Have you ever had a group where you knew someone had something to say but was reluctant to talk. Are you having trouble getting that shy student to become engaged? Well these web 2.0 tools may be of use to those students and allow their voices be heard. Click on the links or photos below to learn more..
Create a room invite your students and begin to discuss. You can use this to get feelings about a controversial subject, or express your ideas about a problem.
I really like this one. This is another student response system (there doesn’t seem like a fee) that has a game component built-in as one of the choices. Present a topic such as bullying or cybersafety, make an interesting quiz, then use the answers in the game portion 🙂
One more GOOD one :0 This is the collaborize classroom. When you look through the teacher resources you find great writing prompts with many ways to differentiate learning. You can add a short video clip, pdf documents, photos, word document ect.. This isn’t a grand stand production where the learning curve is timely. It is easy to set up and manage. For clinicians, you can use this tool for therapeutic conversation starters and evaluating students feelings about topics. A book club discussion group can easily be done on this site and best of all it is free (for now LOL ).
I am still a newbie at this blog thing, so I welcome any recommendations, advice or just plain old motivation. 🙂