Literacy

Pear Deck is a simple interactive presentation tool that allows teachers to poll students, give quizzes and check for understand in a simple to use platform.  Pear Deck allows teachers to share presentations on students devices.

Plickers is a rapid-response polling tool that quickly lets you assess for understanding. You do not need devices for every student and can quickly gather information about students from your phone using coded cards.

This is a Google Forms grading add-on tool. It utilizes a teacher-created key to grade, generate reports and distribute grades to students via email.

Formative is great for elementary students as well as older students. Formative allows teachers to ask a question of students and see their individual responses in real time.   

Socrative allows teachers to poll students, give quizzes and check for understanding in a simple to use platform. Students go to a web address where they log in their answers. Socrative has a built in exit ticket to quickly gauge student understanding.

Quizizz is game-ified formative assessment tool that allows students to proceed through questions at their own pace. There are options to include a leader-board, music, customizable memes that pop up to give feedback.

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool. Teachers create their own multimedia presentations or find one shared in the Nearpod library. Teachers can control the timing and interact with students as they move through the presentations, viewing responses as they are submitted.

An online community for teens and young adult writers to share their writing, reading the work of others, and collaborate in groups to gain new ideas.

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​Canva is a web-based program that you can create posters, presentations, blog graphics and more. It is very user-friendly, as it puts you through an instruction presentation from the start and you can used pre-designed formats/templates to make creation simple and quick!

Pixlr Editor is a web-based photo editing application. It’s kind of like a lite version of Adobe Photoshop that is free and web-based.

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