January 11, 2016
Sylvia Tolisano (@langwitches) I am passing on because she came highly recommended to me. I have not followed her for long, but a review of her tweets has me thinking there are going to be some gems with this one!
Tip of the Week- Quote Assessments
Try using one of these quote makers to have students highlight one important thing they learned from your lesson. Turn them in with Google Classroom and display on a page in your Moodle. Or even better, have them post their image to a Padlet, tell them they cannot duplicate ideas. Embed the padlet on your Moodle. I made the image below in about a minute at Recite. This is a good activity for using the tablets.
Adobe Post (iPhone)
Recite (website, Android, iTunes)
Notegraphy (Android, iTunes)Wordswag (iTunes, paid)
There are LOTS more and chances are the kids could already have one of these apps on their device. Some others to check out might be TextGram or InstaQoute.
Several of these require logging in with Facebook or Twitter, but Recite does not!
ISTE Standard of the Week
I think the most difficult thing for students (and teachers) is understanding all the steops that go into creating a project online from start to finish. The time factor is more of an unknown when dealing with online tasks. Guess what helps? Practice!
Tool of the Week- Soundtrap
· Opportunity to collaborate in real-time with other SoundTrap users!! You can even video chat while you’re working together.
· The free plan gives you access to 480 loops and allows you to create up to 5 projects with 125 instruments.
· Can store up to 5 songs, but you can download your song as an mp3! (Makes it easier to add to your video.)
· Appears to be device-neutral because it runs on HTML5.
Check out the Intro video below!
Article- The $7,500 Blogging Mistake That Every Blogger Needs to Avoid!
Not because you blog, but because you have students who might someday blog. Or post pictures online for some reason. Like they might have a Weekly Geekly Newsletter for example.
If you are interested, my green pepper photo came from Morgue File, an amazing resource for students and teachers where you can find images that are downloadable and require no attribution with use.
Have you heard of Sketch Noting?
Image Credit (Inset Image)
Image Credit (Sketch Note Below)