Tech Tip Tuesday (Padlet)

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.

Grudge Ball

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.  

Tech Tip Tuesday- Blooket.com

November, 16th, 2021

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).