You know the power of Edmodo for streamlining student assignments and simplifying teaching with technology. Power up your lesson plans even further and ignite your students’ imaginations with these creativity-based apps from the Edmodo Store:
5. eduCanon Interactive Video
Great for video lessons, gauging comprehension
Embed questions into online videos and transform content into an interactive learning experience. By engaging students as a video progresses, eduCannon keeps them focused and provides analytics that tracks who viewed the video, where misconceptions arose, and what material needs to be retaught.
What Teachers Say: “Great app! No more heads down on the desks while the video is on. FUN and ENGAGING! I built my first lesson in 15 minutes.”
Lesson Idea: Create or borrow a lesson on online safety and/or digital citizenship, based on your learning level. Add important questions throughout the video that prepare students for being responsible and safe online.
4. Unio Flip
Great for flipped classrooms, audio instruction
Price: Free; $9.99 for premium version
Record your lesson as you would present it in class—whiteboarding interspersed with embedded files, images, videos, or annotations accompanying your content as you speak. Unio Flip enables you create multi-page flipped classes and publish them in your Edmodo Groups.
What Teachers Say: “I create my lesson from the comfort of my own browser—complete with my audio voiceover—and my students complete it before our class period. The tutorial when you first launch it makes it super easy to get started!”
Lesson Idea: Create a presentation of all the exciting things students will learn in your classroom, featuring the more fun projects at the end to keep them excited. As an in-class discussion topic, ask students to contribute ideas for lessons or topics of interest.
Great for creativity, persuasive writing, presentations
A presentation tool that brings a fresh new communication style into the classroom, PowToon provides a simple drag-and-drop platform that allows you to create content that captures students’ interest and imagination. A cool new way to give students a language and medium to express themselves.
What Teachers Say: “PowToon is a wonderful tool for teachers and students alike. I’ve used it for my own presentations and tutorial videos, and all my students absolutely love it.”
Lesson Idea: Have each student create an animated presentation about their family. Include a description of each family member and their favorite thing about them.
Great for enhanced lesson plans, flipping classrooms
Create and deliver lessons with simple drag-and-drop Internet resources, built-in assessments, and lesson tacking. Then, share and update lessons throughout the school year! Blendspace is perfect for flipping your classroom, project-based learning, and differentiating your instruction.
What Teachers Say: “Create and organize a lesson for whole group instruction, or create a learning path for individual students, flip learning, or even PBL. With very intuitive drag and drop resources, I set up my first lesson in about 10 minutes!”
Lesson Idea: As a back-to-school introduction, create a presentation of qualities you expect from your students. Divide it into sections such as “learning skills” and “people skills.” Include classroom rules, so everyone begins the year on the same page.
Great for studying, collaborative review
Price: $5/unlimited license
Create your own flashcards or search flashcards created by other users, then watch your students teach each other by sharing flashcards and helping their peers through tough subjects. Memorization and practice has never been this fun and effective.
What Teachers Say: “Flashcards is a simple and intuitive app for your student review. Assign a deck to an individual class or student, or tap into the social network and use decks shared by teachers in every subject area.”
Lesson Plan Idea: Have students create flashcards and test each other on contractions, states and capitals, and more.
Do you have lesson plan ideas for any of the apps featured? Share in the comments section below and stay tuned for our next round up, where we’ll present five of our most popular subject-related apps!
The apps listed above are also available as part of a Creativity App Pack bundle, featuring the most popular, subject-agnostic apps. Visit our Help Center to view the full list and find out how your district admin can purchase the bundle for your use.