Yes, I’m back with a few more tools. I admit that I have an ed tech tool addiction. But sometimes there is a real need for a very specific resource to help in a unique situation. And so, here are four more tools that I really think you should add to your list.
The fabulous Liz Kolb has created a very simple diagram that helps educators select the best formative or summative assessment tool for a given situation. You make a choice at several different branches (Formative or summative? Elementary or secondary? Interactive or quiz?) and then end up with several perfect tools to use. This will save you lots of time!
High school math teacher David Sladkey and some of his colleagues created the Engagement Wheel tool. It’s something a teacher can use after giving a lesson to reflect on student engagement. This tool is fast and simple– key requirements for any busy educator.
Project Zero has an amazing collection of thinking routines that work well for students and adult learners. Select from ten different categories or filter by subject area or thinking competence. Once you find a specific routine that will work for you, the site offers a handout that talks you through the thinking routine, and also a student handout, a project that uses the routine, and more. It’s all prepared for you.
This fun site allows you to create your own stickers using either their vast collection of templates and graphics or your own. You can pay them to print your stickers, or you can keep them digital and download them as a PNG or JPG for free. These would be great to add to your LMS. No registration or login is required to save digitally. I found this site lots of fun!
I hope you enjoy these four tools. I’ll be back with more soon!