‘Flipgrid is a video-based discussion platform you can use to engage your students in a wide variety of learning experiences. The way it works is very simple: as a teacher you create a grid for your class, then you add a topic for discussion and students share their responses in short recorded videos. Students can also view and reply to each others video feedback and build a dynamic interactive learning community. As the creator of a grid, you get access to different moderating features that include the ability to password lock your grid and approve videos before they are shared with others in your grid community. And if you have a classroom blog or website, you can easily embed your grids and videos there.’
‘Quizizz allows you to create interactive quiz games to use in your instruction for a number of educational purposes including formative assessment. Quiz games you create have up to 4 answer options including a correct answer. You can also add images to the background of your questions and customize the settings of your questions the way you want. When your quizzes are ready you can share them with your students using a generated 5 digit code.’
This is a simple and easy to use 3D design and 3D printing app that allows students to engage in various hands-on activities involving the making of toys, prototypes, Minecraft models using Tinkercad ’s building blocks.
‘From preschool to middle school, LEGO Education provides a continuum of hands-on playful learning tools that engage every student’s natural curiosity, and help them develop the skills and confidence they’ll need in the future.’
Sutori is a great digital storytelling platform students can use to create and share stories. Sutori offers a number of interesting features most important of them is story collaboration which allows students to work on the same story together and in realtime just as is the case in a Google doc. Students can embed different forms of multimedia content into their stories including images, videos, text, podcast and audio. Besides using YouTube videos, students can even upload their own videos and use them in their stories.’
Google Drive services such as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Forms, and Drawings are all excellent tools to plan, organize and engage students in various collaborative learning projects including the creation of presentations, questionnaires, surveys, spreadsheets, charts and many more.
If you are to engage students in creating educational visuals such as posters and infographics Canva is a good option to use. Students can utilize it to design various document types including: brochures, newsletters, book covers, logos, reports, flyers and many more.
‘Looking for inspiration for a science fair project? Science Buddies has over 1,150 Project Ideas in all areas of science. The Topic Selection Wizard tool can help you find a project you will enjoy!’
‘Padlet is a digital canvas to create beautiful projects that are easy to share and collaborate on. It works like a piece of paper. We give you an empty page – a padlet – and you can put whatever you like on it. Drag in a video, record an interview, snap a selfie, write your own text posts or upload some documents, and voilà! A padlet is born. Make it even more beautiful by choosing custom wallpapers and themes.’
‘This is a great platform that students can use to practice their writing and digital storytelling skills through generating strip comics. Students are provided with a wide variety of characters, objects, speech bubbles, and thought cubes to use to create their stories. After they are done they can download, print or share their work through popular social media websites.’
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