All posts by Kyle G

Google Chrome App: Socrative, Written by Conrad Tulig, uploaded on wrong account…

Socrative is an app in the Chrome store which allows teachers to easily make and set up online practice quizzes. It has four modes the teacher can set up on the go: starting a quiz, asking a quick question or poll, a space race style quiz, and a ticket to leave mini quiz. Students can easily connect to this classroom by simply typing in their teacher’s unique room code, no need for hundreds of accounts for all the students. My favorite part of this app though, is the ability for a teacher to see an overview chart of what each student answered for every question, and the ability to click on the question to see what percentage of students chose each answer. This is the perfect way for teachers to quickly find out what topics students are struggling in and nailing down, allowing them to save time for both themselves and the students by effectively ironing out the common mistakes and skipping the well-known questions. Also Socrative live results also lets the teacher see if all the students have finished their current question so they can move at a steady pace to the next question without constantly asking if everyone is done. Socrative is also compatible with a large variety of computers, tablets, and smartphones, allowing for students to quickly and easily connect to the app right from their desk. All in all, Socrative is a quick, easy to use practice quizzing program that can help teachers quickly analyze their students strengths and weaknesses, so they can prioritize their teaching.

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Percentage what students who answered each response.

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Using Quizlet to have a better class experience.

Quizlet is a great thing for teachers to electronically give out vocabulary homework and use it as a good study guide. Teachers can save so much time and money by doing these homework assignments electronically. The app is very well designed and put together. The organization works well and is not complicated to find and get to the things you want. Kids always have struggles with studying for quizzes and test and quizlet makes it so you can’t cheat or lazy out and stop half way. it can also speak to you so you don’t always have to read the words and information. It can do different languages so if you can’t understand a language well it can help you learn it or understand it better. It can also help you study in a foreign language class.

This is good for juniors to prepare for the SAT test
This is good for juniors to prepare for the SAT test

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High School and even Middle school kids can easily access and learn how to use quizlet and it is a really good way to study and really learn the content.

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Blog post 1 Term 2 ; Independent project

As you know an html website for my independent project. I am doing it on ashland day. I have been expanding my knowledge on this type of code and reading about it in an html book. This project has had its ups and downs but i have pulled through so far. I have 4 different pages that have different function. I even have a link to facebook that has an ashland day page. I recently figured out how to make a login and sign up function. I decided to keep the website professional looking so I am using kind of dull colors to keep it mature. I have expanded my knowledge on the “form” tag and the “div” tag. I have also used my extensive knowledge in the style tag, also known as the ‘css’. I really like what I have come out with so far and hope to improve it greatly during this time that I have. I have been able to improve how often i can recognize my mistakes and errors that impair my websites ability to function. When i did a course a couple years ago I was very eager to get a working website and didn’t know much about html so I couldn’t recognize my errors and how often I made them. Right now i am attempting to learn how to make a login in and sign up server work so you actually are able to sign in.

Below are my screen shots of my progress.

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Computer uses in classroom

Computers are very useful in the classroom. Children are always on the computers these days trying to research and get stuff done. Teachers depend on computers for everything and expect the children to use them so having them in the classroom is really helpful to children who don’t have access anywhere else. Children love computers and will like being in the class more if they know they can access them for help.

There are props to the teachers for letting them on the computers. The children are more focused on work rather than complaining and fooling around. They think that they can get all the information in the world on the computer and like being able to find it faster and easier than in a book. Children also like to use the computer for typing because they don’t have good hand writing and can make sure they are spelling the words correctly. The teachers are able to provide more beneficial and engaging activities on the computer. Computers allow the children to become more independent in a way and advance their knowledge on using computers and using them in an appropriate manner for school. Computers are one of the most helpful tools in the classroom. Students do not always use computers appropriately and take them for granted, for example, students will be taking notes or using the computer for a worksheet or something using class time but are found to be going on other sites doing other things or playing games. No matter how much teachers prevent it students always disobey and waste time playing games.

 

Resource:

http://study.com/academy/lesson/computers-in-the-classroom-benefits-disadvantages.html

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Unknown things in Google Searching

Google Searching is a known way to find things out and get to websites you need quick and easy, but there are things many people don’t know or care to know about it. If you don’t always like to type you can always say what your searching for and google will listen. All you do is press this button and it will basically type for you.     Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 8.52.52 AM

Google will compare things for you and it can define words without having to go onto a website. It will tell you dates on the calendar if you forget what day a holiday is or something. Google also can give you biographies of people and can tell you al you need to

now about a movie or book with just one search. Google also can graph a math function for you.  You can find out the distance to places and travel time also. If you need to time someone or a class google can do that for you. Google also will allow you to practice drawing of a new language on google translate. You can study the oceans with google earth 5, It has images of shipwrecks and provides information of the ocean floor.

In conclusion google can make your life really easy and will help you with everyday things and help with doing things easier and is really just a covenant thing for teachers. It helps with math and timing and will help compare things and show the history and life story of historical people or authors.


 

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