Wednesday, 29 January 2014 15:38
Rubrics are generally something that makes the life of an educator easier. Rather than adding an arbitrary grade to an assignment, with rubrics educators are able to determine exactly where a students work excelled beyond expectations and exactly where it lacked quality. Although they are highly valuable tools, creating rubrics can be a difficult and time-consuming process. That is, it used to be a difficult and time consuming process until you found out about these 5 Best Free Rubric Making Tools for Teachers.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 16:44
Cartoons are likely a form of entertainment that your students are very familiar with. As a matter of fact, every student in your class probably enjoys cartoons in some form. What they are likely unfamiliar with, however, is using cartoons in the classroom. Utilizing cartoons and comic strips in your classroom is a way to meet students where they are at and allow your goals to combine with their interests. These 5 Best Free Cartoon Making Tools for Teachers will give you the resources you need to get your students’ attention.
Friday, 27 December 2013 16:45
Introducing audio into the classroom is a great way to switch it up and keep students actively involved in learning. In today’s tech savvy classrooms there are a multitude of ways in which you can incorporate audio into the learning process. In this article we’ll give you the 5 Best Free Audio Tools for Teachers and elaborate on how they can be used.
Monday, 16 December 2013 15:37
As a teacher, we must all keep a gradebook. The problem is that flipping through pages and pages of grades can become tedious after a while. With a paper gradebook, it’s difficult to quickly and accurately locate certain assignments, students, due dates, and the list goes on. However, by digitizing your gradebook with the 5 Best Free Gradebook Tools for Teachers, you make your gradebook easier to record in and use quickly and effectively.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 19:01
Challenging your students to create something of their own is an exciting and empowering process for both you and your students. The problem is that it’s often difficult to make the decision as to what exactly your students should create. Look no further; digital magazine creation is an endeavor that will both challenge and engage your students, no matter what they’re interested in! Here we have compiled the 5 Best Free Digital Magazine Creation Tools for Teachers, so use these tools to get your students thinking outside the box!
Saturday, 30 November 2013 13:43
There’s no denying the fact that the Internet is a great tool for students to increase their knowledge. However, some search engines can also lead students to less-than-desirable websites or websites without any valid content. Use these 5 Best Free Web Search Tools for Teachers to ensure that your students find relevant and safe results whenever they search the web.
Sunday, 10 November 2013 12:31
Let’s face it: all students need to study. However, most students don’t want to study. So the question is: How do we encourage them to study? Better yet, how do we make studying enjoyable? The answer: employ these 5 Best Free Flashcard Creation Tools. They’ll make studying an active process and get your students engaged with the material they need to learn.
Monday, 04 November 2013 14:32
Timelines have become an indispensable part of the learning experience as they enable students to participate more actively in learning and acquire knowledge the easy way. In other words, timelines help students easily understand and memorize events and dates. But how easy it is to create them? Which are the best – and free- tools that you can use? In the following list you will find the TOP 10 FREE Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers that are very effective, free and easy to use.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:43
Social bookmarking is very popular in education. From creating a set of resources to conduct research and share it with your students, social bookmarking can help you achieve better learning outcomes. Would you be interested in a list of 30 28 Free Social Bookmarking Tools?
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:43
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The college essay has a very short shelf life. The student writes, professor reads and hopefully comments, grades are issued, course is done. For most majors, the college paper showcases the skills a student is supposed to possess. But papers are meant to be read by one person, the teacher. Chalktips hopes to redefine how papers are written, presented, and extend their utility beyond a grade.