eduCanon (http://educanon.com) offers a free service for creating, assigning,
and tracking your students' progress on flipped lessons. eduCanon allows
teachers to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create
questions about the videos, then assign lessons to their students. Teachers can
track the progress of their students within eduCanon.
To create lessons start by identifying a topic and objective then searching
YouTube and Vimeo from within the eduCanon site. Once you've found a
suitable video you can build multiple choice questions throughout the timeline
of your chosen video. You can create as many lessons as you like and assign
them to your students at any time.
VideoNotes (http://videonot.es) is a neat tool for taking notes while watching
videos. VideoNotes allows you to load any YouTube video on the left side of
your screen and on the right side of the screen VideoNotes gives you a notepad
to type on. VideoNotes integrates with your Google Drive account. By
integrating with Google Drive VideoNotes allows you to share your notes and
collaborate on your notes just as you can do with a Google Document.
Use VideoNotes to share videos like those found on Hip Hughes History with
your students and have them submit clarifying questions to you and to each
Blubbr (http://blubbr.tv) is a neat quiz creation service that you can use to
create video-based quizzes. Using Blubbr you can create interactive quizzes that
are based on YouTube clips. Your quizzes can be about anything of your
choosing. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip then
answer a multiple choice question about the clip. Viewers know right away if
they chose the correct answer or not.
To create a quiz on Blubbr start by entering a topic for your quiz. After entering
your topic enter a search for a video about that topic. Blubbr will generate a list
of videos that you can select from to use in your quiz. When you find a video
that works for you, trim the clip to a length that you like then write out your
question and answer choices. Repeat the process for as many video clips as you
ClassTools.net offers a free service teachers can use to create their own
educational games. Games made on ClassTools.net can be shared via email or
embedded into a blog or website. (Yet another reason for having a class website
or blog). ClassTools.net provides more than a dozen easy-to-use templates with
which teachers can make educational games for their students. There are also
pre-made games available on ClassTools.net.
Purpose Games (http://purposegames.com) is a free service that allows users
to create custom games, share games, and play games. There are two styles of
games that you can create and play on Purpose Games. The simpler of the two
styles is a fairly basic multiple choice game. The other style uses images and
maps on which players have to name the places represented by placemarks on
the image or map.
Purpose Games gives game creators the option to make their games public or
private. If you select the private option, only the people to whom you send
invitations will be able to play your game.
TinyTap (http://tinytap.it) is a good iPad and Android app for creating your
own review games based on pictures and diagrams. You can create games in
which students have to identify parts of picture or diagram. You can also build
games in which your students have to assemble a puzzle by dragging and
dropping pieces into place (the puzzle does not have to follow the jigsaw puzzle
Visit the TinyTap gallery to see a selection of games that teachers have made
and published through TinyTap. Students can play the games you create on
their iPads, Android tablets, or on a laptop.
Quizlet (http://quizlet.com) is a popular flashcard service that students can use
in their web browsers or install as apps on their iOS and Android devices.
Quizlet offers some helpful features in addition to the standard options of
creating and sharing sets of flashcards. Quizlet offers a text-to-speech mode in
eighteen languages. Second, they launched a new study mode that they've name
"speller." Speller mode plays words for you that you then have to type correctly
into the space provided. If you misspell the word that is read to you, Quizlet will
show you your errors.
Quizlet flashcards can be used without an internet connection if you have the
Android or iOS app installed on your mobile device.
Flashcard Stash (http://flashcardstash.com) is a free vocabulary flashcard
service for teachers and students. The service makes it easy to quickly create
flashcards and sets of flashcards. As a registered user of Flashcard Stash when
you type a word into a blank flashcard suggested definitions and sample
context sentences are provided to you. You can then choose to add one or all of
those definitions and sentences to your flashcard or you can write your own
definitions and sentences. When making your own flashcards you can include
Teachers registered on Flashcard Stash can create flashcard sets to share with
their students. Teachers can create and manage multiple class lists within their
accounts. Sharing class lists can be done by inviting students to view the
flashcards via email or by posting a password-protected link to the lists on a
class blog. The second method requires students to remember the password
that you have created to access the list. Word lists can also be embedded into
blogs or websites.
Flippity is a free tool for creating flashcards from data in a Google Spreadsheet.
Flippity provides clear directions for the simple steps to take to create your
flashcards. To create your flashcards use the Flippity template, enter your data,
publish the spreadsheet to the web, then grab your Flippity link. Your Flippity
link will take you to a Flippity page on which you and your students can flip
through your flashcards. Flippity includes a shuffle function and an option to
remove cards from your deck of flashcards as you flip through them.
Kahoot (https://getkahoot.com) is a great service for delivering online quizzes
and surveys to your students. On Kahoot you create a quiz or survey that your
students respond to through any device that has a web browser. Your Kahoot
questions can include pictures and videos. As the teacher you can control the
pace of the Kahoot quiz or survey by imposing a time limit for each question. As
students answer questions they are awarded points for correct answers and the
timeliness of their answers. A scoreboard is displayed on the teacher's screen.
Students do not need to have a Kahoot account in order to participate in your
activities. To participate they simply have to visit Kahoot.it then enter the PIN
code that you give to them to join the activity.
ImageQuiz (http://imagequiz.co.uk) is a free service that allows you to create
quizzes based on any images that you own or find online. When people take
your quizzes on ImageQuiz they answer your questions by clicking on the part
of the picture that answers each question. For example, if you uploaded a
picture of a map you could write questions that ask users to click on states,
cities, or countries.
Creating a quiz on ImageQuiz is an easy process. First, give your quiz a title
and then upload a picture or copy and paste the URL of an online image into
ImageQuiz. Then draw outlines around the parts of the picture that will be the
answers to your questions. Finally, write your questions and try your quiz. To
share your quiz just give people the URL of your quiz.
eQuizShow (http://equizshow.com) is a free tool developed by a high school
student in New York City, Henry Wilson. Henry designed eQuizShow to be a
tool that teachers can use to create Jeopardy-style games online. Unlike similar
tools you do not have to download or upload any PowerPoint files to use
On eQuizShow you can build and display your quiz completely online. To build
your quiz just enter a title, an administrative password, and your question
categories. eQuizShow will then generate a grid on which you can enter
questions and answers. If you don't have time to build a quiz or you just need
some inspiration, browse the eQuizShow gallery.
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