Lumio is the new name for SMART Notebook. This platform allows teachers to find, upload, or create interactive lessons that can be displayed on an Interactive Touch Screen or on students’ devices. The Lumio Library includes thousands of premade activities that can be edited to fit a teacher’s exact needs. In the free version of Lumio, teachers are limited to 50MB of storage, but get unlimited student access and a variety of instructional tools. You need to log in to Lumio in order to view the Library
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Google Earth has a lot of cool features, but one particularly useful for teachers is “Voyager.” Look for the pirate ship wheel in the menu, then explore premade virtual field trips such as a tour of the Underground Railroad or Geometry found around the world. Another great feature is called “Projects” that allows students to create and share their own virtual field trips in Google Earth.
Google Arts & Culture is an enormous website with thousands of images, videos, virtual field trips, games, and other educational resources. They also have a dedicated section for teachers to explore lesson plans and other activities that can be immediately integrated into their class.
INFOhio’s Open Space is their OER network for educators to find and share open educational resources. One of the most helpful features of Open Space is the Collections page that has several curated collections of OER categorized by organizations like iCivics, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, or by subjects like Math, Science, and Social Studies.
“Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content. They focus on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations, so there’s no limit to what they can learn next!”
Seesaw is a platform designed for all students, but has a focus on K-5 classrooms. Teachers can search the thousands of pre-made activities in the Activity Library, and edit them to fit their exact needs. Though there are pre-made activities for all grade levels, there are considerably more for K-5. When students log into Seesaw, they will see their activities that are due, plus a journal of their past activities. Students are able to respond with drawings, text, images, videos, and audio.
Flip (formerly called Flipgrid) is a platform where teachers provide students with a prompt, then students respond with a video they create – right on the Flip website! Students can create a video with their webcam, record their screen, or even upload a video they created elsewhere. Teachers can search the massive “Discovery” library of 46,000+ topics created by other teachers and several partner organizations.
Hyperdocs are Google Slides or Docs that house full, interactive, student-centered lessons. They are often created and shared by teachers on social media – a quick search on Pinterest, Twitter or Teachers Pay Teachers can yield some great free resources.
Click below to view a Link Tree to several places to find ready-to-go Hyperdocs!