Imagine, create, and share lessons that inspire students’ natural curiosity. Using Crio’s drag-and-drop editor, transform your lessons into interactive, online resources – for free!
This would make a good alternative option to use within Schoology. Look at this preview of “What are real numbers?” and “Que te gusta comer?” for a glimpse of what Crio looks like.
What are real numbers?, QL #C3294
¿Qué te gusta comer?, QL #C3296
10 reasons why implementing digital portfolios like Seesaw and Dojo Portfolios is a fabulous technology initiative to showcase student’s accomplishments and growth over the course of a year.
- Showcases all students as learners.
- Improves teacher/family communication.
- Facilitates better feedback from teacher, family, and/or peers.
- Highlights the process of learning and being organized.
- Demonstrates progress and growth over time.
- Guides students to become self-directed and accountable.
- Maximizes formative assessment options.
- Recognizes the many ways of being creative and smart.
- Advocate for every student.
- Work smarter, not harder as a teacher.
Provided by Curriculum Pathways and just in time for the Hour of Code event held the first week in December, SAS CodeSnaps takes advantage of tangible, printed coding blocks allowing students to prepare programs together on a work surface without a device. When blocks are scanned with the CodeSnaps app, the program is then executed on the connected robot. The video demonstrates how to scan coding blocks with the SAS CodeSnaps app.
Here is an example of how code can be used in the K-3 classroom. Check out this easy lesson plan.
Show with Code: Features on a Map
Lesson Plan 15-45 minutes
CodeSnaps block printout cards
Designed to boost interest and proficiency in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6–12 to create solutions using STEAM skills that can be applied to help improve their community. All you have to do now is start thinking about a local or relevant issue that impacts your school. Once the next school year begins, Samsung will remind you to brainstorm a solution with your students for a chance to win a share of $2 million in Samsung technology for your school. Sign up now to receive Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest emails and updates to be the first to know when the contest officially starts.
Sesame Snap is a free app to capture student assessment and record student performance much like the SeeSaw app for digital journaling but with the option for rubrics.
Easily save photos or videos of student work on the go – even without an Internet connection! Furthermore, record assessments using comments, rubrics, checklists and rating scales with just a few taps. Everything is automatically organized into each student’s portfolio.
You can even grant student access with unique scan codes so they can capture their own work and reflections – without ever having to memorize usernames or passwords.
∙ Create “snaps” with photos, videos, audios, Google Docs, links or PDFs as evidence of learning.
∙ For younger learners, sign in on shared devices with QR codes instead of passwords. Or you can sign in using Google Apps for Education email/password.
∙ Import directly from 100’s of your favourite apps to show off learning in one place.
Instant authentic feedback
∙ Assess with comments, rubric, checklist or score tools that become instantly visible to students.
∙ Build trust and respect with families by inviting them to view updates in each student’s portfolio.
∙ Teachers always have control of who can see what.
Easy tracking and collaboration
∙ Tag local curriculum standards to student artifacts and assessments.
∙ Gradebook export and student portfolio makes report card writing a snap.
∙ Showcase students by their skills rather than test scores.