Teaching with technology not only allows for innovation, but gives teachers an opportunity to create formative and summative assessments that are of high interest to students. Keeping a basic selection criteria of FREE and "must be learned in 30 mins or less" the below selection ranges from online posters to video/audio presentations. We in the library would be more than happy to help you navigate through these wonderful learning tools. We are also able to help you create a lesson that utilizes these apps and tools; Just ask! If you have other types of technology that you think our educators would like, please suggest in the box below. Just click on the logo to access the site and Happy experimenting!! Below are not only links to the best sites, but also a list of various videos to help enhance your teaching. ________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Take Classroom Videos to the Next Level : Do you struggle with how to get your students to not only interact, but react to videos? This quick video helps educators enhance their student's learning by providing tips and ideas.
WeVideo is a movie maker that allows students to relay information in a video format. They can add special effects, voice, and music to make their presentations interesting and interactive as well as upload them to YouTube. Spaulding has a licence for this web tool so please see me today so you and your students can access this great technology.
Thinglink is a tool that allows educators and students to take ordinary images and make them interactive. This is a GREAT tool for high student engagement. There is an example of it on our webpage under "Our Services." It is very simple to create and use. Have fun and Thinglink an image today.
This is an amazing collaboration tool that is not only fun, but interactive. Very similar to a "sticky note" activity, students can comment, ask a question, and work together in and out of the classroom. See the example of a Padlet on the Home page. (While you are there comment on our site!) It is a simple tool that allows for high engagement and immediate feedback.
Newsletter's and poster's have always been a "go to" activity, now you can pump up the volume by having your students create one through Smore. As a teacher favorite, this interactive tool has lots of templates and allows students to illustrate their knowledge in an innovative way. Though only allowed five (5) free newsletters this is plenty when students create their own accounts. FYI, you see a Smore every month through Ms. Waterhouse's newsletters!
This story board creator is fun and brings life to your presentations. You can adapt any history project, science experiment, poetry reading, or physical exercise into a cool storyboard using a simple interface and its drop and drag technology.
EDPuzzle is a free video enhancing site that allows you to create lessons based on any video and assess your students understanding of the content. This simple technology also enables teachers to adapt their lessons to individual students easily and quickly. Try it you definitely will like it!!