Created a Kahoot for my library orientation. I worry that the message is lost in the fun of playing the game. Students certainly enjoyed themselves however. It's super fast to make one.
One of the problems with vocabulary walls is that often the kids who need them most are sitting near the back of the room and can't see them. Imagine instead a piece of paper, created by them with the word and then a QR code that links to a video of them explaining the word, or a definition written in their own language or something meaningful to them. I know we're trying to get away from paper and pencil but this would personalize the word walls, would be MUCH faster and use more media than just definitions written in ink on a page. Might try to experiment with both kinds to see which one makes a difference.
The student could create something as simple as this using https://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/
and could then use their device whenever they wanted it. Creating the personal word wall could be one of their in class assignments. Or they could contribute to a classroom Padlet math glossary.
I've started to rediscover sites that I used to use a lot. Answer Garden is one of those. It is described as a digital place to scribble. You pose a question and then everyone can respond with their answers.
I've decided to post one for the first day of school so that kids can see that their worries are pretty much shared by lots of other people.
Decent quick video about the dangers of posting too much information on line.
Super simple web page creation, but I couldn't make it post an image even though it said I could just drag and drop and image onto the page to post it.
No email, no sign up or logins.... just a password so you can get back to your page to edit if you need to.
I'm rediscovering a lot of tools that I haven't played with for quite some time.
Vocaroo seems to have withstood the test of time and is still there. You can share your recording through social media, get an embed code, a QR code or download it as an mP3. Pretty impressive. The quality would have been better if I'd actually hooked up a mic instead of just using the one built into my computer. Test it out for yourself at Vocaroo.com
I just rediscovered Tube Chop which is useful for only showing the part of the video that you need to show to a class. Although this entire video gives me shivers, I chopped it to the part where the kids are walking into their school to finish the song. I can definitely see using this tool, and it's really really easy to use.
Have just started to play with this site. It seems to be a design tool, but I only gave it five minutes tonight and I'll spend more time on it later.
Love this idea of collecting a quick response, sorting through the answers and keeping the person anonymous by rewriting the solution. I also think the name, "My Favourite No" is really cute. The video presents it clearly and you can just tell that the teacher has built a trusting community of learners. I found this by reading the NCTM document, Principles to Action. Knew most of it already, but it had
An educator shared her ThingLink creation so I decided to embed it here so I'd have a chance to check it out and see if it is useful.