Students can grab screenshots of historical newspapers for their projects, summarize them or link to them to compare/contrast or add additional details to what they’ve found in other sources.
Students can add text, images, lines and shapes to a Google Drawing to create a thinking map or informational graphic to illustrate new ideas.
- Google Forms-The Form that I created and frequently re-used simply asked students to respond to "what did you learn today?" and "what questions do you have for next class?"
- I started using Padlet back when it was called WallWisher. Padlet enables me to have students not only share exit responses as text, but to also share exit responses as hyperlinks. Plus you can upload your own image so the students could reply by putting a "post-it note" on a thinking map image.
- You need to check out Plickers as a student response system. This is a tool that I learned about from Erin Calhouon from Amherst Elementary. Plickers uses a teacher's device (phone or tablet-Apple or Android) in conjunction with a series of QR codes to create a student response system. Students are given a set of QR codes on large index cards. The codes are assigned to students. Each code card can be turned in four orientations. Each orientation provides a different answer. When the teacher is ready to collect data, he or she uses the Plickers mobile app to scan the cards to see a bar graph of responses. In your teacher account on Plickers you can view and save all of the data that you collected from scanning your students' Plickers cards. I also love the fact that I can use slides or powerpoint to create your questions. That way you can also add images to your questions.
- PingPong provides you with a free and easy way to collect feedback from students in the forms of multiple choice, true/false, and short answer questions. PingPong also lets you collect sketches from students which is a great way to have students illustrate solutions to mathematics problems or to submit diagrams to answer a question.
- Google Slides!!! Here is a template that I was given at a GAFE Summit the ITRTs attended last year. Upload this to Google Classroom and allow every student to edit the slide. Once you load this template just go to file->make a copy