4 Apps to Utilize in your Online Classroom
There are so many gadgets out there - laptops, smartphones, tablets, to name a few. Nowadays, there is an app for everything. Apps can be downloaded and become beneficial in your Online Classroom for several reasons! They can improve student communication, promote collaboration and create stronger relationships between students and faculty.
Evernote is a note-taking app designed for organizing, task management, and archiving. You can utilize Evernote in your classroom by creating an e-portfolio, essentially a “notebook” for your classroom. This allows you to upload documents, pictures, and audio for students. You can post handouts for quick and easy access by students. Students can write lecture notes from any device and organize their notes easily for research projects.
Google docs is a free cloud-based online word processor tool that allows you to collaborate in real-time. A few ways that students can use Google docs is by sharing lecture notes and presentations, distributing documents efficiently, and working together on group assignments. You can use Google docs to collect data and feedback from students easily and use them for in-class activities.
Kahoot is a game-based learning platform that is used to review students’ knowledge for assignments or activities. Kahoot can be a fun and engaging way to test students on various topics. You could use Kahoot as a quiz for a project, check students’ understanding of a topic, or even use it as a fun way to get to know each other.
Slack is a messaging app that can be used across multiple devices and platforms. You can use Slack to communicate announcements quickly to students, share important course files and assignments, organize students into groups, provide feedback on student work and gather student feedback through discussions and polls.