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With the new year comes a new change to the format and contents of the blog. We'll try to add resources and tools each week as well as a news summary. This week we take a look at something that can increase the amount of fun, competition, participation and learning experienced by your learners. We're talking about online testing / quizzing.
|"...tests strengthen memory even more than do extra opportunities to study the material."|
|- from The effects of tests on learning and forgetting : SHANA K. CARPENTER, HAROLD PASHLER, JOHN T. WIXTED, AND EDWARD VUL.
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California.
There are many testing and quizzing tools out there. Some are free and others are subscription based. Some allow for a whole range of question types whilst others are basically multiple-choice on steroids.
This week we are going to take a look at one that allows for a competitive class quiz scenario with a live scoreboard that you can project so that your learners can see who is winning. The tool is:
Here are some videos that you can look at to find out more.
If you like the tool, create some quizzes and want to share them you can add them for people to find using the comments below.
Finally: All about AWS
In case you missed the viral post: Richard Appiah Acute (a Ghanaian teacher) does it on the blackboard. The learners must pass a tech exam and he has no computers. You think you have it rough....
Since the post on Facebook Mr Akoto has received many offers of help, computers, software and projectors.
Wired has an interesting article that shows how even at the recruiting level the prevailing atmosphere and attitudes discourage women from entering tech.
MyBroadband details how SA retailers are dealing with the shortage of GPUs - because cryptocurrency miners bought more than 3 million GPUs globally last year!
Htxt.co.za has a link to a game that can teach your kids how fake news is created and spread.
Top 500 Supercomputers details how AI beats lawyers at contract reviewing.
Using Black Panther as a springboard Engadget looks at how the proliferation of CG is resulting in overwork, lower salaries and poor quality scenes.
Finally, the NASA video below shows how the older, thicker artic ice has been vanishing over the years...
That's it for this week. Ciao.
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