Submitted by jgerlach on Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:06pm.
Coggle is a collaborative mind-mapping tool. It can be used to make thinking visible as students brainstorm, storyboard, map out a project, or really anything that requires the organization of an interconnected array of ideas.
Submitted by ELuckhardt on Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:27pm.
Newsela takes articles and current events from its partner news sources and modifies them so that students can read them more easily (options for different lexile levels). There also opportunities to assign to students and add questions.
Submitted by ssicilia on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 2:57pm.
Classcraft is a website that teachers can use to "gamify" their classroom content and behavior expectations. The design of the website is based on concepts from fantasy games and literature with character classes such as mage, healer, and warrior. Students get to choose which type of character they will have and what that character looks like. They are rewarded by their teacher for making progress or demonstrating good behavior with experience points (XP).
I use this presentation to familiarize students with their blended learning school environment. This Prezi walks them through their online orientation course through our LMS, but also serves as a year-round reference for students to seek guidance and have their questions answered. It allows me to edit and modify easily, as needed, without sending continuous updates. It is user friendly and interactive, which allows for an effective blended learning resources/tool.