Showing posts with label knowmia ipad app. Show all posts
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Knowmia Adds an Automatic Scoring Option to Flipped Lessons

Knowmia is a website and a free iPad app for creating, sharing, and viewing video lessons. Six months ago Knowmia introduced a feature that they call an Assignment Wizard. The Knowmia Assignment Wizard allows teachers to design assignments that their students have to complete after watching a video. Students can check their own Knowmia accounts to see the assignments that their teachers have distributed. This week Knowmia added an automatic scoring option that teachers can activate when they distribute flipped lessons to their students.

Knowmia's automatic scoring function works for multiple choice questions and numeric questions. The automatic scoring is based on your answer key. Assignments are scored when students make a submission. Along with automatic scoring teachers now have the option to see when a student initially opened an assignment and how many questions they've tried before submitting the assignment. Visit the Knowmia support blog for a complete run-down of the new assignment scoring options.
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Applications for Education
If you're using the flipped classroom model, Knowmia's new automatic scoring feature could save you time and help you form your next in-class lesson. Seeing the questions that are giving your students difficulty before they get to your classroom can help you determine which topics you should use at the start of your next lesson.

And if you're not using the flipped model, Knowmia can be a good place to find educational videos that your students can use to review or get "on demand" help when they cannot connect with you.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How to Create Flipped Classroom Assignments & Videos With Knowmia

Knowmia is a website and an iPad app for creating, sharing, and viewing video lessons. Last month Knowmia introduced a new feature that they call an Assignment Wizard. The Knowmia Assignment Wizard allows teachers to design assignments that their students have to complete after watching a video. Students can check their own Knowmia accounts to see the assignments that their teachers have distributed.

Knowmia's new support blog outlines each step of the process of creating and distributing assignments through the Assignment Wizard. Click here for an introduction to using the Knowmia Assignment Wizard and click here for advanced instructions on using the Assignment Wizard.

Applications for Education
If you're thinking about trying some "flipped" lessons this year, take a look at Knowmia's Assignment Wizard and the Knowmia iPad app. The free iPad app allows you to make your own instructional videos to use in the Assignment Wizard. If you don't have time to create your own videos to use in your lessons the Assignment Wizard will let you import videos from YouTube.

And if you're not using the flipped model, Knowmia can be a good place to find educational videos that your students can use to review or get "on demand" help when they cannot connect with you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Add Prezi Presentations to Your Knowmia Lesson Library

Knowmia is a free service that offers a huge library of videos and presentations for flipped lessons. The library is generated by the contributions of teachers. Users of Knowmia's free Knowmia Teach iPad app can create their own flipped lesson videos and submit them to the Knowmia library. I recently learned that you can also submit your Prezi presentations to the Knowmia library.

To submit a Prezi presentation to the Knowmia library all that you need to do is copy the URL of your Prezi and paste it into the "import lesson" field in the myKnowmia tab in Knowmia. Screenshots of the process are available here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Knowmia - Create, Share, and Watch Video Lessons

Knowmia is a new service that got a lot of tech press yesterday. The site was started by the same people who brought us the Flip camera. Now they're trying to break into the flipped classroom with Knowmia.

Knowmia is a website and an iPad app for creating, sharing, and viewing video lessons. The website portion of Knowmia is a collection of videos made by teachers for students. There are roughly 7,000 videos in the Knowmia collection right now. Many of the videos are pulled from YouTube while others are hosted on Knowmia. The videos are arranged by subject and topic. Registered teachers can upload and tag their own videos.

The Knowmia iPad app is an app for creating your own whiteboard videos. I installed the app and gave it a try this evening. I found the app to have far more creation options than the similar Showme and Educreations apps. You can draw free-hand on the whiteboard screen or insert pre-made shapes. You can also use pictures and video clips in your video lesson.

Applications for Education
If you're thinking about trying some "flipped" lessons this year, take a look at Knowmia and the Knowmia iPad app. And if you're not using the flipped model, Knowmia has promise as a good place to find educational videos that your students can use to review or get "on demand" help when they cannot connect with you.

Right now it appears that only registered teachers can upload to Knowmia. Hopefully, they'll add a student submission section in the future. That way students could use the Knowmia iPad app to create videos to demonstrate their understandings of a topic.