Easy Online Tools to Engage and Assess
A backchannel used to connect with your students in real time. Post comments or questions, or conduct a public discussion.
Looking for a new way for students to present information? Try Smore. Students can use this Web 2.0 tool to design beautiful online flyers and publish them instantly.
A Cupcake Story
Do your students love social networking on Facebook? Then they'll love Fakebook. Students can create a fake Facebook page to chart the plot of a book, the development of a character, a series of historical events, the debates and relationships between people, and so on.
by Read/Write/Think. The Trading Cards app allows students a unique way to share their understanding of various topics, to build study aids for school, or to create their own fictional world of characters. Create trading cards for any number of categories, including: fictional person, real person, fictional place, real place, object, event, vocabulary word. Each catagory has specific guiding questions for creating a dynamic, information-rich trading card. Summarizing skills are critical as they drill down to the most important information to fit on the card. In addtion, they become aware of writing for an audience because they can share their cards with others. Part of the appeal of trading cards is being able to sort them into collections. Have students build a collection of cards for characters from their favorite book, landmarks in their favorite city, events from a period in history they find interesting, or vocabulary words by school subject.
Prezi allows students to transform their presentations. Stale PowerPoints are a thing of the past. Seeing is believing and a picture can tell a thousand words, but a picture doesn’t tell an entire story. A visual story has a flow and narrative, where images and words work together to present an idea or lesson. Use Prezi’s open canvas to construct a story arc, where visual context leads the viewer on a path of discovery.
Prezi Tutorial: Getting Started
A student-specific response system that works with any Internet-connected device, including iPads. Teachers push questions, prompts, and quizzes out to students' devices in private virtual classrooms. In an Infuse Learning room a teacher can give students a wide variety of formats in which to respond to a question or prompt. Students can reply to prompts and questions in standard multiple choice, true/false, and short answer formats. But Infuse Learning also offers an option for students to reply by creating drawings or diagrams on their laptops or iPads.
InfuseLearning - iPad/Tablet Learner Response Solution
A student response system using Smart phones, iPads or computers. Teacher can administer quizzes, pulse checks, and exit tickets with no advance preparation or can develop and implement more extensive planned quizzes.
Socrative in the Classroom
This app turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping, and talking. Explain a math formula, create an animated lesson, add commentary to your photos, diagram a sports play. With voice recording, realistic digital ink, photos and text, and simple sharing. Now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.
How to use Educreations