Plickers is a fantastic assessment app that I have used many times to poll my students, for exit cards or simple surveys, or even as a MUCH more fun (and quick) way to deliver (and mark) quizzes! Take a look at this brief video and keep scrolling for a more in-depth look at how I use it in my own classes.
We’ve got yet another great Canadian Kickstarter project for you! INKspire is aiming to set up an online community / forum for youth to address the MANY issues we all face in today’s modern society.
TeacherKit is a fantastic all-in-one administrative and organizational app for classroom teachers. With very intuitive and fluid controls any teacher can easily create, maintain and share all of their classroom details using one paperless method!
We are going to start our App Reviews with a very simple app. Math Fight lets you go head to head against another person/student to test, and improve, your math skills.
Here is another game that I was shown by Mr. P. I am going to call it Wall Ball for obvious reasons. Students will be divided into teams just like dodgeball, but instead of trying to hit other students the goal of the game is to hit the wall before the ball bounces or is stopped by another student. This game is A LOT of fun, and gets VERY competitive!
Back in December we posted about Wipebook 3, a Canadian Kickstarter project. I had been following these guys since day one and couldn’t resist jumping in on the Wipebook 3… it was my first Kickstarter Project! After a bit of a delay, but amazing support and communication, I got my Wipebook 3 and have LOVED using it. (We will be posting a review very soon!)
Here is a sneak peak at the Wipebook…
PAC – MAN is a game that a fellow teacher taught me this summer. Kids will love this game, and there are many ways to change it up so that it keeps the kids engaged.
A select group of students will be ghosts and the other students will take the role of Pac Man. The kids won’t care that in the real game there is only one Pac Man… they will be having too much fun 🙂 The ghosts will try to eat/touch the Pac Man while everyone is walking only on the lines of the gym floor.
WELCOME BACK! The first week of school is over, and we’ve settled in… so it is time to get back to work on blog posts. I have a few posts coming this week, with some great DPA games and a few cool tools for any teacher.
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If you’re new to the blog here are some MUST HAVES to tide you over until things get going again this year.
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