Digital resources are becoming more and more the norm in our classrooms. Most of our students have done some form of distance learning in the past couple of years. The supply has certainly met the demand when it comes to using digital resources. From zoom to google classroom, interactive quizzes, and virtual group projects, we can do it all with digital resources.
Digital Learning Resources
In this world of digital resources there are lots of fun and interactive learning programs for our students. Some programs are interactive and work with your students on their spelling words, math fact practice, and typing.
For spelling, check out Spelling City. There are free lists of spelling and vocabulary words, as well as individual and school-wide memberships available.
If you’re looking for math fact practice, look no further than FactMonster Flashcards. Again memberships are available, but you can sign up for a full month to try it out for free!
Typing is a skill that students begin learning very early in school these days. My favorite is TypingClub. It is a free membership for individuals to work through each letter, number, and symbol on a keyboard until they are familiar with every one.
There are so many digital learning resources available out there. You need only type what you’re looking for into a search bar on your browser to see that the possibilities are nearly endless. Go ahead and find what you’re looking for today!
Another great way to keep students engaged with digital resources is to incorporate interactive quizzes into your lessons. Resources like Kahoot, Quizlet, and PearDeck for Google Slides allow your students to show what they have been learning in a fun way.
These resources allow you to create your own quizzes, assessments, or fun activities for students for free! There are memberships for even more perks, but you can get started and see if these resources are for you for free. I love giving my students a fun Kahoot with serious questions testing the knowledge they’ve been learning, with a few silly questions sprinkled in as well.
Group work, discussions, and projects are old school. They have been around since the inception of the classroom. Some of us have fond memories of working together and all doing a fair share of work on a group project. Some of us have nightmares about being the only one in our group doing all the work and staying up until two in the morning to finish. Either way, our students need to experience the fun of group work for themselves.
With today’s digital resources, group work is easier than ever. In your classroom, groups can still separate in little pods all over the classroom to work on their projects. It makes it more difficult, though if your classroom is doing virtual distance learning or if class time is limited. For those times when you need virtual meetings, Zoom has become a huge help. Using cameras and microphones on computers and smartphones, your students can meet virtually so that group work becomes a breeze. (I don’t have any good advice on making sure an equal amount of work is done by each group member, though!)
Embrace Technology and Learn Something New
There are lots of digital resources available to us on any number of subjects to help us with nearly every aspect of teaching and learning. Whatever you are looking for, I’m confident you’ll find a digital resource to help. From online learning resources, interactive quizzes, and new ways to do group work, the world is changing. Digital resources are here to stay, so you may as well embrace it and learn something new to help your students learn, too!
Have you used some of these resources? What are your go-to digital resources for your classroom?