Today’s Meet

Today’s Meet is a quick, efficient, highly effective way to create an online chatroom. Use it to give all students in your class a voice during any type of activity. This is a great way to get quiet students to interact, hold students accountable for participation/ideas, and to create a transcript of references that can be…

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a tool that allows you to create a central resource for all of your classes. This is a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to get started with using internet resources to make their class more technologically modern. When used in conjunction with Google Drive, Docs, Pages, etc., this is a powerful tool…

VideoAnt

VideoAnt is a web tool that allows you to select any YouTube video (and other supported video files) and create a page where students can add personalized annotations to the video. Use VideoAnt to: Have students make observations on visual content Check for understanding on provided content Hold students accountable for consuming internet videos or videos…

iMovie

iMovie is an Apple product that allows students to edit video content in an incredibly user friendly, creative way. For schools that are using Apple products, iMovie can become an essential part of getting students to become visually literate and apply this literacy in creative and innovative ways. Projects can extend beyond the page to become…

Audacity

Audacity is the audio equivalent of iMovie, but will work well even if your school is not using Apple products. It is a powerful, free audio editing tool that gives students a variety of options for how to cut together audio. Use Audacity to: Have students create podcasts Teach students the power of audio editing…

Teacher Training and Lesson Plan for Today’s Meet

Teacher Training To get accustomed to using Today’s Meet before incorporating the following lesson plan, English teachers in their respective PLCs will go through the following process: Watch the Today’s Meet tutorial video to get introduced to the tool Use Today’s Meet to participate in a large group discussion in which questions are asked/answered about…