Independent Learning Tools

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Achieve3000

  • Go to: houstonisd.org/hub  > "Digital Resources" > "English" > "Acheive 3000"

  • I'm an... online differentiated reading comprehension program. I can distribute a reading comprehension assignment to all students in a class, but I tailor it individually based on Lexile information.

  • I'm great for... improving reading comprehension. 

  • Categories: Online Learning Program, Reading & Writing

Blendspace

  • Go to: blendspace.com

  • I'm a... blueprint for learning. Teachers can add text, video, images, and quizzes, and students can travel through the material sequentially. 

  • I'm great for... lesson delivery independent learning, and exploratory learning.

  • Categories: Independent Learning, Lesson Delivery, Show & Assess, Flipped Classroom

EdPuzzle

  • Go to: edpuzzle.com

  • I'm a... tool that embeds check for understanding questions into videos. I track student answers and record whether a student watched the video. You can upload your own video or use videos from any source.

  • I'm great for... lesson delivery, independent learning, flipping the classroom, and lessons for substitutes.

  • Categories: Independent Learning, Lesson Delivery, Show & Assess, Flipped Classroom, Video, Presentation, Instant Feedback

Edmodo

  • Go to: edmodo.com     

  • I'm a... "facebook-like," student-friendly learning management system through which teachers can set up digital classrooms. 

  • I'm great for... setting up a digital classroom with assignments, assessments, discussion boards, and more.

  • Categories: Learning Management System

Nearpod

  • Go to: nearpod.com    

  • I'm a... presentation tool that allows teachers to add interactive features (like questions/quizzes, polls, videos, and drawings) into their presentations. Nearpod is comparable to an interactive PowerPoint with awesome data tracking. 

  • I'm great for... checking for understanding, participation, lesson delivery, show & assess, flipping the class.

  • Categories: Lesson Delivery, Show & Assess, Flipped Classroom, Quick Assessment, Instant Feedback

NewsELA

  • Go to: newsela.com

  • I'm a... reading comprehension program that allows teachers to assign leveled daily news articles with corresponding quizzes. (Each article comes with at least 5 lexile options.) Teachers can push out assignments to students based on their individual lexile levels and track growth.  

  • I'm great for... improving reading comprehension. 

  • Categories: Articles, Reading & Writing, Online Learning Program, Instant Feedback

NoRedInk

  • Go to: noredink.com

  • I'm an... online grammar program that caters to student readiness needs and interest. Grammar concepts are broken down by rules and teachers can assign activities by selecting which concepts students need to practice. I create beautiful, detailed tracking information so teachers can see where students are struggling. 

  • I'm great for... improving grammar and writing skills. 

  • Categories: Reading & Writing, Online Learning Program, Instant Feedback

Schoology

  • Go to: schoology.com  

  • I'm a... top-notch Learning Management System that allows teachers to create digital classrooms (assessments, assignments, discussion boards resources, links). I have the most user-friendly interface that makes teachers and students fall in love with me.

  • I'm great for... managing a class, teacher grading, communication with students, all types of assessments.

  • Categories: Learning Management System

The HUB

HISD's District-wide Learning Management Platform

  • Go to: houstonisd.org/hub 

  • I'm... HISD's learning management systems designed to be each teacher's digital home base.

  • I'm great for... creating a digital classroom (posting assignments, assessments, discussion boards, important links, handouts)

  • Categories: Learning Management System

ThingLink

  • Go to: thinglink.com

  • I'm a... tool that creates interactive images. I can create 'touch points' on an image that link the viewer to another image, text, video, or more. 

  • I'm great for... making digital posters, concept overview, compiling information on 1 topic, and exploratory learning.

  • Categories: Presentation, Independent Learning

Zaption

  • Go to: zaption.com

  • I'm a... video tools that allows users to create interactive experieces by embedding questions (quizzes) into avideo. Users can record their own videom, pull content from YouTube and Vimeo, add images and text, and track student responses. 

  • I'm great for... substitute lessons, differentiating learning, checking for understanding, and tutorials. 

  • Categories: Video, Flipped Classroom, Presentation, Show & Assess, Supplemental Work, Indepdendent Learning, Instant Feedback, Lesson Delivery, Differentiated Learning 

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