Web Based Tools

SuperTeacherTools - Use templates to create flash review games such as Jeopardy, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Hangman, and more.

neoK12 – Resource for compiled links to educational videos, lessons, and games

WatchKnowLearn - Free, organized educational videos

Tagxedo – Turns groups of words into artistic, engaging word clouds 

StoryBird – Quickly create a collaborative story

Bubbl – Create virtual brainstorms and mind maps

BitStrips – Curriculum-connected activities and comic-making

Museum Box - Build up a description of an event, person, or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.

TerraClues - Create your own Google Maps scavenger hunts, or access scavenger hunts created by others.

Snagit, Jing, Camtasia - These screen capture video software programs are making it easy for instructors to give online tutorials.

Kid Blog - Designed specifically for younger students; Kid Blog provides a safe opportunity for children to start up their own blog connected to the classroom.

Glogster EDU - Glogster allows students to collage pictures, text, video, and custom graphics to create a visually appealing presentation for their latest project. The Glogs are easy to make and share!

Live Binders - Those handy three ring binders are now digital. Using the same idea as pinning and bookmarking, the binder allows educators to collect and organize resources for lesson plans. The Live Binder can also work for students who are amassing resources for a big project. You can also browse other binders and share your own.

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TestWiz

HoJo’s Teaching Adventures – K-8

Kleinspiration – K-8 Inspiration

 

Formative Assessments
You can easily use these different resources to check for understanding before, during, or after your lesson.

Formative Assessments are Easier Than You Think Blog

Padlet and Lino are virtual corkboards that students can leave a sticky note, and they can do it any time or anywhere. They don’t have to set up an account – you just give them a URL.

TodaysMeet is a backchannel.  A backchannel is a way for students to participate in learning as the lesson progresses.  In real time, they can ask questions or make comments while the lesson is taught.  They can also answer a questions that you might pose to them.  (I would suggest you only have it open during class time only – as the students can chat with each other – so it should always be monitored.)

UnderstoodIt is online polling software that also has a “Confused” button which students can click on.  In real time, the teacher can see the percentage of students that understand.  The free account allows 5 questions and 2 presentation uploads a month.

Poll Everywhere is online polling software that makes it easy to gather live responses from your students.

Socrative: The teacher creates an account and a room and then the students go to the site and enter the room number to answer questions (multiple choice, T/F, open response, etc.) You can create quizzes, ask one question, or even create an Exit Ticket the students must complete before they leave the room.

Tutorials:

Padlet: (formerly known as Wallwisher) http://kochsage.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhAxV2Yp_Mw

Lino:  http://vimeo.com/52440597 ,

TodaysMeet:  http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/todaysMeet/, http://k-12.pisd.edu/guide/todaysmeet/todaysmeet-teachers.pdf

Understoodit:  https://understoodit.com/faq

Poll Everywhere: http://www.polleverywhere.com/how-it-works , http://fcpe.adelphi.edu/services/workshop/polleverywhere_tutorial.pdf , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfgkN2zZIlA

Socrative: http://www.socrative.com/how-it-works , http://thecfm3rd.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/4/9/12495189/socrative_tutorial.pdf , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaxdAXd7ijc , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIn0FUzyDuE