• Student Centered With Technology

    Hi Teachers,

    In a few days, I will be assessed by a representative from the Ministry of Education for the "Excellent Teacher's Programme." During this assessment, I will need to teach my students in front of the representative and give a presentation about my best teaching practices.

    I currently use tools like Quizizz, Wordwall, ChatGPT, and Google Classroom to make my classroom more student-centered. Can you suggest any additional online tools that could further enhance my teaching and engage my students?

    Thank you for your help.

  • Hello Sahar
    Student-centered learning enhanced by technology offers significant advantages such as personalized learning experiences tailored to individual needs, fostering greater engagement and understanding. It promotes collaboration among students through digital tools, expanding communication skills and exposing learners to diverse perspectives globally. Access to a vast array of online resources enriches educational content beyond traditional materials, while immediate feedback and assessment tools enable students to track progress and make improvements in real-time. However, challenges include disparities in access to technology, potential distractions, and the need to critically evaluate online information. Balancing digital tools with traditional methods is essential to ensure comprehensive skill development and effective learning outcomes.
    Best Rega

    "Empowering students through engaging education, fostering environmental consciousness, and advancing scientific literacy. Committed to shaping future leaders in Life and Earth Sciences."

  • @Sahar730dd459d2 Hey Sahar! Good luck with your assessment! I presented some tools in my work, and I'd like to share them with you here. Hopefully, they'll be helpful for your assessment.

    Best regards,
    Mr Denis
    ICT & IT & Computer science teacher

  • @Sahar730dd459d2 For lesson planning, creating assignments for tests, homework, and reports, I use a combination of tools like OpenAI, Google AI Studio, and Notion.

    OpenAI: This is a powerful AI platform that can help you generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way.

    Google AI Studio: This platform provides a collaborative environment for building and deploying machine learning models. It offers tools for data exploration, model training, and deployment.

    Notion: This is a versatile workspace that allows you to organize your notes, tasks, and projects in a structured and accessible way. It's excellent for creating outlines, lesson plans, and managing information.

    Best regards,
    Mr Denis
    ICT & IT & Computer science teacher

  • @Sahar730dd459d2 For effective teamwork, I rely on a few essential tools that help my teams stay organized, connected, and productive. Here are a few of my favorites:

    Miro Board: This is a collaborative online whiteboard where teams can brainstorm, create diagrams, map out projects, and work together on visual tasks. It's great for visual thinkers and collaborative planning.

    Trello: This is a project management tool that helps teams organize tasks, track progress, and collaborate on projects in a visual way. It's very popular for its simple interface and flexibility.

    Slack: This is a communication platform that allows teams to chat, share files, and collaborate in real-time. It's a great way to stay connected, share updates, and work together on projects.

    Best regards,
    Mr Denis
    ICT & IT & Computer science teacher

  • @Sahar730dd459d2 For a smooth and engaging online learning experience, I rely on these platforms:

    Discord: This is a communication platform that's especially popular with gamers, but it's also fantastic for online classes. It offers voice and video chat, screen sharing, and text channels for discussions and announcements.

    Zoom: This is a widely-used video conferencing tool that allows for online meetings, lectures, and group discussions. It offers features like screen sharing, breakout rooms, and recording capabilities.

    Skype: This is a classic video communication platform that's been around for a long time. It's simple to use, reliable, and offers video calling, screen sharing, and instant messaging.

    Best regards,
    Mr Denis
    ICT & IT & Computer science teacher

  • @Sahar730dd459d2 For gathering feedback, assessing learning, and making the learning process more engaging, I use these tools:

    Kahoot! This is a game-based learning platform that allows you to create interactive quizzes and surveys. It's a great way to review material, assess understanding, and make learning fun.

    Padlet: This is a digital wall where students can share ideas, create collaborative projects, and provide feedback. It's a versatile tool that can be used for individual work, group projects, and brainstorming sessions. It can also be used as a team work tool.

    Poll Everywhere: This is a platform for creating live polls and quizzes that can be used in classrooms or online. It's a great way to gauge understanding, collect feedback, and spark discussion.

    Blooket: This platform offers game-based learning activities that can be used for review, assessment, and practice. It's a fun and engaging way to keep students motivated and reinforce learning.

    Gimkit: This platform provides interactive game-based learning experiences that can be used for review, assessment, and reinforcement. It's a great way to make learning fun and engaging.

    Best regards,
    Mr Denis
    ICT & IT & Computer science teacher

  • Hello Denis
    For me, my students especially prefer ChatGPT because in Tunisia our teaching language is French, moreover the majority of open sources are written in English; that's why ChatGPT is an open source tool that can solve the problem of translation and search at the same time...
    Best Regards from Tunisia
    Chokri👏 👏 👏

    "Empowering students through engaging education, fostering environmental consciousness, and advancing scientific literacy. Committed to shaping future leaders in Life and Earth Sciences."

  • @Sahar730dd459d2
    Hello Sahar,
    I will advise you to use the Nearpod apps. It is an interactive tool where students are effectively integrated. As you mentioned your school provides tablets to students, pupils can download this app. Several topics can taught through it, for instance scientific concepts. The apps has various features such as AR, VR and field trips. You can easily evaluate and assess your students via this apps. You can design a matching exercise for formative assessment.

  • @Sahar730dd459d2
    Canva for Education: Canva offers templates and tools for creating visually appealing presentations, infographics, posters, and other educational materials

  • @Samar-Mohamed

    Hi @Samar-Mohamed
    Hope everything is going well.

    Canva for Education is an incredible resource for students and us as educators alike. Its extensive range of templates and intuitive design tools make it easy to create engaging and professional looking presentations, infographics, posters, and more. It is very visual for my students with Autism, they are visual thinkers. Whether we are enhancing our classroom materials or working on a school project, Canva is a fantastic platform to bring your creative ideas to life.

    Mr. Bryan

  • @BRYANb8875625e5 Dear Bryan, I hope you are safe and well. Thank you for the feedback on Canva for Education. I'm glad to hear that you and your students have found it to be a valuable resource.

  • @Samar-Mohamed
    Hello Samar,
    Thank you for your advice about the importance of Canva in the classroom. It can effectively be used to engage learners having learning difficulties.