Many educators have wondered how they can easily use online forms to collect data from students. This could be in the form of a survey, to an online graded assessment (that grades automatically). Below is an introduction to Google forms for education, as well as an introduction on how to use it. This is a part of the Google Drive suite.
Get your work organized in the cloud with Google Drive. This will allow you to access your files anywhere you have internet access. You can also share your documents on the fly when needed. See the video below for help.
Many educators have heard of the benefits of Google Drive, but many are unsure of what Google can actually do for education. Below is a short video, made by teachers, explaining the benefits of using Google Drive in the education setting.
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Many teachers are overwhelmed when it comes to creating a website for their classroom. The videos below help you to create a website in two free mediums that are offered to teachers.
The two sites are:
You can use search operators and other punctuation to get more specific search results. Except for the examples below, Google Search usually ignores punctuation.
Punctuation & symbolsEven though you can use the punctuation marks below when you search, including them doesn’t always improve the results. If we don't think the punctuation will give you better results, you'll see suggested results for that search without punctuation.
SymbolHow to use it
+Search for Google+ pages or blood types
Examples: +Chrome or AB+
@Find social tags
Example: nikon $400
#Find popular hashtags for trending topics
Search operatorsSearch operators are words that can be added to searches to help narrow down the results. Don’t worry about memorizing every operator, because you can also use the Advanced Search page to create these searches.
Operator & How to use it
Retrieved from https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433
Find free-to-use imagesWhen you do a Google Search, you can filter your results to find images, videos, or text that you have permission to use. To do this, you’ll use an Advanced Search filter called "usage rights" that lets you know when you can use, share, or modify something you find online.
Find images, text, and videos you can reuse
Types of usage rights
The usage rights filter in Advanced Search shows you content that is either labeled with a Creative Commons or similar license, or is in the public domain. For images, the usage rights filter also shows you images labeled with the GNU Free Documentation license.
Retrieved from https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/29508?hl=en&ref_topic=3081620
I know many coaches and teachers who have enjoying using Remind.com to send text message announcements, reminders, and files to their students (if you want more information, please refer to this post).
Some teachers have asked it if was possible to post an archive of all Remind.com messages sent out to a class. This posting will show you how.
Adapted from: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/08/how-to-embed-your-remind-101-text.html
Remind (formerly known as Remind 101) is a great tool to use to reach students and their parents via text messages. But not all parents and not all students will want to opt-in to receive messages on their phones. If you embed your Remind text messages into your blog, those parents and students who choose not to receive messages on their phones can still see the information that you're sending through Remind. In your Remind account you can grab a widget to embed into your blog. Remind offers widgets for use in WordPress, Google Sites, and other blog and website platforms including Blogger. The screenshots below outline the process for embedding Remind messages into your Blogger blog.
Using Search EnginesThere is an enormous amount of information on the Web! However, there's an easy way for you to find specific information without searching through every site yourself. Just use a search engine. Here are some tips to help you make the most of search engines
How to Use a Search EngineMost search engines work the same basic way. You type into a search box the information you're looking for and PRESTO! the search engine lists Web sites that contain this information. These results are known as "hits." The words you type into the search box are called "keywords." The keywords you use will greatly affect your results. Other search engines, like Ask Jeeves for Kids, let you type in questions without having to choose keywords.
Four Tips to Help Make the Most of a Search
Many teachers (including myself) use YouTube as a free resource to visually connect content for students. YouTube can have issues and they always seem to occur at the absolute worst times. For example, an advertisement is played or the internet connection fails.
Here is a solution to address each of these problems.
Download a YouTube video
Yes you can download a YouTube video to save for as long as you would like. In your internet browser, before the word "youtube" type the letters "ss". It should look like it is below:
Press "Enter" and you will be prompted to save the YouTube video. It is that simple.
Get rid of annotations
Annotation can distract the viewer of a YouTube video and possibly ruin a good teachable moment. To get ride of annotations, select YouTube video you want, then copy the letters and numbers after youtube.com/. This is the unique code for the YouTube video. Then type "www.quietyoutube.com" and paste the unique code afterwards. It should look like it is below:
Design online quizzes and formative assessments (or use existing ones) where students respond using their own smartphone/tablet/laptop.
Kahoot is an innovative approach to assessment, creating a competitive atmosphere.
How does it work?