Digital Tools for Daily Instruction


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)


Splashtop Personal

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


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



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

Example: 4th Grade Resources Symbaloo
Big image



  • 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



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

Ideas for Classroom Use:

How to use Padlet



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

Ideas for Classroom Use:

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


How to ThingLink!


Taking Screenshots

Two options:

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


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


Sarah Burgess

4th Grade Math Teacher

Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School