Helpful tools for teachers Part 1

We present a selection of tools that will help the teacher to “enable” all students to the last Desk. This app syncs with Google Drive and allows you to join the presentation via Google accounts. Pear Deck is used to create interactive presentations, where slides can contain images, text, video content. The app allows the teacher, during an active session to interact with the audience, creating questions and tasks in real time during a presentation. Usually if during a lesson a teacher can focus on the reaction of those who are not shy and lazy to speak out loud, with Pear Deck, every student will be heard, reacting to the master’s words on his computer.

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Online platform Nearpod allows you to create presentations for classes and share them with the children using a mobile. You simply send the disciples the presentation code, and they are connected to a common action via mobile phones. As noted by some teachers, children may forget anything but not your smartphone.

It is noteworthy that using this application students can carry out your job, complementing the presentation of your content during the lesson. For example, you can ask them to write an essay about the painting of the artist, whose work is being taught in the classroom. In the mode of homework students can work on presentations, without connecting to the shared session.

The history of the successful use of Nearpod from teachers

Mobile application on the quizzes. With his help, the teacher can create surveys with open questions and tests with answers. Students join the quiz at the link, and the results of their responses are processed by the program. The teacher receives the result statistics for each student and a summary table of the results.

Kahoot! — free service full of advantages. Bright, very social, extremely simple for teachers and children from 5 to 16 love it. Kahoot was developed as a tool for quick creation of all interactive that you can imagine: quizzes, surveys and discussions. All that is created on the platform and is called “kahuta”. In these mini-games you can insert videos and images, and the process of creating (if there is, of course, already completed the questionnaire) takes only about five minutes. To add a competition effect to the matters added to the timer. To start the game in the classroom, teachers need to provide the group of students a system-generated code that they then enter on their device (tablet, smartphone, desktop) and let the fun begin!

Here is a screenshot of the mini-games that validates basic knowledge of conditional statements in programming in Scratch.

Interactive media wall

Padlet is a tool that allows you to post your ideas not on alternating slides, and the virtual plane. To create walls you can invite other users and use it as an interactive map: students or other teachers will add to your total wall materials, resulting in a joint creative product. The wall has a constant address of the web page, and you can share the result on social networks, embed it in blogs and on other sites.

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