FHS TechNews Weekly
Vol. 6 November 5, 2013
30 Ways to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom
- Have students work collaboratively from anywhere. Give students ongoing and simultaneous feedback. Use revision history to hold students accountable for their work.
- Collect data in a sheet, then use charts and gadgets - like the motion chart - to graph and analyze the data.
- Students can drag and drop images, cite sources, and search for quotes that bring presentations to life using research tools.
- You can shoot video, edit, and create inspiring video productions entirely on the web! (Collaboratively too) using WeVideo.
- Teach students new ways to structure thought, brainstorm, construct ideas, and problem solve using interactive mind maps using MindMeister.
- Use Google Forms to give your students a pre-assessment at the beginning of class. Modify your instruction based on the results. Then give students an "exit ticket" at the end of class to see what they learned.
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App of the Week
Comic Maker is an iPad app that makes it easy for students to create their own comic strips. First you choose the layout of your panels, then you choose the background scenery (there is a lot to choose from) and finally you add characters and speech bubbles. The result is a polished, professional comic look. If you are going to use with kids, I would HIGHLY recommend having them proceed through the following steps:
1- play with the pap for a little while to choose their theme and brainstorm possibilities
2- Have the kiddos storyboard and draw a mock up on paper
3- Let them create on the ipad
Seriously, without direction you could play with this thing forever!