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BoomWriter: A Fun Twist on Collaborative Writing. 5 Ways to Use Flipgrid in the Classroom - Ashleigh's Education Journey. Share on StumbleUpon0 shares on StumbleUpon Share on Facebook8 shares on Facebook There are so many new resources that allow teachers incorporate technology into the classroom that it can be overwhelming at times. I’ve found that it’s best for me to slow down and pick a few things that I want to focus on and learn well.

Otherwise, I do a lot of things poorly. I also make it a point for the technology I integrate to fit with my curriculum and instruction-not to make my curriculum and instruction fit with a particular type of technology. One new resource that I’ve been really excited about is Flipgrid. You can sign up for a free, that’s right FREE, account to get started. The first step is the only place where I was a bit confused. You will then be able to create a topic for discussion. As you set up your topic, you can scroll down to customize the experience for your students. In the Response Features, you can choose a few more specifics for your students. 7 Ways to Use Educreations in Different Subject Areas - Goodwinnovate. I am excited to share with you app ideas for the classroom. I am going try to feature a different app or app idea weekly on my blog.

My ideas today will feature the app Educreations. It is a FREE white board app that we use all the time in my classroom. Lots of times we just use it as a whiteboard because it is so easy for students to understand. To use the app in your classroom you will want to sign up for a free account here. Check out 7 different ways we used the Educreations App in different subjects. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I hope you have some new ideas for using Educreations in the classroom. 5+ Ways to Use ThingLink for Teaching and Learning - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - DigLN, EdTech.

What is ThingLink? ThingLink is a free and user friendly digital tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image into an interactive graphic. Create multiple “hot spots” on specific parts of an image and turn that image into a multimedia launcher. Include video, record audio or provide a link to any website with the click of a button. Easily embed an interactive ThingLink graphic into any blog or website. My Journey with ThingLink As someone who is actively engaged in the never-ending search for free and user friendly digital tools, I was thrilled to discover ThingLink.

Ways to Use ThingLink for Teaching and Learning Once you experiment with ThingLink I’m sure you will come up with many ways to use it for teaching and learning. 1. ThingLink provides teachers with opportunities to design multimedia rich student driven learning experiences that offer flexible learning paths to meet the diverse learning needs of all students. 2. 3. 4. 5. More Ways to Use ThingLink. Using NoRedInk to Improve Student Writing and Grammar Skills. The Common Core emphasizes the need for students to develop strong writing and communication skills.

While this is an important skill, many of our students struggle with grammar development. This barrier can cause our students to lack the communication skills necessary to achieve this goal. NoRedInk is a free website and Edmodo App for teachers to provide students with practice assignments and quizzes to help them develop grammar and writing skills. How does it work?

1. 2. 3. You can create assignments or quizzes on capitalization, apostrophes, commonly misspelled words, colons, commas, and pronouns. 4. 5. Why It Helps Students In the digital age, it is important for students to learn at their own pace. Why It Helps Teachers Addressing the Common Core is all of our jobs and is no longer isolated to Language Arts classrooms. Want to See It Work? Check out my video tutorial below! ClassFlow: Create Dynamic and Interactive Lessons for the 1:1 Classroom. How to Use the Seesaw App in the Classroom - Teacher Hints & Tips. The Seesaw App – Instagram for your Class The Seesaw app is described as a student-driven digital portfolio. But, from the stories from our Instagram followers, it is much more than that, plus, it’s free! Seesaw empowers students of any age to create, reflect, collaborate and share. It allows for family members to use the Seesaw app to keep up to date with their child’s learning, and easily communicate between school and home.

“It’s like Instagram for the class! In an age where, as teachers, we are swamped with new apps, teaching programs, teaching resources, digital technologies, curriculum documents etc, it’s often hard to work out what to try and what is not worth the time and effort! When I asked our Instagram community about the Seesaw app, I was bombarded with messages about how they currently use this app and how helpful it is in their day to day teaching. So, I present to you some hints, tips and benefits to using this amazing free resource in your classroom. Peer Feedback. 10 ways to use Nearpod in the Classroom - Last week, Nick Acton, Primary Apple Specialist Trainer and Apple Curriculum Coordinator at JTRS, shared ideas on how to make the most out of Nearpod in the classroom. We are re-posting the original article he posted at Learning Inspired. Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The app’s concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quiz’s, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, Web Content and so on.

The children can access a teacher’s presentation through a code. The app is ‘web based’ and is accessible on a ‘log in’ basis. 1) Simple Presentation Delivery At it’s most simple, you can use Nearpod as a substitute for other presentation tools. 2) Personalised Provision Following on from the idea of using Nearpod as a simple presentation tool, you could isolate the the use of the app to one child or a small group. 3) Distributing Resources 4) Live and Formative Assessment 5) Ongoing Assessment.

NewsELA: BEST Reading Website Ever! Today I come to you with THE best reading resource I have found since I started in Intermediate Land {and this statement is not even a hyperbole}. Several weeks ago I was perusing Tracee Orman’s 1:1 Technology Board and went to reading teacher heaven. She featured a website called News ELA and within the hour I had added my 94 kiddos. News ELA is a website that offers free current events and news articles for teachers and students. With hundreds of articles {that are updated weekly}, articles on War & Peace, Science, Kids, Money, Law, Health, and Arts are all featured.

Once you sign up for an account, you can view the articles online or print them out. The kicker??? When you set up your class, you receive a class code that students use to create their own accounts. Now comes the accountability. The quizzes are based on the Lexile Leveled article students read. Since this is a website resource {not an app}, I created an iPad Icon for my students’ iPads. Sweet! CommonLit: An Online Library of Free Texts.