Fun Sites for Teachers

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https://shakeuplearning.com/blog/15-collaborative-tools-for-your-classroom-that-are-not-google/

This article is great for the teacher wanting to shake things up a bit.  The name of the article is “15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom that are Not Google.  The tools introduced in this article are as follows:

 

  • Pear Deck
  • Flipgrid
  • Padlet
  • Nearpod
  • Skype
  • Seesaw
  • Kahoot
  • Book Creator
  • CoSpaces
  • Buncee
  • OneNote
  • WeVideo
  • Classcraft
  • InsertLearning
  • Soundtrap

This educator has used Skype before to bring in community involvement to the classroom as well as Facetime.  I once used Skype to interview a missionary in another country in front of VBS students at church.  I also like the Kahoot app.  Students can use whatever device they have at their desk to participate.  What app do you enjoy?

Technology Tool: Kahoot.

Kahoot is a great tool to do quick student assessment to find out if the teacher needs to reteach or move on.  It spurs on student engagement and rigor.  One can create his own quiz or game, or use one that is already created.

A challenge of Kahoot may be the recognition of students that are not sure of their answers.  It might create anxiety with the time restraints but most students enjoy using this tool.

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