If you are looking to create multi-media notebooks with your students you’ll definitely want to check out bindrs. This completely free tool supports group projects and is as simple to use as a paper notebook. It utilizes social media channels like Facebook and Twitter to help bring students together to create, update and share projects. All of their work and chats are private and safely storied in one place.
Teachers can follow the whole group’s project and give feedback throughout the process. It’s accessible on all devices including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones. Instead of sending lots of emails to one another students and teachers can work together all in one place.
Check out bindrs by visiting their website, or search for “bindrs” on Facebook. You can even contact the bindrs team for support with a trial at your school!
ProjectWriter is a new web tool that lets teachers design projects step-by-step. Users start off by naming their project and adding assignments for students to complete, such as answering a question by submitting a piece of writing. As soon as they complete the task you can view their work and offer feedback. Students can then review the work of their peers anonymously.
It’s a great tool for conducting group nonfiction writing projects for History/Social Studies, Science, Technical Subjects, or English Language Arts. ProjectWriter gives teachers the opportunity to break down units of study into smaller sections. This lets students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and terms being taught. ProjectWriter also offers built-in vocabulary tools and teacher-created student accounts.
ProjectWriter is free for teachers and easy to use, learn more by visiting their website!
I am a big fan of Google collaboration tools that make it easy for teachers and students to work together on shared documents. It can make completing a class project easier and help students connect with their peers at any time of the school day. Over the past few months the iOS apps for Google tools have been updated to make creating, collaborating, and sharing even easier than before. Users can move from one device to another and pick up right where they left off.
Google Slides makes it easy for a group of students to create a presentation together or for peers and teachers to offer feedback. With the Google Slides app for iPads kids can log in and practice a presentation, make changes on the go, and check in on projects they are completing with their peers.
Check out Google Slides for iOS devices in the Apple App Store!
This app is also available on Android devices.