Tried any of these? Heard of others? Tell us!
About a month ago I posted a short blog showcasing 3 free tech tools for teachers. I loved the response—it seems a lot of you like trying new resources, especially free ones! So, let’s keep the conversation going… Below are a few tools you might try as the year and testing (ugh) wind down, and a few ideas to get you started.
Try Pen.io to create a website to communicate with parents in seconds.
- Have students create end-of-year online portfolios*
- Have students use their page to document an independent project or research (a great “when you’re done” activity)
- Have students try Pen Zen, Pen.io’s “distraction-free writing environment,” and instantly publish writing or share it with you (much simpler than Google Docs)
*Make sure to have students use their first names only.
2. Easily Send Reminders to Parents and Students: Remind 101
- Send homework reminders
- Send a reminder the night before a field trip or other special event with key details
3. Collaborate Around and Track IEP Goals – Easily! Try Goalbook.
IEP meeting coming up? Imagine if all of your info on each student was in one easy to access place…
- Add updates to goals after assessments and share them with the student, their parents, and other teachers who support that student
- Have students track and self-evaluate their own progress
Have you tried any of these in your classroom? Tell us how it went.