Digital Tools for Daily Instruction

Quizizz

Create a Quizizz || Play Quizizz


  • Alternative to Kahoot
  • Interactive game for formative assessment
  • Students complete at their own pace
  • Can jumble questions and answers
  • Questions can last from 5 seconds to 15 minutes
  • Images are placed in the background (downside)

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Splashtop Personal

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id382509315


  • iPad app - $4.99
  • Control computer from your tablet or smartphone
  • Teach from around the room

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Mirroring Tools

  • Computer Software
  • One license per computer
  • Can mirror unlimited devices
  • Cheaper than Apple TV
  • All options offer 7 day free trial


Ideas for Classroom Use:

  • Mobile document camera
  • Use IPEVO Whiteboard app (free) to annotate over real-time camera
  • Mobile interactive whiteboard
  • Display iPad apps

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Symbaloo

https://www.symbaloo.com/


  • Visual bookmarking tool
  • Easily share websites, videos, etc. with students
  • Can be embedded into Canvas


Example: 4th Grade Resources Symbaloo
Big image

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Nearpod

https://www.nearpod.com/


  • Create interactive presentations
  • Formative assessments with instant data
  • Share student responses with whole group
  • Live sessions and "homework" sessions available
  • Compatible with any device
  • Teachers control via tablet or computer
  • Can be embedded into Canvas or shared via Google Classroom
  • Free to an extent


Sample Slideshow

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Padlet

https://padlet.com/


  • Online collaboration tool
  • Very easy to use
  • Attach pictures, videos, links, documents, etc.


Ideas for Classroom Use:

How to use Padlet

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ThingLink

https://www.thinglink.com/


  • Make images interactive
  • Can be embedded into Canvas, Padlet, etc.


Ideas for Classroom Use:

  • Organize videos, links, etc.
  • Label diagrams, maps, etc.
  • Introduce vocabulary


Examples:

How to ThingLink!

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Taking Screenshots

Two options:

1. Use Mac shortcuts
  • Part of a screen: Command-Shift-4
  • Fullscreen: Command-Shift-3
  • Saves to desktop


or


2. Download Snip (free)

  • Click scissors at top of computer or...
  • Use shortcut Control-Command-A (can change)
  • Can change destination folder
  • Can add shapes, arrows, text, and writing


On a Chromebook:

  • Part of a screen: Control-Shift-Window Switcher
  • Whole screen: Control-Window Switcher

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Sarah Burgess

4th Grade Math Teacher

Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School


seburgess@lenoircityschools.net