A nice feature built in to YouTube is the ability to easily speed up or slow down the video. If you look in the bottom right of the video you will see a settings gear, select it and then select speed, and the speed at which you would like to watch the video. See picture below for the options.
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Thank you to Layla Lyons for sending this idea to me the other day!
Reading Ruler is a Google Chrome extension that helps you to read long texts on web pages. This tool can be especially beneficial to assist dyslexic readers to keep their place on the page they are reading.
The extension will highlight current reading line, move the current line with arrow keys, and automatically jump to next/previous page.
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see live reports while students are answering questions
find reports from the admin/teacher side (you are in admin as soon as you sign-in to your account)
this report is the 4th one down under search, create a quiz, my quizzes
a % accuracy will be shown for the average of your class
you can download your file to an Excel spreadsheet, rename the file, and delete the file
When you select the quiz you will then be taken to the details of your report (see picture below)
You will see if quiz is still Live, % accuracy, how many questions in quiz, how many players, report for each player, detailed report for each question, as well as an overview of all questions with % for each player.
You can also delete, print, or download to Excel
By individuals you will see how many questions correct an incorrect, score, ability to email parent, print individual report, delete quiz for individual student, and expand to see all details.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a 2 minute and 2 second YouTube tutorial. To see an introductory post I created about Quizizz please click here.
On Internetlivestats.com you will be able to "Watch the Internet as it grows in real time and monitor social media usage: Internet users, websites, blog posts, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest users. Visualize the total number of emails, Google searches, YouTube videos, Tumblr posts, Instagram photos, in 1 second."
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Tweetping is a website that displays tweets as they're posted in realtime across the world.
How it works - "public geolocated tweets are streamed in using Twitter's Streaming APIs, and a dot is placed on the map. These dots accumulate while you keep your browser window open, and charts on the bottom of the screen provide some information on how many tweets have come and gone in each region during that period."
Embedded below is a GIF to show you what the site looks like.
A big shout-out to Joe Sanfelippo for sharing this site during his awesome Keynote at Pete&C.
If you would like to instantly create a file in Google but do not want to always have to go into Google Drive to create your file - you are in luck. Simply type in the file type (docs, sheets, slides, etc.) then .google.com
You will instantly be able to create your file.Embedded below is a GIF.
If you would like to use night mode when looking on Twitter or access a QR code that includes your Twitter profile follow these simple instructions.
On your mobile device access your account settings (select profile pic in upper left) and then you will see on the bottom left a moon (night mode) and a QR code on the right. The QR code color can be changed (just touch on the QR code to change it and you can copy or share the code (upper right).
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If you would like to scan a document with your phone, try using the Notes app on your iOS device. Once you open the Notes app select the square with pencil (bottom right of screen) and then select the circle with a plus in it. You can then scan your document and save it to your camera roll, send in a text, as well as many other options.
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A great feature built in to Google Docs is the ability to comment directly in the doc itself. Sometimes you may find the words that you are writing down in the comment are not conveying exactly what you would like. This is where the Add-on Kaizena can come into play.
The first time you use it, you'll need to enter your school, classes, and name, but there's no account information to remember (no passwords!). Students don't need to sign up for an account at all, they just need to add the Add-on one time and say they're a student. and open Kaizena in their Doc and they are good to go.
In the bottom right of the screen you will see the green and yellow icon for the exit poll. When you select the icon a second screen will come up with a sample poll already created. Simply enter in your poll question and allow the students to select out of the 5 face choices. A simple idea for more anonymity, it to place either a mobile device or notebook in a certain place in your room.
Embedded below is a GIF followed by a second YouTube tutorial.