Online tools to facilitate learning

Take Charge of your learning!

Effective use of technology should happen across the curriculum using strategies that research shows deepen and enhance the learning process. It should support four key components of learning: active engagement, group participation, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world issues and experts. Effective technology use is achieved when it is routine and transparent and when technology supports curricular goals.

Assessment Timeline

Formative assessments can be used to predict higher performance, increased engagement and success on summative assessments. Effective assessment timelines should be used to meet all of the goals listed below:
  • gauging student needs
  • encouraging collaboration and self direction
  • monitoring progress
  • checking understanding and encouraging meta-cognition
  • demonstrating understanding
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Before the Lesson

Google Form - Create and administer survey then view results in spreadsheet.
KWL Chart - Illustration of thoughts. Brainstorm, organize and visualize ideas.
Linoit - Post questions, upload documents, videos and images and discuss and post responses with sticky notes using a variety of colors and font sizes.
Poll Everywhere - Audience response system using twitter, web, and mobile phones.
Socrative - Online student response system that uses cell phone, computer, tablets to respond to questions.
Stixy - Collaborate online using electronic bulletin board.
Thinking Tools - Collaborate, share ideas or debate with others
Tricider - Brainstorm, discuss and collaborate on ideas. Use vote function to come to consensus.

During the Lesson

AnswerGarden - Quick short answer questions to assess student knowledge.
Classtools - Create free games, quizzes, activities and diagrams that can be hosted on blogs or websites.
Intel Assessing Projects Library - Database of rubrics and checklists by grade level and aligned to 21st Century Skills
Screencast-o-matic - Online screen capture and screencasting.

Demonstrating Understanding of Concepts

Animoto - Use pictures, text and music to create videos.
Goanimate - Online animated video.
Livebinder - Three ring binder for the web.
One True Media - Video creation mixing photos and video with effects included on site.
Photo Peach - Picture shows with captions, music, images and quizzes.
Smore - Online Flyer with text, video and images.
Symbaloo - Organize visual bookmarks of personal websites.
Thinglink - Create interactive image that may include video, documents and text.
Weebly - Design a website or blog to share text, documents or video.

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