Over the past few months I’ve highlighted tons of great features about Standards Planner. Their Google Drive integration is by far the most convenient to teachers using this platform in their classroom. This free web app is easy to setup and you can connect to your Google files with one click.
Standards Planner is also continuing to build out their app store which includes thousands of free resources to choose from. Assessment, instruction, and even gamification learning companies are currently partnering with Standards Planner to bring all instructional material into one page. All teachers need to do is find the resource from their left tool bar app center and drop it onto the calendar to the right.
Additional features such as calendar and document sharing, district vetting, and others are available. Learn more by visiting their site!
Earlier this year I featured Edusight
, a fantastic tool for teachers. Edusight has spent the last three months perfecting Edusight Notes
. Teachers can now easily take photos or notes on their iPads and create student portfolios to share with students and parents – all for free.
Thousands of K-12 teachers from hundreds of schools across North America have been loving and using Edusight every day since their launch this past Fall.
Download the iPad app
or watch this video
for a quick overview of Edusight Notes!
Class Responder allows you to interact in real time with every student in class using smartphones, tablets, or personal computers. Teachers can assign lessons through Class Responder and students will automatically see the assignment and respond with their answers. You can review each student’s individual responses or compare responses on a class level in order to measure understanding.
With Class Responder teachers can create their own lessons or assign pre-made lessons that meet state and national standards. Every pre-made Lesson was created by teachers, for teachers. The quizzes you create can be multiple choice, true/false, or short answer. Teachers can conduct on-the-spot polling, assign lessons as classwork or homework, assignments can be teacher-paced or self-paced, measures comprehension on an individual and class level, email results of completed by question, by activity, or by individual. Class Responder was developed by Teacher Created Resources, an educational publishing company well-known for their fantastic educational resources.
Visit Class Responder’s website to learn more or watch this video!
I’m so excited to announce that today my iBook Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond is now absolutely free!
This iBook includes multimedia content that will help you get started using powerful scannable technology in your classroom!
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Versal is a creative tool for teachers that brings learning to life for students. With this interactive course creator users can combine text, video, images, quizzes and customizable elements. It’s a versatile platform for teachers looking to engage their students with high-quality content. Versal is perfect for blended learning environments and helps students stay on track when they are outside of the classroom.
This free tool gives teachers the flexibility to create and publish full length courses or short assignments. Students can collaborate within the course to work with their peers as they explore content you’ve created for them. Teachers can decide how to organize their course and can even add customizable gadgets from Versal’s collection.
If you’re looking for a new way to reach your students visit Versal’s website to sign up and learn more!
DIC-DIC is an educational game for students that lets them practice writing and letter-sound matching. Children can choose from varying levels of difficulty and whether or not they want to use clues. It’s a great choice for kids practicing their first language and for building vocabulary in a foreign language.
With DIC-DIC students can keep track of their progress by recording achievements for each level and language. They’ll hear native speakers in each language section of the app. DIC-DIC has no ads or in-app purchases making it a great safe space for students of all ages. Your children can build their spelling strength and practice essential literacy skills all in one place.
Visit DIC-DIC’s website to watch a video overview and learn more about their app!