Category: Interactive

Free Rice! What is it?

Do you personally like quizzes? Do you give pop quizzes? Do you construct quizzes as informal, low-stakes assessments?   If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be interested in “Free Rice” as a tool in your classroom. The following article, “5 Ways to Enhance Student Learning Using Free Rice“, gives a …

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Blogging: A Worthwhile Learning Activity

Why Teachers and Students Should Blog This recent article, Why Teachers and Students Should Blog, offers 4 reasons and 5 tips for using blogs in the classroom for increasing student engagement and learning.   Link: http://www.edudemic.com/how-and-why-teachers-should-blog/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Education%20Dive%3A%20K12&utm_campaign=Issue%3A%202015-06-01%20K12%20Education%20Dive%20Newsletter

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Increase Student Performance & Engagement in Online Classes

A recent article highlights valuable online time-management tools (focusing on commitment, reminder, and/or focus) which helps to increase student performance and course completion and reduce distractions and barriers to success.   Tools That Limit Distraction May Raise Student Performance in Online Classes http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/tools-that-limit-distraction-may-raise-student-performance-in-online-classes/56413?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en   Some touted online time-management software include: Concentrate FocusBooster RescueTime Self-Control (Mac) …

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The New VoiceThread

Greetings Instructors! The New VoiceThread is here! VoiceThread, an interactive presentation tool, has a sleek new look and some useful new features. On Wednesday, October 1st, the new VoiceThread will be enabled for A&M-Commerce.  Accessing VoiceThread through your online course shell by clicking on the VoiceThread Course Item will remain the same. We’ve compiled several …

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Adobe finds its Voice?

Adobe recently released Voice, a storytelling app currently available only on the iPad.  It allows a user to create presentations by narrating images, using either stock images from Adobe or from the iPad’s own Camera Roll.  The user can also select a “soundtrack” for their presentation from a library of royalty free songs provided by …

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