Technology Tools for Paperless Homework

Technology tools for paperless homework

How has your thinking changed after reading the article?

Students use more technology now that ever. They understand, and most would rather type than write out problems or answer question about content. The tools talked about in this article promote ease of access, tracking of students and immediate feedback. However, there are still times when paper and pencil are required. It has been proven that the retention rate of new content is better when students write out notes. The retention is even better when students put new information in their own words.

How can the ideas in this article relate to your classroom?

Technology mentioned in the article:

  • Quizlet
    • Great for review terms and definitions, easy to use
    • Can connect to Google Classroom and track as an assignment
    • Quizlet Live is a great way to set up teams and encourage collaboration within a team setting to get the correct answer
  • JogNog
    • Have note used, but will be researching
  • Kahoot!
    • Multiple choice answers
    • Answers can have text along with images
    • Students can get a little excited during play
    • Questions on projector, Student only see answers on device
  • Quizziz
    • Can connect to Google Classroom and track as an assignment
    • Multiple choice answers
    • Students are more under control with this game as they are playing against time
    • as well as each other.
    • Question and answer show up on a user device.
  • EDpuzzle
    • Great way to present questions on a YouTube video
    • Can connect to Google Classroom and track as an assignment
    • You can ask open-ended question
  • Edcite
    • Can connect to Google Classroom and track as an assignment
    • Can do text-dependent analysis
    • Google Classroom
  • Google Classroom

I have used all of them except JogNog and Edcite.

How can the ideas in this article relate to our community?

I think it would be fun to use Kahoot!, EDpuzzle or Edcite in our class. I would like the community to use EDpuzzle for our next YouTube video! For our next article, we should use Edcite for feedback.

Robinson, C. (2017, December). Technology tools for paperless homework. Science Scope, 41(4), 18-21.