Let's explore some useful tools to help our classes be REAL!
Take some time to watch some videos and take it upon yourself to run through the brief skill list.
Pro Tip: It is more fun if you work as a team to try things out so you can help each other troubleshoot and discuss application for next year.
Make a video discussion board for your classroom!
Sign into Flipgrid with Google
Make a "Grid" for your class
Create a new topic for your assignment
Share this discussion topic to Google Classroom or Seesaw
Make a collaborative wall for your digital classroom!
Sign in with Google
Create a Padlet
Adjust your Padlet settings
Share your Padlet with your Google Classroom or Seesaw Class
Students can make beautiful videos, graphics, and scrolling web stories quickly and easily!
Start a spark video presentation
Add text and graphics, a theme, and music
Record your voice on each slide
Share your video via link to Google Classroom or Seesaw
Create quiz games for your class that you can run live in your classroom or assign the game as homework!
Sign into Quizizz with Google
Find a quiz you would like to run and add it to your library
Edit that quiz to suit your needs
Assign that quiz to your Google Classroom or Seesaw class
Create activities that collect formative assessment responses from students and give feedback in real time!
Sign into Formative with Google
Create an assignment for your students
Create Formative classes from your Google Classroom rosters
Post your assignment directly to Google Classroom
Try some activities with your team and play with giving feedback through Formative
Make a virtual classroom to organize multiple resources and bring personality and fun to your distance learning!
Create a Bitmoji account on the Bitmoji app on your Phone or iPad.
Add the Bitmoji Chrome Extension to your chrome broswer.
Start a Google Slide presentation. You can use this as a template if you like.
Add your bitmoji and objects and links to your resources.
Click on File / "Publish to the web" and share the link with your students.
Use Google docs or slides to create an interactive workspace for students that captures all of the resources and activities for a whole day, a whole week or a whole unit! Reduce clutter in your Google Classroom Classwork tab with Hyperdocs. (Note: This is an hour long webinar but it is really good. It is okay to fast forward through some of it if you are getting the concepts. )
Explore the Templates at Hyperdocs.co
Make a sample hyperdoc or a hyper slides lesson for one of your units.
Share your hyperdocs/slides to Google Classroom or Seesaw
Turn YouTube videos into interactive lessons and assign them to your students!
Sign into Edpuzzle with Google
Find a Youtube video to turn into a lesson, or browse for a colleague's lessons
Or use your own class recording, and make it more interactive
Trim the video to fit your needs
Add quiz questions and notes
Share this lesson to your Google Classroom or Seesaw class.
Chrome Extensions for Teachers
Chrome Extensions can help teachers be more productive in a variety of ways. This video is a discussion from our weds workshops about chrome extensions we love.
Learn how to add chrome extensions from the chrome web store
Practice managing your extensions from the chrome settings menu
Spend some time playing with extensions that might help you out
Storytelling with Digital Comics
Engage students with digital comics. Ask them to tell a story, explain a concept, and much more.
Online comics are a great way to have students creatively use digital tools
Use Make Beliefs Comics
Use Google Slides
How to set up a template
How to publish to the web
Using Epic Books with Students
Epic is a digital reading site students love. How do you set it up for student access? What are the pros and cons?
Find out how to set up your class
What are the limitations for free (rather than paid subscription) access?
How do students find books
What's the difference between an ebook, an audiobook, and a read aloud?
Sharing Videos: YouTube, Viewpure, Edpuzzle
Sharing videos with students, especially the youngest, can be tricky. How do you remove other YouTube videos before sharing? Is it okay to publish to YouTube?
We explore several ways to safely share videos
Viewpure is a great way to remove ads and possibly inappropriate content
Edpuzzle lets you make videos interactive
Why would you want to publish your videos to YouTube with an unpublished link?
Here's a quick, easy, fun way to give students feedback on their work.
Everyone loves stickers!
How to find them and add them quickly to student digital work
Learn how to edit and change stickers if you want to get more advanced
Make feedback more fun and personal with stickers!