Respondus Lockdown Browser: Useful Online Exam Tool

What is Respondus Lockdown Browser?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, several schools & universities turned to online exam tools to manage their distance exams.

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a specially designed web browser for taking online exams. It prevents students from copying, pasting, taking screen captures, using instant messaging programs, accessing other applications, or accessing other websites (unless configured to allow access to specified external sites).

Respondus Lockdown Browser

How Does Respondus LockDown Browser Work?
  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
  • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
  • Printing and screen capture functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
  • Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts, and task switching are disabled
  • An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
  • Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers

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Introduction to the Online Exam Tool

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Host a Free Virtual Graduation Ceremony with Microsoft Teams

How to Host a Free Virtual Graduation Ceremony with Microsoft Teams?

Host a free Virtual Graduation Ceremony With Microsoft TeamsDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students will, unfortunately, miss out on the chance to celebrate their accomplishments with a traditional graduation ceremony this year. However, a virtual graduation can still go ahead with Microsoft Teams.

From early May through July 1st, holders of a Microsoft Office 365 A1, which is free for educational institutions, will have the ability to host online live graduation with up to 20,000 attendees. A pre-recorded graduation and a celebration with “photos & videos” are also available.

Host a free virtual graduation ceremony with Microsoft Teams here: https://bit.ly/2LFwgqx

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

How to Create a Virtual Graduation with Microsoft Teams Live Event?
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zSpace: Wonderful AR VR Laptop

What is zSpace Laptop?

zSpace is an AR VR laptop that provides students with a new way of learning by bringing together the augmented and virtual reality technologies. Its learning methodology consists of a combination of hardware, software, and educational content where students are completely immersed in a learning experience that facilitates the building of a curriculum around it.

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zSpace: AR VR laptop

zSpace laptop applications offer a realistic study environment by providing virtual-holographic images that can be “lifted” from the screen and manipulated with the stylus. Some applications also provide multi-sensory feedback; for example, students working with a virtual heart can see it pumping, hear it, and feel it beating.

zSpace: AR/VR Laptop

zSpace: AR VR Laptop

The AR VR laptop comes with glasses that work in conjunction with its tracking system to provide users with an interactive AR/VR experience and a stylus that allows them to bring the objects out of the screen and into reality.

How to use the AR VR Laptop?

zSpace Laptop Applications

zSpace laptop offers interesting K-12 applications; some of them are listed below:

Franklin's Lab
Franklin’s Lab – guides students through electricity concepts and troubleshooting faulty circuits. Students can follow guided activities and repair broken switches and motors in Workbench mode.

Euclid's Shapes
Euclid’s Shapes – offers activities with math manipulatives and provides teachers with a guide to math learning. Students learn with Base-10 blocks, Square Tiles, Fraction Bars, and more!

Curies Elements
Curie’s Elements – allows students to explore a periodic table with Bohr and atomic models for each element. Students can also build elements by adding protons, neutrons, and electrons.

MEL Chemistry
MEL Chemistry – provides an engaging visualization and explanation of chemistry concepts – from atoms to molecules including the periodic table, gas laws, and isomerism.

Experiences
Experiences – include experiential-based simulations of Earth, Life, and Physical Science topics allowing students to manipulate content while learning abstract concepts.

Human Anatomy Atlas
Human Anatomy Atlas – is an award-winning human anatomy general reference. Students can explore human body systems, over 4,600 anatomical structures, and more!

Geogebra
Geogebra Classic – allows students to better engage in math concepts related to three-dimensional topics. Students can explore functions, geometry, algebra, calculus, and 3D math.

Newton's Park
Newton’s Park – allows students to run or create their own experiments to deepen their knowledge of Newtonian Mechanics. Students can build simulations while interacting with data.

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12 Useful Learning Management Systems for Distance Learning

As concerns around COVID-19 pandemic grew, several schools turned to Learning Management Systems (LMS) to manage their distance learning. Below is a list, shared by UNESCO, of the most used Learning Management Systems for distance learning around the world.

List of Learning Management Systems for Distance Learning

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CenturyTech – addresses gaps in knowledge through personal learning pathways with micro-lessons while challenging students and promoting long-term memory retention.

