Month: September 2017

Easel.ly

Easel.ly is an infographic creation tool that guides users to build visual and text representations of a concept or idea. Easel.ly provides some themes and many objects, but it is up to the user to search through these materials and organize them into a cohesive infographic. Fortunately, the website offers an option to share finalized products, so there are many public infographics to choose from for a template. The site is easy to navigate, and progress on a project can be saved for later. Infographics can also be saved to a group, which simply allows other users to quickly find and view the work.

To see all the exciting ways that you can use Easel.ly in your classroom, click on the Smore below:

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Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is an amazing creation suite for both teachers and students. It is easy to use and offers plenty of inspiring templates to get started. You can browse the Education section of the Inspiration Gallery and filter by project type (Pages, Posts, Videos) to get ideas. The Post tool is great for creating flyers or posters, which can be printed and displayed in your classroom. Students can create collages and graphic images to accompany lessons on any subject. Use the Page tool to design a scrolling, interactive lesson plan or have students create web stories to present their research or bring a narrative to life. The third creation tool, Video, allows teachers and students to select music and record their voices over slides that tell a story, argue a position, or describe a research project. For students, the key is figuring out how to organize and visualize their ideas. These tools offer rich opportunities to demonstrate learning while getting creative with design elements.

To learn more about how you can use Adobe Spark in your classroom, click the Smore below:

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Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a video response platform that allows educators to host video based discussions with students.

Educators create topic grids and students respond with recorded videos to discuss, reflect, and share via webcam, tablet or mobile device.

Click on the Smore below to find out how to use Flipgrid in your classroom:

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Socrative

Socrative is a student response system that lets teachers immediately gauge student learning, instantly respond, or give students instant access to peer ideas.

You can create quizzes in Microsoft Excel using a template or import quizzes shared by a colleague in Socrative.

Once a quiz is created, you can then administer it at a controlled pace or allow students to go at their own pace.

Click on the Smore below to find out ways to use Socrative in your classroom:

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