Here’s a fun challenge to give to students and most adults; try to wait ten minutes before looking at your phone when you hear your text message notification. It’s a difficult challenge for most people. Study Boost knows this and is trying to leverage that compulsion to check text messages in order to make studying a part of students’ text messaging habit.
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Citelighter announced this morning that they’ve created a platform geared specifically towards teachers to help them hone in on the cognitive process of their students.
When you put together the information from this process, it forms what they’ve termed a Cognitive Print, which- in a nutshell – is a personalized fingerprint of each student’s cognitive process. Cognitive prints are a real time, color-coded, sequential task analysis of the steps that a student takes as they complete their research and writing assignment. It can offer a new depth of insight into why a student may be performing exceptionally well (or not), and can help them to guide each student in a better direction.
MindMeister is an online mind mapping software that works like an extension of your brain. Think of it as a digital catch basin for your team’s best ideas — team members can contribute to business plans within the tool. Creative minds can piece together the big plan section by section. After the initial steps are laid out, they can be tweaked and assigned. But the app has uses cases far beyond business. If you’re planning a vacation, creating a budget or even studying for an exam, MindMeister can help you organize and visualize your big thoughts and little details in a coherent way.
Professor Word is a bookmarklet for your browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari) that helps you identify and define ACT and SAT vocabulary works on webpages. You can turn it on or off when you’re browsing, and you don’t have to open definitions in another page. This handy FREE tool also works on your iPad and iPhone!
As part of the recently launched Know Before You Owe project, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Education have developed a new interactive cost comparison tool to help students evaluate the costs and risks involved in paying for school. The tool, which is still in beta, lets students enter up to three schools they’re interested in and whether they’re going for an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree.
Using Google Docs for multiple-choice quizzes? Grade them easily with Flubaroo
This is a demonstration of the Flubaroo grading tool. This tool aids instructors by quickly grading online assignments created with Google Forms. It also provides reporting and analysis on the grades, and allows the instructor to email each student their grade.
Using Twitter as a platform for professional development is extremely powerful. However, I often find myself in front of a room full of teachers with the majority having no idea how Twitter works. Even though you may be a social learning master, you must assume that most teachers (and the general public) are thoroughly confused and skeptical. Here’s some basic information to share.
I think that InsideStory Flashcards is more a great model of what you can do using images on the web than a resource in itself. One could take any vocab word being targeted in the classroom and either pre-select or, even better if you can, have students pick and save images (click here to see how) for their vocabulary words (as this would involve the higher level skill of evaluation).
Swiffy converts Flash SWF files to HTML5, allowing you to reuse Flash content on devices without a Flash player (such as iPhones and iPads).
Enjoying that book you’re reading in your Major British Writers class this summer? If you want to discover other authors you may like Literature Map.
How to integrate Literature Map into the classroom: Isn’t it wonderful to find an author that you can’t get enough of? Literature Map helps students in the discovery of new authors based on authors they know they like. Tools like Literature Map can act as a catalyst in uncovering the love for reading. Literature Map would be a great site to bookmark on classroom computers or in the library. Students won’t be stuck in the “I don’t know what to read” or the “I can’t find anything to read” rut.
In the intermediate classroom or middle/high school classroom, ask students to choose two authors from the Literature Map to compare and contrast. Students can dig into writing style, genre and author study as they compare/contrast.
Missing e version 1.5.1
The newest version of Missing e adds the much-requested Sidebar Tweaks feature.
IMPORTANT - Missing e is very not compatible with the Tumblr Sidebr userscript!
I recommend you uninstall it and use the Missing e Sidebar Tweaks feature, instead. Learn how to uninstall a userscript.
All of the options in Sidebar Tweaks are disabled by default! Read this post to learn how to use them. To turn them on, go to the Missing e settings page (find out how), click on the Dashboard Features tab, and you will find all the available options in the Sidebar Tweaks section.
1. Add a Tumblelog panel to the sidebar of any dash
When this option is turned on, a Tumblelog sidebar (with your post, follower, message, draft and queue counts) is added to any Dashboard page that doesn’t have one (it does not replace the Tumbelog sidebar on your Tumblelog page).
If you want the sidebar for one of your secondary Tumblrs to be displayed, click on the blog title at the top of the added sidebar and choose one of the other blogs. Missing e will remember your choice and load that account’s sidebar next time!
2. Slimmer dashboard sidebar
3. Make the Following button on the Dashboard sidebar load your following list page (instead of reloading the Dashboard)
Both of these options used to be under the Dashboard Fixes feature, but can now be found under Sidebar Tweaks.
4. Hide the Tumblr Radar
This option is also disabled by default, but when it is turned on… well… it does exactly what it says it does.
Firefox Users: On Firefox, your extension will not automatically update until Mozilla approves the new version. If you want to install the new version now, you can do so from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/missing-e/versions/
If you have trouble after Missing e is installed, restart Firefox.
If you want to force your browser to update immediately, here are some helpful guides:
Manually Update Chrome Extensions: http://www.howtogeek.com/64525/how-to-manually-force-google-chrome-to-update-extensions/
Manually Update Safari Extensions: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4409235/is-there-a-way-to-manually-trigger-safari-5s-extension-update-check
If you ever have problems with any feature, consult the Missing e FAQ page.
Download Missing e at missinge.infraware.ca
If you enjoy this extension, please consider donating to support future development.
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