FlipQuiz – Gameshow-style boards

FlipQuiz – it’s a new online services for teachers to create the quiz.

Just having a quick try, it satisfied for me! As Flipquiz is easy to use, sign up then all gets to work!

FlipQuiz-home

 

FlipQuiz - dashboard

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You can simply enter your board’s name. Entering the question and answer, the rest leave it to Flipquiz. All done in a second!

Then you can login in any devices PC/MAC, iPad or Android to start your board and review what you talk with students!

 

QuestBase – online multi-platform assessment system

QuestBase  provided an online assessment platform. It supports various platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Android, IOS, etc.

Teachers need to sign up an account. It used to create the test and questions through their platform.

QuestBase - home

 

 

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This platform can let you create many types of question: MC/ True & False, Fill-in-the-blank, Essay, etc.

QuestBase - questions type

 

This platform support chinese characters(view only, not support printed version)  and the most important features: Equation!

QuestBase - equation

 

After you key in all the questions, you can output as online test (multi-platform), or print it as traditional test paper.

QuestBase - output

 

Then you can prepare to publish the online test.

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After you finished the online test. You can “double-click” the online test that you prepared. You can find the “pin” cod e for students to join in. Student can go to QuestBase website. Type in the right “Pin” code and start the online test.

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Application for Education

Teachers can be used to create an online test for student for  Free. Easy to use and can output as traditional test paper. Awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

Sketchlot – create & share sketches

Sketchlot – A new web 2.0 services that you can create , share your sketch to others. But this tool is specially designed for educational use. It can also support share student’s sketch to peer (all  or selected) or teachers!

The flow is : teacher needs to sign up account, add students account (just need name and password).

Then, teacher can create his/her sketchlot first, then pass share and choose the selected student to share. After it, students will received the teacher’s sketch or student can create their own piece and share to peer.

All flow can be done within the browser. Really good for school in teaching!

Sketchlot - home

1) Create teacher’s account, remember need to create a “class code” with letter and number.

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2) Then you will see a control panel. Now, you should create student list.

sketchlot - panel

3) Student account password can be same on saving. But I did not recommend the same password as you can’t access it except the first student.

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4) Create your own sketch , then press share sketch button.

sketchlot - save

5) Student can use browser to login into sketchlot website (using class code you assigned and students password). If students share their own sketch to you. You will see them on the control panel( refresh the browser in case no can’t see anything).

sketchlot - login

Sketchlot - sharing

 

Application for Education

Teachers can use them inside the classroom. I just found that you can use it on “Nearpod” share function. It works well.

 

 

KS Office – shareplay your presentation

Today I test an APP which is come from Kingsoft software. This company probably a china company which is famous on Office Suite called “Kingsoft office professional 2013“. The main functions of this software can edit or create documents like doc, xls and ppt. That is doing same functions of Microsoft office – with free or cheapest price.

Kingsoft Office - home

But now, I told that APPS is used on IOS/ Android. Let’s see what it can do:

1) Video Play in PPT is unique to Kingsoft

2) support  cloud storage

3) share play function

4) High compatibility with Microsoft Office PPT

5) Optimized for iPhone 5

6) more functions

After several times to use, I really like the function of “shareplay”. This function support “play” your presentation in different devices at the same time. Some post like this said that It only support 6 devices in total. More than 6, you should need a projector. Other apps can have “share” function like slideshark. But it only has presenter vs audience mode – 1 control many. But inside this Kingsoft (PPT for IOS free) apps, all audience and presenter. That means you can control (move forward and backward) and draw note after you join the presentation. Really smooth and clever!

Below it’s a video about this function on Android:

Btw, This is a free apps.

 

GoSoapBox – onilne student response system

GoSoapBox is a web services that gives you a system to communicate with your students.

After sign up and confirm your email. You can “create your room”  to students. Then you can create some poll or questions. The most interesting thing about GoSoapBox is you and your students can ask questions immediately right on the  browser. It makes you might answer the questions during your teaching!

It supports chinese  characters in the questions but not in create room.

GoSoapBox - home

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After give a try today, I think sounds good about the concepts, but a bit difficult to use – always swap when create the room/questions.

If you want this services, you may give a try it.

 

XtraMath – Doing extra Math online

XtraMath – online Math platform for free. This website is an non-profit, and no adv. It gives you your students or child an extra exercise.

XtraMath - home

At first, you need to sign up as parent or teacher. It may need to find out what the school you teach.

XtraMath - signup

Then you have a checklist to make “XtraMath” work.

XtraMath - checkin

You can add student, print flyer to parent, print the PIN for students.

XtraMath- addStudent

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After the above settings, you can set up your classroom/ home computers with “Classroom IN”.

Simply open the website of “XtraMath“. Click “sign in” and “Classroom”. Type the “PIN” then done.

XtraMath - Classroom Sign In

Also, you can sign in as parent and student.

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After you set up the computer in your classroom, student only need their teacher’s email, their own PIN and their name to start doing the exercise. After that, you can see who has finished the quiz in which date and month.

Application for Education

Thanks XtraMath! It makes school has extra exercise for student. No adv and spam on the site makes school easy to handle. Why not set up the account now!

P.S. work well with iPad. You can set your iPad as one of classroom computers!

Boolify – Custom Google search for Kids

Boolify – Provide a custom search function for your kids – in a more easy way!

Boolify - home

This site gives 5 options at left-side bar to let you “drag” to right-hand side. After you drag it, it gives you input your search word.

For example: I want to search “Steve Jobs  in 1987”.

Boolify - custom search

Application for Education:

Why not use Google Search directly? Teaching students how to use Google Search smartly is one the aims of IT lesson.

Now  you no need let students memorize “And”, “OR” such phase. All they have to do are “drag and input”, this is easier for young kids.

P.S. Work with iPad. WoW!

Lookout – Your security guard of smartphone

Lookout – It’s a Free services to provide IOS and Android devices (from smartphone to tablet) security features.

Like as IOS “Find my phone” feature. You can locate your phone / tablet via internet. But, Lookout can save your device’s location signal before it runs out of battery! Quite intelligent!

Also, “Find my phone” only works on IOS devices. Now having Lookout, Android devices have same protection.

If you want more security features (only on Android users), you can consider their pay version here.

 

Application for Education:

Download the APPS on school-owned devices, you can check their location quickly!