Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
It actually feels like fall outside and it looks like it is going to be a great weekend to do something outside. If you have a little time either over the weekend or sometime next week, take a look at Pear Deck. It works with Google Slides (or PowerPoint) to help you add active learning and formative assessment to your presentations with learners of all ages. There's a free and paid version of Pear Deck and I suggest you start with the basic free version. You can add interactive questions, polls, quizzes, and formative assessments right into your presentation. You can control the pace of the class so that everyone (including those who are attending on Zoom) will be on the same slide at the same time. Or you can enable your students to work through the presentation on their own. Let's take a look by checking out these links:
Friday, September 11, 2020
Want to know who watched a video you posted as an assignment? EDpuzzle is an online program that allows you to create interactive video lessons by embedding questions and comments into videos from YouTube, Khan Academy, National Geographic, TED Talks, and more. When these videos are assigned through EDpuzzle, you can see how much time a student spent on the video and how well they did on the questions. It even gives you superpowers that prevent your students from skipping right to the questions!