“Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress.” By Li Keqiang

I am always looking for great web tools to enhance instruction in the classroom. These are some of my favorites that I have not blogged about before and all of them are FREE!

  1. Common Lit has high-interest, leveled,  fiction and non-fiction instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 5-12 (grades 3-4 are coming soon) that are also Common Core aligned. Once you have an account, you can assign text to students based on their level and it will also track the students progress. When you assign a resource text to students, they will be asked to read the text and complete the set of text-dependent questions. There are also discussion questions as well for the teacher to use in class, along with a teacher guide with more resources. Check out this introduction video and/or read an article about Common Lit to learn more.
  2. Prodigy Math gives the students a diagnostic test to place students on their level and is adaptive to the students needs allowing the students to succeed at their own pace. The teacher and student can see the skills they have mastered, partially mastered or not mastered on a data dashboard.
  3. With Symbalo0 Lesson Planning (different than Symbaloo but by the same company) you can create a gaming-style playlist or pathway using tiles to build paths for students so they may learn at their own speed. You can add questions into the paths that allows the student to have check-points throughout a standard/unit. (At this time it is free but it is a newer tool so I am not sure how long it will be free.)

Here are a few previous blog posts on web tools I have done:

  1. Creating with New* Web Tools
  2. Tools for an Educators Toolkit
  3. Sites that are Not Well-Known, that You Should Know as an Educator

Comments on: "Keeping up with ‘Newer’ Web Tools" (1)

  1. Kelly Lippard said:

    A student that moved here from Illinois shared this site with me the first week of school. Most of my math students have been hooked since the first day! They love the gaming aspect of prodigy!

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