Zero Noise Classroom provides a countdown timer and a noise meter into one convenient Chrome app. When you launch Zero Noise Classroom you can set the countdown timer and adjust the goal for the volume of noise in your classroom. You will also set a ...

 

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Zero Noise Classroom Offers a Timer & Noise Meter and more...




Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Zero Noise Classroom Offers a Timer & Noise Meter

Zero Noise Classroom provides a countdown timer and a noise meter into one convenient Chrome app. When you launch Zero Noise Classroom you can set the countdown timer and adjust the goal for the volume of noise in your classroom. You will also set a goal for a percentage of the time that can exceed the maximum volume. When the countdown timer expires a chime sounds and the percentage of time above the volume limit is displayed. Learn more about Zero Noise Classroom in my video embedded below.

 

Here are the week’s most popular posts on FreeTech4Teachers.com:
1. 5 Ways to Show YouTube Videos Without Related Content
2. Google Team Drives Now Available
3. 7 Great Tools for Creating Flipped Lessons from Existing Videos
4. How to Use Zero Noise Classroom
5. Formatically Helps Students Properly Format Essays
6. Create Screencast Videos on Chromebooks – Three Good Options
7. Thunkable – Design and Publish Your Own Apps

Join me this summer for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp or the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp. Early registration and group discounts are available.

 

Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp FAQs

This summer I will be hosting the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp on July 27th and 28th in Portland, Maine. Discounted early registration is still available. In the video embedded below my daughter, Isla, joins me to answer a few frequently asked questions regarding the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp.

 

 

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Two Great Ways to Create Storytelling Websites

If a picture tells a thousand words, five or six pictures tells five or six thousand words. Assembling five or six favorite pictures is a great way to get students thinking about telling and writing a personal story. Similarly, gathering fix or six pictures representative of an event can be a good way to get students thinking about the whole event. Your students can do this with slides or an audio slideshow. Another way to have students gather, display, and write about pictures is to have them create simple webpages designed for storytelling. There are two excellent platforms that students can use to create simple storytelling websites.

Canva is a great tool for creating all types of graphics and slides. A few months ago Canva introduced the option to publish your designs as simple, stand-alone webpages. If your students insert their own pictures into a slide deck template or an infographic template in Canva, they can then publish that template as a stand-alone webpage. All Canva templates can be modified to include as much or as little text as you want to use. Watch the following short video to learn more about publishing Canva templates.

 

Adobe Spark might be best known in education circles for the great video creation tool that it contains. But Adobe Spark also has an excellent tool for creating simple webpages for telling stories. Use the “Page” option in Adobe Spark to craft a simple webpage that displays your favorite pictures and some text. Take a look at my sample page here. Watch my video below to learn how to use the “Page” tool in Adobe Spark.

 

Digital storytelling will be a significant part of both Practical Ed Tech Summer Camps this July. Early registration discounts are available until the end of this month.

Here are this week’s most popular posts from FreeTech4Teachers.com:
1. 22 Videos That Can Help Students Improve Their Writing
2. Zero Noise Classroom – A Timer and Noise Meter in One
3. 12 Ways to Create Videos On Chromebooks
4. Create Comic Strips in Google Slides
5. Storymap JS – Tell Stories With Maps
6. How to Create Strong Passwords
7. Three Good Tools for Creating Screenshots on Chromebooks

Join me this summer for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp or the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp. Early registration and group discounts are available.

 

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Use Google Keep Within Google Docs

Google Keep is my favorite tool for bookmarking websites, creating reminders for myself, and recording quick notes in text and or audio format. Recently, Google Keep got even better when Google announced that you can now import your Google Keep notes into your Google Documents. The option to import notes from Google Keep appears in the “tools” menu in Google Docs. From there you can select the notes and bookmarks that you would like to import into your document. The Keep to Docs import feature could be a great way for students to organize the webpages that they plan to use in a works cited page.

In the following video I demonstrate how to import Google Keep notes into Google Docs.

 

Here are this week’s most popular posts from FreeTech4Teachers.com:
1. Google Keep Is Now Part of G Suite’s Core Services
2. Three Free Tools Students Can Use to Dictate Notes
3. Planning Your Video Project – A Guide for Students
4. Virtual Reality in Education
5. Best of the Web 2017
6. Teach Your Monster to Read Minigames
7. How to Create Strong Passwords

Join me this summer for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp or the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp. Early registration and group discounts are available.

 

Winning Blog Strategies – A Webinar This Thursday

Helping teachers create blogs and or re-start dormant blogs is one of my favorite things to do. In fact, last week I ran a three hour workshop for that purpose. If you don’t have three hours to invest in a workshop, join me online for an hour on Thursday afternoon this week to learn about winning blog strategies that you can use right away.

Based on ten years of blogging professionally and personally, Winning Blog Strategies is an interactive webinar in which we will look at the reasons why so many blogs don’t last long and what you can do to make yours work better than ever. Whether blogging is a classroom activity that you do with students or a personal activity that you’re doing to enhance your professional life, you’ll learn strategies to make your blog a winner. Register here.

 

In this webinar you will learn:

The biggest mistakes people make when starting a blog.

Strategies for developing blog topics

How to get people to stay on your blog longer (the longer they stay, the better).

Blogging activities you can do with your students.

Techniques to encourage people to interact with you and your blog.

Join me on Thursday at 4pm EST.

The webinar will be recorded and sent to those who register but cannot attend the live session.

 
 
   
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