"Mystery Skype is a fun, teacher-invented learning game that builds students’ cultural awareness, critical thinking, and geography skills. And now this free OneNote notebook—packed with tips and how-tos—gives your classroom a single place to prep, track, and learn together. Get it today!"
For as long as there has been school, there has been cheating. And in many ways, the advent of the digital age has made plagiarism and stealing answers even easier. Some teachers will tell you that trying to prevent cheating is an exercise in futility. While it’s true that you can’t police all students at every turn, you can put some techniques and digital tools in place to help curtail problems while embracing collaboration.
Here are eight tried and true ideas for keeping cheating to a minimum:
Classroom management isn't like following a recipe, where you follow exact steps and end up with a beautiful finished product. It takes time, practice and patience. But these are some tricks I've learned that help move that process along:
Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions.
It's suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.
Check our Mystery Skype OneNote to see all the wonderful things you and your class can do together to play Mystery Skype and organize your session.
"Welcome to the OneNote for Teachers Series
With Microsoft OneNote, educators can create digital notebooks that support academic standards and outcomes across disciplines. Students may use OneNote across content areas and grade levels. OneNote also supports research, collaboration, information management, communication, note taking, journaling, and other academic requirements."
I’ve gotten several emails after my last post and they all ended with the same line, “Where do I start?” It can be overwhelming to start by Googling “makerspace.” What do you most often see? That stark modern space with expensive 3d printers. But that? It’s not the reality of what making in the classroom can be. I know the constraints faced by many of us in education, and I’ve lived them before. You make do with what you have, get creative, and repurpose existing materials to MAKE making happen in your classroom. You gotta start somewhere, right?
The Microsoft Surface 3 is an excellent choice of device for students and teachers wanting a
compact form factor, with touch, active stylus and a gorgeous high resolution screen. Excitingly,
the cameras on the Surface 3 are a BIG improvement over those in the Surface Pro 3 - this sway
will take a look at how these excellent cameras can be leveraged in education, especially in
conjunction with the stylus.
Awesome infographic illustrating Bloom's, HOTs and the verbs that teachers/students can use for each level.
AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.
Create a "fake" text message conversation. Could be used for presentations, convos between story characters, do nows, closure, etc.
Finding free quality images is a tedious task - mainly due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply lack of quality. This inspired us to create Pixabay - a repository for outstanding public domain images. You can freely use any image from this website in digital and printed format, for personal and commercial use, without attribution requirement to the original author.
The notetaking member in Microsoft’s suite is a cross-platform productivity application. There are many unique ways to use OneNote, and using it to change the way you teach or study could be the best one. Come aboard. OneNote has loads of tips for the teacher and the student. And before you forget — OneNote is free!
"Office Remote turns your Windows Phone into a smart remote for Microsoft Office, providing convenient touch-based control of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents projected from your PC. It lets you show what you want, when you want, with all the freedom you need to walk around and connect with your audience."