Monday, March 20, 2017

Zero Noise Classroom - Stopwatch & Noise Level Display

Zero Noise Classroom
free noise level display & stopwatch for the cooperative learning classroom.

ApplicationZero Noise Classroom provides a countdown timer and a noise meter into one convenient Chrome app. It helps students be aware of the noise level in the classroom during cooperative learning activities, and moderate it accordingly. When you launch Zero Noise Classroom you can set the countdown timer and adjust the goal for the volume of noise in your classroom. When the selected time is over, a chime will sound.  The percentage of time that the noise level has exceeded the optimal level is displayed so the teacher can use that value in gamification techniques.

Classroom ideas:

Displaying a countdown during the activity adds gamification elements to the process. Choosing the right time for each activity is important so that the time is not too short because that would generate too much stress, or too long because it would lose tension.  This process requires some practice and tweaking.

Some teachers give each exercise/task a preassigned difficulty, which they translate in the amount of time necessary to solve the exercise. Teachers can create a code to represent minutes, such as a number of stars: zero stars (☆☆☆) = 2 or 3 minutes, one star (★☆☆) = 5 minutes, two stars (★★☆) = 10 minutes, and 3 stars (★★★) are at least 15 minutes.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

HyperDoc: An Innovative & Engaging Google Doc

What is a HyperDoc

HyperDoc is a term used to describe a Google Doc that contains an innovative lesson for students- a 21st Century worksheet, but much better. ... With one shortened link, students can access a lesson that contains instructions, links, tasks, and many clever ways to get kids thinking.

Get your own COPY

NoteBookCast - Free Online Whiteboard

What is noteBookCast

A tool where you can create a real-time online whiteboard shared between multiple persons inside an internet browser allowing everybody to do the next actions simultaneously:

  • Draw and write on the online whiteboard with a pen supported PC, tablet or mouse.
  • Text chat.
  • Add images to the background of the board.
  • Draw shapes easily.
  • Use a laser pointer to point at any place on the online whiteboard with a different color for each user.
  • Capture the content of the online  whiteboard into an image and download.

And much more features!

Create an online whiteboard

You can create a real-time whiteboard by selecting Create an online whiteboard from top menu and filling the new whiteboard form fields: Board title, Board size and Display Name.

That’s it! , you have your real-time board ready to go, once the board is created you can invite other to your whiteboard by simple sending them the URL address of the created whiteboard.

If you create an account and login before creating the whiteboard you will have all your whiteboards saved for later user.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Draftback: Play back the revision history of any Google Doc you can edit - in video

Wondering about that last change you made to a Google Doc? It's possible to look up the revision history, but Draftback makes it a breeze, essentially playing back all your changes for you, keystroke by keystroke. Here's how. You can even make the playback public to play on a site, showing the whole writing process.

Ideas for use reviewing Student Google Docs shared with you with edit rights:
Draftback lets you play back the revision history of any Google Doc you have edit rights to. It's like going back in time to look over your student's shoulder as they write.

Monday, May 2, 2016

How to Use YouTube Video Editor to Edit Video on YouTube

You can use Video Editor tools to put together clips to create new videos and publish them to YouTube with one click. All of your uploads are added automatically to the Video Editor. Some of the things you can do with Video Editor are: 
  • Combine multiple videos and images you've uploaded to create a new video.
  • Trim your clips to custom lengths.
  • Add music to your video from a library of approved tracks.
  • Customize clips with special tools and effects.

Get to the Video Editor
You can get to the Video Editor at or by following these steps:

  1. Log in to your YouTube account.
  2. In the top right, click Upload.
  3. On the right under "Video Editor," click Edit.
  4. Choose from the Video Editor tools listed below.
  5. When you're done creating your project, click Create video.

Add clips
All of your uploads are added automatically to the Video Editor and can be used as a clip. Up to 50 clips and 500 images can be added to a project to create a new video.

  1. Find the clip or image you want to add in the upper left of the Video Editor. Click the camera icon to browse images.
  2. Use one of the ways to add the clip or image:
    *For existing projects, move your mouse over the clip or image you want to add, then click the + icon.
    *When you start a new project, drag the clip or image to the bottom of the timeline at the bottom of the editor (where it says Drag videos here).

Thursday, March 17, 2016

ORIGO ONE - Breaking Math Concepts into Pieces ~ 1 minute videos

ORIGO ONE is a series of videos that show you how to create light bulb moments for your students. These videos take a mathematics concept and break it into pieces that are easy to understand and only take a minute to watch.

This ORIGO ONE series of videos shows you how to create light bulb moments for your students. These videos take a mathematics concept and break it into pieces that are easy to understand and only take a minute to watch.