Digital Classrooms & Journals
LaRenda Norman - DLC - Geek Week Volume 4
This is a short review of a few different of apps used for learning purposes.
Create assignments to flip your classroom: Use the "question sheets" in an assignment like the slides in a whiteboard app to include images, text, and audio to deliver your lesson. Have kids write, draw, upload photos, or record audio to respond to your lesson.
Skaffl is a tool for distributing, completing, and grading work on the iPad. Teachers create classes and then share each class's unique access code with their students, who can then use that code to enroll in the class via their own Skaffl login. Teachers then create three types of activities: an in-app assignment, a student dropbox, or a handout.
Seesaw is a digital portfolio that allows kids to save and submit a variety of work -- videos, photos, text, and drawings. They can reflect on their work in writing or with a voice recording when they submit it, and teachers can offer feedback as well. Teachers can then approve items to make them accessible to parents.
Seesaw - iPad APP
Classkick - iPad app
Real-Time Student Whiteboards
Classkick helps teachers do real-time checks for understanding. The software makes a student’s tablet work like an electronic whiteboard: Students have a space to work out problems and complete assignments, and a teacher can track students’ work through a screenshot of all students’ workspace. Teachers can also add comments to individual student workspaces or offer “hints” to classes as a whole.
Classkick is a magic tablet workspace where students do teacher-made assignments and get immediate help from their instructor and classmates.
Skaffl - iPad - app
Bonus - WeLearnedIt & Scootpad
ScootPad is a website that attempts to tie together the various tasks and routines of an elementary school classroom into a single online platform. Kids can practice math, reading, and spelling, all while receiving immediate feedback. You can assign kids customized learning paths, then track and reward their progress.
With this social-learning platform created by the makers of eduClipper, teachers can create project-based assignments complete with rubrics and attachments that can be pulled from DropBox, Google Drive, the device's camera or camera roll, or the Internet.
Using a drag-and-drop interface, you can organize videos, text, links, images, and quizzes into cubes, then organize them to create lessons, or "canvases, " for your students to complete independently.