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combining quia web with blogging tools for teaching 21 st century skills

Combining Quia Web With Blogging: Tools for Teaching 21st Century Skills

Presenter: Donna Dietrich

www.techpddietrich.blogspot.com

blogging
Blogging
  • Blogging has become popular and many schools are now requiring teachers to create classroom blogs to allow online discussion forums, communicate with parents and students, etc.
  • With a little creativity, blogs can be a valuable tool in helping to create an online or hydrid course.
quia and blogs
Quia and Blogs
  • Quia is a site teachers can use to create a class page including activities, online quizzes, important links, and chances to collaborate with other teachers.
  • You can also store files such as Word documents, PowerPoints, etc. You can allow students access to these using links from your class page or blog.
  • The address to set up a 30-day trial account is www.quia.com
why combine quia with my blog
Why Combine Quia With My Blog?
  • Both alone have flaws.
    • File storage and posting can be difficult on blogs
    • Blogs do not provide a means of creating online quizzes and games
    • Quia pages lack the visual appeal of a blog
    • Quia does not have a means of creating a discussion board.
how can quia be used with my blog
How Can Quia Be Used With My Blog?
  • An economical means of creating online or hybrid courses – alternative to Blackboard
  • A resource for homebound students to access content and participate in class activities.
  • Quick and effective way for students who must be absent to obtain make-up work
  • A source of meaningful homework assignments or extra practice for those who need it.
  • File storage for access by teacher and students from anywhere.
setting up a quia page
Setting Up a Quia Page
  • Profile
  • Class Set-Up
  • File Storage
  • Adding Links
  • Creating Quizzes
  • Creating Activities
setting up a quia page1
Setting Up a Quia Page
  • Go to the blog address www.techpddietrich.blogspot.com
  • Open the instructions for Setting up a Quia Account. It is located under the Instructions and Resources from the Training tab.
  • Follow the instructions to set up your trial.
linking to your quia page from your blog
Linking to Your Quia Page From Your Blog
  • From www.techpddietrich.blogspot.com
  • Open the file titled How to Use Your Quia Page in Conjunction with Your Blog
  • Follow the instructions to set up your blog and add your links from Quia.
what resources are available
What Resources Are Available?
  • www.quia.com – free 30-day trial of Quia
  • www.blogspot.com This site can be used to create a free blog for your classroom
  • http://www.ucopenaccess.org/course/category.php?id=9 - UC Open Access Courses (provides online activities for different courses as well as virtual labs for enrichment or substitution of in-class labs).
  • www.blabberize.com – add voice to any photo to make instruction come alive
  • www.google.com – Google Earth, Google Books, etc. can be used as resources for your classroom.
  • http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/ - Genetic Science Learning Center (great resource for Biology courses).
  • www.youtube.com - Great educational videos can be found on YouTube.