New Technologies in Education

Twiddla                                                                                                    

Collaborative interactive whiteboard                                                                    url

Twiddla sandbox

Google Docs/Google Drive

Collaborative documents, easy document sharing

Google Docs Sandbox

Google Docs instructions

Google Drive

Blogs

WordPress.com

Blogger.com

my class blog

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What do you think?

If you would like to start your own WordPress blog, click on Sundi Richard’s step-by-step guide . You can also watch WordPress how-to videos.

Online Quizzes and Surveys

Polldaddy

For Polldaddy quizzes, respondents do not need to log in to complete a quiz. Only multiple choice questions are possible.  Students see results for their work, but not for the class. The creator of the quiz gets a full report of results.

For surveys, you, the teacher, get a full report of results.

For polls, the results can be shown in the poll, or they can be hidden from the participants.

WordPress 2

Today we will …
Get tips on making a WordPress blog attractive to students

  • Use text sparingly – bullet points style
  • Use lots of photos/graphics
  • Take time to display new features/sites in class. Let students try them out together.
  • Make sure students know how to get to your site easily. Ask students to call up your site on their mobiles and bookmark it. Also ask them to make a note of the site name in the notes feature of their mobiles or in their books.
  • E-mail students the link to your site
  • Let students use the blog for a little while in lab class 

and learn how to …
add photos Add photos and text documents
add slideshows
add galleries
(if there’s time) add pages