Wizer.me. I decided to investigate and see if it worked for me and my students. I would have to say, it is easy to use and meets my expectations.
I found the format of the site very similar to Smore, which is a newsletter creation site. This site was set up very similar to Smore, just as easy to use. I noticed there is an autograde option as well. I love that. If you are doing a multiple choice, matching or true false test, you can select this option and it will auto grade for you as soon as the kids are done with the assignment. What a time saver! That alone makes it worth it for me.
The program does offer several tutorials to explain how to use it. I found it very simple. You can embed the worksheet into your LMS and the kids can do everything right there, directly in the LMS and not on an external site. I love that capability. When the kids go there the first time, they do have to link their account to their gmail, or make a personal account. We are a google school so they linked via Google+ and it took them right to the worksheet.
I think this is a very easy site to use and once a worksheet is made, it can save a lot of time later.
Friday, October 21, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Aviary allows the user to upload an image and pull it into a graphic window to do all sorts of different things, such as filters, fades, specific focal points, and even memes. It's very easy to use.
Being a foreign language teacher, I envision using Aviary as a tool in my classroom. I can see students writing memes in the target language and submitting them as an assignment or an exit slip. It's a different way to present something learned to the teacher or even to classmates.
I think it could help with prompting as well. Wouldn't it be interesting to have a photo edited in Aviary available in black and white and ask the kids to write a description about the colors and what the image would look like in color? Aviary allows for that to happen with the numerous filters.
I found this site to be very simple to use and I was able to get around it without a lot of need for help. I understood what I was doing.
It's worth a shot, and since it's free, it's even a little better.