The app works very much like Nearpod. with some cool differences. One of the coolest features that I can't wait to test out is that students can anonymously help each other if someone gets stuck solving a problem. Or they can "raise their hand" so that you can see what their hang-up is from your device and provide the instant feedback they need.
All students do to "login" is tap on the Class Kick app and enter the class code that will be provided once the teacher sets up his/her account.
When I first saw this app I could only think to use it for working out math problems. However, right after I joined the website sent me an email that contained links to lessons I could download. They have a multitude of lessons that span the curricula.
I love this app!
- If You Give a Mouse an iPhone is just like all of the other If You Give a Mouse a Cookie/Muffin/Brownie stories that are great to use when studying sequences in stories. This book sends a great message to students (and adults) about how you can easily miss out on all that life has to offer when you are constantly on your devices. Great conversations can be had about the importance of putting technology away at the appropriate times.
- Goodnight IPad s a parody of the popular book Goodnight Moon. It is a story that reminds children (and adults) about the importance of powering down each day.
- What Does It Mean to be Safe? is a story that touches on everything from physical safety to cyber-safety and presents ways children can protect themselves. This is a great read for teaching internet safety as well as protecting personal information and passwords.
Stoodle does not require you to create an account. To create a Stoodle whiteboard space just click "launch a classroom," name your room, and share the URL assigned to your room. Stoodle could be an excellent tool to use for impromptu peer tutoring sessions. Stoodle could also a great tool for hosting online brainstorming sessions.