Showing posts from May, 2020

Ed Tech Tips: GradeCam

Ed Tech Tips - Google Expeditions Feedback is an essential part of the educational process. There is an increasing focus on using data to guide instruction, but wow do you manage data for every student? This #TechTipTuesday post reviews GradeCam, an awesome platform to help teachers collect, manage, and use student performance data to guide instruction as well as track overall progress towards standards. GradeCam is a web-based program for scoring assessments, analyzing data, and tracking student progress. Quickly grade assessments with a computer, mobile, or desktop camera and easily transfer grades to your LMS. You can also use GradeCam to keep track of paperwork, like permission slips or code of conduct acknowledgments. The free version offers up to 10 items per test while the paid version allows up to 100 items. Both versions provide the instructor with item-by-item analyses, item summaries, and class averages. A snapshot of an item-by-item analysis below. Check out the #EdTechTips

Ed Tech Tips: Google Expeditions

Ed Tech Tips - Google Expeditions This #EdTechTuesday post involves one of my favorite immersive tech platforms... Google Expeditions! Expeditions brings Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to the masses! The VR Expeditions can transport students to new environments while the Augmented Reality Expeditions can bring abstract concepts to life. National Geographic, the American Museum of Natural History, and other well-known organizations have created Expeditions you can use immediately. Check out the List of Available Expeditions here for nearly 1,000 VR Expeditions and 150+ AR Expeditions. Be sure to check out the Expeditions one-pager for applications, step-by-step instructions, and useful links. Go forth and create! Take learning to the next level! OP McCubbins @opmccubbins

Ed Tech Tips: Flipgrid

Ed Tech Tips - Flipgrid Another #TechTipTuesday post. What is Flipgrid? Flipgrid is a free video discussion platform from Microsoft that emphasizes social learning and empowers student voice. The platform is organized by grids (think classes or professional learning communities) and topics (think specific prompts to respond to). You can include resources and attachments along with instructions for responding to topics. You can set the time limit for responses from 15 seconds to 10 minutes. Teachers can also use Flipgrid as a screencasting tool. The great thing about Flipgrid is that it can be used on any smartphone or a web browser. There are tons of potential applications for Flipgrid including but not limited to: c lass introductions, content check-ins, review and reflection videos, Public Service Announcements, speech practice, exit tickets, and robust discussion boards.   Want to test out Flipgrid? Submit a response on my PLC grid on Ed Tech Tools. Click the link or scan the QR cod

Ed Tech Tips: Edpuzzle

Ed Tech Tips - Edpuzzle Another #TechTipTuesday post. How do teachers respond to a global pandemic that requires a sudden shift in how they deliver instruction? Apparently, they become YouTubers! Check out this chart signifying the sudden increase in video uploads that included 'distance learning' or 'remote teaching' in the title. Check out this YouTube Culture and Trends article on Distance Learning videos here to learn more. Teachers immediately began creating instructional videos to continue delivering instruction to their students. Some have utilized YouTubes live stream functionality to reach students. Teachers have been creative in reaching students, and for that, we should be thankful.  "How can we hold students accountable for viewing instructional videos?" I hear this question frequently from pre-service and in-service teachers. While we could use traditional means to hold students accountable (e.g., quiz), how can we add interacti