Hi all! Hope you’ve enjoyed this week in EDC3100.
I’ve noticed some more people sharing a number of resources and tools that they enjoy using for integrating ICTs into the classroom, such as this post from Natalie and this post from Rochelle. So I thought that I would jump back on the band wagon!
But first, check out this awesome video from Kid President! Hope it encourages you all.
Anyway, there are so many great resources out there that can really make a difference in the classroom. Here is a list of a few of my favourites!
1. Have Fun Teaching – An awesome YouTube channel that offers songs and videos ranging from science to english. It’s mainly for younger grades though. I know that my sister, an early childhood teacher has used this channel a lot in her classroom with some great results.
2. Horrible Histories – Probably my favourite thing on the whole planet! It’s fun, it’s gory, it’s interesting and it’s 100% factual. Every episode is filled with vikings and victorians, Romans, Aztecs with songs and just hilarious stuff. It’s amazing and whether you’re a history teacher or not, I guarantee you’ll be cracking yourself laughing.
3. Kahoot – This website was featured in our module this week, and if you’ve never used it, I highly recommend that you do! It’s awesome. It offers applications for quizzes, questioning and classroom response in a cool innovative way.
4. Socrative – This application is very similar to Kahoot and offers many of the same functions. In the end it’ll come down to personal taste as to which one you prefer, but I recommend them both.
5. Random Group Generator – A cool program that makes selecting groups easy.
6. History Sourcebook – This is a truly amazing recource! I use it for my own studys at uni. This site offers a number of online primary source documents from a range of eras, cultures, and perspectives. Check it out!
7. Class Tools – An awesome site with tonnes of links to a number of great resources like QR Treasure hunts etc. A great source of ideas!
Alright! That’s my top 7 for today. Hope these resources will be as useful to you as they have been to me,
Adios e happy studying!