Wizer is a neat tool for creating a variety of interactive assignments including writing assignments, multiple choice quizzes, and labeling assignments. You can distribute your Wizer activities to your students through Google Classroom or through the use of a link and pin system. In the video embedded below I provide a demonstration of how to create an assignment in Wizer, … [Read more...] about Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Create Interactive Writing Assignments to Share Through Google Classroom
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Quizalize is a quiz game platform that will remind you of Socrative or Kahoot. Like Kahoot, students play your quiz games on their laptops or tablets by going to the Quizalize website then entering their names and a class code. Students are awarded points for correctly answering questions quickly. Students are given feedback instantly on every quiz question that they answer. A … [Read more...] about Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Try Quizalize for Building Interactive Review Games
Creating a fake Facebook profile for a character in a book or of a famous person in history could be a good way to get students interested in writing about that person. Doing that on Facebook.com is a violation of Facebook's terms of service, but there are ways to create fake Facebook profiles without using Facebook.com. One of those ways is to use Derrick Waddell's Facebook … [Read more...] about Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Create Historical Facebook Profiles in Google Drawings
All winter people have been asking if I will be hosting the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp again this year. I'm excited to announce that not only will I be hosting the Practical Tech Summer Camp this year, I'll be doing it twice! This summer I will host the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp on July 11-12, 2016 and the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp on July 18-19, 2016. The … [Read more...] about Join Me in Maine for the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camps!
Since Google removed the reading level option from their advanced search menu I've received at least one request per week from readers looking for alternative options. Recently, I have started to suggest trying Choosito. Choosito is a search engine that offers a reading level index for its search results. When you search on Choosito you can select to refine results to reading … [Read more...] about Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Search By Reading Level on Choosito