There are so many apps available for teachers that it is difficult to summarize. We tried last month in our Appy Hour, but while sharing with teachers, we actually learned about additional apps that we are currently working on some training posts for. Listed below you will find a variety of apps and strategies you can use to help you with your students in Canvas.
Educreations – is a community where anyone can teach what they know and learn what they don’t. Our software turns any iPad or web browser into a recordable, interactive whiteboard, making it easy for teachers and experts to create engaging video lessons and share them on the web.
Screencastify – Screencasting is a Teacher Trick that should be in every teacher’s toolkit, but it is also something that students should know about. Simply put, screencasting is recording your computer screen while recording your voice to make a video that can be shared with others. You can make instructional videos, feedback videos, showcase videos, interactive videos and more.
Flipgrid – is a website that allows teachers to create “grids” of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Each grid is effectively a message board where teachers can pose a question and their students can post 90-second video responses that appear in a tiled “grid” display.
Clicker/Backchannel Apps – are applications that allow teachers and students interact in live time in the classroom using computers and smart devices. There are a wide variety of these apps with even more ways for teachers to use them in the classroom. Here are a few of our favorites Kahoot, Quizziz, Poll Everywhere, Socrative, Go Soapbox, & Todaysmeet
The Canvas Instructuregogy Project is currently being built, and we haven’t had a chance to get everything linked up and ready for prime time, but we will have more up soon. Please check back to learn more about…
Canvas collaborations – Office 365, google drive, google docs
Reversee – reverse image search
Edpuzzle, PlayPosit, Kaltura video quizzes