Tools for Leading Spartans to Online Learning Success
Teachers: This is just a small sample of some tools you may want to explore or try. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions! If you have suggestions or other tools you think should be included here, please let me know.
Be sure to visit the district Digital Learning Team's site for more helpful hints and tips. Eric Benedict and his colleagues have been working hard to place lots of helpful info there.
EdPuzzle allows you to upload a video or take a video from Youtube, Kahn Academy, etc. and crop it to just the portion that you need. You can record your own voice on top of the video, and the quiz feature allows you to embed questions for students to answer as they are watching the video. You can see the progress students have made on the questions and the amount of time the student has taken to complete the lesson.
Kami is a PDF annotation tool. Teachers can share PDF files with students, and students can annotate the files via track pad or keyboard shortcuts. Features include Highlight, Add Text, Draw On, Add Shapes, and more. Users can either upload PDF files from their computer or from Google Drive.
Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create grids to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called topics, and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display. Grids can be shared with classes and small groups.
TeachingBooks.net is an online database that assists teachers in finding multimedia resources, lesson plans, and links to extend curriculum focused around books. The database features a hug number of fiction and nonfiction books and associated resources with a heavy focus on materials useful for author studies and introductory lessons.