Do you want a different way to display your agenda for the week in Canvas? Check out this super clean look to a weekly agenda in Canvas! Watch this video to learn more. Interested? Shoot me an email and I will stop in and help you set this up in your canvas courses.
Prodigy WYTOPP Test Prep Option
Did you know that you can set up prodigy w/ WYTOPP practice questions? Click here for a step-by-step instruction sheet on how to set that up!
Padlet is a useful, engaging tool to increase student collaboration skills and knowledge creation to promote deep understandings of key concepts. It allows for flexibility in voice, choice, time and space for students and teachers. Watch this video to see three different ways to use Padlet in the classroom and how to set up your own Padlet. You get 3 or 4 free padlets in the free version.
Padlet can be embedded into your canvas pages, assignments, discussions, announcements, etc… Students do not need to leave Canvas to use padlet. Click here for written instructions or watch this video on how to embed items into Canvas.
This is a game that your students will love! It is called Grudge Ball and is better suited for upper elementary to high school. It is not very techy, but very engaging. Here is an overview of how the game works. I used “Explain Everything” as my whiteboard in the tutorial which is also a great tech tool if you need a digital whiteboard in which students can collaborate. Here is a Grudge Ball template that you can open on your Cleartouch Easinote software ready to go for the game.
Rewordify is a free tool that allows you to take any text and simplify it to different reading levels. Watch the video to learn how to use Rewordify. This is a great tool to help differentiate reading and build vocabulary for every student. Click here for a written quick start guide.
Gamification in the Classroom: Today’s Featured Game is Blooket.com. What a great way to boost engagement and motivation while reviewing material, formative checks, vocab and fact skills, etc…! Gamification in the classroom is a refreshing approach for students to have deliberate practice (effect size .79) and feedback (effect size .70).
Does your dashboard have courses in it that you don’t want to see? You can hide courses so you only see the courses you want to see.
Click on coursesin left side menu bar. Then click all courses(toward the bottom of your list of courses). Then you star the ones that you want to see in your dashboard. Unstar the ones that you want to hide.
General Computer Skills: Bookmarking
Is your bookmark bar out of control? Watch this 2 minute video for ideas on how to organize your bookmarks.
Questioning Sequences in the Classroom: Ask targeted questions to enhance students reasoning skills and increase rigor in classrooms. Use a four-phase questioning sequence to help students make claims, build sound arguments, and provide evidence to support their points.
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