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Online teaching and learning tools. Mark Borkowski EdTech 522. Tool #1 QuizStar. http://quizstar.4teachers.org / Free Online Quiz and Grading Tool. Image: http://is.nazarethasd.k12.pa.us/Student%20Links/quizstar.jpg. How it can be used.

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online teaching and learning tools

Online teaching and learning tools

Mark Borkowski

EdTech 522

tool 1 quizstar
Tool #1QuizStar

http://quizstar.4teachers.org/

Free Online Quiz and Grading Tool

Image: http://is.nazarethasd.k12.pa.us/Student%20Links/quizstar.jpg

how it can be used
How it can be used

Quizstar allows you to easily create your own online quizzes. You are able to create the quiz, create classes and assign quizzes to one or multiple classes. Quizstar takes care of the grading process and keeps track of students in class by using their secure logons.

Image: http://quizstar.4teachers.org

strengths
Strengths

Free

Instantly grades quizzes and notifies the student of their grade

Allows teacher to specify times that quiz is available

Allows for creation of multiple types of quizzes

Allows for inclusion of sound and video in quizzes

Image: http://web.me.com/dbyrum/Ris/page36/files/blocks_image_1_1.png

weaknesses
Weaknesses

Student does not have to be present in class to take exam (only applies to blended class).

Student must have internet connection to take quiz.

Student to computer ratio must be one to one.

Image: http://lasgslausd.com/uploads/2/7/1/9/2719919/436169.jpg

learning resources
Learning Resources

Why Choose QuizStar - http://quizstar.4teachers.org/help/whyQuizStar.jsp

QuizStar Tutorials - http://quizstar.4teachers.org/instructor/tutorial_overview.htm

Image: http://www.powayusd.com/projects/edtechcentralnew/ToolsImages/QuizStar.gif

tool 2 dropbox
Tool #2Dropbox

dropbox.com

Free Cloud-based storage of all of your important documents.

how it can be used1
How it can be used

Require all students to have a Dropbox account.

If students use Dropbox for their files, they always have backup copies and never have an excuse of “I left it at home”

Public folder can be used to share files with the instructor or other students.

Allows students to have access to their files from any internet connected computer.

strengths1
Strengths

Free

Cross platform compatible

Easily synchronize documents between computers

Image: http://isagoksu.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/tour3aa.png

weaknesses1
Weaknesses

Constantly uploading and downloading files – doesn’t work well with slow internet connection.

Cloud based so it has the potential to be hacked.

Free account only gives 2GB of storage space.

Image: http://theflickcast.com/tag/dropbox/

learning resources1
Learning Resources

Dropbox Help - http://www.dropbox.com/help

The Unquiet Librarian – http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/noodlebib-assignment-dropbox-as-formative-assessment-part-2/

Reflections on Teaching and Learning - http://blogs.itap.purdue.edu/learning/2011/04/19/dropbox-hits-milestone/

Image: http://www.technologyrekor.eu/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Dropbox-Updates-Android-and-iOS-Users1.jpg