read it for you, but you can choose your text to be read in one of 40 different languages. There is a limit of 100 characters per code when creating these.
Scan the QR code for an example of how this tool works.
Create a teacher account at https://getkahoot.com/register/
Students will log into games you start at kahoot.it
Clearly - Assistive Technology Tool
To install Clearly, watch this screencast, or complete the steps below.
1) Have a Google account and go to the Chrome Web Store.
2) Search for "Clearly" and click the blue "Free" tab.
3) This will install an extension icon on the top right of your browser.
4) Find an article to read on the web and click on the Clearly extension icon. You should now have a clean version of the article.