I am an educator, online instructor and instructional designer with a passion for developing effective eLearning content that is engaging, meaningful and inspiring.
I teach: all content areas, higher ed.
To ages: 1 to 22
I love this tool! It allows me to create my own customized knowledge checks and other great interactive activities for my students in a matter of minutes. I can add images, videos, text and links to name a few. I also love the fact that is compatible with my Smartboard. I would highly recommend this wonderful tool to all educators. Best of all it is FREE!
Smarty Pins is a great trivia tool that integrates with Google Maps. This tool provides trivia topics in Arts & Culture, Science & Geography, Sports & Games, Entertainment and History & Current Events. This tool is great for geography lessons for middle and upper grades. I use this tool to expose my elementary students to fun ways you can discover and learn more history in a Google map. Although my students are younger, I mainly use this tool to introduce them to history trivia in a whole group setting. I would definitely recommend this tool to educators in the middle and upper grades.
This tool is a wonderful way for elementary students to develop creative thinking skills, while also being exposed to a more connected learning environment that fosters peer encouragement and support. My students and my own children are hooked on this app!
I absolutely love this tool! I use it with my 2nd-grade students and my college-level students. For my 2nd graders, I like to create vocabulary flash cards that include images and definitions to help them better connect to the terminology. In my online college courses, I use this tool to introduce new topics being covered in the module and as a knowledge check at the end of the module. There are so many wonderful uses for this amazing tool! I would definitely recommend this to every educator.
Thinglink is an amazing tool that enables anyone to create interactive images or videos by adding links to websites, videos and more.