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For schools using Office 365, Microsoft Teams brings together lesson content, collaboration and apps in one easy place for students to access. Here are five great apps you can use with your class inside Microsoft Teams.
Want to have Video Questions and Answers directly in your classes Microsoft Team Channel? Flipgrid allows teachers to ask questions and have students leave video responses using a range of devices. Students can also respond to other students, creating full class discussions. You can add Flipgrids, so that students can add and record directly from inside Teams. You can also add an optional connector, so that everyone is alerted to new videos added. Find out more…
Quizlet is a popular revision tool for students, with millions of study sets already created by teachers and students to cover thousands of popular topics. With the Microsoft Teams integration you can share any study set, so students have sets chosen (or created) by you right inside your class channel. All of the Quizlet Activities, such as Flashcards, Learn, Write, Spell and the Match and Gravity Games will run from inside Teams. Find out more…
Wakelet allows teachers and students to save, organise and share content from across the web. You can organise content into collections and you can bookmark anything, from individual tweets, articles, videos or resources and share them with your class as a new tab inside Teams. It’s easy to add more content to your collection at any time, using the Wakelet Chrome Extension, Android or iOS App – so you can keep your class up to date with the latest content. Find out more…
Nearpod allows teachers to create and share interactive lessons with their students. Nearpod content can include Quizzes, Polls or VR Field Trips, delivered in real time to all students in the class. All Nearpod Lessons can be shared as a tab in Microsoft Teams, making it easy for students to access the lesson content quickly and easily. Find out more
PearDeck – Coming Soon
PearDeck allows teachers to create interactive presentations, adding multiple choice questions, draggable activities, drawing and weblinks to your existing presentations to create active learning and formative assessment opportunities. Teachers can see the outcomes in real time and share with the class, to promote class discussions. Find out more..
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Andrew Caffrey – Regional Director – EdTechTeam UK – A former Assistant Headteacher, Geography Teacher and SLE at a Google for Education Reference School, Andrew received an Inspirational Educator Award from the Worshipful Company of Educators in 2016.
Melissa Noel says
Hello! Thank you for the resources. I am beginning the school year as a FT Virtual Reading Interventionist. Our school district is utilizing Teams as our primary teaching platform. I am searching for apps or programs that allow real-time teacher and student interaction using manipulatives. For example, the students would be able to see me break apart a word and then the student can break apart the same word. I would be able to see them breaking about the word all at the same time and they could see each other. I hope this makes sense. I’m just really searching for real-time interactive activities with manipulatives.