Recent Articles on Online Tools
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Looking for another online resource for ideas, instructional videos, and lesson plans? SAS provides a variety of online interactive tools for helping elevate your students critical thinking and inquiry skills.
Finding resources for ourselves and for our students is always challenging. Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.
They offer courses from 20 departments including English, Chemistry, Ecology, Philosophy, History, Art History, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Spanish/Portuguese.
Upside Down Instruction or the Flipped Classroom is gaining in the education community. The reason for it’s rise in popularity is due largely as a result of increased student understanding and better test scores.
Knewton.com provides an excellent overview of what a Flipped Classroom is and why it is becoming the new norm for teaching and instruction.
Recording your Lecture
In order to create a Flipped environment, you must be able to record your lectures or instructional information for the students. This seems daunting, but it really is quite simple and can be done easily with a little practice.
The online tool that I recommend for this is called Screenr. It is straight forward, provides the tools necessary to create a solid lecture video for your students, Screenr hosts the video on their site, and… It’s FREE!
Take a look at the short video below and then click on over to Screenr and begin playing with it – it is actually a lot of fun!
Originally Posted @ Mashable on 21-FEB-2008
12 Screencasting Tools For Creating Video Tutorials
Ever wondered how people show you so clearly what is happening on their computer, like in the Photoshop Video Tutorials we shared with you? Thanks to screencasting software, anyone can do it. So what’s stopping you now from making your own how-to videos? Try out one of these 12 tools and get to making your first video! Continue Reading…
- Secure Testing – Exams are password protected and questions are scrambled between tests to reduce cheating.
- Immediate Feedback – The students are able to see their score, which questions they marked correctly, and which questions they marked incorrectly with the correct answer, as soon as they submit their exam.
- No Grading Necessary – The exams are self graded and imported to a spreadsheet.
- Cheaper than Paper – No printing or copying means no paper.
Testmoz.com provides a very simple, secure platform for delivering and administering online quizzes and tests. Below is a quick video demonstrating how to create an online quiz using Testmoz.