Resource: Purpose Games

Purpose Games is another game-creator. It basically has similar elements to Wizer, but is a little quicker and simpler. Account creation is free, and the site has a user agreement that stipulates NO offensive material may be posted, so you can assume it’s relatively safe.

No Google connection, but school email was “pre-screened” and signing up was easy.

There are several game options: matching, typing the answer, labeling an image, etc. There is a timer and students can log in to join the game rankings (because what kids don’t like competition??).

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Resource: Conjuguemos

This resource is specifically for language teachers! There are some free resources available, but the best features are paid for.

The price is $45 per school + $5 per teacher. I emailed the host and he cut me a deal for $30 since I am paying out of pocket.

Students can either make their own accounts if you want to keep track of their progress, or you can create a dummy student account that all students use to log in (I do this and do not track progress and only use the site as practice).

You can create either grammar or vocabulary activities. The grammar ones have one format, but the vocabulary lists have a timed quiz option, games, and more.

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Resource: Quizizz

This is best for individual review time. It is NOT like Kahoot in that students work at their own pace. You can project the leaderboard on the screen- but I didn’t like how it showed a red bar that grew as students got more answers wrong!

Students do have to join the quiz using a code (or it can be embedded into Classroom- which only sometimes worked for us), but once they have the code, they are good to do the quiz whenever.

I did like the ease of the creating the questions and answers (faster than Kahoot), and the options to add memes. 🙂

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Resource: Wizer

This is my new favorite thing. Wizer allows you to create interactive worksheets that self-grade. You can add as many different modules as you like to your worksheet, and it can be assigned through Google Classroom.

The modules include things like matching, fill in the blank, tables/charts, labeling, video embeds, audio uploads, and more.

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Resource: BlendSpace

BlendSpace is a great, FREE, resource that makes computer time easy in the classroom, or in the lab.

You can create a free account, and start creating instantly. BlendSpace allows for the dragging and dropping of links into the boxed templates, as well as the embedding of YouTube videos and more.

I used this to set up a series of tasks for my students to learn about Día de los muertos. The only problem I ran into was YouTube links not working because of the blockers we have set up in our district. Otherwise, it was wonderful. Everything was self-explanatory and students knew exactly what to do next.

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App: Groovy Grader

Forget the old-school, cardboard, slidey thing all your 60 year old teachers used when you were a kid.  Download the Groovy Grader App for free, and you can change the number of questions, and it will give you allllll the grades.

One less thing you have to remember to bring home with you.

Or to professional development.

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