Today, I am excited to bring you a tip for using google presentations to create classroom engagement and collaboration. This idea is a combination of a project that a colleague of mine has done for years, the inspiration of Catlin Tucker’s vocabulary instruction (she is really amazing), plus of course, my deep seated love of socratic seminar, novel study, and google drive (full tutorial here)! This project puts ownership in the hands of students and frees up a lot of my time for meaningful writing feedback instead of a ton of prep for teaching a novel. Check out the Youtube video below for the specifics of my project:
How could you tweak this to use google presentations in your classroom? I’d love to hear your feedback and ideas! For other amazing resources in writing and novel study, be sure to check out Secondary Solutions!
I just found an awesome iPad app that can be used by teachers and students to capture and annotate images and video lectures. Explain Everything is perfect for the flipped classroom and also for increasing access to information in the traditional classroom. It can easily be used by students to create assessments or by teachers to create lessons. The possibilities are boundless, but I put together a video blog with 3 options that I could see implementing into my curriculum easily. I’d love to hear your thoughts, questions and ideas, so please comment at the bottom!
Flubaroo is a great tool for quickly grading assessments created with google forms and, in even better news, it is absolutely free! If you want more information about how to use google drive and create google forms, check out our video tutorial by clicking here and if you want to know more about using google forms in the classroom, click on over to this blog post!
Without further ado, here is the latest video tutorial on how to use flubaroo: