Facilitator for high school Prof. Dev. in technology integration
I teach: All General Subjects
To ages: 15 to 18
When I introduced our staff and students to Thinglink they immidiately loved it. They were ready to use it right away! It’ so simple to use and very useful for projects.
For professional development I used it to add “take away links” to and infographic I had created. This allowed the teachers quick access to several links, videos, and data with one click.
Thinglink is easy to learn. You can basically start using it in minutes!
Great tool with many uses.
Here is a link to my blog if you would like more information on how we used Thinglink. http://lconley86.blog.com/2012/10/08/using-piktochart-infographics-with-thinglink-works-great/
We use Desmos in Algebra 2 classes often. It is a great visual tool for really seeing what an equation looks like. It’s a great tool to use with all students but it seems especially helpful to my ELL students. Since it’s web based it is great on the iPad too. I use it on the smart board with a group or whole class.
Desmos has a great support team that will do a live demo for you or you and your students. All in all it’s Fabulous!!!
An easy to learn tool for creating infographics (visuals) of anything. Create charts, insert pictures, data, etc.
I used it to create our agenda for PD. I wanted to model everything we were using. Quick to learn for students and adult learners.
Educanon is very quick and easy to learn. I can quickly create a new lesson within about 20 minutes when I know what video I want to use.
We are currently using this tool as a reinforcement to the week’s lessons with two classes. I create a weekly review for the students (many are ESL) instead of a worksheet. We’ve had very positive results from using Educanon. Our high school students (we are a 1 to 1 laptop school) unanimously prefer it over worksheets!
The greatest strength of Educanon for us is being able to add a question during the video that automatically stops where I want to enter the question and will continue on only after the student has answered the question. They can go back and review the video but cannot go forward until they have answered. We encourage our ESL students to work together on reviews collaborating and translating with each other to find solutions.
I would certainly recommend Educanon to others. I can see great potential for it as a review, for flipping your class, and for assessments.
Educanon seems to be listening to the needs of teachers and creating a quality platform with many uses.
I think it’s worth your time to take a look at it to see how it can make an impact in your classroom.