eCLASS Instructional Specialists headed to the 2016 GaETC conference November 2-4 and discovered more great ideas to share with their schools. Here’s a link to all of the concurrent sessions.
Here’s what one of our specialists loved–we’ll post more each week to come!
Stacy McKibben, Elementary Specialist
The Wonderful World of Web Widgets
Presented by Tony Vincent
Teachers are always on the hunt for new widgets to embed in their class pages! Tony Vincent shared a few ideas that you might be able to use to draw more people (students and parents) to your class page. Check out the Learning in Hand website to view a complete list of the widgets he shared. Here are a few that stood out to me:
1. Polls.cc: Teachers can quickly create a multiple choice question that easily embeds. To see students’ answers, click View Results. Teachers can use this as a quick ticket in the door or students can analyze the results to determine which answer choice had more, less, or the same.
2. Tick Counter: Use this widget to count down to special events or to count up to the 100th day of school!
3. Free Dictionary: This website has an auto-updating game called WordHub. Students are given 7 letters and will make as many words as they can with those letters.
4. Surf Net Kids: Are you looking for widgets that update daily? This is the site for you! Choose from daily facts, jokes, coloring pages, or educational quotes.