I want to share with you how I make my ebooks for EDUC 204 class. I use a combination of tools: Flipsnack and canva. First, I create the pages of ebook in canva and export the files ad PDFs. Canva is a neat tool to make anything from documents to flyers, to blog post headers to business cards for FREE! Once the pages of text are created in Canva, I import the PDFs into flipsnack. From there I make the ebooks into a dynamic learning tool. I insert links, audio, videos, and more the ebook! I really appreciate the ability to upload my own audio to the book. Here is a link to a flipsnack ebook I created for my students about their digital portfolios. Some features that I like about this combination include:
How can I use this tool in my classroom?
What ideas do you have for this dynamic duo?
Throughout this week, we have been talking about different tech tools to help advance our knowledge of how a classroom should be run. Since we covered Component 2e of Danielson’s Framework (“Organizing Physical Space”) this week, one tech tool we used was Floorplanner at www.floorplanner.com. It was really neat working with this tech tool because it allowed students to virtually create and see their “future classroom”. Through using this website as a tool for the future, students were able to understand how Component 2e tied into it; it is important to create a classroom that is safe, organized, and that meets a student’s need in terms of learning physically and emotionally. When developing our classrooms, we had to manage the layout of it and we had to keep in mind how many items could reasonably fit in the space we were given. It was very engaging and I will definitely be using this tech tool in the future!
This session was all about the affordances and features of @Peardeck. It is a fantastic tool for students to be engaged and accountable for their own learning. For more information about Pear Deck and this session click here. I enjoy the feature of anonymity on Pear deck, when projecting student responses names are not displayed. @Peardeck offers educators several fantastic features such as:
During the second session, entitled " " presented by Oli Trussell who reviewed several google add-ons for assessment. The google add-ons that were, discussed included:
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This morning I was able to check into Google's Education on Air sessions. The first session was entitled "Assessment using technology", and was presented by Manisha Monga. This session discussed several tools for assessment (both summative and formative) such as: Padlet, Socrative,and gMath. The first two tools are ones that I use in my EDUC 204 course. It was encouraging and reassuring to see these tools and many examples presented. The third tool was brought to my attention by a student in my course and he is a future math educator. I need to check out that tool more this summer. Manisha presented some new tools that I was not aware of to create infographics to display data. I plan to give these additional infographic tools as options for my students when they create their infographics:
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