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The Assignment Wizard by Knowmia!

A Great Place for Teachers AND Students!

I love Knowmia!  I host more of my video’s here than on YouTube – both are great places, Knowmia passes our school district’s internet filters.  I wanted to share about how to create an assignment with their assignment wizard.  This a super great way to break longer videos into shorter mini-lessons that are all connected.  You can add questions for the students to answer or you can just line up your videos for the students to view.  Being a math teacher, I have set up my assignments without any questions in the middle, but with their new equation editor added into the mix, I may change my mind 🙂

To use the Assignment Wizard, you will need a Knowmia account, just sign up right here.  Once you have created your profile (and maybe uploaded a view videos) simply click the Create New Assignment button toward the bottom of the page.

The top of the assignment wizard page - this is where you choose how to set up your assignment.

The top of the assignment wizard page – this is where you choose how to set up your assignment.

From here you can set up anything you want your assignment to do.  Give your assignment a name, choose the subject area, name the class the assignment is intended for, list a due date, a personal note, length of time expected and opening instructions for the students to read.  On the right hand side of the page are some particulars – do you want the assignment online?  Is there a date to lock the assignment? Will you allow students to skip forward?  Turn in incomplete assignments?  Allow students to modify answers before submitting?  Allow students to modify answers after submitting?  Show students if they answered correctly after the question?  Show students at the end of the assignment which questions are correct?  You can be notified when a students completes that assignment and you can allow students to respond to your feed back.  Quite a lot to choose from for this section, but this part does not take long to go through and set up.

This is where the magic happens!

Now you are ready to set up your assignment, start by uploading a pdf file (or whatever you use) to give your kids the opportunity to print off anything they may need during the lesson.  Create your slides (if you can create slides on powerpoint or keynote you will do fine).  You have the option to pull in external videos (those not hosted on Knowmia) for the kids to view.  Scroll just a little further down and there are your videos to choose from.  I have over 500 videos hosted on Knowmia, so I have several to choose from 🙂

Choose your video lessons for your assignment right here! If you have lots of videos, it may be a good idea to favorites the ones you want to use.

For those of you that uploaded lots of videos, you may go through and favorite the ones for your assignment.  They will be grouped together in section right below your hosted videos.  It is then just a matter of clicking the little plus sign to add your videos to the assignment.  Once you have your videos set up in your assignment, you can drag them all around and arrange them (and your slides) into any order that you need for your class.  DONE!

The entire process can take as long or as short a time to create, depending on how involved your lesson is going to be.  The great thing is – once a lesson is created its there!  If you need to make a tweak to it, you can!  You need a major overhaul later, no problem!  Its a great resource for teachers that are looking for a way to really involve the students and make the learning process even stronger!

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About Scott

My name is Scott. After 18.5 years as a high school math teacher in public education I have made the move to become a full time PhD student. This decisions was difficult, but has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. Teaching in high school was an incredible experience for me, so leaving an environment that I loved for the unknown was a challenge. As I high school teacher, I taught almost every math course that could be offered. I was able to earn National Board Certification in Young Adult Math. I was honored as my building Teacher of the Year, no mean feat at Edmond Memorial High School!! My career changed as I became fascinated with educational technology and all of the things that it can do for teachers. I flipped my class. I used iPads and blogging (in high school math!!). I started using gamification and mastery learning. I changed my practice. I chose to go back to school to learn as much as I could. To bring that knowledge from academia and research to the teacher on the front line. I have had the opportunity to present at several conferences and share what I have learned with others. Its through these connections that we can be the best teachers we can for our students. They deserve it and we sell ourselves short when we don't give it. I love talking with teachers about change. About incorporating educational technology. About the power that they have to change lives. My blog space is me, it shares my passions and frustrations, my joys and my learnings. If you are interested in what I am studying, please visit my graduate school pages. If you are interested in the flipped classroom, I have some links to get your started. I would love to meet you! Do not hesitate to reach out! I would enjoy the opportunity to work with your staff or trade ideas with your teachers - let me know! Have a great day! #BeBrilliant

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