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Resources for All Teachers

We are currently focused on English and social studies content. For our larger community of educators, we have curated a list of outside resources to help create meaningful activities and discussions, regardless of your grade level or content. 

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Online Assessment Tools

Not every assessment has to be a formal test. Here are some resources to help you get a quick idea of where your students are prior to the big test, project, or essay.

Websites that Promote Student Collaboration

  • Cacoo- a collaborative diagramming tool

  • Flipgrid- students can post 90-second video responses to a teacher-led question

  • Padlet- a shared space where students can post notes, multimedia files, hyperlinks and documents

  • Seesaw- a student-driven digital portfolio

 

Websites to Help With Class Polls

Easily Adapted Resources

Feeling overwhelmed and do not know where to start? These resources are already made and just need to be adapted to fit your specific assignment.

 

Note: When you open the link, it will prompt you to make a copy. Follow the directions at the top of the form to tailor the form to meet your needs and share with your students.

Student Reading Textbook
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Resources for Content Creation

Whether you need a tool to create a product to assist your students in learning, looking for a platform for students to learn through creation, or trying to find a new way to assess student learning, the following websites can help get you to where you need to go. 

Graphic Art

Autodraw

Much like Microsoft paint, this website allows you to quickly sketch your image and then suggests additional sketches for clarity.

 

Book Creator

This ebook creator allows for real-time collaboration and is ideal for making books, portfolios, comic books, and more.

 

Easel.ly

This web tool can be used for creating infographics, posters, slides, and countless other projects.

 

Interactive Timeline Tool

Provided by ReadWriteThink, this interactive timeline tool helps students add context to their learning.

 

Piktochart

An intuitive and simple solution for creating infographics, posters, presentations and reports.

 

Pixton

This tool allows students to express their ideas through the creation of comic strips and storyboards.

Video Creation

Nearpod

A teacher favorite, Nearpod allows teachers to create presentations that contain assessment items such as Quizzes, Polls, Videos, Images, and more.

PearDeck

This interactive presentation tool pairs with Google and can be used to actively engage students in individual and social learning.

 

Prezi

One of the first online presentation on the scene, this software uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to help bring your ideas to life.

 

Sway

Part of the MS Office products, this presentation software allows Microsoft users to combine text and media to create a presentable website.

 

VoiceThread

Users can use audio, text, or video to discuss documents, presentations, images, and other forms of media.

Presentations

Adobe Spark

This online and mobile graphic design app allows you to use images, videos and web pages to build a video presentation

 

EdPuzzle

One of our favorites at Mimir Lessons, this online tool allows you to embed questions in videos to check for students' understanding.

 

Screencastify

Want to explain a concept to your students, but are uncomfortable with being on screen? This chrome extension allows you to record an image on your screen and walk your students through it with audio. When you are done recording, you can edit and share the videos you created.

 

Powtoon

Offering a library of styles, characters, backgrounds, you can make an animated video in minutes with Powtoon.

 

WeVideo

This online video editor makes it simple to capture, create, view and share your movies.

Still Haven't Found What You are Looking For? 

Many of the above resources could be used to develop your own material, but if you have not yet found what you are looking for or would like something already made, you might want to check out these additional resources.

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