• ClassFlow

      ClassFlow is an online teaching tool from Promethean, makers of our Interactive Whiteboards. Teachers can push their flipcharts to student devices with this tool and students can respond to prompts/polls as well. You have seen this tool in action at your Department meetings for BYOT. Currently, we are using the web browser version. After the ActivInspire upgrade over the Summer you will be able to connect to Classflow directly from ActivInspire. Tutorials are forthcoming.

      Kahoot is a cool formative assessment tool for classrooms that is not platform specific. It is web based and works on all types of devices. It allows the teacher to give pre-made or impromptu quizzes and polls, while adding in an element of gamification to the classroom.
    • Overview Video  to get teachers started 

    • Quizlet

      Create the flashcards using Quizlet and students can select the format of the quiz they take, and it grades it instantly when they finish answering the set of questions. Students can begin with the flashcards and then take the quiz as many times as they want.  Quizlet has a limited collection of images you can add to the flashcards with the free version, or purchase the subscription and you can add your own images. Very quick and easy to get started. Permits copy and paste from your vocabulary lists.
      This tool includes audio support. 
      • Skype, a free video conferencing service, can be downloaded to most any device, even Xbox. There is also a portable version you can run on a flash drive. You can also now create your own class Skype account through your Microsoft Account (using your Outlook username and password). Visit Skype for details on what version to download.

        Actively Learn
        Actively Learn is an online literacy platform that empowers educators to transform reading and writing so students understand more, think critically, and build lasting skills. Educators are also able to customise instruction, provide real-time feedback and access analytics on student performance. Students interact with peers and receive information to fill gaps in background knowledge, making reading and writing active and collaborative. 
        TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of lessons, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can then distribute TED-Ed lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.