Monthly Archives: May 2015

Google Forms

Google Forms is one of Google’s most useful tools. It allows the quick and easy creation of questionnaires that can be used for any purpose. By default, the responses are recorded in a Google spreadsheet, allowing easy access and sharing.
There are many options for different types of open-ended questions and multiple-choice questions, so Google forms can be used for homework assignments and take-home quizzes, allowing teachers to conserve paper and review students’ answers before class begins.

"How fun has STAT been?" "10/10"

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XCode: An IOS App Developer

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XCode is an Apple software that allows someone to use Swift, along with Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, to create their own IOS app. These apps can be displayed and used on iPhones, iPads, or any other Apple product that supports apps. Using the Interface Builder, a person can see immediately see how their app changes when they alter or fix the code. The Interface Builder, along with an IOS simulator, provides a hands on look on the visual and technical effects of an app as well as a “live” look at the app as if it were already on an iPhone or iPad.

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This view of the code and IOS app simulator shows how someone creating an app can see how any changes they make in the code will change in the simulator. This tool is extremely helpful for picking out any minor details or mistakes that the app creator wants to edit, change, or get rid of completely.

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PDF Writers: Share Anything You Can Print

Teachers, as well as others, collect materials from differing sources. PDF is the ideal format to consolidate all types of printable material on your computer: it gives an exact representation of a printed document on any system, integrates well with Google Drive, and can even be saved on iPhone and iPad. You may already be using a copier to scan physical papers to PDF. By using a PDF writer such as CutePDF, you can print to a PDF file without using any paper. This way, you can eliminate many technical issues and make sure people on different systems see the exact same document.

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Google Comments

Comments point to the text they comment on.

When using Google Classroom, a teacher can give students writing assignments online in the form of a Google Doc. Once the student turns it in, the teacher can then view and edit it.

This introduces the chance for the teacher to use Google Docs’ commenting function to comment on their students’ work, letting them know how they can improve their work. Returning the work to the students allows the students to reply to the comments and make changes, making the writing process more interactive.

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Saving Trees: Printing on Both Sides at School

While we are moving towards a paperless world, we still need to print things out. To save paper (without sacrificing the educational value), you can print on both sides of the paper using your HP LaserJet 1022. When you click Print (Chrome: press Ctrl+Shift+P), choose Preferences after selecting your ‘1022. Select the Finishing tab at the top, and check the “Print on Both Sides” box. It will print one side, then stop. Without changing the orientation, move the stack of paper back to the bottom tray, and press the green button on the printer. The other side will print, giving you both sides.

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RANDOM.ORG: Randomizing Everything, Including Your Class

RANDOM.ORG provides many free services, including the List Randomizer. The List Randomizer can be used in an educational setting to create random group assignments for projects, seat assignments, or anything else you can think of. It’s easy to use: go to their homepage, scroll down and click on the List Randomizer. If you enter your students’ names, it will randomize the order. By grouping the names  you can make groups, and the randomized list can help you make a seating chart. Changing seats and groups can help students work more effectively, and RANDOM.ORG helps you choose how to do it.

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Feed the World with Knowledge, Literally

Freerice.com is a website that allows users to answer multiple-choice questions on various topics and levels. Each correct answer donates 10 grains of rice to those who need it.

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The lack of focus of the questions is a downside, making it less useful for high schoolers, but some of the categories are ideal for elementary schoolers. The math subjects in particular make for good practice, and telling students that their work feeds the hungry can be a strong motivation for them to work harder.

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Got it! Student Response System

This system makes the classroom environment more engaging. This system consist of simple remote controls and a computer. The system consist of interactive tests in which student can answer a question through their remote. The teacher can immediately see what the student answered and who answered what. The system can also grade tests, tally class averages, and keep track of records. This system makes the classroom very fun!Got it

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