Project Pals: Collaboration Platform for Project-Based and Student-Centered Learning for 3rd - 12th Grade
Project Pals is an excellent collaboration platform that schools can use for all types of student-centered learning activities, including project-based learning (PBL). Project Pals provides an online space where teachers and students can collaboratively work through projects, so long as they have a device with an internet connection. Teachers can get started with a free plan that includes up to 20 projects and 50 students, which is a great way to begin exploring the resource in your classroom.
Kapwing is a freemium online video, image, and GIF editor that is incredibly simple to use. It’s an excellent tool for both teachers and students who are looking to trim videos, add subtitles, create memes, or any other type of simple video production activity. The free version of Kapwing includes all features, and finished products just contain a minor watermark. Plus, teachers and students don’t even need an account to use Kapwing!
For any teacher or student who has worked in video production before, you know that many times these types of tools have a steep learning curve. Plus, for any teacher who has wanted to quickly trim a video, or add subtitles, you know that this process can sometimes be long and tedious.
Illuminate Data & Assessment (or DnA) is one of four products available from the Illuminate Education team. Illuminate DnA is an education intelligence platform that provides teachers with a standards-aligned, easy-to-use assessment platform that includes robust reporting on a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative measures.
Illuminate DnA supports data collection, analysis, and equity work, but they also have compliance and state reporting available for those who need it as well.
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