Can it be that each academic year disappears more quickly than the previous? Or perhaps, being active in another spaces, I have neglected this skybox where I initially began exploring tools and platforms? Definitely less time these past months, with other projects demanding attention.
These past months have also seen, FlipQuiz, Kahoot and Socrative, as well as Educanon, play a special role in my classrooms - all are great for revisions and friendly tools for teachers to create activities.
For any course ending or about to begin as a Summer course, these are two suggestions:
Making a newspaper with students' work is always a great motivator and with ARTHR it becomes simple with the layouts already offered. Add text and images, select the layout, typography and pages, then you are ready to print out your newspaper.
Free Newspaper Template also offers more suggestions for templates to easily design and create newspapers with students.
Whether because exams are around the corner and students need to have some fun, or whether preparing a summer course, Pulp-O-Mizer generates fun images for students to include in their blogs, or even fliers and posters.
With no sign-in, anyone can create and personalise their own image by choosing colour, title, background and character.
And what will I be exploring this summer? ClassCraft !
With Gamification being promoted in different contexts, exploring ClassCraft is surely worth spending some time on.
ClassRealm - Creative Classroom Management
For anyone interested in Gamification and Language Learning, IATEFL will be hosting an Online Conference on Saturday, 14th June, 2014. Beginning at 2pm GMT, the programme promises to clarify and inspire anyone who is about to dip into Gamification.