“Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content. They focus on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations, so there’s no limit to what they can learn next!”
Month: October 2022
Seesaw is a platform designed for all students, but has a focus on K-5 classrooms. Teachers can search the thousands of pre-made activities in the Activity Library, and edit them to fit their exact needs. Though there are pre-made activities for all grade levels, there are considerably more for K-5. When students log into Seesaw, they will see their activities that are due, plus a journal of their past activities. Students are able to respond with drawings, text, images, videos, and audio.
Flip (formerly called Flipgrid) is a platform where teachers provide students with a prompt, then students respond with a video they create – right on the Flip website! Students can create a video with their webcam, record their screen, or even upload a video they created elsewhere. Teachers can search the massive “Discovery” library of 46,000+ topics created by other teachers and several partner organizations.
TED Ed expands the traditional TED Talks into lessons and discussion starters for students. Search this website to find high-quality videos and animations to introduce a new topic or prompt meaningful class discussions. Each TED Ed video comes with questions and discussion prompts to get students thinking and talking about interesting, relevant topics.
Everfi is a free educational platform that comes with fully prepared learning modules on subjects such as Social-Emotional Learning, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, STEM, and more! Each module comes with age and grade level recommendations, videos or readings, and accessibility functions like closed captions and an option to hear the page read aloud. They also feature lesson plans and other resources for both teachers and students, as well as estimated timeframes for completion. Most modules take about 1 hour to complete.
Hyperdocs are Google Slides or Docs that house full, interactive, student-centered lessons. They are often created and shared by teachers on social media – a quick search on Pinterest, Twitter or Teachers Pay Teachers can yield some great free resources.
Click below to view a Link Tree to several places to find ready-to-go Hyperdocs!
Google Applied Digital Skills is Google’s platform for teaching students practical computer and technology skills. The curriculum uses a series of videos to guide learners through creating a project from scratch. This means that learners who complete a lesson leave with a useful project, such as a resume, a college planning sheet, or an interactive story.
Quizizz is a multipurpose platform where students can practice with terms and concepts, take formative assessments, or do end of unit summative tests. The massive library in Quizizz features thousands of pre-made quizzes, all of which can be edited to meet the teacher’s specific needs. Then, the teacher can lead a live quiz game with students, assign a quiz game as homework, or have students take the quiz as a formal test.
Quizlet is a terrific platform for students to study and practice with the materials they are learning about. In the free version of Quizlet, the Study Sets are the most useful feature. They are simply online flashcards, but teachers can take advantage of sets that have already been made by others! Once the teacher finds or creates a Study Set, they can host a live in-class study game, or students can study by themselves with several practice games.
Formative (formerly called GO Formative) features thousands of teacher-created formative and summative assessments. On this platform, teachers can search for assessments by grade level, subject, and standard. Most Formatives even auto-grade! Teachers can also take advantage of the user-friendly assessment creator and publish their own activities for other teachers to use. Students can get to their assignments in Google Classroom and complete their work on the Formative website.