Classroom technologies · Classroom technology · Digital participation · Formative assessment · Top tip

#524 Can’t decide? Let Wheel Decide for you

Wheel Decide is a free online spinner tool that helps you make decisions when a coin toss won’t do! You can use it for all sort of things such as where to go for dinner or what film to see. From a teaching and learning perspective, you can use it in your classroom to randomly… Continue reading #524 Can’t decide? Let Wheel Decide for you

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Formative assessment · PowerPoint · Quiz tools

#515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in

Mentimeter is a popular tool to make sessions more interactive, but having to switch between presentation and browser can make using it in sessions a bit of a pain. Never fear though, there is a great PowerPoint add-on that allows you to embed your Mentimeter activities directly into your presentation. See the video below to… Continue reading #515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in

#5MinuteReflection · Assessment · Assessment · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Recording your screen · Video

#5MinuteReflection 4: Video resources to support student achievement

In this fourth instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Video resources to aid student achievement. Within the Science and Engineering faculty at Manchester Metropolitan University, we’re now two years into a project, initiated by the faculty PVC, Prof. Andy Gibson, to enhance the range of video support materials (aka screencasts) to support… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 4: Video resources to support student achievement

Assessment · Assessment · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Moodle · Moodle assignments

#503 Moodle Gradebook and Weightings – Revisited

In my job as a Learning Technologist at Manchester Metropolitan University I get asked about setting up the Moodle Gradebook and apply weightings to summative assessment. In this post we revisit how to do this in the current version of Moodle that’s used at Manchester Met University. Image is CC0 and is available here

Audience response system · Classroom technologies · Digital collaboration · Formative assessment · Quiz tools

#487 Quizlet live: an interactive and collaborative activity

In #59 and #74, we introduced you to Quizlet, a great study and revision tool. In this video, we introduce you to Quizlet Live, a great way to make your lectures more interactive whilst promoting collaboration. Possible answers to a question are spread out across several devices, so students are required to work to together… Continue reading #487 Quizlet live: an interactive and collaborative activity

Audience response system · Classroom technologies · Classroom technology · Formative assessment · Quiz tools

#454 Socrative Analytics: Useful data to help you plan

In #65 we introduced you to Socrative, a free quiz tool that can be used in the classroom. One of the great features of Socrative is the information it gives you about the progress of your students. The data comes in different formats so there is bound to be something which can help you identify… Continue reading #454 Socrative Analytics: Useful data to help you plan

Assessment · Information literacy · Moodle · Moodle assignments · Moodle use, organisation and content

#429 Easy Moodle mark entry with the offline marking worksheet

If you have used a Moodle assignment, or have completed an offline assignment and want to return the marks online, the offline marking worksheet for Moodle assignments makes this quick and easy to do. You can even use it to return feedback comments to students! Featured imaged shared under a CCO licence from Pixabay