Thursday, April 3, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Global Campaign For Education

The Global Campaign For Education is planning to raise awareness about the Education for All Act. The mission of the Global Campaign for Education is to increase public awareness of the need for universal access to basic education. One of the ways that GCE is planning to promote their mission is through Action Week 2008. During Action Week 2008 (April 21-28), GCE hopes to set a world record for the largest simultaneous lesson taught. The lesson plan is about the need for universal access to education and the problems associated with lack of access to education. The lesson plan is designed to be used at any grade level. In the lesson plan packet (available as a PDF or Word document) are directions for using the lesson plan at different grade levels. The lesson plan packet also includes suggestions for further action after the lesson is completed. I plan to spend 30 minutes to participate in the world's largest lesson plan, I hope you will join me.

Free Technology For Teachers: FOSS VT Tomorrow

I will be at the FOSS conference in Fairlee, Vermont tomorrow. I'm plan to Twitter throughout the day. Take a look here at the schedule for the day. If you see anything that you'd like me to report back on, please let me know through a comment, Twitter, or email and I'll do my best to check it out.

My Studiyo - Create Quizzes for Your Blog

MyStudiyo is an easy way to make a multimedia quiz for your website or blog. With MyStudiyo you can include video, audio, and image file in your quiz. Each question in your quiz can have a different media format. There are two options for answer format, multiple choice or open-ended response. Quizzes are easy to create and easy to embed into a website or blog.

Applications for Education
MyStudiyo quizzes are completely customizable.
MyStudiyo quizzes are useful for any content area or grade level. You write the questions and the answer choices therefore the content and difficulty of a quiz is up to you to determine. The ability to integrate multimedia clues in your quiz helps to address the needs of a variety of learning styles.

Below is a simple two-question quiz I made using MyStudiyo.