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FlipQuiz

Posted by cmattiso on October 15, 2015

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FlipQuiz is a free website for educators which allows you to create games using the classic “Jeopardy”-style format. I like to use this site when reviewing for math tests using Everyday Math tests as my guide. I create my categories at the top, and make easier questions reflecting part A of the test for 100,200,300 points, and use the 400 and 500 point questions those that reflect Part B of the Everyday Math tests. This site could be used in any subject. You can also add images to the questions, by copying and pasting the image URL when selecting the image icon during the creation stage (editing mode). When you are ready to play, you select “presentation mode”.

You can try a demo here.

Or check out some examples of FlipQuizzes I have made below:

Unit 3 – 4th grade Everyday Math

Unit 4- Decimals

Sharing Ideas and Reflections – Through an “Online Sheet of Paper”

Posted by mvaldez on October 14, 2015

In today’s networked world, sharing ideas is not an option, is a required skill. Students need to get used to be part of a group or teamwork, learn from others and work in a collaborative environment.

 

Padlet allows students to express their thoughts in any language.

For example, in our Spanish class, whenever is brainstorming time, when introducing new concepts or during reflection time, this “virtual wall” enables our students to leave a “sticky” note with their own thoughts, which then generates classroom discussion.

 

Seeing others’ work or responses in this “visually organized mode”, inspires and helps students’ thinking. They also learn and develop their spirit of inquiry, encouraging themselves to ask questions.

 

You can access this application from any device so it is very easy to do it in our classrooms or send it as homework.

 

Using an online sheet of paper for sharing ideas and reflections, improves students’ learning experience, communication and collaboration.

 

Story Telling – Using Book Creator

Posted by abuckley on August 31, 2015
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Book Creator for iPad

By: Red Jumper Limited

GRADE LEVEL: 1st Grade

OBJECTIVE:  Students will crate an electronic book using “Book Creator” to describe themselves.  

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY: One of the first grade teachers created a template for the kids to fill in. Then the template was shared to all the ipads through AirDrop.   

Template example

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BOOK CREATOR 5 BOOK CREATOR 6 BOOK CREATOR 7 BOOK CREATOR 8
BOOK CREATOR 9 BOOK CREATOR 10

 

  • As a whole class. the book was presented and every slide was shown. (The teacher made a book about herself as an example)
  • The class was divided in 5 tables. One Ipad was assigned per table.  While the whole class works on something else, one student per table worked on their electronic book. As soon as that student is finished, the ipad went to another team mate (5 students working on ipads at the same time)

 

How does book creator works?

Examples of hoy to use