Technology in the Classroom
For the past year and a half, i have worked in a classroom with 1:1 MacBook devices. This has meant that I have explored and trialled many resources. Below you will find a range of these resources as well as some ideas for assessment using technology. I have also included a few of the flipped learning tasks I create for students for revision purposes. There are more of these on my youtube channel.
For information about what Flipped Learning is, see the video within my TeachMeet Presentations.
Division Strategies - Revision Task
Divisibility Tests - Revision Task
Below you will find three flipped tasks I created for students when writing a speech. These were set as revision tasks the night before writing each part in class.
Story Genres - Preparation Task
Flipping Your Classroom
Creative Book Builder - App
This is a great resource for students to show what they have learnt. It allows the user to draw, type and attach images whilst recording their voice over the top.
As I only have the one iPad in my classroom, I like to set up an iPad station where students take turns going over to and recording what they know. This is especially great when I am working with a group of students but I would like to know what another group has learnt throughout the session.
Students simply save it as their name and I am then able to watch it later and attach it to their CBB assessment folder (see above).
I also use EduCreations as a teacher tool to record flipped tasks. You will find a range of these under the Flipped Tasks heading.
Tech Programs I Recommend
InfoGraphics - Easel.ly
Easy for students to use. Has a range of vhemes (templates) available or students can start from scratch. Need an email account to log on.
Free signup and lots of online tutorials available. Easy for students to use. Need an email account to log on.
Online timeline - TimeGlider
A detailed time timeline. Students can create headings, include text, attach images and videos. They can also change the colours and size of font to make areas stand out. Need an email account to log in.
Comic Strips - Comic Life
Students can create vibrant and exciting comic strips using a range of fonts and images. I have also used it as a creative way to show procedure. Easy to use and students are instantly drawn to the colours and presentation. Free trial available.
Learning Management Systems
See my blog post for more information on this. I am a HUGE fan!
Great space to share and collect student work. Easy to navigate and find resources which have previously been shared. Submitted work saves automatically to your Classroom Folder in your Google Drive.
Note - you need to be a GAFE school to use this tool.
A great resource to use in the early years and middle primary. Works as a learning management system and also an e-portfolio. It is web based and also an app for Apple and Android devices. Parent app is available where parents receive notifications of their child's posts and teacher posts. Parents are unable to view other students' work through their login.
Online Presentation - BlendSpace
A great tool for students to display a range of information. Can also be used as a Flipped Task tool (teacher creates and students can work through each slide). Able to embed videos and photographs. Also links directly to website links. Easy to use. Email account needed to log in.
Classroom Organisation - Super Teacher Tools
A great website with online timers, review games, seating chart arrangers, group builders and a range of other handy online resources.
Society and Environment - Difference Differently
Allows teacher and students to explore diversity with this interactive resource. Aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Offers modules in English, History, Geography and Civics & Citizenship for students in Years 3 to 10.
Creative Writing - Build Your Wild Self
This was a fantastic interactive resource for students to explore when working through creative writing tasks. Very easy to use and no login needed.
Comprehension - Into The Book
This website shares some good ideas of activities that can be completed when working through the eight strategies of comprehension.