Favorite Free Tools for Educators – Part 1 (much more to come in future post)
Snap a picture of your screen.
Record video of onscreen action.
Share instantly over the web, IM, email.
Upload videos up to 15 minutes in length
Share videos to millions or use privacy settings
Unlisted privacy option allows videos to now be available to everyone but you can’t search, must know the URL to find the video
Don’t waste space on videos on faculty website or inside online courses
YouTube very accessible on many mobile devices – including iPhone and iPad
Lots of videos to search through; including history, news, current topics, and more
Have students build their own YouTube Channel to upload video projects and share with fellow students
Currently all my videos are unlisted but here is my channel http://www.youtube.com/user/TheProfessorjosh
Get updates, links, and great information from all over the world
Search for topics, trends, and ideas
Keep up to date with your favorite companies, software, colleges, and news
Follow Me http://twitter.com/professorjosh or @professorjosh
RubiStar provides generic rubrics that can simply be printed and used for many typical projects and research assignments.
The unique thing about RubiStar, however, is that it provides these generic rubrics in a format that can be customized. The teacher can change almost all suggested text in the rubric to make it fit their own project.
RubiStar also does away with the tedious typing of similar content across all the various quality rating. When you choose a category to evaluate, all the quality ratings are filled in and are ready to customize.
More to come in the future….