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Exploring Tech to Make Thinking Visible: Presentation from #InnEdCo18
Visible Thinking: Looking for information on how to use routines and protocols to help you help your students make their thinking visible? Explore this site to find all you need--and more!
Seesaw: Student driven digital portfolios and simple parent communication--lots of amazing features for students to share their voice!
Padlet: online bulletin board; use to pose open-ended questions, brainstorm, answer questions, share quotes from text, pose document-based questions using primary sources, write to explain math problems.
Pear Deck: Pear Deck works to make any slide presentation interactive with collaboration, writing, response to questions, and more. It works with any slide presentation program you're used to. In fact, you can even import your old PowerPoints, Google Slides, and PDFs to turn them into powerful interactive Pear Decks right from your Google Drive. Freemium platform so be aware.
Wizer Create online, interactive worksheets or visible thinking activities that can be easily distributed and graded online,
Kahoot! is a game-based classroom response system and educational platform. Use it with your students to introduce new concepts and find out what students already know, exit ticket questions, review quizzes, and more. Kahoot! initiates peer-led discussions, with students left on the edge of their seats. Warning: it could get noisy with this action-packed game!
Quizizz is a game-based classroom response system and offers students a fun way to review, create their own games, exit tickets, review, and more. Keeps students (and adults) engaged!
Socrative is a cloud-based student response system. It allows teachers to create tests, quizzes, and polls. Tests are immediately scored, and available to download. Easy to analyze data. Tag questions with Common Core learning strands available. Fun review opportunities with Space Race (or bikes, or bears, oh my!)
Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students to practice vocabulary and key learning concepts. Easily create flashcards, provide a link to students , or print off flashcards and quizzes for hands-on practice too. In order to use online assessment, teaachers pay $25 per year.
TodaysMeet is a backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners. Students join fast, easy to start rooms with no sign up, and can immediately start powerful conversations that augment the traditional classroom. Great way for students to ask questions during class presentations, discussions...even quiet kids have a voice now!
GoFormative is an educator-created site. Its goal is to provide teachers with an immediate opportunity to assess student growth and differentiate learning through real-time feedback. Teachers create or upload an assignment and indicate where/how students are to answer. Options for answering include: multiple choice, numeric, text, drawing or taking a picture. Create different classes easily with different class access codes. Instantly check comprehension. Watch the video, and then click the button to go to the site, should you desire.
Plickers Use Plickers for quick, engaging assessment. All students able to participate, it's fun, and interactive. Keep students interested by mixing up your formative assessment and quick checks.
Stile Education a learning platform that provides teachers with one place to create lessons, share when ready (schedule the release of lessons in advance) and combine all learning tools in one place from multiple choice to true and false to graphing to mind mapping to sharing videos and images and even to have a real-time class discussion!
Thinglink: Thinglink is a fun, interactive site where you, or your students, can make images interactive by adding information or narratives to the images. You can even add video links, and more. Use it as part of a lesson, have students add information to an image, or for student presentations. Teachers in my building last year used it in Social Studies to have students research information about a country, and add that information to the map showing locations, and more. Embed the code or share links in blogs or websites. Here's one the class created together on the Aztecs.
Dotstorming is a site that allows you, and others, to add tags, write a brief explanation or share and idea, and then, invited individuals can "vote" on their favorite contributions. Lots of fun applications with this.
FreeRice is a site that allows students to answer questions ranging from foreign languages to math to literature and grammar, and more! As correct answers are selected a "rice" bowl begins to fill with actual donations that you are helping the site donate. The site is underwritten by advertisers so that it is a free site for students/adults to use. Create a group and invite your students (and even parents) to play.
AnswerGarden AnswerGarden is a minimalistic feedback tool that allows you to gather feedback in real time. Use it for student participation, brainstorming, exit tickets, and quick assessments for the status of the class.
Jeopardy Create a Jeopardy game easily with this website.
Popplet In the classroom, Popplet can be used to create a mind-map. Easy to use, and you can add pictures, too. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images. They can link information to show relationships between ideas.
ClassTools.net has a variety of tools for a variety of needs. Check out their Connect Fours for Review! Check out the grammar review I recently made for students to play:
Ujam: you can create music for all the things in your life, for free! Have students use this to create rap or songs to share learned content! Check it out! Fun!