Is one of your professional goals to integrate more technology into your instruction this school year? Today I’m sharing some EASY ways to help you motivate and engage your students with technology.
Incorporate a writing/digital storytelling center into your literacy routine. Storykit is my favorite free iPad app for digital storytelling. Students can create storybooks with text, audio, and photos/illustrations. They can either upload photos from their camera roll or draw their own illustrations using the app’s drawing feature. Check out THIS post for more digital storytelling apps.
Download a few engaging sight word apps onto your classroom iPad(s). Check out THIS post where I shared several of my favorite free sight word apps.
QR codes are one of the easiest and most engaging ways to add a little technology into your routine. You will need to download a QR scanning app onto your classroom iPad(s), such as THIS free one. If you’re new to QR codes, I would recommend trying out some freebies first to get your feet wet. Click HERE or on the image below to try out this free base-10 QR code scavenger hunt. You may also want to check out the “QR Codes” tab on my blog for more ideas and freebies for using QR codes in the classroom.
Lastly, Google Classroom can save you tons of time because it allows you to easily share and collect assignments without all the printing or massive amounts of paper. Has your school/district gone digital yet? If so, be sure to check out my Google Classroom resources HERE. I have TONS of paperless math centers, task cards, escape rooms and assessments. Click the image below to try out some math centers for free.:)