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Problem: How do you structure a blended course that can be followed by groups of students in two school locations?
Abstract: Amanda, one of my students, talks about how students use the course website I maintain for my blended AP course. A unique feature of this course is that it is enrolled with students at two different schools (the iSchool and EBA) and class-time share
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Problem: How can two schools with different demographics use videoconferencing to enrich diversity and leverage peer motivation between cohorts of AP students? What are some tricks for making it work?
Abstract: I describe the rationale and some effective methods for a unique collaboration between EBA and the iSchool, where we ran several AP classes using a shared teacher, online collaboration and learning tools, and videoconferencing technology.
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Problem: Most traditional online gradebooks operate from the assumption of whole-class-identical due dates and are no good for self-paced courses. What alternatives exist for giving students real-time awareness of their progress and next actions in a course that allows for differentiated pacing?
Abstract: Screencast shows how to use Google Docs spreadsheet to create a color-coded self-pacing progress chart that counts the number of missing assignments and outputs a column that shows the next assignment owed, by student. It is recommended to publish t
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Problem: When most online gradebooks are due-date dependent, it is difficult to track and help kids understand their progress and feel motivated to take next steps in a gains-based or outcomes-based grading system.
Abstract: We tried a lesson-by-lesson, pre-learning diagnostic and question bank tool to determine mastery and assign self-teaching tasks or cluster group mini-lessons, with practice-set generating question bank and Google Spreadsheet as visualization tool.
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Problem: Getting students to produce structured writing assignments in digital authoring environments often involves them spending needless time re-copying prompts, graphic organizers, or failing to organize their thoughts in the manner intended by the teacher.
Abstract: Any Google Doc can be published as a "template" into your schools Google Apps for EDU domain. Once there, the you can grab a direct URL to the template and post it in your online assignment. Students then create their document from your template!
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Problem: How can you quickly turn-around grades for multiple choice tests / quizzes done in Google Forms?
Abstract: Flubaroo is a free Google Apps script that you can install on the backend spreadsheet to your Google Forms that will auto-grade multiple choice and fill-in responses, allow you to perform item analysis, and email students their results!
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Problem: Authoring equations in digital documents, especially in web-based environments, is notoriously painful and slow...
Abstract: With a Bamboo tablet, Windows 7 Math Input Panel, and MathType you can hand write all your equations directly into typeset, insert then in Word, and use your clipboard to copy them into Google Docs and most HTML editors.
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Problem: YouTube has some great (and not so great) educational content, but is blocked by NYCDOE filters. What's the workaround?
Abstract: Google Docs video can be unblocked in the firewall and used to host "safe" video content on your sites. This hack shows how to request an unblock for Google Video, rip YouTube content to an MP4, upload to Google Docs, and embed in Sites!
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Problem: How can teachers harness all the awesomeness, ubiquitous access, and collaborative authoring power made possible by Google Docs without creating a document management nightmare?
Abstract: This tutorial presents the pre-Add-on version of Doctopus. Written by an educator for educators, the free doctopus script gives teachers the ability to auto-generate, pre-share, and manage grading and feedback on templated Docs for group and individual projects. For tutorials on the new version of Doctopus, see http://cloudlab.newvisions.org/add-ons/doctopus
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Problem: You and your students are hooked on Google docs as a great collaborative tool. How do they quickly and easily get to docs from the platform?
Abstract: Insert a URL for a doc that students need to work on. Though the video doesn't discuss it, remember that you may need to include a link for EACH group's doc in your post.
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Author: Mike Wolking from iLearnNYC
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