During a meeting on our work day before 2nd semester started, the website Educanon came up in the discussion. I had explored this site before, but many had not. So I thought this was an appropriate time to create an Under 5 installment to inform those of the awesomeness that is Educanon.
If you love using videos in class or want to create a flipped or blended classroom, this site is going to be the best thing to happen to you right now! Educanon is a site (and can be found in the Chrome App Store) that allows the user to insert questions throughout a given video. You can even create your own video, save it to your Google Drive, and do this process! I love it! It is also super easy to incorporate with your Google Classroom with the sync feature they have. Check out more about it in my Under 5 video!
If you are anything like me, you often find yourself trying to create a review game of Jeopardy using PowerPoint in a hurry before the bell rings. What ultimately happens when you do this? Of course the hyperlinks don't work, previously clicked-on boxes aren't colored differently, questions and answers don't match up...and you are in tears on the floor hoping something magical happens.
No worries, magic has happened! It is in the form of a great site called FlipQuiz. This is a great way to quickly create a Jeopardy-like game in a time-saving way. It automatically generates your board, links your questions, changes colors upon clicks (allows you to change them back if someone gets it wrong and you want to put it back in play), allows you to search public boards, and more! The free version of this is great!
However, the PRO version does allow you a few creature comforts you may enjoy! It will create digital flashcards your students can access at home,the ability to upload images to the question tiles (awesome!), create custom points, and the ease of copying and editing other boards.
Check out my Under 5: FlipQuiz video on this!
How can you use Symbaloo to organize those frequently used websites for students? Check out below how you can easily make your very own!
Check out my Website Collections section of this website to see my Symbaloos in action!
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom