Let’s share! – Post 1
There are many apps and websites that support us in offering an engaging learning experience for our students. We use these tools for different purposes such as creating collobarative platforms, preparing interactive presentations and videos, giving online tutorials, testing comprehension, creating mindmaps and posters and so on.
It’s quite normal that we may not be familiar with all of them or we may be using them in different ways with different purposes. So, why don’t we share our ideas and experiences to learn from each other?
With this in mind, each week we will be posting different apps or websites with a specific focus and invite you to share your ideas with each other.
This week our focus is collaborative platforms. Below you can find our favorite ones.
It’s an interactive bulletin board where our students can work collaboratively to create boards. It can be used for different purposes. For instance, we can ask students to do some research about the topic of the reading text and post their findings on the wall before the lesson and/or we can ask them to react to the text and post their paragraphs as a post activity. Students can post links, videos, documents, and pictures.
We can create grids, which act as communities for students to work in. Within each grid we can ask discussion questions and students can post video responses to the prompts and/or comment on each other’s videos. For instance, at the end of each week, we can post a prompt about the theme of the week to create the opportunity to review the content and the language items.
We can use this website to conduct engaging discussions of online documents no matter how large our class. We can use it for different purposes. For instance, it can be used to activate students’ schemata by uploading some photos or short texts about the unit and ask students to comment on them.
It is a collaborative platform for creating images, videos, and GIFs. We can use this website for post activities where we want our students to use the content and the language in an engaging and creative way.
This website allows students and teachers to edit documents collaboratively in real-time. We can use it in our writing lessons so that students can give peer feedback.
Now, it’s your turn 🙂 It would be great to hear from you. What are your favorite tools and how do you use them with your students?
Please leave a reply below.