Wakelet is an online platform that allows teachers and students to "save, organize and present multimedia content." I love the way that it allows information to be organized and easily accessible for students. Since it can be shared with a link, Wakelet can be used with multiple LMSs. Check out a collection I created with links and resources from this site: https://wke.lt/w/s/McvYoZ.
Whether you're teaching digitally, in-person, or a combination of both this article focuses on an area that has been debated for year. Is homework important or not?
Homework has been part of school culture for decades. However, just because it's always been done, it doesn't mean it should continue. Let's take a look at a few questions to help us determine if homework should still have the importance it once had within your classroom.
This amazingly engaging program is broken into three areas. Spark Post allows students to create graphics, such as flyers, social media posts, and picture collages. Students can use Spark Page to create presentations and web pages. Spark Videos helps students take videos and put them together in a presentation video format.
Adobe Spark works on a variety of devices and is completely web-based, so no need to download anything. It works with Google Drive, Google, Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft One Note, Canvas, and Flipgrid. It also has a whole section of educator resources to support teachers using it in their classroom. If you're looking for another way to engage your students in learning, make sure to check out Adobe Spark!
My goal was to post about Adobe Spark this week, but unfortunately life decided otherwise. Instead of stressing about it, I've decided to adopt the principals I talk about in my post about The Importance of Rest. I hope you give yourself grace as well when this happens to you.
Check back next week to learn more about how to engage students with Adobe Spark.
Edpuzzle is a great ed tech program to use for student engagement. It allows teachers to choose videos from YouTube, embed your own assessment questions, and track your students' progress. It also has precreated video assessment that teachers can choose from as well.
Edpuzzle offers a free version and paid version. The free version provides almost the same features as the paid version, with the exception of the number of videos you can have uploaded at one time.
The training slides below can be used to learn more about Edpuzzle and how to use it to engage your students. It also contains step by step videos for how to use Edpuzzle and set up your account.
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The Tech Lovin' Teacher: Ed Tech TOSA, 15+ year educator, tech enthusiast, curriculum creator