This Tips for Teachers column shares information on TED Talks, Audio Powerpoint, and Skype and suggestions for use in classrooms.
Google accounts are easily created from www.google.com and enable teachers to watch, upload, share YouTube videos (www.youtube.com) and build free Google Forms surveys to enhance classroom teaching and learning. Create a survey using Google Forms and circumvent all of the work involved in creating a spreadsheet of names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses by having students go to your website and complete a Google Form providing their contact information. Almost like magic, precious time is saved and all of the pertinent information is displayed in a nice spreadsheet.
Kahoot! and Google are favorite digital tools of many classroom teachers, and are viewed by teachers as effective and efficient.
Notability is a note-taking app that allows the creation of categories and subjects that are like file folders in a desk drawer. An educator may have different subject folders for each of his or her committees, students’ notes, or professional organizations. In the subject folders, notes can be created by typing or using a stylus reflecting individualized handwriting.