E-Learning Digest

Issue 1

Welcome to issue 1

The E-learning Digest is a series of short articles to give teachers ideas for new resources that can be used in the classroom. Each issue will give you two or three resources to ponder.

Plickers

Plickers is a really simple app that helps get feedback very quickly. All that is needed is for the teacher to sign up at Plickers and then download the app (Apple or Android). There are also cards that can be printed out that the students then hold up to answer questions and the teacher then scans the cards with the phone/tablet's camera. The answers are collected instantly and are saved on the Plickers website where results can be viewed.

From their website:
"Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices"
"Focus more on teaching, less on set-up. No waiting for students to log-in on a computer or even open the right app."
Plickers.com

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Padlet

Padlet is a simple tool that can be used for collaborative work. It features drag and drop functionality and video and images can easily be inserted. Padlet can be used for creating timelines or for group discussions. Padlets are embeddable and will be able to be embedded in the VLE (which will be coming soon).
Padlet.com

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