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New activity: Slideshow

Write a comment (0) 06th of March 2013

Today we announce that there is available a new kind of activity that can be used to present learning content to the users.

Up to now we had at our disposal activities to practice but in some cases it was necessary to show contents. To fill this gap we have developed the Educaplay slideshow Activities.

SlideShow activities can be used to collect some contents and show it in a well-organized, pedagogic and visually attractive way. Internet offers a lot of info, but it must be correctly selected and presented to make it educational.

Educaplay slideshows are composed by a sequence of slides that can be show sequentially (with the top menu on the activity) or navigation-free (with the bottom menu on the activity). 

With some predesigned formats you will be able to create slides with text, images, audio files and Youtube videos easily, and combine all those resources in the same slide.

In this slideshow you will be shown how to read population pyramids with text, images and Youtube videos in a funny way.

You can find out more info about the Slideshow page.

A warm hug for all educaplayers.

New Interactive Map features with HTML5

Write a comment (0) 18th of February 2013

 

There are already available Educaplay interactive maps in HTML5. It implies that now you can use them in any device, even in those not supporting Flash (tablets, ipad, smartphone etc).
 
And there is much more. We have extend maps functionallities with the following improvements:
 
Maps can be used to evaulate the knwoledge (Game), as a demonstration to show information (Demonstration ) or both of them. This functionallity is only available in the HTML5 version, having no effect on the Flash version of the activity. For example, if we want to learn the districts of London first we could see them over a map and study its distribution and then check with the game if we have memorized them or not.
 
 
When using interactive maps as demonstration, it is possible to create interactive images that aims us to discover and extend information with text and links to resources such as webpages, videos, wikis, etc. (Sample: London Districts)
 
Demonstration can be configured in two different ways. Sequence allows to discover different points in a predeefined order. Menwhile, free mode allows the student to discover by his own the info of each point. (Sample: Muscles of the Human Body)
 
Another new feature is the possiblity to zoom over the image. This feature avoids density of points problem, allowing the students to apply a zoom to increase the size of the image an accurate the precission on the image.

 

 

Authors can also specify an audio for each point on the map to be used as a clue. This feature has been requested by a great amount of Educaplayers, most of them music teachers or foreign language teachers.

You can also print any interactive map in three different ways: Learn, Mark or Write. (Print preview sample)
 
Once the interactive map activitie is finished, a feed-back page will be shown, allowing the user to discover if their answers were right or wrong, and see more info about the points defined on the interactive map.
 
New interactive map activites have been adaptive designed to be correctly displayed independently of the device's dimmensions.
 
Those features improves significantly the possibilities of interactive map activities. Do not hesitate to exploit those improvements in your lessons, and make your classes more entertained and educative than ever before.
 
Hugs to all educaplayers

 

Educaplay enters into the Nordic countries: Activities in swedish

Write a comment (0) 12th of February 2013

 

We are pleased to announce the translation of the Educaplay activities to swedish.

Thanks to Carl Philip Wetterqvist for his help in our quest to open new horizons for Educaplay. 

 

 

Swedish Educaplayers, welcome to the community!!

 

Sign in Educaplay with your Social Network's profile

Write a comment (0) 23rd of November 2012

From now on you can sign in Educaplay with your Social Network's profile.

Nowadays social Networks are completely integrated in our daylife. Taking advance of this, we have adapted our site to enable you to sign up in Educaplay via your social network profile.

If you are already registered in Educaplay, click on your social network whenever you want to sign in Educaplay and both profiles will be linked. You can link your Educaplay account with as many social network profiles as you want.

If don't have an Educaplay account yet you will be able to create your profile and create your own activities, register your scores and take advance of all the chances offered to Educaplay users.

How to use Educaplay groups properly

Write a comment (0) 12th of November 2012

There has been some cases that teachers have noticed that they couldn't access to their students' scores, but students ensure that they have completed the activities.

The reason of this situation is that those users achieved the activities without being logged in the platform.

Due to this, the platform could not recognize the users and was unable to link to the users the score they were achieving.

 

This is why we strongly recommend you to warn your students about this situation and advise them that the best way to play your Educaplay collections is as follows:

  • My Educaplay > My Groups > Participation in Groups *

 

In that section, they only have to click over the group they belongs to, and inside the group's page they will have a link to the collection shared with them. That way will register their score correctly and would be available for the teacher.

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