Kahoot! is a fun game based way to engage your students and also check for understanding. You can create a variety of questions and either play it live (even via Zoom) or you can assignment it as a challenge game where students play at their own pace when they have time. Instead of you creating the questions for the game, ask students to submit questions to let them take over the review process.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
It's getting close to the end of the semester and using this Jeopardy template will allow you to either create the game for your class to play as a review or you can let groups of students use it to create the questions and answer then share their game with the rest of the class.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Did you know that you can easily crop an image in Google Docs, Slides, or Drawings? This is a feature we use a lot. Here's how:
Friday, October 16, 2020
Digital escape rooms (also called digital breakouts) are a spin on the popular Escape Rooms and are a great way to bring game playing, group work, collaboration, and problem solving into your classroom. They can also be done remotely!
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Friday, October 9, 2020
As you start planning your classes for the rest of the semester, you might want to check out this post on engagement while teaching remotely. If you scroll down to where it says Keep it simple with eLearning modalities,
Nearpod is an add-on for Google Slides and works with PowerPoint and is very similar to Pear Deck. Here's a comparison of both tools. Both have free versions and offer interactivity during presentations with either Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint. The free version of Nearpod seems to have more interactive features available than Pear Deck. Like Edpuzzle, you can also make your videos interactive. Nearpod offers some pre-made interactive lessons and videos with the basic plan and your lessons can be presented live or in student-paced mode, which is great for online learning. You can also add a lesson to Zoom with one click!
If you go here, you'll find some resources that KATE has curated to help you learn more about Nearpod by clicking on the link at the top of the page. There are videos on getting started, using it with PowerPoint, Google Slides, Canvas, and more
Back to Pear Deck for a minute:
In case you are more of a Peardeck fan, here's a link to get 3 months of unlimited access to all of Pear Deck's premium features. When the 90 days is up, you can go back to a basic free account. Not sure when this deal with end.