Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Google Forms Add-On for Quizzes will Email Custom Certificates

Want to automatically send a certificate to students who pass quizzes or exams?

Check out Certify'em, a Google Forms Add-On created by

Certify'em is an "Add-on" for Google Quizzes. It extends the functionality of Quizzes by allowing you to send a certificate (PDF) when someone passes, and keep certification records.

Check out the FAQ here

Sample Easy 3-Question Exam

More about Certify’em: certifyem.com/home

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Gmail: Enable Undo Send

Gmail: Enable Undo Send

Yes, there's a way to undo a sent email in Gmail! 
  1. From your Gmail account, click on the gear icon and choose Settings
  2. On the General tab of the settings screen, scroll down to the Undo Send section
  3. Check the "Enable Undo Send" box
  4. Choose the number of seconds you'd like to be allowed to cancel your message
  5. Don't forget to scroll down and Save Changes

Now when you see the pop-up window, you'll have the opportunity to click Undo.
Once you undo the message from being sent, you'll be returned to normal edit mode.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Google Docs: Rubric Tools!

A must read article on rubric tools from Eric Curts, Control Alt Achieve!

The four tools he explores are:
  • WriQ (add-on for Google Docs)
  • OrangeSlice Teacher Rubric (add-on for Google Docs) with video tutorial
  • docAppender (Google forms add-on) with video tutorial
  • Doctopus and Goobric (most powerful, also most sophisticated) 
Check out Eric's article HERE!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

I first saw this research paper on LinkedIn.com (EduCause), and thought it worth sharing since I posted Accessibility: Virtual Reality in Education! earlier this month.

Exploring the impact of artificial intelligence on teaching 
and learning in higher education

Stefan A. D. Popenici and Sharon Kerr

Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning 2017 12:22 |
Received:   1 December 2016
Accepted: 31 October 2017
Published: 23 November 2017

This paper explores the phenomena of the emergence of the use of artificial intelligence in teaching and learning in higher education. It investigates educational implications of emerging technologies on the way students learn and how institutions teach and evolve. Recent technological advancements and the increasing speed of adopting new technologies in higher education are explored in order to predict the future nature of higher education in a world where artificial intelligence is part of the fabric of our universities. We pinpoint some challenges for institutions of higher education and student learning in the adoption of these technologies for teaching, learning, student support, and administration and explore further directions for research.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Google Docs: Copies with Comments

Want to Include Comments and Suggestions in Your Google Document Copy?

This new option makes it so much easier for instructors to make a copy of their document and include the comments. Students will appreciate the extra assistance, and instructors will appreciate the ease with which they can include their comments and suggestions.

This new tip comes from Control Alt Achieve, written by Eric Curts.
See the full article HERE!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Google Docs: How to Create the Perfect Syllabus

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By adding a table of contents, page numbers and headers to your online syllabi, you can create a dynamic and easy to use standard for both teachers and students. Since it is hosted on Drive, rather than printed on paper, a syllabus can be changed or updated at any time to keep up with a constantly evolving schedule.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Accessibility: Virtual Reality in Education!

I recently read Gordon LaMont's article Virtual Reality in Education: Changing Expectations, Opportunities, Accessibility, & More - EmergingEdTech. What really stood out for me were the four ways in which this technology will change the accessibility for students. 

Here's what Gordon LaMont wrote:
Disadvantaged students: VR experiences are delivered via a headset so almost every student can participate in lessons which utilize it. Practically, this means disabled students or those who don’t do well in conventional teaching environments will be able to participate in lessons to the same extent as everyone else.

Remote education: Students with mobility issues, or students in remote and isolated locations also stand to benefit from VR, which has the potential to transcend geographical limitations and bring the classroom to them. By creating a ‘virtual’ classroom space, previously hard-to-reach student groups will have a new level of access to both teachers and resources.

Virtual travel: Field trips and travel to special events is often unfeasible for students and schools due to financial or logistical reasons. While it can’t comprehensively replicate the experience of ‘being there’, VR does offer opportunities to take ‘virtual field trips’, exploring and interacting with otherwise inaccessible locations, in settings across the world.

Interaction opportunities: In the same way that it offers travel opportunities, VR also has the potential to connect students to educators and speakers in different parts of the world, and give them access to information and knowledge unavailable in the local classroom. In theory, students will be able sit in on lectures, converse with authors and scientists, or even try their language skills out on native speakers.

Please read the entire article HERE!