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ClassDojo – connects teachers with students and parents to build classroom communities.

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Edmodo – manages classrooms and engages students remotely, through offering tools and resources backed with a variety of languages.

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Edraak – offers online education with material and resources for school learners and teachers in Arabic.

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EkStep – provides an open learning platform with a collection of learning resources to support literacy and numeracy.

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Google Classroom – helps classes connect remotely, communicate, and stay organized.

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Moodle – serves a community-driven and globally supported open learning platform.

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Nafham – hosts an Arabic language online learning platform with educational video lessons that correspond with Egyptian and Syrian curricula.

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Paper Airplanes – matches individuals with personal tutors for 12-16-week sessions conducted via video conferencing platforms.

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Schoology – equips teachers with tools for instruction, learning, grading, collaboration, and assessment.

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Seesaw – enables the creation of collaborative and sharable digital learning portfolios and learning resources.

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Skooler – turns Microsoft Office suite into an education platform.

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7 Interesting Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

UNESCO published 7 interesting tools for creating digital learning content to help schools switch to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is the list of the most used tools for creating digital learning content.

Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

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Thinglink –  creates interactive images, videos, and other multimedia resources.

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Buncee – supports the creation and sharing of visual representations of learning content, including media-rich lessons, reports, newsletters, and presentations.

EdPuzzle

EdPuzzle –  creates video lessons.

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Kaltura – creates and manages videos with integration options for various learning management systems.

Nearpod

Nearpod – creates lessons with informative and interactive assessment activities.

Pear Deck

Pear Deck – facilitates the design of engaging instructional content with various integration features.

Squigl Logo

Squigl – creates content and transforms speech or text into animated videos.

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Dinosaurs 4D+: Amazing AR Dinosaurs App for Better Learning in 2021

What is Dinosaurs 4D+?

Dinosaurs 4D+ by Octagon Studio gives the learners the prehistoric experience of unleashing extinct Dinosaurs which existed millions of years ago on Earth! By downloading the Dinosaurs 4D app and pointing their mobiles or tablets on the flashcards, learners can watch the dinosaurs in 3D action and catch glimpses of the history, features, and interesting facts.

With the Dinosaurs 4D app, they can rotate, zoom in, and out the dinosaurs to see the actual details in a 360-degree view by moving the devices. They can also spot the origins of the dinosaurs from the enormous Sauropods to the tiny Compsognathus all over the globe, compare human body size with each dinosaur, tap to see them in action, and share the knowledge with others.

How Does it Work?

Instructions

1. Download Dinosaurs 4D+ App from the App Store and Play Store
2. Open the app
3. Place the card on a surface and scan it with your device’s camera
4. Input the serial number in the pop up serial box
5. After the authorization is completed, you can directly see the images come alive!

Flashcards’ Specifications
  • Language: English
  • Cards: 21 pieces ( 20 Dinosaur Cards + 1 Instructions Card)
  • Weight: 90 grams | 0.19 lbs
  • Dimension: 11.7 cm x 7.2 cm x 1.1 cm | 4.6 inch x 2.8 inch x 0.4 inch
  • Paper Finish: Durable Thick Art Paper (Doff Laminated)

Dinosaurs 4D+

Dinosaurs 4D App Details
  • Platform: iOS | Android
  • Age: 4+
  • App Size : 155,7 MB (iOS) | 60 MB (Android)
  • Min OS: iOS 8.0 | Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Languages: English (US), English (UK), Turkish, Korean, Arabic, Persian, French, Spanish, German, Bahasa Indonesia, Italian, Dutch
Lesson Plan, Case Studies, and Brochure
Get the Flashcards

Order your flashcards here: https://technologyeduc.com/product/dinosaurs-4d-flashcards/

Samples of AR Dinosaurs Flashcards

Download the Dinosaurs 4D app, scan the samples below, and enjoy the 3D experience!

Dinosaurs 4D+: Amazing AR Dinosaurs App for Better Learning in 2021 1

Dinosaurs 4D+: Amazing AR Dinosaurs App for Better Learning in 2021 2

Dinosaurs 4D+: Amazing AR Dinosaurs App for Better Learning in 2021 3

Dinosaurs 4D+: Amazing AR Dinosaurs App for Better Learning in 2021 4

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