There are many tools, apps and programs you can use to take your teaching to the next level, but don’t forget about those that allow students to share their work and knowledge with you and their classmates. Here are four types of tools—and examples of each—that go beyond the traditional to achieve 21st century learning:
Online presentation tools – Tools like Google Slides let your students create, edit, collaborate and present what they learn. They can snazz up their presentations with embedded video, animations and design.
Mind mapping tools – The mind map helps students boost those brainstorming, idea organization and visual learning aptitudes. Check out mind mapping tools line Coggle and iMindQ.
Digital publishing tools – Your students can transform their hard copy projects into digital books or “zines” with tools like Flipsnack or iSpring Flip, which convert and combine various documents into online flipbooks.
Interactive writing tools – Transform that essay or book report into something visually exciting. Storybird uses illustrations to inspire students to write and publish their stories. Quill offers writing and grammar activities that you can weave into your lessons and discussions—plus you can add independent practice opportunities. ReadWriteThink is a great resource for all kinds of interactive, online literacy tools.
Technology has impacted education in every way. Make sure you’re incorporating it into your students’ learning experience from start to finish. Look around online—there are endless options!
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