Playing with New Tools
Let's explore platforms that can help students during remote learning and in-person learning during a pandemic that has created many changes in the way we teach.
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Hello, my name is Brittney Mishler. I am a first grade teacher at Roosevelt in Southside Peoria, IL. This is my seventh year in the classroom. The pandemic has brought many new challenges that have been both positive and negative. One positive includes the exploration of platforms to reach students and help them learn to the best of their ability online. I cannot wait to share and explore platforms with you as we prosper through these next three months together.
My Technology Timeline
Teaching in 2013-2014
2016 - 2021
Different types of platforms teachers can use with their students:
Pear Deck is an interactive presentation tool used to actively engage students in individual and social learning. Teachers create presentations using their Google Drive account. Students log into the presentation with unique access codes and interact with questions while teachers monitor student and whole-class progress.
A smart-board is a large, touch-controlled screen that works with a projector to provide users with a larger version of their computer screen.
Microsoft Teams is a persistent chat-based collaboration platform with document sharing, online meetings, and tech tools that teachers can use to communicate with students.
Seesaw is a platform for student engagement. Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students show what they know using photos, videos, drawings, text and PDFs. It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with families
Waterford is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum designed to teach children to read,
IXL is a platform where students can learn necessary reading and math skills needed to succeed in their academics.
Kahoot! can be used to review students' knowledge, for formative assessment or as a break from traditional classroom activities.
Watch the following videos to learn about more platforms you can use with your students:
Snap & Read
Snap&Read is a reading tool that reads both accessible and inaccessible text aloud, levels vocabulary, and translates, delivering usage data to teachers for assessing students' reading needs individually.
Boost student participation with collaborative activities and formative assessments like virtual reality, polls, collaborate boards, and game-based quizzes. Get student insights in real-time and in post-session reports.
This is a video for parents to watch and learn about the platform SeeSaw and also helps guide parents in helping their student complete assignments at home.
7 Strategies Chart
These are seven ways teachers can engage students in synchronous online discussions.
Read about how the covid-19 pandemic changed education forever:
This article talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed education forever.