I'm always happy to join the fun with Forever in 5th grade's Show and Tell linky!
This summer, I have been researching Google Apps that can be used without Google Classroom.
With the new school year quickly approaching, I am focused on tech that will help me with my students that are learning English or have special needs.
I know I will have many ELL students this fall and certainly some with special needs or 504 plans. I also know I will need to track their accommodations and be prepared to provide this information for observations. This task can be daunting but I think Google Forms will make it easier!
All I have to do is make a Form for me to fill in with all the pertinent information:
Then later I could add dates or assignments to the form for even more detailed records. Plus, anytime I need to add a student or change information due to a meeting, it's easily done!
To add, just complete your Form again.
To edit, just click on "responses" and let the Form create a spreadsheet of the information. Go into the spreadsheet and click on whatever you need to edit.
Easy Peasy and printable!
The last app that I have been playing with is Voice Recognition. This allows you to speak what you want written and it will do the writing for you! This one takes some time to work with as it has to "learn" your voice, but I think it's worth it! Imagine having students who can't seem to get the words out on paper, but could speak them and end up with a text they could edit!
Click here to get this app!
I hope my little adventures help you find ways to differentiate for your students this year. I enjoy finding ways to break down thorny concepts into fun and practical activities. You'll find lots of these activities in my periodic newsletter. You'll also get ideas and freebies like the one below:
Sign in to Google and then click here to get a FREE copy of my Form that I made to track my classes needs. :)
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