Not my best-ever screencast, this one, but you may find it useful nonetheless. A Yacapaca member was strugging to set for her kids a quiz that she had just authored. When I looked at it, I realised that the process is not nearly as intuitive as I had imagined. So…
We get a lot of enquiries like this one from Geoff Welch.
- When setting up pupils how do we set up pupil accounts so that different staff can set tasks for the same pupils?
Time for a screencast!
If you want to write really good quizzes, don’t expect to get them right first time. Here is a tool for monitoring results aggregated across all users. It helps you to spot questions that are not working for one reason or another, and to work out how to improve them.
Dave Humphreys did this slideshow a while back, I’d guess as part of an INSET he was delivering. I should have blogged it a while ago (sorry Dave) but here it is now. You may need to click the link to see it – I can’t get it to embed reliably. From Slideshare itself you can download the original Powerpoint file to use/modify yourself.
Sketchcast has just launched, and in my view it is the most intuitive web tool for teachers ever created. It works just like a markerboard. You write or draw, and talk. It is all recorded and can be played back at any time. The service is still pretty basic, and I suspect it will take off so fast that their server will get overwhelmed sometime, but I still urge you to give it a go. Here is my first attempt: it’s a bit wobbly, but it does seem to get the point across reasonably well.