Please read the rules carefully BEFORE participating. This is something new, if it is successful, I will run others, many thanks Karen
The Resource Link-Ups will run every 2 weeks. You are welcome to join in or you may just simply wish to look through the good quality classroom resources available. You can also visit the stores of any resources you might be interested in.
The link-ups will be diverse and will have different requirements. Anyone wishing to participate in any of the upcoming link-ups, please make sure you read the rules carefully. If you participate, then you are expected to reciprocate as per the instructions.
If you are not sure how to join the teacher link-up, here is a short video that you may find useful. It talks about adding a blog link, but it’s the same principle for a Pinterest pin or a store link. It’s a good idea to click follow so that you are notified when a new link-up starts. Many thanks.
I have quite a few ideas for future themes, but If anyone has a particular topic in mind, please contact me to discuss it. Just bear in mind that we are looking for good quality classroom resources to aid teaching and learning.
What is Padlet? It’s a lot of things but mostly it is a collaborative tool to use with your students. You can initially use it to promote group work, to generate and share ideas and to upload work to. Padlets can also be embedded on a VLE.
There are many ways Padlet can be used, far too many to write about, so why don’t you take a look for yourself, click this link for more information. You can even add editable Google files on Padlet. There are different pricing plans including a free one. Check them out to find one that suits you.
How I used Padlet in My Teaching
As I progressed with Padlet in the Classroom and I saw how other people were using it, I got hooked! The most important aspect for me was being able to embed Padlet into the College VLE because this made keeping everything in one place a doddle. Complete lessons with accompanying resources was a fantastic way to organise my Level 3 IT class & students. Everything is accessible whether inside or outside of the classroom!
See Padlet in Action
Padlet is so user-friendly and has many great options. Take a look at how I’ve used it in the blog to share free resources and ideas with other teachers, click here to see it in action.
There is also an extensive help section click image below to visit the site. I found this really useful and learned a few new things along the way too! I’m sure you will love using Padelt in the Classroom too!
Have you got any ideas for useful tools in the classroom? Please let me know.
Other articles you may find useful. These are articles on other fantastic online assessment tools that can be used in the Classroom.
AirTable is so easy to use and there is a lot of help to get you started including some videos. You can create anything you want to. It’s a cross between a spreadsheet and a database, but it’s so flexible, you can easily build it to suit your particular needs.
I’m using it to create a catalogue of all my products including adding images of my covers & pins created. I am also in the middle of building a base to monitor my Tailwind & Social Media scheduling.
I’ve never been so organised! OK it takes a little work to get it set up, but it’s absolutely fab and even better, it’s free! Watch the introductory video, or take a look at how others are using AirTable to keep organised.
You also get a free workspace to keep your bases neat and tidy. You can collaborate with others too! So many options. If you want more, check out the paid option.
It’s definitely worth a visit to check it out using my referral link. Take a look!
Check out this useful article on how to keep your kids engaged over the Summer holidays. Some great tips, advice and resources. Definitely worth reading how to avoid the Summer slide.
What is Kahoot?
Kahoot is a game-based learning platform. Make teaching and learning fun. Teachers can sign up for a free account; it’s definitely worth checking out! Also, check out the very affordable paid options and the benefits a paid subscription can bring.
Teachers you will love this easy to use interface to create stunning classroom content to assess students’ knowledge. It’s great not just in the classroom for the students, but can also be used during training sessions for teachers.
Well, at least this is how I used it in my teaching and role as an Information Learning Technologist.
Take a look at this video to see Kahoot in action – just watch the reactions of the students. They’re priceless!
Want more than just the basic account? Let’s have a look at some of the classroom plans & features. Click here to take a closer look.
Ways to play Kahoot, from hosting live games to playing in group settings. Using the mobile app single-player challenge to using it to assign homework! Make Teaching and Learning Fun.
Lots of possibilities; they are endless. It can be used for any subject and age range!
Kahoot is so flexible and can be used time and time again! Here are at least 9 creative ways to use Kahoot. There are many more, take a look. Pay particular attention to number 7. To learn more click here.
If you have knowledge of any great online tools, especially free ones, please let me know. I can feature them so everyone can share them. Many thanks for visiting my blog. Why not subscribe to keep abreast of new posts, sales and promotions on the R&C blog.
Check out some of my other related posts which I think you will find interesting.
What is Quizlet?
Quizlet a free website for teachers and students where they can create digital flashcards. Quizlet can automatically generate interactive games and other assessment methods from the original flash card content. Quizlet changes it into 7 different assessment methods!
Activities can be accessed from anywhere on computers, smartphones, tablets. You can even get a printed version. Content can also be embedded into a VLE, thereby giving the learner autonomy on their preferred method of assessment.
Get a teacher account with even more tools. Visit the Website: https://quizlet.com/for more information.
Quizlet is great for differentiation – all 7 methods of assessment offer a unique experience. Again, individual, pair, small group and whole groups can be accommodated.
The matching game has a timer and encourages healthy competition between groups, although it can become rather manic sometimes as students want to better their own score and those of their peers.
Being able to embed into a VLE is great as this allows individual students to interact in or outside of class.
The teacher subscription also allows you to create a classroom environment so that activities can happen simultaneously within the classroom. It also gives you the opportunity to view the analytics.
Click on the link below to play one of the examples. You can also change the study mode, click on the dropdown menu to check them out. Enjoy!
Embedding Technology in the Classroom
Embedding Technology in your classrooms, using individual computers, an interactive whiteboard, iPads or mobile phones.
There are some great online assessment tools out there. OK, they take a little bit of effort on your part, but they can be extremely effective. Here are just a couple of examples for you to take a look at. I have used both of these and they have worked really well in classes.
What is Triptico?
‘Triptico is a collection of interactive resources which enable imaginative educators to create engaging learning in their classroom or workplace.
Creating, saving, adapting and sharing interactive learning content is easy with Triptico.’
An individual yearly subscription costs UK £20, USA $27.00, EURO €21, AUD $30.00 (please note that prices may have changed, check before purchasing).
Technology in Use
Triptico is great for collaborating with other tutors teaching similar subjects as you can share and use what you make with your peers. It provides you with the tools to make professional looking content quickly!
I’ve used this technology mostly on an interactive whiteboard so that I can get my students out of their seats and up participating. They love clicking on the whiteboard or being in charge of controlling it. This tool also helps to generate competition, so its’ great for pair work, small groups etc.
There are just so many tools to choose from – check out the website for full details.
“Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant.” ~ Steven Anderson
Teachers’ are hard pressed for time. This site aims to curate resources that are proven to work in the classroom. This will reduce workload and let teachers spend more time on the things that really matter: the pupils. Resources on the site are a combination of free and paid resources. They are all created or submitted by qualified teachers.
Check this out – it’s really cool. Great imaging tool for all your social needs. Over 2,000,000 royalty-free images, over 1,000,000 royalty-free icons, over 500 ready-to-use templates & over 100,00 quotes. Plus so much more!
I’ve had a lot of questions about Stencil, so I thought I would provide a quick video overview of some of the basics.
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