Teacher Time Savers A little Help Saves a LOT of TIME!

Listed on this page are four teacher "time savers" which can help you when planning lessons and give you a little more of your day back!
Flippity Random Name Picker

RANDOM NAME PICKER - (from Flippity.net) -http://flippity.net/RandomNamePicker.asp - Do you dread having to make small groups or teams for your class? Did you forget to make small groups or teams again? Are you tired of picking sticks to determine which student will be asked to answer a review question? If so, Random Name Picker is for you! This is a super easy tool to use but it will save you time and give the students a kick to see which name is chosen by the wheel. Go to the link below to learn more! Watch this tutorial for more info -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB5YQnsbkpE

DIIGO

DIIGO - https://www.diigo.com/ - This is a great research tool! One of the best benefits of using Diigo is that you can access it from any computer, not just your laptop at home. You can search quickly through the websites and you can use the highlight tool on the website to highlight important info and you can use stickynotes to summarize or write quick bullet points for future references. Additionally, you can share your websites with friends or colleagues (which is helpful for professional development and for collaboration).

Google Forms

GOOGLE FORMS -https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/forms/get-started/ - This tool has a lot of possibilities! I am very excited about what II can create using Google Forms! I plan on using a pre-assignment questionnaire regarding current events with my ecology class to find out how students feel about current events and conservation issues. I also plan to use the tool to create quizzes (on-line always seems more fun than on paper!) I can even ask students for specific information such as phone numbers and email addresses. When the responses are in , I can view the data in charts. This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as what can be done with Google Forms.

A Global Education Network

EDMODO - https://www.edmodo.com/- Edmodo is an easy to use platform for teachers and students. Creating groups and folders, adding content - it's fast and easy for teachers. Connecting to assignments and submitting assignments - it's fast and easy for students. Edmodo puts all of your class resources in one place so students are able to easily access it whether in study hall or at home. Watch this video for information on how to use Edmodo:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV9GQO7RrEE

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