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Hilliard U 2015. The 10 best classroom tools for gathering feedback. Getting feedback from your students can serve multiple purposes: it can help you understand your students’ comprehension of the material, it can give you insight into what teaching methods work or don’t work, and it can help engage students in their learning process by knowing they have a voice that is heard.

The 10 best classroom tools for gathering feedback

Not only can feedback offer insight for both teachers and students, it can be an integral part of group work and classroom time, given the plethora of connected devices in the hands of our students these days. That said, there are a lot of classroom tools available for gathering feedback. You can poll students or have them create a survey for a project, use clickers and other classroom response type tools in real time, get feedback on teaching methods, and more. But which tools are best? We’ve collected a few of our favorites and listed them below, along with some of the activities they’re best for.

Twitter Socrative Verso Plickers Doodle Polldaddy Poll Everywhere Google Forms Kahoot. For Storytelling Projects, Cool New Multimedia Tools. Paul Salopek and Ahmed Kabil Writing will always be important, but weaving text, images, sound, and presentation together can give students more and different ways to express themselves.

For Storytelling Projects, Cool New Multimedia Tools

Easy-to-use online tools allow students the opportunity to create multimedia projects that demonstrate knowledge and develop useful skills. Check out these new three tools on the scene. Launched less than a year ago, Meograph lets users create professional-looking multimedia presentations using video, audio, images, text, timelines, maps, and links.

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Online Teacher Tools. Present. Engage. Grow. - Presentain. Movenote. Simple free learning tools for students and teachers. Popplet. Game-based blended learning & classroom response system. PowToon, free business presentation software animated video maker and PowerPoint alternative.

Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. 50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners. 50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh.

50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know. Educators need only utilize the tools available, most of them for free. Some of the animation links catalogued here will give educators very basic tools and histories of animation while others have the animation already created and set in motion, it’s just a matter of sharing it with students. Educators need to decide which tool is best for them. One of the easiest ways to animate, however, isn’t with your own camera and modeling clay, it’s with your links to sites that hand you everything within their own forums. 1. 2. 3. 10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have. 13 New to Me Free Tech Tools I Can’t Wait to Use. I had the pleasure of being at SLATE (technology conference here in Wisconsin) the last two days, and beside the wonderful people I got to connect and re-connect with, there was also one session that made me terribly excited.

13 New to Me Free Tech Tools I Can’t Wait to Use

And while I am not usually one to share tech tools, these are all pretty easy, free and fantastic. All of this come courtesy of Mickey Chavannes @mchavannes. Doceri - This is an iPad app that students can use to take pictures and then annotate it through their voice or drawing. You can then upload it to YoutTube for later viewing. Way I would use it: What a great way to assess students in anything!

Peanutgallery - I had forgotten about this Chrome extension one but it is a way for students to narrate over already made black and white films. Way I would use it: Besides just being fun I think this would be great to check for student inference and comprehension. can they create an accurate narration to fit the movie by picking up on the clues? Like this: Like Loading... TodaysMeet. Free and Safe Text Messaging for Teachers. A safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents.

Free and Safe Text Messaging for Teachers

Free. By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Service. I’m a student or parent All phone numbers are kept private Schedule texts to be sent at a later date Messages are one-way, so students & parents cannot reply Apple App Store Google Play Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors. Parents – please remember to turn in permission slips before the 17th! Tomorrow is the final day to order yearbooks! Report Cards will be coming home on Friday Parents – On the ground in Rome in baggage claim. Go to room 276 today! Study for tomorrow’s vocab quiz – right side of blue sheet. If you’re reading this right now you should have your notes out and be paying attention. Stormboard - Online Brainstorming and Planning. Add a sticky note and post it online with dot voting.

Award-winning LMS for teachers and school administrators. Knowmia - Update Your Browser. An App for Teachers to Create Educational Portfolios of Student Work with an iPhone, iPad, or Android Smartphone. RubiStar Home. 9 Great Classroom Web Apps You May Have Missed.

There are so many useful websites for educators; it is inevitable that some get missed.

9 Great Classroom Web Apps You May Have Missed

Here is a list of some lesser known classroom web apps that might come in handy next year… 1. A Web Whiteboard A touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets you use your device to easily draw, collaborate with others, and even share them. Works on a wide range of browsers and devices. 2. Ever had files at home that you wanted to use in school? 3.